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Upcoming Events
JAN

17

TUE
Preschool Board Meeting
11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
JAN

18

WED
Singles Luncheon Group
11:00 AM
Meets 3rd Wednesday at 11:00am - Places changes call Chris for restaurant location. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Chris Regester
Singles Luncheon @ Red Lobster
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
JAN

22

SUN
Morning Service
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
JAN

25

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
JAN

28

SAT
Community Dinner with St. Benedict’s Episcopal
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Join our St. Andrew’s team to feed the hungry in Lacey. 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. Talk to Rich Green for more information.
JAN

29

SUN
Morning Service
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEB

01

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
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St. Andrew’s Online

January 11, 2017

Greetings:

As part of our Wesleyan heritage, we are invited to remember our baptism, particularly at this time of year. I, for one, do not remember my baptism, having been very young at the time. However, the intent of this practice is that, in recalling our baptisms, we remember that we are drawn through the waters of transformation (being made new in God’s image) and called into a relationship with God. Admittedly, this practice is also a reminder that we need God’s grace to transform our lives, as well as a reminder to acknowledge the areas of our lives where we push God away.

Our separation from God can be understood as an illness. Healing begins initially by recognizing that we are unhealthy and that we need an antidote. Sometimes the symptoms of our illness elude us, and at times we begin to think of them as normal. An example of this can be found in homes where unhealthy or hurtful patterns of behavior have been normalized. When examined as an adult with a broader framework, and hopefully with a greater understanding of God, we get a glimpse at some things that ought to be changed. The power to want to change both behaviors and one’s internal state, and the ability to do so, is at the heart of Christ’s coming. God, out of great compassion, broke into our world to give us a different perspective than what we might consider to be normal in this life, a perspective that is framed by ‘heaven’. As we come to experience the living reality of God in our lives, we take on deeper understanding of what heaven means, and we begin the process of healing and transformation.

Remembering our baptism then, is an opportunity to celebrate. As is acknowledged by this act, God enters into our messy lives, and, with our cooperation, healing begins. Through Jesus’ baptism and sacrifice we pass through death into life, learning to die to those things that ultimately lead to brokenness within us and around us. Instead, we are redirected towards Him who gives life to both us and others.

In Him, Pastor Dan

Upcoming Activities

January 15th – Game Night 4:30pm

January 17th – Preschool Board Meeting 11:30 am

January 17th – Nominations Meeting 2:00 pm

January 17th - Church Council Meeting 7:00 pm

January 18th – Singles Luncheon @ Red Lobster @ 11:30 am

January 24th – Quilting Group 9:30-2:00

January 26th – Trustees Meeting 1:00 pm

Announcements

Family Game Night – Sunday, January 15th @ 4:30 pm.  Bring your games and a dessert or side dish to go along with Tacos. The Education Committee will provide all the fixin’s for Tacos. This is a family event so bring your neighbors & friends.

FORKids Bags – We will pack FORKids bags on Sunday, February 12th after services.  We’d love to have your help packing or you can bring items to donate to the bags.  There are lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. Please take one and bring your donations in on the 8th.  You can keep the red bag for your use.

Construction on the Women’s bathroom – We have had some mishap with the partitions that divide the stalls and are hoping to have it completed in a couple of weeks. Please bear with us as we work to complete this.  If you would like to donate to the completion please mark your check “Women’s Bathroom,” thank you to the folks who have donated to this project.

Mission Opportunities

FORKids Backpack program –

WE NEED YOUR HELP DONATING THESE FOOD ITEMS

NEEDED:

Chef Boyardee microwavable cups

Vienna sausage

Fruit cup

Pudding cups

Shelf Stable Milk (best place to get-Costco).

Small individual boxes of cereal (can be found at Winco, Walmart & Safeway)

**Place these items and anything else you’d like to donate in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors. We pack approximately 200 bags for Olympic View Elementary a month here at St. Andrew’s. You can also volunteer at the Food Bank Warehouse to back for other schools monthly.

Pack FORKids bags from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, at the Food Bank Warehouse the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.  Food Bank Warehouse: 2260 Mottman Rd SE, Tumwater – across from South Puget Sound Community College

Community Dinner: Saturday, January 28th  @ 3:30pm

Join our St. Andrew’s team to feed the hungry in Lacey. 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. Talk to Rich Green for more information.

Items we collect Year Round

Besides food for the school bags and the Food Bank we collect:

Aluminum Cans – we recycle and the $ goes for Missions. Place in the small house to the left of the dumpster in parking lot.

Hygiene items – for homeless. Especially needed are trial size soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. Also toothbrushes, toilet paper, diapers, and feminine product. Must be new still in packaging. Place in ‘Donation’ bin across from Pastors’ Office

Plastic Shopping Bags & Empty Egg Cartons that hold a dozen eggs: Food bank could use your clean plastic shopping bags and empty egg cartons to use in passing out food to families. Please put in the Food Bank bin just inside the Sanctuary doors.

Small Group Meetings

EVERYBODY WELCOME:

Adult Sunday School ~ 9:30am – 10:30am    Adult Sunday School will begin at 9:30am and will end at 10:30am when the choir starts to practice.

Quilters Meeting Tuesday, January 24th  from 9:30-2:00. This group is responsible for supplying the comfort quilts St. Andrew’s gives people at Baptism and during emergency/crisis circumstances. They also love to try new quilting techniques. We’d love to have you join us if you are interested in learning, an intermediate sewer or if you have something to share/show us. We will have soup for lunch, please bring an item to accompany the soup.  Contact: Barbara Ullmann   360-491-2693           

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month

Next meeting- January 18th at Red Lobster. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Chris Regester

No-host After Church lunch – meets every Sunday after 11:00 service for lunch at Emperor’s Palace (on Martin)     

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
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2016-2017

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
Current Announcements

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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