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SUN
Morning Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Christmas Caroling
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Please join us for Pizza at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will go Christmas Caroling to Shut In’s and Nursing Home’s.
We hope that you will join us for this special time that brings joy to so many!!
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WED
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
Bell Choir
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Bell Choir Practice
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
DEC

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SUN
Christmas Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
One Service at 10:00 am only
Family Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us for Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service
DEC

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MON
Christmas Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
One Service only at 10:00
DEC

27

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

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THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
DEC

31

SUN
New Year's Eve Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
One Service 10:00am
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St. Andrew’s Online

December 13, 2017

Greetings:

This past week we celebrated another aspect of the presence of God: peace.  Biblical peace is very different than a veneer of harmony.  Rather it delves into the roots of one’s spirit and brings a sense of inner a concord. Instead of being controlled by the external events that may be pulling at us in multiple directions, it provides stability.  Thus it is to this that Jesus alludes to when he states: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV   

Realistically, most of our environments are not conducive to this type of thing. However the first step to a greater sense of inner stillness is to decide if it is something you desire.  God does not push His gifts onto us.  A condition of this is the willingness to create space in one’s life for it to take root.  If one’s internal clock is always set to high speed, then generally there is no room for anything else.  The church has rhythms of worship which are intended help overcome the tyranny of the urgent.  Redirecting one’s focus on God and regularly being supported by others in church literally brings wholeness of mind, body and spirit; another way of saying this is peace.  So it is my prayer for you that peace will take even more root in your life throughout this Advent Season.

Blessings, Pastor Dan

Upcoming Activities

December 13th – 6:30 p.m. Bell Choir Practice
December 13th – 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice
December 14th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study
December 16th – 3:00 p.m. St. Benedict’s Community Dinner
December 17th – 12:30 p.m. Pizza & Christmas Caroling
December 17th – Gifts Due back for the Giving Tree
December 20th – 6:30 p.m. Bell Choir Practice
December 20th – 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice
December 21st – 10:30 am. Bread of Life Study
December 24th – One Service in the morning 10:00 a.m.
December 24th – 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
December 25th – Church Office Closed
December 26th – Church Office Closed
December 27th – Pastor Dan out of town until January 4th
December 28th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study
December 31st – 10:00 a.m. One Service this Sunday                                                                

Announcements

Missing Card Table – We are missing a card table that was in the fellowship hall. It was used in August while we were collecting items to donate to Value Village. If you know where it went please contact Dayton & Mary Jean Grimes, it is their card table.

St. Andrew’s Pledge Cards – You still have time to turn these in.  Please either mail them to the church or put them in the offering plate on Sunday during worship service.  Thank you for helping us prepare for 2018!

**Christmas Candy & Table Decorations – We are in need of several small table decorations and individually wrapped candy for the folks that will come to St. Benedict’s Community Dinner on Saturday, December 16th.  Please bring your donations into the Church Office.  If you have any questions please contact Lois Brighten.

 Poinsettia’s for Christmas - Order your 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 17th. 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.

Christmas Caroling – Join Us…. December 17th after 2nd Service.  Please join us for Pizza at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will go Christmas Caroling to Shut In’s and Nursing Home’s.  We hope that you will join us for this special time that brings joy to so many!!

Emergency Fund - Are you looking for a good opportunity to help someone in need? Every month we have people come in off the street asking for help with gas for their car, a warm place to sleep, or food to eat. Our funds in our Emergency Assistance account have dwindled down to below $50 and we can certainly use your help building this up so that we can help our community and those most in need. On Christmas Eve at our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 p.m., we will utilize whatever offering we receive and put it to use in our Emergency Fund account for folks in need. If you would like to donate to this much needed account, please write “Emergency Fund” in the memo line of your check.          

Mission Opportunities

 FORKids Bags –For the whole month of December, we are collecting  Mac & Cheese Cups and Boxed Chocolate Mild for our FORKids bags.  There are more detailed lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. You can keep the red bag for your use. 

Habitat for Humanity – We are once again going to provide lunches for the workers at the Habitat sites.  On the bulletin board in the fellowship hall is a signup sheet if you would like to participate.  You can contact Boni Lenahan with any questions. (We will begin providing a lunch in January.)

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, December 16th @ 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.

Small Group Meetings

Bread of Life – Join Pastor Dan and others 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 January 17th (No Meeting in December).  For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)    Contact: Chris Regester 

Quilters  - Thanks to all who helped inventory, photograph and catalog our SAUMC Quilt Collection. Quilts were offered for sale at the Bazaar and donated to organizations that benefit children during the holidays. We enjoyed a hearty soup lunch and fellowship.  Quilters will not meet in December. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 23 (the fourth Tuesday of the month) from 10:00 till 2:00.  A new project will be ready for sewing.  Enjoy the Holiday.                                        Barbara Ullmann (360-491-2693)

If you would like more information on St. Andrew’s, please call the church office 360-491-2030

 

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
Change of Hours for 1st Service

Coming September 10th our early service will be held at 8:30 a.m..  This is in response to those that have asked to have adult and/or children Sunday school between services.  If you will be taking a fall break and will be away for a time – let Pastor Dan know.  He can than try to schedule fall gatherings with it in mind.  Thank you!

News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2017-2018

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

 

Your giving makes a significant difference!

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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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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