News and Notes: Sunday, March 25, 2018
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~Scott and Carolann DeLacy- ”In celebration of our Daughter’s Birthday.”
THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS: Sharon Wickersham (Sammie Simoni’s grandmother), Cameron Halkovich, Bob Morgan, Ann Rhodes (daughter of Jeanine Lane), Jeanette Jaycox, ‘Nita Summers, Cindy Leinonen, Carolyn Shultz, Odessa Sanden, Mary and Dale Adams, Jean McQuady, Mark Gibson, Sharon Craig, Lynn Klingberg, Jim and Patricia Berry, 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.
YOU WILL FIND COPIES OF THIS MONTH’S PRAYER/BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR on the round table in the Narthex.
SUNDAY MORNING NAME BADGES: If you’re looking to reuse your name badge each Sunday, we have options for you! Grab a name badge with a magnet, clip or pin and design your own reusable badge, then keep it in your car so you’ll have it each Sunday. We’ll restock as needed, so if your choice of badge is not available, be patient. And, you can always use the adhesive badges if you prefer that style.
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]
FINANCIAL UPDATE: YTD THROUGH FEBRUARY 2018
BUDGETED INCOME ACTUAL INCOME BUDGETED EXPENSES ACTUAL EXPENSES
$392,802 $357,054 $391,133 $372,854
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. 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 the back of your Prayer 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. If you are available to help, please check the box on the back of your Prayer Card.
JOIN OUR WELCOME TEAM—We’re looking for a few friendly faces to join our Welcome Team! It’s a great way to meet more people and introduce our Visitors to St. Andrew. We have a few open spaces, particularly for our 10:30AM service. If you are available one week per month, or would like more details, please see Ellen Shepherd.
COLLECTING CLOTHING FOR F.I.S.H.
This morning, we are collecting clothing for F.I.S.H. (Friends In Sonoma Helping). Please bring your clothing donations and leave them in the side entry of 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.
KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—MONDAY’S—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 996-6024.
THE BROWN BAGGERS—WEDNESDAY’S—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!
CHILDREN, PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS—SAVE THESE DATES!!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—JUNE 25TH TO 29TH:
Incoming K-5: 9:00AM—11:30AM OR 9:00AM– 2:00PM
SPLASH CANYON—A Week of VBS Packed with Thrills and Spills! Discover God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride!
***Registration Details Coming Soon!***
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”.
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.
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: 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]
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!
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!
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: 707-996-6024
Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF acts. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW youth ROOM (upstairs) each Sunday FROM 11:50-12:50. 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.
2018 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE
March 18 Clothing
April 15 Financial
May 20 Food
June 17 Clothing
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.
CARAVAN UPDATE: Final payments ($400 total fee) is due on April 1st.
NExT (New Exciting Transitions) classes are for all High School youth to better prepare them spiritually, mentally and emotionally for the transition from high school to college, career or military service. Classes will meet during regular High School Youth Group time in the Youth room on the following dates: Apr. 29 and May 6. Some of the topics that will be discussed are Time Management, Friendships & Relationships, Gifts & Passions, What Do You Believe?, Taking Your Faith to College, Resumes/Job Interviewing, Etc. For more information, contact Judy Morgan at [email protected]
ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP
4 March —Laura Zimmerman
11 March —Eileen Haflich
18 March —Gary Claeys
25 March —Joel Green
1 April —Camerino Hawing
7 April —Chris McNairy
15 April —Leslie Miller
22 April —Ron Moser
29 April —Debra Vaughn
COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE