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
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October 11, 2017


There is a great story found in the Book of Acts describing Peter’s imprisonment and eventual release (Acts 12:1-19).  In it, Peter has been arrested and is awaiting his execution.  From there on, he takes on the trappings of a modern super hero.  Peter is awakened in the middle of the night, his chains miraculously fall off, he passes by numerous guards (unheard), the doors open, and he is free!  What seemed like a forgone conclusion, his execution, was not.  How often in life do we feel that something has a predetermined outcome?  We lose hope.  Yet the gospel is filled with amazing reversals, often when things look the darkest. 

I suggest that this is something to keep in mind, particularly when reading or hearing bad news.  The response of the church in Peter’s day was to pray for him.  Clearly, it had an effect.  Eventually Peter did succumb to death, but not at this point.  So when the details of life seem to be written, pray, remember and wait.  God has not stopped moving in our lives. 

Blessings, Pastor Dan 

Our condolences to Enid Force and her family during this time of grief with Del’s passing this past Sunday.

The memorial service for Delbert Force will be held at Fir Lane Funeral Home and Memorial Park at 924 East 176th Street Spanaway, WA 98387 on Saturday, October 14th. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel with the service to follow at 1 p.m. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Vista Village Clubhouse at 3300 Carpenter Road Southeast in Lacey, WA 98503 at 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Activities

October 12th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

October 16th – Nexus Articles Due for the November Nexus

October 18th – 12:30 p.m. Singles Luncheon @ Red Lobster

October 19th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

October 24th – 6:00 p.m. Lasagna Dinner for everyone before Charge Conference

October 24th – 6:00 p.m. Staff Parish meet with District Superintendent

October 24th – 7:00 p.m. Charge Conference

October 26th – 10:30 a.m. Bread of Life Study

October 26th – 1:00 p.m. Senior Supper

October 28th – 9:00 a.m. All Church Clean Up

October 28th – 3:00 p.m. St. Benedict’s Community Dinner

October 31st – 10:00 a.m. Quilters Meet


Update Directory – Please look at the Directories’ in the Fellowship Hall and make sure your name, address & phone number are correct. Make changes if necessary.  If you need an updated picture we will be taking those this coming Sunday.

Mission Opportunities

 FOOD Drive Challenge – Join St. Andrew’s as we embark on a Food Drive for our FORKids Back Pack Program. Thrivent has offered to match our donations up to $250 of food or cash donated from today until October 29th. All you have to do is bring in an item on the Red Bags for our FORKids program and we will report our collection to Thrivent. Thrivent will then match our giving up to $250.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the church office.

FORKids Bags –For the whole month of October, we are collecting Fruit Cups, Apples Sauce and Vienna Sausage Cans 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. 

**Join in our Food Drive Challenge and we can earn $250 extra dollars for this program. Any little bit you can give or purchase will help us reach our goal. Challenge ends on October 29th.

Edith Countryman’s 100th Birthday – Yep, that’s right! Ms. Edith will be 100 years old on November 28th.  In honor of her birthday and this huge milestone, we would like to honor her by collecting 100 Hygiene kits to send to the hurricane victims. On the table outside of the Sanctuary we have tags for the items that we need. If you would like a more complete list you can get one from the Sunday school bulletin board and in the Nexus. You can purchase those items or write a $12 check (make sure you write 100th birthday on your check in the memo line) to cover the cost of one kit. Our Youth Sunday School is will be packaging this kits to be mailed.  All items are due back by October 29th.

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.

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, October 31st @ 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

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is October 18th at 12:30 p.m. at Red Lobster.  For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)    Contact: Chris Regester 

Quilters  - Our next get together will be October 31st. Stay tuned for our project update.  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


: Choir Director for SAUMC

Compensation:  Pay is dependent on experience and ability

Sick Days: 2 paid Sundays           
Paid Personal Day: 1 paid Sunday
Notes: Please keep absences from rehearsals to occasional (less than 3 a year).

Choir Director Areas of Responsibility:

Overall accountability for the total music ministry of the church includes the following:

  1. Plan with Pastor and worship team engaging worship services; bringing new music and creative worship ideas to share with the planning team.
  2. Be the Music Director / pianist for early service (1st Service) leading congregation in music.
  3. Direct the Vocal Choir during Wednesday rehearsals and 11am worship service and special worship services throughout the year. (June, July & August to be determined due to summer)
  4. Direct Bell Choir during the Advent/Christmas and Lenten/Easter seasons.
  5. Work with Children’s ministry leaders to include the children in music ministry activities.
  6. In consultation with choir members and Pastor set time/day for Vocal Choir rehearsal, which has traditionally been Wednesday evening.
  7. Plan special choral events throughout the year such as Christmas Pageant, Easter, etc.
  8. Contribute articles to the SAUMC newsletter and weekly bulletin announcements as needed.
  9. Secure substitutes to provide music leadership when needed.
  10. Attend scheduled church staff meetings and regular worship planning meetings as needed.
  11. Keep music and music closet organized.
  12. Assist with other necessary music related activities as needed: weddings & Funerals etc.
  13. Assist the choirs and the individual members to grow in proficiency, range of music offered, and confidence.
  14. Actively recruit people to join in the choirs.

Goals of the Job Overview:

The Choir Director will lead our vocal choir to accomplish these goals:

  • Directing the Vocal Choir and Children’s Choir to praise God through song.
  • Implementing music that enhances worshiper’s encounter with God.
  • Recruiting and developing singers into our music ministry.
  • Helping encourage and guide ministry participants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Grow and develop the music ministry in line with the mission of the church.
  • Provide an inviting, welcoming and God Centered presence.

The Choir Director, while accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), is directly supervised and primarily evaluated by the Pastor in Charge on a day-to-day basis.  As a member of the staff, the Music Minister will also interface regularly and cooperatively with other staff members and the congregation.

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  
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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!

Mark your Calendar for Church Conference - Oct 24, 2017 Tuesday
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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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As a disaster unfolds, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is in contact with annual conference leadership to offer assistance.
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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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