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Upcoming Events
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TUE
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
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WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Inquiry Class
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
I have been asked by a few individuals about joining the church. (You know who you are!) So I am looking at holding a class on Thursday afternoons (4 Thursday afternoons in April/May) for those interested – let me know what would be the best way to coordinate with your schedule. Talk with Pastor Dan or call the office to reserve a spot.
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28

SAT
St Benedict's Community Dinner
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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.
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SUN
Pastor Dan's 60th Birthday
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us by bringing in 60 items to add to our FORKids bags in honor of Pastor Dan’s 60th Birthday. Bring your items in on Sunday, April 29th. Items to be collected in the sanctuary before and during worship service.
Organized by Janie: “People can bring 60 of something for the For Kids Bags- Like 60 packs of Oatmeal or 60 containers of Applesauce, in honor of his 60th Birthday and we can have Cake in Fellowship Hall for everyone after 2nd service.” So please join us as we celebrate this milestone.
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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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.

St. Andrew’s Online

April 18, 2018

Greetings!

In this past Sunday’s reading there was a narrative between Jesus and Peter after the resurrection (John 21:15-18).  Jesus asks Peter, three times, if he loves him.  Not exactly what you would expect from a builder and fisherman (their former occupations).  In addition, Jesus does it three times in a row… what is going on?  If a friend did that to me, I might wonder if they had just slipped a mental cog.  Again the unfortunate difficulty of translation causes the meaning to be missed.  Jesus is asking Peter if he loves him in a way that reflects Jesus’ laying down his life.  Peter’s response is not in sync with the question.  It would be like saying to someone that you love them, and they respond back that they like you.  Jesus gives Peter three opportunities to match his level of commitment.  He doesn’t.  Eventually, Jesus meets him where he is, but anticipates more from him in the future.

Similarly, I believe God meets us in our circumstances yet desires us to be drawn closer to Himself.  For instance, someone has hurt you earlier in your life and you are still holding onto the pain.  Forgiving them alludes you.  So where do you start?  Perhaps a prayer that begins with, “Lord, help me to be willing, to be willing to forgive.”  It is the first step. God meets you where you are, ultimately, bringing healing to your life and, by extension, the world.

May you take a first step toward healing.

Grace and peace, Pastor Dan

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Bobbi Hubbard’s Funeral & Celebration of Life

April 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm

The funeral & celebration will be held at:

First United Methodist Church of Olympia

1224 Legion Way SE

Olympia, WA 98501

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Announcements

Inquiry Class – (Starting Thursday, April 26th) I have been asked by a few individuals about joining the church.  (You know who you are!) So I am looking at holding a class on Thursday afternoons (4 Thursday afternoons in April/May) for those interested – let me know what would be the best way to coordinate with your schedule.  Talk with Pastor Dan or call the office to reserve a spot.

Quilters – (Meet’s Tuesday, April 24th) Have you been following the construction of a quilt block on the Bulletin Board?  It started with random pieces, then formed into a block and is now building into the center of the quilt-in-progress. Two quilts have been finished using this pattern and are available to St. Andrew's members. Thanks to Sue and the 4th Tuesday Quilt Group for their blocks.  Pick up a baggie from the Bulletin Board with instructions and pieces to make 2 blocks for the next quilt being constructed. 

Join us on the 4th Tuesday, April 24th from about 10:00 until 2:00 with a potluck soup lunch.  We'll be working on these blocks and making themed 12" blocks for another quilt. Sewing skills not required.  We have a job you can handle. Fellowship and exchange of ideas is guaranteed.  Come for as much time as you can spare.  We have a fun time.  Hope to see you. Happy Quilting Barb Ullmann

360-491-2693

Did I mention quilts are available from the Quilters @ St. Andrew's?  We have completed quite a variety, baby, child, adult, that are ready for gifting. All proceeds go to St. Andrew's general fund. Talk with Kathy, me or any Quilter @ St. Andrew's for information.

 Pastor Dan’s Birthday – Join us by bringing in 60 items to add to our FORKids bags in honor of Pastor Dan’s 60th Birthday.  Bring your items in on Sunday, April 29th.  Items to be collected in the sanctuary before and during worship service.

Organized by Janie: “People can bring 60 of something for the For Kids Bags- Like 60 packs of Oatmeal or 60 containers of Applesauce, in honor of his 60th Birthday and we can have Cake in Fellowship Hall for everyone after 2nd service.” So please join us as we celebrate this milestone.  

Mission Opportunities

FORKids Bags –For the whole month of April, we are collecting  Ramen Noodles and Shelf Stable Mik  for our FORKids bags.  There are more detailed lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. You can keep the red bag for your use.

Habitat for Humanity – We need your help! Please sign up on the bulletin board! We are once again going to provide lunches for the workers at the Habitat sites.  On the bulletin board in the fellowship hall is a signup sheet if you would like to participate.  You can contact Boni Lenahan with any questions.

Trustees Projects - *A new project tracker sheet is available on the magazine rack by the entry doors. Please take a look and see if there are things you would like to work on, donate too or have an idea about. Please contact Ken Russell.

St. Benedict’s Community Dinner – Saturday, April 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.

Small Group Meetings

Bread of Life – Join Pastor Dan and others as we share faith stories and our spiritual journey every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room at church.  Following this story time we will begin having prayer for our community.  A person can attend either or both.

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our meeting is April 18th at Panorama Restaurant @ 12:30 p.m.  Please join us! For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)   Contact: Chris Regester

 

Contact Us  
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
Church location:
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington 98503
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Phone 360-491-2030
Regular Schedule  
Sunday
  • CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 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
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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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