This year the Care Team will distribute Christmas cookie tins to over 65 partners! Can you bake a few dozen cookies? If you can help, please go to Ministry Teams page and email either Mary or Diane. Cookies need to be brought to St. Andrew on Dec. 6th, before the liturgy. Cookie drop-off: Use entrance near office & leave cookies on table.
We're here for you - using a video discussion format where you can find support and resources to help you cope with a loss of any kind.
Mondays at 6:30 pm. Contact Diane Brousseau-Pizzi with any questions.
We need help sewing seafarers bags and medicine bags for Karen's medical mission to the Dominican Republic. There are also some small embroidery projects to be done for next year's Hope Circle holiday fair.
Please contact Kathy Stedman at 322-7139 if you can help. Projects may be picked up anytime at church, sewn at home and returned, so this is a good project for those not comfortable working in a group.
You'll still find the latest sing-a-along on our FB video page and on our YouTube channel. Mr. Mike and Pastor Lisa will keep your kids entertained for fifteen minutes or so. Maybe you'll have time to brush your teeth--or have a cup of coffee!
If Facebook is not your thing and you have been unable to participate in worship, we have heard you! Vicar Christian has created a YouTube channel to help you to connect.
Follow this LINK to access worship services and twice weekly camp sing-a-longs.
Want some wonderful worship music to listen to while your staying home? Email Christian with your favorite worship songs and we will add them to our "St. Andrew Favorites" playlist on Spotify! Spotify is a free music streaming app.
Click here to access the playlist.
Cindy is in the office Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 8:00-12:30 at 401-322-0088.
As the stewardship team thought about giving season at St. Andrew this year, the theme of “Back to Basics: At Home With God” really felt right. We wanted to focus on what’s most essential to our faith community.
We summarize the basics of our faith and together respond to God's love by; “Opening our hearts,” “Putting our faith into action” and “Sharing what we have.”
As you know, our ministry is totally dependent upon the giving of our partners. We have come to understand giving as one aspect of our discipleship. How we use our gifts and what God has entrusted to us is part of our response to God’s grace.
Watch our Facebook page for videos of St. Andrew partners getting back to basics as they lead and serve in many different ministries. Like so many of you, they have opened their hearts to God and are putting their faith into action as they share their time and gifts with others.
Below you'll find links to our Back to Basics letters and a form/chart to help you navigate your giving options. We are collecting the giving forms by mail and in-person on Sunday, November 15th. Just place them in the basket as you join us for worship on the lawn.
Thank you again for your generosity and participation in the community of St. Andrew.
BYOC--BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR! There will also be the opportunity to remain in your car as you participate in worship. The service will still be live-streamed for those who don't yet feel comfortable coming out.
If the weather does not cooperate we will move inside and either way, the service will be live-streamed on Facebook ) as it has been so that all may have access.
We loved gathering last week with some of you in person--and with all of you via the internet!
If you aren't on Facebook and want to watch a service, you can catch us on YouTube.
Food Pantry Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets: Funds Raised will be Matched by the ELCA!
As the food pantry teams starts planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for 65 families, we will be asking for items like stuffing, canned cranberries and turkey gravy.....but this year, we also have an opportunity to have $500 of your financial donations matched!
We can use help with any of the following:
Volunteers: to help put the baskets together or assist with bringing items to cars on November 23.
Purchase food items: turkey(s), stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned corn and cookies. Bring the items to the church and note that the items are being donated for the Thanksgiving baskets.
Several ways to donate: **donate online - choose 'food pantry,' **send a check with 'food pantry' in the memo line, or **drop off a cash donation.
Those interested in participating in communion at the conclusion of the service will pick up a communion cup and wafer as you arrive. We will each remain in our chairs at the end of the service rather than coming forward. Pastor will say the words of institution and we will take first the bread and then the grape juice together from our seats! Hopefully it will be simpler to get the wafer off the top and manage the grape juice, too!
There was some interest in outdoor, in-person communion visits. If you are interested in having a communion visitor, you may call the church office or email Cindy. We will do our best to accommodate those who wish to receive. I simply ask your patience as there is training to be done before this becomes operational!.
A wonderful group of ministry leaders came together to provide daily devotional for our time at home. This devotional encourages you and whoever else is with you to go through the Faith5 steps together: share, read, talk, pray, and bless. Find some time together today!
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Click here to learn more about Faith5.
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