up --- Signing on. We are learning that “sign up” sheets don’t work as well
as they used to in the “old days.” But, often time, the internet provides
ways to sign up digitally to engage in many activities.
last Sunday, Saint Andrew’s hosted the Bridge Disability Ministries Dinner.
Bridge has guardianship for over 60 individuals. Those served by this
organization are often severely handicapped and their lives are guided by
those who help them find places for deep fellowship. It was so in this
had not hosted this event for years, but Sue Trudell and Sherry Grindeland
got together and said “it is time.” And so 40 some of those served by
Bridge and over 20 or our members provided a time of great celebration, a
craft or two, a devotion, and a meal. And this is the review from Bill
Munson, Bridge’s Spiritual Connections Coordinator: “The Saints of Saint
Andrew’s were stellar (clearly Spirit-filled.) I don’t think it could’ve
gone better! From heart-felt welcoming and greetings, constant hospitality
throughout the evening, a delicious meal, a worthwhile craft activity from
Sue, and a challenging devotion from Sherry that led us all back to Jesus.
You guys knocked it out of the park!”
Andrew’s is deeply engaged in the community, sharing the love of our Lord
and serving in His name. I believe some of the most powerful moments are
Spirit-led and engage us in relationship from which we gain far more than
served as those who have been served, loved, and forgiven. In simple acts
of kindness we become the presence of God’s love and light in the world. In
the waters of Holy Baptism, we are called to mission; to sign up as those
signed on to serve the lord with gladness.
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
May 13 – Seventh
Sunday of Easter
is our Presiding Minister. Pastor Telyea is Lead Pastor at Our Savior
Lutheran Church in Issaquah. He was Associate Pastor at Saint Andrew’s
from June 2011 - June 2016.
Pastor McEachran is Presiding at Our Savior Lutheran in a “Pulpit
Acts 1:15-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13;
· Recognition of
Sunday Church School, Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation, and CrossWalk
teachers and volunteers, both services
· Handbell Choir,
8:30 am service
· Chancel Choir,
11:00 am service
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
with Pastor Wesley Telyea, 301/Fellowship Hall North
· “Stepping Into
Adulthood” (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of High School Seniors) with Lois
Nelson and Kari Henderson, 322/Conference Room
Morning Discipleship webpage for links to video and audio recordings
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
· Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee and
Chocolate for sale, between services, Narthex
· KnitWits, 9:45 am,
· Little Lambs Fellowship, 9:45 am,
Fundraiser for God Squad Mission Team, Narthex
News to Share…
year, we like to recognize those who are graduating from high school and
college, and note what their plans are for the next chapter of their lives.
Send the information about your graduate to Communications Specialist Susan
Hegedus, susan@SALChome.org or
425-746-2529, by Monday, May 14,
to be included in the next issue of the VOICE newsletter.
Washington Synod Gathering
June 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Saint
In lieu of a Synod Assembly, the Northwest Washington Synod is holding
two gatherings. One is at Saint Andrew’s on Saturday, June 2. With the theme of “Who Is My
Neighbor?” the day features three forum times with a variety of topics
to help us discover and explore being “neighbor.” The cost for the day is
$40 which includes materials and lunch. Anyone
can attend. Register and find more information at www.lutheransnw.org/2018-Synod-Gatherings
June 10, 10:45 am, (following
the 9:30 am worship service)
Updates on ministries and initiatives will be shared, and proposed changes to the Saint
Andrew’s Constitution will be discussed and voted upon. A quorum is
needed and every voice and vote counts! Please plan to attend.
Bible School (VBS)
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
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.
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…
with Young Adults
May 9, 6:30 pm, Bento
for those who have graduated high school and older
Young adults of Saint Andrew’s get together for dinner on the 2nd Wednesday
of the month. Our next dinner is tonight, May
9. Contact Carolyn
McKenna if you plan to join us.
(Older Wiser Lutheran Saints)
Tuesday, May 15, 11:45 am,
301/Fellowship Hall North
Discard, Donate or Dollars! Find out how to declutter your
office, home, garage and life with expert Katie Munoz. Katie, founder of Moving
Forward, Inc., will have you laughing while teaching you tricks to get a
handle on ‘your stuff.’ Her humorous talk will give you the tools to take
control of the process. Potluck and social begin at 11:45 am.
No sign-up or RSVP required. Just come and if you can, bring a dish to
share. Contact Fellowship Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, sherry@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529,
for more information.
Squad Holden Village Youth Weekend
May 18-20, Holden Village
High school youth and adult volunteers are headed to Holden Village for
an unplugged weekend of fun and fellowship. Please pray for this group of
young people as they engage in service and build community.
May 19, 12:00 noon,
home of JoAn Eklof
The Altar Guild is holding its annual off-site luncheon and meeting at
JoAn Eklof’s house. JoAn will provide the main dish. Please bring something
to share. Meet at the church at 11:15 am to carpool. RSVP to
JoAn Eklof or Karin Eklof. Thanks!
(Women’s Evening Book Study
through May 23, 7:00 pm,
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
Be sure to sign up ….
> 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
~ Corner of
Blessing: In May, we are collecting size 6
diapers and baby food
~ Visit our Current Outreach Events and
Projects webpage for more opportunities to serve.
* O.W.L.S. (Older
Wiser Lutheran Saints), May 15, 11:45
* 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
Congregation Meeting, June 10, 10:45
* Dinner with Young
Adults, June 13, 6:30 pm
* Celebration for
Emily Harrow, June 24
* Vacation Bible School, July 9-13, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon daily
* Congregation Trip
to Holden Village, July 15-20
* God Squad Summer
Mission Trip, July 21-28