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Upcoming Events
APR

19

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


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
Jim & Jean Strathdee Benefit Concert
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Internationally honored songwriters, worship leaders and concert artists, their music offers hope and encouragement with songs of love and justice, healing and caring for the Earth.
Sunday, April 19th, 7:00pm ~ Sing-along Concert to Benefit the Ministry Fund Drive: Imagine No Malaria project, New Faith Communities and Leadership Development
A love offering will be received
First United Methodist Church of Olympia 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
APR

20

MON
Revival: Faith as John Wesley Lived It.
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st -Century Christians - calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join us for a six-week journey as we travel to England via a DVD with commentator Rev. Adam Hamilton, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion.
Mondays, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 13 - May 18
* Books are available for $10 if you would like to read more in depth on Wesley and United Methodism.
APR

21

TUE
FOR Kids Backpack Program
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us in the St. Andrews Big Kitchen at 6pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the each month to fill bags with the food donated by our church members.
APR

22

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

25

SAT
Serve lunch to Habit for Humanity workers
4th Wednesday of each month. St. Andrew’s will provide a hot lunch for the wonderful volunteers building homes for low income families in our community. Sign up on the Bulletin Board to provide food or deliver the meal. Contact person: Boni Lenahan.
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
APR

26

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


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
APR

27

MON
Revival: Faith as John Wesley Lived It.
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st -Century Christians - calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join us for a six-week journey as we travel to England via a DVD with commentator Rev. Adam Hamilton, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion.
Mondays, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 13 - May 18
* Books are available for $10 if you would like to read more in depth on Wesley and United Methodism.
APR

29

WED
What's in a Trailer??
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Ever wonder what’s in the trailer parked next to the St. Andrew’s garage? Or curious about the great mission work Bruce and other local Methodist’s have done.
Sunday, April 29 after 11:00am Worship, Sandwiches & Mission Talk
Bruce & friends will be sharing some of their experiences on the Early Response Team that helps people following a disaster & take a look inside the trailer.
Fellowship Committee is providing a light lunch. Sign up to bring salad or dessert.
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Practice
MAY

03

SUN
Imagine No Malaria
Join us for a special offering for Imagine No Malaria
We will have special events taking place on three Sundays in May: May 3, 10 & 17 we will hear information on Imagine No Malaria. On the 17th we will gather for a potluck & guest speaker. We hope you join us in this battle against Malaria.
Imagine No Malaria is a ministry aimed at raising $75 million toward the elimination of malaria deaths in Africa by 2015 ($63 million has already been raised). A comprehensive system of education, communication, and treatment, has been developed in partnership with the African Conferences to establish a multilevel means of targeting the disease. The key pillars of the Initiative will continue to focus on the distribution of treated mosquito nets, improved education about malaria, establishment of community-based malaria control programs, outreach through local means and the media, and the revitalization of hospitals and clinics across the continent.
CROP WALK 2015
12:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Food security occurs when people have consistent access physically and economically to sufficient safe and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. For too many people, food security is a dream and food insecurity is their reality
In the United States:
* 54.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households.
* 19.2 million children in our country don’t get enough healthy food to eat.
* Households with children experience almost double the food insecurity rate of childless households
The 35th annual walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd. The walk begins at 1:30pm at the State Capital Campus steps. Check-in for the Walk is from 12:30pm to 1:15pm.
Interested in Walking, please contact Janie Stover to obtain your registration packets.
Please sponsor the St. Andrew’s team. Donations go to Church World Service programs to feed the hungry. Thank you
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


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
Weather
540 School St. SE Lacey, WA

Fair, 49 F

Saturday
     Sunny. High: 69 Low: 41
Sunday
     Sunny. High: 72 Low: 44
Monday
     Mostly Sunny. High: 75 Low: 46
Tuesday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 68 Low: 44
Wednesday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 63 Low: 41

Memorial for Beula Souri
April 18th, 2015
11:00 am Saturday, 
Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall.
 
 

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


St. Andrew’s Online

Happy Easter!

April 14, 2015

Maggie and Ron offered a beautiful special song that touched my heart and lifted my spirit. Here are the words, from For The Love of it All, words and music by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and, Mary.

In the beginning, as life became form,
The oceans heaved, the mountains were cleaved, the firmament stormed.
At the center of being, immensely small
Was the master of now, don't ask me how
The Love of it all

And the seasons were many.
Creation was new.
And there on a tree (deceptively free)
A forbidden fruit
Upon leaving the garden, after the fall,
One thing was clear; we chose not to hear
The Love of it all

But for the Love of it all
I would go anywhere.
To the ends of the earth,
What is it worth if Love would be there?
Walking the thin line between fear and the call
One learns to bend and finally depend
On the Love of it all

"Irresistible targets"
I heard someone say.
They were speaking of angels
Who are so courageous day after day
Gunned down on a highway (as we often recall)
I hear a scream; I have a dream
The Love of it all

Still the world is in labor,
She groans in travail.
She cries with the eagle, the dolphin,
She sighs in the song of the whale.
While the heart of her people
Prays at the wall.
A spirit inside is preparing a bride
For the Love of it all

For the Love of it all,
Like the stars and the sun,
We are hearts on the rise,
Separate eyes with the vision of one.
No valley too deep, no mountain too tall,
We can turn back the night with merely the light
From the Love of it all.

And so we are marching to 'to give peace a chance'
Brother and sister as one in this mystery dance.
Long ago on a hilltop where now the curious crawl
A man on a cross paid the ultimate cost
For the Love of it all

For the Love of it all
We are gathered by grace
We have followed our hearts to take up our parts
In this time and place. Hands for the harvest,
Hear the centuries call:
It is still not too late to come celebrate
The Love of it all

"Eli, eli, lemana shabakthani"
The Love of it all

He is Risen,
Pastor Melissa

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Upcoming Activities

April 14       Packing FORKIDS bags @ Food Bank
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month St. Andrew’s people head to the Food Bank (2260 Mottman Rd, across from S. Puget Sound Comm. College) from 3:30pm – 5:30pm to serve the most vulnerable of our community, hungry children. Join us.

April 19       Benefit Concert @ First UMC, Olympia ~ 7:00pm
Jim and Jean Strathdee, internationally honored song writers, worship leaders and concert artists, their music offers hope and encouragement with songs of love and justice, healing and caring for the Earth. Come sing-a-long to benefit the Pacific Northwest UMC’s Ministry Fund Drive. A love offering will be received.
(1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501)

April 20       Revival: Faith as John Wesley Lived It ~ 6:30-7:30pm
Small group 6 Week study. DVD study that looks at England and John Wesley the founder of Methodism. Come see where we get many of our Methodist beliefs and ideas for living out our faith. Books available for $10.

April 29       What’s in the Trailer? @ 12:15pm
Sandwiches & Mission Talk. Come learn about our Early Response Team that helps people following local disasters (they just completed a week long mission to assist following flooding in Aberdeen). See what people have donated to fill the trailer that is parked next to the garage for their work.  Fellowship is providing sandwiches. Please bring a salad or dessert.

May 1          Crop Walk @ 12:30pm
St. Andrew’s sends a team each year to walk to alleviate hunger. If you would like to walk you can register with Ms. Janie. Please sponsor our walkers with a donation: Janie Stover, Heidi & Heather Seldomridge.

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 10:30am when the choir starts to practice.

Quilters –  April 16th, 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: April 15 ~ 11:30 am @ Red Lobster, 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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