said, ‘Let anyone with ears to hear listen.’” (Mark 5:9 NRSV)
first learned the story of Jesus fully in a required course on the Gospel of
Mark. It is the first Gospel written and becomes the core for both Matthew
and Luke. Each of them pretty much tells the Parable of the Sower (Mark
4:1-9//Matthew 13:1-9//Luke 8:19-21) with the same words and sentence
construction. That is telling!
likely that the oral tradition was so clear and memorable that in the
retell to the written words, it becomes a key to understanding the core
teachings of our Gospel witness in Mission Forward.
seeds is not something I have often shared. But, in sowing the seed of the
Word of God, I am pretty engaged in the mission and ministries we share.
Each time I find myself in the world, which is daily, I am actively living
that good news that I am fully forgiven and fully called to serve the Lord
of my life. And I may never see the results of that sowing. The harvest is
up to God and the Holy Spirit.
words have captured my imagination about mission in the last month. They
are Listen, Learn, Dream. I really like that “trinity” of
becoming discipleFit. That is the discipline of growth in the Lord as
members of the Body of Christ, the Church.
to the Word of God to hear about the One who is the Way (‘hodos’ is a way,
a journey, a pilgrimage, a path, I-90), the Truth and the Life. We LEARN
and understand the teaching of Jesus for our life together and in our lives
each day. We DREAM that which is the work of the Holy Spirit, the
Comforter, the Counsellor, the Advocate, “the Lord and giver of life.”
we live into the Time of Epiphany, may we listen and learn, dream and
vision the ways that we are being led into this new year.
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
January 14 –
Second Sunday after Epiphany
will be at Saint Andrew’s this Sunday. Pastor Hahn serves the Northwest
Washington Synod part time as the Living Local Coordinator. This is a key
in our synod that engages an adaptive process with congregations to
discover God’s invitation among neighbors and neighborhoods. He’s also an
adjunct faculty at Seattle Pacific University and Luther Seminary, and a
part time consultant.
1 Samuel 3:1-20; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20;
8:30 am service
· Handbell Choir,
11:00 am service
· Baptism of Ava Smith, 11:00 am
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Budget 2018: Outreach and
Servant Ministries, with Congregation Treasurer Joni Barrott and
members of the Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee, 301/Fellowship
for youth in grades 9-12 - meet in 319/Youth Room
of Baptism/Confirmation: for youth in grades 6-8 – classes
are in Rooms 119, 121, and 122
Church School: for children age 2 through grade 5 – all
classes are downstairs.
· Early Sunday
Morning Bible Study, 7:15 am, 322/Conference Room (see below)
· Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee and
sale, between services, Narthex
· KnitWits, 9:45 am,
· Little Lambs Fellowship, 9:45 am,
· God Squad
Summer 2018 Mission Trip Team, 12:15 pm,
News to Share…
you to all who have pledged your giving for 2018. To date, we have received
142 pledges for a total of $541,003. Commitments/pledges are welcome.
A printable commitment form can be found here.
You may also pledge online here
is invited to bake bread used in the Eucharist on Sunday mornings. You can
sign up online
for a specific Sunday in 2018. Links to the sign-up
and to the recipe
for Luther Bread can be accessed on the Saint Andrew’s website: www.worship.SALChome.org.
Contact coordinator Jill Nichols-Hicks more information.
Joining Saint Andrew’s?
will receive new members on Sunday, January
28 during the 9:30 am worship service. Contact Fellowship
Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, sherry@SALChome.org
or 425-746-2529, if you are interested in joining our Saint Andrew’s family
or would like more information.
and CPR Training
February 28, 9:00 am -
12:00 noon, 302/Fellowship Hall South
An AED (Automated External Difibrillator) and CPR training will be held at
Saint Andrew’s on Wednesday February 28.
Saint Andrew’s staff and Health and Wholeness Ministry will be renewing
their certification. Congregation members are also invited, the cost is
just $25 per person. Please let Facilities Manager Kurt Lutterman, email@example.com or 425-746-2529, know
if you plan to attend.
Village July 15-20, 2018
Andrew’s has reserved 40 spots for Holden Village for July 15-20. If you’re interested in
joining the group, we’ll add you to the wait list. Contact Fellowship
Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, firstname.lastname@example.org
you made an Advent wreath at the Advent Fair, please return the bowl to
Sherry Grindeland in the church office. We reuse the bowls each year.
