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Upcoming Events
FEB

28

SAT
Community Dinner at St. Benedict's
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
At St. Benedicts Episcopal, 910 Bowker St. SE
St. Andrews helps set up, serve, and clean up a free hot meal for low income and homeless in our community. Your help provides a meaningful service. Call Rich Green to volunteer 943-9290
MAR

01

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


Renegade Gospel: The Radical Road to the Cross
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
is a book-and-video based small group study. “The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. Author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and his challenging message to inspire us during Lent, Easter and through the year.
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
MAR

02

MON
Renegade Gospel: The Radical Road to the Cross
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
is a book-and-video based small group study. “The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. Author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and his challenging message to inspire us during Lent, Easter and through the year.
MAR

03

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

04

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

07

SAT
Tacoma District Training
Each year our Tacoma District UM office puts together an day for our local churches to get together to learn, fellowship and nurture our spirit.
This training is open to everyone, childcare is available. More info. to come.
MAR

08

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


Renegade Gospel: The Radical Road to the Cross
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
is a book-and-video based small group study. “The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. Author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and his challenging message to inspire us during Lent, Easter and through the year.
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
A Really Big Shoe 9
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
9th Annual benefit concert for Homeless and Needy Kids
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Washington Center for
the Performing Arts
Tickets~
Orchestra and Loge-$20; Mezzanine-$17; Balcony-$10

In eight years, the Big Shoe has raised over $184,000 to help the kids, One Needy and Homeless Child at a Time!
All the funds raised go to the homeless and needy student funds in these eight school districts ad to Community Youth Services (CYS)
If you’re unable to attend, but would still like to support our youth, they can go to Entertainmentexplosion.com and make a donation😊
MAR

09

MON
Renegade Gospel: The Radical Road to the Cross
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
is a book-and-video based small group study. “The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. Author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and his challenging message to inspire us during Lent, Easter and through the year.
MAR

10

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
MAR

11

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

15

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


Renegade Gospel: The Radical Road to the Cross
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
is a book-and-video based small group study. “The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. Author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and his challenging message to inspire us during Lent, Easter and through the year.
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
Bible Search
Upper Room Daily Reflections
Weather
Lacey, WA

Fair, 36 F

Saturday
     Mostly Clear. High: 55 Low: 31
Sunday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 37
Monday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 55 Low: 32
Tuesday
     Mostly Sunny. High: 53 Low: 31
Wednesday
     Mostly Sunny. High: 56 Low: 33

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


St. Andrew’s Online

Feb 25, 2015

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As he went from there, Jesus saw two brothers,
James, son of Zebedee and his brother John,
in the boat with their father Zebedee,
 
mending their nets, and he called them.
Immediately they left the boat

and their father, and followed him.”

                                    Matthew 4: 21-22

We must remember that the promise of an ever present and steadfast God was made not just to Abraham, but to his descendants as well: that is, to us! During Lent, therefore, we bring to God all that is barren and dead in ourselves, all our sorrows and our sins, trusting that God who gave Sarah a son and who raised Jesus from the dead will turn all that is barren and dead in our lives into new and wonderful life. But this means that we must leave behind, let go of that which is familiar…

Lent must become a kind of separation. We are called to leave behind the old parts of us that are dead, that which make our lives sterile, or with which we have grown so comfortable. Yet these places with us are so often deeply rooted in our lives that it is painful to leave them behind and set out for the land of blessing which God promises.

Grab hold of Jesus and let go of all that keeps you from him. Take risk, trust God. Consciously get rid of one thing in your life (material or mental) to which you have grown accustomed but that serves as a hindrance to your relationship with God.

Blessings,

Pastor Melissa

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Upcoming Activities

Feb 28          St. Benedict’s Feeding Program, 3pm – 5pm
Serve the needs of others. Join other St. Andrew’s volunteers at St. Benedict’s Episcopal [910 Bowker St SE, Lacey] to provide a hot meal to the low income and homeless of Lacey. We set-up, serve and clean-up (and sometimes cook). We also provide a satellite food bank for people to pick up food essentials for the month. More information – contact Rich Green or the church office.

March 2/3    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 10/24          Packing FORKIDS bags @ Food Bank
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month St. Andrew’s people head to the Food Bank (220 Thurston Ave, Downtown Olympia) from 3:30pm – 5:30pm to serve the most vulnerable of our community, hungry children. Join us.

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 31     Holy Drama Rehearsal, 6:30pm
11 Volunteers needed to bring the story of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection to life. NO memorization needed. Please sign up on the bulletin board.

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.

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 10:30 when the choir starts to practice. Childcare is available in the Nursery during this time.

Quilters –  March 19th, 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: March 18, 11:30 am at Red Lobster in 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.
UMCOR is the not-for-profit humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church and is part of the Board of Global Ministries. Since 1940, UMCOR's mission - providing relief in disaster areas, aiding refugees and confronting the challenges of global health and poverty - has helped heal the hurts of humanity in nearly 100 countries.
LEARN MORE OR DONATE TO: www.umcor.org

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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