Happy Thanksgiving! Please click here to read our latest Fishhook.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
Join us for a service of thankfulness to the Lord, and bring a dessert to share afterward!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1
Is it too early to decorate for Christmas? Not if you can get beautiful, locally-grown poinsettias and support our youth as they raise funds to attend next summer’s National Youth Gathering!
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY (November 10-17) you can order from many colors and sizes. Pick up at St. Andrews on 11/20 from 10-noon or 11/21 from 9:30-noon.
Don’t have a spot for poinsettias at your home? Get a couple for your office! Or buy a few to decorate our Sanctuary! (Email Rachel McGehee if you’re interested in getting plants for the church.)
Call/text Karen Kelly at 1 (209) 406-9562.
It’s an exciting month at St. Andrews!
Q: What do turkey, spaghetti, hockey, shoeboxes, See’s Candies, and helpful teens all have in common?
A: They all involve ways for you to serve and be served during the next few weeks! Check out these awesome opportunities…and be sure to scroll all the way to the end to see how you can get free labor!
When: Now until November 14th is our last window to collect boxes and donations for this incredible ministry to children around the world!
Why: Some of these children have never owned anything before…and many of them have never heard of Jesus.
How: Get your box and packing list from St. Andrews on Sunday, OR put a donation in the dropbox in the Narthex, OR click here to build a shoebox online.
When: Tickets on sale now until November 14th. Dinner is on November 19th at 6PM.
Why: Eighteen of our high schoolers, young adults, and adult mentors will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Texas next summer. We can help them get there!
How: Buy tickets after church services or contact Pastor Brian. $15 for ages 12 and up, $5 for 11 and younger, or $30 for families with children under age 12.
When: Order See’s chocolates and treats now through November 19th. Delivery before Christmas.
Why: Our own Newday preschoolers are fundraising! Help out these sweet kiddos AND spread the joy of candy to you loved ones.
BONUS: The 4s and 5s classes will be singing during the 10:45 Sunday service on 11/14. Join us for goodies afterward and meet the families!
When: Get your tickets for the Faith Night hockey game + Christian concert before November 19th! Game is December 3rd at 7PM.
Why: This is another opportunity to raise funds for those attending the National Youth Gathering. Each $20 ticket covers the game and the concert–and half that purchase goes to the St. Andrews youth!
How: Hit up Pastor Brian for tickets. He has a limited number, so don’t wait!
When: Collecting groceries and donations for our Thanksgiving Baskets until November 21st at 9:45AM.
Why: Not everyone in our community is able to provide a feast for their family. Bless 45 families in Stockton with a full turkey dinner in a basket!
How: Bring donations to church (please try not to bring turkeys too far in advance). Click here for a list of what you can donate…or designate checks to St. Andrews for “Thanksgiving Baskets.”
When: Get help in the yard or around the house whenever it’s convenient!
Why: Our H2H students are looking for ways to put their faith in action by serving others. If you’ve got yard work, cleaning, filing, pet care, or other chores, consider calling in a middle-schooler to help!
By now you have heard that I have taken a call to my home congregation, St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Grafton, WI. It is very bittersweet for me to leave St. Andrews. When I started here back in 2005, I came in with excitement, fear, and some new ideas; but really, I had no real clue what I was doing. Thank you to everyone who patiently helped me learn and grow. A special thank you to my coworkers who truly helped me become a better leader throughout my time here.
I have loved getting to meet so many new people over the years and I am so grateful for all the people who made me feel like I was a part of the family. Some of my favorite memories include: VBS, first Bible classes, confirmation retreats, park ministry, and young adult activities. The relationships I have built over the years and the growth I have seen are the best parts of ministry.
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who stepped up throughout my time here to help with MOPS, Sunday school, high school youth, VBS, outreach events, and more. I couldn’t have done any of these things successfully without all of your encouragement, love, help, and support.
It has been a pleasure to serve here at St. Andrews for the past 16 years. I have loved every moment that I have spent getting to know the people here and watching you grow in faith over the years. It is hard for me to say goodbye, but I look forward to all that God has in store for me in the years to come.
God’s blessings to you as you move into this next season of ministry. If you would like to keep in touch my email is email@example.com.
Thank you and God’s blessings,
St. Andrews wishes Tracy the very best in her new call!
ST ANDREWS MOPS SCHEDULE FALL 2021:
(All meetings from 9-11am in the Fellowship Hall)
Tuesday September 28:
Introduction to Theme meeting: All the Love
Tuesday October 12:
Topic: Sacred Rest: What are you missing?
Tuesday Oct 26:
Topic: Managing Anxiety: One Women’s Story
Tuesday Nov 9:
Topic: Leaving a Generous Legacy
Tuesday Nov 23: TBA (most likely no meeting)
Tuesday Dec 14:
Topic: Imperfect Friendships and Favorite Things gift exchange
All Meetings include loving childcare, coffee, tea, treats and conversation! Please join us!
What is MOPS you ask?
MOPS stands for Mother’s of Pre-schoolers and is designed for ALL moms in our community with children ages 6 or under.
MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.
Please join us this Fall and Invite your other mom friends that could use a break. You will connect with other moms, have loving volunteers watch your children and learn something about your mothering journey and more!
Questions? Want more information?