September 2017  
Upcoming Events


Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Morning Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Morning Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM




Staff Parish Relations Committee
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month


Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington


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September 20, 2017

Greetings: Greetings:

One of the stories that is told about Jesus concerns his walking on water.  Having grown up in Michigan, I occasionally would laugh about the fact that in the winter I too shared this ability – once the lakes froze up.  However, aside from a surface reading of the text, what is going on?  In the story found in Mark chapter 6, the disciples had just witnessed the feeding of a good many people with very little, and we are told that they did not “get it” (their hearts were harden.)  Jesus sends them ahead by boat, while he stays behind and prays (possibly praying that they would get it.) After a while he looks out to find them struggling against a fierce wind and he then decides to take a stroll across the lake near them.  The disciples see him and given their already anxious state, stress out all the more wondering if he is a ghost, possibly thinking that this is it.  They are in a precarious state, and here I believe is the rub for us.  We too find ourselves at various moments in our lives in risky situations: whether that is our finances, health, personal relationships, or just thinking about the future.  How will we react?  Unlike the disciples in the boat, do we think it is over, and possibly remember that Jesus is still with us?  Yes, the storms come, but we do not face them alone.  When the disciples call out to him, his mere presence brings peace to their chaos.  This does not mean that circumstances will always easy; just look at the disciples’ lives and how they ended.  Yet they were given courage, strength and peace, even in the midst of later storms in their lives.

Grace and peace, Pastor Dan

Upcoming Activities

September 21st – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

September 23rd – 3:00 p.m. St. Benedict’s Community Dinner

September 24th – Potato Bar after 2nd Service

September 26th – 10:00 a.m. Quilters Meet

September 26th – 3:30 p.m. Assemble FORKids Bags at the Food Bank

September 28th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

October 3rd – 7:00 p.m. Finance Meeting


Baked Potato Bar – We will be having a Baked Potato Bar after 2nd Service this coming Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join us for this delicious treat.  If you are able to bring items to add to our Baked Potato Bar, please contact Boni Lenahan, she can use your help!

The number of Kleenex is growing!  Pastor Dan visited with the new principal of Lydia Hawk Elementary school. So what better way to make her feel welcomed then provide a solution to a problem she will face.  Runny noses will start up again this fall, and we would like to surprise her with some help to combat it, so let see if we can’t do even better this year, last year over 200 boxes of Kleenexes. And, oh, by the way she is a United Methodist!  (Already have approximately 300 boxes)

Quilters – We will have a meeting on September 26th @ 10:00 a.m. Please join us to learn about our next project! Anyone interested in learning, to those of you that are established sewers are welcome to join us; there is something for all abilities.

Do you speak a second language?  I am looking for those that would be willing to read a section in the Bible, aside from English, on World Communion Sunday. (October 1) Please let me know, thanks – Pastor Dan

Update Directory - We will be printing a new directory at the end of September.  If you have any address, phone or email additions or updates, please get them to the church office as soon as possible.

  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.

St. Benedict’s Community Dinner – This coming Saturday, September 23rd   @ 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.

FORKids BagsFor the whole month of August, we are collecting Hot Cereal (oatmeal packets) &  Individual Boxes of Cold Cereal for our FORKids bags(We will be collecting this for the next school year and we truly appreciate your donations!!) There are lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. You can keep the red bag for your use. 

We spend approximately $500 a month ($5,000 for the whole school year). We really need your help if we are going to continue to support this much needed program. We send a bag of food home every weekend, helping 43 children from Olympic View Elementary have something to eat and sustain them through the weekend.  If you are not able to shop for the food you can donate to the program by simply writing FORKids in the memo line of your check.

Small Group Meetings

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is September 20th  at 12:30 p.m. at Panorama. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)    Contact: Chris Regester 

Quilters  - Our next get together will be September 26th. Stay tuned for our project update.  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  
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Change of Hours for 1st Service

Coming September 10th our early service will be held at 8:30 a.m..  This is in response to those that have asked to have adult and/or children Sunday school between services.  If you will be taking a fall break and will be away for a time – let Pastor Dan know.  He can than try to schedule fall gatherings with it in mind.  Thank you!

Mark your Calendar for Church Conference - Oct 24, 2017 Tuesday
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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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