News & Notes

Sunday News & Notes: May 21, 2017

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~Gustavo Ruiz (Seventh Day Adventist Congregation)- ”With gratitude for Christian Fellowship”

 

INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED EXTRA PRAYERS:  Dave Kilmer, Jim Morris, Carolyn Shultz, Don Swisher, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Carol Morgan, Kathy Parker, Mary and Dale Adams, Frank Herrick.  If you, or someone you know, would like to be added to this prayer list, contact the church office.

 

TODAY, SUNDAY, MAY 21ST  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.

 

Are you living with grief? This grief could be caused by the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of a dream or any other kind of loss in your life. We are beginning another Grief, Loss and Forgiveness Workshop. This will be a 3-week progressive discussion of our grief journey. This group will meet in the St. Andrew FELLOWSHIP HALL on Wednesday, may 24, may 31 and June 14. We are offering two separate times to accommodate your schedule: 10:00 AM OR 7:00 PM. Check the box on your Communication Card if interested.

 

WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS ON THE 2017 FLOWER CHART—COST IS $65. 

Sign up to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or to honor or remember a loved one.

Available dates include: August 27, September 10, September 17 and November 12

If interested, contact the church office or make a note on your Communication Card.

 

CHILDREN, PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS—REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!

NEW & EXCITING PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL & ARTS CAMP!

June 26TH through 30TH:

9:00 AM-11:30 AM: Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School: $35.00

11:30 AM-2:00 PM: Music Maker Arts Camp: $35.00 (includes lunch)

Register now at www.andrewpres.org

 

LOST AND FOUND—PLEASE CHECK THE PEGS LEADING INTO THE FELLOWSHIP HALL! There are many coats, sweaters, umbrellas, etc., that have been left at St. Andrew. We will be donating unclaimed items to F.I.S.H. THIS WEEK. Thank you!

 

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 that is 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.  If all of us at St. Andrew participate, multiply that by a factor of four.  That’s over $8,000 a year!  Pick up your Cents-Ability cup today and get started!  Let’s make a difference together.

 

THE ST. ANDREW WEBSITE – www.andrewpres.org – is a great way to find the latest information about what’s happening in our church. The News and Notes and the weekly calendar are posted on the site prior to the Sunday services and you can find  the latest information about upcoming activities for children, small groups, fellowship events, new member classes. etc.

 

YOUR PLEDGE TO ST. ANDREW CAN BE DEBITED DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. 

St. Andrew offers electronic giving for those of you who wish to have your contributions transferred electronically to the church’s account. If you travel, this is particularly helpful in keeping up with your intended offerings. One simple, easy to use authorization form can begin or change your electronic contribution amount. Contact the church office if you would like an authorization form or for more details.

 

PLEASE RESERVE THE CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING AREA AND ALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING SLOTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES!  And, remember to please enter from Arnold Drive and exit north onto Sobre Vista.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Sundays—9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Conference Room #106: We are watching and discussing a DVD Series, “Travel through the Holy Land”. Contact Stephanie Parsons with questions: 707-280-8656

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS: The Tuesday morning women’s group meets FROM 9:30-11:00AM in the St. Andrew Conference Room. Each Tuesday, through June 20th, we will be studying John Ortberg’s book, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted”. This is a 6-week study, including a short, weekly video. We would love to have you join us. Please call Cindy Leinonen at 360-543-3767 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

Weekly bible study: THE BOOK OF LUKE. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW YOUTH ROOM (upstairs) each Sunday FROM 11:40-12:40. Read about Jesus’ life with your St. Andrew friends. 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.

 

ARE YOU LIVING IN PAIN? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

WE HAVE AN ON-GOING SUPPORT GROUP THAT CAN HELP.

Thursdays—7:00 PM to 8:00 PM—St. Andrew Conference Room

These weekly groups use a book by J. Keith Miller’s “A Hunger For Healing”.

Both groups follow a 12-step format. If you or someone you know is hurting and wants to start the process of healing, please check these groups out!  Questions?, please contact Dawne Carver at [email protected]

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS

 

Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade, meet upstairs, 8:30 to 9:30 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 film Woodlawn, based on being courageous.

 

Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meet upstairs, 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM every Sunday.

 

 

2017 F.I.S.H. (FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING) SCHEDULE

May 21               Food

June 18               Clothing

July 16                Financial

August 20           Food

September 17     Clothing

October 15          Financial

November 19      Food

December 17      Financial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELDER OFFERING LOCK-UP

 

MAY

7 May —Camerino Hawing

14 May —Eileen Hafich

21 May —Gary Claeys

28 May —Joel Green

 

JUNE

4 June —Russ Jaycox

11 June —Chris McNairy

18 June —Leslie Miller

25 June —Jim Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNION SERVER SCHEDULE

 

JULY 2

8:30 AM

TBD

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM

TBD

 

JUNE 4

8:30 AM

Cathy Macy

Eric Van Cleave

Sara Clegg

Jocelyn Brown

 

10:15 AM

Angela Ljung

Denis Ljung

Claire Jones

Kathy Ferrera-Cooley