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).

Welcome Children!We love children and want them to feel at home.

To the Parents of our young children, may we suggest….

  • RELAX!! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome.
  • Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of other’s heads.
  • Quietly explain the parts of the worship services and actions of the pastor, choir, etc.
  • Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
  • If you must leave the sanctuary with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”
  • For those with small children who may need more room, we

have a nursery and the foyer area has speakers and comfy chairs.

  • There are activity sheets and bags of crayons available in the narthex.

Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to church, to God and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship. 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’S PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING

Today is World Communion Sunday and St. Andrew will receive the Peace and Global Witness Offering. The offering draws Presbyterians together and provides education and exposure to those who show us how to do peacemaking well and to support those struggling through oppression and injustice. Twenty-five percent of the offering
stays with local congregations, 25% with mid councils, and 50% supports the work for
peace and reconciliation by Presbyterians across the globe.

TAGLESS TAG SALE!

WHAT WE NEED:
o Your donations now through October 17 th
o Bags with handles (like Trader Joe's/McQuades)
o Baked goods (delivered on the 19 th to the kitchen)
o Volunteers: Your time helping to pre-sort October 7- 19
o Volunteers: Your time the day of the sale and afterwards for clean up and hauling away the leftovers October 20 th
o Share our Facebook post about the Tag Sale. This is an all-church effort! Please sign up on the bulletin board outside of the sanctuary and contact coordinator Katey Kokomoor at: 860- 705-1288 with any questions.

LOST & HOPEFULLY FOUND

Aqua blue cloth tablecloths (2) were taken to the church picnic. Please check the items you took home to see if you mistakenly took the cloths home. If you have them either return them to Carole Clark or leave them on the kitchen island. Thanks.

CHURCH BAZAAR

Calling all creatives, planners and doers.  We are presently in the early development stage of  a proposed St. Andrew Holiday Bazaar and would greatly appreciate your  input.  Please join us after the worship service today in the church lounge to discuss this inaugural event.  For more information, please contact Elder Bill Smith at: wksmith@aol.com .

YOUTH GROUP IS BACK!

Grades 6-12! Youth Group will meet tonight and regularly on Sunday’s 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. here at SAPC. We have A LOT of fun things planned this year, joining with Groton Congregational’s youth, starting with the Youth Alpha course, a fall retreat and more! We share a meal together, play games and have a great program planned. And as always, bring a friend! Church family: We have a great time fellowshipping over a meal together at Youth Group, we invite you to sign up to provide a meal for approximately 10 people and then stay and join us. The kids really like getting to know you. Sign up on the bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall. Contact Bill Jankowski for more information.

DEACON’S MAGAZINE DRIVE

On the third Sunday of every month the Deacon’s will be collecting your already read magazines to donate to doctor’s offices, cancer centers, and convalescent homes. Please bring in your recent gently read magazines this month on October 21 st and you can just leave them in the Deacon’s grocery cart. For more information on this initiative, please contact Mary Lowe at 860-598-9633.

CROP WALK

The Mystic Area Ecumenical Council is hosting the area wide Crop Walk for Hunger again this year on Sunday, October 14 th at 1:00 p.m.
o Walkers will depart from St. Marks Church, Pearl Street, Mystic and walk to Noank Baptist Church and back again.
o Walkers will depart at 1:30 p.m. There will be cars available for those who are not able to walk the entire way.
o Snacks provided!
o If you cannot make it to the walk, you can still make a contribution by taking an envelope from the Crop Walk display and dropping it into the offering plate.

Those interested in participating can register online at https.//www.crophungerwalk.org/ or you can register here at the St. Andrew Church. See the information and materials on the easel in the narthex. Contact Jean Degrooth for more information at: j.degrooth@gmail.com

Coins for Compassion

Why not “Nickels for Nicholas?” Because all coins are welcome in our Compassion International jar on the table in the narthex. All the coins help support Nicholas “KK,” the child we support in Uganda through Compassion International.