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Greetings and Happy New Year 2020,

The Christmas story is not only a story of the birth of our Savior, but also a refugee story. It is the story of a family forced to seek asylum in another country in order to escape terrible, life-threatening violence at home.

Matthew’s gospel reminds us that after Jesus was born, his family was forced to flee to a foreign country where inhabitants spoke a different language, shared in different customs and practiced a different religion. They were forced to flee without knowing if they would be offered welcome and refuge, or meet further rejection and violence. They had only their faith and trust in God, and the hope that the Egyptian people would provide them safety and shelter.

As we reflect upon the plight of refugees around the world, let us remember that the child Jesus was once a refugee. Our text this week is Matthew 2:13-23.

In Peace,

Pastor Denise

Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church

A Pastoral Letter for Epiphany 2020 - 
by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky

United Methodists of the Greater Northwest,

What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out…
We saw the glory with our own eyes...Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.
John 1, The Message

This morning United Methodists around the world received a word of hope that the strife that has racked our Church might find a peaceful end.

A group of sixteen United Methodist leaders from around the world, who hold a wide range of theological and social convictions, have negotiated protocols for a graceful separation within The United Methodist Church. READ MORE......

Cooperative Youth Ministry Newsletter

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23

 

Highlights and Happenings

Advent Study - Join us for a study of Reuben Job’s book, Three Simple Rules; A Wesleyan Way of Living. In this group study we’ll explore John Wesley’s three principles of Christian life: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. As we learn about each rule, we will also have an opportunity to practice. We will be meeting every other week, so our study will extend through January. Join us on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 in the Choir Room. Our meeting dates are: Jan 30th.

Denominational News - If you want to keep track with denominational news go to: www.pnwumc.org

REACH Room Rearranging January 23rd @ 1:00pm we will be moving the REACH program material from the Sunday School Room to the Choir Room. We’ll begin at 1:00 and if we have enough help, it shouldn’t take too long. Please let Barbara Clarkson or Maggie Schoengarth know if you can help.

 

Mission Opportunities

Trustees 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.

FORKids Weekend Food Bags – We are continuing to collect individual food items to fill bags for Lydia Hawk Elementary students that need food for the weekend. Please take a red bag from the hallway. These bags have a paper pinned to them with a list of things we need on it. You can keep the bag for your personal use.

St. Benedict’s Community Dinner  –Saturday, January 25th @ 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 360-491-2030. 

Small Group Meetings

Bread of Life  – Join as we share faith stories and our spiritual journey every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room at church.

Quilters  - Meeting January 28th 10:00 to 2:00, potluck lunch and projects to work on for 2020!


 

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
Worship Schedules  
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
  • NURSERY AVAILABLE
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Volunteer Resource Directory

Opportunities for Volunteers may include Resources, Time, Knowledge, Skills and Effort.  As a member of the congregation, find your area of ministry that you may enjoy in nurturing, outreaching, and witnessing to benefit our parishioners and community as a whole. Click Here for list of opportunities. 

Quilts for Sale

Please visit SAUMC Quilts for Sale site - just in time for birthdays and annivesaries! 

Donations

Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church. We are grateful for your support as St. Andrew's strives to be a tangible presence of Jesus Christ in our neighborhood and world. Your giving makes a significant difference! Click here to make online contributions to St. Andrew's - you will be redirected to eservicepayments.com which is a secure site. You may make donations from checking, savings, or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or Discover).  ** St. Andrew's United Methodist is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. ***please note that approximately 3.5% of your gift is kept by our account processor as a fee. 

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