September 2023 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

As we enter the time in which we are all back in the fall routine, I would like to take this time to address some of those questions of faith that you may have. Please take time to send me those questions so that I can answer them here in the upcoming columns.

The first question that I would like to address is the concept of predestination. Predestination is the doctrine that God in His sovereignty chooses certain individuals to be saved. This was made a prominent theme with the writings of John Calvin, the father of Presbyterianism. In his foundational work, the Institutes of Christian Religion, Calvin argued that God exerts His will over every area of His creation. He argued that since God has willed some to be saved, God also willed some to be damned. His quote from the Institutes to acknowledge this is, “nothing happens but what God has knowingly and willingly decreed.” In essence, Calvin has given all the responsibility for choosing salvation on God.

September 2023 Newsletter

Lobsterfest – June 17th

10th Annual Spring Lobster Fest Saturday, June 17, 2023, 5-7:30 p.m.

Option 1: $40- 1.5-2 lb Lobster Dinner*

Option 2: $30- Lobster Roll Dinner

Option 3: $25- Beef Brisket Dinner

Option 4: $35- Live or Cooked whole lobster only*

ALL Dinners include: Double baked potatoes, salad, roll & dessert *If you wish to have the lobster prepicked, add $5 to your order. Lobsters must be ordered before June 14, 2023: To place your order, call 301-992-2222 or 301-223-8887.

Mail checks payable to: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795, or pay at the door. Proceeds benefit the St. Andrew Youth Group Mission Trip to Big Creek, KY.

Good Friday Cross Walk (4.7.23)

The overcast skies, breeze, and chilly weather provided the perfect backdrop for our Cross Walk today. About 15 adults and youth participated in walking, carrying the cross, or reading scripture of those events.

March 2023 Newsletter

Dear Friends, As we have now entered Lent, may this season of the church year be a blessing to you. We talk here at St. Andrew about being intentional about your faith. Here are some ways that you can focus on your faith during this next forty days.

–Fasting and Prayer. In our world today that is all about giving into our desires, we have lost the power of self-control. Fasting is a means by which we gain self-control in our lives. Fasting can be anything from fasting from food to fasting from something that eats up too much of your day. Fasting from food or other items such as videos can involve fasting for a period of time such as a morning to a day. It can also involve fasting from a specific food such as chocolate or dessert or fast food. While fasting, when the hunger pangs or desire hits, use that moment to pray. While praying, God will be the center of your thoughts which m


March 2023 Newsletter

September Newsletter

Dear Friends,

It was twenty years ago when we watched the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash in the field in Pennsylvania.  Alan Jackson, country music singer, asked the question, “Where Were You?”  Here is part of his song.

Where were you when the world stopped turnin’

That September day?



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We Have a New Website!

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church has launched a new mobile responsive website, What does mobile responsive mean? Responsive design provides an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). Thank you DatAchieve Digital!

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