Learn About Advent

Happy New (Church) Year! In the church calendar Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year. It covers the period of four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Advent is the beginning of a month of waiting and of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child. Advent is a time of searching our hearts and lives to prepare ourselves for God?s taking human form in our midst. This year Advent begins on 27 November.

The Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly scripture passages used by many Protestant churches in the United States and Canada as a focus for study, prayer, and worship. The lectionary is built around the seasons of the church year, and this Advent season, Pastor Leigh will be preaching from the lectionary readings each Sunday.

Lectionary passages this year come from the prophesies of Isaiah, the gospel of Matthew, and the letter of Paul to the Romans and of James.

All four adult classes will meet together in Room 204 and will focus on the same lectionary passages that Pastor Leigh will preach on each Sunday.  We hope that these opportunities for study and discussion will help you prepare your hearts and minds for the coming of Emmanuel ? God with us ? this Christmas season.

Download the Full Advent Resources.

Make an Advent Wreath

Download Union Presbyterian Seminary's 2016 Advent Devotionals

Our Services

Worship Times:

Sunday: 9 am & 11 am

Church School: 9:45 am
  In the education wing

Nursery available: 9 am - 12 pm

Service Opportunities

Mitten TreeAngel Tree

Take an angel off the angel tree and buy what is indicated on the tag. These unwrapped gifts go to children identified by Social Services or Seniors (depending on the tag) and are due by December 18th.

Soup Kitchen

St. Andrew members volunteer at the Salvation Army, 400 Bank Street, in downtown Suffolk, on December 15th. Bring cupcakes to the church to be distributed at Soup Kitchen by the Wednesday prior.

Upcoming Events

Hanging of the Greens

4:30 p.m. (decorating the sanctuary)

All ages are welcome. Supper Meal following.

2nd Sunday of Advent

Church School ? 9:45 a.m.

Worship @ 9:00 and 11 a.m. /Communion

Presbyterian Women Christmas Social 

Starts at noon


In the Christian Education Building, room 204


In the library

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