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

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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 Week's Schedule
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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, March 29

Palm Sunday, Holy Week Begins

9:30 am

Worship Service Simon of Cyrene Mark15:20-24 Great Hour of Sharing Offering

11:00 am

Adult Education Faith Journey: Jim

12:00 am

Communion Workshop

 

 

Tuesday, March 31

Bulletin Announcements due 

 

 

Thursday, April 2

Maundy Thursday

10:00 am

Spiritual Formation

7:00 pm

Maundy/Tenebrae Service

 

 

Friday, April 3

Good Friday

4:00 pm-7:00 pm

The sanctuary will be open for Prayer and Reflection

 

 

Saturday, April 4

 

2:00 pm

Choir Practice

 

 

Sunday, April 5

Easter Sunday

9:30 am

Easter Cantata/Worship Service- Resurrection of the Lord Mark 16: 1-8

 

NO Adult Education

 

Easter Egg Hunt after Worship

 

 

Sunday,April 12

2nd Sunday of Easter

9:30 am

Communion/Worship Service - Road to Emmaus Luke 24; 13-35

11:00 am

Adult Education: Faith Journey; Susan and Mark

4:00 pm

Ordination of Deborah Huggins with reception

 

 

Sunday,April 19

3rd Sunday of Easter

9:30 am

Worship Rev. Rob Craig preaching

11:00 am

Adult Education

12:00 noon

Comfort My People



Announcements

Name Tags are Here!
St. Andrew has purchased new reusable name tags for everyone to wear on Sundays.  The beautiful holders were made by women in South Africa affected by HIV/AIDS and provides them with a much needed source of income.  Pick your color combo and start wearing your name tag today.  Before you leave, please place your name tag on the rolling cabinet so it’s ready for next Sunday. 

Neighborhood Ambassadors
We are looking for 1 or 2 “neighborhood ambassadors” to work with the church office on Monday and Tuesday mornings 9:30-Noon.  You would distribute sack lunches and help people with toiletries and clothing needs.  Please contact Christy in the church office if you can help with coverage, either on an occasional or regular basis. 

Special Communion Times
Please note: We will be celebrating communion Holy Week during our Maundy Thursday/Tenenbrae service, April 2nd at 7pm.  Instead of our usual 1st Sunday of the month communion, which would fall on Easter Sunday, April 5th, our next communion celebration will be Sunday April 12th as we remember the Emmaus Road disciples recognizing the risen Jesus in the breaking of the bread.  The 12th will also be special as we welcome some of our younger children to the Table for their 1st communion.

Rio Grande Food Project
Food for the Rio Grande Food Project may be brought either Sunday the 5th or the 12th for the month of April.
Adult CE: Faith Journeys
Congregation members talk about how their faith has evolved and how they experience it today.  
March 29th - Jim Copeland
April 5th - No Adult CE—Easter
April 12th - Susan Page/Mark Pallardy
 
Children and Youth CE
Children through fourth grade – Church school with Ms. Laura Encino in rooms
1 and 2 from 10:00-11:00 am
Childcare - rooms 1 & 2, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Mid-high – Church school with Hannah Roberto in room 5 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Senior high - Church school with Joe Wood-worth,  room 3 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm

 

Today; Family Communion Workshop and Welcoming
Children to the Table

Today, we will be having a family communion workshop. This is a wonderful time to talk with the young children who are ready to be welcomed to the communion table. We will enjoy some food that Jesus might have eaten here on Earth as well as going through the steps of communion and talking about them in depth. On Easter morning, April 5th, we will present them with a bible. I can say, honestly, that I still have my bible I got as a child! It is a wonderful reminder of my own coming to the table!  Thank you, Laura

Ordination of Deborah Huggins
Join us as we celebrate the Ordination of Deborah Huggins to the ministry of Teaching Elder. The event will take place at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 12th here at St. Andrew.  A reception will follow the service. If you would like to bring something to share contact Gail.

Today is the last day to Order your Easter Lilies!
Today is the last day to order lilies to be placed in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday in memory or in honor of those we love.  Cost is $12 each and order forms can be found in the attendance pad or at the rear of the sanctuary.  Your money and form may be placed either in the offering plate or given to Christy in the office by the end of today.

Church Women United
Church Women United,ecumenical Christian women’s gathering, will meet on Friday, April 3rd at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte NE. Fellowship will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the program at 10:00 am. Plummer, Director of Albuquerque Heading Home, and Lisa Maury will be presenting information about their program and how it addresses homelessness in Albuquerque. School supplies for the APS Title I homeless students will be gathered. Crayons, pencils, pens, erasers, loose-leaf paper, tissues, backpacks and new socks are some of the items needed. and bring a friend! more information please call Amy Costales at 867-4207.

FAMILY PROMISE NEEDS YOU
Thank you for your continued support in helping care for homeless families.  April 9th, 10th, 11th is another opportunity for St. Andrew volunteers to join hands with First Presbyterian Church to help homeless families in need from our community.  Please look for a sign-up sheet in the activity room, or talk to Ester, Family Promise Coordinator if you have any questions.

In Need of:
Men’s clothing for our Park Friends, bring to the church office please.

Annual St. Andrew Easter Egg Hunt
It's that time of year again!  The annual St. Andrew Easter Egg Hunt is next Sunday, April 5th after worship. The donation of plastic Easter eggs  filled with candy is needed by today. This has always been a wonderful Easter tradition for our children and youth, and every little bit helps to make it a successful hunt! ! All children and youth are encouraged to come, and bring your basket if you have one.  If you have any questions, please contact Hannah.

Madrigal Singers Spring Concert

Come, support the Madrigal Singers at their Spring Concert here at St. Andrew Church Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 pm and Sunday, April 26, at 6:30 pm at Monte Vista Christian Church 3501 Campus Blvd. N.E.

Looking for Employment
Cynthia, a guest at Family Promise has her Bachelors degree in management and has shown herself to be very responsible in the program. If anyone knows of any job openings, please contact : Julie Skelton, LMSW, Executive Director Family Promise of Albuquerque www.FamilyPromiseABQ.org (505)268-0331



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:

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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