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.

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 Week's Schedule

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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, May 22

Trinity Sunday

9:30 am

Worship Service - "God has  poured love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit." - Romans 5.  Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "Relationship, Community, and the 'T' word." The Choir, with cello accompaniment, will sing a Robert Frost Poem. 

10:00 am

CE for young Children

11:00 am

Adult CE: Two Choices


"Meeting Jesus for the First Time" Led by Rev. Dick Harrison: Library


Experiences with Refugees Settled in Albuquerque; Sandi Bertholomey, who is a Community Outreach Coordinator for Lutheran Family Services: Adult CE room

11:00 am

Mid & Senior Highs Movie Day: Pizza at St. Andrew, then Space 3D at natural history museum. Adults and friends welcome. Free for youth, $8.00 for adults.



Tuesday, May 24

Bulletin Announcements Due



Wednesday, May 25


 6:00 pm

Women's Book Group



Thursday, May 26


10:00 am

Historical Jesus

7:00 pm

Choir Practice



Saturday, May 28


2:00-4:00 pm

Open House with new pastor candidate



Sunday, May 29

A Day of Thanksgiving & Celebration and a Potluck/Picnic

9:30 am

Worship Service: St. Andrew's new Pastor Candidate will preach



Sunday, June 5

3rd Sunday After Pentecost

10:30 am

Worship Service


No CE Classes until Fall

5:00 pm

Service of Grief and Remembrance



Sunday, June 12

4th Sunday After Pentecost

10:30 am

Worship Service


No CE Classes until Fall


Summer Worship Services at 10:30 starting June 5
Beginning June 5th & thru summer, Worship Services will be at 10:30 am each Sunday. The Neighborhood Lunch will be served at noon.


This Sunday, May 22, in Adult CE

Library: "Meeting Jesus for the First Time: The historical Jesus and the heart of the contemporary faith", a book by Marcus Borg. Class led by Dick Harrison. This is the final class. This week, a discussion of Chapter 5 & 6.

East CE Room: Sandi Bertholomey, who is a Community Outreach Coordinator for Lutheran Family Services, will speak to us about refugees in general and, in particular, stories from the families they have helped to resettle.


Youth CE - Let's Go to the Movies this Sunday!
This Sunday, May 22, Mid & Senior High's are invited to go with us to the movies to see Journey to Space in 3D at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science. The movie is at noon, we will leave the church following worship after pausing to eat pizza. Friends and adults are all invited. Free for youth, $8.00 for adults.


Albuquerque Pride Parade Preparations this Sunday
We will be assembling our give-a-ways after the CE hour This Sunday, May 22 in the library for our entry in this years Pride Parade on June 11th


The Albuquerque Philharmonic Chamber Music concert this Sunday, May 22
This Sunday at 2:00 pm the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra will give a FREE Chamber Music Concert in the Sanctuary. Donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated, but, no one should feel obliged to donate. Everyone is invited to attend.


Bulletin Announcements Due May 24


Women's Book Group meets May 25
The Women's Book Group will next meet on May 25th at 6:00 pm, to discuss Becoming Nicole by Amy Elks Nutt. It is the story of a family struggling with, and embracing a transgender child. More than that, it is about accepting one another and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory. This is the last meeting until August.


A Day of Thanksgiving & Celebration on May 29th,
Plus a Potluck/Picnic
* The candidate to be St. Andrew's next installed pastor will preach.
* During worship we will be thanking Don Eaton for his work with the Small Change program.
* We will thank those who teach our children & youth with a special thank you to Hannah Roberto for her time as our Youth Coordinator.
* The thanks continue as we recognize our choir and musicians for all the beautiful music they have given us this year.
*  Immediately following worship, we will celebrate the continuing ministry of St. Andrew with a potluck picnic in the courtyard. Fellowship will provide the burgers, dogs and drinks. Please bring a side or dessert to share.


Office Help Needed on June 2
Vacation is approaching and I need 1 more volunteer! Office help is needed in the Church Office Thursday, June 2nd to man the phones from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Let Christy know if you can help please. 505-881-9626


Summer Fun In The Park in June
We will again be doing our Summer Fun in The Park program. We'll be at Montgomery Park on June 2nd, 9th 23rd and 30th.


Vacation Bible School
VBS is at Menaul School June 13th-16th


Share Your Musical Talents this Summer
The choir will be on vacation this summer & we would love for you to share your musical talents for the congregation. If you would like to sing, or play an instrument, please talk to David Ziems or call him at 505-400-2629.


May 30th, Memorial Day Church Office Closed


Church Women United meet June 3 at St. Andrew
Church Women United will meet June 3, here at St. Andrew and our Presbyterian Women will be the hosts. Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 am with the program at 10:00. The focus is on a conversation with four "Muslim Women Speak" participants. The monthly collection will be for the Immigrant & Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque. Gently used or new sheets, towels, basic kitchen items, cleaning supplies, paper towels & laundry detergent are needed. NO clothing please. For more info please call Amy Costales at 867-4207.


A Service of Grief and Remembrance June 5
St. Andrew will hold a Service of Grief and Remembrance on Sunday evening, June 5 at 5:00 pm. This will be an opportunity for folks to share grief and remembrance of people they love. The service will be informal, and there will be a time for sharing, so please feel free to bring a picture or some other object that reminds you of your loved one. We will pray, read scripture and listen to music.


Presbyterian Women meet on July 19
Presbyterian Women's only summer meeting is a potluck brunch on July 19 celebrating the birthday of Presbyterian Women. More to come later on this event.


Help Needed for Neighborhood Lunches in July and August
We want to make sure our Neighborhood Friends have a nutritious meal each Sunday this summer. WE NEED HELP on the following dates this summer: July 10, 31; August 7, 14, & 21. Receipts can be reimbursed if needed. Remember, meals this summer will be served at noon.


Neighborhood Friends Ministry Needs Supplies
Bring in hotel toiletries for our Neighborhood Friends ministry, they are so appreciated! Just drop items off in the container by the office. Stop by the Narthex any Sunday and check out what's happening with this ministry!

Emergency Services

State wide list of Food Distribution Services for people in need - Click "Sources for Emergency 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.

Good Stuff

Go to some Good Stuff relating to the work of the church

Audio of a panel discussion on "Understanding and Acting on the Border Crisis

A description of 20 different types of prayer that were referred to in the Sept 21st Christian Education Class

A worksheet for Reflecting on Your Spirituality based on the Adult Ed Class of 18 Oct. 2014

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More Info About St Andrew Presbyterian Church

Want more information about our congregation?

St. Andrew Church Brochure. A summary of information about our church family

2015 SAPC Mission Study. This document was developed as a part of our process to find a new pastor and it provides incite into who we are.

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 have been reviewed by the congregation at a meeting on August 10th and will be 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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Care Giving Tools:

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.

Submit a request to insert an announcement into the Sunday Bulletin.

Members's Only - Need the Password? Members can submit an email that includes your name and email address to to receive the password

Deacon's Page

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