St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church seeks to be a dynamic Reformed community of faith that proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ by reaching out to others in compassionate service, celebrating our faith together in worship, encouraging all ages to grow personally and spiritually, and nurturing and supporting one another in Christian love.

We invite you to join with us in creating this beloved community.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ to come and visit us on Sunday mornings at 9:30, at 5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE. One block east of San Mateo. Across from Montgomery park.

Contact us at 881-9626, or


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Winter Hours - Starting Sept 11th

  • Worship: 9:30 am
  • Christian Education: 11:00 am

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 Sunday, Oct. 23 –
9:30 am Worship Service
10:30 am Congregational Meeting
11:00 am Children & Youth, Adult CE
12:00 pm University Parish Potluck
3:00 pm Book Forum

Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Announcements Due

Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Women’s Book Group

Thursday, Oct. 27 –
10:00 am Historical Jesus
6:00 pm Worship Review
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, Oct. 30 –
9:30 am Worship Service including Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan
11:00 am Children & Youth, Adult CE
12:00 pm Neighborhood Ministry Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 6
9:30 am Worship Service/Communion
11:00 am Children & Youth, Adult CE  and Presbyterian Women
12:00 pm Children & Youth Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 13 –
9:30 am Worship Service
11:00 am Children & Youth, Adult CE
12:00 pm Deacon’s Meeting
3:00 pm Alb. Interfaith Accountability Meeting

Congregational Meeting October 23rd
Please stay for a congregational meeting on immediately following worship to:
1) Vote on the Session’s recommendation that the number of Elders serving on Session be reduced from 12 to 10 Elders.
2) To elect 4 Elders and 6 Deacons to the class of 2018

Announcements Due Oct. 25

Christian Education

Today: In the East CE Room, “An Overview of Hospice” with Paul Gleason, the Bereavement Coordinator/Chaplain of the RETREAT, a facility offering specialty care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Hosted by Carol Dolan.
Oct. 30: In the East CE Room, Dr. Lena Ernst, a social worker and the owner and operator of THE RETREAT, will discuss “Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia”. End of life planning included too. This is also hosted by Carol Dolan. 
Youth CE Class
We’ll gather at 11:00 am to struggle with this thing called the New Testament and ask why the Bible is split into two parts.

Presbyterian Women
PW meets at 9:30am on Nov. 1, in the library for Bible Study.  The lesson; "Who Is Jesus - According to Luke" will be led by Rev. Roger Powers.  All are invited.

The Sunday morning PW Bible Study, "Who Is Jesus? According to Mark" will begin November 6th in the Library with Rev. Carl Soderberg leading the class. Bible Study guides available after worship for $8.

  Book Forum TODAY
St. Andrew will host a book forum on "Faith, Community, and Inclusivity," focusing on 2 new books by members of our church.  Join Anna Redsand & Rich Wood  3:00 - 4:30 pm TODAY, Oct. 23. Coffee, fellowship, questions, and book-signing will follow the presentation.

Share Your Care Fundraiser TODAY
26th Annual Equestrian Cup is TODAY, October 23, 11:30am to 4:30pm at Expo NM Fairgrounds. Fun for the whole family! Food, Craft Beer, Wine Tasting, Artists, Vendors, Auctions, Cars, Kids Corral, Live Music and Horses of Course!  Benefiting Share Your Care & Rotary Club of ABQ.

Women’s Book Club
Women’s Book Club meets on Wed., Oct. 26, 6 - 8pm (bring a brown-bag supper). We will be discussing To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith through Exile and Beyond, by Anna Redsand. Anna will be with us for the discussion, and all are invited! Many members of the congregation have the book, or try Bookwork's, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Anna’s website.
     Our book for November is one read at PW’s Triennium: Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor. Copies are available at the library and in used book stores. A used hardcover copy is not very expensive on Amazon.

Pastor Appreciation Month
October is the time to show how much our Pastor means to us.  Be sure to speak to Pastor Roger in the next couple of weeks and let him know of your appreciation!

Parish Events
University Parish: TODAY, Oct. 23 @ noon.
Northside Parish: Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 4 pm.
Gibeon Parish: Saturday, Nov. 5, @ 4:30 pm.
Sandia Parish: Saturday, Nov. 19 @ 4 pm.

Note: There is a November 18 Deadline
for Presbytidings Articles for a December & January combined issue.

Kirkin' of the Tartan
Kirkin' of the Tartan will be celebrated next Sunday, October 30. All are invited to bring a plaid item to be placed on the communion table during that part of the service. Scottish ancestry is not required! 

Church Women United
Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women’s group, will gather for the World Community Day celebration on Friday, November 4 at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano Rd. NW.  Coffee fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the worship program at 10:00.  The theme is “Sharing Gifts at the Table” and the speaker will be Rev. Rachel Hance of the Los Altos Christian Church.  A collection of paperback books (reading level 3rd grade through PhD) will be collected for the Metropolitan Detention Center.  A CWU annual meeting will be held after the worship program.  All are invited to the morning’s events!  For more information, contact Maggie Batsel at 299-4091. 

ABQ Interfaith Accountability Meeting at St. Andrew
St. Andrew, as a member organization of ABQ Interfaith (AI), along will other Interfaith member institutions will share the stories they heard at the House Meetings  with AI leadership in preparation for a large AI accountability meeting with leaders of the Task Force and city/county officials at St. Andrew on Sunday, November 13th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Discovering God’s Future for Your Church
Join Pastor Roger on Sat., Nov. 5, 8-11 am in the West CE Room at St. Andrew for this live-streamed conference sponsored by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Wash., DC. Learn how to answer these questions about God’s future for St. Andrew:  From where does vision come? How do you know if the vision is right for your church – right at this time, right in your context? How do you communicate the vision so that it lives in your congregation’s culture? Coffee & donuts will be provided. All are welcome. Elders and Deacons are especially encouraged to attend.

Neighborhood Lunch Ministry
We would like to thank all volunteers who provide Sunday Lunches, (they cook, serve & clean up) for the hungry people who come to our church each Sunday. We would like to have help with this Ministry. Contact the office if you are interested.

Planned Giving Luncheon
Please consider joining the Planned Giving Task Force for a luncheon on Monday, November 14 at 12:30 P.M. in St. Andrew’s Adult CE Room.  Our hope for the day is to thank all who are considering, or have included, St. Andrew in their estate planning.  We also hope to include all those present in sharing wisdom, resources, encouragement, as well as advice for the continuing work of the Planned Giving Task Force.  Lunch reservations may be made by November 11.

Family Promise Christmas Home Tour
Family Promise will host their Christmas Home Tour on Sat., Nov. 19th, 10 to 4 & Sun., Nov. 20th, Noon to 4 pm.  Several exceptional homes will be beautifully decorated for Christmas.  See the November issue of Presbytidings for more information.

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636