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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Morning Service
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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TUE
Church Council
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
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THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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FRI
Last Day to Collect Household Goods at the Church
Summer Household Goods Drive - We have begun collecting household goods (clothing, small furniture, books, CD’s and DVD’s, etc…). If you have things that you would like to donate please bring them to the church starting August 1st. We will be collecting from August 1st through the 25th, so if you feel it’s time to clean out a closet we would love whatever you can donate! Ask your neighbors, family members and anyone else that you know that might have things that they would be willing to donate to the church. This is a great way to help the church budget!! All items will be stored in the garage in the small trailer.
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SAT
St Benedict's Community Dinner
3:00 AM to 5:00 AM
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.
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SUN
Morning Service
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
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THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bible Search
Upper Room Daily Reflections
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St. Andrew’s Online

August 16, 2017

Greetings!

In the Gospels Jesus is asked by a young man, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” In response, Jesus tells the young man to sell his possessions and give the funds to the poor, then to follow Him. The young man goes away, dejected because he could not do it – he owned too much. Despite the young man’s wealth, however, he clearly still felt that he was lacking something; otherwise he would not have sought Jesus out. Had he been able to follow Jesus’s recommendation, he would have gone down in history for a different reason – possibly as another disciple we would have gotten to know. Yet, before we judge the young man too harshly, we need to ask ourselves to what we are clinging. Possessions can be just one of the things that can keep us from entering the Kingdom of God: there are other things as poisonous. Holding onto resentments, bitterness, anger, jealousies, and so on can be just as deadly. Clinging to these, the Kingdom of God eludes us. It is Jesus’s longing that we enter into the presence of God, which often means we have to be willing to let go of something to receive something else that is better. What are you clinging to in this life? Does it bring healing to your soul? Or is it more of a weight that will pull you under? May you be freed of that which draws you further from God.

Grace & peace, Pastor Dan

Upcoming Activities

August 17th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

August 22nd – 7:00 p.m. Church Council Meeting

August 23rd – 4:00 p.m. Preschool Open House & Orientation

August 26th – 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Value Village Drop off for our Household Goods Drive

August 26th – 3:00 p.m. St. Benedict’s Community Dinner

September 5th – 7:00 p.m. Finance Meeting

September 6th – 9:00 a.m. First Day of Preschool

Announcements

Summer Household Goods Drive We have begun collecting household goods (clothing, small appliances, books, CD’s and DVD’s, etc…).  If you have things that you would like to donate please bring them to the church starting August 1st. We will be collecting from August 1st through the 25th, so if you feel it’s time to clean out a closet we would love whatever you can donate! Ask your neighbors, family members and anyone else that you know that might have things that they would be willing to donate to the church. This is a great way to help the church budget!!  All items will be stored in the garage in the small trailer. 

*There is a list posted on the bulletin board of all the things that we will be collecting. Please take one if you would like.

Mission Opportunities

Trustees Projects - You may have noticed that there are several projects happening around the church. A bench will be placed on the concrete slab outside the south entry in honor of Gene Tyler & Denise Gerth, our sprinkler system in the courtyard was in the process of being dug up to find a pesky leak, the tall grass around the parking bumpers has been knocked down and the new blinds are installed in every room now! Thank you to the folks working on these 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, August 26th  @ 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.

FORKids Bags –For the whole month of August, we are collecting Hot Cereal (oatmeal packets) &  Individual Boxes of Cold Cereal for our FORKids bags(We will be collecting this for the next school year and we truly appreciate your donations!!) There are lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. You can keep the red bag for your use. We will continue to collect through the summer in preparation for next school year.

We spend approximately $500 a month ($5,000 for the whole school year). We really need your help if we are going to continue to support this much needed program. We send a bag of food home every weekend, helping 43 children from Olympic View Elementary have something to eat and sustain them through the weekend.  If you are not able to shop for the food you can donate to the program by simply writing FORKids in the memo line of your check.

Small Group Meetings

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is August 16th at 12:30 a.m. at Panorama. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)    Contact: Chris Regester 

Quilters – Thanks to Christy Townsend for the pattern and those who created the blocks to make the quilts.  When you read this, the quilt tops will be at Sue Chase's house for quilting.  I think you will be amazed at the completed projects.  They will be displayed soon in the Fellowship Hall.

We were discussing in the June meeting with an option being a potluck picnic. Date, time and place will be in the Sunday Bulletin.  Please join us if you quilt, like quilts, like people who quilt or want to find out more of what we do here at St. Andrew's.  We do have fun and can find a job for anyone.  Many "jobs" don't involve a sewing machine just a desire to create a comfort quilt for others to use.  Happy Quilting, Barb 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
Mark your Calendar for Church Conference - Oct 24, 2017 Tuesday
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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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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