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July 16, 2014
“And even the hairs on your head are all counted.” Matthew 12:30
Dad busy watching TV … it was an important football game. The little girl kept bothering him wanting to go get a treat at the corner store (a practice they routinely performed). Finally, frustrated at her persistence at this particular time, he reached over and picked up a magazine and quickly thumbing through it found a picture of the world. Taking his scissors, he cut the picture out, then cut it into a number of much smaller pieces. Handing the pieces to the little girl, along with a roll of scotch tape he said “put this together, and when you have it looking like the world again, I promise you we’ll go get that candy bar.
Thinking he had pulled a good one and could watch the rest of the game in peace, he sat back down and got totally absorbed. After about seven or eight minutes the little girl came back in holding up a picture of the world all taped back together nice and neatly. He couldn’t believe it! (HOW? – he knew he couldn’t have done it so quickly.)
“Well daddy, I noticed on the back of the picture when you were cutting it up there was a picture of Jesus being put onto the cross . And when I put Him in the right place, the world all came back together.
As he turned off the TV and he and his little girl headed out the door, he recalled those words – “when you put Jesus in the right place, the world all comes back together.”
In the Spirit of the Lord,
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
Nursery Toy – Wish List – St. Andrew’s wants to spiff up the nursery, making it more welcoming, safe and fun for our families. We have put in new toy storage and weeded out any toys that are broken or missing pieces. Now we need your help to purchase a few new age appropriate toys for our younger children. Check out the bulletin board for our wish list.
United Methodist Market – The shopping portal explained in the bulletin insert last month has changed names. Go to 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.
July 20 Heifer – Read to Feed
Help promote our Read to Feed program - bring to show the congregation :
July 20 - something with COWS on it
July 27 – bring your favorite book
Children’s Reading Goal: 500 Books & $800
Help the children reach their goal. For every donation made to Heifer we will uncover a part of the 2 posters in the Fellowship Hall - revealing which animals the children are hoping to purchase with the money raised. Mark your donation Heifer and place in the offering plate or church office. We also have Heifer car decals for sale for $2.
18-25 Pastor Melissa on vacation.
If you have an emergency please call Rev. Meredith Brown or Rev. Joy Martin.
23-25 Church Office CLOSED
23-30 Kathy (office manager) is on vacation.
Aug 2 Decorate for Vacation Bible School 9am-12pm
We need people to come help arrange the classrooms and sanctuary and hang the decorations. Please come for as long as you can.
Aug 4-7 Workshop of Wonders - Vacation Bible School
Monday - Thursday, 9-11:30am
Aug 7 Family Fun Night - 5:30pm
Bring family and friends for food, games, music and fun.
Aug 9 Parking Lot Sale
St. Andrew’s is opening its parking lot for anyone who would like to put items out for sale. You can rent a table for $10 or reserve a space and bring your own table for $5 – with monies going to Missions. Finance is collecting items to sell to raise money for operating expenses – new/used items in good condition
[NO clothing or large, heavy items please]. Please price donated items and place in big kitchen or garage.
Aug 10 Methodist Day at the Tacoma Rainiers
Everyone is invited to join the Tacoma United Methodists for worship at 10:30am at Cheney Stadium. Followed by a potluck tailgate party and the game at 1:30pm. Come for worship or just the game or stay all day. Worship is free. [$12.50 - entrance ticket to game and, hotdog, chips & drink] Please sign up on the Bulletin Board so we know how many tickets to order. Tickets must be paid for by July 20th.
FORKids Backpack program
NEEDED: Oatmeal, Fruit cups, applesauce lunch cups, pudding cups. Place in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors
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.
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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.
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)