Sunday, March 24, 2019
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!

THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS: 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, Jean McQuady, Jim Morris, Kathy Parker. If you would like to be added to the list, contact the church office.

 

WE ARE BLESSED TO WELCOME REV. JAN REYNOLDS TO OUR MINISTRY TEAM! Jan will guide our Spiritual Discipleship Ministries. All pastoral concerns will continue to be handled by the Deacons and Pastor Rich.

 

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~

Jocelyn Brown— ”In Memory of my husband, Jack”

 

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FEBRUARY 2019 YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL REPORT*

As of the end of February we are now $15,085 behind our budget. If each family gives an additional $10.00 per week we can get back on budget.

                                    BUDGET                      ACTUAL                      DIFFERENCE

TOTAL INCOME:          $  380,052                    $  365,105                    $  (14,947)

TOTAL EXPENSE:       $ (381,273)                   $ (381,411)                   $       (138)               

INCOME/ (DEFICIT):    $     (1,221)                   $   (16,306)                   $   (15,085)

*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, Young Life, 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.

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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!

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. Coming up on Saturday, March 30, 2019, and on the fourth Saturday of most months from 1:00-4:00PM, we will be sorting and packing medical supplies for distribution in the San Leandro facility. Each Sunday sign up sheets will be available in the Fellowship Hall between services. Future MedShare dates are 3/30 and 5/4. No medical experience is necessary. Come and join the fun…also a great way to enjoy meeting others at St. Andrew!

 

DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR MISSIONS? Are you interested in assisting with promoting and overseeing St. Andrew Missions? We’re looking to add a few people to our Mission Committee. See Joel Green or Stacey Schoeningh for details or to sign up.

 

SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM FOR WOMEN! Women’s Space: Saturday morning, April 11th from 9:30AM-12:00PM, we will engage with themes relevant to our lives and faith. Rev. Jan Reynolds will offer a short teaching, and then we will get to know one another in small conversation groups. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. April’s topic is “Navigating Transitions”. Register online at www.andrewpres.org or Text “JANAPRIL” to St. Andrew’s Text-to-church number (707-278-6024) and follow the prompts.

 

Do you enjoy baking? It is a tradition at St. Andrew to have fresh-baked muffins available after each of our regular services on Easter Sunday, April 21st. If you would be interested in baking muffins for the congregation in the St. Andrew Kitchen during one of our Easter Sunday services, please check the box on your Communication Card.

 

CAN YOU HELP WITH COFFEE CLEAN-UP ON EASTER SUNDAY? We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with Coffee Hour Clean-Up following the 10:30AM service on Easter Sunday, April 21st. If you are available to help, please check the box on your Communication Card.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: DON’T GO TO CHURCH, BE THE CHURCH—Sunday, May 5th. Signups coming soon!

 

Join us for a CONGREGATIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING & LUNCH Sunday, May 19th at 11:45am. We will be discussing our upcoming Stewardship Campaign.

 

CHILDREN & PARENTS —REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—AUG 5TH TO 9TH:

Pre-School—5TH Grade: 9:00AM—Noon ($50.00 per child)

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

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!

 

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

April 14               Financial

May 19               Food

June 16              Clothing

July 14               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

Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF JAMES. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW CONFERENCE ROOM, #106 each Sunday FROM 11:50-12:50. Come read the Book of James with your St. Andrew brothers and sisters! The Book of James, in the New Testament, offers challenging, but insightful ways to live as a Christian in our world, today. Join 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 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 (#106). We are currently working on a study of the women of the Bible. We would love to have you join us!

 

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.

 

Update from Odessa Sanden in Kennewick: To my family and friends at St. Andrew… Greetings to each one of you! First of all I am happy to hear that your winter rain is proving you with the extra water you will need for the coming summer….and I hope fewer fires…two years in a row of fires is too much … inconvenient at times I am sure…and on the other side of the coin of news.. they showed Schellville on the news, flooded. Then they showed Guerneville as another hard hit area. Amazing what they show on our local station – at least I can keep up. As for here, another hard winter. Oh, my, we got the solid rain called snow off and on for January. Then lots in February and the first week of March. The temperatures were from -4 to 10 degrees. But, today it was up to 40 and we were sweating. The kids around here have missed a total of two weeks. You know that things are tough when you can’t get outside very much or leave your yard to drive. Then there was the entertainment from a dad a few blocks away helping the kids build a 12-foot snowman – it was great! So thankfully, now we are near the end of the snow season…even a few clear roads…yes! You have blessed me with e-mails and cards, and I am so grateful for that – and just when I need to hear from you, Amen! And Praise God for the Touch Phones – those calls always come at the right time – keep it up! I have been busy at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church – finding some new ways to grow and serve. When you get older, it is hard to change out of your comfort zone. But they say sometimes change is good -I will keep that in mind.  My goal is to come to Sonoma this summer for a little while or longer we shall see. In the meantime, I am getting my car ready to rock and roll to Sonoma. Remember that He cares, Odessa Sanden PS: I read a quote, “If it weren’t for the rocks in it’s bed, the stream would have no song” – (life is like that sometimes…)

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

MARCH

3 March —Kaitlyn Tinder

10 March —Gary Claeys

17 March —Joel Green

24 March —Joel Green

31 March— TBD

 

APRIL

7 April —Ron Moser

14 April —Becky Minor

21 April —Eileen Haflich

28 April —Ron Moser

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

APRIL 7

9:00 AM

TBD

10:30 AM

TBD

WELCOME COMMITTEE

MARCH 17

9:00am

Marty Reddell & Ron Moser

10:30am

Mabeth Sanderson & Ed Vaughn

MARCH 24

9:00am

Karen Egan & Kathy Hicks

10:30am

Jaquie Tomke

MAY 5

9:00 AM

TBD

10:30 AM

TBD