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Upcoming Events
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TUE
Thurston County Food Bank Downtown Olympia
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Join Pastor Melissa on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm to fill bags with food for the Backpack program. Thurston County Food Bank (2260 Mottman Rd, Tumwater)
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28

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
OCT

02

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
OCT

04

TUE
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

05

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
OCT

09

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
SPRC
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
OCT

10

MON
OCT

11

TUE
Thurston County Food Bank Downtown Olympia
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Join Pastor Melissa on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm to fill bags with food for the Backpack program. Thurston County Food Bank (2260 Mottman Rd., Tumwater)
Missions Committee Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
OCT

12

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
Bible Search
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Vision Statement:
‘Building a community together that
explores faith & experiences God’

St. Andrew’s Online

September 22, 2016

Greetings:
I enjoy a variety of cakes, but don’t make them too often. When I do make a cake, however, I have to have a recipe or a boxed mix and basic supplies. Similarly, when reading biblical literature it is assumed that one has the basic ‘supplies,’ or knowledge, that one needs to understand and appreciate it. One of those ‘assumed’ pieces of knowledge is about the nature of humanity in its relationship to God. In the beginning book of the Bible, Genesis, there is a story about Adam and Eve, which includes a depiction of their relationship to God: one of harmony and, seemingly, one of play. Due to humanity’s choices (Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit), there is a break in the relationship between God and humans. However, God’s continued longing was that humans would enjoy fellowship with God’s Self as well as each other. One could say that the rest of the Bible is about God’s calling humanity and the creation back into the intended relationship.
This is the groundwork of our developing relationship with God. Heaven can be understood as a restoration to our rightful calling. It is the severed relationship between God and us that brings so much hurt and pain into the world. Traditionally this brokenness is understood as sin. However, God did not leave Adam and Eve alone in the garden after they ‘fell,’ but clothed them once they realized that they had pushed God away. This was an expression of compassion. It is God’s response to draw us back into a loving relationship. To this end, Jesus, in the New Testament, became the one who heals us. He covers our ‘nakedness’ and seeks to restore us from places of separation. It is the ‘good news’ and hope for all.
Blessings, Pastor Dan

 

Seeking Permanent Music Director

Seeking Permanent Music Director. Candidate must be able to direct the choir and congregation. Able to apply all genres of music, that enhances worshiper’s encounter with God. Person is to be available for both services 9:00 & 11:00am on Sunday and Wednesday evenings choir rehearsal, and other musical events, as needed. Interested candidates should send a Resume and Letter of Interest to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. Email to saumc@comcast.net .  Candidates that are interviewed have to be willing to have background check.  For more information call Kathy at the church office at 360-491-2030

Upcoming Activities

September 24th – St. Benedict’s Community Dinner 3:30pm

Announcements

  1)                Support St. Andrew’s Sunday School – Please take a jar from the sanctuary and fill it with your loose change. All funds collected will be given to Jamaa Letu Orphanage to support an education scholarship for a child. We hope to raise $500.

 2)       Looking for the right person, do you know them?.......... We are looking for an interim/permanent music director to take over for Maggie. If you know of   anyone that might be interested or have any suggestions for us please let Pastor Dan or Janie Stover know.

Our Chancel Choir starts in September and our Bell Choir will begin in October. Please keep us in your prayers as we embark on this endeavor to find the right fit for St. Andrew’s.

3)      Kleenex Challenge - Pastor Dan visited with the principal of Lydia Hawk Elementary school and she expressed a need for Kleenex. So here’s the challenge….. Bring in boxes of Kleenex and we will pile them in the Pastor’s office through the month of September.

Let’s set a wild goal…… how about 200 boxes? Can we do that?

Mission

Opportunities

FORKids Backpack program

NEEDED: Chef Boyardee microwavable cups, Vienna sausage, Fruit cups, pudding cups. Place in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors

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, September 24th @ 3:00pm

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

EVERYBODY 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 – Thursday, ~ 9:30am – 2:00pm - Next Meeting is Wednesday, September 21st @ 9:30 am
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. Bring something to share for lunch.       Contact: Denise Gerth              

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month
Next meeting- October 19th at 11:30am at loccation to be announced. 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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Donate and General Offerings

 

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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.  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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The United Methodist Church is uniquely situated to respond to disasters because of its churches in almost every county and community across the United States and the worldwide Methodist connection with annual conferences, central conferences, and autonomous partner churches on five continents.
As a disaster unfolds, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is in contact with annual conference leadership to offer assistance.
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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
Current Announcements

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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