Coming Up @ Saint Andrew’s…
with Young Adults
January 10, 6:30 pm,
Round Table Pizza in Overlake (15025 NE 24th Street, Redmond)
for all who have graduated high school and older
Young adults of Saint Andrew’s get together for dinner on the 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays of the month. Our next dinner is tonight! Contact Carolyn
McKenna if you would like to join us.
Morning Bible Study,
January 14, January 21, January 28, February
25, March 4, March 11, 7:15 am, 322/Conference
Facilitated by Jean Wahlstrom and Marvin Kananen
Paul’s First Letter to Timothy: Come, consider Paul’s
practical (and sometimes controversial) advice to Timothy, a church leader
in Ephesus. As Paul nears the end of his life, it’s a time of transition
for training new leadership in the Church. Likewise, let us be encouraged,
equipped, and challenged to use our gifts for the building up of God’s
kingdom in 2018!! You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.
Closed on January 15
note that the church office will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther
King, Jr. holiday.
(Older Wiser Lutheran Saints)
January 16, 11:45 am,
301/Fellowship Hall North
People don’t have a corner on strange behavior at the
physician’s office. Our pets have tales, too. And their vet has even more.
Please join us on January 16 to
hear Dr. Kit Bowerman’s tales of life as a vet: “Forty-two years of
Animal Fun mixed with a Smidgeon of Chaos.” All pet lovers, and
non-pet lovers, are welcome – you don’t have to be older, wiser or even
retired to attend. No need to sign up or RSVP. Just come, and if you can,
bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.
January 28, 11:00 am,
Please note the new time of the meeting, at 11:00
am. The meeting follows one 9:30 am worship service
At this meeting, we will elect people to four 3-year Congregation Council
positions, one 2-year position, and one 1-year position, approve a 2018
budget, recognize Quiet Servants, and hear updates about ministry and
mission. A quorum is needed and every voice and vote counts! Dorcas Circle
will raffle a beautiful quilt, with proceeds going to Lutheran
World Relief. Please plan to attend!
(Women’s Evening Book Study) Winter Session
January 3 – February 7, 7:00
pm, 322/Conference Room
We are learning about India, and discussing marriage, society,
women’s roles, cuisine, and other issues depicted by the author in the book
selection for the Winter Session for W.E.B.S: The Space Between Us
by Thrity Umrigar. Join us for a lively discussion, prayer, sharing, and
laughter! We hope to include an Indian meal and a special speaker. All
women are welcome. Bring a friend! For more information, contact
Be sure to sign up ….
> for Dinner with
Young Adults on January 10 and/or January 24. Email Carolyn
> God Squad youth in
grades 9-12, to be a part of the 2018 Summer Mission Trip. Complete a
commitment form by January 14.
> God Squad youth in
grades 9-12, to go to Holden Village May 18-20.
Sign up in the Narthex by January 14.
> to become a member
of Saint Andrew’s. Email Sherry Grindeland.
> to attend AED and
CPR training on February 28. Email Kurt
> to go to Holden
Village July 15-20. Email Sherry
> to be a Saint
Andrew’s Ambassador. Email Kurt
> to bake
Communion Bread. Contact Jill Nichols-Hicks for more information.
> to be an Usher.
Sign up in the Narthex or email Sherry Grindeland.
> to be a part of a
Small Group for fellowship, on Fridays or Sundays. Email Sherry
> Youth Registration Form for 2017-2018
~ Corner of
Blessing: In January, we are collecting vegetable
oil (24-32 ounce sizes.)
~ Donate items for the
Plaster House in Tanzania.
~ Donate box tops for
the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission School. Place box tops in the
envelope on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
~ Deliver meals for
Chicken Soup Brigade on Thursday afternoons
financial support for students at MaaSAE Girls
Lutheran Secondary School (MGLSS)
~ Donate items
for Lutheran World
Housing Alliance, and Congregations for the
Homeless. Donations can be brought to the baskets in the Narthex.
~ Visit our Current Outreach Events and
Projects webpage for more opportunities to serve.
Dinner with Young Adults,
January 24, 6:30 pm
ONE Worship Service, 9:30 am
Congregation Meeting, 11:00 am
SOUPer Bowl of
Caring, February 4
Prayer Ministers Gathering, February 4, 12:30
W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening
Book Study), Wednesdays through February
7, 7:00 pm
Drill, February 11, 11:45 am
Recognition, February 11, 11:00 am
Concert Series: Jazz Ensemble, February 11, 4:00 pm
Ash Wednesday, February 14
Worship, 12:15 pm and 7:00 pm
(Older Wiser Lutheran Saints), February 20, 11:45
Sunday Morning Bible Study, January
14, 21, 28, February 25, March 4, 11, 7:15 am