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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
April 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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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