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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
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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