December Worship at St. Andrews

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December Worship at St. Andrews

       
 

“Since ancient times…no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 64:4)

We have hope in the Lord! Behold, He is coming soon! Amen, come, Lord Jesus!

Midweek Advent Services

Wednesdays, December 2nd, 9th & 16th, 7:00PM

In-Person at St. Andrews and Live Streaming on our YouTube channel (visit stalc.org for link)

 O come, let us adore Him!

Christ’s incarnation is no less real this year, but we do have to make some changes to how we celebrate it. To make sure we have enough space for social distancing at our in-person Christmas Eve services, you must reserve your spot. Our three in-person services will be identical, except that 11PM will include Holy Communion.

Please visit our website at stalc.org or call the church office at (209) 957-8750 to sign up.

Christmas Eve, 12/24

3:30PM (and available anytime after) — Live stream service

5:00PM — In person by reservation

6:30PM — In person by reservation

11:00PM — In person by reservation

Christmas Day, 12/25

10:00AM — In person 

                                    

     A gathering of prayer and communion in the courtyard every Sunday at noon.


Inspiring our Community to live out the Hope found in Christ
 



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Christmas Charity “Gift Card” Template

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A Special Christmas Gift Card

 

Attention Parents and Grandparents – this year, in the true spirit of giving at Christmas, please consider buying your
children/grandchildren one less gift for themselves and instead giving them a Christmas Gift Card for THEM to give to someone else.

The Christmas Gift Card asks them to choose a charity for you to give a gift to in their name.

Below is a printable template that you can personalize with your child’s name, your name and the amount of the donation. It already has a list of charities on it, but you can change them to any that you prefer.

This will help them think about the importance of giving, rather than receiving, this Christmas.

Christmas Gift Card Download

LCC WELCOMES ST. ANDREWS, STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, TO THE K-9 COMFORT DOG MINISTRY

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LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rahab will serve as a bridge for St. Andrews to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. Rahab Comfort Dog’s Bible verse is Joshua 2:11: “When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.”
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is one of presence. When the Lord calls, we must go and serve Him. Isaiah 6:8 tells us, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’” St. Andrews team has heard the call and has said “Here am I. Send me.”

The following new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers have heard the call:
Top Dog Deb Rider, Bonnie Centers, Pastor Dan Deuel, Miriam Deuel, Brianna Kleinert, Amy Lapointe, Phillip Lapointe, Bobby Moore, Marybeth Muldowney, Ann Marie Rehbein, and Michael Rehbein
The following Ministry Partners have heard the call:
Barbara Britton, Justin Centers, Cathy Pauley, Laura Moore, Dustin Moore, Jeff Kramer, Pastor Brian Muldowney, Nancy Harrison-Werner, Brooke Kelly and Debbie Stamos
God is with them as they begin this new journey as part of the LCC K-9 Ministry. Please pray for God’s guidance for this new team as they go out to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those that are suffering and need.

Matching Funds for Fire Relief

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Our council is encouraging our members to give a special gift to the relief of those suffering through the devastation caused by the most recent round of wildfires in California. St. Andrews will match all contributions up to $2,500 dollars in this effort. The funds will be distributed to our CA-NV-HI District’s Disaster Relief Fund. These funds are used to help our brothers and sisters in Christ who have suffered from these fires, and also equips churches in those areas to minister to their community. In recent communication from our District President, he reported: 

“The CNH District’s (your) disaster relief fund was able to send some immediate relief to congregations who sustained damage among their membership or staff housing and property. We were even able to assist, in small ways, many firefighters who were housed near our office, who needed easy access food, special assistance bags, and temporary parking. We acted on behalf of all of you.” 

Checks can be made payable to St. Andrews with “Fire Relief” in memo line, or you can donate on our website or app, just choose Fire Relief in drop down box. Please give by September 15th, 2020. 

These funds are made possible through your continued generosity and our continued effort to be a congregation that is blessed to be a blessing. Please click here if you would like to donate. 

Home Worship Resources

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There’s nothing like confessing, praying, and singing along with a large group of people, all worshipping the Lord in the same place. In fact, the book of Revelation describes a beautiful scene where “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages,” will worship the Lord at the foot of His throne (Revelation 7:9, 10). But is being in a large group the only way to enjoy praising God? Of course not!

King David wrote some of his prayers and worship songs while hiding in caves (see Psalms 57 and 142). Paul and Silas sang hymns together in a dungeon (Acts 16). Daniel prayed alone in his house every day (Daniel 6). Jesus told His followers  that it’s better to pray inside your room with the door shut than to show off with public prayer (Matthew 5:5, 6). Jonah even sang a prayer while inside the belly of a fish!

As Americans, most of us are used to the gift of being able to regularly worship in a group on Sundays and during the week. Right now, it’s best not to do that, so what can we do? In addition to joining St. Andrews for live-stream worship on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., here are some worship-at-home ideas for you and your family!

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