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ta b l e A SUMMER TOGETHER! FIND ALL THINGS GOING ON THIS SUMMER FOR YOU, Y O U R F R I E N D S + F A M I LY !

SUMMER 2021


summer sermon series

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” HEBREWS 11:1-2 The Bible mentions hundreds of men

and then bring them to life by giving

and women whose stories and voices

that ancient voice the opportunity

need to be heard. What can we learn

to share with our congregation an

from these less recognizable people?

insight they gleaned from their own

How can they help us to see our faith

circumstance that is helpful for

and life from a different angle? These

today’s believers’ commitment to and

are the questions we will explore each

understanding of faith. Delivered from

week in this series that follows up

the preacher’s unqiue personality and

on this spring’s Sunday Bible Study,

gifts, we will share with one another

with a twist. In each sermon, we will

what seems to work and what does not

introduce the person we are lifting up

as we go. Here’s to a great summer!


the year of pouring out Hi I’m Chap Clark, Lead Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Table Magazine is a publication from our church where we get to highlight stories from those in our church community. In this issue, we’ve combined both stories as well as opportunities happening this summer that you won’t want to miss.

He is the King, and we serve him in great joy and praise, and our task is to share that with others. CHAP CLARK L E A D PA S T O R

So I invite you to read through the incredible stories in this issue from those in our church family, and to learn of upcoming opportunities this season. May we pour out! Chap Clark Lead Pastor, Head of Staff

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The theme in 2021 continues to be the “Year of Pouring Out” – a year where we do two things. First, that we remember who we belong to and whose we are. May we filter through the ways we think church is supposed to be, and see that church is simply about a group of people that recognize we’re all in need of God’s love and mercy. May Jesus transform us and change us from the inside out by his Spirit. Second, that we remember that the reason he redeemed us was to invite us to participate in his reign and his creative intent to restore all things that are broken. He is the King, and we serve him in great joy and praise, and our task is to share that with others.

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worship

worship with us!

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SATURDAYS

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Join us on the weekends in person or online

5:30 p.m. (modern)

(sapres.org/worshipservice)! From our main

SUNDAYS

worship services to our Sunday Bible Study,

9:00 a.m. (classic) 9:00 a.m. (modern) 10:30 a.m. (modern)

there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget,

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

services, visit sapres.org/family, or come on

10:15 a.m. (Dierenfield Hall)

we also have a wonderful kids program! For more info on our children’s worship in and meet us in person!


the new normal LISA FRANK

There was a sign posted on the Choir Room door. Men and women approached, eyeing the message. Slowly they read, “Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Cancelled Tonight.” Then, the news sinking in, each of them wandered back to their cars, pondering the effects this latest news would have on their lives. Never in their wildest dreams could they have foreseen that not only would choir rehearsal be cancelled for that night, but for the year to come! “Normal,” for the St. Andrew’s Sanctuary Choir, was gathering each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to practice new music for future Sundays and to fine-tune music for the coming Sunday. “Normal” was talking, eating and laughing together. “Normal” was praying with and for each other. And most importantly, “normal” was leading worship together on Sundays. What would a “New Normal” look like?

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summer concerts WELCOME TO SUMMER AND THE NEW WORLD! June 6 | 4:00 p.m. | Sanctuary Please join us for our first live concert since quarantine! Enjoy a brass fanfare from “La Peri,” Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 and “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with Elizabeth Johnson.

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There will be more summer concerts coming your way! Stay tuned for more details and ticket registrations.

Jim Delzer, a faithful member of Sanctuary Choir, came up with an idea to help us continue meeting and praying as a small group. He not only offered to set up a Zoom time, he also committed to be the leader of a Bible Study on Thursday nights for choir members and anyone they’d like to invite. Now, over a year later, this group continues to meet weekly for study, prayer, and jokes. This “New Normal” doesn’t include singing or eating together, but the study of God’s Word has fed our souls and put a song in our hearts. Through this altered reality, friendships have been cultivated and strengthened. We are thankful for the way these virtual meetings have helped draw us together!

