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May’s Newsletter

Dear Friends,
I read this on Easter Sunday. I would like to share it with you here. It is titled, “How the Virus Stole Easter”, by Kristi Bothur.

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April Newsletter and Cancellations

Hello St. Andrew Members & Friends,

With the COVID-19 restrictions continuing all church activities have been canceled. You can Download April’s Newsletter Here»

Pastor Mark will continue to do his sermons live on the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Facebook page at 11 am each Sunday morning. The link to the Facebook page will be posted on the website www.standrewpresbyterian.org and you should be able to watch without having a Facebook account.

There will be Facebook live services on Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm for Maundy Thursday Service; Friday, April 10th at noon for the Cross Walk; Sunday, April 12th – Easter Sonrise Service 7 am & 11 am (regular service).

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Letter from Pastor Mark

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! As we face these troubling times, may we remember what the risen Savior said, “I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

The reason for writing is to inform you that the Session in consultation with the staff and the Deacons have decided to cancel the next two weeks of worship services (March 22 and 29) due to the coronavirus. We will evaluate what we need to do next at our regularly scheduled Session meeting of March 30. At that point, we will inform you of what we will be doing next in terms of ministry.

In addition to this, all scheduled activities in our building will be postponed until further notice. The office will still be open for us to do essential work and to deal with any pastoral emergencies that may occur. If you need counseling or just to talk, please call me.

As a result of not gathering for worship, we will be utilizing the variety of avenues out there to minister to you. There will be a Sunday School packet arriving so that your young people can still engage in Christian learning. We will go live on Facebook Sunday morning at 11:00 am with a scaled down worship service. This is through our Church Facebook page. We will also post the sermons on the website as well as you can receive the sermons and special music by email. Just call or email us, and we will get it to you.

Many of you may experience economic hardships as a result of this. If you need meals or someone to go to the grocery store, please call the office, and we help you with this matter. We in the Williamsport Ministerium are committed to keeping the Food Bank open. Since you are a member or a regular attender, you have access to the Food Bank. It is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. We will also continue Shepherd’s Table meals. We will cook them in our kitchen and hand them out to your cars at Williamsport United Methodist Church.

We are seeking to comply with good sense measures put out by our government. We are also seeking to continue in ministry with these restrictions. Please remember that together we are stronger. If you need a reminder, think back to the Christmas Eve services. When we join our candles together, we can make a difference in this world.

Always your servant,
Pastor Mark Sandell

Angel Tree Presents

Big thank you to the Presbyterian Women who collected for the residents at Holy Place. As seen on the image, they covered the entire bottom of the Angel tree with presents!

Organist/Pianist Needed

Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church Organist/Pianist Position

Summary: Play for two traditional Sunday morning services, one mid-week rehearsal, and occasional special events. Seeking a person with experience and the ability to play the pipe organ who will fit into a team approach to ministry.

Please send resume by November 18, 2019 to: Search Committee, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795

Legacy Hall and Memorial Garden

“All things bright and beautiful” so a beloved hymn begins. Folks walking into Legacy Hall, our new banquet room, for the first time spoke those same words. It is indeed bright, beautiful and spacious. Even with a crowd of over 200 on its dedication day and a large crowd again during the Father’s Day coffee hour, there was plenty of room for families and friends to gather and fellowship. No longer do people have to finish quickly so they can give their seats to those waiting to sit.
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Youth Newsletter

The Youth Group meets every Sunday at 6:00 p.m, please call the church office at 301-223-8887 for more information.

Click here to download, read and print the Spring 2016 Newsletter»

Missionary News December 2015

Please take a moment to read a the most recent news from December of 2015 from Peru missionary Jed Koball»

Recent Missionary News

Please take a moment to read a the most recent news from August of 2015 from Peru missionary Jed Koball»

Youth Group Newsletter

The Youth Group meets every Sunday at 6:00 p.m, please call the church office at 301-223-8887 for more information.

Click here to download, read and print the Fall 2015»

News September 2015

Dear Friends,

As we enter the glory days of autumn, I would share a thought on waiting. So often, we modern hu-mans struggle to wait, and yet, we are asked to do so much of it. I would like to share a reading that gives a deep perspective on what it means to wait.

Download The September Newsletter Here

Email from Peru missionary Jed Koball

Please take a moment to read a copy of the email we recently received from Peru missionary Jed Koball»

VBS in the News!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with VBS this year! It was a success. Please a take moment to read about St. Andrew’s VBS in this recent article that was published in the Herald Mail»

Youth Group Spring 2015 Newsletter

The St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Youth Group meets weekly on Sunday’s at 6 pm. We’d love for you to join us. Take a minute to read our Spring newsletter.

Please download, read and print the Spring 2015 Newsletter here»

We Have a New Website

launch-noticeSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, standrewpresbyterian.org. The new site will help keep our congregation updated about important changes and news from St Andrew Presbyterian Church. We hope that you find the new website to be a useful and convenient resource.

If you have questions about St Andrew’s, we invite you to visit our contact us page.


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!