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.

Contact us at 881-9626, or


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Refuge Crisis in Artesia

REFUGEE CRISIS: There is a refuge crisis in Artesia, NM. Women and children are being detained there in desperate need of legal aid and financial support, faced with the threat of immediate deportation. Your financial donations are needed urgently to help with this crisis, both to defray the housing and travel costs for lawyers traveling to Artesia and for expenses of those women and children who are fortunate enough to be released on bond. If you would like to donate, please make your check payable to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and write Artesia Fund on the memo line. Please mail your check to the church at 5301 Ponderosa Avenue, Albuquerque NM 87110. An alternative way to donate is to go to the CONTRIBUTIONS page and click the DONATE button. This takes you to a form where you can select this fund" Women and Children Refugee Crisis. Then you can donate to that fund by an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account or using a credit card. Thank you. For information, call (505) 881-9626.

This Week's Schedule

Sunday, Dec 14


9:30 am

Worship Service

11:00 am

Adult Education

11:00 am

PW Bible study



Tuesday, Dec  16

Announcements due at noon

7:00 pm

Session: examination of new officers



Thursday, Dec 18


10:00 am     

Spiritual Formation

 6:00 pm      

Worship Review

 7:00 pm      

Choir Practice



Friday, Dec 19

Presbytidings articles due



Sunday,  Dec  21


 9:30 am

Worship Service
Music: Canticles in Candlelight (Joseph Martin)
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Sermon:  When Gabriel Comes Calling

11:00 am

Adult Ed – Astronaut Luca Parmitano will talk about his 6 months on the International Space Station

11:00 am

Comfort My People

5:30 pm 

Officer Training



Wednesday, Dec 24


7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Service - Candlelight Service 7:00 pm
Text:  Luke 2:1-20
Homily:  While Shepherds Watch




Office will be closed at noon on Wednesday the 24th, and all day on the 25th and 26th


Northside Parish: Our Christmas Potluck is Friday evening, Dec. 19.  Details are coming in the mail.  Please call Beth or Sharon.  We look forward to a joyous evening together.


21 December ADULT EDUCATION: Astronaut Luca Parmitano will describe his 6 months on the International Space Station on 21 December at St Andrew Presbyterian Church.  St Andrew Presbyterian Church is located at 5301 Ponderosa NE and the presentation will start at 11:00 am.  Luca is an Italian with the European Space Agency. He was on the International Space Station from May of 2013 to November of 2013.  During Luca's second space walk, he experienced a space suit malfunction that resulted in a significant accumulation of water in his helmet that required the space walk to be terminated.  Luca will describe his experience of finding his way back to the space lock in the dark with his eyes, ears, and nose covered in water and communications with mission control cut off!


 SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: Grief Share invites you to a seminar on tomorrow, December 15th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in room 214 at Sandia Presbyterian Church, for those who are experiencing stress or grief during the holidays.
Space is limited so pre-registration is highly recommended. For questions or to register, please contact Teri Boll at 797-5283 or at


OFFICE NEEDS: Men’s warm clothing is needed– sweaters, sweatshirts, warm pants, boots, blankets and sleeping bags.


PW:TUESDAY, Dec. 16  Presbyterian Women will meet in the Library on Tuesday.  The program will be led by Janice Louise Long, author, lecturer and retired caregiver, and will cover issues regarding planning for the end of your life. This part of our meeting will begin promptly at 9:30am. Janice will have copies of her book for sale as well. This will then be followed by our business meeting. In the month of December we must address election of officers and adoption of the 2015 budget, THEN we will go out for lunch and celebrate another productive year together.


MEMORIAL SERVICE for Holly Hendrix will be held December 20th in Tyler TX.  For those who would like to send notes or cards to Holly’s family they may be mailed to his niece, Holly Ethredge at:
            1008 E 38 1/2 Street
            Austin, TX 78751
We will plan to honor Holly’s life here at St. Andrew after the first of the year.

December 28 – Lessons and Carols -The Christmas Story and Familiar Carols


Women's Book Group: We will not be meeting in December.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 28th.  We will be discussing I am Malala.


Christmas Day Dinner: For over 30 years, there has been an opportunity to celebrate Christmas by joining with others from St. Andrew for Christmas dinner.  This year the dinner is on Thursday, December 25th at 5:30 pm.  Someone cooks a turkey, and everyone else brings side dishes.  Think of it as a coordinated potluck.  When we have an idea of how many are  coming, we’ll decide whether to have the dinner at one home, several homes, or at the church.   Call Linda Woodworth at 884-3947 if you would like to join in the Christmas celebration.


CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING: For more than 80 years, Presbyterians have given generously at Christmas to lift up those who’ve devoted their lives to the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Along with churches throughout the denomination on December 21st (and 24th) we will receive this special offering.  The Christmas Joy Offering is shared equally by the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, which provides much-needed assistance to PC(USA) church workers and their families, and Presbyterian-affiliated racial ethnic schools and colleges, which enable students to develop their gifts and find their calling. 

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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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