Special Events Recap

We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations during the super bowl offering. We were able to raise over $600 for the Williamsport food bank. Gabby Johnson, one of our youth officers handed the check to Leighann Stotelmyer, coordinator of the Williamsport food bank as seen on the picture.

We would also like to congratulate this past week’s chili cook off winners! It was a close race, but they were all delicious!

First Place: Carol Wilks

Second Place: Chuck Hydorn

Third Place: Dennie Llewellyn

March Newsletter

Dear Friends,

In this column this year, we are going to focus on what it means to be a member of, or attached to, a church. Last month, we looked at the fact that we are to learn how to be a better Christian in the Church.

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Seeking Youth/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church is currently seeking applicants for the position of Youth/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator. The coordinator will plan and lead youth and young adult meetings, programs, and events, and work with the church and community leaders to address the needs of our young people.

The successful applicant will have a college degree (two or four year), knowledge of the Bible, experience with youth/young adult ministry, the physical ability to participate in activities, and knowledge and proficiency with youth-oriented social media. The position will also require a  background check.

You may learn more about the position and find complete requirements here.

February Newsletter

Dear Friends,

In this column this year, we are going to focus on what it means to be a member of, or attached to, a church. Last month, we looked at the fact that as God has given to us, so we are to share this with the 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

Souper Bowl Offering for The Williamsport Food Bank

The Youth Group of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church collected the Souper Bowl Offering on February 6 after both services.  The offering went to the Williamsport Food Bank.  The amount collected was $350!

souper bowl

left, Owen Woods, Vice President of the Youth Group; center-LeighAnn Stotelmyer, Food Bank Coordinator; right-Garrett Woods, President of the Youth Group

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.

Flags of Freedom

A dozen flags of freedom were on display in front of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Labor Day and September 11. Provided by the Presbyterian Men’s Group, the flags were purchased in memory of group leader Dick Wilks. The twelve flags represent the twelve disciples as well as honor those who protect our freedoms, including the freedom of religion. Our flags serve to honor veterans and those who are currently serving in the armed forces. The flags will be proudly displayed during patriotic holidays throughout the year.

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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Congratulations to the Chili Cook Off winners!

Congratulations to the Chili Cook Off winners held on Sunday, January 29th!

The winners are (Tied for 1st place):

  • Karen and Karina Dekany
  • Chris Johnson

Thanks to all who participated!