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What are the 12 days of Christmas?

Christmas is not just one day, but a season of twelve days from sunset Christmas Eve (December 24) through Epiphany (January 6).  The twelfth day of Christmas, Epiphany, commemorates the visiting of the Christ Child by the Magi (Wise Men) with their gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh.

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St. Andrew’s invites you to join the
South Sound Cooperative of Churches
in worship each Sunday at 10:00am.

Our worship video for Sunday, January 17, 2021
is now uploaded on YouTube at this link: 

https://youtu.be/OTXm012Bh1w

The link to the video on the shared drive is:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AaDsq-njXZS2WJta91uz3xCigsFI1yU6/view?usp=sharing

The link for the connect card is:
 https://forms.gle/y43RPMEbpw6sHMh86

The online giving link is: 

Your giving to St. Andrews is an act of worship
and makes possible our ministry of changing lives,
transforming communities and renewing the church.

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                    We are offering a special service this Sunday at 11:30,
to offer a space to discuss the events at the Capitol on Jan 6.  We mention this in the first part of the worship video and refer people to a link they can find in the comments of the video.  That link is https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/99752567101
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Jan 2021 Church Statement on Violence

A statement from Pastor Denise and the pastors of the South Sound United Methodist Church Cooperative;

As your pastors in the South Sound Cooperative ministry, we want to preface our worship this week with a few thoughts about the times in which we are living. We are praying for our congregations, our communities and our nation. We grieve the events of Wednesday, January 6 th, the loss of life and devastating harm.

These events were not simply a violent protest against the election but a sinful insurrection. Photographs and video footage reveal many people who wore clothing or held signs that promoted anti-semitism, white supremacy, Neo-Nazism, and hate.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we reject the sins of white supremacy and Christian nationalism. Both are clearly opposed to the teaching of Jesus. We call upon any Christian who has participated in this violence, any Christian who implicitly or explicitly supports it, and any Christian who has knowingly spread false information or conspiracy theories that contributed to it, to confess their sin and repent.

Last week we remembered our baptism, including the vows to renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, to resist evil, injustice and oppression in whatever form they present themselves. We stand convicted. Our shared baptism demands we hold ourselves and each other to account.

We know that Christ claims no political ideology, and that all political ideologies are subject to the reign of God. The reign of God is a reign of peace, of truth, of compassion for all, especially the vulnerable. We must reaffirm our allegiance to Jesus, an allegiance that supersedes all others. We seek to live into this reign of God during these days of political unrest in our country and the pandemic that traumatizes the entire world.

One purpose of the church community is to help us live faithfully. In a time of confusion, the churches of the South Sound coop offer space and community to discover and discern our call. If you want a space to sort through, discuss, and ask questions, we can promise a facilitated, respectful, non-reactive conversation. Your pastors are regularly available to pray with you and walk with you through these hard days.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Pastor Denise and the South Sound Coop

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01.14.2021 Devotional

Greetings Friends,

The Bible speaks of a house divided. The gospel of Mark reminds us that “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Right now, the division in our nation is a concern of mine. Race, political affiliation, location, gender, religious affiliation, age–all of these and more divide our country. This is not to place blame but to look at the issue of division. (Click here for the full Devotional)

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Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible our ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church.

St. Andrew’s Mission Statement

Our mission as a congregation is with God’s help to build a community that explores faith, experiences the living presence of God, and shares what we have come to know with others.

Worship Schedules  

Sunday

  • Online Gathering Sunday
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Monday

  • Morning Prayer (Monday through Saturday) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/378293561 OR call 1 253 215 8782 and enter 378 293 561 when prompted
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Thursday

  • Bread of Life Spiritual Formation - Call Church Office for ZOOM Link 360-491-2030
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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