Here is the worship bulletin for Sunday, January 24.
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Join us from Home, Sunday at 9:30, for our Livestream Worship Service. We invite you to worship with us from home on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via our live-streamed service on our church's website, www.standrewabq.org
Sermon: Fishing for Men?
Special music: Mary Did You Know? sung by Suzanne Busch and Kathy Renfro
Five special hymns – with words – for all to sing
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 a time of fellowship online via Zoom. You may join with your computer using the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82766267467?pwd=OWNqQ2tEd2E2c0NZYWhiN2I2WVdNQT09 ORyou can join the conversation by phone simply by calling 1-346-248-7799 and entering the Meeting ID (827 6626 7467) and Passcode (422552) when prompted.
In Memoriam: Gail Hofstadler
August 19, 1939 - January 16, 2021
A beloved member of St. Andrew for 56 years, Gail died in Austin, Tx., a few days after suffering a major stroke. Her husband, Hugo, is struggling with her loss in addition to his own severe memory loss. Cards may be sent to:
Paul Hofstadler, 3901 Turkey Creek Dr. Austin, Tx. 78730
Adult Christian Education
We are suspending Adult CE until Lent (Feb. 21), although we may schedule a special program or two. The planned series on mythology has been postponed until the fall. Please watch the bulletin for details.
Our six-week Lenten Series will begin Sunday, February 21. We will be using the devotional book, Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels, by Heidi Haverkamp. From the back cover: "Our faith is full of heroes who experienced God powerfully in solitude. Heidi Haverkamp offers their inspiring stories, thoughtful daily reflections, and practical spiritual disciplines to discover how time apart can open our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts to the still, small voice of God--and transform us for a life of faith and service." Ten copies are available in the church office (first come, first serve) at the discounted price of $10. Please obtain a copy before Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17) and read the Introduction, Preparing for Lent, and First Days of Lent, which we will discuss in the first session. The series will be led by our new Parish Associate, Rev. Catherine Robinson, and Pastor Roger.
Announcements Due Jan. 26
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The Annual Congregational Meeting
Our annual meeting will take place after worship on Sunday, January 31, at about 10:30 a.m. via Zoom in place of Fellowship Time. We will elect a new Nominating Committee for 2021, approve our pastor’s Terms of Call, and review the 2020 Annual Report. To review the 2020 Annual Report and/or print it click here. (If you would like a printed copy, please call the office.) In addition, we will consider two amendments to St. Andrew’s By-Laws: (1) adding to Article VI the sentence “Meetings may be held as necessary by electronic media including video meetings, telephone meetings or other means.” (2) adding to Article VII regarding the Session the sentence “A quorum shall consist of four elders and the moderator.” We also will have time to reflect back on the past year and look ahead to 2021. You may join with your computer using the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82766267467?pwd=OWNqQ2tEd2E2c0NZYWhiN2I2WVdNQT09 ORyou can join the conversation by phone simply by calling 1-346-248-7799 and entering the Meeting ID (827 6626 7467) and Passcode (422552) when prompted.
2020 Giving Statements
Contributors with e-mail will receive an e-mail from St. Andrew which includes a secure link to your 2020 giving statement. Simply click on the link, and it will produce a printable PDF of your statement. Contributors without e-mail will receive their 2020 giving statement by regular mail.
Please notify me of any errors or omissions in your statement.
How to Support Gov. Bent Elementary School
Several St. Andrew members have wanted to learn more about how they can be involved in our new Shine Partnership with Governor Bent Elementary School and Del Norte Baptist Church. There will be a Zoom meeting with our leadership team (Patty Emord, Sharon Frey-Prewitt, and Kathy Renfro) on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10:00 a.m., where you can learn more and have your questions answered. You can join the meeting on your computer by clicking on the following Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83193782729?pwd=ckRaS0t5d1VpdGdvMSszY2ZLWCs3QT09. Or you can join the meeting by phone by dialing 1 346 248 7799 and when prompted entering the Meeting ID (831 9378 2729) and Passcode (470424).
Racial Justice Group Begins 8-week Focus on “Abolition”
Beginning this Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4:00 p.m., St. Andrew's Racial Justice Group has committed to spending 8 weeks as a "Praxis Circle," working through the Abolition Reader prepared by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. If you want to join us for this 8-week period of study and action, please contact Pastor Roger this weekend for the reading assignment and Zoom link.
You can join the group on your computer using this link:
OR on your phone by calling +1 346 248 7799 Meeting ID: 896 6698 2247 Passcode: 647032
Historical Jesus Group - Caste Discussion
On second and fourth Thursdays, at 10:00 a.m., the Historical Jesus Group will be discussing the new book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick, it is “a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America . . . how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.” All are welcome to join the discussion. You can join the next group Thursday, January, 28, at 10:00 a.m. on your computer by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84819510056?pwd=SVZ0SlZDZVdFLzVIMzR6aWJMTHVuUT09
OR on your phone by dialing +1 346 248 7799, Meeting ID: 848 1951 0056, Passcode: 327048
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, February 4, at 10:00 a.m. on your computer using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84539223397?pwd=VnV0TDJWSHYzTmNjQUY2cFd0MnV4Zz09
OR on your phone by dialing: +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 845 3922 3397 Passcode: 149677
The Beauty of the Cross ~ A Congregational Collage
Good Friday calls us to lay our laments, our tears, our heavy sorrows at the foot of the cross. The cross on that day is broken, bloodstained, dark, full of despair and defeat; but come Easter morning that cross is filled with light, hope, even beauty! What Easter vision of that cross do you see? What colors, what words are now filling what was once death but now life? Either use the template provided (click here) or use your own outline to create the beauty of your cross on an 8x11 piece of paper. Use words, markers, crayons, colored pencils and boldly share your vision.
Mail the finished cross to Victoria Lopez, 11008 Woodland NE, Alb 87112, or leave at church office no later than March 20th.The completed community collage will be our vision of Easter and hung at church during Holy Week.
Some church members have asked how to dispose of old computers and electronic devices responsibly. One option is Albuquerque Computer and Electronic Recycling Co. (3726 Hawkins St. NE). They can be contacted at 505-990-3732 or email@example.com. Computers and cables can be dropped off for free. Monitors, televisions, and other household electronics are accepted for a nominal processing fee. More information about what items they accept can be found at their website: https://albuquerquerecycling.net/.
ABQ FaithWorks & Immigration
Changes in immigration in 2021 will surely impact our community! At the FaithWorks Quarterly meeting, you will be pleased to hear Jessica Corley show and tell how creatively asylum seekers are served in the expanded FaithWorks program. This meeting is open to all! Mark your calendar and plan on attending this 1-hour Zoom meeting. Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at noon.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6456846642?pwd=UGdGakVaKzVWc0pmQmZCZ0UyNDJRQT09 Meeting ID: 645 684 6642 Passcode: 870537. One tap mobile +12532158782
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