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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Sunday, May 24

Day of Pentecost

9:30 am

Outdoor Worship Service "On the day of Pentecost, all the Apostles were moved by the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit moved them."- Acts 2.   After a dramatic reading on "Fire, Wind and Water” Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "Say What?" 

11:00 am

Pentecost/Memorial Day BBQ/Potluck picnic


NO CE classes



Monday, May 25

Memorial Day - Church Office Closed 





Tuesday, May 26

Bulletin announcements due 



Wednesday, May 27


6:00 pm

Women's Book Group



Thursday, May 28


10:00 am

Historical Jesus

1:00 pm

Quintet Rehearsal

6:00 pm

Worship Review



Sunday, May 31

Trinity Sunday

9:30 am

Worship. "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of Heaven unless they are 'born again' . . . of water and the Spirit." - Jesus, in John: 3. Rev. Cheryl Finch will preach.

10:00 am:

CE for young children

11:00 am:

Adult CE Wills: Defying Newton's law of inertia – Richard Stoops


Senior High CE: Grace/ Love is the Bottom Line


Mid- High CE: Re:Form Curriculum


Congregational Meeting May 31st to Select Pastoral Nominating Committee
Immediately after Worship services on May 31st there will be a Congregational Meeting for the purpose of electing the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). Please be sure to stay and cast your vote!

Women's Book Group
Wednesday, May 27th at 6:00 pm will be the last book group meeting until August 26th. We will be discussing The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. The lives of women during WWII are one aspect of the story.

An Introduction to St. Andrew and Presbyterians - June 7
Are you new to St. Andrew? Or maybe you've been visiting for a while and would like to know more about what it means to be Presbyterian, or to be a member of St. Andrew? We will be having lunch and conversation for all those interested in finding out more on June 7th after worship in the Adult CE room. No obligations, just an opportunity to come and find out more. We ask that you let the church office know you'd like to come by Friday, June 5th, so we'll know we've got enough food. 881-9626

May 31st, Last Adult CE Until Fall
Wills Emphasis will be led by attorney Richard, on Sunday May 31 at 11:00 am. This is a follow-up and continuation of the Session's encouragement of good stewardship of life, relationships, and resources. Having a will is very important, yet only about 4 out of 10 of us have that accomplished. This class is meant to be understanding and supportive and is meant to nudge you along the way or to give you ideas to double-check your arrangements.

Church Women United
Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women's movement, will meet on Friday, June 5th at New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank NE. fellowship starts at 9:30 am followed by the program at 10:00 am. "What's Happening in our Public Schools Today" will feature a panel discussion by educators, both active and retired. are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion following the panel. more information, contact Shirley Nilsson at 884-2467.

"Flamingo Fundraiser Flaps Forward"
The Flamingo Flocking fundraiser as well as selling anti-flocking insurance is still going on until the 31st. You may purchase insurance and/or pay to flock someone's house before and after service during Fellowship Coffee time. We encourage your participation in this fundraising event that will help to send our youth to Ghost Ranch this summer. Your donations are appreciated too!

Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
The Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a FREE Chamber Music Concert here at St. Andrew in the Sanctuary from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 31st! Come and enjoy this Free concert!

June Fundraiser Being Planned
In June we will have one more fundraiser to help with the purchase of necessities for our Park Friends. The date is tentatively set for
June 21st. The menu hasn't been set yet, but we would like suggestions from our church family. Please email Darryl Encino your suggestions at

Summer Fun in the Park
In the summer, the city provides free lunches at the playground at Montgomery Park for children from 1-18. On Thursday mornings in June, St. Andrew provides a few hours of fun activities with the kids who come and we need some volunteers to help out.
June 4th we will be making instruments and a rhythm band.
June 11th we will be making puppets and there will be story telling
June 18th will be scribble art
June 24th, will be rocks and geology.

Vacation Bible School June 15th - 18th
St Andrew is partnering with several other churches to hold Vacation Bible School. We will be following the travels of Abraham through many journeys. There will be lots of activities, fellowship and food (dinner is provided by the churches involved). The event will be at Menaul School at 301 Menaul Blvd NE on the grassy area from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Whether or not you have children, you are welcome to join our family. We would love to have you walk through the Bible with us.

Nepal Earthquakes
The quake has left thousands of people dead, thousands more injured. Buildings have been reduced to rubble, roads, bridges and communication systems have been severely damaged. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in this small country. You can help by putting a check in the plate at St. Andrew designated to Nepal disaster relief, or by sending a contribution to: Presbyterian Church (USA) PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA-3700.

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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.

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