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General Articles of Interest from Monthly Nexus

NEXUS  Articles from April 2017

 

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 16th

6:30 am Sunrise Worship

9:00 am Hot Breakfast

9:30 am Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 am Worship Service

Come and enjoy a hot breakfast as we begin our celebration of the resurrection!

 

GREETINGS:

This past week, I was talking to one of the members of St. Andrew’s about their experience of growing up. They mentioned that their grandparents would sit with them and tell them stories about their own childhood, as well as their faith stories. For some reason which eluded them, over the years they got distracted doing other things, and instead of taking the time to listen they were out doing something else. This brought up memories of my father from my childhood. My father was always doing something: working, completing a project, watching football, and so on. As I got older something seemed to shift, and once in a great while he seemed a bit more introspective, and we would have a conversation about faith and life and he would bare a little of his soul. I continue to cherish those moments.

Early Methodism began as an attempt to revive what Wesley and others saw as a church growing cold. One thing that helped them to overcome this sense of a growing distance from God was regularly gathering beyond Sunday morning. In those gatherings, with others who shared their concerns, they talked and prayed about the ways they felt God was moving in their lives and when they felt God was not. Admittedly, those gathering first had to gain a level of trust with each other, but the meetings and church soon blossomed into a movement that spread across our nation.

After Easter, I will begin a study on Thursday mornings that will give us an opportunity to enter into this type of conversation. If you have felt a pull to enter into something more in your spiritual journey, then I would welcome you to be part of our gathering. I only ask that you come with a spirit of openness. More details about the study are in next article.

 

Blessings on your Easter Season, Pastor Dan

 

NEW BIBLE STUDY

Pastor Dan will be leading a NEW Bible Study starting Thursday, April 27th at 10:30am. The Bible Study is “The Class Meeting” by Kevin M. Watson.

In The Class Meeting, Kevin Watson pulls a play from the playbook of John Wesley and brings it to life for today’s Church.  

"Because most small groups are built around curricular study resources, people rarely get down to the real substance of what small groups are all about: transformation, or becoming like Christ. Most Christians know much more than they are practicing or applying to their lives. Class meetings were essential for the first Methodists, and they are essential today, because they helped people grow in faith in Christ and learn how to follow Jesus with their lives." - Kevin Watson

Watson's book unfolds a vision and a practical strategy for developing small groups that are much simpler than the typical group, while being more productive and with greater spiritual depth. The Class Meeting is structured into an eight-week study resource designed for a small group to work through together. Along the way, your group will be progressively equipped with a shared language to talk about the work of the Holy Spirit in the inner person and a structure for holding these kinds of meetings. After eight weeks, the book is laid aside and the class meeting is born. 

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Our next Senior Supper will be on April 25th @ 1:00pm.  This is a potluck, so please bring something to share. Dessert will be provided.

We will be honoring Sara Lyon & Del Force.

 

SINGLES LUNCHEON

April 19th @ 11:30am 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)

 

EASTER HELP NEEDED

We are preparing for Easter and we need your help! Boni Lenahan is organizing Breakfast and would like several helpers to bring items, help set up on Saturday and help clean up Sunday after breakfast. If you are able to be here Easter Sunday we need you!!! Please look at the Bulletin Board and sign up where you can help. This is always an amazing fun event and your help makes it possible.

 

PRESCHOOL NEWS

Happy Spring!

Preschool Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has begun. If you have any family or friends that heave a preschool age child please let them know about our wonderful program. We have always found that word of mouth is our best advertisement.

April will be a busy month for Preschool. We will be continuing on our alphabet adventures with T, U & V.  We will have Spring Break and take a field trip to Lattin’s Cider Mill. We look   forward to the children’s energy as the days warm up and we are able to explore the outside and play on our playground.

Watch for information on our Spring Fundraiser. We will be selling hanging baskets once again. Baskets will be   delivered on May 8th to distribute. Information on the flower baskets will be posted on April 10th.

We will take class pictures and take many nature walks. Let’s hope the rain gives us a little break during the week. We have lots of plants blooming and birds making their nests, we’d love a dry few days to be a scientist and explore.

 

EVERGREEN UMC

Happy Spring EVERYONE!  Our Evergreen Faith Community is getting ready for our big Easter community event, Easter Worship and Egg Hunt in Meridian Neighborhood Park (corner of Willamette and Campus Glen, Lacey) on Sunday, April 16 at 10:00am. This is our fifth year to host this gathering for the community – an event that sees more than 200 people:  kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends and even some friendly neighborhood dogs. This is an important opportunity for us to meet new people and to invite folks to connect with the Evergreen Faith Community.  So, if you want to help support Evergreen, this is a great time to do just that. And, here’s how:


Pray:  for the people in our neighborhoods we’re trying to reach, for our Evergreen leadership, for all the various volunteers that will come together to make this a powerful and fun Easter experience…and for beautiful    weather, too!


Donate:  we’re looking for new and gently used plastic Easter eggs and small, individually wrapped candies to fill the 2000+ eggs for the hunt. These donations can be brought to the St. Andrew’s office, marked for Evergreen.


Volunteer:  you can help fill all those eggs, help with baked goods/coffee for the hospitality table, and/or come help on Easter Sunday in the park. There’s lots to do, from setting up the Easter Egg hunt, to hosting the hospitality table, to singing loudly and with great courage, to meeting guests and having them sign the guest book.  Just contact Pastor Meredith to sign-up to help.


