St. Andrew Weekly Announcements 


– This week at a glance –


  • Church Office is closed Friday, September 23

  • Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am

  • Sunday Morning Adult C.E. at 11:00 am

  • N.M. Peace Choir Concert at Central Methodist Church Sunday afternoon 2:00 pm or via LiveStream (see the announcement below)

  • Encantada: Band of Enchantment Rehearsal Sundays at 3 pm in the Courtyard/Activity Room

  • ABQ Philharmonic Rehearsal -Monday at 6:30 pm

  • Racial Justice Meeting online -Tuesday at 4:00 pm

  • Outreach Committee - Wednesday at 1:00 pm

  • Stroke Club Meeting - Thursdays at 10:00 am


The worship bulletin link for Sunday, September 25, 2022 is listed below. Click on the link to download the bulletin to your computer and print it out. Join us in-person or from home on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Worship. 


Worship Bulletin - Sunday, September 25, 2022


Our worship services are recorded, so you can experience them any time. At the top of our church website, place your cursor over the "Live Stream" button, and just below it "Past Streams" button will appear. Click on the "Past Streams" button and you will see a list of our past worship services. Click on the link for the worship service you want to watch.


COVID numbers in Bernalillo County have come down

in the past several weeks, so the Community Risk Level for Bernalillo County is now Low. The Session has agreed that we are now able to return to “masks optional” in worship. We will continue to have masks available for those who would like to use them.


This Sunday, the sermon will be: Greediness -vs -Godliness by Rev. Roger Scott Powers. We will also receive and welcome new members Fred and Cheryl Heller into the St. Andrew congregation during our worship service this Sunday. Please extend a warm welcome and a hand of friendship to Fred and Cheryl during fellowship hour after the service.


If you have Joys and Concerns to share during our Prayers of the People please email them to Pastor Rogerby the end of the day on Saturday at:


We encourage you to mail your Tithes and Offerings to the church office (5301 Ponderosa Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) or contribute online at the church's website: To contribute online, click on the "donations" button at the top of the website's home page and follow the simple instructions.


Animate Bible Adult Sunday School

Animate Bible Adult Class continues this Sunday, October 2nd at 11:00 am led by Joe Woodworth.  Animate Journals are available in the church office for $14. Contact Joe Woodworth for more information at


New Mexico Peace Choir Concert

The New Mexico Peace Choir, one of St. Andrew's arts organizations-in-residence, will perform its next concert, "UNDIVIDED," on Sunday, September 25, at 2:00 pm,at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE. Tickets are available at General Admission or LiveStream: $20; Seniors (62+)/Students: $15; Children (0-12): FREE.


Third Quarter Giving Statements

Third quarter giving statements will be e-mailed in the first week of October. Please review and report any errors or omissions to Chuck Evans, Financial Secretary.

Coffee and Conversation Volunteers Needed

The Outreach Committee is trying to finalize plans to have a table at the park for the five Saturdays in October to meet our neighbors. We will provide donuts and coffee, time to listen to their views and needs, and provide information about St. Andrew if they are interested. We need one volunteer each Saturday to be able to be there all five Saturdays. We anticipate that we’ll be there about 2 ½ hours, which will include set up and clean up. If you can volunteer, please contact Marie.

Thank you!


Weekly Announcements are due Tuesday, September 27



Looking for volunteers to help make chicken casserole (recipe provided) or cookies for HopeWorks on Monday, October 10.  If you can help please contact Alex and Paula Delap-Padilla 


Help with Family Promise 

I am looking for someone to co-chair Family Promise with me. It is not a hard job but a satisfying job. It entails helping me to get people to sign up for preparing food for the Family Promise center 4 times a year, getting people to be a family host for the dinner hour and  attending a zoom meeting with other host churches 4 to 5 times a year. If anyone is interested, please contact Sharon Frey Prewitt 


Welcome a new Great-Grandchild

Jake and Gail Spidle announce the birth of their first great-grandchild. She was born Sunday, September 11, 2022 to Joseph Todd and Hannah Roberto Todd. Lily Gail weighed 6 lbs.11 oz. and we are so very happy to report that everyone is doing well. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for this wonderful addition to our family.


Spiritual Formation Group

This small group gathers via Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. It aims to take a deep dive into Scripture, opening minds and hearts to whatever God may convey through the Word. Group members usually choose passages from the lectionary, reading each aloud and discussing what meanings they find in them. Here is the new Zoom link for 2022:


OR Dial by calling 1-346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 853 6422 9074, Passcode: 116481


Racial Justice Book Discussion

This fall St. Andrew's Racial Justice Group will be reading together An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, which won the 2015 American Book Award. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative. The Racial Justice Group meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. This is an open group. All are welcome. You can join the conversation online using the Zoom link below:


OR by calling 1-346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 874 6796 9463, Passcode: 169425


Historical Jesus Group

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13 with the discussion led by Dick Harrison on chapters 6-8 of the book by John Dominic Crossan - Render Unto Caesar: The Struggle Over Christ and Culture in the New Testament that explores the Christian culture wars: the debates over church and state, from a biblical perspective. Join the on-line discussion on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Richard Stoops for more information. Here is the Zoom link for 2022:


OR by calling: 1-346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 858 6664 7913, Passcode: 564432



Saturday, October 1 – 9am - 3pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church

The Presbytery is offering a variety of workshop options for church leaders:


  • What’s the Deal with Sabbath?

  • Compassion Fatigue: Resilience & Renewal

  • Safe Church Training

  • Being an Elder in the Church & Presbytery

  • Considerations for Online Worship

  • Personnel Ministry of the Session

  • Church Finance


Lunch will be served with a suggested donation of $10.

Register at


HopeWorks ABQ Tour

HopeWorks (formerly St. Martin’s Hospitality Center) is the largest nonprofit agency serving the homeless in Albuquerque. Members of St. Andrew are invited to have a home-cooked Community Lunch and Campus Tour where you can meet other people of faith interested in addressing the issues of homelessness, lack of affordable housing, and the dire need for increased behavioral health services. The tour will include Hope Village, the first newly constructed “single site” permanent supportive housing facility in New Mexico, incorporating unique “trauma informed” architecture. Up to two St. Andrew members can participate in either of the remaining scheduled luncheon tours on October 12, or November 2 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. To reserve a space please contact Rachel Rodriguez, the HopeWorks Chief Development and Communications Officer who has spoken at St. Andrew: or 505-242-4399 ext. 332.

Additional information will be sent to those who register with Rachel.


The Church Office will be closed on Friday, September 23 and will reopen onTuesday, September 27 at 9:00 am.

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St. Andrew's Vision

Building a community of faith unleashed into the world by the love of God

Our Mission:

Proclaiming and living the Good News of Jesus Christ by:

-- Listening to a loving God

-- Celebrating our faith together
-- Nurturing each other in Christian love and spiritual    


-- Working for social justice and peace

-- Reaching out in compassionate Service

-- Being stewards of all God's gift