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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
General Articles of Interest from Monthly Nexus

Nexus Articles for October 2017

Fall Worship Schedule

Our worship schedule is:

1st Worship Service: 8:30 a.m.

Education Hour for all ages: 9:30 a.m.

2nd Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.

 

Church Conference 

Please join us as we take care of church business and celebrate

our many successes this year.

 Charge Conference is set for:          

Tuesday, October 24th

We will be serving Lasagna and salad for dinner

 

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.

 

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.

 

Music Director Needed

We are sad to say good bye to David, but are happy that he has received a promotion at Costco which is something he was hoping for.

This does leave us looking for   someone to replace him as our Choir Director and pianist for first service.  If you know of someone that can play the piano please let Janie     Stover or Pastor Dan know. We would like to find someone as soon as possible to fill our Music Director position so that we can get our Choir meeting on Wednesdays for       practice.

A Job Description is in the office (and on the website) if you are interested or would like to share it with someone, please call Kathy for a copy.

 

Honor Edith Countryman on her 100th Birthday!

Our Youth Sunday School classes have set a goal to collect supplies for 100 Hygiene Kits in honor of Edith Countryman’s 100th birthday.  Please join us in this great Mission project to help Hurricane survivors and honor Edith.

Here’s what we will be collecting:  (Donations can be placed in the Sunday School Room)

Hygiene Kit Value: $12.00 per kit

Hygiene Kit Materials:

1 Hand towel  - 15 x25 inches to 17 x 27 inches (Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable)

1 Washcloth

1 Toothbrush  (Adult size only - Do not remove from original packaging)

6 Adhesive bandages  (¾ inch to 1 inch-size - Common household Band-Aids)

1—Bath-size soap (3 oz. and larger sizes only - No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content - Do not remove from original packaging)

1 Comb (Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long - No pocket combs or picks, please - Rattail combs and combs without handle are acceptable with a       minimum of 6 inches of teeth)

1 Metal nail file or nail clippers  (No emery boards, please)

1 plastic bag (One-gallon size   sealable bag only)

$1.00 to purchase toothpaste

Once supplies or money is collected, the Youth Sunday School classes will assemble these according to the specific directions.

Directions for Kits can be found on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

All items need to be returned by October 22nd.

 

Single Luncheon

October 18th @ 12:30am

At Red Lobster

We invite all adult singles (divorced,   widowed, separated, never married) to join us for a no-host lunch and conversation.

Questions or RSVP to: Chris Regester  (360-491-3425)

 

All Church Clean Up Event

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.

 

Preschool News

Preschool has gotten off to a great start!  In October, we will be celebrating with a Harvest Party and making stone soup together. We will dress like farmers and farm animals, so don’t be surprised if you stop by and see a horse or cow galloping down the hallways.

We will take our first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  This is a fun and exciting field trip and all of our families are invited to join in.

Watch the Preschool Art Wall in the hallway for our exciting creations that we make and   display. We may be a famous artist someday and you are seeing our beautiful work for the first time.

 

Evergreen UMC

Lacey Children’s Day is coming up the beginning of October, and this is always a great day of outreach, fun, and connection with new folks in our community. This year, it’s on Saturday, October 7 and Evergreen hosts the Giant Bubble Pool and provides some face-painting as well. For about 3 hours, I swear we play bubbles with half the kids in Thurston County…and a good number of youth and adults, too. We chat with folks, give away a couple of big bowls full of lollipops, hand-out info cards about Evergreen, and enjoy being a part of our Lacey community. Playing bubbles has become a hallmark of our Evergreen community, and I suppose it seems a little strange. But a funny thing  happened this past Sunday at our Evergreen gathering. During the announcement time, we were lifting up the volunteer opportunities with Lacey Children’s Day and I asked the community – who here was introduced to Evergreen through playing bubbles? And 90% of the people raised their hands! It turns out, that meeting people out in the community is, well, a great way to meet people out in the community! And, in our case, playing bubbles is a vehicle for our Evergreen community to do just that. Within all of the things we learn from Jesus in our Bible, he gives us two helpful sound bytes to help us remember and act on all he says about following him and being community formed in his name: the Great Commandment – love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself; and the Great Commission – go into the world and make disciples. I believe Jesus means for us to get going on that by going out into the community we have been called into being to serve, and get to know people, to walk alongside, to celebrate what the Holy Spirit is already doing in people’s lives, and to co-work with that same Spirit and one another in becoming and growing as disciples and community. For   Evergreen, playing bubbles is one of the ways we get to start being a part of that process. I invite you to come join in this Children’s Day and enjoy both the bubbles and the Spirit at work! Thank you for your continued support as Evergreen’s partner congregation, for your prayers, invitation, your participation and your giving. You can always check-out the latest at www.fun.church, or sign-up for the                E-Newsletter.                                                               

Pastor Meredith Brown                  

meredith@4EvergreenUMC.org   360-545-3454

 

Bubble Station & Face Painting at Lacey Children’s Day                                        Saturday, October 7   11:00am-2:00pm   Huntamer Park in Lacey                      

Come play bubbles, help with face-painting, share invitation cards and make new friends and this fun and important community event!

Morning.Church Most Sundays at 10:00 am, Salish Middle School                  

At Morning.Church you can expect worship and prayer for people of all ages, and age-specific learning times for kids, youth and adults. Fun and donuts are included.

