October 2017  
Upcoming Events


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
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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


Charge Conference
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Please join us as we take care of church business and celebrate our many successes this year. 6:00 p.m. Lasagna Dinner for everyone before Charge Conference
Our Charge Conference is set for: Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. -- Everyone is welcome!


Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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




Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search
General Articles of Interest from Monthly Nexus

Nexus Articles for September 2017

Fall Worship Schedule

Starting Sunday, September 10th - Our worship schedule will be:

  • 1st Worship Service: 8:30 a.m.
  • Education Hour for all ages: 9:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.


Fall will soon be upon us.  In the Jewish tradition there is a fall festival that summons the congregation back to religious community life. With historical roots in agricultural, it is understandable that      renewed vigor would follow long summer days in the fields.  For the most part we don’t have fields to tend, but I know that summer is a shift for many whether it is a change of schedule, to go on        vacation, or a move.  So like the   agricultural communities we too are challenged to become reinvigorated in our church gatherings.  As part of this we are moving to a new time to gather for the early service. We will be meeting at 8:30 instead of 9:00 a.m. This will give us the opportunity to hold Sunday school for both children and adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., rather than having it overlap with the first service.  It is my hope that we can offer a wider range of reflection and study for everyone.  However, for that to be possible, we need help.  If you would be willing to work with children or adults, let me know.  Jesus says that the harvest is plentiful but the    workers are few. He then commends them to ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers. Are you one of those workers?

Blessings, Pastor Dan

Bible Study

We are looking into another Bible Study for Sunday Mornings, are you interested?  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you think this is something that you would like to join in on.

Other persons that have done through Disciple think it’s a great study. This is a shorter version than the original.

Music Notes From David

He who sings prays twice so the    saying goes. What a better a way to sing than join choir raising our voices together in song in praise to God.  Besides, where else can you get weekly massages? Also, where else can you be part of a musical and faith family all in one- IT’S CHOIR!  Join an awesome group of people and    enjoy camaraderie beyond compare found no where else. It’a been noted and proven that music is good for you and a great de-stresser besides being downright fun. Rehearsals will start Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 pm. In the sanctuary.

St. Andrews  _nited Methodist Ch_rch   - what is missing?    U !!!!

Also, we would like to develop a  children’s  choir along with the opportunity for piano lessons for children and youth. This would be late Wednesday afternoon- time TBD depending on interest. Lesson tuition could  be possibly  scholar-shipped through the church for church members. If you are interested please let me know.                         ~David

Trustees Update – Tree Cutting

The southeast corner of the church property can become as dry as the central Oregon Desert. The sandy soil there loses available moisture easily because of its long daily sun exposure.  The Douglas-fir grove struggles to survive.  Last fall a dead fir fell into the street after its supporting roots rotted away. To date, eight additional firs up to eleven inches in diameter have died from lack of adequate water. These trees had become hazardous to travelers along the street. On August 23, a group of us gathered for a tree cutting and clean-up party. We split the group up into tree faller, skidder operators, traffic directors, and slash haulers.   

Before starting the operation, we made sure everyone was aware of safety hazards. Ken Russell brought heavy logging chains and rope. Gary Skaar used his big 4 wheel drive low range truck to skid the trees off the street toward the brush pile after Ken felled them. Tom Marshall, Rich Green, and Duane Ullmann carefully watched for and stopped traffic as necessary. Bruce Baldwin cut branches and trunks into firewood lengths. Branches down to about one inch in diameter were cut into firewood as well to help keep the brush pile from growing too much. After the trees were felled, everyone joined in cutting trunks and branches and loading them or hauling the smaller branches to the brush pile. Barbara Ullmann and Sharlyn Russell raked branches and piled the wood for later distribution among church members who had asked for it. Barbara and Sharlyn also brought the entire group a delicious lunch. Ken brought home grown cold Fishtrap cider for a mid morning pickup.

Just about noon, the group gathered under the perfect picnic weather shade of the upper meadow Douglas-firs for sandwiches, fruit, cider and brownies.  Afterward, a final bit of clean-up finished the project and allowed sore muscles to recuperate. The dangerous tree hazards were gone and an attractive stand of trees was left behind! A hearty thank you to everyone who came and helped remove the hazardous tree condition.

