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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
April 2014
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1 VHFL Meeting
Location: CH
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Deacons Meeting
Location: Conf. Rm.
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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2 Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Rest.
Time: 7:00am

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

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

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

Choir Practice
Location: Music Rm.
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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

Angels
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

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

Young Adults Committee
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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

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4 PDX Volleyball
Location: FH
Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm

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

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6 "Animate Bible"
Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Nominating Committee Meeting
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 11:15am

"Animate Bible"
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:30am

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

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

Facilities Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

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

NCL
Location: CH
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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

Choir Practice
Location: Music Rm.
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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10 Children's Ministry
Location: Lighthouse
Time: 9:30am -11:00am

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

Angels
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

Book Club
Location: Lounge
Time: 12:00pm

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

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

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

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11 Movie Night/Easter Egg Stuffing
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

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

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12 Spring Cleanup
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

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

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

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13 "Animate Bible"
Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00am

Kitchen Committee
Location: Conf. Rm.
Time: 9:00am

PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP - "SONG OF THE SHADOWS"
Time: 10:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Newcomers Class
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:15am

"Animate Bible"
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:30am

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

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

Mission Team Mtg
Location: Conf Room
Time: 7:00pm

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

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15 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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16 Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Rest.
Time: 7:30am

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

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

Choir Practice
Location: Music Rm.
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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

Angels
Location: Lounge
Time: 10:00am

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

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 GOOD FRIDAY - STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

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

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20 EASTER SUNDAY - WORSHIP
Time: 9:00am

Easter Egg Hunt
Time: 10:00am

EASTER SUNDAY - WORSHIP
Time: 11:00am

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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

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

Chapel Team Meeting
Location: Lounge
Time: 6:00pm

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

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

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

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

Sacred Flight
Location: Sanc.
Time: 11:00am -9:00pm

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27 Worship
Time: 10:00am

Cuba Team Meeting
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:30am

Turning Pt. Tutoring Orientation
Location: Lounge
Time: 11:30am

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

Session
Location: CH
Time: 7:00pm

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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

Choir Practice
Location: Music Rm.
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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