St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church seeks to be a dynamic Reformed community of faith that proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ by reaching out to others in compassionate service, celebrating our faith together in worship, encouraging all ages to grow personally and spiritually, and nurturing and supporting one another in Christian love.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is a reformed and reforming community of faith in Christ where we work for reconciliation and social justice and where we can be theologically bold, spiritually generous, and radically welcoming.

We are striving to overcome all divisions that separate the peoples of God from God and from one another, whether race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental ability, education, socio-economic status, or cultural background.

We invite you to join with us in creating this beloved community.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ to come and visit us on Sunday mornings at 9:30, at 5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE. One block east of San Mateo. Across from Montgomery park.

Contact us at 881-9626, or


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This Weeks Schedule

Sunday, September 6



Worship Service 9:00


    Christian Education Rally Day


11:00 am Adult Christian Education


    Ice Cream Social



Tuesday, September 9


12:00 noon

Announcements due



Thursday, September 11


10:00 am 

Historical Jesus

6:00 pm 

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir  Practice



Sunday,  September 14


9:30 am 

Communion Worship Service


Come help us celebrate rally day SUNDAY!! (The first day of Christian education)!  We will be having an ice cream social for the whole church kick off the first day of Sunday school. We will provide the ice cream.


ADULT CE begins again today at 11:00. The Social Justice/Mission Committee will discuss the immigration issue for kids in Central America.


Robert Carr Guwatimu, who attended Presbyterian school will do a book signing and reading of his newly written book on Saturday September 13 at 3:00  at the  Indian Cultural  Center.   This is a collaboration of the Indian pueblo cultural center and Menaul Historical   Library of the Southwest.


A Benefit for Family Promise of Albuquerque, Sunday, September 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., featuring Sid Fendley and Friends. Homemade desserts at intermission and a silent auction.
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living
2801 Louisiana Blvd NE
Family Promise: 268-0331/
$20.00 (all proceeds to benefit Family Promise of Albuquerque)


Presbyterian Women began a new Bible study last Tuesday. It will be repeated on September 14, with Carl Soderburg teaching the class in the Library at the 11:00 education hour after the service. Carl has agreed to lead this class until next May so if you can’t make it to first Tuesday with Bill Hedrick, come on second Sunday with Carl Soderburg. We are sold out of study guides. Edith will take orders Sunday ONLY, if you are interested in obtaining one for $8.00. They will be here within a week.


Will you help? For more than a year the St. Andrew Neighborhood Team has been trying to persuade the City of Albuquerque to install public restrooms in Montgomery Park. We met with City Councilor Diane Gibson, who represents District 7 where St. Andrew Presbyterian is located and who is sympathetic to this request. She asked us to research state-of-the-art facilities that would be resistant to vandalism and misuse, and we found the Portland Loo as a model ( Our church (and sometimes our grounds) serves as a regular back-up toilet facility for the many groups who use the park, particularly when the library is closed. She needs a 6/3 vote to override a mayoral veto on spending items like this, and votes are often 5/4 along party lines.

Letters from constituents can make this happen! Will you please send an email, or better still a hand-written letter, to three people:

1.Your City Councilor: Find yours at
2. Director Barbara Baca, Parks & Recreation
3. Mayor Richard

Use your own words to convey these key messages politely:

  • Park is a large park heavily used by many groups, families, and children.
  • People come from all over the city and often need to find a public restroom.  
  • The library and senior center facilities are limited to their open hours.
  • Public toilets are a basic human need.
  • The need is for permanent facilities, not porta-potties that are so vulnerable to vandalism
  • Other cities have designed and are installing facilities that prevent vandalism and misuse.
  • Please use Montgomery Park as a pilot site to install modern public facilities.


FAMILY PROMISE:   September 18,19, 20th, is another opportunity for our St. Andrew church family to offer hospitality to several families in need from our community.  There are a variety of ways you can help.  We need cooks (food should be brought to the mini-kitchen between 3:00-and 3:30 pm on the day you’re cooking –if you do not have a key talk to Ester) , overnight hosts, evening hosts, and van drivers.  We alternate with First Presbyterian Church to serve Saturday breakfast, which includes hosting until noon, and to drive the van on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (need 2 people). It is our turn to take the families on a special excursions on Saturday afternoon.  There will be a signup sheet in the activity room after the service, or talk to  Ester for more information.


OFFICE NEEDS: Clean your closeets, men! We seriously need men's tee shirts. Also socks, toothpaste and razors. Thanks for all your help.


THE CHURCH OFFICE has new hours.
9:30am– 1:30 pm, Mon. Tues., Thurs., Fri.
9:15am– 12:15pm Wed.


PRESBYTIDINGS articles are due by Friday, September 20th.


DEACONS: The meeting has been changed to September 17th.

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State wide list of Food Distribution Services for people in need - Click NEED FOOD in Care Giving Tools Topic below.

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Hearing Assistance

The sanctuary has a "Loop" system. With this system you can check out a headset and adjust the volume of the service in your head set. Or if you have hearing aids with a "T-Coil", you can turn your T-Coil on and hear the service directly in your hearing aids.

New Beginnings Reports

The congregation of St Andrew Presbyterian church went throught a process called "New Beginnings". It involved working in small groups, using guided discussions, to develop a vision for the future of this congregations. The assessor's report was developed by an independent outside group and is an assessment of the current congregation and its role in the community. The other reports describe the results of the small groups discussions, with increasing detail going from the Overview Report to the Detailed Report. These results will be reported to the congregation at a meeting on August 10th and submitted to the Session for approval.

New Beginnings Overview Report

New Beginnings Summary Report

New Beginnings Detailed Report

New Beginnings Assessor's Report

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Get Food PDF Document listing Sources for Emergency Food Services A website where a deacon or friend or family member can set up a seperate website for a person who is having health problems. The individual website can then be distributed to others so that they can track what is going on in that person's life and give encouragement. A website where a deacon or friend or family member can set up a schedule of meals for a shut in or sick person. The website is shared with other care givers so that the meals can be coordinated.


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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636