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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
11:00 Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Family Game Night & Tacos
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join the Education Committee as we host a Game Night on February 18th, starting at 4:30 p.m. Bring your cards, board games or even a puzzle to share. The Education Committee will provide Tacos and all the fixins’. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
FEB

20

TUE
Senior Supper
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
FEB

21

WED
Singles Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is January 17th at Red Lobster at 12:30 p.m.  For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Chris Regester 
Blll Choir
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dinner at 5:30 and Practice at 6:30
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
FEB

22

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

24

SAT
FEB

25

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
11:00 Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEB

27

TUE
Quilters meet
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
FEB

28

WED
Blll Choir
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dinner at 5:30 and Practice at 6:30
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
MAR

01

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

04

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
11:00 Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Search
General Articles of Interest from Monthly Nexus

Nexus General Articles February 2018

Lenten  Schedule

Sunday, February 11th - Pancake Breakfast - Before both Services

Wednesday, February 14th - 6:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, February 18th - Lent Begins

Tuesday, February 20th - 1:00 p.m.  Senior Supper

Sunday, February 25th - Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 1st - Easter Sunday

Pastor Dan - 40 Days

Greetings:

Is it time for change in our world?  Looking at both the Old and New Testaments you will find individuals who did in fact have a powerful effect on the world around them.  The one thing that they had in common was prayer.  We are told that the struggle around us is rooted in something far deeper that we can imagine.  (Ephesians 6:12)  As we enter the period of Lent (forty days leading up to Easter), I would like to challenge you to come the front line of this conflict.  How?  Through a practice that has increasingly been disregarded in our day: fasting and prayer.  Is this practice referred to only in the   Bible? When the Continental Congress was struggling to go forward and all seemed lost, they called for a day of fasting and prayer. The practice of fasting and prayer is found in Methodism, as well. As described by another Methodist preacher, Steve Johnson:

The first thing that John Wesley did to prepare to receive the Lord’s Supper on Sunday was fast for the purpose of focusing his attention on God. Wesley also refused to ordain a man to the Methodist ministry who did not regularly fast every Wednesday and Friday. Yet he did not believe fasting was a spiritual discipline reserved for only ministers or the most devout Methodists. When Wesley drafted “The General Rules of the Methodist Church,” he noted that “It is expected of all who desire to continue in these societies that they should continue to evidence their desire of salvation, by attending upon all the ordinances of God, such are: the public worship of God; the ministry of the Word, either read or expounded; the Supper of the Lord; family and private prayer; searching the Scriptures; and fasting or abstinence.”

I cannot tell you what this should look like for you.  Each one of us has our own medical and physical needs that have to be taken into the equation. However, I believe the effort of fasting and prayer is worth making, not just for ourselves but for the world in which we live.  So as we journey together through this period leading up to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, let us be world changers as well!

Blessings, Pastor Dan

Adult Bible Study Class

Join Pastor Dan and others as we jump into this 12 week study of the New Testament. All are welcome to join us!

“Disciple Fast Track”, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. We are starting the New Testament.

A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session.

Join John Gerth and others as we finish up our DVD and discussion on the Dead Sea Scrolls. When we complete this in 4 weeks we will begin a discussion and DVD on Death, Dying and the Afterlife. Rich Green will be leading this discussion. An Overview of this DVD series is: “Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures” is an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty. While we’re predisposed to look on death with fear and sadness, it’s only by confronting and exploring death head-on that we can actually embrace the important role it plays in our lives. Death, it turns out, is a powerful teacher, one that can help us.

Think responsibly and deeply about the meaning and value of life; connect with the beliefs and traditions of cultures and faiths different from our own; gain the wisdom and guidance to live a richer, more fulfilling life while we have it.

Music Notes

Hello Everyone,

I must thank everyone, for all of the kindness and well wishes that you continue to send my way; I am very happy to be back and to be part of the St. Andrew’s family once again.  This week the choir (and soon, Bell Choir) will begin work on music for the holy season.  We are still very hopeful that others may want to join our Wednesday Evening practices. Please contact myself, Pastor Dan, or anyone in the choir if you feel moved to come in and sing with us.  We will begin a new thing in February; there are plans to conduct sectional practices - this is something new to the choir.  Each week, one or two of the voice sections will meet before the beginning of the regular rehearsal, to work on individual choir parts. There will be new music  introduced each week, and it will be very helpful for everyone to have the chance to work their parts out before the choir time at 7:30 Wednesday evening.  I will send out updates to this schedule each week.  It is our hope that this may encourage those who may feel that they need extra support.  We all come to this with different levels of musical experience, so sectional practice can be the time when we can help each other along and learn our music at a slower and more concentrated pace.

We look forward to the holy season to come and very much appreciate your support. 

