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.

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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, July 26

9th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 am

Worship' "To God be Glory in the Church and  in Jesus Christ to all generations." - Ephesians 3. Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "A Word of Glory."


No Adult CE or Sunday School

11:15 am

Children Youth and Families meeting



Tuesday, July 28

Bulletin announcements due



Thursday, July 30


 6:00 pm

Worship Review



Sunday, August 2

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Communion is served

9:30 am Worship




Sunday, August 9

11th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 am


11:00 am

Inquirer's Class



Sunday, August 16

12th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 am


11:00 am

Comfort My People


Choral Festival this Sunday
This Sunday, July 26, The 3rd Annual Quintessence Summer Choral Festival is performing 2 lovely and most inspiring Americana works that our member; The choir will be singing in Randall Thompson's Frostiana, a wonderful work of selected poems by Robert Frost and Melodious Accord: A Concert of Praise, a setting of 13 early American hymns from shaped note hymnals, by Alice Parker, a well known choral master and longtime associate of Robert Shaw.
WHEN: Sunday, July 26 @ 3pm
WHERE: St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona Street (just NE of the San Pedro and Menaul intersection.)
HOW MUCH: No cost, but a free will offering is gratefully appreciated.
Suggestion: If you plan to come, arrive early. A full house is expected!"

Sanctuary Painting this week
The Sanctuary will not be available for any type of use this coming week due to painting. Next Sunday you will notice bright new colors to enjoy during worship!

NM Mass Choir Summer Concert is August 7
You are invited to join Minister Arthur Williams and the New Mexico Mass Choir for their Summer Concert with special guests Christian Rock Band Skull Hill. The concert is Friday, August 7th at 7:00 pm at the UNM Continuing Education Center at 1634 University Blvd SE. Tickets will be available at the door or purchase in advance. $10 suggested donation for adults, $5 for children and kids under 3 are free.

Inquirers Class August 9
We had a wonderful turnout for our first and second Look @ St. Andrew classes. For those of you who would like to find out what it means to be Presbyterian there will be a third follow up class August 9th at 11:00 am and the topic will be: What does it mean to be Presbyterian(and part of the PC(USA) in particular.) If you are interested in this class please RSVP to the Church office no later than August 7th, 1:00 pm. Thank you!

Shepherd of the Valley Chile Festival August 22-23
Mark your calendar for August 22nd and 23rd for the Shepherd of the Valley Chile Festival. profits from this 2-day event goes to the sponsorship fee of $100,000 for the 2016 Habitat for Humanity house built by the Presbyterian Coalition of churches in partnership with other faith groups. Shepherd of the Valley requests help in the form of volunteers for each day and/or donations of baked goods, items for the Silent Auction and used/new adult and children's books. There will be a Habitat playhouse raffle and it will appear at St. Andrew within the next few weeks. Watch for it!

Use of St. Andrew Facilities
Continuing to let you know about the use of our facilities here at St. Andrew:
Scandinavian Club of Albuquerque meets in the Activity room the 4th Friday of each month except November which is on the 3rd Friday (starting again in September) from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Contact Edwin Burke at for more information.
Summit Book Group meets in the Sanctuary at the rocking chairs the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in which reading and discussing books takes place. Please contact OASIS @ 505-884-4529 or email:

Sack Lunch/Hygiene Program Suspended
On August 1st St. Andrew will suspend the weekday Sack Lunch and Hygiene program. The Hot Lunch on Sundays after worship will continue for our Neighborhood Park Friends.

Visit the St. Martin's House Coffee Shop
If you're planning a small meeting or just getting together for a light meal or coffee with friends, consider The Coffee Shop on 2nd and Lomas as your venue. Associated with St. Martin's Hospitality Center, its mission is to end homelessness, in part by training people in the food service industry. The sandwiches are great, the servers friendly, the environment clean and pleasant. The Coffee Shop needs more business to stay open, and it provides an important service. Hours are 7am-3pm. Their motto is, "We make coffee that will change lives."

An Opportunity to Serve at the Presbytery level:
If you are an ordained elder or deacon and a member of St. Andrew (you do not need to be currently serving on session), Santa Fe Presbytery is looking for folks who would be willing to be nominated to sit on Presbytery committees. the Presbytery staff is soon to be restructured, many of the jobs staff once did will need to be done by volunteer members of Presbytery (and that's all of us.) becoming part of the challenge and excitement as we figure out, and live into what it means to be a Missional Presbytery. If you would like to see a list of the committees and their job descriptions, check out the link below.  If you are interested in having your name placed for nomination, contact Pastor Cheryl.  All nominations need to be into the Presbytery office by July 31st so don't delay in letting us know of your interest.

Two Opportunities for Presbyterian Women
Bible Study
Although Presbyterian Women (PW) and Horizons magazine publishes the Bible Study it is information and education for ALL people of the church. Rev. Carl Soderberg has agreed to facilitate the offering of this study on the second Sunday of each month from September to May at 11:00 AM. Rev. Cheryl Finch will facilitate the study the 1st Tuesday of the month for the PW monthly gathering. ALL are invited to attend and participate. Study Guides will be available for $8.00 in August. The author of this year's study is a retired teaching elder and past Synod Executive. The title is "Come to the Waters" and explores some of the many references to water in the Bible. What could be more pertinent to New Mexico? This class starts on either Tuesday September 1st or Sunday September 13th, come join us!

Call for Volunteers

Interested in serving as a member of one of the Committees for the Santa Fe Presbytery? For opportunities, click this link: Presbytery Committee Opportunities Contact Rev Cheryl Finch at St Andrew Presbyterian Church if you are interested.

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 Information About St Andrew Presbyterian Chur

Want more information about our congregation? Click this link: 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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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636