Whether you are a visitor, a member, or a friend faraway, we invite you to make Saint Andrew your church home. We are a dynamic and growing congregation with activities for youths, adults, singles, and families. Saint Andrew’s mission doesn’t end at our church door. We are actively involved in our community, participating in the special needs of those around us and sharing the Good News of Christ. We hope that you will join us and look forward to seeing you at our 8:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Sunday service!

Holy Week Events

Palm Sunday, March 25th
On Palm Sunday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m., the St. Andrew Adult Choir will present their annual Lenten Cantata. Begin your Holy Week activities with an afternoon of beautiful music to help you reflect on what Jesus did for you on the cross.

Maundy Thursday, March 29th
The Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7:00 p.m., on March 29. There will be special music by the choir, communion, the washing of hands, and the extinguishing of lights. All are welcome to this moving event.

Good Friday, March 30th
Our Cross Walk will start at noon, on Friday, the 30th, at the church. We will walk along Cole Road, praying and sharing scripture. We will have lunch at CiCi’s afterward.

Holy Saturday, March 31st
The Youth Group will host their annual Easter Carnival on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 1:00 p.m. All children grades 5 and younger are invited. We will have a variety of carnival games, the moon bounces will be set up, along with a fantastic egg hunt. Please bring a basket or bag for the eggs you collect. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Easter Sunday, April 1st
The Youth Group will host the Easter Sonrise service. It will begin at 7:00 a.m. A continental breakfast will follow in the Legacy Hall.
We will serve communion and have special music, at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services on Easter Sunday.

March’s Newsletter

Dear Friends,
At the end of this month, we have the cross awaiting us. At the end of this month, we have the uncertain day of Holy Saturday, in which we experience the depth of despair that the Lord of Life has had His life snuffed out. And then on Easter Sunday, Jesus comes back to life. Jesus is resurrected. He has risen, just as He said.

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St. Andrew Celebrates Pastor

Pastor Mark Sandell was honored for his 25 years of ministry at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, MD on September 24, 2017. The celebration began with a special worship service followed by a luncheon provided by Leiter’s Catering.

Pastor Mark and his wife, Annette, the Director of Christian Education, were honored with specially selected music that included “Here I Am, Lord”, “All Good Things” from Godspell, and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” a nod to Pastor Mark’s passion for baseball. Testimonies from the following children and adults acknowledged how God has blessed their lives and their faith through Pastor Mark and Annette’s ministry: Jeremy Hemphill, Will McKinley, Owen Woods, Garrett Woods, Dave Long, Susan Fearnow, Darin Coyle, Shirley Fox, and Margie Reed. Kevin Sandell, Mark and Annette’s son, also shared what it was like growing up as a Pastor’s Kid. Kevin also shared email reflections from his brothers, Keith Sandell and Brian Sandell, who were unable to attend. Other Sandell family members from out of town were in attendance.

A variety of gifts from organizations within the church were presented to Pastor Mark and Annette. These gifts included a decorated cake, flower and fruit arrangements, ceramic tiles designed by the Sunday school children, a blanket depicting photos of youth events over the past 25 years from the youth group, and a unique hand- crafted display using a shield, a shepherd’s crook, and a Bible. The congregation presented Pastor Mark and Annette with a monetary gift to help with expenses for their upcoming trip to the Holy Land.

During Pastor Mark’s reflection, he mentioned that it is very unusual to have a minister stay at the same church for longer than 7 years. He mentioned the diversity of our congregation is a strength since we all share the love of Jesus. Through the past 25 years, the congregation and the Sandell family have walked together through many of life’s events. They have shared in celebratory moments and also supported each other during difficult, life changing events. Pastor Mark and Annette and the St. Andrew congregation look forward to walking through life’s journey together for the next 25 years.