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Upcoming Events
OCT

22

SUN
Morning Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
OCT

24

TUE
Lasagna Dinner
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lasagna Dinner for everyone before Charge Conference
Charge Conference
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Please join us as we take care of church business and celebrate our many successes this year. 6:00 p.m. Lasagna Dinner for everyone before Charge Conference
Our Charge Conference is set for: Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. -- Everyone is welcome!
OCT

25

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
OCT

26

THU
Senior Lunch
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join us Thursday, October 26th @ 1:00 p.m.
As we celebrate our seniors. A light lunch will be provided.
OCT

28

SAT
All Church Clean Up Event
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 28th
9:00 a.m. to Noon
St. Andrew’s needs you help to prepare our building and grounds for winter. We have a list of indoor & outdoor cleaning jobs to help us get our building clean and tidy and we need your help!
Please join us and pitch in, there are jobs for all abilities!
Bring your gloves & gardening tools, cleaners and towels. We have a few things available here, but if you like specific things please bring those from home
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.
OCT

29

SUN
Morning Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
OCT

31

TUE
Quilters Group
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
We'll be doing some sewing on the kits as well as making plans for future projects and meeting times. Join us for the fellowship and current projects-in-progress. Look for information on the next meeting date in the Sunday Bulletin and Weekly Devotional.
See you on Tuesday - Happy Quilting
Barbara Ullmann 360-491-2693
Next Meeting Tuesday, October 31st 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NOV

01

WED
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Practice
NOV

05

SUN
All Saints Sunday on Sunday, November 5th
Please join us as we honor those special people in our lives that have passed. Candles will be available on the Altar for you to light in their memory.
Morning Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Search
A Note from Pastor Dan

Greetings:

I have been recently pondering family names, in part due to the latest events in the national news regarding identity theft.  So what is it about a name? Is there something more than just a moniker? In the narrative about the birth of John the Baptist, his name meant something. Briefly reviewing the story, his mom did not have a child until she was seemingly beyond childbearing years (she would have been scorned by many in her community because of it.) Eventually her husband has a vision of an angel that tells him that she will give birth. Zechariah doesn’t believe it, and because of it he cannot say a word – at least until the child is born. The town is abuzz about Zechariah, due to the fact that his vision occurred while he was alone in the holiest part of the sanctuary. Eventually Elizabeth gives birth and when asked what his name will be, she tells them John.  Surprise – no one in the family has that name.  Some may have assumed that another man was involved, still others who understood the root part of the name realized God’s handiwork.  The name can be translated a variety of ways, but basically it means the Lord’s blessing or God is being gracious.  It is easy to read the narrative and miss that God is going to do something wondrous through him; this proclamation starts with the naming. As Christians, we too have a calling. To be a Christian means to be a follower of Christ. How does one do that today? Physically, he is no longer with us. It is more than bearing the name and in the context of being a Methodist, Christian implies something even more specific.  Part of that understanding is prayer, study, fellowship and service. As we have begun a new adult study on Sunday morning, I would like to encourage you to find ways to do those four things – including study - so that ultimately you are drawn closer to Christ and then go out in His name.

Blessings, Pastor Dan

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