St. Andrew Weekly Announcements
* Calendar a glance *
Friday, February 3 – through Friday, February 10
Girl Scouts – Friday, February 3 at 5:30 pm
Sunday Morning Worship Service and Communion at 9:30 am
Encantada Band of Enchantment – Sunday 3:00 pm
ABQ Philharmonic Rehearsal – Monday at 6:30 pm
Presbyterian Women – Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 am
Racial Justice Group on Zoom- Tuesday at 4:00 pm
Deacons Meeting – Wednesday, February 8th at 4:00 pm
Social Justice Committee – Wednesday, February 8 at 5:15 pm
N.M. Peace Choir rehearsal – Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm
Historical Jesus Group – Thursday February 9 at 10:00 on Zoom
Stroke Club– Thursdays at 10:00 am in Adult C.E. Room
Bell Choir rehearsal – Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 pm
Choir rehearsal – Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm
ABQ Science Fiction Society – Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Communion Sunday – A reminder that we will be celebrating the sacrament of communion this Sunday. Those of you worshiping from home will want to have your communion elements ready so that you can join in the Lord's Supper with the rest of the congregation.
This Sunday the sermon will be: Salt and Light by Rev. Roger Scott Powers. The choral anthem Ye Followers of the Lamb will be sung by The St. Andrew Choir. During the Adult Christian Education hour, Abbey Reed, Housing Director at Albuquerque FaithWorks, will tell us about this organization that St. Andrew supports.
The worship bulletin link for this Sunday, February 5. 2023 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.
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.
If you have Joys and Concerns to share during our Prayers of the People please email them to Pastor Roger by the end of the day on Saturday at:
We encourage you to mail your Tithes and Offerings to the church office (5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) or contribute online at the church's website: www.standrewabq.org To contribute online, click on the "donations" button at the top of the website's home page and follow the simple instructions.
Weekly Announcements are due Tuesday, February 7
Joanna DeVries Committal Service
There will be a brief committal service for Joanna DeVries immediately following this Sunday's worship service, February 5. It will take place outside at the Columbarium.
GBES Weekend Snack Bags
This Sunday, February 5, let’s build a ‘Mountain of Food’ for the weekend snack bags given to Governor Bent students and families. The next time you visit the grocery store, please pick up a few of the following items and bring them to church on the first Sunday in February!
Drinks: hot chocolate, juice boxes, small bottles of water
Breakfast: breakfast bars, cold cereal, oatmeal
Lunch/Dinner: chicken, mac & cheese boxes, mac & cheese individual servings, ramen noodles, ravioli, spaghetti cans, rice and pasta envelopes, soup large, soup small, tuna can, tuna pouch, Vienna sausages
Fruit: applesauce fruit cups
Snacks: cookies, fruit rolls, fruit snacks, individual gold fish, graham crackers, granola bars, peanut butter bars, peanut butter individual cups, popcorn, pudding, Ritz crackers, saltines, snack crackers.
For the past few months, we’ve been delivering the weekend snack bags to the students’ classrooms and it is so rewarding to see their faces light up when we arrive. So, this Sunday, let’s build that mountain! If you can’t make it on Sunday, please bring in the food items and leave them in the box near the church office.
In Memoriam: Bob Shepperson
The Rev. Bob Shepperson, who most of us knew as "Shep," died peacefully on Monday morning, January 30, 2023. He had been living in a memory care facility for the past few years. A retired Presbyterian minister, he was also a gifted woodworker. Shep carved the wooden cross at the front of St. Andrew's sanctuary. A description of the carvings is on the wall next to the sound booth. A memorial service will probably not be scheduled until the fall.
ABQ FaithWorks has the opportunity to help re-house 15 families and would like to partner with landlords that would like to join us in this opportunity. For more information, please contact Abbey Reed at 505-225-2752 or email at email@example.com. You may also get more information by visiting our website at:
ABQ FaithWorks and The Central United Methodist Church on 201 University Blvd NE will hold an ID Clinic every Wednesday from 10am-12 pm for anyone who needs IDs such as birth certificates, driver's licenses, etc. This free service is available for anyone including our migrant and unhoused community. If you have any questions about this clinic or would like to volunteer please contact Abbey Reed at 505-225-2752 or email at:
🥣 Souper Bowl of Caring 🥣
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 12 !St Andrew has participated in this offering for many years and will continue to do so on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12. Your generosity to this offering has been outstanding. We have collected over $2000 in each of the past two years. The Rio Grande Food Project has been our recipient and will be again this year. At the end of the service on February 12, three people will have bowls with the name of the NFC team and AFC team competing in the Super Bowl. You are invited to vote, with your donation, for the team you think will win the Super Bowl. If you Don’t Know or Don’t Care there will a third bowl for your donation. This really isn’t about the Super Bowl, it’s about the SOUPER BOWL OF CARING and fighting hunger in our community!
Spiritual Formation Group
St. Andrew’s Spiritual Formation Group 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. This small group gathers via Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Here is the Zoom link:
OR Dial by calling 1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 853 6422 9074, Passcode: 116481
Historical Jesus Group
We are discussing Katherine Stewart’s book: The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. Fred Heller will lead the discussion during the next meeting on February 9th. 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:
OR by calling: 1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 858 6664 7913, Passcode: 564432
Racial Justice Group
St. Andrew's Racial Justice Group is discussing a new book: The Sum of Us: How Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee. The Chicago Tribune calls it "required reading to move the country forward . . . has the potential to radically shift our cultural conversation. The Racial Justice Group meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 7. 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
David LaMotte Benefit Concert
Saturday – February 18 - at 7:00 pm - see details below.
St. Andrew's Vision
Building a community of faith unleashed into the world by the love of God
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