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Upcoming Events
MAR

31

TUE
Holy Drama Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
11 Volunteers needed to bring the story of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection to life. NO memorization needed. Please sign up on the bulletin board.
APR

01

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

02

THU
Holy Thursday Drama
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Details to be Announce - Check back for time
APR

05

SUN
EASTER
Worship, Fellowship, Egg Hunt - Details to be announced
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
The History of the Bible with John Gerth
9:30 AM to 10:30 PM
The Making of the New Testament Canon


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
APR

07

TUE
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
APR

08

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

12

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
The History of the Bible with John Gerth
9:30 AM to 10:30 PM
The Making of the New Testament Canon


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
APR

14

TUE
Thurston County Food Bank Downtown Olympia
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Join Pastor Melissa on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm to fill bags with food for the Backpack program. Thurston County Food Bank (220 Thurston Ave NE, downtown Olympia)
Missions Committee Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
APR

15

WED
Singles Luncheon Group
11:00 AM
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
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Practice
Bible Search
Weather
Lacey, WA

Light Rain, 48 F

Tuesday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 51 Low: 38
Wednesday
     PM Showers. High: 55 Low: 35
Thursday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 39
Friday
     Rain/Thunder. High: 52 Low: 37
Saturday
     Isolated Thunderstorms. High: 55 Low: 35

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‘Building a community together that
explores faith & experiences God’


St. Andrew’s Online

March 25, 2015

Church Clean Up
Saturday, March 28 ~ 9am – noon
We need you to help maintain the church and grounds.

There are small & big jobs; outdoor & indoor jobs
Please come help St. Andrew’s be ready for Easter.

Palm Sunday - this Sunday 3/29

Please come early to prepare for the procession of the palms,
we’d especially like to have the kids,
in the Sunday School room by 10:45am

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‘A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But no so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves.’

                                                            Read Luke 22: 24-26

I find studying the disciples in the Gospels to be a hopeful exercise for struggling Christians like me. As Jesus was preparing for his crucifixion the disciples are secretly arguing over ‘which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.’ After 3 years with Jesus, this is what they were arguing about?

It was sometime around the 5th grade that I encountered the idea of popularity. At school there were certain kids who were consider ‘cool’ – defined by some combination of their appearance, their wealth, their self-confidence, and their athleticism. At the same time there was a second tier of greatness, defined within particular groups. In the band it was the ‘first chair’ kids. In sports it was the ‘starters.’ Among the anti-social kids it was those who were the most rebellious in the face of authority.

We do not stop disputing which of us is considered the greatest when we graduate high school or college.

Jesus, knowing that the disciples were arguing about which of them was greatest, did something surprising. He got up from the table; went to the door; and picked up a pitcher of water, towel and basin which had been left there so the disciples could wash their feet as they entered the room. I don’t know if any had washed their feet; but certainly non had thought about offering to wash the feet of their fellow disciples, or even the feet of Jesus. Performing such a task was the responsibility of a servant – not someone of their status – they were disciples.

To their great discomfort, Jesus sank to his knees and one by one washed their feet; saying in essence ‘this is what true greatness looks like.’ By washing the disciples’ feet, the Son of God assumed the most humble of roles. Then he called all who would follow him to strive for that kind of greatness. To live their lives as humble servants.

Blessings,

Pastor Melissa

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Lenten Schedule


March 29 - 9:00am & 11:00am  Palm Sunday Procession

April 2 - 7:00pm                                  Holy Thursday Drama

Easter Sunday April 5

Sunrise Worship - 6:30am         

Hot Breakfast - 9:30am        

Easter Egg Hunt - 10:00am      

Celebration Worship - 11:00am

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Upcoming Activities

March 25     Serve lunch to Habit for Humanity workers
4th Wednesday of each month. St. Andrew’s will provide a hot lunch for the wonderful volunteers building homes for low income families in our community. Sign up on the Bulletin Board to provide food or deliver the meal. Contact person: Boni Lenahan.

March 28     All Church Clean Up Day, 9am – noon
Come prepare the church for Easter. We have indoor cleaning jobs and outdoor gardening jobs. Bring your rakes, gardening gloves, pruning shears, etc.

March 29     Palm Sunday – both services

March 29/30          Renegade Gospel: The Radical Road to the Cross
Join the Church-wide 6 week Lenten study. We are using a book written by United Methodist pastor, Rev. Mike Slaughter. Books are available in the sanctuary ($10 donation is appreciated).

Sunday Morning Class 9:30-10:30am
Monday Evening Class  6:30-7:30pm

March 31     Holy Drama Rehearsal, 6:30pm

April 2         Holy Drama Performance ~ 7:00pm
‘Encounters Before the Dawn’ brings us the story of 10 Biblical people who know Jesus and lead us through Holy Week.

April 5         Easter Sunday
6:30am       Sunrise Service
9:30am       Hot Breakfast
10:00am     Children’s Egg Hunt
11:00am     Celebration Worship

April 6         OFFICE CLOSED

April 8         NO Band/Choir Rehearsal

April 12       Game Night ~ 4:00pm – 7:00ish
Bring games, friends and dessert to share. Education Committee is supplying taco fixings and drinks. Come prepared to have fun!

April13        Revival: Faith as John Wesley Lived It ~ 6:30-7:30pm
Small group 6 Week study. DVD study that looks at England and John Wesley the founder of Methodism. Come see where we get many of our Methodist beliefs and ideas for living out our faith.

April 14       Packing FORKIDS bags @ Food Bank
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month St. Andrew’s people head to the Food Bank (2260 Mottman Rd, across from S. Puget Sound Comm. College) from 3:30pm – 5:30pm to serve the most vulnerable of our community, hungry children. Join us.

Lenten Offering

        Our Lenten offering will be collected on Easter Sunday, April 5th. The offering will be split between two great programs: ‘One Great Hour of Sharing’ which supports the costs of running United Methodist mission projects across the globe and ‘FORKids’ a local project we participate in with our local food bank to feed children experiencing food scarcity. Please give generously.

Needed

1)      Cooks, Servers & clean-up people for Easter Breakfast – Fellowship committee is in need of numerous people who can give a little time Easter morning for one of our biggest celebrations of the year. We need egg casseroles, fruit, help setting up, serving and cleaning up. Sign up on the Bulletin Board or talk to Boni.

 

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:   2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, 3:30-5:30pm @ Food Bank.

Food Bank has moved to 2260 Mottman Rd, Tumwater (across from S. Puget Sound Community College). 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.

Small Group Meetings – EVERYBODY WELCOME:

 Adult Sunday School ~ 9:30am – 10:30am

Adult Sunday School will begin at 9:30am and will end at 10:30am when the choir starts to practice.

Quilters –  April 16th, 10am – 2pm

This group is responsible for supplying the comfort quilts St. Andrew’s gives people at Baptism and during emergency/crisis circumstances. They also love to try new quilting techniques. Bring something to share for lunch.                       Contact: Denise Gerth
             

Singles Luncheon Group –  meets 3rd Wednesday of each month

          Next meeting: April 15 ~ 11:30 am @ Red Lobster, Lacey

          For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.)                                           Contact: Chris Regester

 

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

 

Contact Us  
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
Church location:
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington 98503
Phone: 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
Affiliations  
Announcements  
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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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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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.
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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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