Announcements

Welcome to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church!

We invite you to take some time for quiet meditation as we gather for worship. We hope you enjoy the worship service.  Afterward, please join us in Fellowship Hall for a cup of coffee or tea and some good conversation.

Welcome Guests! If you have any questions, one of our ushers will be glad to assist you.

  • Hearing impaired? See one of our ushers to obtain the use of a hearing assistance device on the table in the narthex.
  • We invite you to fill out a yellow visitor card with your contact information and place it in the offering plate.
  • Please be sure all cell phones and other electronic devices are turned off during worship.
  • Large print bulletins are available on the table in the narthex.

Welcome Children! We love children and want them to feel at home. There are books, crayons, and children’s bulletins available at the entrance to the sanctuary. Nursery care is available for children through age 4. Halfway through the worship service Mini-Church will be available for children in K-2nd grade (listed in your bulletin).

Today at SAPC

  • Happiest of Birthdays to Marge Buckley! Please join us following the worship service for cake in Fellowship Hall.
  • Choir Rehearsals
  • Youth Group @ 5:30 p.m.

 Looking Ahead

  • Annual Report submission deadline: January 15th
  • February Anchor submission deadline: January 16th
  • Ladies Lunch: January 16th @ noon – lounge
  • Session Meeting: January 16th @ 7:00 p.m. – lounge
  • Installation of new Elders & Deacons: January 21st
  • Daniel Plan Kickoff: January 21st @ 4:00 p.m. – lounge
  • Service Project’s Souper Bowl of Caring: February 4th

Meals for the Sniders

If you would like to make a meal for the Snider Family, please sign up through Joanne Loria Wetterskog. Joanne has organized an online Meal Train which helps the Snider’s stay organized and not receive too many meals at once. To sign up, please contact Joanne at: joannewetterskog@aol.com or call her at 860-245-0653. Thank you for all your support, prayers and contributions during this time.

Kitchen Surplus

Over the holidays our kitchen saw a lot of action! There are many items that have been left and we need to clean up. A table has been set up in Fellowship Hall full of your treasures. Please claim them by January 28th in preparation for the Annual Congregational Meeting (February 4).

Neighbors in Need

Don’t forget our many neighbors in need this winter. A few simple things that you can do to help out:

  • Pick up a few extra non-perishable items next time you grocery shop for the Deacon’s grocery cart.
  • Save your unused complimentary hotel toiletries when you travel to donate to the homeless shelter (collection bin in Fellowship Hall).
  • As you clean out closets, remember that any winter coats, blankets, hats, mittens, sleeping bags, etc., are all greatly appreciated items at the shelter (collection bin in Fellowship Hall).
  • The New London homeless shelter works hard to get folks back on their feet and into homes of their own, they can always use kitchen and other household items to help get them started. They are now also collecting old cell phones.
  • Have an item you would like to donate but you are not sure who could use it? Contact Debby Green at: d4green@sbcglobal.net

Health & Wellness Team News

Join us for our next meeting: Got ideas for health and wellness promotion? Join us at the next meeting of the Health and Wellness Team on Monday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the lounge.  You don’t have to be a health care professional to participate, we welcome your input and ideas for activities and new opportunities that will support the mind/body/spirit wellbeing of the congregation. Contact Katey Kokomoor for more info: katey.kokomoor@gmail.com

Join us on The Daniel Plan® and Get Support for Healthy Lifestyle Changes

The Health and Wellness Team is once again offering The Daniel Plan® here at St. Andrew. If you’ve been looking for a supportive group format to start making meaningful upgrades to your lifestyle, consider joining us! “The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. The program offers an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where people get better together by optimizing their health in each of these life areas.”

The Program starts on Sunday, January 21 from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. in the lounge, and runs for about 6 weeks. This program has a video component followed by group discussion; for more info talk to Katey Kokomoor or Christine Gentry. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex, if you provide your e-mail we will send you the Jumpstart Guide. The book can be purchased online for $15 and is very helpful but optional.

Never Spend Another Nickel

Never spend another nickel! Save those nickels to drop into the “Nickels for Nicholas” jar on the table in the Narthex. Nicholas is the Compassion International child from Ghana that we have adopted to support. Our Service Project Youth correspond with Nicholas regularly. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

So remember, don’t ever spend another nickel!