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Think of this as your go-to location to be in the know about what is happening at SAPC. We will be sharing behind the scenes info, photos from throughout the week and our previous worship service, what things are in the works, and tips on how to utlilize our communication channels to aide in your spiritual growth.  

The Songs of Christmas Music Production

Join us for a Christmas musical celebration with choir, orchestra, and dance. Two performances will take place in the sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 and Monday, December 14. Free tickets are required for admission and are available Sundays before and after worship and at the church office during business hours. Masks are recommended in both performances and social distancing will be in place for seating. We will have a livestream of the Monday, December 14 performance too!

Songs of Christmas Music Program

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Join us for Pasor Welden’s fourth sermon in the Advent series: Songs for the Savior – The Angels’ Song.

RSVP Requested for planning purposes: RSPV HERE
5 PM masks recommended
5 PM Livestream
7 PM masks required

Childcare ages 3 and under available. RSVP to jeanette@sapc.net by Friday, December 21.

Songs of Christmas Music Program

Hanging of the Green

Thank you to all who attended our outdoor Hanging of the Green event Sunday, November 29! Praise God that we were able to set up and hold the event in between rain showers. We streamed it to Facebook HERE. We used a phone so the video is not as “high tech” as our worship service livestreams.

A special thanks to John Williams, Ethan Layman, Mindy Moore, John Hilbish, Marc and Sharon Rattray, Paul Reynolds, Barbara Mandeville, Helen Farrell, Sarah Martin, John Lindower, Jay and Ginny Scoggins, Lynn Boylston, and the Worship and Arts Team. The awesome readers during the program were Reece Clifton, Juliana Boyd, Matthew Rattray, Brennan Lang, Meagan Patterson, and Nicholas Patterson.

Women’s Christmas Dinner

Join us for the limited-seating event “The Simplicity of Christmas,” with guest speaker Paula Miles, Director of Women’s Ministry at Clemson Presbyterian Church. Her presentation will also be Livestreamed for those not joining us for the dinner onsite. This year’s dinner costs $15, and will be held on Thursday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.

DETAILS:
> The event will be catered by Carrabbas & Nothing Bundt Cakes, and the menu will include Chicken Marsala, mashed potatoes, zucchini, salad, and bundtinis.
> Due to the unique demands of this year, the decorations will be provided by the church, we will have only four seats to a table, and there will be no reserved seating.
> Note that you must complete payment to be registered.
> Our handbell ringers will be sharing their joyful music with us!
> Note that you must complete payment to be registered. (Registration/payment may also be submitted at the church office during business hours.)

Service Opportunity

The Women’s Christmas Dinner is taking place on Thursday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. and we need your help! Men are needed to help serve the meal, and help is needed with clean-up. Click here to volunteer to help with this special event for the women of St. Andrews!

OCC Drop-Off

Did you know that SAPC is a drop-off center for @operationchristmaschild ?  We will be receiving boxes every day this week. Boxes will be packed up for eventual delivery to the Charlotte Distribution Center.

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As many of us have and are walking through a time of loss right now, these words from Pastor Welden are an excellent reminder for staying focused and getting through ones current circumstances.
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Here' a sneak peak of the Christmas Music Production underway! The The Songs of Christmas will have two performances: Sunday, December 13 and Monday, December 14 at 6:00 PM. Free tickets are required for admission and are available Sundays before and after worship and at the church office during business hours. Masks are recommended in both performances and social distancing will be in place for seating. There will be a livestream of Monday night's performance too! Childcare ages 3 and under available. RSVP to jeanette@sapc.net by Friday, December 21.
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Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
Christmas Eve Details!!! In Pastor Welden's weekly video he shares the details on our 5 and 7 PM services on December 24.
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Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
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As we have entered the Advent season, we will be sharing information on the different elements that can be seen in the sanctuary. Today, we will look at the poinsettia.

This plant blooms at Christmas in Mexico, where it is known by its native name, “Flower of the Holy Night.” In 1829, Joel R. Poinsett, then ambassador to Mexico, brought the “Flower of the Holy Night” back to his home in South Carolina.

The bright, blood-red poinsettia has become the most popular of all Christmas flowers. The star of the leaf is said to represent the star that stood over the Christ child.

The red flower stands for the blood of the male infants that King Herod had slain. The red bloom also represents the shed blood of Christ who came to be our Savior.

As you see the many plants in the weeks to come, may they remind you of that “star-lit” night so long ago and the great sacrifice that Emmanuel came to pay by the shedding of His blood for our sin.
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We are having an extra special growth class this Advent season! The Sunday morning class is being recorded so everyone will have a chance to participate too. Head over to http://sapc.net/why-jesus-came-advent-class to watch the first one from this past Sunday.
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Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
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This is a must-see excerpt from yesterday's advent sermon. Pastor Welden beautifully illustrates the path that God put Mary on and how she gracously accepted it. We can all learn much from "Mary's Song." Give the full sermon a listen or a second listen this week too!
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