Sunday, July 21, 2019

News and Notes

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!

 

THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS: Bill Norton & Family, The Berry Family, The Richard “Wally” Wallace Family, The Hawing Family, Lorna Gantenbein and family, Bert Gantenbein, Barbara Lilley, Jean McQuady, Pat Ingram, Mary Adams, Chuck Young, Sharon Craig, Ellen Black, Natalie Haserot, Gordie Stedman, Anna (Joe and Barbara Lilley’s daughter), Wes Meyer, Ken Blackwood & Family, ‘Nita Summers, Jeanette Jaycox, Cindy Leinonen, Jim Morris. If you would like to be added to the list, contact the church office.

 

SESSION WELCOMES YOUR INPUT…If you have comments or suggestions that you’d like Session to consider, please email our Clerk of Session in care of: [email protected]

 

THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by~

Craig and Ellen Haserot- ”In celebration of our 18th wedding anniversary”

 

TODAY IS “FISH” SUNDAY! On the third Sunday of every month, we solicit support for “FISH” (Friends in Sonoma Helping).  We rotate between non-perishable food items, gently used clean clothing and financial donations.  Today we are collecting financial support.  F.I.S.H. (Friends In Sonoma Helping) is an outreach ministry in the Sonoma Valley which helps families in need. Make your checks payable to St. Andrew and clearly mark “FISH” in the memo.

 

DINNER AND A MOVIE! This Summer’s Popcorn Parables Sermon Series is almost here! We’ll be previewing each movie the Friday before the sermon, beginning with a dinner at 6:00PM ($10 per person) and movie at 7:00PM. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 26th: “Remember the Titans”-RSVP for the pizza/salad dinner on the Communication Card TODAY!

Friday, August 9th: “Toy Story 2”

 

SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN: Spiritual Growth Group—Graceful Aging. This small group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month and gives women at St. Andrew an opportunity to connect and enrich their lives through learning and conversation. The next meeting will be THIS Thursday, JuLY 25TH from 2:00PM-4:00PM in the St. Andrew Conference Room. Anyone who is interested is invited to join—limited to 12 participants per meeting—only a few slots left for this week! Please RSVP on your Communication Card or to Dawne at [email protected] or the church office at [email protected]

 

THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH OUR SAUSAGE SANDWICH BOOTH FOR THE CITY PARTY: Are you available to assist with this event on Thursday, August 1st? We need assistance with set-up, booth helpers and/or cleanup. Shifts run between 4:30PM-9:00PM. Please sign up for the time you are available with Stacey Schoeningh between services. We also have new St. Andrew T-Shirts available for purchase ($17.00) at the City Party sign-up table.

 

CHILDREN & PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS —VBS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—AUG 5TH TO 9TH:

KINDERGARTEN—5TH Grade: 9:00AM—Noon ($50.00 per child)
ALL PRESCHOOL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED

Extended Care available 12:00-2:00PM ($20 per child, please bring a sack lunch)

ROAR—Get ready for an African adventure that engages the whole herd! Life is sometimes wild, but God is always good! Join us for a VBS experience where kids discover a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

Children Registration: online at www.andrewpres.org or Text “VBS2019” to St. Andrew’s Text-to-church number (707-278-6024) and follow the prompts.

VBS Volunteers:  online at www.andrewpres.org or Text “VBSVOL” to St. Andrew’s Text-to-church number (707-278-6024) and follow the prompts to let us know your availability!

BERGEN-MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP AND HAZEL BURNETT SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: Applications for the Fall 2019 Semester are now being accepted for the Hazel Burnett Scholarship (college Juniors and Seniors) and the Bergen-Martin Scholarship (college Freshman and Sophomores). The deadline for applications is August 25, 2019.  For information and to get applications, contact the church office at 707-996-6024 or email [email protected]

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 10:00AM, BETWEEN WORSHIP SERVICES, WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING. Our published annual reports will be available in the Narthex and will provide updates from our different ministries from this past fiscal year.  During the meeting the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year will be presented.  Please plan to attend!

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JUNE 2019 FISCAL YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORT*

At the end of June we ended the fiscal year $6,795 behind our budget.

