Sunday, Nov. 17: 

8:15 am Famous Friends Breakfast

9:30 am Worship Service - Sermon today: Buying Into God's Vision

11:00 am Adult CE Classes

12:00 pm Comfort My People  

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Announcements Due 

6:00 pm Sessions Meeting

 

Thursday, Nov. 21: 

9:00 Collate Presbytidings

10:00 am Spiritual Formation

7:00 pm Choir

 

Sunday, Nov. 24: 

9:30 am Worship Service

11:00 am Alternative Christmas Fair

4:00 pm New Horizons Band Concert 

 

 Weekly Thoughts on Gratitude, Stewardship, and Grace

For this week, the thought is: "What you fear most will determine whether you merely save for the future or give for the future."   Andy Stanley, Fields Of Gold

 

Christian Education Class Every Sunday at 11 am

 

Sunday, Nov. 17: What do Native Americans Think About Thanksgiving We will look at printed material and videos to hear varied thoughts and opinions from Native people. Discussions will help us consider these opinions and think about whether we will change our approach to Thanksgiving. Kathy Jackson will facilitate this class.

 

Sunday, Nov. 24: No CE Classes - Please attend the Alternative Christmas Fair 

 

Welcome to Kate Ayers!

There's a new face in the church office! Kate Ayers has been hired to be the church's new administrative assistant. She brings many years of administrative experience working with a variety of congregations. She and her husband moved just recently to Albuquerque from Fort Collins, Colorado. Kate will be working with Christy Lujan over the next few weeks to get acquainted with St. Andrew's organization, policies, and procedures. Next time you're at St. Andrew, please stop by the church office and introduce yourself!

 

 Comfort My People, a support group for those living with a mental illness and/or caretakers, will gather in the church library Sunday, Nov. 17 at 12 pm for conversation, sharing ideas, experiences and fellowship, all which contribute to recovery. There are no lectures or advice given, just acceptance and care. A light lunch will be available.

 

Famous Friends - Nov. 17th

Our next breakfast gathering will be Sun., Nov. 17 at 8:15 am in the Adult CE Room. A Blessing is a Circle of Light. Please bring a small Blessing Bag for your Friend. More info in Presbytidings.

 

Bring Us Your Art, Your Jewels, Your Services!

Today, after the service, or by appointment, Eleanor Milroy and Anna Redsand will be ready to collect your items for the Silent Auction to benefit the Habitat Unity 4 House at the Alternative Christmas Fair (Nov. 24.) We are also seeking volunteers to walk our neighborhood with fliers about the fair to increase attendance at the fair and as an outreach. We will be walking on Sat., Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Sign up in the Activity Room today!

 

 Thanksgiving Breakfast is Looking for a Few Good Men!

St. Andrew will be holding our traditional Thanksgiving breakfast from 8:30 - 10:30 am on Thur., Nov. 28.  We will present a breakfast of pancakes, sausages, and scrambled eggs for $7.00 for adults, kids under 12 eat free.  Profits will go to the Deacon's general fund.  As always, the breakfast will be organized and served by the men of the church. We need men to serve at cooks, waiters, set-up and clean-up crew, and even a money changer. Please let Joe or Bruce know if you can help.

 

Christmas Poinsettias

It is time to order your Christmas poinsettia! These beautiful plants are $12 each and may be purchased in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Place your order with the insert in the bulletin. Your check is to be made out to St. Andrew and note "Poinsettia" on the memo line and place in the collection plate. Deadline for orders is Sunday, December 15. The Poinsettias will decorate our sanctuary for our December 22nd and Christmas Eve services and then you may take your plant home. 

*Announcements Due Nov. 19 for the 24th and Dec. 1st *

 

The Church Offices will be Closed Nov. 25 thru Nov. 29

for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  In the event of a Pastoral emergency, contact Rev. Bill Renfro at 512-743-6803.

 

Upcoming Concerts:

 

The Madrigal Singers

November 23rd & 24th at 2:30 p.m.

23rd: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution NE (just East of Moon),

 24th: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE

 

The New Horizons Band

November 24th, 4 pm

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 

 

The Christ that Unites Concert

Sunday, November 17th at 3:00 pm 

Second Presbyterian ABQ

Second Presbyterian Adult Choir, with Rio Rancho Presbyterian & Risen Savior Roman Catholic choirs (plus one representative from Grace Methodist) will present a concert witnessing to our ecumenical spirit and the reign of Christ we all proclaim. 

