News & Notes

Sunday News & Notes: September 17, 2017

JOIN US FOR COFFEE AND CONVERSATION! We enjoy connecting as a church family and meeting new people—please join us for coffee and a donut in the Fellowship Hall between services each Sunday!

THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by ~ Jaquie Tomke – ”In memory of my beloved parents and Al—so loved, so missed.”

INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS:  Mary and Dale Adams, Jeanie Schuerman, Jean McQuady, Mike Kelly and Family, Melba Newman and Family, Ann Lane Rhodes (Jeannie Lane’s daughter), The Olascoaga Family, Midge Herrick, Mark Gibson, Sharon Craig, Lynn Klingberg, Jim and Patricia Berry, Dave Kilmer, Jim Morris, Carol Morgan, Kathy Parker.  If you, or someone you know, would like to be added to this prayer list, contact the church office.

WELCOME BACK TO SUNDAY SCHOOL! At St. Andrew, we follow a program based on Luke 2:52: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Did you know? St. Andrew is an orange church. This means we combine the love of our immediate family (in red), with the love of our church family (in yellow). We are excited to learn and grow alongside your children and help to strengthen the family of Christ! St. Andrew is calling for faithful volunteers to help lead and inspire the next generation for Christ in a number of creative ways. NO experience necessary; just the desire to share your spiritual gifts and the ability to make a short or long-term commitment in the season ahead. Can you help support our Sunday School kids this year?  Please mark your availability and interest on the communication card, or contact Jess Schiller with any questions: 707-664-1170 / [email protected]

 

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR CLOSETS READY FOR YOUR NEW FALL CLOTHES. 

TODAY, Sunday, September 17 we are collecting clothing for F.I.S.H. (Friends In Sonoma Helping).  Please leave your clothing donations in the side entry to the fellowship hall.  The good, gently used, clean clothing will be transported to F.I.S.H. and distributed to families in our own Sonoma Valley who are in need.  Thank you for supporting this vital local ministry. 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE!—Sonoma YoungLife fundraiser—Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Oakmont West Golf Course HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2018!

 

MAKE YOUR DONATION FOR PEDAL FOR PROTEIN!

The Presbytery is once again organizing a bicycle ride, this time coming through Sonoma Valley, to raise funds that will help food pantries along the Northern Coast of California to provide protein-rich food such as Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Chicken and Milk to Families, Seniors and Children. All funds raised will be donated through local Food Banks. St. Andrew’s fundraising goal is $5,000. Envelopes are available in the bulletin today or you can send your contribution directly to the church.

 

KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—TOMORROW, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 10:00 AM—12:00 NOON

We are gathering at the home of Melba Newman—630 Cherry Avenue.

The group meets the 3rd Monday of every month. 

Bring your projects and join us for fun and conversation—it’s as easy as that!

If you would like to know more, you can call Melba at 373-7927.

 

THE BROWN BAGGERS—WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH—10:00 AM—1:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly the Grange), 18627 Highway 112, Sonoma, to make lunches for those in need.  We meet on the third Wednesday of every month.  If you would like to participate in this fun and rewarding venture with women and men, please come join us!

 

MEDSHARE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Since 2009, many at St. Andrew have volunteered at MedShare, the non-profit agency that collects and distributes unused medical supplies and equipment for distribution in developing countries, local clinics and emergency situations around the world.

Beginning September 23, 2017, on the fourth Saturday of most months (except where holidays or MedShare conflicts occur) from 1:00-4:00PM, we will be sorting and packing medical supplies for distribution in the San Leandro MedShare facility. Each Sunday sign up sheets will be available in the Fellowship Hall between services.

Future MedShare dates are: 9/23/17, 10/28/17, 11/18/17, 1/27/18, 2/24/18, 3/17/18, 4/28/18 and 5/19/18. No medical experience is necessary. Come and join the fun… also a great way to enjoy meeting others at St. Andrew!

For questions or additional information contact John or Nancy Schiller at [email protected]

 

WHAT IS HOME HAPPENINGS?

A place to enjoy Christian fellowship with other families at St. Andrew in an informal setting.

A place to know and become known by others

Fun!  And includes the whole family and a meal!

Four “family units” (singles, families, couples—intergenerational) will be assigned to each group.

