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CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

First Communion, Church Picnic at Downing Park, Sunday School Awards Sunday and Youth Sunday all planned – see the enclosed calendar.

Semi Annual Meeting is set for June 10.

We will start the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service schedule on June 24.

NEW MISSIONARY SPONSORSHIP

We are pleased to announce we have selected a new ELCA Missionary to sponsor; Rev. Bradn Buerkle.       Rev. Buerkle lives in St. Petersburg, Russia, and teaches seminars and provides distance learning for pastors and lay leaders across the vast territory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia, through the “Siberia: Equipping the Faithful” program.  The program supports training of pastors and lay people in Scripture and evangelism to grow the church in the vast regions of Russia, including Siberia, and Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as a priority of “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.”  For more information, please visit Rev. Buerkle’s website at http://elcrosnews.blogspot.com/2018/.        

 

First Communion  June 3, 2018    

Grades 3 & 4 at the 10:00 am service.

 

St. Andrew’s Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 2, 2018

12:00 noon at Downing Park

All are welcome. Bring your favorite dish!

Signup sheet is in the Narthex.

 

Paint & Sip Houston Fundraiser   7:00 pm June 8

Cost $40

 At our last Paint & Sip we had over 20 men and women enjoying wine and using their creative side to paint a beautiful picture to hang in their home.  Invite friends and family for a fantastic, fun-filled evening!!

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING   June 10, 2018  after the 10:00 am service

 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Begins June 24, 2018

One Service Only at

9:00 am

Youth Group Events

The Youth Group finished out April with their 2nd Annual Spring into Spring Lock-in: Pinecrest Edition.  This year St. Andrew’s invited a couple of representatives from Pinecrest Camp to come and lead the Lock-In.  They played new games like “Rock, Tree, Bridge” and discussed      1 John 3:16-24.  We also had visitors from Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, and Good Shepherd in Pearl River!

Upcoming Events:

June 3rd: Informational Gathering Meeting after 10am service

June 9th: Youth Sunday Practice 11am

June 10th: Youth Sunday 10am (we will also be sponsoring coffee hour, please bring  a baked good or snacks)

June 26-July 2: ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston

July 8th: Youth Gathering Service

July 8th: Extreme Board Makeover (after 10am service)

August 12th-19th: Pinecrest Camp ($50 deposit due July 1st go to https://www.pinecrestllm.org/registration for more information)

October 19th-21st: Koinonia Love Out Loud Retreat

Text Judy at 914-584-0721 to sign up for these events   –   Judy Jakubik

June 26 – July 2

Informational Meeting June 3rd

After the 10 am service we will be having our final Gathering Meeting to go over event details and answer any remaining questions. All T-shirt money will be due.

Final Fundraisers

Final days for Buy a Meal:

We are just 56 meals away from our goal!  Each $20 meal that is purchased will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor!

Friday, June 8th: Paint & Sip

Tickets are $40

Paint Supplies and Wine provided

Bring an appetizer/snack to share

Youth Gathering Service July 8th

Want to know what the kids did in Houston?  Come to the Youth Gathering Service    on June 8th to listen to their experiences and enjoy music from the event.

Service Group

Our “worker bees” put together the School Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to send 37 complete kits! Your contributions of notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, scissors and more will be greatly appreciated by children that have very little to assist their learning. Thank you!

We welcome our newest member, Lorraine Miller! Our end-if-the-year luncheon will be on June 6. See you then!

Kathy DeMaio and Rita Nehmzow

Co-Coordinators

 

SSC Sisters Serving Christ

Upcoming SSC Sunday Brunch at Bear Mountain Inn

Date:  Sunday, June 24, 2018
Time:   11:30 am (we can leave after church)

The location:  Bear Mountain Inn, 3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

Cost:   $34 per person, plus tax and gratuity

 Menu:

Our menu will include an assortment of salads, seafood display, carving station, omelet station, fresh fruits, yogurt parfaits, traditional breakfast meats, scrambled eggs, French toast, waffles, assorted breads and pastries, bagels with lox, and so much more…. Complimentary Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s will be served.

Signup sheet is in the Narthex.

Hope to see you there,

Dorothy and Connie

 

JAN PEEK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please contact Ellen Ottstadt  or Sandy Herbst if you would like more information about helping out with our monthly Jan Peek Meals. Thank you! 

 

St. Andrew’s Choir      “HELP, We Need Singers!”

We meet  Wednesday Nights at 7:45 pm for practice and Sundays to sing. All voices are welcome! Please see Margy for more information.

 

VBS  Summer 2018

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FIRST YORKTOWN COOPERATIVE VBS

WAS HELD RIGHT HERE AT ST. ANDREWS ON JULY 15-26, 1968 ?!

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY VBS!

This year VBS will be held at

The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown

2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY

July 9 – July 13, 2018 *  9am-12pm

REGISTER TODAY!

Registration is open to children completing PreK-3 & Pre-K4 thru the completion of 5th grade…$30.00 for one child, $40.00 for two children, $45.00 max per family. This includes the cost of 1 camp t-shirt per child.  Register online at

https://rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/YORKTOWN

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A VOLUNTEER AND BEING A PART OF THIS AMAZING TRADITION?

We welcome all Adults, as well as Teens who have completed 6th grade and above. Register as a Teen or Adult Volunteer at

https://rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/YORKTOWN or  email Sonja Letizia at let5nsam@aol.com for more information

*Adult & Teen Volunteer Combined Training Workshop will be held on

June 3 @3pm at First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown

*Teen orientation and VBS set-up will be July 5 & 6 from 9:00am until 12 noon.

*Community Service Youth Opportunity* 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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