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Upcoming Events
NOV

30

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
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Sundays @ 9:30 am
(In the Choir Room)
John Carter, is leading a new study called:
“Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time”.
  Written for those who hunger to know and engage the Bible at deeper levels. This study provokes inquiry, welcomes questions, engages the imagination and encourages listening for and discovering the word of God in ourselves and others.
By engaging the three centers of learning: head, heart, and gut, participants encounter and engage the biblical story and tradition to find meaning for their own lives and movement toward transformation.
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
DEC

02

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

03

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

07

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
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Sundays @ 9:30 am
(In the Choir Room)
John Carter, is leading a new study called:
“Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time”.
  Written for those who hunger to know and engage the Bible at deeper levels. This study provokes inquiry, welcomes questions, engages the imagination and encourages listening for and discovering the word of God in ourselves and others.
By engaging the three centers of learning: head, heart, and gut, participants encounter and engage the biblical story and tradition to find meaning for their own lives and movement toward transformation.
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
DEC

09

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
DEC

10

WED
Praise Band
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Practice
Bible Search
Upper Room Daily Reflections
Weather
Lacey, WA

Cloudy, 58 F

Wednesday
     Rain. High: 57 Low: 51
Thursday
     Rain. High: 55 Low: 49
Friday
     Rain. High: 49 Low: 33
Saturday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 37 Low: 23
Sunday
     Sunny. High: 38 Low: 23

St. Andrew’s Connection
‘Building a community together that explores
faith & experiences God’
 

St. Andrew’s Online

November 26th, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving!

O God of all Creation:
 You have cared for the earth, and have filled it with your riches.
Abundance flows in your steppes, through the pastures and wilderness.
You provide for our land, softening it with showers,
bathing it in light, and blessing it with growth.

The hills sing with joy;
the meadows are covered with flocks; the fields deck themselves with wheat;
and together they glorify your name!

On this occasion of our Thanksgiving,
we as a nation take rest from our labors to consider your many blessings.
We thank you for our freedoms, and for the opportunity to contribute our skills,
our attributes and our values toward the good of society.

We thank you for the mixture of our cultures,
blending us into one people under God.
Help us to be a light unto other nations,
and to further the cause of freedom and justice all over the world.

We remember those who are less fortunate than we.
We lift up in prayer the victims of poverty and racism,
and all those who suffer from forms of political and economic oppression.
Let the word that goes forth from our mouths speak of your peace, and let us proclaim our hope in Christ as Savior of all humankind.

We pray that you will bless all those who gather today,
as we have come to experience your presence among us.
Give us your guidance, O God, and empower us for your work.
For we claim nothing for ourselves, but return all honor and glory unto you,
 and offer our thanks and praise. Amen.

From "Prayers for God's People"


In the Spirit of the Lord,
Pastor Melissa

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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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Nov 30       Advent Logs @ 10am
Decorate an advent log and take home to enjoy during the season. Advent Logs come with 4 candles to light – 1 a week up to Christmas and a white candle to light on Christmas Eve or Day. 

                   Nativity Show -  for display on Dec 7 & 14
Nativities are a wonderful visual of the amazing gift of God given to us in the birth of Jesus Christ. Nativities come in so many different varieties, shapes, colors and sizes. Please bring one of your nativities to share with the community. 

Dec 1          ‘Under Wraps’ Advent Study – Mondays @ 6:30pm
December 1, 8, 15, & 22

Dec 11        Spiral Service – Thursday @ 7pm
Great time for personal reflection and prayer. Slow down the busyness of the Christmas season and spend some time with God.

Dec 14        Bake Sale – following both worship services
Don’t have time to bake. Need something special for a hostess or Christmas gift. Come buy scrumptious home-made cookies and breads. All proceeds go to support our church budget

Dec 17        Party & Christmas Play Rehearsal
5:30pm       Pizza Dinner
6-7:30pm    Rehearsal (all ages welcome and encouraged to attend)

Dec 21        Christmas Play @ 11:00am   [NO 9:00amWorship this Sunday]

                   Christmas Caroling  @ 12:15pm
Take the music of the season to our members in care facilities.

Dec 24        Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship @ 7:00pm

Dec 31        Watch Night New Years    8pm-midnight
Bring games and snacks for a friendly evening of fun. We end the evening with a short devotion and toast in the New Year.

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Mission Opportunities

 FORKids Backpack program

NEEDED:  Shelf-stable Milk (no refrigeration needed), Fruit cups, applesauce lunch cups, pudding cups. Place in box on the floor inside Sanctuary doors

VOLUNTEER: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm @ Food Bank (220 Thurston Ave, Olympia). 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.

Contact Us  
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Mailing address: PO Box 3866, Lacey 98509
Church location:
540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington 98503
Telephone: 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  
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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Small Group Meetings – EVERYBODY WELCOME:

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.

Singles Luncheon Group –  meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at Colonial Inn at 11:00am   For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Lunch is $5.50  Contact: Chris Regester

No-host After Church lunch – meets every Sunday after 11:00 service for lunch at Emperor’s Palace (on Martin)

 

 

 

 

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