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Upcoming Events
DEC

11

SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
DEC

13

TUE
Staff Parish Relations Committee
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month
DEC

14

WED
Choir Brass Bells
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Practice
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
DEC

15

THU
CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND CONVERSATION
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Let’s get together for some conversation over Cookies, Coffee, Tea or Cocoa. Join Pastor Dan to share Christmas Stories from your first memories of Christmas with our group. The more the merrier! No need to RSVP please just show up and join in the conversation. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, December 15th, from 1:00-3:00pm. Any questions please call the church office.
DEC

17

SAT
Community Dinner at St. Benedict's
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
At St. Benedict's Episcopal, 910 Bowker St. SE
St. Andrew's helps set up, serve, and clean up a free hot meal for low income and homeless in our community. Your help provides a meaningful service. Call Rich Green to volunteer 943-9290
DEC

18

SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join Us……….Caroling, Caroling, Caroling
12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Dec 18th 2016 after 2nd service
Please join us for Pizza at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. We will go Christmas Caroling to Shut In's and Nursing Home's. Meet at afterwards at church for cookies and hot cocoa at St Andrew's. Please join us for this special time that brings joy to so many!!

DEC

21

WED
ROBIN’S PIES FOR CHRISTMAS

If you’d like to order a pie for Christmas, please call Robin Eagen at 360-412-9257. Cost of pie is $14.00 each and will be donated to the church budget. Orders need to be placed by December 21st and will be delivered to the church by the afternoon of December 21st. She has a variety of cakes and pies. Call Robin for details.
Singles Luncheon Group
11:00 AM
Meets 3rd Wednesday at 11:00am - Places changes call Chris for restaurant location. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Chris Regester
Choir Brass Bells
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Practice
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
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St. Andrew’s Online

December 7, 2016

Greetings:

Peace! Peace! Peace! Throughout the biblical narrative there appears to be two distinctive ways that people regard peace. There are those that proclaim peace, but whose thoughts and actions show that they truly are not bearers of it. In the second camp, you have those whose actions are in harmony with their words and in whose lives peace pervades. Clearly, Jesus calls us into the second camp; we are not only to express peace, but to live it.

One of the stories that I find helpful in understanding this comes from the Native American tradition. In the story, each one of us is understood to have both a wolf and a lamb within us. The wolf seeks to consume the person themselves and the people around them. The lamb, on the other hand, is the one of peace and gentleness. The question then becomes which one you will feed. Feeding the wolf means focusing on those behaviors and emotions that breed discord. Holding onto anger, jealousy, anxiety, lust, and self-indulgence all provide fertile ground for the wolf to grow. The lamb grazes on those things that lead toward inner peace: compassion, fidelity, joy, and so on. During this Christmas season, may you come to know all the more the Spirit of the Lamb. Emmanuel or God with us.

Shalom (Peace), Pastor Dan


 Upcoming Activities

 December 7 – Bells & Choir Practice

December 11 – Nativity Display & Final Day to turn in gifts for Christmas Families

December 13 – 11:30 am Preschool Board Meeting

December 14 – Bells & Choir Practice

December 17 – 2:00 pm St. Benedict’s Community Dinner

December 18 – Christmas Caroling

December 24 – 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service

December 25 – 10:00 am Christmas Day Service                                   

Announcements

1) Nativity - Bring your Nativity to be displayed here at the church. Barbara & Duane Ullmann will be hosting this event please call them if you have any questions.  Nativities need to be here to the church no later than November 30th.

2) Order Poinsettia’s in memory or honor of a loved one for Christmas Eve. Simply fill out a card (found at the rear of the Sanctuary) and place the card with $20 for the plant in the offering plate. Must be prepaid by Sunday, December 18th. On Christmas Eve a list of those who are being honored will be included in the program. We are hoping that you will leave your plant here this year through the 12 days of Christmas so that we can reflect and honor your loved one the whole season.

3) Christmas Families – All gifts need to be returned on Sunday, December 11th. This will allow us to deliver them to the families before Christmas.

4) Christmas Cookies & Conversation - Let’s get together for some conversation over Cookies, Coffee, Tea or Cocoa. Join Pastor Dan to share Christmas Stories from your first memories of Christmas. The more the merrier! No need to RSVP please just show up and join in the conversation. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, December 15th, from 1:00-3:00pm. Any questions please call the church office.

Mission Opportunities

FORKids Backpack program –

WE NEED YOUR HELP DONATING THESE FOOD ITEMS

NEEDED:

Chef Boyardee microwavable cups

Vienna sausage

Fruit cup

Pudding cups

Shelf Stable Milk (best place to get-Costco).

Small individual boxes of cereal (can be found at Winco, Walmart & Safeway)

**Place these items and anything else you’d like to donate in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors. We pack approximately 200 bags for Olympic View Elementary a month here at St. Andrew’s. You can also volunteer at the Food Bank Warehouse to back for other schools monthly.

Pack FORKids bags from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, at the Food Bank Warehouse the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.  Food Bank Warehouse: 2260 Mottman Rd SE, Tumwater – across from South Puget Sound Community College

Community Dinner: Saturday, December 17th  @ 2:00pm

Join our St. Andrew’s team to feed the hungry in Lacey. 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. Talk to Rich Green for more information.

Items we collect Year Round

       Besides food for the school bags and the Food Bank we collect:

Aluminum Cans – we recycle and the $ goes for Missions. Place in the small house to the left of the dumpster in parking lot.

Hygiene items – for homeless. Especially needed are trial size soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. Also toothbrushes, toilet paper, diapers, and feminine product. Must be new still in packaging. Place in ‘Donation’ bin across from Pastors’ Office

Plastic Shopping Bags & Empty Egg Cartons that hold a dozen eggs: Food bank could use your clean plastic shopping bags and empty egg cartons to use in passing out food to families. Please put in the Food Bank bin just inside the Sanctuary doors.

Small Group Meetings Everbody Welcome:

Adult Sunday School ~ 9:30am – 10:30am

Adult Sunday School will begin at 9:30am and will end at 10:30am when the choir starts to practice.

Quilters –This group is responsible for supplying the comfort quilts St. Andrew’s gives people at Baptism and during emergency/crisis circumstances. They also love to try new quilting techniques. We’d love to have you join us if you are interested in learning, an intermediate sewer or if you have something to share/show us. Bring something to share for lunch.       Contact: Sally Bush & Barbara Ullmann              

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, Next meeting- No meeting until January, place to be determined. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Chris Regester

No-host After Church lunch – meets every Sunday after 11:00 service for lunch at Emperor’s Palace (on Martin)     

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  
Sunday
  • CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
    9:00 AM to 10:00 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
Affiliations  
Announcements
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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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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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
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Upcoming Activities

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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