October 2016  
Upcoming Events


Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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




Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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




7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search

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

St. Andrew’s Online

October 21st , 2016



Growing up in the church I often heard stories about Jesus doing miracles. It seemed that one thing that Jesus excelled at was making plenty out of little, as in the case of the loaves and fish when he fed a crowd of  5,000. Over the years, as I have prayerfully considered these passages, I have found that there is a spiritual reality that undergirds them.

The first principle of this is to do what God askes of us.  The challenge for us is to have a clear understanding or discernment about what God seeks to do (as in the passage to feed the hungry). When we do that, God does in fact take what we offer and multiply it beyond what any of us could do. Clearly the resurrection (seemingly the impossible becomes possible) has been highlighted since the birth of the church, and for every generation following as an example of this action.

Once you discern God’s leading, and have the desire to follow it, the next step is possible: taking a risk. Admittedly, as I get older I find that I am less likely to want to take risks. However, as I grow to trust God (and hopefully you do as well), the risks seem minimal in comparison to the eventual outcome. Part of this risk process involves reaching out and giving what you can. As in the passages involving food, that which the disciples bring is hardly adequate for the task, but it is all that they have. Yet God takes their offering and does something incredible!

A third component of the spiritual reality behind the passages dealing with miracles is the willingness to suffer. Inevitably, the time between what is discerned, then taking the risk and the time of God’s action is a period of uncertainty and challenges. Frankly, I would like to skip this aspect of the process, but I think it is one way in which God seeks to create a deeper faith within us, as well as a certitude that He is with us even in our times of uncertainty.  So is there something that you believe God is calling us to do?  Are you willing to risk supporting it?

Grace and Peace, Pastor Dan

Upcoming Activities

October 22ndSt. Benedict’s Community Dinner join us at 3:30pm

October 25thPack FORKids Bags @ the food bank, 3:30pm

October 27th & 28th – Church Office & Preschool will be closed. Kathy & the Teachers will be at an Early Childhood Learning Conference in Lynnwood.

October 29th – All Church Clean Up 9:00am – Noon

October 30th – All Saints Sunday – Please join us we recognize our Loved Ones.

October 30th – Thanksgiving Tags will be available in the hallway.


Church CleanUp – Join us Saturday, October 29th from 9:00am-Noon as we prepare the church for the fall. We will have inside and outside jobs for everyone. We will need your help, many hands make less work. A light lunch (soup) will be provided at Noon.

Calling Directory - We will be printing a new calling directory at the end of the month. We have several people/families that we need an updated picture of. So please visit the picture area in the fellowship hall to get your picture taken. Sunday, October 23rd is the last day to get your picture in this directory.

Coffee Hour – We are looking for a few volunteers to help with Coffee Hour on Sunday. This is a fairly easy job that only takes a couple of hours every 6 weeks. Please call Kathy in the office (360-491-2030) or Boni Lenahan (360-790-6372) if you would like to be part of this vital fellowship. We need your help for this important service opportunity.

Thanksgiving Tags – We will provide a Thanksgiving meal for 4 families from Lydia Hawk & 1 family that attends our preschool this year. On October 30th the tags will be available in the hallway. Please choose a tag and purchase the item listed on it. Return the item & tag by November 13th so that it can be given to the families in time for the holiday.

All Saints Sunday – Please join us during the 2nd service October 30th to light a candle for your loved one. We will also honor our church family members that have passed this past year.

Mission Opportunities

FORKids Backpack program –


Needed: Chef Boyardee microwavable cups, Vienna sausage, Fruit cup, Pudding cups or Shelf Stable Milk (best place to get-Costco).

**Place these items and anything else you’d like to donate in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors. We pack approximately 200 bags for Olympic View Elementary a month here at St. Andrew’s. You can also volunteer at the Food Bank Warehouse to back for other schools monthly.

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

Community Dinner: Saturday, October 22nd @ 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


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 –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. We’d love to have you join us if you are interested in learning, an intermediate sewer or if you have something to share/show us. Bring something to share for lunch.       Contact: Sally Bush & Barbara Ullmann              

Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month

Next meeting- November 16th at 11:30am at Red Lobster. 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
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Phone 360-491-2030
Regular Schedule  
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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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