July 2018  
Upcoming Events


Singles Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, etc.) Check announcements for location each month. June's Meeting will be at Jim Bob's Restaurant. Contact Lois Brighten 360-412-7933
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Quilters Group
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ongoing projects found willing workers and new ideas and items for the December Bazaar were shown. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch and lots of visiting. Consider joining us on the 4th Tuesday, of each month, when we meet again to work on projects. Keep on Quilting. Barbara Ullmann, 360-491-2693


Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Search
Upper Room Daily Reflections
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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Lacey, Washington

We go with God’s help, to build a community that explores faith, experiences the living presence of God, and shares what we have come to know with others.

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Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky appointed the Rev. Dirk Wooten as Pastor of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Lacey, Washington beginning July 1, 2018, he will be arriving August 1, 2018. His first service at St. Andrew's will be August 5th, 2018. Rev. Wooten is an ordained elder from the Virginia Annual Conference.



July 11, 2018


Matthew 18: 21-22 "Then Peter came up to Jesus and said, "LORD, how often will my brother or sister sin against me, and I forgive them? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times."

We as individual Christians, and as the Church at Saint Andrews, should approach those who have hurt us with the same grace, forgiveness, and love that God has shown to us through Christ Jesus. We are to forgive others because we ourselves have been forgiving by God. .

Forgiveness is the releasing of our wrath and condemnation in favor of these things:


1. Praying for those who have hurt us. (Matthew 5:44)

2. Showing the kind of love that is only possible when we are really abiding in Christ. (Psalm 86:5)

3. Never taking revenge ourselves, but leaving it in God's capable hands. (Romans 12:18-19)

4. Doing good to those who have hurt us. (Luke 6:27-28)

5. Looking first at our own lives, and ensuring that we are not guilty of hurting others. (Luke 17:3)

The above 5 marks are the marks of a person living a Christ-Centered life. We need to remember who God is, "God Is Love".

(Matthew 5:48) "Now let us be perfect, as our heavenly Father is perfect, and work toward offering forgiveness more freely."

Grace & Peace to you all,

Bob Hartell Jr.


A Celebration of Life Service for Edith will be Friday, July 13th here at St. Andrew’s at 1:00 p.m. I hope you will join us to celebrate her amazing life!



Wear your Name Tag – Don’t forget to wear your name tags on Sunday morning. This helps Pastor Bob with names (there are quite a few of you to remember). It will also get us in the habit for when Pastor Dirk arrives on August 5th. Please write your name on the list in the fellowship hall if you need a new one.

Prayer Chain – We are putting together a new prayer chain. Please send Kathy an email, a phone call or a note on her desk, if you would like to be added to the prayer chain. The more prayer warriors we have the better!

Updated Calling Directory – I am currently working on updating our calling directory. If your email, phone number or address has changed please send me a quick email so that it will be correct in our next directory. Thank you for your help!


Mission Opportunities


QuiltersJuly 24, 2018, is our 4th Tuesday of the month, and when we hold our meeting. Come for fellowship, planning, sewing and potluck lunch from 10:00 till 2:00, or any of that time that meets with your schedule. We do have fun and ideas flow constantly. We have some fantastic new fabrics that Robin has located to spark creativity. Everyone is invited to join us. Sewing skills, from ideas and suggestions to actual use of machine, are needed.


FORKids Bags We will continue accepting donations through the summer for the weekend bags that we send home during the school year. If you need a list of what goes in those bags, please take a reusable red bag that is just outside the sanctuary, there is a list pinned to them.


Trustees Projects - *A new project tracker sheet is available on the magazine rack by the entry doors. Please look and see if there are things you would like to work on, donate too or have an idea about. Please contact Ken Russell. See the Nexus for an update on our most urgent projects that we are working on.

St. Benedict’s Community DinnerSaturday, July 28th @ 3:00 p.m. -This is held at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. St. Andrew’s takes turns cooking, and everyone helps serve. In conjunction with St. Benedict’s Episcopal (910 Bowker Street, Lacey) we serve a hot meal for the homeless and low-income people in our community. Come help set-up, serve, clean-up. If you would like for information, please contact Rich Green (360) 943-9290.

2018 Summer Kids Camp! Evergreen & St. Andrew’s United Methodist ChurchesRegistration forms are now available (click here) for our combined VBS with Evergreen UMC. Aug 6 Mon. to Aug 10 Fri. 9:30 to 11:30


Small Group Meetings

Bread of Life - Join Pastor Bob and our group at any time! We meet Thursdays, at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room. All are welcome to join us!

Singles Luncheon Groupmeets 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our meeting is July 18th @ 12:30 p.m. at Red Lobster. Please join us! For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)










Contact Us  
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
Church location:
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington 98503
Map  •   Directions
Phone 360-491-2030
Regular Schedule  
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Appointment Letter for Pastor Dirk Wooten starting Aug 1
St Andrew's Preschool Information
St Andrew’s High Priority Trustee Projects 2018
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