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November 2014
Sunday Activities
Wednesday Activities
Bell Prac. 5 p.m.
5 p.m. Class w/ Rev. Wood
5:45 p.m. Light Supper
Children’s Choir 5 p.m.
6 p.m. Class w/Beth Craft
Choir 6 p.m.
Join us each Sunday morning for the
following events. (see inside the newsletter for more details.)
8:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9 a.m. Class w/ Revs. Wood & Myers
Learning Centers for children
Church Council
5:30 p.m.
11 Veteran’s Day
Repeat above schedule
from for each Wednesday
Repeat above schedule
from for each Wednesday
Prayer/Bible Study 9 a.m.
SAM Breakfast 9 a.m.
Worship Com. 5:00 p.m.
Finance Com. 5:30 p.m.
Breakfast 7 a.m.
Prayer/Bible Study 9 a.m.
Membership Com. 5 p.m.
Festival Bells 5:15 p.m.
Repeat above schedule
from for each Wednesday
Festival Bells 5:15 p.m.
Veteran’s Day Sunday
See above for morning events.
New Member Reception 11;15 a.m.
Prayer/Bible Study 9 a.m.
Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.
2 Communion
All Saints Sunday
See above for morning events.
Festival Bells 5:15 p.m.
The office will close at
12 noon.
St. Andrew by the Sea, A Community Church
- Gulf Shores, AL
Foley, AL
Com. 3:30 p.m.
4:30p.m. p.m.
Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30 p.m.
See above for morning events.
Prayer/Bible Study 9 a.m.
23 See above for morning events.
Festival Bells 5:15 p.m.
30 Parton St. Andrew Day
See above for morning events.
St. Andrew by the Sea
17263 Hwy. 180
P.O. Box 2385
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
Phone: 251-968-3900
Fax: 251-968-3901
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site:
Senior Minister:
Rev. Dr. Larry Wood
Associate Minister:
Rev. George R. Myers
Director of Children’s Ministries:
Kim Kelly
Director of Music:
Joan Hand
Choral Director: Dr. Roger Jones
Administrative Assistant:
Pat Strahan
Pastor Emeritus:
Rev. Robert C. Warren
November 2014
From the Pastor...
Dear church family,
There’s an inescapable theme to this month. November begins with All Saints, a time of thanksgiving for loved ones who have shaped our lives. It’s one of the most moving services of the whole year. On the following Sunday we will continue that theme and say thank you to veterans.
Then on Sunday the 16th, ahead of the national holiday, our church will have its own Thanksgiving dinner. By Sunday the 23 rd, many of us will be giving thanks for family
members who are soon to visit. And on the very last day of the month, we will come to Advent, a time of expectancy as well as thanks for Christ’s work in our lives.
Gratitude is the order of the day. I hope you’ll find satisfying ways of expressing it – for there is no slice of pie or Black Friday bargain that leaves us feeling quite as good.
With every blessing,
Larry Wood
2015 Stewardship Drive Another year-end for our church is fast approaching, with financial planning 2015 already underway. Letters with
pledge cards have recently been mailed to all congregation members. We
ask everyone to prayerfully consider pledging an amount to St. Andrew by
the Sea so that your commitment can be included for 2015 budgeting purposes. Forms may be mailed back to the church office or dropped in the
church offering plate during Sunday services. Questions or additional information requested: please feel free to contact Pat in the church office at
251-968-3900, or by e-mail at [email protected]
Many Thanks!
The Halloween Fried Chicken Dinner was quite a success, with a profit of
$1,204 (Bake Sale - $574, Chicken - $630) which supports our Music Program.
A special thank-you to Paul Alanko for his face painting; Kim Kelly for providing
games for the children; Catherine Barefield for chairing the bake sale; and the
Music Committee for all their support.
Nov. 5th - 5:00 p.m. -"The Faces of Christ and the Faces of Islam.”
( Rev. Wood)
5:45 p.m. - There will be a light supper.
6:00 p.m. - Parenting with Love and Logic (Beth Craft)
Confirmation class – 11 and
Christian Education - 3-10
Nursery Care - under 3
Nov. 9th - 8:30 a.m. - Light breakfast for all ages
9:00 a.m. - Classes for all ages
Attention Men of St. Andrew, members, and visitors! Join
the St. Andrew Men for their monthly breakfast on Nov. 13th at
9AM. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast as well as great fellowship. If
you are interested in attending for the first time, please reserve your spot by calling Jim Catrett at 948-6620 or Tom Gauntt at 968-8539.
St Andrew Community Men's Prayer Breakfast: You are invited to attend the
St. Andrew Community Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., Nov. 20th from 7AM
to 8AM in the Fellowship Hall here at St Andrew by the Sea. We encourage you
to invite a friend and join us in Oct. for this wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with other men in our community. Please contact Perry Hand at 251-6047936 for your reservation.
New Member Reception: The Membership and Welcome Committee will host a
New Member Reception/Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall on Nov. 9th, following
the morning worship service. Board Members and Committee chairpersons are
asked to join us in welcoming our new members and their families. If you have
questions, please call Pauline Kern at 967-3400 or Mollie Harris at 968-6962.
