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 1

6th Sunday of Eastertide

9:30 am

Worship/Communion Service - Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden." -Genesis 2. Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "In The Garden." The Choir will Sing "Don't Look Back." Family Worship for young children.

11:00 am

Adult CE


Meeting Jesus for the First Time. In the Library


After Muslim Woman Speak: Now What? East CE Room

11:00 am

Mid & Senior High Youth Fellowship Leaves for an afternoon of Pizza and Fun at the Haynes' home

3:30 pm

Youth return from Haynes'



Tuesday, May 3

Bulletin Announcements Due

9:30 am

Presbyterian Women Bible Study

6:30 pm

Worship & Music Comm.



Wednesday, May 4


6:00 pm

Mix It Up Book Group



Thursday May 5


10:00 am

Spiritual Formations

6:00 pm

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal



Saturday May 7


10:00 am

Workshop with Anna Redsand; Understanding your Faith Journey Through Writing

3:00 pm

Madrigal Singers Concert



Sunday, May 8

7th Sunday of Eastertide, /Mother's Day - The Gift of Hospitality

9:30 am

Worship Service/Shawl Blessing

11:00 am

Adult and Children & Youth and Presbyterian Women CE classes



Sunday, May 15

Day of Pentecost - " Suddenly there came a sound like a mighty wind "

9:30 am

Worship Service/Pentecost Offering

11:00 am

Adult and Children & Youth CE classes

12:00 pm

Comfort My People



Sunday, May 22

Trinity Sunday - "When God's Spirit comes, the Spirit will guide you into all truth."

9:30 am

Worship Service

11:00 am

Adult and Children & Youth CE classes


Sunday, May 1st 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. led by Dick Harrison. The class continues for 5-6 weeks. Additional books will be available for those who have not yet purchased theirs. The discussion will be based on chapter 1 - "Meeting Jesus Again". Dick Harrison says that anyone who is interested in knowing more about the historical Jesus is encouraged to attend.

East CE Room: After Muslim Woman Speak: Now What? - led by Eleanor Milroy and Fletcher Hahn. Is MWS a model for reaching out to the neighborhood? Come discuss this with us.


Upcoming CE Classes

Presbyterian Women's Bible Study on May 3
May 3, Library: Presbyterian Women will meet at 9:30 on the final chapter of the study guide, "Come to the Waters: River of Life - Hope", led by Rev. Cheryl Finch. Each month's study is a lesson in itself; so one can benefit even without having been to previous lessons. It is open to men as well as women. The same study will be led by Rev. Carl Soderberg on Sun., May 8, at 11 am in the West CE room.

May 8, Library: "Meeting Jesus for the First Time: The historical Jesus and the heart of the contemporary faith", a book by Marcus Borg continues... led by Dick Harrison. Runs through May 29th.


Mother's Day Cards On Sale Sunday May 1st
Presbyterian Women will have Mother's Day cards available in the Activity Room after services today. Donations for these cards goes to Healthy Women Healthy Families, a global poverty alleviation ministry, co-sponsored by Presbyterian World Mission & Presbyterian Women. One grant helped women in a rural village create a savings and loan program that enabled them to start vegetable businesses to support the health and well-being of their families. Send the cards to women you want to honor on Mother's Day. Suggested donation is $5 per card.


Albuquerque Interfaith meets This Sunday
This Sunday, May 1 Albuquerque Interfaith's new initiative on Mental Health Services for Bernalillo County will be held at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle (corner of Carlisle and Comanche) from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. New issue development papers for Education, Immigration, Workforce Development and Land Use/Planning, along with an Accountability Session for candidates for County Commissioner will also be addressed. If you are interested in any of these issues and want to be a part of the conversation, please attend this important meeting! (Note change in Church)


'Mix It Up' Book Group meets May 4
Save the Date - New Book Group coming; Wed., May 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, join Donna Barr, Susan and Mark in the West CE room. We'll be sharing books we're reading now, or other books we like. Think of it as another way to deepen our relationships. Bring your own brown bag dinner (and something to share if you wish). Ask any of us for more details.


May 6 Friendship Day Celebration
Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women's group, will gather for their annual May Friendship Day celebration on Friday, May 6th at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE. The theme is "Finding Grace at the Table" and uses the image of a table as a place of reconciliation. Coffee fellowship will begin at 9:30 am followed by worship at 10:15 am. A luncheon will be served at 12:00 & cost is $10. Reservations to be made by May 1st to Barbara Bailie 249-5496 or Katherine Enns 884-5101. All are welcome!


Free Faith Journey Workshop May 7
Saturday, May 7, 10am to 4pm in the Adult CE room and the Library there is a FREE workshop by Anna Redsand on "Understanding Your Faith Journey Through Writing". It includes a 1 hour BYO brown-bag lunch break. Bring your own writing materials. To RSVP, or to ask questions, contact Anna at 505-314-4144 or email:


The Madrigal Singers in Concert May 7
The Madrigal Singers is a group founded by Rev. Bob Boughton many years ago at St. Andrew and you are invited to their Spring Concert on May 7th at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary. It is a free concert, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Bob & Mary Boughton will be in attendance. The group is now led by Prof. Juan Hernandez, Acting Director of Choral Programs at UNM. Refreshments will be provided. We hope you can attend!


Presbyterian Women Special Program on May 17
On Tuesday, May 17, Carol of St. Andrew Health Ministries will lead a session on "Healthy Aging", involving pro-active decisions that will improve our health now and in later years. The meeting will be in the Library with a short business meeting at 9:30 am, followed by Carol's presentation at 10:00 am. All are invited to attend.


Share Your Musical Talents This Summer
Summer is almost upon us and the choir will be on vacation. We would love for you to share your musical talents with the congregation during this time. If you would like to sing, or play an instrument, please talk to David Ziems after services or call him at 505-400-2629 to sign-up.


Summer Sign-up for Neighborhood Lunches
In the summer we go traveling and visiting, which is great fun but we want to make sure our Neighborhood Friends have a nutritious meal each Sunday. WE NEED HELP on the following dates: June 19 - Linda needs a buddy; July 3, 10, 17, 31; August 7, 14, 21.


Summer Worship Services at 10:30 am
Beginning June 5th, and throughout the summer, Worship Services will be at 10:30 am each Sunday. The Neighborhood Lunch will be served at noon. We will resume with the 9:30 am Worship Services in the fall.

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

Care Giving Tools:

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