Sunday, June 26, 2022

News and Notes

THOSE WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS: Jeanette Evans, Joyce Parker, Dennis Grimes, Kris Irvine, Gary Owen, Odessa Sanden, Jean McQuady, Shirley Walford. If you would like to be added to the list, contact the church office.

THIS MORNING’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ON THE COMMUNION TABLE is given by~

Chris and Darcy McNairy- ”In celebration of our 32 years of marriage.”

 

Garden of Remembrance Presentation: Following this morning’s worship service, there will be a presentation regarding St. Andrew’s planned “Garden of Remembrance” project which, if built, will include a columbarium designed to inter urns containing cremated remains. The Garden will also include commemorative memorial plaques.

 

WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Are you looking for a way to be of service alongside our St Andrew family? We’re looking for 2 ushers each Sunday to help collect the offering, be helpful in seating our congregants, and general service during our Sunday Worship Service. Contact Skye Miller with questions or to sign up.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Monday, June 27th through Thursday, June 30th from 9:00AM-3:00PM for Preschool through 5th grade (preschool attendees should have completed at least one year of preschool, please). This summer, step back in time to where Jesus walked to the Cross! Smell the fresh, warm bread; weave a basket of reeds; make clay pots; hear the marketplace music and experience life where Jesus grew up. Engage all of your senses as you transport with St Andrew to Jerusalem and walk with Jesus! Registration is now open! Text VBS2022 to the St. Andrew Text-to-Church number: 707-278-6024 and follow the prompts or visit our website and follow the link: WWW.ANDREWPRES.ORG

Volunteers needed for VBS!will be the week of June 27-30 (M-Th) and will run from 9am-3pm. Volunteers will sign up for a time block- you don’t need to commit to a full day.

Morning: 9:00-12:00:Tribal Leaders, Marketplace crafts, snack booth, playground leaders, celebration (music) helper, drama team, preschool leader;

Lunch crew: 12:00-2:00: supervise, set up, clean up tables;

Afternoon Crew: 1:00-3:00: Group leaders, station leaders: arts and crafts, music, sports/games, movie room, service project;

TODAY!! Sunday 6/26: set-up crew- help set up tents and decorate following the service.

Following Worship Service, Dawne Carver and/or Kelsey Walthard will be waiting at the volunteer board. You can also sign up by texting VOLVBS to the St. Andrew Text-to-Church number: 707-278-6024 and follow the prompts

NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 3RD WE WILL MEET AFTER OUR WORSHIP SERVICE for a Congregational Meeting to elect Deacons and Elders and elect our Nominating Committee for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, immediately followed by our Annual Corporation Meeting to elect our Corporate Trustees. Please plan to attend!

ON-GOING EVENTS:

 

GRACEFUL AGING WOMEN’S GROUP—every 2nd and 4th Fridays from 2:00-3:15pm on Zoom. All women are welcome—contact Nancy Kirkpatrick with questions.

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY—the 3rd Sunday of every month during Worship Service at 9:00am—A slightly less traditional service with acoustic music throughout the service.

THE BROTHERHOOD—FUN WITH A PURPOSE: St. Andrew Men’s Group—Meets Quarterly for fun, fellowship and service to others. Join us!

YOUTH GROUP NEWS:

Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade & Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meet 10:30 to 11:30 AM every Sunday

 

Upcoming Youth Events:

July 9-17, Caravan 2022! What is Caravan? Caravan is a week-long mission trip for incoming 9th grade to 12th grade graduates. It’s a chance to travel to a different community to serve and deepen their faith without the daily distractions of home. This year we have 17 spaces reserved through Youthworks to serve in the rural community of Logan, West Virginia. We will learn about the area as we help with kids club, repairs and wherever we are needed. The cost is $1,131 per person- $450 from the youth and the rest is fundraised! St Andrew has been sending youth and the leaders on Caravan for 28 years. We believe in the amazing changes that happen when youth have the opportunity to serve. Join us July 17th as the youth share their experience as they lead church service at 9am! For information, contact Dawne Carver

MISSIONS:

 

MISSION/MINISTRY FOCUS CALENDAR—2022

January: Deacons                                                        February: Sonoma Overnight Shelter (SOS)

March: Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH)                      April: Earth Care / One Great Hour of Sharing

May: Caravan / Youth Group                                         June: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

July: Younglife                                                             August: Mentoring Alliance                  

September: Pedal for Protein                                        October: Wreaths / World Communion              

November: Local Shoebox / Angel Tree             December: Romania Flour

In an effort to focus our giving and participation, in 2022 we will be highlighting one mission each month.  Should you feel moved to contribute financially towards the mission of focus for that month, please indicate on your donation where you’d like the money to go. Without notation, we will place contributions towards the operating budget of the church, which is always appreciated. Focusing on one mission per month does not preclude you from giving towards any of our missions throughout the year. You can always indicate where you’d like your contribution to go, and please keep in mind there is more than one way to contribute to the life and community of St. Andrew, as your time and talents are greatly appreciated.

 

BRING BACK YOUR CENTS-ABILITY CUPS AND POUR YOUR COINS INTO THE COLLECTION JUG.  Then take the cup back home, collect more coins and repeat the process all over again. This is an on-going collection program – a way for all of us to help in the battle against hunger. These small acts of faithfulness can really add up:  One hundred persons in a congregation will contribute $180 a month at two cents a meal. That’s $2,160 a year. Pick up your Cents-Ability cup today and get started!  Let’s make a difference together. NOTE: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ONLY INCLUDE COINS (U.S. only please) in your donation—our bank uses a coin sorter and other objects can jam and break the machine.

 

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!

 

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]

Please help us keep our beautiful fountain in working order! Coins, rocks and other objects should not be thrown into the fountain. Thank you!

MAY 2022 FINANCIAL REPORT*

                                                 Month of May 2022            Fiscal Year-to-date (July 2021-May 2022)

Total Income:                                    $      44,544                                         $ 501,915*      

Total Expense:                                  $      42,770                                         $ 498,008

Total Surplus/(Shortfall)                  $        1,774                                         $     3,907

Total Surplus / (Shortfall) without PPP Loan                                            $  (51,750)

This is the update on the most recent financial reports that have been received and approved by St. Andrew Session. *Our PPP loan of $55,657 was fully forgiven in Sept. and is included in the Year-to-date income. The loan forgiveness was included in the budget. Full financial statements are available by request.

 

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, go to: bit.ly/StAndrewGiving  – Note from the office: Please be sure to write in the memo line of your checks, the purpose of your donations. Tithe, Solar Capital Campaign, Missions, Deacons, Caravan, Flowers, etc.

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

JUNE

5 June — Angela Ljung

12 June— Ron Moser

19 June— Dan Gustafson

26 June —Jenny Shipston

JULY

3 July— Laura Zimmerman

10 July — Jenny Shipston

17 July — TBD

24 July—Dan Gustafson

29 May — Laura Zimmerman

WELCOME COMMITTEE

JUNE 26

9:00am

Jacob Lange & Kathy Hicks

JULY 3

9:00am

Dale Cecil & Rhoda Peterson

JULY 10

9:00am

Brian Ness & Michael Weiss