News & Notes

Sunday: July 15, 2018

News & 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!

 

THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by~Sharon Balding and Kymry Borkenhagen— ”In memory of Charles and Donna Gardner, Mother and Father”

 

THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS:  The Adams Family, Ken Blackwood and the Blackwood Family, Cathy Collier, Sandor Farkas, ‘Nita Summers, Ronalee and Shane Davis, Sharon Craig, Jim Berry, Ellen Black, Ann Rhodes (daughter of Jeanine Lane), Jeanette Jaycox, Cindy Leinonen, Carolyn Shultz, Jean McQuady, Mark Gibson, Jim Morris, Carol Morgan, Kathy Parker.  If you, or someone you know, would like to be added to this 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]

 

CONSTRUCTION ON OUR NEW SEWER SYSTEM HAS BEGUN! Please honor the orange fencing surrounding the work being done on the Sewer project. The fencing is in place to ensure the integrity of the project, as well as your safety. Thank you!

 

YOU WILL FIND COPIES OF THIS MONTH’S PRAYER/BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR on the round table in the Narthex.

 

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.

 

THE BROWN BAGGERS MINISTRY—IS SEEKING ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS! St. Andrew prepares lunches for those in need on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:00AM—1:00PM at the Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly the Grange), 18627 Highway 112, Sonoma.  We are looking to expand our Volunteer Team for this Summer and beyond. If you would like to participate in this fun and rewarding venture, please check the box on your Communication Card or contact Cathy Collier.

 

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 20th: “Hidden Figures”, Please RSVP for the pasta/salad dinner on the Communication Card!

Friday, August 3rd: “Surf’s Up”                                                   Friday, August 10th: “Wonder”

Friday, August 17th: “Pope Francis”                                           Friday, August 31st: “The Truman Story”

 

THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH OUR SAUASAGE SANDWICH BOOTH FOR THE CITY PARTY: If you are available to assist with this event on Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30PM, please sign up with Stacey Schoeningh between services.

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN…NEXT STEP: The Events Team is organizing several fun events—these will be opportunities for us to get together and learn more about the Capital Campaign, give our input and ask our questions (we will NOT be asking for pledges at this time). The Goal is for all our families to attend 1 event! We’ll get to choose between a Barn BBQ, Wine Tasting event, Muffin Social and many more! Check your social calendar and sign up for an event TODAY Sunday, July 15th between services.

 

KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—MONDAY, JULY 16TH 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, JULY 18TH—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!

 

Do you plan to join PASTOR RICH for the 2019 Israel Tour? We’ll visit “The Best of the Holy Land” from March 31—April 12, 2019. Informational brochures (including the registration form and details) are available on the round table in the Narthex. Reserve your spot by turning in a completed Registration Form and $400.00 deposit, payable to IGM Tours, to the church office.

 

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE FUN FELLOWSHIP EVENTS:

Friday, July 20th: Dinner and a Movie – Popcorn Parables “Hidden Figures”: 6:00PM dinner / 7:00PM movie

Thursday, August 2nd: Sonoma City Party—Sausage Sandwich and Hotdog booth 6:00-9:00PM

Friday, August 3rd: Dinner and a Movie – Popcorn Parables “Surf’s Up”: 6:00PM dinner / 7:00PM movie

Tuesday, August 7th: St. Andrew Family Meet-Up at the Farmer’s Market—5:30PM across from The Swiss Hotel

Friday, August 10th: Dinner and a Movie – Popcorn Parables “Wonder”: 6:00PM dinner / 7:00PM movie

Sunday, August 12th: 1:00PM—Old Fashioned Congregational Summer Barbeque

Friday, August 17th: Dinner and a Movie – Popcorn Parables “Pope Francis”: 6:00PM dinner / 7:00PM movie

Monday, August 20th:  7:00PM—Coots & Holland Jazz Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Friday, August 31st: Dinner and a Movie – Popcorn Parables “The Truman Story”: 6:00PM dinner / 7:00PM movie

Tuesday, September 4th: St. Andrew Family Meet-Up at Farmer’s Market—5:30PM across from The Swiss Hotel

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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!

 

H20 4 RO UPDATE: 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. Through the generous donations of the St. Andrew Congregation, we have sent $19,000 to fund wells in Archita and Laslea! If you are interested in helping to provide a well in Romania, please place your donation in a pew envelope and indicate “H2O 4 RO”.

 

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

 

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

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Sundays—9:00 to 10:00 AM, Conference Room #106: We are watching and discussing, “The Great Courses” DVD series on The Old Testament presented by Dr. Amy Jill Levine, PhD. She is a widely sought speaker and professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Come join us. Contact Stephanie Parsons with questions: 707-280-8656

 

Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF HEBREWS. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW CONFERENCE ROOM, #106 each Sunday FROM 11:50-12:50. Come read the Book of Hebrews and learn more about who Jesus is and what he has done for all of us. All are welcome, bibles provided – join us when you can. Lunch is available for the cost of $5. Led by Brian Mayo, contact him at [email protected] with questions or for further details.

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS—THIS GROUP WILL RESUME SEPTEMBER 11TH: The Tuesday morning women’s group meets FALL-SPRING FROM 9:30-11:00AM in the St. Andrew Conference Room. When we resume on September 11th, we will continue the study of John. We would love to have you join us!

 

2018 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE

July 15                Financial

August 19           Food

September 16     Clothing

October 21          Financial

November 18      Food

December 16      Financial

 

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.

 

NUTS AND BOLTS—”Real Life Situations Needing Real Life Solutions”

Do you know about the “LIMO (Local Independent Mobility Options” program at Vintage House? These are free rides for Seniors to non-medical appointments and activities. Be a Rider…Be a Driver…Be part of LIMO! For more details, contact the Vintage House Transportation Coordinator a 707-996-0311 or [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

 

JULY

1 July —Laura Zimmerman

8 July —Gary Claeys

15 July —Eileen Haflich

22 July —Joel Green

29 July—Becky Minor

 

AUGUST

5 August —Chris McNairy

12 August —Kaitlyn Tinder

19 August —Ron Moser

26 August —Camerino Hawing

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

 

AUGUST 5

9:00 AM

Eileen Haflich

Cathy Collier

Dawne Carver

Joel Green

 

10:30 AM

Gail Alioto

Rick Hicks

Ron Moser

Kathy Hicks

 

SEPTEMBER 2

9:00 AM

Angela Ljung

Denis Ljung

Debby Ingram

Patrick Ingram

 

10:30 AM

Chantal Jaycox

Russ Jaycox

Claire Jones

Ruth Rogers

 

WELCOME COMMITTEE

 

JULY 15

9:00am

Candy Badiner & Ron Moser

10:30am

Mabeth Sanderson & Ed Vaughn

 

JULY 22

9:00am

Karen Egan & Kathy Hicks

10:30am

Laura Zimmerman & Jaquie Tomke