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faith + arts

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JOE CRISTINA

It’s no understatement that Joe Cristina, Director

As director of the St. Andrew’s Creative Institute

of AV and Production here at St. Andrew’s, has

(SACI - pronounced “sah-chee”), Joe Cristina

devoted his life to music. From his formation

embarks on a new journey on this sea of faith

as an orchestral and jazz musician at Cal State

and the arts. After 10 years of creating music

Fullerton and The Grove School of Music in

programs in Anaheim and Santa Ana, working

LA, to instructor for programs offered by the

with predominantly high school and middle

Berklee College of Music, to bandleader, to

school students, Joe has now brought his vision

orchestrating and arranging for film and TV, to

and expertise to St. Andrew’s.

countless recording sessions - Joe’s life is music.

Joe and Brandon Muchow, Minister of Worship,

Joe states, “One can study music for a good

have been brainstorming for two years about

portion of their life, but the nature of music is

what this program would look like. Brandon

so mysterious and illusive, the more you know,

describes what the program offers as the

the more you feel like you have just begun

“unfair advantage” that he experienced in his

the process of discovery. So it also goes in the

own early formation as a musician. He had

world of faith, in the vastness of God’s Word, in

the access to many famous musicians that

the redemption story…it’s a vast ocean, and in

came alongside him in his life, as teachers

some way, for me, it’s all connected.”

and mentors. Joe has had similar experiences.


“In college and my early career, I had the opportunity to work alongside seasoned studio musicians…I even sat in on rehearsals with the Los Angeles Philharmonic! It was musically exhilarating, but it also came at a critical time in my life after losing my dad in high school. These musicians gave me care and direction when I needed it most.” As St. Andrew’s is a venue for world-class talent in the staff and worship team, it only makes sense that this is a wonderful opportunity for the musicians here to make a similar impact on young artists. As Joe says, “from the beginning of any of my programs, mentorship from professional artists is a key element”. Even though Cristina’s goal is to nurture a solid musical foundation for his students, he is also committed to developing the whole person. “Working with kids week to week, you get a real sense of what’s going on in their lives —the good stuff, and the brutal stuff. I’ve seen students present with a wide array of challenges - homelessness, poverty, discrimination, unequal access, abuse, depression…

the list goes on. God in his grace has put me in a place, this church, where I can offer young people access to resources

Working with kids week to week, you get a real sense of what’s going on in their lives — the good stuff, and the brutal stuff.

Positive success stories abound with Joe and his students over the last 10 years. “It’s been a privilege to help these students prepare for university, get them scholarships, instruments and equipment. I’ve even hired some of my students on the tech team. The real-world experience makes the difference.” The initial offering of the SACI program is the SACI Rhythm ensemble, which is a group of about 25 students from his Santa Ana program who have been working with Joe online during the Covid restrictions. The next step is to recruit for a youth orchestra, for students grades 5-8. The wider vision is to offer instruction in video production, film making, cooking, dance… anything creative, as the name implies. “As we are in the process of reopening, a June launch for live instruction should be right around the corner.” In Joe’s words, “My call is to find a creative and life-changing way to bring the world of music and faith together - to create

If you want more information about the

not just an environment of musical and artistic excellence, but

St. Andrew’s Creative Institute, please reach

also one of worship, service and healing. Music has a way of

out to Joe Cristina at joec@sapres.org.

healing, but Jesus is the ultimate healer.”

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that otherwise are not available to them.”

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men + women SUMMER BOOK + BEVERAGE “Unshakeable Hope” by Max Lucado Thursdays | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stewart Lounge / In Home

JUNE 15

JULY 1

adults

MEN’S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall / Zoom Grow and learn from the Gospel of John, taught by Pastor Bryan Eckelmann and Elder Greg Chao. We have embraced technology offering both in person and virtual options. We gather each week for teaching and small group time to learn from the passage and enjoy one other. Join us by contacting Tracy at tracym@sapres.org.

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God’s Word is unbreakable! Meet on campus in a group on Thursdays beginning July 1 by signing up at sapres.org/women or gather your friends and neighbors in your home to unpack some of the Bible’s deepest promises. Email women@sapres.org for a schedule template and discussion questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at reception for $15.

DEVOTED | A CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN Tuesdays - 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall “Devoted” is beginning a study of the New Testament on Tuesday, June 15! We will be reading about the events of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection and the events and letters to the early churches in the historical order in which they occurred. Each day, we have assigned reading and journaling, and each week we share this with our group. Timberly Eckelmann, our teacher, provides in-depth instruction about select verses or events. We hope to see you there!

