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Today’s Sermon: The Rev. Robert Cook Sermon Title: Joyful Giving

JULY 15, 2018

Today’s Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Psalm 24:1-6 John 3:16-17

Our mission is to transform lives and communities through God’s extraordinary love and to be a community of God’s grace and healing.

St. Andrew’s Church | 501.614.6061 |

8:45 a.m.–Traditional service; 10:10 a.m.–Sunday school and Kingdom Life classes; 11 a.m.–Contemporary service

Maturing in the Faith Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (Colossians 1:28)

sunday morning Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Stories June 3–August 5 • Commons

Join us for music, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet two or three mission partners, and hear a story from one of the ministries or missionaries supported by St. Andrew’s.

FAMILY MINISTRY 8:45 & 11 a.m. services

Beginnings (infant & preschool): Classes are available throughout the service for this age group. Parents may pick up their children for Communion at The Peace. KREW (K–6th grade): Children may follow the cross out of the sanctuary after the gospel reading for KREW Cuts, a creative time of worship designed specifically for kids, before returning for Holy Communion.

10:10 a.m. Sunday school

Beginnings (infant & preschool): Music class is held in the preschool room. KREW (K–6th grade): Children learn about our faith in Christ in an age-appropriate way through lessons from the Gospel Story Book curriculum. DASH (youth): Seventh – 12th-graders participate in teaching and discussion on a companion verse/parallel topic to the day’s sermon.

11 a.m. service only

eXtraordinary Lives (special needs): Students and young adults with special needs may follow the cross out of the sanctuary after the gospel reading for their own time of teaching, with a scripture lesson based on that day’s sermon scripture, before returning for Holy Communion.


classes/services Men’s Fellowship

Wednesday • noon Commons Join us for PB & J sandwiches or bring your lunch as we delve into God’s Word. Contact: Mickey Harbour—501.350.5660

DASH (Youth)

Wednesday • 6 p.m. Youth Room Students gather at 6 p.m. for dinner. Worship and teaching on gospel basics begins at 6:30 p.m. Contact: AJ Green—

Growing in Grace (GiG)

Wednesday • 6–8:30 p.m. A complimentary dinner is followed by a recovery service and a small-group, 12-stepstyle meeting. Child care is provided for the entire evening. Contact: Don Blair—501.786.0711

Anglican Evening Prayer

Friday • 5:30-6 p.m. Prayer Room Join us for a great opportunity to refocus at the end of the week and to prepare our hearts for the weekend. Contact: Ephraim McNair—501.410.0120

A cry room for mothers and their infants/toddlers is available next to the elevator in the hallway.

PRAYER CARDS We have a team of prayer intercessors that meets every Monday to pray for the needs of the congregation. If you would like this team to pray for you, simply fill out the prayer card in the seat back in front of you. These cards, which are kept completely confidential, may either be placed in the offering plate or in the prayer card box at the Welcome Desk.

Giving our Lives In Mission For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the Gospel’s will save it. (Mark 8:35)

Men’s Kairos

August 2-5, the Men’s Kairos will be making their semi-annual trip to the Pine Bluff Men’s Unit to minister to the inmates. The gospel will be presented through a number of short talks and round-table discussions. Please pray for the men serving and for the inmates attending. There is also a need for more than 1,000 dozen cookies that will be passed out to each of the inmates and the entire institution as a token of God’s love. Purchased cookies can be brought to the office during office hours or dropped off in the bin labeled “Kairos Cookies” at the Missions Desk. We cannot take cookies that are homemade, fruit filled or covered in powedered sugar. For more information about volunteering, contact John Rogers (772.6190;

JULY 15, 2018

CONNECTIONS WELCOME. We’re so glad you’re here. Our desire is that you would personally experience God as you worship with us. Please take a moment to fill out the information below and place it in the offering plate. You’ll find information about our church at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex. If you’re new to St. Andrew’s, come by, we have a gift for you. □ 1st visit □ 2nd visit □ information update

□ 8:45 service □ 11:00 service


Immerse Encounter Night

St. Andrew’s is partnering with Immerse Arkansas to launch the Immerse Encounter Night. This recurring Friday night event, beginning August 17, is designed for former foster and homeless youth to encounter God’s love through worship, prayer and small groups. One key way St. Andrew’s plans to help is to provide drivers and transportation for youth that would like to attend. Drivers are needed on Friday nights from approximately 5-9 p.m. and would be using St. Andrew’s vans. There are many other ways to support this night through helping with worship, dinner, childcare, coordinating and more. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Kathy Stephenson ( for more details.

