Sunday, May 19, 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: Lorna Gantenbein and family, Bert Gantenbein, 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.

 

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~

The Seventh Day Adventist Congregation — ”With gratitude for Christian Fellowship.”

 

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APRIL 2019 YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL REPORT*

As of the end of April we are now $13,856 behind our budget. If each family gives an additional $14.00 per week we can get back on budget.

 

 BUDGET              ACTUAL              DIFFERENCE

TOTAL INCOME:  $  480,945            $  465,415            $  (15,530)

TOTAL EXPENSE: $ (471,351)           $ (469,677)           $     1,674   

INCOME/ (DEFICIT):      $      9,594            $     (4,262)           $   (13,856)

*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.

 

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INTERIM PASTOR UPDATE: The Session is working with Pastor Jan Reynolds on an agreement to have her become our interim Pastor.Jan brings a wealth of Pastoral experience to St. Andrew, and she will be instrumental in helping us to find a new permanent Senior Pastor.We are optimistic that we will be able to finalize an agreement with Jan in the next 3-4 weeks

 

TODAY—SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, IN BETWEEN SERVICES, AT 10:00AM, We will be holding our Congregational Meeting to elect new Deacons and Elders. Please plan to join us!

 

Join us for a CONGREGATIONAL family MEETING & LUNCH TODAY—Sunday, May 19th at 11:45am We will be discussing our plans and hopes for moving forward as a congregation—it is important that you join us!

 

KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—MONDAY, MAY 20TH 10:00 AM—12:00 NOON

We are gathering at the home of Melba Newman. 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 contact Melba.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 26TH—WE WILL BE COLLECTING DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR “FISH” (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING)

Please bring your donations to the fellowship hall. Suggestions—dried pasta, rice, dried pinto beans, cereal, tomato sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, jam, jelly, canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned milk, baby food, diapers, Ensure, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate.

 

SAVE THE DATE: THE NEXT WOMEN’S SPACE EVENT will be Saturday, June 15th from 9:30am-12:00noon

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND: BRUNCH AT ST. ANDREW! Help support the youth traveling on Caravan to LA. Join us for pancakes, sausage, fruit and drink served by the youth of St. Andrew! Sunday, June 2nd—9:30am-11:30am $10.00 per person—tickets available for purchase beginning today!

CHILDREN & PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS —VBS 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.

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: Text “VBSVOL” to St. Andrew’s Text-to-church number (707-278-6024) and follow the prompts to let us know your availability!

SONOMA VALLEY CHORALE PRESENTS: GRANT US PEACE featuring R Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with Bradley Ellingboe and Beth Carter, soloists. Sunday, May 19th at 4:00PM at St. Andrew. Tickets available online at sonomavalleychorale.org

 

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!

 

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!

 

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

May 26                   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

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 Romans. We would love to have you join us!

THE THURSDAY NIGHT HEALING GROUP began a new series on Thursday, April 25th: Mindful Self-Compassion—Thursdays, April 25—June13 from 7:00PM-8:15PM in the Fellowship Hall. Led by Jan Reynolds and Dawne Carver, this group will explore how Mindful Self-Compassion increases life satisfaction for you and compassion for others, as well as decreased self-critique, depression, anxiety and stress. A short lesson and exercises in each class will teach the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, powerful tools for emotional resilience. Resources based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff, Ph.D. will be shared to use during the week as you wish. Homework is not required and drop-ins are welcome!

 

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

MAY

5 May -N/A: no worship service

12 May —Laura Zimmerman

19 May —Eileen Haflich

26 May —Joel Green

 

JUNE

2 June —Kaitlyn Tinder

9 June —Chris McNairy

16 June —Eileen Haflich

23 June —Becky Minor

30 June — Ron Moser

 

 

 

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

 

JUNE 2

9:00 AM

TBD

10:30 AM

TBD

 

WELCOME COMMITTEE

MAY 19

9:00am

Marty Reddell & Ron Moser

10:30am

Ed Vaughn & Mabeth Sanderson

MAY 26

9:00am

Karen Egan & Kathy Hicks

10:30am

Jaquie Tomke & TBD

 

JULY 7

9:00 AM

TBD

10:30 AM

TBD