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Today’s Sermon: The Rev. Robert Cook Sermon Title: The Cost of Love

FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Today’s Scriptures: Romans 13:8-10 Psalm 72:1-4, 12-14 Luke 10:25-37

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 | Services: 8:45 a.m.–Traditional; 11 a.m.–Contemporary; 4 p.m–Cornerstone Sunday school and Kingdom Life classes: 10:10 a.m.

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)


Nicene Creed

Taught by William+ Carpenter • Commons

The Nicene Creed. Have you ever wondered where it came from? Why we say it? Or why it is important? In this class we will explore the history of the creed and why it matters.

From Sunday Morning to Daily Living: Liturgy and Discipleship at St. Andrew’s

Taught by Dustin+ Freeman • Andrew Room

How does discipleship get real in our daily lives? How does the way Anglicans worship relate to becoming more like Jesus? Everyone is welcome to attend this edition of the Newcomers’ Class as we explore how discipleship and liturgy function as the foundation for experiencing God’s transformative grace in everyday life.


St. Andrew’s is passionate about families. Our goal is to partner with families to raise up a generation that will KNOW God, GROW in him and GO share his love with the world.

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.

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


classes/services Women in the Word

Last Monday of each month • 7-8:30 p.m. • Andrew Room St. Andrew’s, we invite you to join us in a new season of Bible study. Come and have a cup of tea and delve deeper into God’s Word as we focus on Colossians 3: Women Living Holy in 2019. Prayerfully consider being a part, as we “set our hearts and minds on things above.“ Contact: Kathy Reeg—318.243.0005

Seeing Jesus in the OT (Women)

Tuesdays, February 5–April 9 • 10 a.m. • Andrew Room Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon allow us to see The Wisdom of God—Jesus himself— in a fresh way through this study. Contact: Doody Keet—

Midday Gathering—Tuesdays at noon

Tuesdays • noon • Sanctuary From the time Jesus invited his first disciples to come away from the crowds and their busy lives to rest with him, coming away has been an important practice for disciples of Jesus seeking deeper communion with him. Each Tuesday at noon, for 50 minutes, using scripture passages taken from the Daily Office, we will engage in the Christian practices of silence, meditation on scripture, and spiritual conversations with others, and discover how powerful these practices can be in helping us resist the forces that would pull us out of communion with God and each other. Contact: Tongua Williams—

Wisdom (Women)

Wednesdays, January 9—February 27 • 10 a.m. Andrew Room • Taught by Nancy Morton If you could ask for only one thing in 2019, what would it be? Solomon asked God for wisdom. God gave him wisdom and his wisdom is available to us. Join this winter as we listen to God speak through two books in the wisdom literature—Job and Proverbs. Contact: Bonnie Holmes—

Men’s Fellowship

Tuesdays • noon • Andrew Room 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—

FEBRUARY 17, 2019


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)

The Call

THE CALL hosts information meetings at Pulaski County churches. Attending an information meeting is the first step to fostering, adopting or mentoring abused or neglected Arkansas children through The CALL. The CALL’s website ( lists all the meeting dates, places, times and registration information for Pulaski County.

Men’s Kairos

February 21-24, the Men’s Kairos team will make their semi-annual trip to the Pine Bluff Men’s Unit to minister to the inmates. Please pray for the men serving and for the inmates attending. There is also a need for over 1000 dozen cookies that will be passed out to each of the inmates and the entire institution as a token of God’s love. Store-bought cookies (no powdered sugar covered or fruit filled) can be brought to the office during office hours or dropped off in the bin labeled “Kairos cookies” in the Narthex. For more information about volunteering, contact John Rogers (772.6190;

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


children & ages

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is continuing to need volunteers in Wewahitchka and Panama City, Fla. to assist homeowners affected by storm damage from Hurricane Michael. If you are interested in helping, you can contact Gary Shires (501.551.8797) or go to the Samaritan’s Purse website for further information.


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Imagine zero people groups without a Bible in their language. We can make it happen. St. Andrew’s is parterning with the Seed Company to fund the translation of the book of Luke for the Nkgangala people of Zambia. To participate, simply sign your name next to the verse(s) you want to sponsor on the “Adopt-a-Verse” wall in the Narthex. Then write a check for $35/verse to St. Andrew’s Church with The Book of Luke on the memo line and place it in the offering plate on Sundays. You can also pay online at by choosing Seed Company.


classes/services Cont’d

Growing in Grace (GiG)

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

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cell phone

email address

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

BLiSS (Women)

9:45–11:15 a.m. • Thursday, January 10–April 25 • Andrew Room BLiSS is a community of women seeking to know and love God and one another. Child care is provided free of charge for children ages birth through pre-K. Register for BLiSS and for childcare at BLiSS at Contact: Tongua Williams—

Age: Under 18 18-25 26-35

36-45 46-55 Even older and wiser


Good to Know

The Rev. Robert Cook, Rector

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

The Rev. Dustin Freeman, Associate Pastor

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Becca Swarna, Children’s Ministry Leader

Get to know a few fellow St. Andrew’s people in a more intimate environment! On Friday, March 1, or Saturday, March 2, we will gather at a host’s home to eat, laugh and build community with each other. Today is the final day to sign up in the Narthex to participate as a host or a guest. Hosts provide their homes and organize who brings what for dinner or they may choose to provide it. For more information, contact Veronica Zamora (

Tongua Williams, Early Childhood Ministry Leader

3rd Worship Service

The Rev. Canon Ryan Owsley, Associate Pastor AJ Green, Director of Family Ministry/Youth

Kathy Stephenson, Connection Ministry Leader & Executive Assistant to Robert Cook Ann Berg, Accountant

Church Plant Funding

Beka LeMaster, Communications Director & Executive Assistant to Ryan Owsley Jessie Smith, Children’s Ministry Coordinator & Assistant to Dustin Freeman Veronica Zamora, Receptionist

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

LEADERSHIP TEAM The Rev. Robert Cook The Rev. Dr. Nate Smith Sylvia Brady

St. Andrew’s has started a new service at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons that will be a launch pad for a church plant at some point in the near future. All are invited!

Dean Hughen Rick Adkins David Young


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

UPCOMING EVENTS March 1 & 2 Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner March 6 Ash Wednesday March 14 Come & See March 18 GriefShare begins

For the time being, all offerings received at the 4 p.m. service will go toward St. Andrew’s. If you’d like to support the church plant directly with an offering above your pledge, please do so either through our online giving system by selecting “Church Plant” or by writing “Church Plant” in the memo line of your check.

Ash Wednesday Services—March 6

We are again offering Ash Wednesday services at two different times to make it as convenient as possible for your schedule: noon and 7 p.m. Each service will include scriptures, worship, the imposition of ashes, a short message and Holy Communion. Child care and pizza (please let us know if your child has any dietary restrictions) will be offered for infants through pre-k4 during the noon service. To reserve a spot for your child, please register by Monday, March 4 at


Mondays, March 18–June 10 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Commons The 13-week GriefShare seminar features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. Sign up for GriefShare today in the Narthex or call the church office. Have you learned valuable lessons and experienced healing from the hurt? Would you like to help others do the same? If so, please call the church office to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities with our GriefShare ministry.

Come & See

The women of St. Andrew’s are invited to join us on Thursday, March 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. (place TBD) for a causal time of sharing stories about how we are seeing the Lord at work. This will be an “openfloor” evening and we would love to hear from you about the ways you are seeing God’s kingdom breaking in!

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