Ken Russell, Trustee Chair

Singles Luncheon

September 20th @ 11:30am At Panorama

We invite all adult singles (divorced,   widowed, separated, never married) to join us for a no-host lunch and conversation.  Questions or RSVP to: Chris Regester (360-491-3425)

Quilters @  St. Andrew’s

Join us on Tuesday, Sept.26 for our first fall work session.  We need interested folks to cut, pin, press, design and sew.  I'll have a couple of baby quilts in kit form ready to be finished.  You can bring ideas and patterns for future projects. Or bring your own project to work on. We have been gifted with some great fabrics that will inspire your imagination and creative juices.  We'll start about 10:00 and have lunch about 12:00. Plan to finish about 2:00. Soup will be provided. Can you bring salad, dessert, drinks, etc.? Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing summer experiences while we plan for the coming year. Happy Quilting, Barb Ullmann 360-491-2693

Preschool News

We are so excited to get started!  Our Staff: Kathy, Sara, Hilary, Silvia, Espie & Jessica have our room clean and ready to start a new preschool year.  Classes start on September 6th & 7th.

September is going to be full of exciting new adventures and    getting to know each other. We will tour the church, learn our classroom rules, meet new friends and try lots of new and exciting things.

Please stop by and say “HI” to the Teachers ….. They are anxious to get to know all of our families.

If you have friends that have children between the ages of 3-5, please let them know about our wonderful     program. We have a few openings left and would love to show them our   program. We have a “reward” for enrolled families who refer new children to our program, talk to Ms. Kathy for details.  “Like” us on Facebook to follow our adventures.

Evergreen UMC

 It has been an amazing summer and it surely has flown by!  Our Evergreen Faith Community has been welcoming, playing, listening, learning and sharing all over the place. We had a fun and meaningful     Vacation Bible Camp with over 50 kids, youth and adults singing, dancing, praying, playing and surfing their way into God’s love in the middle of July. Evergreen was a big hit in the Kids Zone at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival with our now famous Big Bubble    Station. We made lots of new friends in the community, playing and sharing love and laughter (and information cards about Evergreen!) As a first, we sent a Youth Mission Team of 10 youth and adults to Idaho Mission Project at Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center! This was a powerful, faith-building experience as our team joined up with 55 other youth and adults from United Methodist Churches, providing service and help all over northern  Idaho in food bank gardens, with Habitat for Humanity, Wood for Winter project, and local food banks to name a few. Plus there was swimming, cliff jumping, kayaking, worshiping and camp fires at the end of the day! In mid-August, our 5th Annual “Serve Our Community” Week brought together youth and leaders from Evergreen, First UMC Olympia, Tumwater UMC and St. Andrews (thanks Heather!), building relationships with one another and spending time each day working hard and doing what needed to be done with some great service projects – the Lydia Hawk School Garden, the  Kiwanis Food Bank Garden, the South Sound Reading Foundation, and the Thurston County Food Bank. And     Evening.Church met each week in Meridian Park, with new families and friends participating. With vacations and camps, summer activities and even some sleeping-in, it is now time to head back to school renewed and looking forward to what God has in store for us next!

Morning.Church returns to Salish Middle School on Sunday mornings at 10:00am beginning on September 10, and the return of Sunday Share-day is on for Sunday, September 24. A full listing of what’s up and more information on the above is available at www.fun.church and through our weekly e-newsletter – you can sign-up through our webpage, or e-mail or call me to be added. Thank you for your continued support with your prayers, invitation, your participation and your giving. One of the most powerful gifts we have as United Methodist churches is our connection to one another in these ways and I feel so blessed to have such strong ties with St. Andrew’s as our partner congregation.

- Pastor Meredith Brown                     Meredith@4EvergreenUMC.org              360-545-3454

Prayer Requests

You are invited to call in your prayer request to the church office (491-2030) or to Chris Regester (491-3425) any time of the day or evening. If you get an answering machine, please leave the  request or your name and telephone number.

