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FEBRUARY 19, 2017





o t T h e L ig h t Today’s Sermon:

The Rev. Robert Cook

Sermon Title: The Formation Of Our Lives Through Liturgy

Today’s Scriptures: Hebrews 9:11-14, 10:19-25 Psalm 96 Mark 14:12-25

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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

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.

From Sunday Morning to Daily Living: Liturgy and Discipleship at St. Andrew’s Taught by Dustin+ Freeman • Andrew Room January 22–March 19

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 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 age-appropriate 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): 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.

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.


services/studies Women’s Bible Study (Women)

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

Men’s Fellowship (Men)

Wednesdays • noon • Commons Bring your lunch and join us as we delve into God’s Word, establish new friendships and have a little fun. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are available. Contact: Mickey Harbour—501.350.5660

Growing in Grace (GiG)

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)

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. Childcare is provided free of charge for children ages birth through pre-K. Register at bliss-child-care-registration. If you do not need childcare please put N/A for childcare. Contact: Tongua Williams—

Evening Prayer

Fridays • 6-6:30 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: Kara Tobey­­­­— 490.9798

Week of Preparation This will be a time for us to create space in our busy lives, to slow down and turn to the Lord to see what he wants to show us. I am asking that you would clear out your evenings that week to make time to gather in the sanctuary for worship music, prayer and scripture reading.

Service Times

Sunday, February 26 • 8:45 & 11 a.m. Monday, February 27 • 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 • 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 • noon & 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 • 7-8 p.m. Friday, March 3 • 7-8 p.m.

Child Care Voucher

In an effort to incorporate our families with young children and in lieu of on-site child care, we are offering a $30 voucher for each evening you attend the Week of Preparation services. It is our desire to serve your family and bless you. Please follow these simple measures: Please pick up the form each evening and return the completed forms to Kathy Stephenson in the office by March 6. Checks will be issued one week after receipts are turned in. Auditing principles prevent us from reimbursing you for any family member who would be keeping your children.

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 Weekend

Men’s Kairos is collecting over 1,000 dozen “store bought” cookies for the Kairos Weekend on March 2-5. During the weekend, each person in the correctional unit (inmates, officers and staff) will be given a dozen cookies. Please buy cookies that contain NO fruit and are not covered in powder sugar. Chocolate chip cookies & Oreos are great. Cookies can be dropped off at the church on Sundays or anytime during our normal business hours. For more information contact John Rogers (772.6190) or Steve Upson (

Esperanza Clinic Meals

One month each quarter, St. Andrew’s provides a Thursday night dinner for the volutneer doctors, nurses and technicians at Esperanza Clinic. These meals can consist of homemade casseroles or takeout, such as pizza. The clinic is located off Geyer Springs Road, south of I-30, and is open from 5:30-8 p.m. the first three Thursdays of the month. If you would like more information about bringing food in March, contact Lynn Laurenzi (

FEBRUARY 19, 2017

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

Beatitudes Trip

Beatitudes is looking for travelers and help for our May 21-30 Haiti mission trip. We will work with the women’s vocational program, focusing on new products for the Haitian women. Trip cost estimate is $1500-2000. Please contact Sandy Chai (; 517.6078) for more information.

Haiti Medical & Art Trip

The St. Andrew’s annual mission to Haiti needs your help. March 1725, a team of seven doctors and students will be in Haiti setting up a medical clinic and hosting an art camp at our sister church and school. If you would like to make a contribution of supplies for the trip, take a few tabs from the Missions Desk in the Narthex. Purchase the supplies listed on the tab and return them to the bin at the Missions Desk no later than March 12. Sandy is asking for new or gently-used reading glasses to bring to Haiti, but please no prescription glasses. You can drop these off to Lorri or leave them on her desk. Thank you for your support.

Kingdom Mission Fund

Kingdom Mission Fund (KMF) exists to provide perpetual ministry support to mission work, Christian missions education and shortterm missions projects. KMF will host its annual Innovations Missions Conference & Awards Dinner on March 4 at the Summit Church in North Little Rock. The conference lasts from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and offers training for those interested in mission efforts, locally or internationally. That evening’s dinner, from 6–9 p.m., is a celebration of the 2017 grant recipients. There is no cost to attend either event. Contact Paul Barber ( to make arrangements.

NO KREW CUTS OR XL TODAY Children in KREW Cuts (kindergarten through sixth grade) and XL (special needs teens and young adults) will remain in the service today to experience today’s instructed liturgy and corresponding sermon. This is a great launching point for discussions with your children and young adults about why we worship in the unique way that we do.


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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

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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


Feb. 19 Town Hall Meeting Feb. 24 Evening Prayer

Feb. 26 Evening of Prayer & Praise Feb. 27 Season of Preparation service Feb. 28 Season of Preparation service March 1 Ash Wednesday March 2 Season of Preparation service March 3 Season of Preparation service March 7 Lenten Lunch & Lessons March 10-11 Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

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

Ash Wednesday Services—March 1

We are 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. Both services should last about 45 minutes to an hour. Child care is available for infants through preschoolers at the noon service only. Please register your child at no later than Monday, February 27. At 6 p.m., please join us for a shared meal with those who normally attend GiG.

Town Hall Meeting

In late January, it was announced that the 2016-17 school year would be the final one for Wilson Elementary School. St. Andrew’s has long been an Education Partner of Wilson’s and been involved in the life of the school and it’s students. At 4 p.m. this afternoon, the Missions Committee will host an all St. Andrew’s Town Hall Meeting to share how we plan to finish strong with our friends at Wilson and discern how we continue to minister to the community around the church. We want to hear from you, the body of St. Andrew’s, and would be blessed by your attendance and input.

Instructed Liturgy

Both services today will be an instructed liturgy. At various points throughout each service, the clergy will briefly explain what we are doing and why we are doing it. This is a great way to learn more about the meaning behind the way we worship and the Anglican tradition.

Evening of Prayer & Praise

Join us at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, for our monthly Evening of Prayer & Praise. It is always a wonderful time of worship. Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends.

Lenten Lunch & Lessons

St. Andrew’s is hosting our annual Lenten Lunch & Lessons on the six Tuesdays of Lent (March 7-April 11). Come for fellowship and a complimentary soup lunch, followed by Scripture reading, a brief teaching and prayer from 12–12:50 p.m.

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Whether you are new to the church or have attended for a while, we offer an opportunity to get to know a few fellow St. Andrew’s churchgoers in a more intimate environment! You’ll gather on Friday, March 10, or Saturday, March 11, at someone’s home in a group of about eight people to visit, eat dinner, laugh and enjoy community. Sign up in the Narthex or online at guess-whos-coming-dinner by Tuesday, February 28, to participate as a host or a guest. Hosts provide their homes and organize who brings what for dinner or may provide it. For more information, contact Kathy Stephenson (; 614.6061).

Prayers For Bishop Chuck Murphy

+Chuck Murphy, one of the original AMiA bishops and former head of AMiA, recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. Last Monday, he received a diagnosis of Grade 4 Glioblastoma in the right frontal lobe. +Chuck and his family are still weighing treatment options. Please join us in prayer for a miraculous healing for this man of God. You can read the full story and receive updates at

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