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St. Andrew’s Online

August 24, 2016

Greetings, 

In beginning passages of Genesis, we find the creation of the heavens and the earth. For those of you not familiar with Genesis, it is the book of beginnings.  It outlines God’s intentions towards creation, which includes humanity.  Near the end of each day of creation we see a refrain that what has been created is ‘good’.  Reading the English translation, some infer a moral component – that it is good vs. evil.  Interestingly enough, in the Greek translation the word used is ‘beautiful’.  For a whole segment of the church that has drawn its roots from the Greek translation, the imagery is very different.  To see the creation as beautiful, wonderful, and full of awe is, in my experience, very different than a moral judgement.  In addition, I find that the idea of the world reflecting the face of God through beauty rings true.  Ask anyone who has been inspired by a beautiful sunset, a shooting star, or a whale in the sea.  Although I am not advocating worshiping nature, I believe it is true that through it we can get a glimpse of God’s presence.  So the next time you are out and encounter a moment of wonder in the creation, remember that beyond what you are seeing, you are experiencing a reflection of God. 

Grace and Peace, Pastor Dan 

Employment Opportunity

Seeking Interim Music Director for approximately 6 wks employment (9/4 to 10/9) . Candidate must be able to direct the choir and congregation. Able to apply all genres of music, that enhances worshiper’s encounter with God. Person must be available for both services 9:00 & 11:00am on Sunday and Wednesday evenings choir rehearsal. Interested candidates should send a Resume and Letter of Interest to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, $500 total salary. Email to saumc@comcast.net .  Candidates that are interviewed have to be willing to have background check.  For more information call Kathy at the church office at 360-491-2030.  Has the opportunity to become a permanent position.

Upcoming Activities

August 27thWalt & Boni Lenahan’s 50th Anniversary Vow Renewal – Please join Melanie & Cameron in celebrating a special moment in their parents lives. Saturday, August 27th, @ 3:00pm, Picnic reception to follow @ 4:00pm. Here at St. Andrew’s UMC. Please RSVP to Melanie if you plan to attend. You can reach Melanie at 360-701-2088 or email at: melanielenahan@yahoo.com

September 6th – Finance Meeting @ 7:00pm

September 7th – Preschool Begins School Year

September 13th – Preschool Board Meeting @ 11:30am

September 13th – Staff Parish Meeting @ 7:00pm

September 20th – Church Council Meeting @ 7:00pm

Announcements

1)                We are still collecting School Supplies – Please see the bulletin for items needed. We will be delivering the school supplies to Lydia Hawk Elementary school on September 6th , please leave your donations in the office.

2)                Support St. Andrew’s Sunday School – Please take a jar from the sanctuary and fill it with your loose change. All funds collected will be given to Jamaa Letu Orphanage to support an education scholarship for a child. We hope to raise $500.

3)                6 Month Financial Statements – These will be mailed out soon. Please check yours to make sure it matches your records. If you find a discrepancy please call the church office and talk with Kathy.

4)                Windows being left open – In the last 2 weeks we have found several windows left open after events. Please make sure if you open a window, you close it before you leave the building.

5)                Children’s Church – This will begin September 4th, and include children 4 years to 4th grade.

 6)       Do you know of anyone interested in music? Maggie Schoengarth is retiring and we will need to find someone to fill her shoes so to speak. Please pass this along to anyone that you think might be interested.           

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,

Food Bank Warehouse: 2260 Mottman Rd SE, Tumwater – across from South Puget Sound Community College

Feeding program: Saturday, August 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 – Thursday, ~ 9:30am – 2:00pm - Next Meeting to be determined

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- September 21st at 11:30am at Panorama City. 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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Announcements
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2016-2017

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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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.

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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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