Kind regards, Paul

Shrove Breakfast

Sunday, February 11th, before Service we will have a Pancake Breakfast. Please join us as we begin the holy season. If you are able to help cook pancakes, have an extra griddle we can borrow or are willing to come in and set up a few tables please contact Boni Lenahan.

Inquiry Class

I have been asked by a few individuals about joining the church.  (You know who you are!) So I am looking at holding a class on Sunday afternoon (4 Sunday afternoons) for those interested – let me know what would be the best way to coordinate with your schedule. Dates to be determined once we have folks committed to attend.

Sunday School for our Youth

Sunday School Teacher Schedule

Feb. 11 gr. K-4: Kyrian for gr. 5-8: Heidi

Feb. 25 gr. K-4: Sara for gr. 5-8: Janie

Game Night

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 for Tacos & Game Night. Bring your favorite card and board games and a side or dessert to share. Tacos and fixings will be provided.

Single Luncheon

February 21st - 12:30 p.m. @ Red Lobster
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)

Preschool News

February is going to be another busy month of Letter & Shape recognition.  We will celebrate Valentines with a “Mix of Friends” party. We will be going on a “Heart Hunt” and a High Impact Dance for our field trip.

Chef Combo will be visiting this month as well as our continued adventures with “Andy Bear” and “Frank the Friendly Frog”. These are very exciting friends and it is hard to be patient while waiting for our turn. However, it is a good life skill / lesson that we don’t always get what we want right away. Sometimes we have to wait a little while. We will continue to help encourage and comfort the children as we practice this skill.

We would like to thank all of our parents helpers that have spent some time in our room and outside of our room doing odd jobs for us. Your help is “priceless” and allows us to give the children all of the love and attention they deserve. We are always looking for volunteers/helpers, if you have a few spare minutes of lots of extra time on your hands please let us know...we can keep you busy and would love to have you help us.

Evergreen UMC

It’s February, and for Evergreen that means nailing down weeks of connection, service and fun for the summer! Please check out some of those below, as well as some of the monthly worship and connection opportunities. A full listing of what’s up and more information is available at www.fun.church and through our weekly e-newsletter – you can sign-up for that through the webpage, or e-mail me to receive it. Know that your Evergreen Faith Community continues to be grateful for our shared history, your prayers, invitation, participation, and your giving. It is so good to be connected as United Methodist churches in our region. It’s one of the distinctive strengths of being United Methodist – our working together to reach new people in the area God has placed us in the name of Jesus Christ.                                                                     
- Pastor Meredith Brown                                                    
Meredith@4EvergreenUMC.org                           360-545-3454 

Idaho Mission Project Summer Mission Trip Sunday, July 8 – Saturday, July 14                      Idaho Mission Project is a Mission Trip experience for Middle & High School Youth and adult chaperones, staying at the beautiful Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center in Rathdrum, ID and engaging in all kinds of service throughout the area; includes a day of fun at Silverwood Park. The registration fee is $285 + expenses. A $50 deposit confirms your spot, due by Sunday, February 18. Interested? More information? Contact Pastor - Meredith ASAP!

Serve Our Community Week (SOC)        
August 13-17     8:30-Noon                                    
Around Thurston County                                         
For middle & high-school aged kids, we’ll spend the week working hard and sharing love with the Food Bank, Other Bank and others. Youth from the Capital Circuit Churches are joining in, and you can, too! Mark your calendar now and watch for registration info in the spring.

Morning.Church at Top Rung                           
8343 Hogum Bay Ln. NE                               
10:30am on Sundays February 4 & 18   
Come try-out Morning.Church in our new family friendly, warm and welcoming space at Top Rung Brewing Company! Morning.Church meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month with singing, praying, communion, celebrating and learning for people of all ages with nursery care. Fun and donuts included.

Dinner.Church in the Neighborhood                 
Place TBA
4:00pm on Sunday, February 11
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, come enjoy Evergreen’s fully multi-generational, hands-on learning and worship experience with our trade-mark potluck supper. Bring a dish to share!

Sunday Share-day                                     
Meet at Meridian Park                                       
10:00am on Sunday, February 25                           
On the 4th Sunday of the month, Evergreen worships through hands-on service in the community. Meet at 10:00am at Meridian Neighborhood Park for instructions and direction, or receive the e-newsletter or see Facebook for update information.

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:

—Terri Tyler              —Bill Bush

—Dave Reed                        —Lois Mae Best

—Betty Fagan                      —Steve Laxton

—Lee Lovrien                       —Todd Stover

—Christy Townsend           —Gerry Leonard

—Barbara Hawley   —Marian Mckusker

—Robin Eagen           —Richard Dlugosz

—Enid Force                        —John Britcher

—Gary & Marcia Baldwin

—Betty Cain-Mills    —Boni Lenahan

—Sara Lyon

Quilters

The Quilters @ St. Andrew's constructed an entire top at their January 23 meeting.  Robin, Sybil, Sue, Sally and Jan were using their sewing machines. Bea pressed all the blocks. Joyce ripped paper (yes, that is one of the steps of paper piecing!) Linda organized the blocks so they followed the pattern and could be sewn together. It was amazing teamwork. 