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall The Men’s Fellowship’s mission is to be a welcoming place for men of the church to gather in fellowship, build one another up in Christ, and be generous contributors of our time, talents, and treasure to St. Andrew’s Missions. Beginning June 16, we will resume in Dierenfield Hall for fellowship including a speaker and/or Bible study throughout the year. Email adults@sapres.org for more details.

In March 2020, Kathryn became a mother for the first time in San Francisco, away from family, and days before the COVID lockdown began. In the following months, she and her family packed up and moved to Costa Mesa to be closer to family and friends in their hometown. Since their move, Kathryn has graciously opened her home to a Tribe small group full of working mothers, most of whom had never been to a Tribe meeting before. Each meeting she provided beverages, snacks, and blankets as the group met outside around her firepit. She has led the group in small talk conversation to

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think about deep, godly topics which have encouraged the

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group members to think about their relationships with God K AT H R Y N J A C K S O N

on a deeper level than they might have before. In the fall, Kathryn will continue to pour out to our St. Andrew’s working moms as she leads our first Tribe Night group!


join a group!

small groups

SMALL GROUPS Small groups are a place for you to find community, learn more about Jesus, and empower one another to participate in Kingdom Work. Our hope is that you grow in intimacy with each other as you grow in intimacy with the Father! For more small group resources, including how to start or join a group, contact smallgroups@sapres.org.

YVONNE RAMOS

along the way and even lost some of our beloved

small group called the “Beloveds” that influence my

friends to illness. But, we’ve remained resilient because

experience here at St. Andrew’s. Here’s a snapshot of

of love—God’s love.

who we’ve become over the years.

Now, it wasn’t always like this in the beginning when

Our group has been together for roughly five years,

we first came together as a group. I wasn’t the leader

a mixed group of ladies from all walks of life and

back then that I am today as far as maturity. But God

experiences. Each one is unique and beautiful in every

wasn’t looking so much for adulthood, but simply a

way. We’ve shared our love for God through studying

willing heart. I was willing. I took my role as a leader

Scripture, reading books together, and currently

quite seriously as I knew God was entrusting me with

becoming active in giving back to the community

lives that were precious to him. My desire was to be

through various projects at St. Andrew’s. Our group has

a godly example, and it came with a cost. I admit,

developed our sisterhood in Christ by going far beyond

I didn’t always get it right, but I was persistently

just weekly meetings in Stewart Lounge. We’ve done

inquiring of God’s wisdom to know what he desired

many activities together that I believe have allowed us

for this group. Many times, I was overwhelmed with

to let our hair down, so to speak, and become ourselves

tears of gratitude because God was always brilliantly

uniquely. We enjoy game and movie nights, bowling,

present with me. With us. It was all him, and we

kayaking, hiking, birthdays, and many meals together.

learned to fix our eyes on him.

We’ve had annual Thanksgiving celebrations, potluck

St. Andrew’s is about family and the love of God

style, with games that leave you laughing and grateful

displayed in our expression of how we reach out to

for one another. Our biggest event is our themed

one another and the surrounding community. It’s not

Christmas party. Now, this event is out of the ballpark

so much about what we bring to the table but what we

with crazy gift-giving and activities that will surely make

allow God to do through us. He is love. It’s all about

you laugh until you hurt. Simply put, being a small

him. I’ve learned to trust him in the unexpected. He

group at St. Andrew’s has nurtured our love for God

constantly shows up miraculous and magnificent. I’m

and one another. We’ve developed in character and

left speechless, humbled, and fully engulfed in worship

learned about each other and who we are. I believe

to Abba, Father.

a strong foundation in any group involves investing

We are beyond blessed because he calls us Beloved.

in relationships. We’ve had our share of hard patches

Let’s bless the world together! You are loved!

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There are so many beautiful stories about my not-so-

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SUMMER IS HERE! FUN EVENINGS FOR ALL AGES


SAVE THE DATES JUNE 30 MUSIC NIGHT JULY 7 DINNER CRUISE JULY 14 + 21 MUSIC NIGHTS JULY 28 MARINA PARK AUG 4 BREAK (FAMILY CAMP) AUG 11 MUSIC NIGHT SEPT 8 FAMILY BBQ


family

it takes a village

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Being able to connect and teach them about Jesus is such an amazing thing to do and be a part of.

