Announcements

Welcome to Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church

We invite you to take some time for quiet meditation as we gather for worship.  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.

 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 in the sanctuary. 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.

One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering   Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.  The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing — Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People — all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need.  From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance and hope.

This year’s collection will be held on Palm Sunday, April 14th. Please see the insert in your bulletin for more information; special offering envelopes can be found in the pew racks.  Thank you for your generous support for these important Presbyterian missions.

It’s time to order Easter flowers to adorn St. Andrew on Easter Sunday.

Order forms are available on the table in the narthex.
Please place your order form and payment in the envelope provided and
leave it in the offering plate or the basket on the table.
Please don’t forget to provide your dedication information.
This year we are offering lilies ($12), tulips ($8), hyacinths ($8), and hydrangeas ($18).
Orders are due by April 7th.
If you have any questions, please see Nicki Bresnyan or Donna O’Hanlon.

Youth Mission Trip Money Wall

The Mission Trip team is once again fundraising for our summer Mission Trip with the Money Wall. In Fellowship Hall you will notice 100 envelopes attached to the wall by the Senior High Sunday School room. Each envelope has a dollar amount on it $1 – $100. We are asking you to pick an envelope with the amount you would like to donate, place the money in the envelope (cash or check) and please write your name on the envelope for tax purposes. Please give your envelope to Terry O’Hanlon or put it in his office mailbox or leave on Ashley’s desk in the office.

St. Andrew has supported the Youth Mission Trip for over 20 years and for that I am grateful. Let’s make this the year we fill all the envelopes!

Church Calendar March 31 – April 7
Today 9:00 a.m.

 

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m

6:00 p.m.

7:15 p.m

Sunday School

Worship Service
Junior Choir Rehearsal

Fellowship Hour

Sunday School Teacher Meeting – Lounge

Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Senior Choir Rehearsal

Tue 9:30 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

Ladies Bible Study

Venture Scouts

Wed 6:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
Thur 7:00 p.m. Alanon & Alateen
Fri 9:30 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

Disciple Bible Study

Mystic Scottish Country Dancers

Pack 41

Next Sun 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

7:15 p.m.

Sunday School

Worship Service

Fellowship Hour

Junior Choir Rehearsal

Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Senior Choir Rehearsal

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Deacon for the Month:  Linda Evers 860.941.4090

Greeters & Ushers: Dave Gaiewski, Dan Dyer, Mike & Kim Kerst

Coffee Servers: Vicki & Mike Hintz

Elder-on-Duty: Dave Gaiewski

United States Coast Guard Academy CADET CHORALE

Music is well represented at the United States Coast Guard Academy in an extremely active program. The Corps of Cadets is comprised of exceptional young men and women training for careers as officers in the United States Coast Guard. Nearly one quarter of the student body participates in an array of choral and instrumental groups.

The Coast Guard Cadet Chorale is a select group of cadets, determined to be the top singers from the Academy’s 50 member official Glee Club. They perform a variety of music, featuring close harmony renditions of patriotic selections, sea chanteys, and show/swing tunes.

The group travels extensively throughout the United States to perform for both public and official functions. Disneyworld in Florida, the Rose Bowl Parade in California, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and the 2005 Super Bowl, to name a few, have all hosted the group in the past.

The group’s director and musical arranger is Dr. Robert G. Newton, Director of Vocal Music at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The Cadet Chorale will be performing at St. Andrew on Sunday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m.

The congregation & community are formally invited to attend this very special performance.