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May 9, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

Signing 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.

On 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 place.

We 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!”

Saint 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 we give.

We 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.

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

May 13 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor Wesley Telyea
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 Exchange.”

Readings:

Acts 1:15-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

 

 

· 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

Discipleship Classes:

9:45 am

 

 

Adults
Visit our Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “I-90 Ministries” 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

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:

· Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee and Chocolate for sale, between services, Narthex
· KnitWits, 9:45 am, 322/Conference Room
· Little Lambs Fellowship, 9:45 am, 210/Nursery
· Envelope Fundraiser for God Squad Mission Team, Narthex

 

News to Share…

 

Graduates
Each 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.

 

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

 

Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting
Sunday, 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.

 

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…

 

Dinner with Young Adults
Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 pm, Bento Box, Overlake
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.

 

O.W.L.S. (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.

 

God Squad Holden Village Youth Weekend
Friday-Sunday, 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.

 

Altar Guild Luncheon
Saturday, 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!

 

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 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….

~  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.

 

 


Looking Ahead….

* 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

* Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting, June 10, 10:45 am

* 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

 

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