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JANUARY 15, 2017





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Today’s Sermon: The Rev. Robert Cook Sermon Title: Know Who You Are

Today’s Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Psalm 40:1-12 John 1:29-42

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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; 11:00 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 mornings


Taught by Ryan+ Owsley • Commons


services/studies Women’s Bible Study (Women)

Paul’s epistle to the Romans is a towering letter that God has used in mighty ways. This letter has been instrumental in untold numbers of conversions (including those of Augustine and Martin Luther), comforting believers and clarifying God’s work and will. Join us as we reverently move verse-by-verse through this great epistle.

Tuesdays • 10-11:30 a.m. • Andrew Room Join us in reading and discussing scriptures from Mark, Genesis, Hebrews, Obadiah and Joshua. Contact: Carol McMath

Newcomers’ Class

Men’s Fellowship (Men)

We’d like to invite all those who are new to St. Andrew’s to attend the Newcomers’ Class. It will meet in the Andrew Room at the following times: Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The History of St. Andrew’s; What Anglicans Believe; and The Values and Vision of St. Andrew’s Sundays, January 22–March 19, 10:10 a.m. From Sunday Morning to Daily Living: Liturgy and Discipleship at St. Andrew’s; and Connection with Ministries of St. Andrew’s

Wednesdays • noon • Commons Bring your lunch and join us as we delve into his Word, establish new friendships and have a little fun. Contact: Mickey Harbour—501.350.5660

Growing in Grace (GiG)

There is no obligation to join St. Andrew’s at the end of this class, but the opportunity to join by covenant will be given to those attending. If you are interested in attending these classes, please call the church office to register.

Wednesdays • 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—786.0711


DASH (Youth)

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 are invited to pick their children up at The Peace for Communion. 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 ageappropriate way through lessons built around Great Commission Publication Kids’ Quest Catechism Club. DASH (youth): Seventh – twelfth graders participate in teaching and discussion on a companion verse or parallel topic to the day’s sermon.

11 a.m. service only

eXtraordinary Lives (special needs): Special needs students and young adults 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.

For your convenience, there is a cry room for mothers and their infants and toddlers available next to the elevator in the hallway. Fathers may use the Andrew Room around the corner from the Mothers’ Room.

Wednesdays • 6 p.m. • Youth Room Students gather at 6 p.m. for dinner. Worship and teaching on Gospel basics begins at 7 p.m. Contact: AJ Green—

BLiSS: Because the Lord Says So (Women)

Thursdays, January 12 – April 27 9:45–11:30 a.m. • Andrew Room BLiSS is a discussion-oriented study for moms from all seasons of life based on Gospel readings taken from the lectionary. Together we discover and discuss how God is working in our lives and how he is inviting us to respond in trust. Small group time, led by mentor moms, creates space for honest discussion of scripture and the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives as we are present to God and to one another. Childcare is provided free of charge for children ages birth through pre-K. Register at If you registered for child care last semester, you don’t need to re-register. If you do not need childcare please put N/A for childcare. Contact: Tongua Williams

JANUARY 15, 2017

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)

Last Call: Mission Trip to Haiti

St. Andrew’s annual mission trip to Haiti will be March 17-25, 2017. Sandy is still needing one doctor (family practitioner, OBGYN or pediatrician) along with someone who would be willing to take charge of the art camp. Please let Sandy Chai (517-6078; sandy_chai@swbell. net) know if you are interested so she can make sure you have all of the information need.


We are in need of more volunteers to serve with the CALL alongside Doody Keet, the representative and communicator between St. Andrew’s and the CALL. If you are interested in serving as an additional representative from our body, please contact Doody Keet (501.590.1972). For more information about upcoming events, volunteering, fostering or adopting through the CALL, go to their website (

Connections WELCOME. We are so glad you are 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 will find information about our church at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex. If you are 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

Bailey Nichols with Urban Promise

Bailey Nichols will be in Little Rock over Easter with 45 students and 15 adults from the Wilmington, Del. chapter of Urban Promise. They will need six or seven host families from St. Andrew’s for the entire week of April 15-22. Each family will need to be able to host four or five students and one adult and provide breakfast each morning (could be as simple as cereal). For six of they days the group is here, they will need 60 sack lunches per day. These lunches (sandwich, fruit, chips/snack and bottled water) could be made each day in the church kitchen. If you would like to host a group or help put together lunches on some or all of the days the group is here, please contact Lorri (501.614.6061) in the church office. If you are not able to physically help, but would still like to be involved, you can make a financial donation to help purchase the food for the lunches.


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, Senior Pastor The Rev. Dustin Freeman, Associate Pastor The Rev Ryan Owsley, Associate Pastor Annabel Stavey, Interim Worship Leader AJ Green, Director of Family Ministry/Youth Kay Michael, Children’s Ministry Leader Tongua Williams, Early Childhood Ministry Leader Kathy Stephenson, Connection Ministry Leader Ann Berg, Accountant Beka LeMaster, Office Manager/ Communications Coordinator Jessie Smith, Executive Assistant to Dustin Freeman and Family Ministry Lorri Harper, Receptionist/Missions Assistant Christian Peter, Facilities Manager

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

LEADERSHIP TEAM The Rev. Robert Cook The Rev. Dr. Nate Smith Sylvia Brady Dean Hughen Rick Adkins David Young


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

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

Newcomers’ Dessert

Are you new to St. Andrew’s? If so, we’d like to invite you to Pastor Robert and Kimberly’s home (181 Pebble Beach Dr., 72212) tonight, from 7-8:30 p.m. for a casual time of dessert and fellowship.

Food For Youth Group

Do you have the gift of feeding hungry kids? Then we need your help! If you are interested in signing up alone or with a friend to provide a Wednesday night meal for the youth group, please contact Heather Larsen (

Early Childhood Ministry Day at the Wonder Place

You’re invited to a fun Valentine’s Day play date at the Wonder Place on Wednesday, February 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All families are invited. Bring a lunch for your family and join us for a fun lunch in the party room. Invite your friends! Cost is a discounted to $4 per person. Please email Jessie Smith (jessie@ to make a reservation.

Prayer Team Fellowship Dinner

If you are a member, past or present, of one of St. Andrew’s prayer teams, you are invited to a soup and salad dinner at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Commons. This will be a time to get to know each other better, encourage one another and strengthen our culture of prayer and expectancy of what God wants to do through us. Soup, drinks and bread will be provided. Feel free to bring a salad you like. For more information, call Gloria Sewall (501.912.4031).

Staff Retreat

The staff will be out of the office on Tuesday, January 17, for their semi-annual staff retreat. The office will be open and staffed by a volunteer.

We Weep With Those Who Weep

Stanley Russ, father of Stan Russ, died on Thursday, January 5. Raymond Earl Peeples, Sr., grandfather of Sara Peeples, died on Sunday, January 8. Betty Anne Rawn, mother of Doug Rawn, died on Tuesday, January 10. Please keep all of these families in your prayers.

It’s A Boy

St. Andrew’s is thrilled to welcome Daniel Wilder Kirkes. Daniel was born on Friday, January 6, to proud parents Anna and Justin Kirkes.

UPCOMING EVENTS Jan. 15 Newcomers’ Dessert Prayer Team Fellowship Dinner Jan. 17 Staff Retreat off site Jan. 21 Newcomers’ class

Jan. 25-28 Winter Conference Feb. 8

Early Childhood Day at the Wonder Place

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