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Imagine two spaceships and all of the people of earth are divided up between the spaceships as passengers. The first spaceship is headed for the most magnificent journey through the galaxies.  They will see the splendor of the universe. The people on this spaceship will be able to see things no one has ever seen. There is a catch though. They can’t bring the spaceship back to earth. They get one trip through the stars, that’s it.

The second spaceship is headed for a hard journey. The trip will be tough, uncomfortable and often scary. At the end of the journey, though, this spaceship will reach a beautiful planet. The people will love their new home and will start a new life there.

As you imagine those two spaceships, on which one will they sing songs? Laugh? Create art? Love one another? Make an impact?

The people on the first spaceship will be too fearful and inwardly focused.  It is likely that they will end up miserable. Christ wants us to be like the people on that second spaceship—full of faith.  And you won’t believe the destination.

Join us this Sunday as we discuss what it means to be guided by faith and not fear.  We will examine what it is like to be a people of salt and light, affecting all of the people around us.  Our text is Matthew 5:13-20.

In Peace,  Pastor Denise


EASTER Schedule

Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday / Lent / Easter

Feb 25th - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
                       St. Andrews UMC 6:30pm

Feb 26th - Ash Wednesday Service
                       St. Andrews UMC 7pm

Mar 10th  - Life Practices for Lent
                       Tumwater UMC 9:30 – 11:30am

Mar 17th  - Life Practices for Lent
                        Tumwater UMC 9:30 – 11:30am

Mar 24th  - Life Practices for Lent
                        Tumwater UMC 9:30 – 11:30am

Mar 31st  - Life Practices for Lent
                        Tumwater UMC 9:30 – 11:30am

Apr 7th  - Life Practices for Lent
                      Tumwater UMC 9:30 – 11:30am

Apr 10th - Good Friday Service

                        St. Andrews UMC 7:00 - 8:00pm

April 12th EASTER Sunday

Easter Sunrise Worship 8:00am

Easter Breakfast 9:00am

Easter Egg Hunt 10:00am

Easter Worship Service 11:00am

Cooperative Youth Ministry Newsletter (click here)

Upcoming Happenings

District Superintendent VisitOur D. S. Kathleen Weber will visit St. Andrew’s on Thursday, February 20th @ 1:00pm. All are welcome to come and meet her. We anticipate her visit to be about an hour. If you have any questions you’d like addressed and are unable to come please get your questions to Rich Green and/or Pastor Denise prior to the meeting.

Breakfast for Dinner - Join us on Tuesday, February 25th for a Shrove Tuesday celebration of Breakfast for Dinner. We will have pancakes plus all the fixins to mark the official end of Epiphany and the start of the season of Lent. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Ash Wednesday Service - Join us for our Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm on February 26th Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of penitence, discipline, and renewal. This service begins our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes. This ancient sign speaks of the frailty and uncertainty of human life and reminds of our mortality. The service calls us to heartfelt repentance and forgiveness, and urges us to place our hope in God alone.

REACH for Literacy – We are working on plans for this summer’s reading program. If you want more information, want to help or have some ideas for us that will enhance our program; please talk with Maggie Schoengarth or Barbara Clarkson.

Denominational News - If you want to keep track of denominational news go to: www.pnwumc.org

2019 Giving Reports – A thank-you to Kathy Bowen who records the contributions of each giving unit every week, compiles the information into a year-end report and makes that report available for each of us to use to file with our income tax report at the end of each year. These have been mailed and you should receive yours soon.

Worship Schedules  
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Contact Us  
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
Church location:
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington 98503
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Phone 360-491-2030
EASTER April 12th, 2020

Easter Sunrise Worship 8:00am

Easter Breakfast 9:00am

Easter Egg Hunt 10:00am

Easter Worship Service 11:00am

Volunteer Resource Directory

Opportunities for Volunteers may include Resources, Time, Knowledge, Skills and Effort.  As a member of the congregation, find your area of ministry that you may enjoy in nurturing, outreaching, and witnessing to benefit our parishioners and community as a whole. Click Here for list of opportunities. 

Quilts for Sale

Please visit SAUMC Quilts for Sale site - just in time for birthdays and annivesaries! 


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