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Prayer


We communicate with friends and family to have good relationships and each other better.  A similar level of communication - through prayer - is vital to a strong, rewarding relationship with God.  Prayer can be spoken, sung, written, or offered silently.  We pray alone and in groups.  God is available to us 24/7, and wants to hear our prayers.

Prayer is central to the St. Andrew's faith community.  We offer to pray for and with each other under many circumstances - in joy, sorrow, waiting, hoping.  

Prayer Room The prayer room, which sits alongside the sanctuary, is available for individuals or small groups who want to gather in a sacred space to pray. On the bookshelves are books of prayers for your use.  During communion, those who wish to be prayed with can meet in the room with members of the St. Andrew's prayer team.

Centering Prayer
Some members of our congregation have a contemplative practice called "centering prayer."  It is a way of praying that is meditative and incorporates disciplined listening for God.  There are books in the church library on Centering Prayer, or you can ask Amy Houchen (503 245-3494 or ahouchen@comcast.net)  about it.

Prayer Concerns
Each week in worship, the ushers gather prayer cards during the first hymn.  Prayer cards are available in the pew racks. These prayer requests are announced in worship, if confidentiality is not requested.  They are also listed in our monthly newsletter, The Crossroads.  It is a priviledge for us to share our burdens, worries, joys and life milestones. 

Healing Prayer after Communion
All are invited for a time of healing prayer, if desired, after taking communion on the first Sunday of the month.  A special team of caring members is available to meet with individuals who have concerns and wish for prayer.  Your desire for privacy and confidentiality will be honored.
Connecting with God Connecting with our community
October 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Men's Breakfast & Study
Location: Golden Touch Rest.
Time: 7:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3 No Events

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

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5 "The Butler" Adult Study
Location: Lounge
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Turning Pt. Halloween Party Planning Team
Location: Lounge
Time: 11:15am

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

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6 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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7 Staff Meeting
Time: 10:30am

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

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

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

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8 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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9 RUMMAGE SALE SETUP
Location: FH

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

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

Book Club
Location: Lounge
Time: 12:00pm

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

Stewardship Team
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

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

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10 RUMMAGE SALE
Location: FH
Time: 8:00am -3:00pm

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11 Martial Arts Group
Location: CH
Time: 8:00am -3:00pm

RUMMAGE SALE
Location: FH
Time: 8:00am -3:00pm

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

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

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12 DEACON MINISTRY TEAM COMMISSIONING

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

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Cuba Mission Team Meeting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11:15am

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13 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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14 AA Women
Location: Lounge
Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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16 "Seekers" Book Study
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
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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17 Wedding Rehearsal - Beatrice Uwimana
Location: Sanc.
Time: 6:00pm

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

BEATRICE UWIMANA WEDDING
Time: 2:00pm

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19 MISSION NIGHT

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

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Boy Scout Breakfast/Forum
Location: CH
Time: 11:15am

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

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

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21 Staff Meeting
Time: 10:30am

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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22 CROSSROADS DEADLINE

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

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

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

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

Mission Team
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

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

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

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24 No Events

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25 MIDDLE SCHOOL MANIA
Location: Westminster Pres - Salem

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

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26 MIDDLE SCHOOL MANIA
Location: Westminster Pres - Salem

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

Worship
Time: 10:00am

Ballot Measures Discussion
Location: Chapel
Time: 11:15am

Turning Point Halloween Party
Location: FH
Time: 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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30 "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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31 No Events

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