Sunday, January 19, 2020

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: Shirley Walford, Eric Padgett and Family, Ronalee and Shane Davis, Gary Stein, Ellen Shepherd and Family, Chuck Young and Mary Alice Welsh, Pat and Debby Ingram, Barbara Lilley, Jean McQuady, Mary Adams, Sharon Craig, Ellen Black, Natalie Haserot, Wes Meyer, Ken Blackwood & Family, ‘Nita Summers, Jeanette Jaycox, Cindy Leinonen. 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]



Helene Frederick ”In memory of my husband, Duane Frederick”



Paul Carver                   Keith Common                          Emily Rasmussen                      Linda Van Sciver

Susan Colter                 E. Howard Evans                      Mary Ratto                                Dale Zink

Tami Cramer                 Cody Rasmussen                      Barbara Roberts

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF DEACONS: Today, we will be conducting the Ordination and Installation of the following Deacons: Helen Marsh and Linda Van Sciver

THE TOUCH PHONES MINISTRY IS UPDATING THEIR RECORDS! Touch Phones is an important Deacon’s Prayer Ministry that allows us to stay connected to our congregation and to pray for your needs. Please fill out the form in today’s bulletin to let our Touch Phone Ministry know when the best time and phone number are to reach you. Completed forms can be turned in following the service in the Communication Card basket. Thank you!


Are you a Knitter?Love to Crochet?We have a new goal to provide 100 warm hand knitted/crocheted hats to the Roma children around Sighisoara.We have the yarn donated, we just need busy hands! For more information, email the church office at [email protected] or contact Tracy Walthard.


KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—MONDAY, JANUARY 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, contact Melba.

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 JANUARY 25, 2020, 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 1/25/20, 2/22/20, 3/28/20, 4/25/20 and 5/16/20. No medical experience is necessary. Come and join the fun…also a great way to enjoy meeting others at St. Andrew!


Jan 26th is our 11th Annual JR HIGH Chili Cook off! Get ready to taste and pick your favorite chili prepared by our Jr High Youth! The cost is $4 to try all the entries. Money raised goes to youth events and World Vision.


BERGEN-MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP AND HAZEL BURNETT SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: Applications for the Spring 2020 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 NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020.  For information, contact the church office at 707-996-6024 or email [email protected]

WE ARE LAUNCHING A NEW BOOK STUDY—”UNIVERSAL CHRIST” BY RICHARD ROHR– This will be a 8-week study meeting on Wednesday evenings from 5:45-7:00PM at St. Andrew from Wednesday, January 29th—Wednesday, March 18TH. Books are available on the round table in the Narthex. Questions? See Stacey Schoeningh or Michael Weiss.


THE THURSDAY NIGHT HEALING GROUP meets from 7:00PM-8:30PM every Thursday evening in the Fellowship HallWe are beginning a new Book Study: “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”, by Philip Yancey on Thursday, February 6th. In his groundbreaking exploration of the life-changing power of grace, Yancey writes, “Grace means there is nothing we can to make God love us more—And grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us less”. He delivers a challenging look at what grace looks like… and, what it doesn’t as he examines some of life’s most difficult examples of the darker side of human behavior, and the life-changing power of God’s grace to bring mercy and hope to us all. Join us as we read, and discuss the power of grace in our own lives.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL FREEDOM AND PEACE? The 2020 Financial Peace University classes will BEGIN FEBRUARY 9TH! This is a nine-week course. Students must be present during the first class—and cannot start in the middle of the course—the weeks are built on one another. MORE DETAILS COMING NEXT WEEK!




 BUDGET                       ACTUAL                       DIFFERENCE

TOTAL INCOME:          $  281,659                     $   229,623                    $     (52,035)

TOTAL EXPENSE: $ (272,360)                    $  (249,503)                   $       22,857   

INCOME/ (DEFICIT):     $      9,298                     $    (19,880)                   $     (29,179)

*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.


COMMUNICANTS COURSE: Feb. 9th-April 5th! A Journey of Faith! Communicants course is a 9 week journey that explores Who is God, Who is Jesus,Gifts, Church community and other topics that look at what it means to live a Christian life. This journey is an amazing way for youth to discover their own faith and at the end decide on renewal of faith, baptism (if youth hasn’t been baptized) and membership in our church. This journey is a wonderful way for adults to mentor to the youth in our church. Adult and youth are paired up and decide the best place and time to meet. If you are interested in mentoring a youth, please contact Dawne Carver! Youth need to sign up by emailing Dawne Carver.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE: We thank you for your continued support of FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping). Due to limited storage we can only accept food or clothing donations on the designated weeks for donations.



February 2          Food—”Souper Bowl” Sunday!

March 15            Clothing

April 19               Financial

May 17               Food

June 21              Clothing

July 19                Financial

August 16           Food

September 20     Clothing

October 18          Financial

November 15      Food

December 13      Financial


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—! We’ve worked hard to update our site and make it easier to find details you need.

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: Thank you for supporting St. Andrew!



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 hope you’ll join us!

THE THURSDAY NIGHT HEALING GROUP meets from 7:00PM-8:30PM every Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us!


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.



A NOTE FROM CATHY BROOKS: Some of you may remember Cathy Brooks, who attended St. Andrew some time ago and now lives in Antelope, CA. The following note came in the mail from her:

“To my friends at St. Andrew – I know it’s been a very hard year but you are all strong and will persevere, nothing can stop you from going on with a beautiful life and new adventures. God hasn’t stopped you so it’s up to you to tell adversity to get out of the way – I will follow my own destination, come hell or high water because God gave me a mind and a will. I remember you all and have a treasure chest full in my heart so for the season now and many to come – love each other and forgive the hurts because that is a part of everyone’s life. I would love to hear from anyone who cares to write – I will answer. Please don’t mind my spelling and penmanship – it’s what this blind old lady can do. So have many happy days with a few heavy, hard ones to keep you strong. Your sister in Christ’s love, Cathy Brooks”



5 January — Ron Moser

12 January—Laura Zimmerman

19 January —Kaitlyn Tinder

26 January — Becky Minor


2 February —Chris McNairy

9 February —Joel Green

16 February —Eileen Haflich

23 February —Gary Claeys



9:00 AM

Eileen Haflich

Kitty Brenek

Cathy Claeys

Mary Dixon

10:30 AM

Claire Jones

Warren Jaycox


9:00 AM

Cathy Claeys

Mary Dixon

Sandi Everett

Camerino Hawing

10:30 AM

Claire Jones

Warren Jaycox




Marty Reddell  & Ron Moser


Ed Vaughn & Mabeth Sanderson



Karen Egan & Kathy Hicks


Jaquie Tomke