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

Sunday, August 23

13th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 am

Worship. "Therefore, put on the whole armor of God"  - Ephesians 6.  Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "A Man for One Season."

 

 

Tuesday, August 25

Bulletin announcements due

 

 

Wednesday, August 26

 

6:00 pm

Women's Book Group

 

 

Thursday, August 27

 

10:00 am

Historical Jesus

6:00 pm

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal

 

 

Sunday, August 30

14th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 am

Worship "Do not merely listen to the Word of God, but do what it says!" - James 1

 

 

Sunday, September 6

Celebration Sunday (Pick a Hymn), Ministry Fair and Potluck BBQ

 

Children and Youth Kick-Off Day

9:30 am

Worship

11:00 am.

Ministry Fair and BBQ

 

 

Sunday, September 13

16th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 am Worship

Building a community of Faith unleashed into the world by the love of God.

11:00 am

Christian Education begins for all (Adult's, Children and Youth and Presbyterian Women)

 

 

Childcare is available each Sunday for infants and children up to age seven from 9:00 am to the close of worship. Beginning September 13, our Christian Education classes will resume and childcare will be available until noon.



Announcements

Congregational Forum on St. Andrew Homeless Ministries on August 30
EVERYONE is invited to join us for one hour next SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th, immediately following worship for a congregational forum on St. Andrew Homeless Ministries. We will have a conversation regarding these ministries and we need the input and the engagement of the entire congregation.

 

ALBUQUERQUE INTERFAITH meeting August 30
Albuquerque Interfaith's last summer Institute for Public Life will be held Sunday, August 30 from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School Road (between University and I-25). We will focus on "Moving Into Action."

 

Celebration Sunday and CE Kick-off; September 6
September 6th is Celebration Sunday (Pick a Hymn), our Ministry Fair, root beer floats and a Potluck BBQ. It is also Children and Youth Kick-Off Day. Come join us for our 9:30 am Worship service, bring a dish, and enjoy the day planned for you and your family!

 

"Pick A Hymn" for Sunday, September 6
Please fill out a slip, (which are located at the back of the Sanctuary near the blue Survey box) for Celebration "Pick a Hymn" Sunday which is September 6th. Write down your favorite hymn and place it in the basket!

 

Church Women United meet on September 4
Church Women United will meet for the Human Rights Day celebration on Friday, September 4th El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church. The theme is "Journey Towards Peace." fellowship will begin at 9:30 am, followed by the program at 10:00 am. Rights Awards will be presented to Justin Remer-Thamert of the NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice and the Rev. Jamie Martinez who serves hospice patients. Title I Homeless Project will be the recipient of our school supply collection. The address for El Buen Samaritano is 700 Granite Ave NW and is located at the corner of 7th and Granite. join us! For more information, please call Katherine Enns at 505-884-5101.

 

Presbyterian Women Bible Study Starts in September
Rev. Carl Soderberg will facilitate the offering of the Presbyterian Women (PW) Bible Study for everyone on the 2nd Sunday of each month beginning September 13th through May at 11:00 AM in the Library. Rev. Cheryl Finch will facilitate the study the 1st Tuesday of the month beginning September 1st for the PW monthly gathering. ALL are invited to attend and participate. Study Guides are available for $8.00. Come join us!

 

DEAR ADULTS: We need you as Sunday School Volunteers!
Our children and youth are in need of 8-10 adults to accompany them in their Sunday School faith journeys this fall. We have wonderful lead teachers for our three age groups who have curriculum planned for the year. What they need is at least one adult volunteer to share in the experience each Sunday, in each class. Might you be able to commit to one Sunday each month this fall, either during the 9:30 hour (with the younger children) or during the 11:00 hour? Please share your interest with Pastor Cheryl.

 

FAMOUS FRIENDS REDUX
The CE Committee is interested in reviving the much-loved Famous Friends program, an adult-child mentorship program inspired by the Biblical tradition of intergenerational friendships such as Ruth and Naomi or Eli and Samuel. These relationships have been cherished by a whole generation of St. Andrew children (and adults!), and we'd love to bring the program back. But, we need a volunteer (or two) to coordinate the matching of friends and seasonal get-togethers.

 

Items Regularly Needed for our Park Friends
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Razors
Shampoo
Kleenex packs
Lip balm
Dental floss
Deodorant
Lotion
Shaving Cream
Nail clippers
Blankets
Sleeping bags
Underwear
Socks
Clothing
Please bring your donations into the Church office and we'll make sure that those that are in need get them. Thank you for your continued contributions, they are very much appreciated!

 

Church Office is closed September 7th for Labor Day!

 

HOSPITAL BED AVAILABLE
One of our long-time members has a hospital bed that is no longer needed. Since she has moved from her home, there is no storage space for her to keep the bed. Vel has requested that we share this information with folks at St. Andrew, in case there is someone who needs a hospital bed, or if there is a suggestion regarding where it might be needed. The bed is an INVACARE bed, Model--#5490IVC, Serial number--#07LFO53911. Vel has described it as one that has "all the bells and whistles!" For more information, please call the church office.



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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