Beginning October 1st,  groups will meet at member homes from 5-7 pm on Sunday evenings (or another agreed upon day/time) for six weeks.  Each family will have an opportunity to host Home Happenings in their home.

The groups have a Happenings guide, with discussion starters, short bible study, and a potluck menu.  It’s super simple, super fun, and a great way to make new friends.  Sign up on the Communication Card.

 

PRAYER CARDS! We will be taking pictures of our Youth (infants through Senior High) for Prayer Cards. More information will be coming soon from Dawne Carver.

 

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM LYNN KLINGBERG…

Dear St. Andrew Family and Friends,

I thank you one and all for your prayers, your support, wonderful cards and beautiful flowers. I hope to see you soon at church. Prayers DO work! I now realize that God isn’t through with me yet. Your prayers and God’s wishes kept me here. I’m not sure what he wants me for. Guess he’ll tell me in his own time. Blessings, Lynn Klingberg

 

PLEASE RESERVE THE CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING AREA AND ALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING SLOTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES!  And, remember to please enter from Arnold Drive and exit north onto Sobre Vista.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

H20 4 RO

St. Andrew is providing wells in Romania! By drilling a well, a church can provide multiple flushing toilets, several showers, sinks for handwashing and teeth brushing and a clothes washing station. If you are interested in helping to provide a well in Archita and Laslea, please place your donation in a pew envelope and indicate “H2O 4 RO”.

 

Are you, or someone you know, living with grief? You are not alone!

Our Grief, Loss and Forgiveness Workshop is underway. This workshop is a 3-week progressive discussion of our grief journey. This group meets in the St. Andrew Conference Room. Remaining date is Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM.

 

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Sundays—9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Conference Room #106: We are watching and discussing a DVD Series, “Travel through the Holy Land”. Contact Stephanie Parsons with questions: 707-280-8656

 

Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF acts. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW CONFERENCE ROOM (ROOM 106) each Sunday FROM 11:40-12:40. Read about the beginning and growth of the church; about how Peter and Paul and many others brought the message of Jesus to the wider world.. All are welcome, bibles provided – join us when you can. Led by Brian Mayo, contact him at  [email protected] with questions or for further details.

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS: The Tuesday morning women’s group meets FROM 9:30-11:00AM in the St. Andrew Conference Room. We are currently studying the life of Jesus as told in John’s gospel. We are using the book, “John For Everyone”, by N.T. Wright, as well as a short video. We would love to have you join us. Please call Cindy Leinonen at 360-543-3767 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

ARE YOU LIVING IN PAIN? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! WE HAVE AN ON-GOING SUPPORT GROUP TO HELP.

Thursdays—7:00 PM to 8:00 PM—St. Andrew Conference Room

This weekly group uses a book by J. Keith Miller’s “A Hunger For Healing”.

This group follow a 12-step format. If you or someone you know is hurting and wants to start the process of healing, please check this groups out!  Questions?, please contact Dawne Carver at [email protected]

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS

 

Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade, meet upstairs, 8:30 to 9:30 AM every Sunday to explore God’s word and how it still applies to us today.  Light breakfast is served. We are doing a study of the film Woodlawn, based on being courageous.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 17th: Prepare glow bracelets and cards for Vintage Parade & Float building party

September 24th: Learn about Fix Our Eyes on Jesus & prepare for See You at the Pole on Wednesday, Sept. 27TH

 

 

Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meet upstairs, 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM every Sunday.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 17th: Prepare glow bracelets and cards for Vintage Parade & Float building party

September 24th: Learn about Fix Our Eyes on Jesus & prepare for See You at the Pole on Wednesday, Sept. 27TH

 

2017 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE

September 17     Clothing

October 15          Financial

November 19      Food

December 17      Financial

 

 

 

 

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

 

SEPTEMBER

3 September —Debra Vaughn

10 September —Gary Claeys

17 September —Eileen Haflich

24 September —Camerino Hawing

 

OCTOBER

1 October —Joel Green

8 October —Ron Moser

15 October —Chris McNairy

22 October —Leslie Miller

29 October—Laura Zimmerman

 

 

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

 

OCTOBER 1

8:30 AM

Odessa Sanden

Kymry Borkenhagen

TBD

TBD

 

10:15 AM

Odessa Sanden

Melba Newman

Kymry Borkenhagen

TBD

 

NOVEMBER 5

8:30 AM

TBD

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM

TBD