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

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Welcome!

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 admin@standrewabq.org

 

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This Weeks Schedule
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This Weeks Schedule

Sunday, August 10

 

 

9:30 am

 

Worship Service

Tuesday, August 12

 

 

 

 

Announcements due by noon.

Thursday, August 14

 

 

10:00 am

 

Historical Jesus

6:00  pm

 

Worship Review

Sunday, August 17

 

 

9:30 am

 

Worship Service

11:00 am

 

New Beginnings update



Announcements

St. Andrew Night at the Isotopes: On August 14 at 6:35 pm, join your friends for a baseball game. Tickets are $6.00 and you can pay Mark through Sunday.  He'll have your tickets at the ballpark. We usually meet down by the big baseball rock. This is a great time to introduce your friends and families to St. Andrew.

 

David Ziems (our Director of Music) and the St. Andrew choir are on leave for the summer and will return in September. Choir rehearsals resume on Thursday August 28th, 7:00 pm in the choir room. All who love to sing are welcome

 

The Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study guides will be on sale for $8.00 after the Worship Service every Sunday in August. The lessons begin on Sept 2 at 9:30 in the Library with Bill Hedrick leading the session. The subject this year is “Reconciling Paul; a study of II Corinthians”

 

WOMENS BOOK GROUP:  Our next meeting is Wednesday,28th6 pm in the adult CE room. For this meeting, we picked God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet to discuss. The book is a true story and talks about one doctor’s remarkable journey to the essence of medicine.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS UPDATE: Plan to gather once again in our small groups after worship on Sunday August 17th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm for a chance to review and discuss the draft report from our small group discussions earlier this summer. Pizza will be provided. If you did not participate in the original groups you are still welcome to come and hear what we learned. Remember, your input is vital! This will be the last discussion in New Beginnings groups before the report goes to session.

 

The Habitot house raffle tickets were sold out last Sunday, but we have a new supply! $3 each or 3 for $10.See Marilyn for tickets. Remember, if you win the house, in addition to the possibility of giving it to your children, grandchildren, neighbor--you can also donate it to a child care center. Books for the Chile Festival book sale are coming in regularly. St. Andrew volunteers are filling out volunteer forms, folks are baking items for the bake sale. Others are donating items to the Silent Auction, helping with the plant sale, the Kid's area, directing parking, being a go-fer, or planning to shop their heart out. If you want to help, sign up with Marilyn or Lori Stepetic (345-1190).

 

Invitation to a Reflective Conversation

I am the vine and you are the branches. Cut off
    from me you can do nothing.”         -John 15:5
We are only the light bulbs.  Our job is just
    to stay screwed in.”          - Desmond Tutu

The purpose of religion is quite literally to reconnect us (re-ligio).  How easily we become distracted and disconnected from our meaning and purpose, our core values, and our deepest self in God!  Even within churches, personal conversations about one’s spiritual life journey are surprisingly rare.  It is so much easier to talk about beliefs and doctrine than about the actual experience of God and the often elusive path of spirit. Yet it is attention to the spiritual journey that distinguishes a church from social and service organizations, and it is a vibrant spirituality that sustains us in our life struggles and our work for God.
St. Andrew invites you to have a free, private and confidential conversation as an opportunity to reflect on your own spiritual journey.  Spiritual questions sometimes look like this:

What is a next step in my spiritual growth?
What gives my life meaning and purpose?
How could my heart be more aligned with the heart of God?
Am I on the right path?
What are my central, non-negotiable values?
What am I doing or not doing that prevents me from more fully living these values?
What do I hunger for?
If I chose to devote more time and attention to my spiritual life, what might I do?
What do I need spiritually?
What am I missing?
How am I living out my faith?
Is it reasonable to expect more, or is this all there is to faith and spirituality?
When do I most experience the presence of God?
What is God calling me to do?
What do I want from God?
Where am I on my life journey toward God?

A Reflective Conversation is not meant to provide or prescribe answers to such questions but rather to help you find the answers that are already within you.  It is neither counseling nor spiritual direction, but simply an opportunity to reflect on your spiritual life, a conversation of companions on the journey.  It is about listening deeply to your own experience.

What is Involved?

Reflective Conversations are individual, private and confidential.  Normally it is one conversation of  60-90 minutes.  You can make an appointment through Creed in the church office (881-9626).  She will give or send you a preparation packet with some steps that you could complete in advance if you choose to do so (none required).  That’s it!  What you do with the experience thereafter is up to you.  A follow-up conversation can be arranged for a month or so later if you wish.

Fa Facilitators

Dr Dr. Bill Miller is a Presbyterian elder and deacon who has been a member of St. Andrew since 1977.  He taught clinical psychology at UNM for 31 years and developed the method known as motivational interviewing for having conversations about change, which is now being taught and used in at least 47 languages.  His books include Motivational Interviewing, Quantum Change¸ Living As If, and Human Nature, Motivation, and Change: Judeo-Christian Perspectives on Psychology.

Dr. Theresa Moyers is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico.  An international speaker, her research focuses on counselor training and how conversational processes such as interpersonal empathy help to facilitate change.  She worships at First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque



Emergency Services

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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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http://www.caringbridge.org/ 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.
http://takethemameal.com/ 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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(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636
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