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S AVA N N A H S T E FA N I + R E N E E H AY S

They say it takes a whole village to raise a child, and we love being YOUR village! Every week, a group of people like you and me gather together to help teach our children what it means to trust in Jesus. This team of people creates crafts, leads crazy dances, and plays on the playground to show the love of Christ every time one of our kids steps onto campus. Two of our high school volunteers, friends Savannah Stefani and Renee Hays, have been volunteering with St. Andrew’s for five and four years, respectively. They’ve continued volunteering throughout COVID and have been a part of our weekend children’s worship experiences every week. Savannah loves volunteering because “each kid is unique and [she] love[s] to connect with them.” Renee says that “being able to connect and teach them about Jesus is such an amazing thing to do and be a part of.” Savannah recently shared about a girl who came out of her shell one Wednesday night. She started shy, but as the night went on, she became more comfortable and jumped right in with the other kids. Savannah says that “these cute moments show how much it means to kids to be able to talk about what they love and gain social skills of talking/playing with other kids.” We’re so thankful for them and for each person in our community who has gone above and beyond for our kids this past year. We couldn’t do it without them!


What better way to kick-off our St. Andrew’s Summer than with a beach bonfire? Join us at the beach (specific location TBA) for games, dinner, and, of course, s’mores.

FATHER’S DAY Join us for church on June 20 as we celebrate our dads! We’ll have special kids crafts, a photo booth, and a fun treat for all the men on campus as we honor all the men who have impacted our lives.

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JUNE 16 JUNE 20 JUNE 21

FAMILY BEACH DAY June 16 | 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

family summer f un!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 21 - 27 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Get ready to dive deeper into your faith at this year’s vacation Bible school. This year we’re exploring what it means to be “Anchored” in Jesus by trusting in his promises.

Contact Susie Hamlin at susanh@sapres.org or 949.574.2241.

AUG 1

WONDERFUL WEEKDAYS SUMMER CAMP

You can choose 3 days (T-W-TH), 4 days or 5 days anytime between 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

FAMILY CAMP August 1 - 6 | Forest Home Family Camp is coming up! Register now and experience the picturesque outdoors of Southern California, enjoy worship together, and hear from some incredible speakers. Forest Home offers something for every member of your family, from events at the outdoor amphitheater, to retail and dining locations, an exciting aquatics center, and even a mini-golf course. For questions or to register, email KC at kck@sapres.org.

SUMMER SPECTACULAR Before school starts back up, we have one more spectacular event that your kids won’t want to miss. This is for all elementaryaged kids, and we will have an EPIC water balloon fight. Your kids won’t want to miss it. By the way, did we mention we’d be doing laser tag too?

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Cost/week: 3 days $140, 4 days $160, 5 days $190. Contact Pam at pamg@sapres.org or 949.574.2281.

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JUNE 27 JUNE 28

Looking for Sunday lunch plans? We’re hosting a family barbecue for all ages after the 10:30 a.m. worship service with hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and tasty drinks! Come get to know the families of St. Andrew’s more and continue the summer of fun!

If your child needs to have some summer fun with other kids, we have the camp for you! Wonderful Weekdays offers numerous activities like cooking, recreation, arts n crafts, opening worship and large group Christian Education.

Parent Child Summer Playdays is a program for ages 1-5 years old, children and their grown up can experience a whole range of messy fun. You can pick either Mondays or Thursdays for 6 weeks and come anytime between 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost is $100 per child, siblings under 1 years old are free.

To sign up, scan the QR code. Questions? Email family@sapres.org.

FAMILY BARBECUE June 27 | After 10:30 a.m. service

PARENT/CHILD SUMMER PLAYDAYS July 13 - August 19 Mondays / Thursdays | 6 weeks

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young adults

“Being surrounded by Jesus-loving peers has been essential to my growth as a Christian. Coming in as a very new Christian in November of 2019, I learned a great deal from the wide variety of experiences and passions found in the [Young Adults] group. With many of the group members coming from a theology background and pursuing careers in ministry, the group has a deep knowledge of the Bible, which has been an incredible resource as I read through some of

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The more I get involved, the more I get out of the group.