Sunday Share-day October 22, meet at 10:00am at Salish Middle School           

Sunday Share-day is an opportunity to put worship into action with hands-on help in the community, with work good for people of all ages and abilities, and nursery.

   

Pray Requests

You are invited to call in your prayer request to the church office (491-2030) or to Chris Regester (491-3425) any time of the day or evening. If you get an answering machine, please leave the  request or your name and telephone number.

Please Pray for God to touch

St. Andrew’s Families:

—Todd Stover                       —Bill Bush

—Dave Reed                        —Lois Mae Best

—Betty Fagan                      —Steve Laxton

—Lee Lovrien                       —Terri Tyler

—Christy Townsend           —Gerry Leonard

—Barbara Hawley               —Marcia Baldwin

—Robin Eagen                    —Richard Dlugosz

—Del & Enid Force

 

Children’s Church

Youth Sunday school has begun for the 2017-18 school year. We are doing things a little differently. There are now two youth Sunday school classes that meet from 9:30-10:30 every other week. One class is for grades K-4 and the other is grades 5-8.  We are still looking for more teachers, so if you are interested please talk to Heidi or Janie. During church service, the nursery is available for ages 0-6. There is no longer children's church during the 11:00 service.

 

October Sunday School                

Teacher Schedule

Oct. 8     gr. K-4, Kyrian    

                 gr. 5-8, Heidi or Janie

 

Happy Birthday

1-Betty Cain-Mills

1-Mike Reagan Jr.

3-Claudia Regan

6-Andrew Seldomridge

7-Richard Dlugosz

13-Dave Reed

15-Barbara Ward

18-Mary Novy

22-Gerry Leonard

26-Gary Baldwin

27-Vi Statler

 

Happy Anniversary

3-Del & Enid Force

12-Greg & Jane Leppert

18-Phil & Pat Latimer

20-Gary & Marcia Baldwin

21-Virgil & Barbara Clarkson

29-Jerry & Marian McKusker

 

Quilters

Quilting @ St. Andrew's happens at 10:00 to 2:00 on Tuesday, Sept. 26. 

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.

 

Humor Corner

What do you get when you cross a cat with a lemon?         A sourpuss

You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish.

Avoidable: What a bullfighter tries to do.

 

Volunteers

October 1st                                              

Lay Reader 1st Service: Virgil Clarkson  

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Bruce Kauffman

Coffee Hour: Sally Bush, Janie Stover, Jane Leppert, Heidi Seldomridge, Steve Berntsen

October 8th                                                 

Lay Reader 1st Service: Carol Overdeep 

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Don Stephens

Coffee Hour: Boni Lenahan, Sara Lyon, Sybil Thompson, MaryJean Grimes, Virginia Stephens, Marilyn Martin, Kyrian MacMichael

October 15th

Lay Reader 1st Service: Barbara Ullmann

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Heidi Seldomridge

Coffee Hour: Joyce Scheuerman, Jan Green, Betty Gluth, Marian McKusker, Karen Langlois, Dorothy Tyler

October 22nd

Lay Reader 1st Service: Linda Clark        

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Carol Nichols

Coffee Hour: Chris Regester, Claudia Regan, Susan Sadler, Nancy Lovrien-Kauffman, Lois Mae Best, Sherrod Shiveley

October 29th                                            

Lay Reader 1st Service: Les Matthews     

Lay Reader 2nd Service: Heather Seldomridge

Coffee Hour: Amy Dickey, Betty Cain-Mills, Barbara Clarkson, Robin Eagen, Earl Cabe, Julie Sedgwick

 

Scriptures

October 1st

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 (UMH 799)

Philippians 2:1-13

Matthew 21:23-32

 

October 8th

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Psalm 19 (UMH 750)

Philippians 3:4b-14

Matthew 21:33-46

 

October 15th

Exodus 32:1-14

Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 (UMH 829)

Philippians 4:1-9

Matthew 22:1-14

 

October 22nd

Exodus 33:12-23

Psalm 99 (UMH 819)

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Matthew 22:15-22

 

October 29th

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 (UMH 789)

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Matthew 22:34-46

 

Thank you

Kleenex Challenge

What an amazing job you did!  We collected 310 boxes of     Kleenex’s for Lydia Hawk Elementary School.  Way To Go St. Andrew’s!

 

Disaster Relief

Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storms and earthquakes.

If you would like to donate money to help the Hurricane relief or earthquake relief please write your checks to: St. Andrew’s UMC with “Earthquake or Hurricane” written on it in the memo line. We will get your funds to UMCOR to help make a difference.

 

Calling Directory

New Calling Directory

Please check the Calling Directory in the Fellowship Hall to make sure that all of your              information is correct. If there is something that isn’t correct please change it so we can print an accurate Directory.

 

Volunteers and Hours

Please don’t forget to sign in on the Volunteer Tracker form when you are here volunteering your time. We are eager to see how many hours in a year our wonderful members volunteer. The form is located by the entry doors on the small black shelf.

Month of August: 195 hours

Total it would have cost the church to pay someone: $2,145 for these hours.        

 

Senior Lunch
 

Join us Thursday, October 26th @ 1:00 p.m.

As we celebrate our seniors.

A light lunch will be provided.                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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