We even stopped for a super soup lunch and side dishes plus lots of dessert and great fellowship. It was a productive day in every way. Thanks to everyone for your help.

We'll meet on February 27, the 4th Tuesday, from 10:00 until 2:00. I promise we'll end on time. Please bring ideas and patterns for Comfort Quilts or Bazaar items. If you have a project to work on, this would be the day to do that also.

We'll have soup for lunch at 12:00 and you can bring a dish to share. If you have questions, please call.  Plan to join us as we enjoy creating together.

Barbara Ullmann - 360-491-2693

Happy Birthday

1-Mike Regan

2-Joyce Scheuerman

3-Dorothy Andrews

7-Gretchen Borck

10-Paul Duncan

12-Dan Dickey

12-Jim Kreiger

12-Pat Latimer

13-Nancy Lovrien-Kauffman

14-Jim Loomis

14-Ken Russell

15-Gary Bloomfield

15-Heather Seldomridge

20-Shirley Atwater

20-Gary Skaar

22-Glenn Gerth

22-Kyrian MacMichael

25-Betty Gluth

26-Lois Brighten

 

Happy Anniversary

6–Duane & Barbara Ullmann

17-Jim & Mary Loomis
 

If we missed your birthday or anniversary, or if you are new to our congregation, please call the church office (491-2030) or write it on your attendance card Sunday so we can update the computer files.

Trustees Update

The dishwasher in the “Big Kitchen” is fixed! Hallelujah! An updated “Trustees Tracker Sheet” is available on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall and also in the magazine rack (in the entrance of the church). If you would like to take on a project, fund or donate towards a project or have suggestion about a current or new project please talk with Ken Russell. We are excited to hear your recommendations and or receive your help!

Humor Corner

A Backward poet writes inverse.

There was a person who sent ten puns to a friend, with the hope that at least one would make him laugh.  No pun in ten did.

If you jumped off the bridge in    Paris, you’d be in Seine.

Volunteers

February 4th                                                  
Lay Reader 1st Service: Barbara Ullmann
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Dayton Grimes
Coffee Hour: Amy Dickey, Sandra Dlugosz, Karen Snook, Linda Gerth, Linda Clark, Sherrod Shiveley
 

February 11th                                                        
Lay Reader 1st Service: Linda Clark       
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Sharlyn Russell
Coffee Hour: Barbara Ullmann, Betty Cain-Mills, Barbara Clarkson, Robin Eagen, Earl Cabe, Julie Sedgwick
 

February 18th

Lay Reader 1st Service: Virgil Clarkson   
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Bruce Kauffman
Coffee Hour: Gretchen Borck, Roberta McCormick, Sharlyn Russell, Enid Force, Sara Wall, Christy Townsend
 

February 25th

Lay Reader 1st Service: Barbara Clarkson
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Rich Green
Coffee Hour: Sally Bush, Janie Stover, Jane Leppert, Heidi Seldomridge
 

Scriptures

February 4th

Isaiah 40:21-31

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (UMH 859)

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Mark 1:29-39

 

February 11th

2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50:1-6 (UMH 783)

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9

 

February 18th

Genesis 9:8-17

Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)

1 Peter 3:18-32

Mark 1:9-15

 

February 25th

Genesis 17:1-7. 15-16

Psalm 22:23-31 (UMH 752)

Romans 4:13-25

Mark 8:31-38
 

Ways to Give to St. Andrew’s UMC

Online Giving Available!

One time or regular donations can now be made on our website www.laceysaumc.com . Make your donations by credit card or transfer from your savings or checking account. Once you click on the (DONATE) button follow the prompts to create a profile and set up the frequency you’d like to donate. Contact Kathy in the Church office if you need help setting up your donation.
 

You Can Help St. Andrew’s Earn Donations Just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!       

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer    Rewards Card to St. Andrew’s at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number #91098 Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. Andrew’s earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates just as you do today.

Senior Supper

February 20th at 1:00 p.m. will be the next Senior Supper. We will be celebrating our sweethearts, some that are with us and those that have passed. You will see a red heart in the fellowship hall in February and you are encouraged to bring a picture of you and your sweetheart to go on the heart. Please call Robin (360-412-9257) to let her know if you are coming.       

Game Night

Join the Education Committee as we host a Game Night on February 18th, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Bring your cards, board games or even a puzzle to share. The Education Committee will provide Tacos and all the fixins’. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.        

 

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