oh, take me as I am; summon out what I shall be;”
baptized on Sunday. She so represented the generations around the Font. Her
grandmother was the Sponsor; her Dad was baptized the day her older sister
came to the Font. And all were surrounded by the community at worship.
is the Season of Epiphany, the “in-between” time from Christmas to Ash
Wednesday. And time for us to sense what the God of creation is “summoning”
the world to become what it shall be in the season of spring. There are
hints of that new life in our front yard even today.
means “manifestation,” the showing forth of what God intends: the life of
Jesus to help us become as the beloved sons and daughters of God. Or, as
the words of the Proper Preface, the words before we sing “Holy, Holy,
Holy,” “…by the leading of a star he was shown forth to all nations; in
the waters of the Jordan you proclaimed him you beloved Son; and in the
miracle of water turned into wine, he revealed your glory.” All a summary
of what God has been, and will be forever doing in Jesus Christ.
your seal upon my heart and live in me.”
written by John Bell. A promise of God to us in Jesus Christ, out of the
Font and with the seal of the Cross. The place where forgiveness abounds
and love is shown forth for everyone.
still unfolds in a pretty uneven world. Yet we walk together as one people,
drawn up into a common mission to share the light, the love of Christ in
the words we speak and the actions which enfold others. Not just a moment
in time, but a pathway in times of change.
my most recent sign from God that the world will go on until He comes
again. And my dearest professor once said, “Jesus isn’t coming back until
we learn to take care of the earth and of one another.” If that be the
case, our mission will keep us busy for a very long time as the Holy Spirit
“summons out what we shall be.”
confident trust in God, we minister on together.
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
January 21 –
Third Sunday after Epiphany
McEachran, “So, What Do You Think?”
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9;
Prayers during Holy Communion, both services
· Handbell Choir,
8:30 am service
· Chancel Choir,
11:00 am service
· Please note that there is no
worship service captioning this Sunday.
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Budget 2018”, with
Congregation Treasurer Joni Barrott and members of the Finance Committee,
301/Fellowship Hall North
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)
· Sign up to be a
Partner for Lent, Narthex
· Acolyte Meeting, 12:15 pm,
News to Share…
you to all who have pledged your giving for 2018. To date, we have received
144 pledges for a total of $556,303. 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
and CPR Training
March 7 (note the new date), 9:00 am - 12:00
noon, 302/Fellowship Hall South
An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and CPR training will be held at
Saint Andrew’s on Wednesday March 7.
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…
Morning Bible Study,
January 21, January 28*, February 25, March
4, March 11, 7:15 am, 322/Conference Room
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.
* Please note that the January 28 class will be at 8:00 am.
Partners for Lent Sign-ups
January 21, January 28, February 4
“Pray for one another.” James 5:16
Partners for Lent is an opportunity to enrich our prayer life by
praying for someone else and making connections within our worship
community. Sign up to participate beginning Sunday, January 21, (our “Early Bird” sign up
day.) Sign-ups continue January 28 and February 4. Prayer Partners will
receive an envelope with their Prayer Partner’s name on February 11. Pray for someone during Lent
and wait until April 8 to find
out who the secret Prayer Partners are at our “Reveal”.
with Young Adults
January 24, 6:30 pm,
Bento Box in Overlake (15119 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. Contact Carolyn McKenna if you would like to join us.
and Wholeness Ministry Program
January 27, 1:00 pm
Health and Wholeness Ministry, as part of its annual planning
retreat, invites the congregation to a special presentation from 1:00
pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 27.
The program is a speaker from the Bellevue Fire Department, Andy Adolphson,
Battalion Chief and Director of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
division. His topic is the current opiate epidemic and how it impacts our
community. Contact Parish Nurse Karen Grams for more information.
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!
for MaaSAE Students
Wahlstrom and Marvin Kananen are traveling to Tanzania on January 29. If you sponsor a student in
Tanzania and want to send a card (no packages) addressed to your student
with Jean and Marvin, please give it to them no later than Sunday, January 28.
(Women’s Evening Book Study) Winter Session
through February 7, 7:00 pm,
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 ….
> to be a driver for
Soup Brigade. There is an urgent need for substitute drivers in March. Contact Marlyn Thorpe.
> to be a Prayer
Partner for Lent. Sign up on January 21,
January 28, or February 4.
> for Dinner with
Young Adults on January 24. Email Carolyn
> to become a member
of Saint Andrew’s. Email Sherry Grindeland.
> God Squad youth in
grades 9-12, to be a part of the 2018 Summer Mission Trip. Complete a
commitment form and contact Emily
> God Squad youth in
grades 9-12, to go to Holden Village May 18-20.
Sign up in the Narthex.
> Women, to attend
the Women’s Retreat sponsored by Our
Savior Lutheran Church on March 2-4.
Brochures are in the Narthex or visit our Women’s Ministry webpage
for more details and a link to the online sign-up.
> to attend AED and
CPR training on March 7. 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 food
for the SOUPer
Bowl of Caring on February 4
(donations go to Hopelink)
~ 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
21, 28, February 25, March 4, 11, 7:15 am
Women’s Retreat with Our
Savior Lutheran Church,
March 2-4, Rainbow Lodge, North
Lenten Mid-week Worship, February
21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21
Soup Supper, 6:15 pm
Worship, 7:00 pm