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St. Andrew’s Online

April 26, 2017

Greetings Friends:

There is an old adage, ‘Couldn’t see the forest for the trees.’ This adage can apply to some of the Bible studies I have participated in over the years.  In those gatherings, there was so much focus on the text – history, translation, and grammar – that the meaning was lost.  In contrast to this, last Sunday’s readings give a fairly simple summation, that these things have been written (in John’s Gospel) that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. The hoped for end result is that, through believing, one receives the gift of life. It does not answer all the questions about life or faith, nor does it even attempt to do so; rather, it is a vehicle to introduce you to the source of all life. In addition, the reader or hearer (few folks could read when it was written) is given a new way of perceiving the world – a vision of a world that God is deeply involved in and loves. To truly believe this revelation can be a source of new life and hope.  Admittedly, it also means letting go of those cherished beliefs that deny this insight. To live in the tension of what we see, and what we are becoming in God, is the challenge of our day. 

May you be convinced a bit more each day of God’s love for you,

Grace and Peace, Pastor Dan

Upcoming Activities

April 26th – 7:30 p.m.  Choir Practice

April 27th – 10:30 a.m.  New Book Study

April 30th – 10:00 a.m. Education Meeting

May 2nd – 7:00 p.m. Finance Meeting

May 3rd – 7:30 p.m. Choir – Meet our New Choir Director – David

April 4th – 10:30 a.m. Book Study

April 9th – 3:30 p.m. Pack FORKids food bags at the Food Bank

April 10th – 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Service & Mission Announcements

Book Study – Our New Study titled “The Class Meeting” will began on Thursday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dan.  If you would like to be a part of this Bible Study please sign up on the sheet just outside of the Sanctuary.   We do have a couple of books left. If you will need a book, please let Pastor Dan know, or you can call the office.

St. Benedict’s Community Dinner – Saturday, May 27th @ 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.

Spring Has Sprung Senior Luncheon –Our next one will be May 30th at 1:00 p.m.  We will have a Ladies Tea and Name That Tune. So please join us!

FORKids Bags –For the whole month of April, we are collecting (change of plan because of food allergies) Fruit Snacks for our FORKids bags. There are lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. You can keep the red bag for your use. We have committed to packaging 200 bags monthly through the end of the school year. We need your donations to make it to June.  Can we collect 200 packages of Fruit Snacks before May 1st?    I think we can! We collected 104 boxes of Cold Cereal in the month of March!   

Pack FORKids Bags at the Food Bank Warehouse on Mottman Road the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month. On these days you will participate in bagging weekend meals for over 20 schools in the North Thurston School District. These bags are then transported & delivered to the individual schools. This is a fantastic community project that needs lots of helping hands. If you are interested in participating you can get more information from our church member:     Lois Brighten at 360-412-7933. The address for the warehouse is 2260 Mottman Rd. Tumwater (Across from South Puget Sound Community College). Or Check out the website: backpacks@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org

Small Group Meetings

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month

For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)     

Contact: Chris Regester 

 New Bible Study with Pastor Dan – Thursday, April 27th @ 10:30a.m.. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall so that we can make sure we have enough books.  Please see Pastor Dan for the books.

QuiltersNo Meeting in April. At the March meeting we completed an inventory of quilts on hand. Photos and descriptions are in a Red Binder. If you are looking for a special quilt, please look at the Binder in Kathy’s office or ask one of the quilting group members.  Christy Townsend and Sally Bush completed more Table Toppers.  Look for a bin by the table cloths when setting up tables for the Sunday Coffee Hour.  We’ll be creating toppers for fall to add to the bin.  The rack in the Fellowship Room is filled with children’s quilts this week.  We’ll be rotating the display quilts frequently and hope you will look them over.  We will not be meeting in April.  The Senior Potluck will be on April 25 at 1:00 p.m.  Plan on May 23rd for our next get together.  Happy Quilting: Barbara Ullmann   360-491-2693           

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

 

 

 

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Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
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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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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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