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April 25, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

In every part of our lives, change is vital. It is so in our human growth, our professional development, and as we find focus on our faith in God through Jesus Christ.

In the years I have served this congregation, there have been amazing changes in our world, our community, and in the depth of ministry we share in this place. I recall little Bellevue when the Paccar Building was the height limit and we were a suburb of Seattle. Look around you and see that change is afoot.

As most of you have heard, I will resign my position early in 2019. Moving towards that time will be a period of continued emphasis on the basics of our life together. That is to grow in faith, to serve in love, and to be for one another in Christ along the way.

I commend that you trust deeply your leadership; they are servants. I ask your prayers for the unity of our congregation.
Keep the foundation where it belongs, in worship, in Bible study, and in prayer. And remember that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NRSV)

Ministering with you and beside you with peace and joy in all ways.

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

April 29 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor McEachran, “What Does It Mean to Abide?”

Readings:

Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

 

 

· Orchestra, both services
· Blessing of Quilts, 8:30 am service
· Blessing of Two-Year-Olds, 11:00 am service

Discipleship Classes:

9:45 am

 

 

Adults
Visit our Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Hands-on Prayer” with Emily Harrow, 301/Fellowship Hall North
· “Stepping Into Prayer” (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Two-Year-Olds) with Lois Nelson and Kari Henderson, 322/Conference Room

Visit the Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for links to video and audio recordings of classes.  

 

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
· Sunday Church School: for children age 2 through grade 5 – all classes are downstairs

Please Note:

· Early Sunday Morning Bible Study, 7:15 am, 322/Conference Room
Jean Wahlstrom and Marvin Kananen wrap up their series on the Pastoral Epistles with a study of Second Timothy.
· God Squad Summer Mission Team, 12:15 pm, 319/Youth Room

 

News to Share…

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day
VBS is being co-hosted by Saint Andrew’s and Our Savior Lutheran Church, with the theme of God’s Gardeners: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respond
Classes are for 4-year-olds (birth date between 9/1/2013 and 8/31/2014) through youth entering 7th grade. Older youth and adults are needed as volunteers.
Extended care from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm is available for Saint Andrew’s members.
Registration and volunteer forms are in the Narthex and online at vbs.SALChome.org. Contact Emily Harrow, emily@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529, for more information.

 

Books about India
What would happen if everyone in our congregation read a book about India between now and May 31? W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study) and the Outreach Committee have a list of recommended books to choose from. Look for the display with the list of books and more information in the Narthex. Copies of some of the books may be available for sharing.

 

Coming Up @ Saint Andrew’s…

 

Orchestra
The Saint Andrew’s Orchestra will play during both worship services on Sunday, April 29. Rehearsal is Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 am. To participate or for more information, contact Dr. Will Simpson, 425-746-2529 or will@SALChome.org.

 

Dorcas Circle
Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 am, 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 (sheets are especially needed at this time), crochet or embroidery thread, quilt batting, sewing supplies, and blankets. Contact Linda Willenberg for more information.

 

Fire Force Retreat
We will enjoy a beautiful spring weekend at Warm Beach in Stanwood May 4-6. We will spend time getting to know one another and learning about prayer. For those who are signed up, payment and forms are due by Sunday, April 29. Contact Emily Harrow, emily@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529, for more information. Please pray for this group of young people as they learn to pray and build community.

 

Dinner for Bridge Disability Ministries
Join us as Saint Andrew’s hosts a Bridge Disability Ministries Sunday dinner on Sunday, May 6.
A camera crew from PBS will be filming the dinner for the series, “Visionaries,” hosted by Sam Waterston. “Visionaries” produces and distributes media that inspires people and communities to make positive social change.
We need volunteers in the kitchen, greeting people, and just participating. Sign up in the Narthex or contact Fellowship Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, sherry@salchome.org or 425-746-2529.

 

W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study
Wednesdays, through May 23, 7:00 pm, 322/Conference Room
Please join us for a lively discussion, prayer, laughter, and inspirational readings. Our book is Secret Daughter by Gowda. “Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinies of two women. We follow both families, invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India.” All women are welcome!

 

  

Be sure to sign up ….

> to be a part of the Saint Andrew’s orchestra on April 29 for both worship services. Contact Dr. Will Simpson to participate.

> Fire Force youth in grades 6-8, for the Spring Retreat May 4-6. Sign up in the Narthex or via email to Emily Harrow

> Help with the Bridge Disability Ministries Celebration Dinner on May 6. Sign up in the Narthex or contact Sherry Grindeland.

> to participate in or volunteer for Vacation Bible School, July 9-13. Visit vbs.SALChome.org for links to online sign-up forms, or see the display in the Narthex.

> to bake Communion Bread. Contact Jill Nichols-Hicks for more information.

> to become a member of Saint Andrew’s. Email Sherry Grindeland.

> Youth Registration Form for 2017-2018

 

 


Outreach Opportunities….

~   Outreach: donate items for Personal Care Kits. Items donated by April 29 will be included in the Spring shipment to Lutheran World Relief.

~  Corner of Blessing: In April, we are collecting cold cereal (any variety), and oatmeal (canisters or boxes of instant packets)

~   Help with the Bridge Disability Ministries Celebration Dinner on May 6.

~   Visit our Current Outreach Events and Projects webpage for more opportunities to serve.

 

 


Looking Ahead….

* Fire Force Spring Retreat, May 4-6

* Bridge Disability Ministries Celebration Dinner, May 6

* Dinner with Young Adults, May 9, 6:30 pm

* Little Lambs Fellowship, May 13, 9:45 am

* O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Lutheran Saints), May 15, 11:45 am

* God Squad Holden Village Weekend, May 18-20

* Altar Guild Luncheon, May 19, 12:00 noon

* W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study) Spring Session, Wednesdays through May 23, 7:00 pm

* Northwest Washington Synod Gathering, at Saint Andrew’s, June 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

* Summer Worship Schedule begins June 3
One worship service, 9:30 am

* Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation, June 3, 9:30 am worship service

 

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