May 2018  
Upcoming Events


Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM




Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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540 School St. SE Lacey, Washington


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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Lacey, Washington

We go with God’s help, to build a community that explores faith, experiences the living presence of God, and shares what we have come to know with others.

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CROP Walk - We are having our own Mini CROP Walk Today after second service 5/27/2018, bring a Picnic Lunch with you and we will be headed to Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, we can set out a basket at a table and ask for Donations for our walk, we can put it towards the For Kids Program at our church. It will be around 3 mile walk on the Boardwalk and Trails at Nisqually. It should be a fun afternoon of fellowship for a great cause!!

May 23rd, 2018


Growing up, I thought the church was a perfect place. After all, we are taught it is the body of Christ, so how else could it be otherwise? As I got older I quickly found out that it was not. Rather, I suspect it is more of a training ground, in which we as a community learn to love each other – with all our foibles. In fact, we are told that Christ is made perfect through our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). This past Sunday, I felt called to remind you about another passage, found in 1Corinthians 13. To summarize this text is fairly simple: love wins out. If we open ourselves to God’s love, it is stronger than any hurt, grief, anger or disillusionment.

Since my coming to St. Andrew’s I seen love grow in your midst, both toward God and each other. With the recent news, I have heard from many of you a sense of frustration that my family and I are being appointed elsewhere. I would like to remind you that even though we will be leaving, God’s love, which drew you to this place, will not be leaving. It is still here. So it is my hope and prayer that you continue to encourage each other even as you may feel a sense of loss. Don’t let our departure be the reason that your love is cut short, for others at St. Andrew’s still need it right now, and you do too!

May God’s Love Hold You Close, Pastor Dan


QuiltersJune 26th, 2018, is our 4th Tuesday meeting. Come for fellowship, planning, sewing and potluck lunch from 10:00 till 2:00, or any of that time that meets with your schedule. We do have fun and ideas flow constantly. We have some fantastic new fabrics that Robin has located to spark creativity. Everyone is invited to join us. Sewing skills, from ideas and suggestions to actual use of machine, are needed.

You may have noticed the rack and bench full to overflowing with quilts in the Fellowship Room. We received some beautiful fabrics from Barbara Clarkson and they have been transformed into quilts suitable for all ages. Check out the display and perhaps you will find the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. All proceeds go to SAUMC General Fund. Check with any Quilter or Kathy with questions. Enjoy browsing.

Mission Opportunities

Make a Graduation Special Support a High School Senior - St. Andrew’s is adopting 3 graduating seniors through this special program. $150 will pay for each senior to have a cap and gown for the service, an additional $100 will purchase a yearbook for them, a small graduation gift and offer a few dollars toward the cost of a celebration dinner. Together we can make their day special.

If you would like to join in their celebration, please place donations of any amount in the Sunday offering plate or drop your donation in the office marked “Graduation” by Sunday, June 8th.

FORKids BagsFor the whole month of May, we are collecting Shelf Stable Milk and Rice Crispie Treats for our FORKids bags. There are more detailed lists pinned to the red bags outside of the sanctuary. You can keep the red bag for your use.

Trustees Projects - *A new project tracker sheet is available on the magazine rack by the entry doors. Please take a look and see if there are things you would like to work on, donate too or have an idea about. Please contact Ken Russell.

St. Benedict’s Community Dinner – Saturday, May 26th @ 3:00 p.m. -This is held at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. St. Andrew’s takes turns cooking and everyone helps serve. 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. If you would like for information please contact Rich Green (360) 943-9290.

Small Group Meetings

Bread of Life Join Pastor Dan and others as we share faith stories and our spiritual journey every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room at church. Following this story time we will begin having prayer for our community. A person can attend either or both.

Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our meeting is June 20th @ 12:30 p.m at Jim Bob’s Restaurant. Please join us! For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, separated, etc.) Contact: Chris Regester

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  
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St Andrew’s High Priority Trustee Projects 2018
Job Opening - Childcare/Nursery Attendant

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church is looking for an adult who loves kids to be our new Childcare/Nursery Attendant. Job responsibilities include: watching young children, change diapers, soothe feelings, play with the children, read books or sing songs. Must be 18 or older, pass a national background check, have some experience with young children, be CPR certified or willing to take the class upon being hired and be VERY reliable. From 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. every Sunday. Please send resume by email or call for an application.  Ask for Kathy - / 360-491-2030 

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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 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.

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St. Andrew's Preschool Registration 2017-2018

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


Matthew 28: 16-20
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