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Upcoming Events
OCT

16

TUE
Preschool Board Meeting
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
OCT

17

WED
Singles Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, etc.) Check announcements for location each month. June's Meeting place to be announced. Contact Lois Brighten 360-412-7933
Single's Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
At Log Cabin Bar & Grill
We invite all adult singles (divorced, widowed, separated, never married) to join us for a no-host lunch and conversation. Questions or RSVP to: Lois Brighten (360) 412-7933
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

18

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

21

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Church Game Night
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Friends of ALL ages are invited to a night of intergenerational fellowship:
Sunday, October 21st, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
The Education Committee will provide chili with fixings and drinks.
Please bring a side or dessert to share and your favorite board and/or card games.
OCT

23

TUE
Senior Supper
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be celebrating the Fall Senior Supper. Don’t be surprised if tricks and treats are involved. All are welcome to join us! Robin Eagen will be collecting RSVP’s to make sure enough lunch is prepared for everyone. This will be Supper with entertainment to follow. We would like to thank everyone that donated towards our new dishwasher! We are so thankful this has arrived and are excited to put it to use!
Senior Lunch
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be celebrating the Fall Senior Supper. Don’t be surprised if tricks and treats are involved. All are welcome to join us! Robin Eagen will be collecting RSVP’s to make sure enough lunch is prepared for everyone. This will be Supper with entertainment to follow.
We would like to thank everyone that donated towards our new dishwasher! We are so thankful this has arrived and are excited to put it to use!
OCT

24

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

27

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.
OCT

28

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Staff
Starting Aug 1, 2018

Pastor Dirk Wooten

https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2249/dirk_wooten_announcement_st_andrew.pdf 

 

Sisters and brothers of St. Andrew’s UMC,

Greetings! My wife (Brittany) and I are excited to meet, get to know, and join your community at St. Andrew’s. As you may know, we are traveling from Pennsylvania to Washington this month; so what brings us out your way? After a decade of pursuing the goal of becoming an Army Chaplain, Brittany has finally met all the “wickets,” and she has been assigned to JBLM. Thanks to our great UM connectional system, the PNW Annual Conference has welcomed me in and allowed me the honor and privilege to serve as your pastor. So let me first say, thank you for your patience in allowing us the time to make it out your way.

 

When I arrive in August, my goal for the first two months is to meet with the congregation and the community leaders in our neighborhood. I’d love to sit down with you (or a group of folks) over coffee (or your choice of beverage) to get to know you. I am a firm believer that ministry can’t happen unless we know who we’re in ministry with, and that starts with the people of the church. So if I could ask a favor: would you carve out some time in your busy schedule to sit down with me and share about yourself, your family, and how/why St. Andrew’s UMC has impacted your life?

I don’t ask that without returning the same. While I can’t share my life story here, I would like to share five important details about me as a person and as a pastor: 1) I’m a self-proclaimed Methonerd (Methodist Nerd). John Wesley – the founder of Methodism – is like a superhero to me, so I will always encourage the church to remember our Wesleyan roots! 2) I love baseball and birds! After our cross-country trip, I hope to bump my total baseball stadiums visited up to 15 – halfway there! And I’ve been told that the Pacific Northwest is great for bird watching (maybe that’s the real reason we’re moving your way J)! 3) My passions in ministry are cultivating spiritual growth, encouraging and building leaders, and promoting missional ecclesiology – that is, defining the church’s mission as being “sent out.” 4) As I alluded to earlier, I believe ministry starts with building relationships – inside and outside the church walls. And 5) Like a tiny child, I love asking “why.” I believe that when a church knows its “why,” it promotes a shared purpose and vision for every ministry – new and old.

As Brittany and I begin our journey, may I humbly ask for your prayers? Would you pray for safe travels, for peace in the midst of transition (for all of us), and that I would continue to grow spiritually so that I can spiritually lead and encourage you good-people of faith! I promise to pray the same for you. Until we meet… Many Blessings, Pastor Dirk

 

 

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