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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
December 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 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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2 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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3 Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Rest.
Time: 7:00am

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

Advent Supper/ Service
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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

Bible Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm

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

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4 "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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5 PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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

PDX Volleyball
Location: Friendship Hall
Time: 2:00pm -5:00pm

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7 Advent Class
Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Soccer Shots
Location: FH
Time: 3:00pm -5:30pm

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

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8 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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9 Personnel Team
Location: Lounge
Time: 11:00am

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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

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

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

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

Advent Supper/ Service
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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

Bible Study Group
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm

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11 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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12 VHFL Christmas Program
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

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

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 11:00am -2:00pm

VHFL Parents Night Out
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm

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14 ST. ANDREW'S CHOIR CONCERT

Advent Class
Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Soccer Shots
Location: FH
Time: 3:00pm -5:30pm

Christmas Party and Present-Wrapping/Youth
Location: Youth Rm.
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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15 Parent Advisory Councll/VHFL
Location: CH
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

SW Hope
Location: Lounge
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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

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

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

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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17 Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Rest.
Time: 7:00am

Advent Supper/ Service
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

Bible Study Group
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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

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

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18 Children's Ministry
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

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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19 PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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20 PDX Volleyball
Location: FH

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

PDX Volleyball
Location: CH
Time: 11:00am -2:00pm

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21 Advent Class
Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Soccer Shots
Location: FH
Time: 3:00pm -5:30pm

Youth Night
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:00pm -7:30pm

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

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23 "Caring Christmas"
Location: Chapel
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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24 CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY WORSHIP
Time: 5:00pm

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
Time: 9:00pm

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25 CHRISTMAS DAY

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

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26 PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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

PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 11:00am -2:00pm

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28 "THE BIG TABLE"

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Soccer Shots
Location: FH
Time: 3:00pm -5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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