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Upcoming Events
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WED
Singles Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, etc.) Check announcements for location each month. June's Meeting will be at Jim Bob's Restaurant. Contact Lois Brighten 360-412-7933
Singles Luncheon @ Red Lobster
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our meeting is August 15th @ 12:30 p.m. Dirty Daves. Please join us! For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Please contact Lois Brighten with any questions.
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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SAT
St Benedict's Community Dinner
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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.
AUG

26

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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TUE
Quilters Group
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
August 27th, 2018, is our 4th Tuesday of the month, and when we hold our meeting. Come for fellowship, planning, sewing and potluck lunch from 10:00 till 2:00, or any of that time that meets with your schedule. We do have fun and ideas flow constantly. We have some fantastic new fabrics that Robin has located to spark creativity. Everyone is invited to join us. Sewing skills, from ideas and suggestions to actual use of machine, are needed.
Assemble FORKids bags at the Food Bank
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
We will continue accepting donations through the summer for the weekend bags that we send home during the school year. If you need a list of what goes in those bags, please take a reusable red bag that is just outside the sanctuary, there is a list pinned to them.
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WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search
A Note from Pastor Dan

Pastor Bob

I have been thinking much about compassion recently and realizing that I fall short on this important characteristic of our LORD Jesus Christ. But compassion is one of the characteristics that stand out most to me when reading the four gospels and reading about the life of Christ while on this earth. We struggle sometimes to understand how Jesus could be fully God and fully human, but we can identify with the human side of Jesus. We read in the gospels about the times when Jesus was obviously tired and worn down by traveling many miles from place to place with His disciples often having large crowds following them. And yet, Jesus always has an amazing compassion for the lost, sick, the outcast, that inspires me to have greater compassion for the marginalized. You see, I often seek my own comfort and my own praise. I know I fall short in my compassion for others, instead of looking to show love, I often give in to a love of self instead of showing love to others.

Perhaps you too can identify with that thought. Oh, we try to show compassion like Jesus did but it does not always come easy does it? I invite you to read prayerfully the passage below from the Gospel of Matthew about compassion.

Matthew 9:36: "When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."

Grace & Peace, Bob Hartell Jr.

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