NEWS AND EVENTS
Christmas 2017 Worship Schedule
*Wednesday, December 20
7:00 p.m. | Traveler’s Service in Sanctuary
*Saturday, December 23
5:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
*Sunday, December 24
*10:00 a.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center, Traditional in Sanctuary
*2:00 p.m. | Casual Family Service in Sanctuary
*4:00 p.m. | Children’s Service in Sanctuary
*5:00 p.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center
*6:00 p.m. | Traditional in Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center
8:00 p.m. | Traditional in Sanctuary
11:00 p.m. | Traditional in Sanctuary with Communion
*We will provide childcare for Wednesday night, Saturday night and we will provide childcare for the following Christmas Eve services:
- 10:00 a.m. | ages 2 years old and younger
- 2:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 8
- 4:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 8
- 5:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 7
- 5:00 p.m. | 3-5 years old, Room 13
- 6:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 8
- 6:00 p.m. | 5 years old & under, Room 13
Weekend after Christmas
*Saturday, December 30
5:30 p.m. | Smith Worship Center
*Sunday, December 31 | One Service in Each Venue
10:00 a.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center, Traditional in Sanctuary
Storehouse Gift Card Collection
Through December 21
The Storehouse is collecting $10 Target and Walmart gift cards to be distributed to children of clients for Christmas. Gift cards can be placed in the kiosk mail slot located in the Volunteer Center or the Missions office during business hours. Please indicate the amount on each gift card. For information email the Missions office.
Help Hurricane Victims
In the wake of recent hurricanes, we feel called to respond. You can help answer the need. To give monetarily and see other volunteer relief opportunities, click here.
Family Christmas Eve Service
Click here to sign up to participate
The Children's Ministry Team is busy planning for our 2017 Christmas Eve service, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. This Christmas Eve service has a family focus. Again, this year we want children to be active leaders in all aspects of the service.
We need to know by December 8 if your child would like to participate in a leadership role in the service. We will provide more details about the service after December 8. Please know we do a run-through on December 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the evening. This helps build confidence in our young leaders. If you are not able to make this please let us know.
We are looking forward to an exciting time of worship to celebrate the gift of Jesus!
High School Ski Trip
December 28-January 2
Click here to register
High school students and parent chaperones will travel by charter buses to scenic Crested Butte, Colorado. We’ll enjoy worship, fellowship and up to 3 days of skiing. All levels are welcome; lessons and rentals will be available.
Base cost of $695 will cover transportation, most meals and lodging. Lifts, rentals and lessons will be additional. A $250 deposit will hold your spot until October 31 (non-refundable after then). Poinsettia sales may be used to raise funds toward the trip. Spaces are limited! Contact Lynn Clark with questions.
High School Lighthouse Groups
Lighthouse groups are student-led, staff-attended bible study groups that meet any week we don’t have a United Night. We gather at students’ homes from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Groups are open to all high school students.
Smiths, 5556 Mallard Trace, Frisco 75034 (Enter Starwood from the Lebanon Road entrance and tell the guard you are visiting the Smiths.)
Shanes, 5501 Grassmere , Plano 75093
Atwoods, 1816 Countryside, Carrollton 75007
Roberson, 1521 Pagewynne, Plano 75093
About once a month, instead of Lighthouse, all high school students will meet on Sunday nights in Smith Worship Center from 6:00-7:30 p.m. See Lighthouse/United Night schedule for dates. All high school students and their friends are welcome, regardless of whether they’ve attended a Lighthouse Group.
Questions: contact Michael Agnew.
Middle School 412
Sundays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Festival Hall
412 is our weekly youth group for all St. Andrew Middle School students (6th-8th grade). This is a night where they all gather for worship, fellowship, and fun. Note the NEW earlier time. Contact Michael Agnew with questions.
The Longest Night
December 17, 5:00 p.m., Chapel
Led by Rev. Jennifer Arnold. A meditative worship experience designed for those who seek the solace of a quiet Christmas season of remembering and preparation.
Every Second and Fourth Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Room 131, Led by Rev. Jennifer Arnold
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Our video-based grief support group meets year-round twice a month, and you may start attending at any time.
GriefShare for December
December 10 | GriefShare, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
December 17 | Longest Night Service, 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel
December 24 | No GriefShare
GriefShare will return to the regular ongoing every second and fourth Sunday schedule in January.
Connection Groups Winter Series: Starting Over
Weeks of January 14-February 11
Tuesdays, January 16-February 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Festival Hall
Connection Groups are the best place to start your small group journey. Learn about St. Andrew’s Connection Group ministry and make deeper connections through discussion and prayer. Click here to learn more.
Legal Aid of NW Texas
Monthly Clinics the Third Thursday of the Month, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Legal Aid of NW Texas holds monthly Plano clinics at Seven Loaves Food Pantry. Attorneys and legal aids, this is your chance to use your gifts to help those in need. Click here to visit the Legal Aid of NW Texas website for more information.