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Upcoming Events
SEP

01

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

02

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

06

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
SEP

07

MON
SEP

08

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
SEP

09

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

13

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
SEP

15

TUE
FOR Kids Backpack Program
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us in the St. Andrew’s Big Kitchen at 6pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the each month to fill bags with the food donated by our church members.
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Weather
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington

Cloudy, 60 F

Sunday
     Showers. High: 67 Low: 56
Monday
     Showers. High: 67 Low: 57
Tuesday
     Showers. High: 67 Low: 49
Wednesday
     Showers. High: 66 Low: 46
Thursday
     PM Showers. High: 67 Low: 44

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


St. Andrew’s Online

August 26, 2015

Washington Wildfires

The fires currently burning in Washington have done 1000s of acres of damage, destroyed and continues to threaten homes and businesses. This week the fire severely injured one and claimed the lives of three firefighters working for the U.S. Forest Service. Injured was Daniel Lyon - a Rogers High School graduate and reserve officer for the Milton Police Department. Killed were Tom Zbyszewski from Carlton, a second year college student attending Whitman College; Andrew Zajac originally from Illinois where his mom is a United Methodist Minister, he was married with an advanced degree in science; and Richard Wheeler a 10 year veteran seasonal firefighter living in Wenatchee, he was married working on a degree in public-land management.

If you would like to make a donation to the communities devastated by these fires and to the UM churches who are supplying food, sleeping & shower facilities you are welcome to make checks to St. Andrew’s - mark the memo line ‘Fire’ and 100% of your donation will go to help people affected by the wildfires.

Today I am asking you to offer prayers for those in the fire zones in Washington and Oregon and for the families and friends of the three firefighters who lost their lives in a fire storm August 19, 2015.  These men and women turn and run into the fire to protect, our homes, our loved ones, the forests and animals that live there.  To them we owe our gratitude and prayers.

So today I ask you to offer a prayer for our all our fire fighters, many who come from across the country and the globe to help protect our homes and planet, May the Holy Spirit keep them safe. Offer prayers of comfort to the friends and families of the fall firefighters.  Offer prayers of peace and rest to those who have lost their homes to the flames and those who have had to evacuate and leave so much of their lives behind.  Offer a prayer for the environment and the creatures who live there. And finally we hope for rain, soaking rain, without lightening, to give the firefighters a chance to control and extinguish the fires.

[I am writing a note to send to Rev. Mary Zajac in thanksgiving for her son, Andrew’s, life and service. If you would like to sign the card it will be in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday. ]

Grace and Blessing,

Pastor Melissa

Announcements

Clothing Drive for Missions: start gathering clothing and other items made of material (blankets, sheets, purses, shoes, bags, towels, etc). Great time to clean out your closets and dressers. We are also collecting books, old magazines, and movies (DVD or VHS). We are partnering with Value Village to raise money for our Congo Missionary.

Please place fabric/material items in plastic trash bags and books/magazines in boxes or paper sacks. Bring to church when you come or drop off during the week. If you have difficulty bringing to the church please call the church office to make arrangements for pick up. 

Summer Church Hours:  Church Office will be closed Fridays in August. During summer it is best to call ahead if you need in the church.

Summer Reading: The kids decided all money donated will go to Imagine No Malaria – to help children in Africa. Please place full pill bottles on the altar; checks in the offering plate.

Upcoming Activities

August 30    Final day to donate School Supplies

                        Collecting donations for Summer Reading Program

Sept 9           Choir rehearsals begins
                        5:45pm       9am Combo
                        7:00pm       11am vocal Choir

Sept 13       Back to School Sunday ~ both services
                     Blessings offered for students and teachers/admin/bus drivers

                     Children’s Church begins - during 11am Worship

Sept 20       Clothing Drive to Benefit the Congo ends
Last Sunday to donate clothing and other items to the drive.

Sept 21       Monday Evening Study begins @ 6:30pm
Fun and interesting, 6 week study, on ‘The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul’. We use a DVD video to see places that Paul traveled and learn how he spread the word of Christ and helped build the early church. The study goes from 6:30pm- 7:30pm on Mondays. Books are available, if you can donate $10 toward their cost that is appreciated.

Sept 23       Bell Choir begins
                      5:45pm       9am Combo
                      6:30pm       Bell Choir
                       7:30pm       11am Vocal Choir

Oct 13         All Church Conference w/ District Superintendent Rev. Cara Scriven

                     5:00pm       Dinner (bring salad or dessert to share
                     6:00pm       Meeting

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

St. Andrew’s will pack bags on Sunday, Sept. 20th in the Fellowship Hall

Our first day at the Food Bank to pack FORKids bags will be Tuesday, September 22nd from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Starting in October we pack on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

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 –  3rd Thursdays of each month, 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-  September 16 @ 11:30 at the Lacey: 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
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
Affiliations  
Announcements
News, Activities and Opportunties at St.Andrews

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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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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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