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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Korean UMC
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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09

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 (2260 Mottman Rd., Tumwater)
Missions Committee Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FEB

10

WED
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Practice
Choir Brass Bells
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Practice
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
FEB

14

SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Korean UMC
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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16

TUE
FEB

17

WED
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
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Practice
Choir Brass Bells
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Practice
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
FEB

21

SUN
Celebration Worship
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Church
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Korean UMC
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bible Search
Weather
540 School St. SE Lacey, WA

Light Rain, 43 F

Saturday
     Cloudy. High: 50 Low: 37
Sunday
     Cloudy. High: 54 Low: 39
Monday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 60 Low: 37
Tuesday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 63 Low: 42
Wednesday
     PM Showers. High: 56 Low: 45

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

St. Andrew’s Online
January 3, 2016

Next Wednesday, February 10th
Ash Wednesday Service
7:00pm

I will make your descendants
as numerous as the stars in the sky
and will give them all these lands,
and through your offspring
all nations on earth will be blessed.

- Genesis 26: 1-5

The best estimates indicate that the Milky Way Galaxy contains at least 100 billion stars. And the universe holds approximately 100 billion galaxies, all populated with stars. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on the Earth.

Try this: Hold a dime at arm’s length and aim at a night sky. That dime would hide about 15 million stars from your view, if it were even possible to see with such power.

Obviously, it was huge when God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as the stars of the universe. Abraham believed God’s promise, even though he and Sarah had been unable to have children. The promise referred not only to Abraham’s biological children, but also his spiritual children, including all who belong to Jesus, Abraham’s divine descendent. As the apostle Paul would write, centuries later: “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

That makes you an answer to God’s prayer – a living part of God’s promise to Abraham .

Peace,
Pastor Melissa

Upcoming Activities

Feb 7 & 14   Valentine Sale
The children are selling Valentines for $5 – all money goes to Church World Service. Pick a project to support: Clean Water, Blankets, or Refugees.

 

Feb 8          Monday Evening Study ~ 6:30pm – 7:30pm
’24 Hours that Changed the World’ is a book-and-video based small group study that   walks with Jesus, step by step, through the last day of his life: Attend the Last Supper, pray in the Garden, experience his religious and secular trials, attend his crucifixion and witness the resurrection.   Join St. Andrew’s in this 7 week Lenten Study. Sign up on the bulletin board to talk, learn, and pray together as we journey toward the cross with Jesus. Classes February 8 - March 21. Books available for $10 in Sanctuary.

Feb 10            Ash Wednesday Worship ~ 7:00pm
Start the season of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter) with prayer and music. We will share in the ritual of ashes.

Feb 14            Baby Shower & Going Away Party for the Eschette’s @ 12:15pm
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to shower Baby Quinn with all our love? We will celebrate her birth in the Fellowship Hall following 11:00am Worship. A light lunch will be offered. The Eschette’s are soon to be transferred to Eastern Washington and this will be their last Sunday with us. Come with the Godspeed.
[Quinn is now wearing 6-9 month clothes]

Announcements

 Sweets for your Sweetheart- Robin Eagen is again making pies and cakes for the month of February. The cost of the treats goes to the churches budget. Chocolate Cream Pie, Apple Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Lemon Meringue and 3 Berry Pies - $15 each and Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting or German Chocolate Cake with coconut frosting - $18 each.

Drivers needed – deliver FORKids food bags to Olympic View Elementary
Sign up on the bulletin board

Kathy Bowen, our Office Admin. will be out of the office from February 9-21, when her daughter Stefani has major back surgery. The church office will be open odd hours and closed some days. Please leave a message 491-2030, rather than stop in, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Nursery Attendant – As the Eschette’s move this month we are losing a great nursery attendant. If you know of someone, over 18 and great with kids, our full job ad is in the Nexus or on Craigslist – please invite them to apply.

Holy Drama Characters – We need 12-15 people to help bring this year’s Lenten Drama to life. There are speaking parts and non-speaking parts. We have a good time and it helps all of us understand and appreciate Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.

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

Pack FORKids bags from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month at the Food Bank Warehouse:  2260 Mottman Rd SE, Tumwater – across from South Puget Sound Community College

Feeding program:  Saturday, February 27th @ 3:00pm

Join our St. Andrew’s team to feed the hungry in Lacey. 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. Talk to Rich Green for more information.

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 –  February 17 ~ 9:30am

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-  February 17 @ 11:30am, Hawk’s Prairie Restaurant , 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
Map  •   Directions
Phone 360-491-2030
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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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2015 - 2016

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
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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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