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Upcoming Events
DEC

24

WED
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Practice
DEC

27

SAT
Community Dinner at St. Benedict's
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
At St. Benedict’s Episcopal, 910 Bowker St. SE
St. Andrew’s helps set up, serve, and clean up a free hot meal for low income and homeless in our community. Your help provides a meaningful service. Call Rich Green to volunteer 943-9290
DEC

28

SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Celebration Worship - 9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church - 11:00 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Sundays @ 9:30 am
(In the Choir Room)
John Carter, is leading a new study called:
“Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time”.
  Written for those who hunger to know and engage the Bible at deeper levels. This study provokes inquiry, welcomes questions, engages the imagination and encourages listening for and discovering the word of God in ourselves and others.
By engaging the three centers of learning: head, heart, and gut, participants encounter and engage the biblical story and tradition to find meaning for their own lives and movement toward transformation.
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Celebration Worship - 9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church - 11:00 AM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Celebration Worship - 9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church - 11:00 AM
Korean UMC
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
DEC

31

WED
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Practice
JAN

04

SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Celebration Worship - 9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church - 11:00 AM
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Celebration Worship - 9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church - 11:00 AM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Celebration Worship - 9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church - 11:00 AM
Korean UMC
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
JAN

06

TUE
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search
Upper Room Daily Reflections
Weather
Lacey, WA

Cloudy, 48 F

Monday
     Cloudy. High: 49 Low: 42
Tuesday
     Rain. High: 52 Low: 41
Wednesday
     AM Rain. High: 44 Low: 34
Thursday
     PM Showers. High: 45 Low: 38
Friday
     PM Showers. High: 47 Low: 40

St. Andrew’s Connection
‘Building a community together that explores
faith & experiences God’
 

St. Andrew’s Online

December 17, 2014

Advent Week 3
‘But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. “Lord,” he said,
“why should your anger burn against your people,
whom you have brought out of Egypt…”
Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people
the disaster he had threatened.’
                              Exodus 32: 11-14

God’s people were led out of slavery in Egypt and into the Promised Land. They had seen the amazing work of God; they knew that God was on their side. Yet they doubted and took matters into their own hands.

When Moses went up the mountain to receive instructions from the Lord, he took longer than the Israelites thought he should take. They started to get nervous and to make arrangements to get some control over their situation. They began to doubt that God was really for them and decided to make pleas to other gods through the making of idols.

You can image that this did not make God happy. God was exasperated at their lack of obedience and trust. At first glance it might seem like God was vengeful, but notice how Moses pleads and God quickly relents. Ultimately, God loved the people so much that God gave them chance after chance.

God loves us so much. God knows that giving our affections to anything less than God will only lead us to disappointment and regret. God knows that the only way to full, abundant life is in believing in him. We are at our best when we put God first in our lives.

To show us how much God loves us, God sent Jesus to us. Jesus wasn’t another messenger or prophet but God incarnate. Jesus would reveal to us the heart of God and ask for our hearts in return.

The question for us this Advent is this: are we available for God to work in us?

God is with us,
Pastor Melissa

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One Worship Only    

11:00am

December 21, 2014

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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2014-2015

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

Dec 21        Christmas Play @ 11:00am   
                    [NO 9:00amWorship this Sunday]

                   Christmas Caroling  @ 12:15pm
Take the music of the season to our members in care facilities.

Dec 22        Folding the Nexus @ 10:00am

Dec 22        ‘Under Wraps’ Advent Study – Mondays @ 6:30pm

Dec 24        Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship @ 7:00pm

Dec 31        Watch Night New Years    8pm-midnight
Bring games and snacks for a friendly evening of fun. We end the evening with a short devotion and toast in the New Year.

Jan 4           History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament
Sundays,  9:30am- 10:30am
Join us for this exciting new Adult Sunday School Class

Jan 5            Making Sense of the Bible,   Mondays  6:30pm – 7:30pm
A video & discussion based small group class. Pastor Melissa invites you into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as, How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, Is the Bible ever wrong?

Announcements

Staff Christmas Bonus - if you would like to make a donation for Christmas for our 10 wonderful staff members, please make your contribution by Sunday, Dec 21.

People needed to come fold the Nexus (church newsletter)
Monday, December 22 at 10:00am

Mission Opportunities

 FORKids Backpack program

NEEDED:  Chef Boyardee microwavable cups, Vienna sausage, Fruit cups, pudding cups. Place in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors

VOLUNTEER: In January we will be back to our regular schedule:
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm @ Food Bank (220 Thurston Ave, Olympia). Fill bags with food to be delivered to students in low income families to help get them through the weekend.

Items we collect Year Round

                   Besides food for the school bags and the Food Bank we collect:

Aluminum Cans – we recycle and the $ goes for Missions. Place in the small house to the left of the dumpster in parking lot.

Hygiene items – for homeless. Especially needed are trial size soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. Also toothbrushes, toilet paper, diapers, and feminine product. Must be new still in packaging. Place in ‘Donation’ bin across from Pastors’ Office

Plastic Shopping Bags & Empty Egg Cartons that hold a dozen eggs: Food bank could use your clean plastic shopping bags and empty egg cartons to use in passing out food to families. Please put in the Food Bank bin just inside the Sanctuary doors.

Contact Us  
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
Church location:
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington 98503
Telephone: 360-491-2030
Email Us
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
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Donate and General Offerings

 

Your giving makes a significant difference!

Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church. We are grateful for your support as St. Andrew’s strives to be a tangible presence of Jesus Christ in our neighborhood and world.  Click here to make online contributions to St. Andrew’s - you will be redirected to eservicepayments.com which is a secure site. You may make donations from checking, savings, or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or Discover). ** St. Andrew’s United Methodist is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. ***please note that approximately 3.5% of your gift is kept by our account processor as a fee.

Disaster Relief

How to give in response to disaster through our connection. When disaster hits, the United Methodist connection responds.
The United Methodist Church is uniquely situated to respond to disasters because of its churches in almost every county and community across the United States and the worldwide Methodist connection with annual conferences, central conferences, and autonomous partner churches on five continents.
As a disaster unfolds, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is in contact with annual conference leadership to offer assistance.
UMCOR is the not-for-profit humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church and is part of the Board of Global Ministries. Since 1940, UMCOR's mission - providing relief in disaster areas, aiding refugees and confronting the challenges of global health and poverty - has helped heal the hurts of humanity in nearly 100 countries.
LEARN MORE OR DONATE TO: www.umcor.org

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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Small Group Meetings – EVERYBODY WELCOME:

Adult Sunday School will begin at 9:30am and will end at 10:30 when the choir starts to practice. Childcare is available in the Nursery during this time.

Singles Luncheon Group –  meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at Colonial Inn at 11:00am   For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Lunch is $5.50  Contact: Chris Regester

No-host After Church lunch – meets every Sunday after 11:00 service for lunch at Emperor’s Palace (on Martin)

 

 

 

 

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