Here is the worship bulletin for Sunday, October 25.
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
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our congregation during this pandemic, in-person worship at St. Andrew will remain suspended at least through the end of 2020. We invite you to continue worshiping with us from home on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via our live-streamed service on our church's website, www.standrewabq.org.
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/82650092437 OR you can join the conversation by phone simply by calling the following number 1-346-248-7799 and entering the Meeting ID (826 5009 2437) when prompted.
Adult Christian Education
Sunday, October 25, at 4:00pm: "Facing Racism"
-- We'll look at the enduring legacy of racism in the U.S. in the areas of economics, education, policing, mass incarceration, and immigration. While significant strides towards racial equality were made as a result of the civil rights movement, the legacy of racism continues in the United States and has, in many ways, worsened in recent decades. One of the toughest tasks in struggling for justice is to have the strength to look injustice squarely in the face. Although it is painful, acknowledging the ongoing realities of structural racism in the U.S. is a necessary step in moving towards the Beloved Community. You may participate on your computer using the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84705256725
OR you can connect by phone simply by calling 1-346-248-7799 and entering the Meeting ID (847 0525 6725) when prompted.
Welcome to Our Newest Members!
This Sunday, October 25, we welcome Beverly and Elmer Jackson as new members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Please take a moment in the coming weeks to contact them by phone or email to introduce yourself and welcome them to St. Andrew.
I grew up in Nebraska and was a member of EUB, then Methodist Churches. I completed my training as an RN and graduated from the University of Albuquerque after bringing my 4 children to New Mexico. I am a Hospice nurse after starting in Home Care at UNMH and having my own home care company. I am glad to be part of a congregation that values members' work in the community.
I came to NM to Ghost Ranch in 1961. I was a member of St. Andrew from about 1962 to 1967. After 10 years in the retail business, I graduated from UNM and taught special ed for 7 years, then was an officer and staff member for AFT-NM until I retired. I am involved in 2 high school community school committees. I am a volunteer tax helper at United Way. And I participate in several organizations that work to connect people. I returned to church because St. Andrew is a Matthew 25 congregation.
Stewardship Commitment Sunday, Nov. 1
Stewardship Commitment Sunday is coming up on November 1. We are asking everyone in the congregation to prayerfully consider your financial commitment to God's church and to make a 2021 pledge in support of the good work that God is doing in and through St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Please complete your pledge form and send it to the church office before Stewardship Commitment Sunday, November 1, when we will dedicate our pledges to God. If you have misplaced your pledge form, you can call the office for a new one, or contact our financial secretary, Chuck Evans, directly to make your pledge. We thank you for your generous support.
Congregational Meeting Sunday, Nov. 8
There will be a brief Congregational Meeting immediately after worship (about 10:30 a.m.) on Sunday, November 8, to receive the Nominating Committee's report and to elect new Deacons and Elders. Since we are not meeting in person, this Congregational Meeting will be conducted online via Zoom at the beginning of our Fellowship Time. Please join us if you possible can. You can join the meeting on your computer at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82650092437 or call in by phone at: +1 346 248 7799
(Meeting ID: 826 5009 2437).
Presbyterian Women Meeting Change
Due to the governor's recent mandate, groups no longer can be larger than 5 people. Thus PW will move to a "zoom" format for our bible study on Tuesday, November 3rd. We know this may be a hardship for some folks, but in light of the current increase in Covid-19 cases, we are trying to put safety first. Participants can join with their computers by clicking on the following link:
OR they can join by phone by dialing 1-346-248-7799 and when prompted entering the Meeting ID (885 8926 3964) and Passcode (260376).
Announcements Due Oct. 27
Conversation on Racial Justice
Our weekly Conversation on Racial Justice continues to meet (via Zoom) on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We discuss books and articles that we are reading, videos and webinars that we have watched, and our own personal experiences. This is an open group. All are welcome. You can join the group on your computer using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83573680666 OR on the phone by calling +1 346 248 7799 (Meeting ID: 835 7368 0666).
Need a little volunteer activity right here at St. Andrew? Pass out lunches and hygiene to our Neighborhood Friends! So easy, on Sunday mornings from 11:00 to 11:30 am, pass out a pre-packaged lunch, a little hygiene packet, and some socks. Our neighborhood friends are pretty faithful with their masks, and we provide them if needed. We're so glad this ministry is going well, we have about 16 people each week, and they are so grateful for a meal. If you are in the mood to do an easy activity, contact Suzanne Busch and we'll visit.
Thanks to all of you who have been supporting FaithWorks. Our St. Andrew Family contributed $3900.00 toward the FaithWorks budget this summer. Listed below are items FaithWorks needs to continue support to the homeless and needy families who visit daily: Small toiletries, i.e.. soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, band-aids, deodorant; Socks, white or black; New Underwear for men, women and children; Granola Bars, any kind; Ramen noodles; Snack packages of crackers.
You may drop these in the box outside the office for distribution, or call Beth Dillow and I'll pick them up at your home.
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, November 12, at 10:00 a.m. on your computer using this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964630940 OR on your 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, November 5, at 10:00 a.m. on your computer using this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85437938109 OR on your phone by calling +1 346 248 7799 Meeting ID: 854 3793 8109
Election Eve Silent Prayer Vigil for Peace and Civility
Drop by for a visit, instrumental music, and contemplation on Monday, Nov. 2, at St. Therese Catholic Church (3424 Fourth St. NW.) Church doors will open at 4pm and close at 8pm. All are welcome, masks and social distancing required, and holy silence observed.
"Seek the well-being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well-being you shall find your own." - Jeremiah 29:7.
Be a Faith Climate Voter!
The link to the New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light pledge to be a Faith Climate Voter is:
https://www.nm-ipl.org/pledge-to-be-a-climate-voter/ Click on the link, cursor down to the words in bold: "Sign the Pledge Here." Click on the words, and sign the pledge. You won't need to go by the Church to pick up a card to sign.
We need as many St. Andrew members and friends as possible to sign the pledge!
--The Climate Crisis Committee
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.
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