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St. Andrew’s Online

July 26, 2017

Greetings!

In Psalm 15 the question is asked, “Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?” Essentially, the questioner is wondering who may dwell in God’s presence; in common parlance, “Who gets to go to heaven?” Following the question is a list of items that characterizes those whose behaviors indicate a heavenly call. There is surprisingly little said about God. The yeomen’s work identified there has to do with how we relate to each other. It is true that through Jesus’s coming we have been given access to a new Spirit that empowers us so we might live into our calling. Yet each of us still has a significant responsibility to decide whether we are going to cooperate with God’s Spirit in this life. If we do, this psalm should characterize our behavior as a church.

Accordingly, we should be:

Those… whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person (that is, turns away from their behavior) but honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. (Psalm 15:2-5a NIV)

The promise is that if we do, we will never be shaken. In an environment that was prone to have earthquakes, that is quite the statement! However, I suspect that this passage is referring to the uncertainties that life seems to bring; by cooperating with the Spirit, we will be given a disposition to overcome them.

Grace & peace, Pastor Dan

Click on Hero Central for registration form!

Upcoming Activities

July 25th – 27th – 9:00-11:30 a.m. Preschool Summer School

July 26th – July 31st – Kathy on Vacation – Volunteers will be in the office

July 27th – 10:30 a.m. Bread for Life Study

August 1st – 3rd – 9:00-11:30 a.m. Preschool Summer School

August 3rd – 10:30 a.m. Bread for Life Study

August 5th – Decorate For Vacation Bible School – All Hands on Deck (helpers needed)

August 7th – 10th – Hero Central VBS  (click on dates for registration form) – Helpers Needed

August 10th – No Study

August 10th – 5:30 p.m. VBS Dinner & Celebration – Everyone Invited

August 16th – 12:30 p.m. Singles Luncheon @ Panorama (time change)

August 16th – 10:00 a.m. Preschool Playground Day

August 17th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

August 22nd – 6:00 p.m. Staff Parish Meeting

August 22nd – 7:00 p.m. Church Council Meeting

August 23rd – 4:00 p.m. Preschool Open House & Orientation

August 26th – 10:00-1:00 Value Village Drop off for our Household Goods Drive

Announcements

Summer Household Goods Drive - We have begun collecting household goods (clothing, small appliances, books, CD’s and DVD’s, etc…).  If you have things that you would like to donate please bring them to the church starting August 1st. We will be collecting from August 1st through the 25th, so if you feel it’s time to clean out a closet we would love whatever you can donate! Ask your neighbors, family members and anyone else that you know that might have things that they would be willing to donate to the church. This is a great way to help the church budget!!  All items will be stored in the garage in the small trailer. 

*There is a list posted on the bulletin board of all the things that we will be collecting. Please take one if you would like.

Vacation Bible School - Hero Central August 7th - 10th From 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Calling all children ages 4 to 12, we have a fun filled 4 days ready for you to learn about God and strengthen your connection with God. If you are older than 12, please come and be our guide helpers with the younger children. (click on Paragraph for registration form)

We would love to have your help! Please contact Janie or Heidi if you have a little bit of extra time and would like to help. We have work for anyone willing to give a few minutes!

*If you took a tag to donate an item to VBS please return your item by July 30th. If it’s a fresh food item or perishable item please return it by August 6th.

Mission Opportunities

Hero Central VBS is coming! - August 7th - 10th - If you would like to help, bring your child or just want to hear more about the Vacation Bible School that St. Andrew’s us hosting this year please talk with Heidi Seldomridge, Janie Stover or call the office.  We are always looking for volunteers.

Trustees Projects - You may have noticed that there are several projects happening around the church. A bench will be placed on the concrete slab outside the south entry in honor of Gene Tyler & Denise Gerth, our sprinkler system in the courtyard was in the process of being dug up to find a pesky leak, the tall grass around the parking bumpers has been knocked down and the new blinds are installed in every room now! Thank you to the folks working on these projects!!

*If you have a spare couple of hours, we have several projects that will be posted on the bulletin boards that we would love your help with. Simply leave us a note so we know it’s complete.

St. Benedict’s Community Dinner – Saturday, August 26th  @ 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.

Small Group Meetings

 Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is August 16th at 12:30 a.m. at Panorama. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)     Contact: Chris Regester

 Quilters –At our May 23 meeting we met to put together foundation pieced blocks.  (Come join us to find out what these are!!)  Thanks to Christy Townsend for the pattern and those who created the blocks to make the quilts.  When you read this, the quilt tops will be at Sue Chase's house for quilting.  I think you will be amazed at the completed projects.  They will be displayed soon in the Fellowship Hall.

 We were discussing in the June meeting with an option being a potluck picnic. Date, time and place will be in the Sunday Bulletin.  Please join us if you quilt, like quilts, like people who quilt or want to find out more of what we do here at St. Andrew's.  We do have fun and can find a job for anyone.  Many "jobs" don't involve a sewing machine just a desire to create a comfort quilt for others to use.  Happy Quilting, Barb Ullmann 360-491-2693

 If you would like more information on St. Andrew’s, please call the church office 360-491-2030.

 

 

 

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  
Sunday
  • CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • CHILDREN"S CHURCH
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Affiliations  
Announcements
2017 Vacation Bible School

August 7th – 10th – Hero Central VBS - Details will be coming!!

                  

News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2017-2018

Fill out the information at this link and return it to the office with a $110.00 non-refundable registration fee to guarantee your child’s placement for next year. A full Registration packet will need to be filled out and returned to the office, packets will be handed out at the Parent Orientation in August. Please check the class you wish for your child to attend. We register on a first come first registered basis, we will not be able to hold spots for children until this form is filled out and the registration fee is paid.
Thank you, Kathy Bowen, Preschool Director 360-491-2030

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
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Upcoming Activities

United Methodist Market – The shopping portal explained in the bulletin insert last month has changed names. Go to http://www.umcmarket.net/   Start here for all your internet shopping and St. Andrew’s will receive a donation at no cost to you. The market has already raised $54,000 for United Methodist churches.

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