Watch as Bryan Eckelmann delivers this week’s announcements, with an unexpected guest.
Watch as Soraya shares how God showed her grace by revealing Himself to her during a time of crisis.
Let’s extend a very warm welcome and congratulations to the Elder and Deacon Classes of 2017, installed last weekend in services.
Elder Class of 2017:
Deacon Class of 2017:
Judy St. Sure
The St. Andrew’s Missions Department would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to the 20+ volunteers who helped host 26 youth from various Orange County Juvenile Hall Facilities on Saturday night! We had a wonderful night of fun and fellowship down in The House. A St. Andrew’s team provided a delicious home-cooked meal to all who attended. This was followed by testimonies from 2 members of the NorthEast of the Well, who shared about how the power of Christ broke the strongholds that drugs and alcohols once had on them, allowing them to walk in freedom and minister to others! We concluded by attending the 5:30 p.m. service together.
Thank you to all who were involved in the evening! Also, we want to thank Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries for allowing us the opportunity to host the youth! (Specifically Chaplain Rick Johnson and Sheri Synder!)
Next Step Opportunity
Volunteer Orientation - Incarcerated youth in Orange County need the church to come to them. Are you willing to be trained on how to lead a small group bible study or disciple a youth one on one? If so, please attend an orientation meeting on Monday, March 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Juvenile Hall. Contact Lexi Larison at 949.574.2246 or email@example.com.
Watch as The Executive Director’s of Teen Challenge, Kenya, share how they have witnessed stories of immeasurable grace among the men they have worked with.
Join us in Dierenfield Hall February 23, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to hear Malawi presidential candidate Rev. Dr. Lazarus Chakwera share an update on major issues impacting central Africa. He will address issues such as poverty, corruption, the impact of foreign aid, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as share why he’s optimistic about the future of Africa.
Watch as Vinnie shares how he experienced grace from various people during a time of medical instability.
Watch Kelly Dickson and Steven Good give this weekend’s announcements, game show style.
Watch as Kenya explains how God used him to extend grace to someone in his life.
The team is home safe. Our bodies are tired but our hearts are filled with great memories and new inspirations.
We are convinced (and grateful) that God has directed our church to develop a long term relationship with the right community in Kenya through Pastor Joel Amonde.
These are brothers and sisters in the Lord who display stunning hospitality and generosity in the midst of indescribable hardship. The faith and resilience that we witnessed was a perpetual encouragement and, at times, an indictment on how we have so much to learn in the way of key indicators of spiritual fruitfulness; some of those being: joy, patience, gentleness, and faithfulness.
Whether it was hearing heartfelt stories from pastors who ride their bikes miles and miles to encourage their communities of faith, or teachers who diligently volunteer their time to teach the marginalized children in their neighborhoods, or learning of an oldest sibling with no parents who has to care for her humble home and younger brothers and sisters, we discovered how strong and well rooted the gospel is in this area of the world and how courageously our friends there follow hard after Jesus.
Our team was truly blessed to share the experiences we did with our precious extended family in Migori, Agongo, and Naroibi. We will, no doubt, be excited to recount many of these stories with the congregation of St. Andrew’s, our own neighbors, and friends at work.
Two beautiful children outside one of the homes we visited in the village.
We were greeted by these kids every day we drove into Agongo. They were singing praise songs while they ushered us into their community.
Pastor Joel and a few of his leaders sitting on the pews under a tree where the Masai tribe hold worship services…a sanctuary we can only dream about!