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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
November 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Al-Anon
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

Adult Ministry
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 11:00am

Golding Memorial
Location: Sanc.
Time: 1:00pm

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2 "Exploration of Christian Marriage"
Location: Lounge
Time: 8:35am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

NCL
Location: FH
Time: 3:30pm -5:30pm

Middle School Youth Group
Location: Youth Room/FH
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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3 Choral Arts Ensemble
Location: Sanc.
Time: 6:30pm -10:00pm

Facilities Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -10:00pm

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4 NCL
Location: CH
Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm

Deacons
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 7:00pm

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

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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5 Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Restaurant
Time: 7:00am

Dorcas Circle
Location: Lounge
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm

NM Ministry
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 6:00pm

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

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Room
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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

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

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

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7 No Events

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8 Strategic Planning Team
Location: CH
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm

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

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

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9 "For the Life of the World..." Class
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Middle School Youth Group
Location: Youth Room/Gym
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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10 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

Choral Arts Ensemble
Location: Sanc.
Time: 6:30pm -10:00pm

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -10:00pm

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

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

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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

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

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

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Room
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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

Adult Ministry
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 11:00am

Book Club
Location: Lounge
Time: 12:00pm

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

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

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14 Steve Wagner Memorial
Location: Sanc.
Time: 2:00pm

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15 Fall Cleanup
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

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

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16 Mission Night

"For the Life of the World..." Class
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Forum/Lunch
Location: CH
Time: 11:15am

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17 Vermont Hills PAC Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Choral Arts Ensemble
Location: Sanc.
Time: 6:30pm -10:00pm

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -10:00pm

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18 Session
Location: CH
Time: 7:00pm

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

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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19 CROSSROADS DEADLINE

Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Restaurant
Time: 7:00am

SW Hope Meeting
Location: Lounge
Time: 5:30pm

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

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Room
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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

Children's Ministry
Location: Library
Time: 10:30am

Welcome Team Mtg
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 11:00am

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

Worship Team
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 7:00pm

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

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21 CPYA
Location: Turner, OR

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22 CPYA
Location: Turner, OR

Or. Center for Christian Voices
Location: CH
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

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

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23 CPYA
Location: Turner, OR

DEDICATION SUNDAY

"For the Life of the World..." Class
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Piano Recital
Location: Sanc.
Time: 4:00pm

Middle School Youth Group
Location: Youth Room/FH
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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24 Choral Arts Ensemble
Location: Sanc.
Time: 6:30pm -10:00pm

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -10:00pm

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

St. A Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Room
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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27 THANKSGIVING - CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

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

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28 "Hanging of the Greens"
Time: 5:30pm -8:00pm

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

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30 Session
Location: Lounge
Time: 8:30am

Advent Class
Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

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