August 2019   

Welcome to the St. Andrews United Methodist Church website. I’m glad that you have chosen to spend a few moments checking out our programs, projects and people. You will find a variety of ministries here at St. Andrews, all developed to aid you in your quest for spiritual growth, connection and wholeness.

In everything that we do, you will find Christ Jesus at the center. Christ is the core of our ministries, whether these ministries are directed outward in the neighborhood, or inward towards the spiritual heath of our members. We are people committed to following Jesus whether it be in worship, small groups, in personal devotion, in the community or the world.

We are truly a family church, and we desire to extend our family. At St. Andrews, we understand that we all connect to God through different avenues, and we embrace the diversity of our family. We offer contemporary music and an informal worship style in our 8:30 am Celebration worship service, while our Traditional service begins at 11 am. Between services we offer Sunday School to everyone across the age spectrum. During the week, there are a variety of small groups that meet.

Our hope and prayer is that all people who visit us will feel loved and welcomed. The best way to discover the heart of a church family is by spending time with its people. Once you do this, we are convinced that you will find what you are looking for and much more. God is doing some very exciting things in the hearts and lives of the St. Andrews community of faith. Come as you are. Check us out, either in worship or in a small group setting. We would love to meet you; to get to know you; and to journey forward together.

In Christ,

Pastor Denise


Highlights and Happenings


REACH Program Update – We could really use your help if you have a free morning. You can come for just one day or several; we will have something for you to do. REACH is our wonderful program to engage the children of our community in learning literacy to prepare them for the new school year. If you can help one day or the whole time; we’d love to have you involved! Just let Maggie Schoengarth or Barbara Clarkson know if you’d like to help out.
You can email Barbara at:



August 29th Tumwater Historic Park 6-8pm

We’re calling it a “potluck picnic.” Folks may bring whatever food they’d like to share. There is not a system for who-brings-what! Also, we’re hoping that folks will bring their own table service so that we can reduce the amount of trash we generate. 

Tissues & School Supplies – We will be collecting tissues, Clorox wipes and all school supplies. (Pencils, Crayola Crayons, Crayola Markers, Youth Scissors, Paper & Notebooks) We will collect until Sunday, September 1st for Lydia Hawk Elementary. Please place your donations in the shopping cart in the fellowship hall.

Small Group Meetings – Rich Green will be contacting folks individually to set up small group meetings to meet Pastor Denise. If you do not hear from him and would like to join one of the groups, please give him a call.

FORKids Food Program – Summer is quickly coming to an end and we are planning to pack bags for September. We are in need of some items to complete our bags: Shelf stable Milk, Cup of Noodles, Ramen Noodles, Mac & Cheese (individual size), and Fruit Cups. If you are out and about please pick up one of these items to donate. You can also donate any monetary amount and we will go out and purchase the food. Just mark your check “FORKids”. Thank you for your support.

Senior Citizens Breakfast – On September 17th at the Red Lion in Olympia from 10:00-12:30. Come out and help support the senior services in Lacey. For information on the breakfast please talk with Virgil Clarkson.

Thurston County Hunger Walk – We will walk around Capital Lake on Sunday, September 22nd @ 3:00pm. Funds benefit the Thurston County Food Bank; Senior Services for South Sound; and the Community Kitchen Feeding programs. 100% of all donations stay local to assist our hungry neighbors! Contact Pastor Denise or the Church Office if you would like to participate.

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 –Saturday, July 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.

Habitat Lunches – Did you know that St. Andrew’s provides lunch once a month for folks who build houses for people in need? Yep that’s right…. Just once a month! We are looking for your help to sign up to bring a main dish, a salad, a dessert or an accompanying side dish on the 4th Wednesday of each month. It’s only once a month and is a great outreach to share the love the St. Andrew’s has for our community. There is a sign-up sheet on the Bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall or you can talk to Dorothy Tyler (360-456-1864) for more information. A Great BIG THANK YOU to Boni Lenahan (and Walt) who have organized this for several years and have recently turned it over to Dorothy.

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.

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is August 21st @ the Mayan on Yelm Highway. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Lois Brighten

Quilters - Will begin meeting in September. Please call Barbara Ullmann (360-491-2693) for details.



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
Worship Schedules  
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Matthew 22:37-39

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Projects at St Andrews

Just like at home, things wear out or otherwise need replacing or adding to make the church function better.

Listed (click here) are DYI projects that many persons can do. Pick one and “Make It Happen!” Form a team if needed!

Ask Ken, other trustees, or Kathy if you have additional questions, or when something needs to be purchased.

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