 

 BUDGET                      ACTUAL                      DIFFERENCE

TOTAL INCOME:          $  565,017                    $  537,437                    $  (27,580)

TOTAL EXPENSE: $ (565,017)                   $ (544,232)                   $    20,785   

INCOME/ (DEFICIT):    $             –                     $     (6,795)                   $     (6,795)

*Session would like to update the congregation on the most recent financial reports that have been received and approved by St. Andrew Session. Full financial statements are available by request.

 

NOTE FROM THE OFFICE: Please be sure to write in the memo line of your checks, the purpose of your donations.  Tithe, Capital Campaign, FISH, Missions, Deacons, Caravan, Youth Group, Flowers, etc.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE ELECTRONICALLY TO ST. ANDREW? It’s quick and easy! To set-up a one-time or recurring donation on your cell phone, text the word GIVE to St. Andrew’s Text-to-Church number: 707-278-6024, then follow the prompts. To set up the donation on your computer, email the church office at

[email protected] and we’ll send you the link.

 

OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, “BUILDING MISSION & CHURCH TOGETHER”, HAS STARTED SUCCESSFULLY: We’ve collected 148 pledges, totaling $700,203—THANK YOU!—Big or small, we ask you to participate as God leads you to give. There is still time to make a pledge—Pledge Cards are available in the Narthex or from the church office. Our 3-year Pledge Commitment officially kicked off on January 1, 2019!

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

 

VISIT THE ST. ANDREW WEBSITE—www.andrewpres.org! We’ve worked hard to update our site and make it easier to find details you need. There is also a popup area that allows you to share your thoughts and memories about Pastor Rich and read an article that was featured in our local newspaper about Rich’s legacy at St. Andrew.

 

Please help us keep our beautiful fountain in working order! Coins, rocks and other objects should not be thrown into the fountain. Thank you!

 

2019 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE

July 21                         Financial

August 18                     Food

September 15               Clothing

October 20                   Financial

November 17                Food

December 15                Financial

 

DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON.COM? St. Andrew has registered with AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know—same products, same prices, same service. You can support St. Andrew by using the following link when you begin your shopping: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0158108. Thank you for supporting St. Andrew!

 

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS—The Tuesday morning women’s group meets FROM 9:30-11:00AM in the St. Andrew Conference Room (#106) from September through mid-June. We would love to have you join us when we begin meeting again on Tuesday, September 10th!

THE THURSDAY NIGHT HEALING GROUP meets from 7:00PM-8:30PM every Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall. Beginning Thursday, June 20th—August 15th, we will focus on the subject of grief and recovery. The source text for the sessions will be Melody Beattie’s, “The Grief Club, The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change”. “The Grief Club” is “part memoir, part self-help book…Beatty shares her belief that the secret for getting through life’s losses lies in joining with others and sharing your story with people who listen, care and understand as you in turn will do also.” The Thursday night meetings will include a weekly reading, focus topics, reflection time and both small and large group sharing. All are welcome! Contact Dawne Carver with questions.

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS

Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade, meet upstairs, 9:00 to 10:00 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 Psalms.

Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meet upstairs, 10:30 to 11:30 AM every Sunday.

OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PRAYER: Gracious God, we ask for discernment as we cultivate Your vision of St. Andrew. We pray to be a welcoming place from which ministry flows and missionary work is launched; where respite and hospitality for our congregation, visitors, and our ministry partners are found. We ask for courage, wisdom and generosity as we move towards our future. Amen.

 

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

JULY

7 July — Becky Minor

14 July —Gary Claeys

21 July —Eileen Haflich

28 July —Joel Green

AUGUST

4 August —Chris McNairy

11 August —Gary Claeys

18 August —Eileen Haflich

25 August —Ron Moser

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 1

9:00 AM

Kaitlyn Tinder

Eileen Haflich

Robert Bernard

Sylvia Bernard

10:30 AM

Gail Alioto

Joyce Parker

Rick Hicks

Kathy Hicks

WELCOME COMMITTEE

JULY 21

9:00am

Marty Reddell & Ron Moser

10:30am

Ed Vaughn & Mabeth Sanderson

JULY 28

9:00am

Karen Egan & Kathy Hicks

10:30am

Jaquie Tomke

AUGUST 4

9:00 AM

Chris McNairy

Stephanie Parsons

Kitty Brenek

Mary Dixon

10:30 AM

Camerino Hawing

Kathleen Hawing

Mary Dixon

Linda Karsemeyer