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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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, January 25

Annual Congregational Meeting

9:30 am

Worship Service

              

No Adult CE

 

 

Tuesday, January 27

 

            

Bulletin announcements due

 

 

Wednesday, January 28

 

6:00 pm

Women’s Book Group

 

 

Thursday, January 29

 

6:00 pm

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir Practice

 

 

Friday & Saturday, January 30 & 31

 

           

Sexuality Retreat 5 pm to 5 pm

 

 

Sunday, February 1

Souper Bowl of Caring

            Mark 1:21-28

 

9:30 am

Worship Service

11:00 am

Adult Education

 

 

Sunday, February 8

5th Sunday after Epiphany

            Mark 1:29-39

 

9:30 am

Worship Service

10:30 am

Time & Talent Faire

11:00 am

Adult Education

 

 

Sunday, February 15

Transfiguration of the Lord

            Mark 9:2-9

 

9:30 am

Worship Service

11:00 am

Adult Education

 

 

Infants

Elementary

Youth

9:30 am - Peace

Nursery

Family Worship

Family Worship

Peace - 11 am

Nursery

Christian Education
NW Classroom

Family Worship

11 am - noon

Nursery

Music/Self-Selection
Room 5/Nursery/Playground

CE
Room 3



Announcements

Sexuality Retreats
Sexuality retreats for senior-highs @ Covenant Presbyterian and mid-highs @ 1st Presbyterian Albuquerque on January 30-31. It is a 24 hour retreat from 5pm on the 30th to 5pm on the 31st. The retreat focuses on relationships and the spiritual, mental and emotional aspects of sexuality. For more information, please contact Deborah.

 

Hearing Loss?
All people of the church, friends and family with hearing deficits may be interested in the Presbyterian Women  program scheduled for Feb 17 @ 9:30am in the Adult CE room. A retired audiologist will be here to address hearing problems of the aging and a representative from ATS will be on hand to demonstrate some assistive aides that are available for the hearing impaired.

 

Lost and Found
The lost and found  box located in the Church Office is quite full.  If you have lost something please come in and see if its there.  We will distribute the items to the needy  in 2 weeks if the items are still there.

 

Women’s  Book Group
The women's book group will meet this Wednesday, Jan 28th at 6 pm in the adult CE room.The book being discussed is the well known autobiography, I am Malala.

 

A Big Thank You
To all who attended the Mother/Daughter luncheon: The food was great, the donations of baby items were spectacular & the kitchen/clean-up helpers were fantastic. Several baby care kits for Church World Service were made up but we still need items to complete additional kits. Some money is available so once the shopping is done we’ll let you know if anything else is needed. Two kits will be on display this morning in the activity room. Thanks again, Edith

 

Coordinator for Alternative Christmas Fair
Although the Alternative Christmas Fair is months away,  we are in need of someone to agree to co-ordinate this much loved event for 2015.  Planning starts 3-5 months in advance so if you are interested in helping out or finding out more about what this entails, contact Ester.

 

Presbyterian Women Bible Study
The next Presbyterian Women Bible Study sessions will be held on Tuesday, Feb., 3 at 9:30 AM and Sunday, Feb., 8 at 11:00 AM.  There is one study guide left for anyone who wants to join us or has misplaced their book.

 

Vacation Bible School
This year we are teaming up with La Mesa, First and Second churches again to be transported back to Bible times from June 8-11. Our team is meeting for the first time TODAY to start planning. If you would like to be a part of the leadership, it is not too late. If you are interested in coordinating or making dinner one night, leading one of the workshops, games, music, drama or being a tribe leader for St. Andrew please speak with Laura or Deborah Huggins. This summer we will be getting to know Abraham and Sarah.

 

Congregational Meeting Today
Please plan to stay after worship today.  Members and non-members alike are welcome to stay for the annual meeting.  Only members however may vote.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the 2014 Annual Report, which includes the approved budget for 2015, as well as receive and vote on the nominations for the 2015 Nominating committee as well as one more elder

 

Needed for our Neighborhood Park Friends
Warm clothes and/or any clothes for the rack for our neighborhood park friends (especially for men). 
Coats are greatly needed
Gloves
Sleeping bags and blankets are asked for regularly.
Toothbrush covers
Toothpaste
Dental floss
Lip balm
Deodorant (more for men than women).
Shaving lotion
Small Kleenex packs
Please bring your donations into the Church office and we’ll make sure that those that are need get them.   Thank you in advance for your contributions!

 

Attention all Football Fans
Attention all football fans, Presbyterians against hunger, and anyone else who wants to make a difference in our community: On February 1, our youth and children will be collecting money for family promise as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign. Show your team spirit, and support Family Promise by making a donation. 100% of proceeds go to Family Promise here in Abluquerque



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:

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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