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, February 7 

Transfiguration of the Lord - Souper Bowl of Caring

9:30 am

Worship/Communion Service - "This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Listen to Him." - God, in Luke 9. Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "Coming Down from the Mountain."

11:00 am 

Adult, Children & Youth CE classes

11:00 am 

Mid & Senior High Youth Group



Tuesday, February 9

Bulletin Announcements due

5:30 pm

Mission Social Justice



Wednesday, February 10


5:00 pm

PPR Meeting

6:30 to 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Services



Thursday,February 11


10:00 am

Historical Jesus

6:00 pm

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir Practice



February 13


11:00 am

Ian Wesselman Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Streaming Rev. Bob Butziger Memorial Service from California



Sunday, February 14

1st Sunday in Lent - Theme: "To Find the Lost"

9:30 am

Worship Service/Prayer Shawl dedication

11:00 am

Adult, Children & Youth CE and Presbyterian Women classes



Sunday, February 21

2nd Sunday in Lent - Theme: "To Heal the Broken."

9:30 am

Worship Service

11:00 am

Adult, Children & Youth CE classes

12:00 noon

Comfort My People


Mid & Senior High Youth Group
This Sunday, February 7; room 3, 11 am - noon
Come for food, games and special guest Max Bartlett who will share about Albuquerque Interfaith and the state legislature.


This Sunday, February 7: Souper Bowl of Caring
Our youth will once again be joining youth across the country to collect money to fight hunger. Since its inception in 1990 the Souper Bowl of Caring, held each year on the Sunday of the big game, has raised over $100 million dollars to support local hunger programs. Show your team spirit, and help fight hunger by making a donation in the team soup pot for either the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers. Some have even speculated that here at St. Andrew the "team pot" with the most donations will win the Super Bowl. The real win of course is fighting hunger in our community!


This Sunday, February 7 in Adult CE

"Writing the Story of Your Faith Journey" - led by Anna in its final week. - Library

The Jesus Fatwah - Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself - in its final week. - East CE room:


February 14 Adult CE Classes

Presbyterian Women Bible Study of the international PW study, "Come to the Waters" Lesson 6, led by Rev. Carl Soderberg. West Adult CE room

ZIONISM UNSETTLED: A Congregational Study Guide - led by Rob Craig Aimed at bringing about an end to the silence surrounding the effect of Zionism and to encourage open discussion on the topic in church and society. What steps can be taken to bring peace, justice and reconciliation to the homeland that Israelis and Palestinians share? It is a 4 week class. East CE Room

Lenten Study - Join Pastor Cheryl as we explore some of the characteristics of a disciple this Lenten season. We'll look for ways these qualities can strengthen our own faith journeys. This class will explore traits such as perseverance; learning and devotion; the faith to take risks; the ability to work with others; and humility. It is a 5 week class. Library


*Bob Butziger's Memorial Service
We are hopeful that we will be able to stream Rev. Bob Butziger's memorial service in California live to St. Andrew on February 13th at 3:00pm. This will be confirmed as soon as we can. A memorial offering is planned which the St. Andrew Session has designated for Habitat for Humanity's Unity House. Below is a link to his obituary: http://murphyfuneralhomes. org/obituaries/obit_view.php?id=2309


PRAYER SHAWLS dedicated February 14
On February 14th Prayer Shawls will be blessed and dedicated. If you have one to add, get it to Edith to be tagged and ready for the Sunday service please.


Presbyterian Women ~ Coming February 16
At our PW program meeting on Feb. 16, in the church library at 9:30 am, a representative of NM Project Linus will speak. This group is named for the "Peanuts" character Linus, who is nearly always shown with his security blanket in hand. Project Linus promotes the making and distribution of handmade "security" blankets or afghans. These go to children in crisis, from those who have lost their homes or been in an accident to newborn babies or to children who have been seriously ill or traumatized in some other way. A short video will be shown. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Presbyterian Women also meet on March 12:
The Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering will be held March 12th at Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church. More details and registration forms will be sent soon. Two interesting programs will be presented: Seven Levels of Misunderstanding, and In Her Shoes. Mark your calendar to attend!


The Small Change organization is closing its doors in June. Hence, change collected in the offering each Sunday will continue to be donated to the program for Oral Rehydration Packets through May. The Social Justice Mission Committee will decide on a new program by June. Thanks to all for the wonderful support for this program during the past eight years.

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

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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.

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