ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
We have an Advent Bag for you! 
Pick-up Sunday, November 28 after worship
or Monday, November 29, 4:30-6 pm
Come to the church front doors to pick up your bag Sunday, November 28 after worship or Monday, November 29. You can also download partial contents here. If you cannot pick one up and would like to receive the full devotional book with activities, calendar, and coloring pages, please email Erin O'Brien.
Advent 2021
Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 30
This year's Giving Tuesday donations will help fund Christmas Gift Cards for our Food Pantry guests and the establishment of St. Andrew’s Neighborhood Center (NC). While specific plans are still developing for the NC, we know we'll need computers, and will be installing a shower, a stackable washer and dryer, and a new door. Since the building will also be used for Sunday School, the design will ensure dual usage for all areas. To donate, click here and follow the drop box to “Neighborhood Center Remodel.”
Moving Help Needed
Monday, December 6, 4:30-6:30 pm
& Saturday, December 18, 1-4 pm
In order to refinish the floors of the parish hall and kitchen, we’ll need several people to help move supplies from one area to another, and then back at a later date (heavy equipment is being professionally moved). No need to RSVP, just show-up at the kitchen door ready to help.
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Angel Tree Gift Cards
Due by December 15
You can help bring a merry Christmas to our Food Pantry families and Showers of Blessings guests by either buying gift cards or donating online (use the Food Pantry Gift Cards fund). We will distribute 300 $25 gift cards, so we'll need to raise $7500. Gift cards you purchase should be for $25 each, ideally from Target or Wal-Mart. Bring them to the office or to worship on Sundays.
Order Wreaths & Poinsettia Now!
Deadline: November 28
Decorate your house for Christmas and support our youth! Simply fill out this form (it's also at our website for your friends and family to order) and either mail or email the form to Constance. You can include a check (if you mail your form in) or follow the link to pay online (choose “Wreaths & Poinsettias” in the drop-down menu). There will be no day-of sales and the deadline for orders is November 28.
Save the Date/Buy the Book
Wednesdays, 7 pm, Starting December 1
Plan to join the Deep Dive book group this Advent to discuss While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent. This book, by Mary Lou Redding, offers new ways of connecting the Advent story with your own questions of faith and approaches an all-too-familiar narrative from perspectives we may have missed. This book is not available on Kindle, so order early.
Worship
Sundays, 8 & 10 am
The 8 am worship returns to the Nave—masks optional. The 10 am service—with singing—is also held in the Nave. Until more children are able to receive their COVID vaccinations, we'll continue to wear our masks during 10 am worship. Join us after the 10 am worship for Coffee Hour outside the front doors. A video of the 10 am service will be posted on the St. Andrew's website, usually by noon, the next day (Monday).
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday, 10 am
Join us this Sunday as we begin our Advent lessons. We will join the prophets and the holy family as we all journey toward Bethlehem together. These lessons help us anticipate and prepare for the mystery of Christmas. No Sunday School next week as the children join us in church for a special visit from Saint Nicholas.
Your 2022 Pledge
As you ponder your pledge for 2022, you're invited to consider this: “When we return to God some small portion of what we have…we are underscoring our belief that what we have is not actually ours. It already belongs to God, and we return a portion of it to God as a sign and reminder of that reality.” (David S. Cunningham, Feasting on the Word, Year B). To make your pledge, mail in the form you received in the mail or complete the online form.
Save the Date
  • 12/5: Saint Nicholas Visits, 10 am
  • 12/11: Advent Mini-Retreat via Zoom, 9:30 am
  • 12/24: Nativity Pageant, 4 pm
             Candlelight Service, 9 pm
  • 12/25: Christmas Day, 9:30 am 
  • 12/26: Morning Prayer, 9:30 am
  • April 22-24, 2022: Women’s Retreat
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