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the more challenging passages for the first time. The group also shares an incredible musical talent, and while it has become clear that my gifts lie elsewhere, I have gained a true appreciation for the power of worship. One of my mentors always says: ‘You are what you eat, what you read, and who you’re around.’ Well, we eat pizza, read the Bible, and I wouldn’t want to be around anyone else. If you’re looking to get involved in Young Adults, don’t just dip your toe in the water; dive in headfirst. Get coffee with people from the group, help with events, see if there are other activities you can do at the church. The more I get involved, the more I get out of the group.” JACK THOMPSON

TACO TUESDAYS June 1 - August 10 Calling all young adults! Every Tuesday this summer, we’ll be grabbing tacos and hanging out together as a community. We’ll try a new, local spot (or try our hand at making our own tacos!) each week. All are welcome! Email Troy at troyd@sapres.org for more info about where we’ll eat each week.

COME JOIN A CONNECT GROUP! Connect Groups are groups that gather together for the sake of building community. You might want to join/start a connect group with others who like to do the same things as you, such as: playing board games, surfing, drinking coffee, or chillin at The Lab! For more info on how to get connected to a group, contact troyd@sapres.org.


youth

Most families tell us they come to St. Andrew’s because they want to be KNOWN. Each student is not just a number, rather, they are real people who we care and love. Our focus this summer is to go deep by going “small-group.” We recently took one small group of middle school boys with some of their dads up to the mountains. The guys started by taking the aerial tram up to San Jacinto Wilderness, where they hiked a few miles to their camping spots. The hike was strenuous, and one of the dads remarked how proud he was of the boys for finishing it and overcoming something they didn’t think they would finish. Once they were there, they set up their tents, made some dinner, and learned about what it means to be godly men. From learning to tie knots, to respecting women, to how to read the Bible, the group had a great time. This is an example of the kinds of events and trips we are already having, and we would love to take YOUR student on the next one.

SUMMER FUN EVENTS We have 10+ small groups currently meeting throughout the week. Contact us to get your student plugged into an existing group, or we can create a new one with their friends. Events this summer will be focused on meeting students in their squads and intentionally talking about all aspects of life.

FOREST HOME SUMMER CAMP High School | June 27 - July 2 Middle School | August 1 - 6 Are you ready for the best week ever?! Summer camp at Forest Home promises to be a prosperous time full of worship, teachings, crazy games, and great food to eat with new and old friends. We are so excited to head back to camp this summer and can’t wait to see what God will do.

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JUNE/AUG

summer for youth! HIGH SCHOOL ADVENTURE TRIP Come river rafting with us! This summer, we’re going on an adventure up near Sequoia National Park where we’ll ride the rapids and camp for a few nights. This will be a sweet time of community and a way for high schoolers to see more of God’s creation.

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To sign up for these summer camps, scan the QR code. Questions? Email family@sapres.org.

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serve

JUNE 25

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Want to make a difference in the lives of those victimized by human trafficking? This oneday training will equip and train those who are interested in learning about or working with survivors of human trafficking in Orange County. Training is required in order to work directly with rescued survivors but is open to all who want to learn more. Participants must be at least 16 years old to attend the training.

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FINDING FREEDOM SURVIVOR TRAINING

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP 6:30 p.m. | Zoom Join us on our next Serve Adventure as we take a virtual field trip to Royal Family KIDS Camp, an amazing ministry of For The Children. Make yourself a s’more and join us on Zoom to learn all about this vital ministry and how they nurture and love foster kids in Orange County.

BLOOD DRIVE 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Chapel

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES - DAY CAMP July 12 - 16 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mariners Christian School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a Christian sports ministry united to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. FCA Orange County is looking for high school athletes to be huddle leaders and adults to serve as camp staff during this one-week summer sports camp aimed to share the gospel with 150 kids, ages 9-13.

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serve this summer!

August 1 - 6

Impact a child’s life by serving at Royal Family KIDS Camp, a Christian camp for Orange County’s foster children ages 7-11. There are many ways to get involved: preparation teams, serve at camp all week or just for one day at the Birthday Party celebration! Serve on your own or with your friends or family. You won’t want to miss being a part of this transformational week!

You can make a difference! Help save lives by donating blood. Each pint of blood donated can save 3 lives.

