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Our Faith Community


St. Andrew's Church
We are a diverse congregation of approximately 350 people located in SW Portland, near the village of Hillsdale. St. Andrew's was founded in 1953.  Some people who worship at St. Andrew's live in the neighborhood; others live in other parts of Portland and its suburbs.  They come as families, couples, extended families, and individuals.  We are newcomers and old-timers and everything in between.  All of us desire to be part of a faith community, to grow in our spiritual maturity and knowledge of God.

As Presbyterians, we consider ourselves first of all, Christians, that is, people who follow Jesus Christ.  We also identify ourselves as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of the holy catholic (universal) church.  Our roots reach into the 16th century with the reformation teaching of John Calvin and Martin Luther - the central tenet being that "God alone is Lord of our conscience."

Governance 
“Presbyterian” comes from the Greek “Presbuteros” meaning “elder.” The word appears seventy-two times in the New Testament. Elders, or presbyters, are people elected from the congregation who exercise leadership. They have responsibilities for the life and worship of a particular congregation as well as for the larger church, including ecumenical relationships.
 
The body of elders elected to govern a particular church is called a session. The congregation elects them and they are to represent the other members of the church as well as the mind of Christ. Presbyterian elders are elected and ordained. Most of their vows are identical to ordained pastors, but their function in the body of the church is different.

The Presbyterian Church was first organized in the United States in 1707, and several offshoots developed over the centuries since. In 1983 the two main branches of Presbyterians in America reunited to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Connecting with God Connecting with our community
July 2014
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1 Children's Ministry
Location: Lighthouse
Time: 9:30am -11:00am

VHFL Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

AA Women
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm

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2 Men's Breakfast Group
Location: Golden Touch Restaurant
Time: 7:00am

City of Portland Meeting
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:00am -12:00am

Dorcas Circle
Location: Beaverton Lodge
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm

Boy Scouts
Location: FH
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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3 "Seekers" Book Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

AA Group
Location: Lounge or Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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4 No Events

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5 Al-Anon
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

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6 Worship
Time: 10:00am

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7 Adult Ministry
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

Facilities Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

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8 VHFL Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

AA Women
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm

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9 Quilting Ministry
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 9:30am

City of Portland Meeting
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:00am -12:00am

Knitting/Crochet Ministry
Location: Lounge
Time: 2:00pm

Boy Scouts
Location: FH
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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10 "Seekers" Book Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

AA Group
Location: Lounge or Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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11 No Events

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12 Youth Mission Trip - Bay Area Rescue Mission

Al-Anon
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

Neuropathy Group
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 10:00am

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13 Worship
Time: 10:00am

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14 PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

Stewardship Mtg.
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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15 VHFL Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Session
Location: Home of Tom and Patty
Time: 7:00pm

AA Women
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm

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16 Men's Breakfast Group
Location: Golden Touch Restaurant
Time: 7:00am

City of Portland Meeting
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:00am -12:00am

Boy Scouts
Location: FH
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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17 "Seekers" Book Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

AA Group
Location: Lounge or Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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18 No Events

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19 Summer Grounds Cleanup
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

Al-Anon
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

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20 ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Worship
Time: 10:00am

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21 Adult Ministry
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

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22 VHFL Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

AA Women
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm

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23 CROSSROADS DEADLINE

City of Portland Meeting
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:00am -12:00am

Neighborhood Ministries
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 6:00pm

Boy Scouts
Location: FH
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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24 "Seekers" Book Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

AA Group
Location: Lounge or Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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25 No Events

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26 Al-Anon
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

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27 Worship
Time: 10:00am

"A Girl Like Her" Film
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:15am

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28 PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

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29 VHFL Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

AA Women
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm

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30 City of Portland Meeting
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:00am -12:00am

Boy Scouts
Location: FH
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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31 "Seekers" Book Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

AA Group
Location: Lounge or Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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