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June 6, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)


Last weekend, we were blessed to host one of two Synod Gatherings and to share in the Affirmation of Baptism for four of our friends in Christ. Each was a deep sign and witness of the unity of the Church.

The Northwest Washington Synod has 121 congregations; Bellevue has 5 congregations. In most years, there is a single Synod Assembly to focus the mission and work of the church. This year the plan was to have two gatherings, one in Bellevue and one in Marysville.

On Saturday, 150 gathered at Saint Andrew’s in a wonderful celebration of our lives in Christ. There was Bible study, worship, networking and sharing. Lots of coffee and the sense of joy that we were just celebrating the way that the Holy Spirit is working in local and global mission.

On Sunday, 4 of our beloved students made Affirmation of Baptism. They were surrounded by family and friends and those who have walked beside them from the Font to a day when they confessed the Faith we share in Christ.

Izzy Clarke, Seeley Lester, Alex Stedman, and Jake Wilkes shared their faith statements, “What I Believe.” Imagine what you would write, what you might say, when asked what you believe. What words would you use?

Each of us bears the gift of new life in Christ to witness and to share. Where are the places where you live that faith in action and in words?

At Saint Andrew’s there are many points of entry for your growth in Faith and for you invitation to others to share in the life of mission and ministry. As summer unfolds, I invite you, call you, to listen to the Holy Spirit and to find new ways to be a part of the plan and place for being the Church in the world. One in Christ forever.

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

June 10 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion:

9:30 am

 Sermon:

Pastor McEachran

Readings:

Acts 9:1-19a; Ephesians 3:7-21; Mark 6:30-44

 

 

· Blessing of High School Seniors

Please Note:

· Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting, 10:45 am, 301/Fellowship Hall
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God Squad/Fire Force Sock Samurai, 6:00 pm, 319/Youth Room
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Envelope Fundraiser for God Squad Mission Team, Narthex
· Color Emily Harrow’s Farewell Scroll, Narthex

 

News to Share…

 

Yvonne Heuving
Our sister in Christ, Yvonne Heuving, died June 2. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be at Saint Andrew’s on Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 pm. Please keep all of Yvonne’s family in prayer.

 

Color Emily Harrow’s Farewell Scroll
Stop by the table in the Narthex to sign Emily Harrow’s farewell scroll. And this time we want you to color outside the lines! Because Emily, the Director of Discipleship Ministries, had us coloring posters for Lent and for Advent, it is appropriate that we use those artistic talents to say goodbye. Draw a picture of something you enjoyed, a trip you took with Emily, helping with a fundraiser, participating in Sunday school classes or adult discipleship hours, or just a fancy design. Add a written message to the scroll for Emily, Adam and Silas too.
We also welcome contributions to the Harrows’ “New Life in Missouri” fund. The gift and scroll will be presented at the ministry celebration at 10:45 am on Sunday, June 24.

 

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.

 

All Church Retreat
August 17-19, Mt. Rainier National Park
Enjoy the company of family and friends and spend time focused on God. We have reserved group spots again at Cougar Rock Campground at Mt. Rainier National Park. Please sign up in the Narthex or online. For those who do not wish to tent camp, we recommend reserving an RV spot at Cougar Rock Campground or a room at the National Park Inn at Longmire, https://www.mtrainierguestservices.com/accommodations/national-parkinn. Reservations should be made as soon as possible.

 

Coming Up @ Saint Andrew’s…

 

Congregation Volunteer Event at Hopelink
Friday, June 8, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Hopelink Food Bank (14812 Main Street, Bellevue)
For those who have signed up, meet at 11:30 am at Hopelink. For more information contact Dick Szabo.

 

Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 10:45 am
The Semi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation is Sunday, June 10, 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. 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 changes…. A quorum is needed and every voice and vote counts! Please plan to attend.

 

God Squad/Fire Force Sock Samurai
Sunday, June 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 319/Youth Room
youth and friends in Grades 6-12

Join us for a farewell round of Sock Samurai with Emily and Adam before they move to St. Louis. There will be pizza, goodies, and high energy rounds of Saint Andrew’s favorite game! Sign up in the Narthex or email Emily Harrow.

 

Dinner with Young Adults
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm, Crossroads Mall Food Court
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 Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 pm at Crossroads Mall Food Court. Contact Carolyn McKenna, by Monday, June 11, if you plan to join us.

 

Norma Wakeley Memorial Celebration of Life
Our sister in Christ, Norma Wakeley, died May 24. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be at Saint Andrew’s on Friday, June 15, at 1:00 pm. Please keep Norma’s husband, Don Wakeley, and all of Norma’s family in prayer.

 

Summer Worship Schedule
Our summer worship schedule – one worship service at 9:30 am followed by a time of fellowship hosted by committees and groups – continues through Sunday, September 2.

 

  

Be sure to sign up ….

> Youth in grades 6-12: to participate in Sock Samurai on June 10. Sign up in the Narthex or email Emily Harrow.

> to participate in the Owlet Adventure: Mass Transit Tutorial on June 19. Contact Sherry Grindeland, sherry@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529, 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.

> for the All Church Retreat on August 17-19. Sign up in the Narthex or online.

> 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 June, we are collecting non-food essentials (toilet paper, feminine products, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste)

~  Volunteer Event at Hopelink in Bellevue, June 8: We will be sorting food, stocking shelves and repackaging bulk items.

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

 

 


Looking Ahead….

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

* God Squad/Fire Force Sock Samurai, June 10, 6:00 pm

* Dinner with Young Adults, June 13, 6:30 pm

* Owlet Adventure: Mass Transit Tutorial, June 19, 10:00 am

* Emily Harrow Ministry Celebration, June 24

* Vacation Bible School, July 9-13, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon daily

* Dinner with Young Adults, July 11, 6:30 pm

* Congregation Trip to Holden Village, July 15-20

* God Squad Summer Mission Trip, July 21-28

* Dinner with Young Adults, August 12, 6:30 pm

* All Church Retreat to Mt. Rainier National Park, August 17-19

* Summer Worship Schedule, through September 2
One worship service, 9:30 am

 

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