Being a neighborhood church with global impact affords us many opportunities to pour love out on those near and far. We recently had an amazing opportunity to pour love out on our local community through Love Costa Mesa/Love Newport Beach, held on May 15th. This cities-wide serve day inspired 1000 people from over 30 churches to participate in more than 50 serve projects - each one aimed to love and bless our

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community. St. Andrew’s hosted 3 of those serve projects and

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we delighted in having 125 people of all ages from multiple churches gather here to serve together. The energy and excitement on campus was palpable. New friends were made and a cacophony of conversation and laughter filled the air.


ongoing opportunities VETERANS ALONGSIDE VETERANS Calling all military veterans! We just launched a new serve opportunity to connect, encourage and enjoy fellowship with veterans at the Tustin Veterans Outpost (TVO) which is an arm of the OC Rescue Mission. If you’re a veteran, please join in the fun of journeying with our fellow heroes over a cup of coffee or backyard barbecue.

PREPARING MEALS AT THE COSTA MESA BRIDGE SHELTER Our ministry partner Trellis facilitates various ways to engage with people experiencing homelessness. With the opening of the new Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter, there now exists a great opportunity to help prepare meals for all living at the shelter. Trainings will be held monthly starting on July 6 and August 3 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

AGONGO, KENYA Sponsor an orphan child’s primary school education. $30/month gives students the opportunity to enroll in school and obtain a uniform, and gives them access to medical care, safe housing, and many of the tools they need to grow and thrive.

TUTORING / MENTORING Share your gifts and knowledge! There are many opportunities to get involved with tutoring and mentoring youth through our ministry partners KidWorks, PHA, OC Rescue Mission and Whittier Elementary.

ENCOURAGE OUR MINISTRY PARTNERS ABROAD This difficult season continues for our missionaries and ministry partners in India, Mexico, Brazil and El Salvador. We’d love to encourage them by sending them a card or email to let them know we are praying for them. For registrations and more info on all of these events, visit sapres.org/serve. Questions? Contact serve@sapres.org.

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Every blanket made was covered in prayer.

Two of the projects we hosted benefitted Royal Family KIDS

During Love Costa Mesa/Love Newport Beach, we had an

Camp and the children in the Orange County foster care system

enthusiastic group of 50 people show up to make fleece tie-

who are often abused, abandoned, and neglected. Royal Family

blankets with the goal of providing every camper with their own

KIDS Camp is a five-day summer camp where these kids get to

cozy blanket to use during camp and to take home with them

be kids - often for the first time in their young lives. Camp is a

when they leave. Blankets can do a lot for a child. They create

place filled with fun activities, fresh air, games, music, delicious

a safe space to sit, provide a sense of security during the night,

food, and most importantly, love and care from safe, loving

and encourage comfort or calm in a stressful situation. Every

adults. God’s heart for orphans and all those in society who are

blanket made was covered in prayer. The theme verse for camp

marginalized, neglected and unwanted is clear. As followers

this year is “Nothing can separate us from God’s love” (Romans

of Jesus, pouring love into these dear children is not just a

8:38-39). Appropriately, this verse is being written on a tag and

privilege, it is one of the most tangible opportunities we have to

lovingly sewn onto every blanket to remind these children that

demonstrate the love of Christ to them.

God’s love pours out on them always.


serve

a real team effort

W E D N E S D AY N I G H T COOKING TEAM

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...the team was able to donate the perishable goods to the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry, blessing many families with healthy groceries.

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The Wednesday Night Cooking Team continued to serve our community even though we were unable to gather for our Wednesday Night dinners. When the Covid ‘shut down’ first occurred, the team was able to donate the perishable goods to the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry, blessing many families with healthy groceries. They would not let the food go to waste! As restrictions began to be lifted, ministry partner, NorthEast of the Well (NEW) began to have some groups meet in person. Once the groups began, NEW reached out to see if St. Andrew’s might be able to bless the groups with a healthy meal. The Wednesday Night Cooking Team stepped in to meet that need. Being able to gather together to bless others with “home cooked” meals was life-giving to the team and a tremendous blessing to the NEW groups meeting. The WND Cooking Team blessed three different NEW groups with meals twice a month; both dinner and dessert, from October 2020 – May 2021. The Wednesday Night Cooking Team was blessed in being a blessing to others!


SUMMER HOURS

Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. + open during weekend services Mobile Ordering Available on the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church App!

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