Bring your Pledge Cards to a Service on Sunday, November 17th
We continue to support faith-based giving as described in the letter from our Stewardship Committee. This means that your pledge is between you and God. No one else knows what you have committed to give to the ministries of St. Andrew's. Only you and God know if you could give more, and only you and God will know if you fulfill your pledge. We will continue to record all the financial gifts that come in and you will receive your individual quarterly giving statements. On November 17, we will bring our pledge cards forward to the altar during the offertory; at the end of each service we will burn the cards outside as an incense offering to God. We ask each of you to pray, listen and respond to the question, "What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?" (Psalm 116: 12) Please join us at one of the services on November 17 to celebrate our commitment to faith-based giving.
Worship Schedule and Church School
|8:30 - 9:30||Traditional service|
|9:15 - 9:55||Church School|
|10:00 - 11:00||Contemporary Service|
|10:00||Holy Eucharist and Healing Service|
Some Upcoming Events
Parish Dinners Last fall, many of us enjoyed parish dinners, sharing a meal, conversation, hopes, thoughts, and questions in groups at the homes of parishioners who hosted. Watch for dates and further details so that you can sign up and enjoy the friendship and fellowship again.
Holiday Fair Our annual Holiday Fair (scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 9am-3pm) is a parish-wide event that not only brings us together but reaches out to the community at large as we open our doors for a day filled with fun, fellowship, and fund-raising. The success of the fair depends on everyone getting involved. Whether it's donating baked goods or items for one of the rooms or just helping out on the day of the fair, St. Andrew's will need you to be a part of this special event. Save the date, it's going to be a special one! For additional information, contact Susan Miller.
Advent Forums will Focus on Journeys: Pilgrimages are journeys, usually long ones, to sacred places. In December, as part of our Advent adult education program, we will hear about journeys to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Iona in Scotland, and Bethlehem. On Wednesday, December 4, Joan and Nick Rawlings will tell us about their 200-mile hike, walking the Camino of Santiago with their son and crossing the Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of the apostle St. James are buried. The following Wednesday, John and Rebecca Armstrong will talk about their pilgrimage to Iona, a sacred island off the western coast of Scotland, where they joined the ecumenical Iona Community and lived and worshipped in the ancient Iona Abbey. Finally, on December 18, Fr. Steve will lead us through a reflection on the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Pilgrimages like these are arduous but bring surprising spiritual rewards. The forums will start at 7:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Recorded Sermons Available Online
Father Steve's Sunday sermons are now being recorded and will be made available from the St. Andrew's web site. Simply click on the "Sermons" link at the left hand column of this page and you will be able to download written and audio versions of selected past sermons.