September Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Last year, this column of mine in the newsletter focused on how to deepen your faith using the spiritual gifts that we have in our Christian walk. This year, I would like for us to ponder what it means to be a member of a church, or what it means to be attached to a church.

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St. Andrew’s 2018 Mission Team

St. Andrew’s 2018 mission team visited Big Creek, Kentucky from Monday, July 15th through the July 21st. They shared details about their mission trip during Sunday, July 22nd’s services. Listen to the Sermon Here

St. Andrew's 2018 Mission Team

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.

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.

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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.