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EASTER Schedule

Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday / Lent / Easter

Feb 25th - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
                       St. Andrews UMC 6:30pm

Feb 26th - Ash Wednesday Service
                       St. Andrews UMC 7pm

Mar 10th  - Life Practices for Lent
                      Tumwater UMC Co-op Event 9:30 – 11:30am

Mar 17th  - Life Practices for Lent
                        Tumwater UMC Co-op Event 9:30 – 11:30am

Mar 24th  - Life Practices for Lent
                        Tumwater UMC Co-op Event 9:30 – 11:30am

Mar 31st  - Life Practices for Lent
                        Tumwater UMC Co-op Event 9:30 – 11:30am

Apr 7th  - Life Practices for Lent
                      Tumwater UMC Co-op Event 9:30 – 11:30am


Apr 10th - Good Friday Service

                        St. Andrews UMC 7:00 - 8:00pm

 

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Greetings of joy and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ!

We are journeying with Jesus Christ, and we are happy to have you visit us at St. Andrew’s United Methodist, and to be with us as we prepare our minds and spirits for the events of the Lenten season.

Whether you regularly worship at St. Andrew’s, or maybe you are checking us out to see if this place is right for you, we encourage you to join us in this season of the Christian journey.

Each and every day we are called on to become closer to God. We can answer that call with our thoughts, our actions and our prayers. This Lenten season, I invite you to take a step closer to the Lord with this special Lenten prayer. May God use these important weeks of the Lenten journey to strengthen our lives, and the coming kingdom of God.

Pastor Denise

Catch Me In My Scurrying by Ted Loder

Catch me in my anxious scurrying, Lord, and hold me in this Lenten season:

hold my feet to the fire of your grace and make me attentive to my mortality

that I may begin to die now to those things that keep me from living with you

and my neighbors on this Earth;

to grudges and indifference, to certainties that smother possibilities,

to my fascination with false securities, to my addiction to sweatless dreams

to my arrogant insistence on how it has to be; to my corrosive fear of dying someday

which eats away the wonder of living this day, and the adventure of losing my life in order to find it in you.

Catch me in my aimless scurrying, Lord, and hold me in this Lenten season:

hold my heart to the beat of your grace and create in me a resting place,

a kneeling place, a tip-toe place where I can recover from the dis-ease of my grandiosity

which fills my mind and calendar with busy self-importance,

that I may become vulnerable enough to dare intimacy with the familiar,

to listen cup-eared for your summons, and to watch squint-eyed for your crooked finger

in the crying child, in the hunger of the street people

in the fear of the contagion of terrorism in all people,

in the rage of those oppressed because of sex or race,

in the smoldering resentments of exploited third world nations,

in the sullen apathy of the poor and ghetto-strangled people,

in my lonely doubt and limping ambivalence;

and somehow, during this season of sacrifice,

enable me to sacrifice time and possessions and securities,

to do something… something about what I see,

something to turn the water of my words

into the wine of will and risk, into the bread of blood and blisters,

into the blessedness of deed, of a cross picked up, a savior followed.

Catch me in my mindless scurrying, Lord, and hold me in this Lenten season:

hold my spirit to the beacon of your grace and grant me light enough to walk boldly,

to feel passionately, to love aggressively; grant me peace enough to want more,

to work for more and to submit to nothing less, and to fear only you… only you!

Bequeath me not becalmed seas, slack sails and premature benedictions,

but breathe into me a torment, a storm enough to make within myself and from myself,

something… something new, something saving, something true, a gladness of heart,

a pitch for a song in the storm, a word of praise lived,

a gratitude shared, a cross dared, a joy received.

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Worship Schedules  
Sunday
  • CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 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
  • NURSERY AVAILABLE
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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
Announcements
EASTER April 12th, 2020

Easter Early Worship 8:00am

Easter Breakfast 9:00am

Easter Egg Hunt 10:00am

Easter Worship Service 11:00am

Youth Newsletter

Cooperative Youth Ministry Newsletter (click here)

Volunteer Resource Directory

Opportunities for Volunteers may include Resources, Time, Knowledge, Skills and Effort.  As a member of the congregation, find your area of ministry that you may enjoy in nurturing, outreaching, and witnessing to benefit our parishioners and community as a whole. Click Here for list of opportunities. 

Quilts for Sale

Please visit SAUMC Quilts for Sale site - just in time for birthdays and annivesaries! 

Donations

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. Your giving makes a significant difference! 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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