 

Advent Study Books Available

For the four Sundays of Advent (December 1, 8, 15, 22), Pastor Roger will be leading a discussion of the book Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes, by Cynthia M. Campbell, president emerita of McCormick Theological Seminary and pastor of the Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY. Copies are now available from Kathy for $6.50 each.

 

Need Volunteers to Help Collate Presbytidings

5 volunteers are needed to help collate Presbytidings at 9 am on Thur., Nov. 21st! Can you come help!! Call or email Christy at 881-9626 or adm.standrewabq @aol.com if you can volunteer an hour of your time. Last time this year! Thank you! 

 

Spiritual Formation

The Spiritual Formation group meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the library.   We aim to take a deep dive into scripture, opening our minds and hearts to whatever God may convey to us through the Word. Join us!

 

 Historical Jesus

The Historical Jesus group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the library. Anyone is invited that is interested in exploring the impact and implementation of God's word in the present time. Join our lively discussions!

 

Presbyterian Women 

Presbyterian Women of St. Andrew will meet on Tue., Nov. 19th at 10:00 am for a business meeting. There is no program that day but there are many issues we need to address as an organization.

 

Starting December 2nd - Office Hours 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Mon. thru Fri.

 

Prayer Shawls

Prayer shawls keep showing up in the church office. I would like to thank whoever the crafter/s has been, either publicly or privately, or maybe just here...Thank you very much. Edith 

 

Clothing Donations for Feast of Hope

La Mesa serves up to 1,500 people on Thanksgiving day. In addition, they can "shop" for free clothes. La Mesa is collecting clothes for this day. Drop-off clothes to La Mesa Presbyterian Church, or if needed, pick-up can be arranged before Sun., Nov. 24. For more details call (505) 255-8095. 

 

Menaul School - Be a Host Family Nov. 22 to Dec. 1

Menaul School is seeking host families for Thanksgiving week for approximately 40 international students. As a host, you would welcome a student into your home, share your activities, culture, and traditions, and provide a caring and comforting environment. Help give our international students an immersive experience of American hospitality and traditions. Students will join families on Friday, Nov. 22, and return to the dorms after noon on Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information contact Julie Webb at jwebb@menaulschool.org.

 

INVITE your friends, family, and neighbors to the Alternative Christmas Fair-Sun., Nov. 24, 11 am to 2 pm. This is very important to the success of the fair. Remind them of the many organizations they can support-among them, Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity, Café Justo, PB & J Family Services, Family Promise, and Sabeel. Tell your friends that the silent auction has many outstanding items, among them: vacation time in a large home on Puget Sound; a museum quality Native pot; an exquisitely crafted upcycled-art, glass-front cupboard; dinner for 6 prepared by Pastor Roger, and much more-items for every budget. Other ways to participate: If you've got the time and love to do it, bake some cookies, make some posole (you get the idea) to add to our offerings. Or stay afterwards to help us tear down. AND...if you donated items to the silent auction, you MUST retrieve UNSOLD ITEMS after the event on the 24th or on Nov. 31! We CANNOT store or deliver them to other donations sites.

 

Women's Book Group meeting has been moved from November 27th to December 3rd because of the holiday. The book will continue to be Beloved by Toni Morrison. 

 

Hanging of the Greens!

On Sunday, December 1 - right after worship - we will begin "hanging the greens."  We need help getting the Sanctuary and Narthex ready for the Advent and Christmas season.  Please consider helping out with this festive project, by hanging around to help with the hanging around! Sign up after worship with Bill Aber.

 

Needed for YAVs

If you have some adult-sized bikes around you might be able to donate, please let Luke know at 505-226-2928. We also need a small vacuum for the YAV house. 

  

Clothing Mission

We are always accepting clothing, especially men's pants in particular. The need for men's clothing and pants is year round. Thank you for your participation in the clothing ministry at St. Andrew!

 

Condolences

Sincere Condolences for Frank Yates and family after the death of Frank's mother, Katherine Yates. The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Katherine will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 pm at Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Rd. NE (San Mateo and Indian School, near I 40.)

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 

5301 Ponderosa Ave NE 

Albuquerque, NM 87110 

Office hours: Wed, Thur, Fri - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636 

adm.standrewabq@aol.com

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