Robert Warren in the loss of his father.
family of Butch Fadely
family of C.B. (Carolyn) Bowden
Anne Saunders
St. Andrew Women Lunch Bunch – We will take Nov. and Dec. off for the
holiday’s. Watch your Jan. newsletter and bulletin for date and location. Have a
blessed holiday!
Wednesday and Sunday Classes
November Anniversaries
The Fellowship Committee is sponsoring our annual Thanksgiving Dinner
on November 16th at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Volunteers are needed to help provide and cook turkeys and hams. We will
need 5 turkeys and 4 hams, all cut up when brought. If you are willing to
provide and cook one of these, please contact Susan Coyne at 205-4922205. Everyone else is asked to bring a large dish of you favorite: salad,
vegetable, or casserole. Desserts will be provided. We hope that everyone
will plan to attend!
Angel Tree
Christmas will come early to St.
Andrew by the Sea this year. Because we have so many needy children that depend on us for their
Christmas gifts, our Angel Tree
will go up on Nov. 16th. The gifts
will need to be returned to the Narthex and left unwrapped with your
angel attached to the gift on or before Dec. 7th. As we contemplate all the things we have to be
thankful for, please let it motivate
each of us to pick an Angel or two
from our Angel Tree. Our church
has always been so generous with
the children. I am sure this year
will be no different. If you have
any questions please call Beth
Sanders at 251-968-2255.
2nd - Ed Diercks, Carlton Garner, Tom Gauntt, Neil Harris, Herb Malone, Lynda Thurmond, Wade Ward, Allen Woerner.
9th - Marge Bumann, Clint Davis, Pierre Geneux, Andy Haynes, Chance McLemore, Mike Vaughn, Sue Vosloh, Allen Woerner.
16th - John Boller, Dolly Crewes, Pierre Geneux, Don Kopf, Joe Martin, Don Meghreblian, Charles Runels, Jan Zimmerman.
23rd - Bob Davidson, Pierre Geneux, Tommy Lee, Bill Parks, Carl Schuchardt, Joe Slaughter, Eileen Sylvester, Mickey Webb, Murrell Webb.
30th - Harry Dalton, Pierre Geneux, Terry Jones, Faye Kelly, Sheila Nicoll and Jim Roy.
Family Fun Night at St. Andrew
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Pizza, drinks and snacks will be
Activities include:
Painting a Christmas Door hanger for
the Moms.
R. C. Warren, Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Myers
Mrs. Jan Zimmerman
Community Events
Christian Service Center’s
Annual Christmas Spirit
Once again the time has arrived for our
area churches here on the island to compile their lists of shut-ins or others who
need to be remembered with some Christmas Spirit. It has been our custom annually to provide each person a little extra
holiday gift during the Christmas season.
We will begin our shopping soon. We
will need name, phone number and physical address of each person. Please respond via email to Hope Becklund
at [email protected] by Nov.
21st. Our projected delivery dates will
begin on Dec 15th through Dec 19th.
Fellowship for the Dads
Games, watching a movie in the big
screen and eating lots of popcorn for
the children.
If the situation changes after you have
submitted the name, please contact Hope
Becklund at [email protected]
Please contact Tammy Bryant at 7526982 to sign up for the Family Fun
Kim Hollis, school teacher from Orange Beach, will be helping us paint
Christmas Door Hangers. The cost is
$20 per Mom and reservations are
needed so that we know how many
supplies to have. Please call Tammy
by Monday, Nov. 10th to let her know
that you are coming.
Christmas Food Boxes: CSC needs
the following items to prepare Christmas food boxes for 2014:
Stuffing, Cream Soup, Onion rings,
Canned Green, Beans or Peas, Gravy,
Canned Yams, Canned fruit (pears,
peaches, etc), Chicken broth and/or
any other items appropriate for
Christmas dinner.
Through October
Attendance for Oct.
5th - 201
12th - 159
19th - 198
26th - 214
Oct. Sunday School
5th - 43
12th - 51
19th - 35
26th - 43
8th - Charles & Lynda Thurmond
8th - Donald & Linda West
12th - Robert & Pat Warren
13th - Dave & Diane Davis
24th - Terry & Yvette Jones
24th - Ed & Gail Diercks
27th - Buddy & Linda Brown
28th - Charles & Lynn Norwood
30th - Roger & Dee Jones
30th - Steve & Janice Neitzel
November Birthdays
1st - Bill Coyne
2nd - Lisa Denham
4th - May Alanko
5th - Shirley Barbour
5th - Sarah Brown
5th - Charles Thurmond
7th - Linda Underwood
9th - Terry Jones
9th - Jim Rutledge
10th -Jonathan Hand
11th - Sidney Burgess
11th - George Grau
11th - Fred Van Cor
12th - Gayle Guthrie
13th - James Boutwell
13th - Deb DeShazo
13th - Lula Null
13th - Cheryl Quinn
14th - Delaney English
15th - Ellen Hammett
16th - Molly Wood
17th - Jean Garner
18th - Juanita Goode
19th - Carolyn Burnette
19th - Angela Martin
22nd - Ann Wright
25th - Ava Grace Davis
26th - Howell Riggs
26th - Wil Webb
27th - Tim Fulmer
27th - Sheri Burgess
29th - Faye Cook
29th - Spud Davis
30th - Holly Hancock
Communion Offering
Christian Service Center
Altar Flowers
If you would like to pay tribute to a
loved one by
flowers on the
altar in their