Here is the worship bulletin for Sunday, August 2.
Click on the link to download it to your computer and print it out for Sunday.
In-Person Worship at St. Andrew Remains Suspended - Worship from Home via the Live-Streamed Service
We will be live-streaming our 9:30 a.m. worship service on our church's website, www.standrewabq.org through August. Please do not come to church unless you are directly involved in the live-streamed worship service. Can't join us online at 9:30 a.m.? No problem. 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 a "Past Streams" button will appear. Click on the "Past Streams" button and you will see a list of 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 (email@example.com).
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: 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.
There is also an Enhanced On-Line Giving Option!
In addition to designating your on-line gift for the General Fund or the Building Fund, you can now select "Other" and list the purpose of your contribution in the "Notes" section at the bottom of the second page.
Fellowship Time After Worship
Following worship you are invited to join us for Fellowship Time online via Zoom. You may join with your computer using the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82993453933 OR you can join the conversation by phone simply by calling the following number 1-346-248-7799 and entering the Meeting ID (829 9345 3933) when prompted.
Virtual Game Night POSTPONED!
Our Virtual Family Game Night scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 1, at 4:00 p.m., has been postponed. Claire Lewis has done a great job preparing for this event, but is unable to join us because she must move to a new apartment this weekend. We want her to be able to participate with us and help lead the event, so we will reschedule the Virtual Family Game Night for a future date. Stay tuned!
Join the Conversation about Racial Justice
Pastor Roger is hosting a weekly Conversation about Racial Justice on Tuesday mornings, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. You can join the group on your computer using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83577008663 OR on the phone by calling +1 346 248 7799 (Meeting ID: 835 7700 8663).
Did You Receive an Email from Rogene Henderson Asking for Help?
Her email was hacked and it didn't come from her. Please disregard the email.
St. Andrew "AI House Meetings"
St. Andrew, as one of the original founding congregations of Albuquerque Interfaith (AI), will be joining with other AI member institutions this month in a house meeting campaign. The purpose of these house meetings is to help us get to know each other better, to share our experiences during this pandemic/economic downturn, and to give voice to the concerns/issues our families are now facing. The issues and stories that come out of these house meetings will be taken to an "AI Delegates' Assembly" on August 31 in order to create a public agenda about the pressures facing our families during this pandemic -- from job losses, to health concerns, to how our children are doing, and public education. Then on October 4, we'll have a big public event called an "AI Accountability Session," where we'll put our public agenda before elected officials and push for their support. We'll also take our agenda to the 2021 legislative session, where we believe we can have some big wins.
St. Andrew's house meetings will take place (via Zoom) on: Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m. Please plan to join us for one or both.
Aug 11, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time
Or Dial In by Phone: +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 829 8247 2913
Aug 12, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time
Or Dial In by Phone: +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 878 3739 5334
Presbyterian Women are excited about returning to church in September for our new bible study: "Into the Light, Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament". The Session has given us permission to meet in the large CE room providing that we all wear masks and distance ourselves appropriately. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8, due to Pastor Roger's vacation schedule. Please join us at 9:30 for a short business meeting and at 10:00 for the new study. Welcome Back PW!
Our Community Banner
The banner project is turning out to be beautiful! Thank you to all who have returned their pieces. They are beautiful, meaningful and artistic. Quite the creative community! Everyone is so different...drawings, painting, stitching, iron on, and all so thoughtfully and beautifully created. Now, for those of you who still have their pieces out, please feel free to drop off your finished creation in the church office and I will pick it up. I am anxious to put it all together...the story of us in this time apart, but together. What have I learned? We are a strong connected family even in this time of uncertainty. We are family.
Neighborhood Ministry Continues with Bag Lunches To Go
On Sunday mornings from 11:00 to 11:30 am, we continue to offer bag lunches to go for our Neighborhood Friends, as well as personal hygiene items, and socks/underwear. Donations of socks/underwear are welcome and can be dropped off at the church during office hours (Wed.-Fri., 9am-5pm). Please contact Bob Busch if you would like to help.
Historical Jesus Group
This small group, which gathers on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, has moved its meetings online. It explores the impact and implementation of God's word in the present time. Discussions range from current political, social, and economic issues, to the founding tenets of Christianity. Selected books and articles provide the basis for lively discussion, differing opinions and ideas. To find out what book or articles will be discussed, contact Richard Stoops. You can join the group on Thursday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. on your computer using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964630940 OR on the phone by calling +1 346 248 7799 (Meeting ID: 849 6463 0940).
Spiritual Formation Group
This small group, which gathers on the first and third Thursdays of the month, has moved its meetings online. 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. You can join the next group Thursday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m. on your computer using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85437938109 OR on the phone by calling +1 346 248 7799 (Meeting ID: 854 3793 8109).
St. Andrew Presbyterian will be providing our chicken casseroles and cookies and brownies for Hope Works on Saturday, August 22. As usual, we will need 8 chicken casseroles and 9 dozen cookies or brownies. Please call Paula Mills if you can help! Casseroles and cookies will need to be at the church by 3 PM on the 22nd. Thank you SO much for your longtime commitment to this very necessary program.
The Presbytery of Santa Fe has established a Family-To-Family Fund to help those who have been financially affected by the corona virus quarantines. If you know of someone who may need assistance, please let them know that they can apply for funds through the Santa Fe Presbytery website. If you would like to contribute to the Family-to-Family Fund, you can use the PayPal link on the Presbytery's website or mail a check earmarked for the "Family-to-Family Fund" to: Santa Fe Presbytery, 217 Locust St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
So please respond to the U.S. Census!
There are 3 ways to do so:
1) Go online at www.2020census.gov.
2) Respond by phone at 844-330-2020.
3) Mail back the paper questionnaire.
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