Financial Report

The budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year has set annual goals of $2,084,620 for giving.

JUNE June Actual: $115,440 June Goal: $128,013

2018 YTD Actual: $875,612 YTD Goal: $851,215 Thank you for your support of St. Andrew’s Church. Online giving is now available at st-andrews-church.

children & ages


city, state & zip

home phone

cell phone

email address

Preferred Method of Communication: □ home phone □ cell phone □ email □ mail □ text How did you learn about St. Andrew’s?

Age: □ Under 18 □ 18-25 □ 26-35

□ 36-45 □ 46-55 □ Even older and wiser

Please sign me up for: □ Quarterly newsletter □ email □ mail

□ both

CHURCH STAFF The Rev. Robert Cook, Rector The Rev. Dustin Freeman, Associate Pastor The Rev. Canon Ryan Owsley, Associate Pastor AJ Green, Director of Family Ministry/Youth Becca Swarna, Children’s Ministry Leader Tongua Williams, Early Childhood Ministry Leader Kathy Stephenson, Connection Ministry Leader & Executive Assistant to Robert Cook Ann Berg, Accountant Beka LeMaster, Communications Director & Executive Assistant to Ryan Owsley

Good to Know Information that is “of interest” to our church body.

Picnic At The Pavilion

Join us at 6 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (July 13 and August 10) for a casual time to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Bring your dinner and meet in the Pavilion and we’ll hang. See you there!

Move-Up Sunday

Sunday, August 5, is St. Andrew’s Move-Up Sunday, the Sunday that our children graduate to their next class. Those in Pre-K4 during the 2017-18 school year will begin worshiping with their parents in the service and following the cross out for KREW Cuts. Additionally, those children currently in KREW Cuts will move up to their new fall Sunday school class.

Caring Cooks

Know someone in your community who could use a meal? St. Andrew’s women are rising to help through Caring Cooks, a ministry that shows Christ’s love and comfort to families in need by providing homemade meals. Caring Cooks will prepare meals in St. Andrew’s kitchen from 9-11 a.m. on the first Monday of every month. Email Sarah ( for more information!

Jessie Smith, Assistant to Dustin Freeman & Children’s Ministry Coordinator

NON-STAFF, AMiA CLERGY The Rev. Dr. Nate Smith

LEADERSHIP TEAM The Rev. Robert Cook

Dean Hughen

The Rev. Dr. Nate Smith

Rick Adkins

Sylvia Brady

David Young

Trip to the Holy Land


The Rt. Rev. Philip H. Jones, Apostolic Vicar The Rt. Rev. Sospeter Ndenza

UPCOMING EVENTS July 13 Picnic at the Pavilion August 5 Baptism Sunday Children’s Move-Up Sunday August 6 Caring Cooks

Robert+ and Kimberly Cook are leading a trip to the Holy Land February 26–March 7, 2019. We will journey through the region of Galilee, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the wilderness in between. For more information, please contact Kathy Stephenson ( Trip information brochures are also available at the Welcome Desk.

Cook Gaydos Wedding

The Cook and Gaydos families invite you to the wedding of Ann Claire and Connor at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 11, at St. Andrew’s. A reception in the Pavilion will follow the service. Please RSVP at

Baptism Sunday

We will celebrate the sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, August 5. If you would like to be baptized, or have your child baptized, please contact Kathy Stephenson ( no later than Monday, July 23.

Announcements • July 15, 2018  

The weekly news update for St. Andrew's Church.

Announcements • July 15, 2018  

The weekly news update for St. Andrew's Church.