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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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TUE
Quilters Group
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ongoing projects found willing workers and new ideas and items for the December Bazaar were shown. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch and lots of visiting. Consider joining us on the 4th Tuesday, of each month, when we meet again to work on projects. Keep on Quilting. Barbara Ullmann, 360-491-2693
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25

WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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26

THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Inquiry Class
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
I have been asked by a few individuals about joining the church. (You know who you are!) So I am looking at holding a class on Thursday afternoons (4 Thursday afternoons in April/May) for those interested – let me know what would be the best way to coordinate with your schedule. Talk with Pastor Dan or call the office to reserve a spot.
APR

28

SAT
St Benedict's Community Dinner
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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.
APR

29

SUN
Pastor Dan's 60th Birthday
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us by bringing in 60 items to add to our FORKids bags in honor of Pastor Dan’s 60th Birthday. Bring your items in on Sunday, April 29th. Items to be collected in the sanctuary before and during worship service.
Organized by Janie: “People can bring 60 of something for the For Kids Bags- Like 60 packs of Oatmeal or 60 containers of Applesauce, in honor of his 60th Birthday and we can have Cake in Fellowship Hall for everyone after 2nd service.” So please join us as we celebrate this milestone.
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
MAY

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WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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THU
MAY

06

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Search
A Note from Pastor Dan

Greetings:

By the time you read this, our Easter celebrations will be over.  For some it means we will not see them again until Christmas. It saddens me.  Each Sunday is a “mini” Easter. We are invited into a relationship with God that brings life to our existence, as well as meaning and purpose. Imagine only eating twice a year; it would be hard to survive.  So it is with this in mind, I think about how God might be calling us to reach out.  Not out of fear, or just trying to stay alive as a church, but with the message that is so central to Easter itself, God’s reaching out even beyond the grave to bring life and life abundantly. I have heard it said that we are in a “death culture.”  When you look at the increased tensions across our country, particularly noticeable in our schools and cities, our churches have a profound message. Sometimes that message gets hid beneath the daily distractions of living, but it does not make it any less real. So as we go forward toward Pentecost, let us keep in mind that we have a responsibility to a world where there is much suffering. Suffering is often the result of feeling isolated, alone, and disconnected. With God’s help, we can be part of the solution to humanities woes. I invite you to pray for inspiration and insight into what God is doing, and we will be all the more in harmony with it.  
                 
Blessings, Pastor Dan 
April 2018

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