News & Notes


Mother’s Day Sunday: May 13, 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~Marty Reddell— ”In memory of My Precious Mother, on the 29th anniversary of her passing.”

 

THE SINGLE ROSE ON THE COMMUNION TABLE IS GIVEN BY-

Mike and Cathy Collier in celebration of the birth of their grandson, Logan Michael Harrah, born on May 8th.

 

THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS:  Jim Berry and Family, Dev Elmes and Family, Ellen Black, Ann Rhodes (daughter of Jeanine Lane), Jeanette Jaycox, ‘Nita Summers, Cindy Leinonen, Carolyn Shultz, Mary and Dale Adams, Jean McQuady, Mark Gibson, Sharon Craig, 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.

 

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]

 

HELP US TO HONOR OUR FALLEN VETERANS ON Memorial day: Do you have the name of a Veteran, who died in the line of duty, that you would like St. Andrew to remember on Memorial Day Sunday, May 27th? Please submit the Veteran’s name on your Prayer Card so we can include him/her in our Day of Remembrance.

 

THE BROWN BAGGERS—WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH—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!

 

LAST CHANCE UNTIL FALL—VOLUNTEER FOR MEDSHARE! 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. We will be traveling to the San Leandro MedShare facility on Saturday, May 19th. From 1:00-4:00PM, we will be sorting and packing medical supplies for distribution. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Fellowship Hall between services today. No medical experience is necessary. Come and join the fun… this is also a great way to enjoy meeting others at St. Andrew! For questions or additional information contact John or Nancy Schiller at [email protected]

 

TOWN HALL MEETING: We’re gathering the St. Andrew family NEXT SUNDAY MAY 20TH at 11:45AM for our follow up lunch and Town Hall Meeting about the future of St. Andrew and our Capital Campaign effort, with Denis Greene once again as our presenter. Thanks to your participation in our surveys (more than 100 were returned), as well as a series of individual interviews, we are prepared to share the findings with the congregation. We will explain what we have learned about St. Andrew and the good news about which needs are met, as well as the areas we must improve on. We are grateful so many of you volunteered to help work on a Capital Campaign for St. Andrew. Please join us for an insightful look at the next steps for our church family, and a delicious lunch! We need you there! RSVP for lunch by contacting the church office or on your Prayer Card this Sunday.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH IS “FISH” (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SUNDAY!

This is your opportunity to support this vital ministry in the Sonoma Valley.  We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items that will be distributed to families in need.  Please leave your donations in the side entry to the fellowship hall when you arrive next Sunday.

 

KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—MONDAY, MAY 21ST 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.

 

PASTOR RICH HAS SCHEDULED THE NEXT PASTOR’S BOOK CLUB! We are reading “Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race”, by Debby Irving. We have a few copies available, or pick up a copy on Amazon (the Kindle version is a great deal), or visit one of the local bookstores. The Book Club meets Sunday, June 10th at 11:45AM and Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00PM for a book discussion.  Plan to have the book read before the discussion date and pick the date/time that works best for your schedule (it is not necessary to attend both dates).

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR PARTICIPANTS & VOLUNTEERS ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.ANDREWPRES.ORG

JUNE 25TH TO 29TH: Pre-School: 9:00AM—11:30AM / 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!

 

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE FUN FELLOWSHIP EVENTS:

Sunday, May 20th: 11:45am—Town Hall Meeting Recap Lunch

Sunday, June 3rd: High School Graduate Celebration between worship services

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

Monday, June 25th: Friday, June 29th: 9:00am-2:00pm—Vacation Bible School!

Tuesday, July 3rd: St. Andrew Family Meet-Up at the Farmer’s Market—5:30PM across from The Swiss Hotel

Friday, July 13th: Dinner and a Movie – Popcorn Parables Kickoff

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

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

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

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The Sonoma Valley Chorale presents its 2018 May Concert—THE SOUNDS OF PARADISE, Saturday, May 19th at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 20th at 3:00PM at St. Andrew. Tickets available online at www.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!

 

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 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

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 payment ($400 total fee) DUE DATE WAS April 1st!

 

 

 

 

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

 

MAY

6 May —Laura Zimmerman

13 May —Gary Claeys

20 May —Eileen Haflich

27 May —Joel Green

 

JUNE

3 June —Camerino Hawing

10 June —Chris McNairy

17 June —Leslie Miller

24 June —Ron Moser

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

 

JUNE 3

9:00 AM

Michael Weiss

Dennis Grimes

Steve Murray

Laurel Murray

 

10:30 AM

Debra Vaughn

Linda Karsemeyer

Melba Newman

Kathleen Kelly

 

JULY 1

9:00 AM

Sara Clegg

Don Minor

Sandi Everett

Mel Sherman

 

10:30 AM

Leslie Miller

Warren Jaycox

Cathy Claeys

Gary Claeys

 

WELCOME COMMITTEE

 

MAY 13

9:00am

Eric VanCleave & Marty Reddell

10:30am

Melba Newman & Patricia Akay

 

MAY 20

9:00am

Candy Badiner & Ron Moser

10:30am

Mabeth Sanderson & Ed Vaughn