St. Andrew Weekly Announcements
The worship bulletin link for Sunday, May 22, 2022 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
COVID-19 infections have declined dramatically in Bernalillo County, and the statewide indoor mask mandate has been lifted. As St. Andrew has been following the state's public health guidelines all through the pandemic, we have moved to a "masks optional" policy in worship, as we did for a few weeks last summer. While we are all probably a little safer wearing masks when we are in large groups indoors, we will leave it up to each individual whether to wear a mask in worship or not. Of course, if you are not feeling well, have a head cold, a runny nose, a scratchy throat, or just a slight cough, please stay home and worship with us online. You always have the choice of worshiping from home via our live-streamed service at
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 our past worship services. Click on the link for the worship service you want to watch.
This Sunday, the sermon will be: The Holy City – Rev. Catherine Robinson
Special Music: I'll Fly Away – sung by Beth Dillow, Bill Miller, and Brenda Stickler
If you have Joys and Concerns to share during our Prayers of the People. please email them to Rev. Catherine Robinson by the end of the day on Saturday at 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.
Child Care During Worship
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church provides quality child care during our Sunday morning worship services for infants, toddlers, and children up to 7 years of age. Our dedicated child care space has been refurbished and our child care workers are back. Emphasis is placed on each child's need for love and acceptance. Children are encouraged to spend the first part of worship with their parents (or grandparents)
Pastor Roger on Study Leave
Roger will be taking a week of study leave (May 16-22) to attend the Festival of Homiletics in Denver. Homiletics is the art of preparing sermons and preaching. The Festival of Homiletics is like summer camp for preachers. While Roger is away, Rev. Catherine Robinson will be on call for pastoral care emergencies and will be preaching on Sunday, May 22.
Gov. Bent Elementary Graduation
Join Gov. Bent Elementary Graduation Celebration
Please join us as we celebrate the Governor Bent Elementary 5th Graduating 5th Graders at their Drive-By Graduation on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 5 to 6:00 p.m. Families and students will decorate their cars and drive through the school front parking lot. If you plan to attend, please tell Patty, Sharon Prewitt or Kathy Renfro.
Can't attend the Graduation? You can help make posters that we will display as we cheer on the graduates and their families as they drive by. We will be making these posters on Sunday, May 15 and May 22 in the Child Care room right after worship. Posters, markers and decorations will be supplied. All you need to bring is your creativity and enthusiasm.
Adult Christian Education
On May 22, we will conclude the second of a two-week series on the crisis in Ukraine.
ABQ Young Adult Volunteers Program 5th Anniversary Celebration
You're invited to the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Santa Fe Presbytery's ABQYAV program on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 3:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE. St. Andrew is one of 13 churches in the Presbytery of Santa Fe that have financially supported ABQYAV. We are excited to celebrate with the broad community of support that has enabled this program to continue, even in these challenging times. For more info., contact Luke Rembold, ABQYAV@gmail.com, 505-345-5657
Family Promise 16th Annual Sweet Jazz Concert
The 16th Annual Sweet Jazz - Sid Fendley & Friends will be at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE on Sunday afternoon May 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.Tickets are $25 and are available at the door, at the FPA office at 1516 San Pedro Drive NE or by calling 505-268-0331. You may also purchase tickets before the concert from Sharon Frey Prewitt or Ester Griego.
Weekly Announcements due May 24
Memorial Day Potluck/Picnic/BBQ - May 29
After two years of the pandemic preventing us from holding our Annual Memorial Day Potluck/Picnic/BBQ, we are planning to go ahead with it this year in the church courtyard, on Sunday, May 29. Please bring a dish to share, bring your family, bring a friend! Hamburgers and hotdogs will be supplied by the Fellowship Committee.
If you can help with set up or clean up, please contact our Fellowship Elder, Ruben Martinez.
The Worship and Music Committee invites all military veterans to wear their uniform (or any part that still fits), military badges and ribbons on Memorial Day Sunday – May 29. This is not to glorify war but to remember the fallen in the spirit a holiday once called Decoration Day when graves of service personnel were decorated with flowers and American flags
Historical Jesus Group
From May 12 through July 14, the Historical Jesus Group will be reading together Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul, by John Philip Newell. The author shares the long, hidden tradition of Celtic Christianity, explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the earth. Newell introduces some of Celtic Christianity’s leading practitioners, both saints and pioneers of faith, whose timeless wisdom is more necessary than ever, including: Pelagius, Brigid of Kildare, John Muir, and Teilhard de Chardin. Max Bartlett will begin the next session Sacred Soul: Pelagius 23, and Bill Miller will finish this session on The Sacred Feminine: St. Brigid of Kildare, SM. Please contact Richard Stoops for more information.
Here is the new Zoom link for 2022:
OR Dial in by phone +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 858 6664 7913 Passcode: 564432
Spiritual Formation Group
This small group gathers via Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. 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. Here is the new Zoom link for 2022:
OR Dial in by phone: 1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 853 6422 9074, Passcode: 116481
Racial Justice Group
St. Andrew's Racial Justice Group meets on Tuesdays
at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. This is an open group. All are welcome. 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
Hermit's Peak Fire Disaster Relief
For up-to-date information about the Hermit's Peak Fire near Las Vegas and how to help with donations, visit https://www.nmhu.edu/hermit/.
Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families.
But unless you have experience poverty, it is difficult to truly understand. This program is an interactive immersion experience that sensitizes participants to the realities of poverty but our community. One of the goals of this experience is to shift from the paradigm about poverty away from being seen as a personal failure and toward the understanding of poverty as a structural failure of society.
Poverty Simulation Event at Congregation Albert
3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
Thursday June 30, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are expecting the 100 slots to fill up fast, so please RSVP and register as soon as possible!
Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity
Since Habitat’s Repair Program reopened a little over a year ago, it has completed 44 home repairs with the hard work and dedication of volunteers. They continue to help improve the quality of life and safety of their low-income homeowners. For 2022, Habitat’s goal is to reach more homeowners and continue to help those in need by adding new projects each week. Habitat welcomes back both their past and new volunteers to the repair site and help make our community a better place. St. Andrew may be able to supply a volunteer crew for a day sometime soon. If YOU would be willing to help out, contact Marilyn Stoops.
Church Office E-mail Address
The office has a new e-mail address with Gmail, and it replaces the older AOL.com address. Please update all of your email address lists to reflect this change.
PLEASE NOTE: Pastor Roger's email address has NOT changed. It is still:
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