Please Pray for God to touch St. Andrew’s Families:

—Todd Stover                   —Bill Bush

—Dave Reed                     —Lois Mae Best

—Betty Fagan                   —Steve Laxton

—Lee Lovrien                    —Terri Tyler

—Christy Townsend       —Gerry Leonard

—Barbara Hawley            —Marcia Baldwin

—Robin Eagen                  —Richard Dlugosz

—Karen Langlois              —Chris Regester

Children’s Church

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Hero Central Vacation Bible School a success this summer!  We were able to minister to 31 children. Fun and learning was had by all, both young and not so young.

Happy Birthday to:

6-Sherrod Shiveley

9-Kathy Bowen

9-Barbara Clarkson

101-Janie Stover

13-Lee Lovrien

14-Boni Lenahan

19-Adelyn Regan

21-Sue Chase

24-Mary Beale

26–Bea Aho

Happy Anniversary to:

7-Rich & Jan Green

12-Ray & Betty Gluth

22-Glenn & Linda Gerth

Charge Conference

Please join us as we take care of church business and celebrate our many successes this year.

Our Charge Conference is set for:   Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

Humor Corner

  • Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
  • Are part time band leaders, semi-conductors?
  • Diplomacy: the art of letting someone have your way.


September 3rd                                                

Lay Reader 1st Service: Les Mathews      

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Dayton Grimes

Coffee Hour: Chris Regester, Claudia Regan, Susan Sadler, Nancy Lovrien-Kauffman, Lois Mae Best, Pat Latimer


September 10th                                                                

 Lay Reader 1st Service: Carol Overdeep

 Lay Reader 2nd Service: Bruce Baldwin

Coffee Hour: Amy Dickey, Sandra Dlugosz, Karen Snook, Linda Gerth, Linda Clark, Sherrod Shiveley


September 17th 

Lay Reader 1st Service: Barbara Ullmann

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Lois Brighten

Coffee Hour: Barbara Ullmann, Betty Cain-Mills, Barbara Clarkson, Robin Eagen, Earl Cabe, Julie Sedgwick


September 24th

Lay Reader 1st Service: Barbara Clarkson

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Kathy Bush

Coffee Hour: Gretchen Borck, Roberta McCormick, Sharlyn Russell, Enid Force, Sara Wall, Christy Townsend


September 3rd

Exodus 3:1-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c (UMH 828)

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28


September 10th

Exodus 12:1-14

Psalm 149 or Psalm 148 (UMH 861)

Romans 13:15-20

Matthew 18:15-20


September 17th

Exodus 14:19-31

Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 (UMH 135)

Romans 14:1-21

Matthew 18:21-35


September 24th

Exodus 16:2-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 78 (UMH 799)

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

Upcoming Events

Kleenex Challenge

Let’s fill the Pastor’s Office with Kleenex again!  Pastor Dan visited with the new principal of Lydia Hawk Elementary school. So what better way to make her feel  welcomed then provide a solution to a problem she will face.  Runny   noses will start up again this fall, and we would like to surprise her with some help to combat it, so let see if we can’t do even better this year, last year over 200 boxes of Kleenexes. And, oh, by the way she is a United Methodist!                                (Almost 75 boxes collected)

Volunteer Hours!

As our Church grows and we continue to strive to share God with our community and families we thought it might be a great idea to start tracking our volunteer hours.  There is a tracking sheet right inside the entry doors on the small black shelf. We would love it if you would please write down your name and how long you were here working on a project or event. If you forget you can always write it down on Sunday when you’re here.  I will try and update you monthly the hours and approximate amount our church saved by your kindness.

Month of August: 195 hours

Total it would have cost the church to pay someone: $2,145 for these hours.      

Disaster Relief

Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, Río Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey. 

If you would like to donate money to help the Hurricane Harvey relief please write your checks to St. Andrew’s UMC with “Hurricane Harvey” or Advance #901670 on the memo line. We will get it to UMCOR.

New Calling Directory

We will be publishing and distributing a new calling   directory at the end of September. If you have a change to your address, phone or email please leave a note in the church office as soon as possible.








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