WorSHIP and StewardSHIP
are part of the same experience in the life of the Christian. As we move
towards the Day of Pentecost, May 20, we leave the Sundays of Easter and begin
to see again the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church.
28:9, in the account of Jesus’ resurrection, has it that the Risen Lord met
the disciples and said “Greetings! Their response was that “they came to
him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.” Can you imagine the scene?
to say, they didn’t keep him down. “Then, Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be
afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’”
(Matthew 28:10) He meets them at the place where they were called and first
began to follow and serve!
we gather for worship, we find how deeply and lovingly Jesus holds
on to us along the way. Out of our time around Word and Sacrament, we are
forgiven anew, healed, and called to go and meet the world we share.
Worship leads to
faithful stewardship of all the gifts that God gives us in our
lives. It is to that place I call you this Sunday and each Lord’s Day. To
hear, to trust, and to see Jesus!
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
May 20 – Day of
are invited to wear RED to church to celebrate the liturgical color of
McEachran, “Vitality Index”
Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27; John
Prayers during Holy Communion, both services
· Chancel Choir, 8:30
· Handbell Choir,
11:00 am service
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Building a
Worship Service” with Pastor McEachran, 301/Fellowship Hall
Morning Discipleship webpage for links to video and audio recordings
note that this is the last Sunday for youth classes until September
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 are downstairs
Meeting, 12:15 pm, 322/Conference Room
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 21, 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.
The last day to register is May 22.
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?
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…
Difference a Home Makes
May 17, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm,
First Congregational Church (11061 NE 2nd Street,
Affordable Housing Week is this week. Congregations for the Homeless, Attain
Housing, Imagine Housing, The Sophia Way, and LifeWire invite everyone to
an event on Thursday, May 17, to
raise awareness for the need for affordable housing in our area. The event
is free, and will be a deeply personal look at homelessness and housing on
the Eastside. Hear directly from those who have experienced homelessness
and are receiving support from Eastside services organizations. Read more
about it and register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-difference-a-home-makes-tickets-45109077465.
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.
(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.
On May 23, W.E.B.S. will
welcome a guest speaker who has spent more than 4 months in India and has
returned very recently. Fiona Larkin is Ruth Miller’s granddaughter who was
studying at the University of Hyderabad Graduate School in Hyderabad,
India. She will share her perceptions and experiences as an American in
India. Please come even if you haven’t read the book Secret Daughter.
All are welcome. Please join us.
May 27, 9:45 am,
In preparation for a vote on proposed Bylaw changes at the Semi-Annual
Congregation Meeting on Sunday, June 10,
Art Gurtel and Linda Powell will be facilitating a discussion regarding the
changes. The proposed changes include a new Bylaw which modifies the
Council member election procedures and a committee name wording change. Read more about the proposed
Be sure to sign up ….
> to participate in
the Congregation Hopelink Volunteer event on June
8. Sign up in the Narthex.
> 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
Event at Hopelink in Bellevue, June 8: Space is limited to 10 people. We will
be sorting food, stocking shelves and repackaging bulk items. Sign-up in the
~ Visit our Current Outreach Events and
Projects webpage for more opportunities to serve.
* 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
Volunteer Event at Hopelink, June 8, 11:30
am – 2:00 pm
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