Announcements

Welcome to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church!

We hope you enjoy the worship service! Afterward, please join us in the Fellowship Hall for a cup of coffee or tea and some good conversation.

  • Childcare is available during the worship service.
  • We would love to have a record of your attendance!  Please fill out the yellow visitor card located in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate or hand it to one of the ushers after the service.
  • If you have any prayer requests, please fill out the blue card located in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate.
  • To find out What’s Going On at St. Andrewpick up the page from the Narthex table!  It has all the details about the ongoing activities and opportunities at St. Andrew.
  • Large print bulletins and hymnals, as well as hearing devices are available. Please see one of the ushers.  
  • If you would like your picture on the Church Family Tree in Fellowship Hall, there will be someone taking pictures in the Narthex most Sundays after worship, contact Debby Green.
  • Youth Group (grades 6-12) at 5:30 p.m.

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).

The Annual Fall Congregational Meeting & Potluck Lunch

has been called for today

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The purpose of the meeting is to elect new Elders & Deacons and to review and approve changes to the Church Bylaws.

The meeting will be immediately following the worship service, then we will enjoy lunch and fellowship together.

Alternative Christmas Market

The Alternative Marker will be set up with items from SERVV and Equal Exchange beginning next Sunday, November 19th. This is a wonderful opportunity to support those less fortunate and get your Christmas shopping done early.

Senior Choir Invitation

The Senior Choir will begin rehearsing this year’s Christmas cantata, which will be presented on Sunday, December 17th. We would like to invite adults and high school students who are interested in joining us for this special music.  This is a short term commitment with rehearsals on Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.  (Rehearsals tonight and continue through December 10th).  Please consider joining us! Singing in the choir is fun and a time of great fellowship!  Hope to see some of you at choir rehearsal this evening!

Ringers Wanted

  • Know your right hand from your left
  • Ability to count to four
  • Sense of humor
  • Sense of rhythm

With these four “skills” mastered, you too can become a fabulous handbell ringer! The Handbell Choir is in need of new members (especially now to prepare music for Christmas). Ringing is fun and not difficult. Reading music is helpful, but not required. If you would like to give it a try, please see Eileen. A short private lesson can be made available to you if you are interested. The Handbell Choir will begin rehearsals tonight at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please consider joining us.

Ushers & Greeters Needed

We are in need of new ushers to add to our rotating list of volunteers. With enough folks, you would serve only once a quarter. On November 19th following the worship service, Dave Gaiewski will be in the sanctuary to give a brief overview of just how simple ushering is. This is a wonderful way to serve our church and a great way for your whole family to serve together.

Ladies Lunch

The Ladies Lunch group will meet this Tuesday, November 14th in the church lounge at noon. Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. All women of the church are invited, this is a great time of fellowship and we hope to see you there.

Advent Sunday • December 3rd

Please mark your calendar to join us as a church family on the first Sunday of Advent at 4:30 p.m. when we continue the tradition of decorating the Chrismon Tree together. We will ring in the season with Christmas music, tree trimming, pizza, snacks and a cookie & cocoa bar! Everyone is invited to be a part of this wonderful tradition with a new time – coordinated to accomodate the Youth Group and Choirs. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for snacks (veggie tray, cookies, etc.) and a headcount for pizza. Contact Amy for more info at: amy@sapc-ct.org

Annual Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Come and enjoy a special time with your child here at SAPC! This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Children with their families purchase tickets at the entrance and receive a bag to decorate to place their crafts inside for safe keeping. Each craft table will have its craft materials and a can for tickets to be placed into. All crafts are simple and easy to make and take. There will be approximately 16 different crafts and each one is only $1 to make! A table is set for socializing and snacking too! All proceeds will go to benefit the SAPC Preschool.

A BIG THANK YOU from Vicki and Katey to all who helped with the Tag Sale. It was was a huge success and we appreciate all the donations, help sorting, baked goods, manpower, and just answering the call to help in general. THANK YOU!

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!