I hope that you will join with Evergreen in supporting this important outreach that shares the love, grace and joy that is Easter.  And, as always, you are welcome to come join in any of our Evergreen gatherings – all of the information is available at www.fun.church or through the weekly Evergreen e-mail newsletter (let me know if you’d like to receive that), and a little bit is provided below.                                                        

Pastor Meredith Brown                              
Meredith@4EvergreenUMC.org               360-545-3454

 

Morning.Church                                               
Sundays at 10:00am, Salish Middle School                                          
At Morning.Church you can expect singing and prayer for people of all ages, and          age-specific learning times for kids, youth and adults. Fun and donuts are included!

Dinner.Church                                                  
Sunday, April 9 at 5:00pm, Salish Middle School                                        
At Dinner.Church you can expect hands-on learning and energetic worship for people of all ages, and a fabulous pot-luck supper – bring a dish to share if you’d like!

Sunday Share-day                                             
Sunday, April 30 at 10:00am, meet at Salish Middle School  Come share love and hands-on help in the community, with work for people of all ages and abilities, and  nursery care. Meet in the parking lot of Salish Middle School at 10:00am. Sunday Share-day takes the place of Morning.Church on the last Sunday of the month.

 

PRAYER REQUEST

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                                    —Tom Lund

—Betty Fagan                                  —Steve Laxton

—Lee Lovrien                                  

—Barbara Hawley                           —Sue Chase

—Gerry Leonard                             —Don Sattelberg

—Marcia Baldwin   

—Bill & Sally Bush

 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH

We had eleven kids and adults join us for bowling at Aztec Lanes after church on Mar. 19.  Thank you to everyone who came out and cheered each other on!

Easter is fast approaching.  If you would like to donate individually wrapped Easter candy for our egg hunt, please bring it to church by April 9.  We will be stuffing eggs and goody bags after church that day.  Many hands make light work, if anyone would like to help us that day.

Apr. 9th, the children will carry the Palms into the Sanctuary during worship service in celebration of Palm Sunday.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be at 9:30 am on Apr. 16 between Easter breakfast and the 10:30 worship service.

           

Sunday School Teachers for April

4/2    Sara

4/9    Janie

4/16  Easter - No Sunday School

4/23  Kyrian

4/30  Bible Bingo with Ms. Janie

 

*Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School!  We will need lots of helpers

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

1-Bruce Baldwin

2–Meredith Brown

2-Ginny Miller

16-Enid Force

16-Mary Loomis

19-Rich Green

25-Sharlyn Russell

28-Pastor Dan Breznau

29-TJ Hall
 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

2-Rich & Gayle Judson

4-Craig & Robin Eagen

4-Don & Virginia Stephens

 

CHURCH CLEAN UP

April 8th

9:00am-Noon

Light Lunch to Follow

Let’s get ready for Easter! Please come and help us clean the outside and inside of our building. We have large and small indoor and outdoor jobs available for anyone willing to lend a hand. Please bring your yard tools or your favorite cleaners to help us...jobs will be listed on the white board in the fellowship hall for your choosing.

 

VOLUNTEERS

April 2nd                                                   
Lay Reader 1st Service: Barbara Ullmann Lay
Reader 2nd Service: Dayton Grimes

Coffee Hour: Chris Regester, Mary Novy, Claudia Regan, Susan Sadler, Maggie Schoengarth, Nancy Lovrien-Kauffman


April 9th  Palm Sunday                                                 
Lay Reader 1st Service: Linda Clark        
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Craig Eagen

Coffee Hour: Amy Dickey, Sandra Dlugosz, Karen Snook, Sharlyn Russell, Linda Clark, Janie Stover


April 16th Easter Sunday

Sunrise Service: No Lay Reader               
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Heather Seldomridge

Coffee Hour: Barbara Ullmann, Betty Cain-Mills, Barbara Clarkson, Kyrian MacMichael, Robin Eagen, Earl Cabe


April 23rd

Lay Reader 1st Service: Carol Overdeep   
Lay Reader 2ndService: Bruce Baldwin

Coffee Hour: Gretchen Borck, Roberta McCormick, Linda Gerth, Enid Force, Sara Wall


April 30th                                                          
Lay Reader 1st Service: Sue Sadler           
Lay Reader 2nd Service: Don Stephens

Coffee Hour: Sally Bush, Sherrod Shiveley

 

SCRIPTURES

April 2nd

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Psalm 130 (UMH 848)

Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-16

 

April 9th

Matthew 21:1-11

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839)

 

April 16th Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24(UMH 839)

Colossians 3:1-4

John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10

 

April 23rd

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

Psalm 16 (UMH 748)

1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:19-31

 

April 30th

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

Psalm 116:1-4m 12-19(UMH 837)

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

 

Crop Walk

Come Walk (or run) with us to raise funds to support local and international hunger relief.  There are 10K and 5K walk options.

 

37th CROP HUNGER WALK

CAPITAL CAMPUS

Sunday May 7th, 2017

 

Registration 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Walk Begins at 1:30 pm

 

See Janie Stover to pick up your Donation Envelope!

If you cannot walk please Support our Team!! A list of walkers will be posted on the bulletin board.

 

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