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).

A New Spin on “Potluck” for the November 18th  Congregational Meeting

The Health and Wellness Team is adding a fun and healthy new option for the upcoming Congregational Meeting potluck. The team will be printing recipe cardsfor a wide variety of recipes found in The Daniel Plan® (see info below).  We invite you to choose a recipe card (or 2) and sign up to bring the dish you have chosen to the potluck.  An info table with the recipe cards and information on The Daniel Plan®will be set up in Fellowship Hall on Sundays, November 4 & 11.  We hope you will join us in this great opportunity to explore great tasting, nourishing, easy to prepare foods that also enhance the health and wellbeing of our congregation.  To check out some Daniel Plan recipes, visit: http://www.danielplan.com/food/

Ladies Lunch

The Ladies Lunch group will meet this Tuesday, November 13thin the church lounge – please bring your lunch (drinks & dessert provided).

 

This is a wonderful opporetunity to get to know other folks in the church better and see how everyone is doing – and who could use some help. 

Best Thanksgiving Dinner in Connecticut!

SAPC’s 20thAnnual Thanksgiving Dinner!!!

All you have to do to attend is:

  • Sign – up outside Fellowship Hall (friends and out of town family are welcome)
  • bring two side dishes; the Green’s will cook the turkeys, stuff the birds and make the gravy
  • Come early if you want to play games or just fellowship
  • Dinner is served at 3:00 p.m.

There is no mess in your kitchen to go home to and everyone leaves with leftovers for the day-after turkey sandwiches (or night time snack). If you have any questions about the day please contact Dale or Debby Green at orgreen@sbcglobal.net 

Next Sunday at SAPC is a BIG ONE!

  • Operation Christmas Child

ALL 50 BOXES WERE PICKED UP LAST WEEK! Wow SAPC! Thank you! If you picked up a box last week, please do not forget that they are due back in church next Sunday, November 18th.

  • Service Project Youth

The Service Project Youth (grades 3-5) will meet during the worship hour next Sundayto write letters to military service members who will be spending the holidays far from home.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck

 

  • Magazine Collection

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 next Sunday, November 18th 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.

  • Thanksgiving Pie & Baked Goods Sale

Next Sunday, November 18th, SAPC will be hosting a Thanksgiving baked goods sale from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. featuring an assortment of read to enjoy pies, cookies and breads. These delicious and tasty treats are also perfect for your Thanksgiving Day feast. All proceeds will be used to support the many programs and missions of SAPC. Please contact Bill Smith for additional details at wksmith@aol.com

 Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are always needed to work at the New London Community Meal Center located at 12 Montauk Avenue, New London, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. to finalize meal preparation, serve the meal, wash the large cooking items and clean up the kitchen and serving area.

  • Andrew will be manning the kitchen on Fridays, November 23rd& November 30th. Please contact Beth Borden at lizzieborden@snet.netif you would like to assist.

 No special skills are needed, just a desire to help members of our community. Please remember to bring a hat to wear while volunteering and no open toe shoes.

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.