love benedictions that are the blessing words at the end of each worship
service. My favorite one is the Aaronic Benediction, Numbers 6:24-26. It is
the one that may have been the sending words for nomadic people. A little
like the urban nomads that we are today. To think that when we go, God goes
with us in Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
we concluded the annual meeting on Sunday, I thought, as we all left
worship, meal, and meeting, that we knew where we are going and who it is
that goes with us in mission. It was one of the best attended meetings ever
and there were a lot of affirmations of the work of leadership and the
people who serve at every level of our congregation. How generous God is in
a benediction came to mind and heart. The words of Paul to one of the
healthiest congregations on his mission route, Ephesus. These are the
to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly
far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and
in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen
can think of no better, gracious words of blessing as we live in peace, to
love and serve the Lord.
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
February 4 –
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
McEachran, “Headed to Serve”
Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1
Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39
Installation of Congregation Council, 8:30 am service
· Chancel Choir,
11:00 am service
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Campus Ministry”, with
Pastor Elizabeth Rawlings, 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
Note that a new session of classes begins February 4
Church School: for children age 2 through grade 5 – all
classes are downstairs.
up to be a Prayer
Partner for Lent, Narthex
· SOUPer Bowl
of Caring, Narthex
Pressure Screening, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 210/Nursery
Prayer Ministry Gathering, 12:30 pm,
News to Share…
is invited to bake bread used in the Eucharist on Sunday mornings. You can sign
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.
and CPR Training
March 7, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
Coming Up @ Saint Andrew’s…
Partners for Lent
up on Sunday, 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 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
Bowl of Caring
February 4, Narthex
On Super Bowl Sunday, we will have a special food collection to
tackle hunger in our community. Special collection boxes and soup pots will
be in the Narthex – let’s fill them! All food and money donated will go to
the Hopelink Food Bank to provide
needed nutrition to our hungry neighbors. Download
a flyer with more information and a shopping list.
Prayer Ministry Gathering
February 4, 12:30 pm,
The Healing Prayer Ministers will meet for a gathering of
sharing and supporting. This is for all who are currently Healing Prayer
Ministers and for those who are interested in serving in this way. Lunch
provided. Contact Parish Nurse Karen Grams or Cheryl Jurrus for more
February 4, 9:30 am – 12:00
noon, 302/Fellowship Hall South
Everyone is always welcome to join as we sew quilts, school
bags, and complete other projects. Drop in anytime during the morning –
sewing skills are not required! You can help from home by cutting and/or
sewing quilt squares. Also welcome are donations of fabric, sheets, crochet
or embroidery thread, quilt batting, sewing supplies, and blankets. Contact
Linda Willenberg for more information.
The church will be holding an earthquake drill on February 11 during
What should you do in an actual earthquake (and the drill)? The best
practice is to:
DROP – get low to the ground,
COVER – get under a table, desk, or sturdy piece of furniture that
can protect you from falling items, cover your head and neck with your arms,
HOLD – hold onto that piece of furniture so that you move with it.
short video is at https://youtu.be/G57gCZGEPK0
the shaking has stopped; evacuate the building to the bottom row of the
February 11, 9:45 am, 210/Nursery
Parents of children under two, please join us for fellowship, snacks
and coffee, visiting, and play time. We meet once each month, usually on the
second Sunday. Come for all or some of the time.
Concert: Jazz Ensemble
February 11, 4:00 pm,
Chase the winter blues away with a dose of jazz, America’s most
original art form. We’ll explore some of the European and Afro-Cuban
musical forms that gave birth to jazz, and we’ll demonstrate the continuing
influences of musical styles from around the globe.
Our small Jazz Ensemble of Steve Reincke on saxophone/flute, Don Garberg on
keyboards, Trevor Pelletier on bass, and Rob Parks on drums will have some
fun with improvisation, and will give you a peek at the musical roles and
the wordless conversations that make jazz music happen. Mostly, we’ll just
have fun making music. Please join us!
(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! All women are welcome. Bring a friend! For more
information, contact Cheryl Jurrus.
Be sure to sign up ….
> to become a member
of Saint Andrew’s. Email Sherry Grindeland.
> to be a driver for
Soup Brigade. There is an urgent need for substitute drivers in March. Contact Marlyn
> to be a Prayer
Partner for Lent. Sign up on February 4.
> 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 February, we are collecting canned
fruit and size 6 diapers.
~ 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.
W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening
Book Study), Wednesdays through February
7, 7:00 pm
Drill, February 11, 9:45 am
Recognition, February 11, 11:00 am
Concert Series: Jazz Ensemble, February 11, 4:00 pm
Ash Wednesday, February
Worship, 12:15 pm and 7:00 pm
(Older Wiser Lutheran Saints), February 20, 11:45
Lenten Mid-week Worship, February
21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21
Soup Supper, 6:15 pm
Worship, 7:00 pm
Sunday Morning Bible Study, February
25, March 4, 11, 7:15 am
Women’s Retreat with Our
Savior Lutheran Church,
March 2-4, Rainbow Lodge, North
Cook-off and Auction, March 10, 6:00