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January 31, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

I 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.

As 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 this place!

Naturally, 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 words---Ephesians 3:20-21.


Now 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


I can think of no better, gracious words of blessing as we live in peace, to love and serve the Lord.

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

February 4 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor McEachran, “Headed to Serve”

Readings:

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

Discipleship Hour:

9:45 am

 

 

Adults
Visit our Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
·Campus Ministry”, with Pastor Elizabeth Rawlings, 301/Fellowship Hall North

 

Youth
· CrossWalk: for youth in grades 9-12 - meet in 319/Youth Room
· Affirmation 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
· Sunday Church School: for children age 2 through grade 5 – all classes are downstairs.

Please Note:

· Sign up to be a Prayer Partner for Lent, Narthex
· SOUPer Bowl of Caring, Narthex
· Blood Pressure Screening, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 210/Nursery
· Healing Prayer Ministry Gathering, 12:30 pm, 322/Conference Room

 

News to Share…

 

Communion Bread
Everyone 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.

 

AED and CPR Training
Wednesday, 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, kurt@salchome.org or 425-746-2529, know if you plan to attend.

 

Holden Village July 15-20, 2018
Saint 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, sherry@salchome.org or 425-746-2529.

 

Coming Up @ Saint Andrew’s…

 

Prayer Partners for Lent
Sign up on Sunday, February 4
Pray for one another.” James 5:16
Prayer 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 “Reveal”.

 

SOUPer Bowl of Caring
Sunday, 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.

 

Healing Prayer Ministry Gathering
Sunday, February 4, 12:30 pm, 322/Conference Room
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 information.

 

Dorcas Circle
Tuesday, 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.

 

Earthquake Drill
Sunday, February 11
The church will be holding an earthquake drill on February 11 during Discipleship Hour.
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, and
HOLD – hold onto that piece of furniture so that you move with it.

A short video is at https://youtu.be/G57gCZGEPK0

Once the shaking has stopped; evacuate the building to the bottom row of the parking lot.

 

Little Lambs Fellowship
Sunday, 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
Sunday, February 11, 4:00 pm, 301/Fellowship Hall
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!

 

W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study) Winter Session
Wednesdays, through 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! 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 Lifelong/Chicken 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 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 Harrow.

> 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 Lutterman

> to go to Holden Village July 15-20. Email Sherry Grindeland.

> to be a Saint Andrew’s Ambassador. Email Kurt Lutterman.

> 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 Grindeland.

> Youth Registration Form for 2017-2018

 

 


Outreach Opportunities….

~  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  

~  Provide financial support for students at MaaSAE Girls Lutheran Secondary School (MGLSS)

~  Donate items for Lutheran World Relief, Compass 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.

 

 


Looking Ahead….

*  W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study), Wednesdays through February 7, 7:00 pm

*  Earthquake Drill, February 11, 9:45 am

*  Acolyte 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

*  O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Lutheran Saints), February 20, 11:45 am

*  Lenten Mid-week Worship, February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21
Soup Supper, 6:15 pm
Worship, 7:00 pm

*  Early 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 Bend

*  Chili Cook-off and Auction, March 10, 6:00 pm

 

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