St. Andrew's Children and Family Ministry

Dear Families

What a festive Sunday we have coming up this week! We will celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew with a joyous procession, a bagpiper, and a drummer. Then we will come together as a community to pledge our support (financial and otherwise) to our church home.

Giving back and gratitude go hand in hand, so our ingathering this Sunday is a great way to model both for your children. And did I mention the bagpiper?

I hope you can take some time out of the busy preparations for Thanksgiving to notice and feel gratitude for the many blessings in this life.

Much Love,


P.S. There is lots of stuff coming up that will change our normal Sunday School schedule. Please check the schedule below for more information.

Glorious God, who spoke light into the world, we thank you for sending Jesus, your Son, as a light for all people. Help us to find the light within ourselves and one another so that we may rise like the sun and shine love in all places. Through your many names we pray. Amen.

This Week in Sunday School

Sunday School is on hiatus until December 10th. We are pausing for this week's Ingathering, next week's Thanksgiving holiday, and the very important visitor on December 3rd. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the 10th.

Register for Sunday School Here

Important Dates

  • 11/19 – Feast of St. Andrew and Ingathering. No Sunday School
  • 11/22 – Cooking Community Thanksgiving dinner (sign up here)
  • 11/23 – Prepping, Serving & Clean-up of Thanksgiving dinner (sign up here)
  • 11/26 – Thanksgiving weekend No Sunday School
  • 12/3 – Special visit from St. Nicholas. No Sunday School
  • 12/3Advent Wreath making after 10 am worship
  • 12/10 – Bishop Susan's Visit + Confirmations Abbreviated Sunday School

Calling All Sheep!

(and angels and shepherd, etc.)

It's time to start preparing our annual Nativity Pageant. I'm looking for angels who sing (and those who don't), sheep, shepherds, a donkey or two, and all the other parts including the star. The Pageant is at our 4:00pm Christmas Eve worship and there will be ONE rehearsal after 10 am worship on December 17th. Please email me if your child would like to participate and let me know what role they prefer.

3rd-6th Grade Camp

Registration Now Open

January 13-16

Registration for our brand new Diocesan Epiphany Camp for students in 3rd through 6th grade is now open! We will explore the theme "Listening for God" during a fun weekend at Camp Stevens. I hope you will participate as we get to know students from across our diocese, play games, and maybe even visit Fancy and Jolene pictured here! Click here for more information and to register. I plan to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Cultivating Gratitude

"Over time, we discovered that by having to look for “things for which to be grateful,” we became more attuned to beauty, to goodness, to possibilities, to hope."

-Mary Lee Wile

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Sunday Worship
8:00 am and 10:00 am
If you can't join us in person click here to join the 10 am livestream worship. If the livestream is unsuccessful, there will be a recorded version posted to the website on Tuesday of the following week. Click here to access this week's bulletin. Click here to view last Sunday's sermon.

Just for Fun

So very grateful for otters!

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