“Your word is a
lamp to my feet,
a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105 NRSV)
119 is the longest of all and is divided into 22 segments of eight verses each.
They are arranged in the order of the Hebrew alphabet. The foundation
of the entire work is to celebrate the law and to give glory to the
revelation of the path of the Lord.
are important, but the Word of God holds the most important message of all.
Generously summarized in the words “love the Lord your God” and your
neighbors as yourself.” As is most often the case, Jesus deepens the
meaning of the Old with the fulfillment of that law with the law of love.
do well,” James writes, “if you really fulfill the royal law, according to
the scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (James 2:8) And
in summary of that, James give three tests of true faith, the fruit of the
Spirit: guarding the tongue, the words we speak; caring for those in need,
faith active in love; keeping oneself unstained by the world, the culture
that woos us from the way of the Lord.
live in times of strong rhetoric, unguarded words, and the power of quick
chat with social media. How do our words enfold, uplift, and build the
communities we are called to serve? As we live in an often harsh world,
might we begin with the teachings of Paul? He writes: “Let the word
of Christ dwell in you richly….” (Here is the context: Colossians
all things, let the Word of God root you in words that build up with
thanksgiving and thanksliving.
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
July 1 –
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Lamentations 3:22-26; 2 Corinthians
8:8-15; Mark 5:21-43
Pressure Screening, 10:45 am, Room 212
· Fellowship hosted by the
Stewardship Committee, 10:45 am, 301/Fellowship Hall
News to Share…
July 13, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 14, 9:00 am
– 11:30 am
These two workshops are the start of our visioning process…the process of putting
clarity around where we are going…where God is taking us. This is just the
start. We won’t complete the process during these workshops. We will be
creating very important groundwork on which we will build our vision…our
plans for the future. This groundwork will be used to build each successive
step of the process. So, it is important that we start with a good
representation of all of us. Please, make every effort to attend these
workshops and have your voice heard.
Workshop 1: Friday, July 13, 6:00
pm to 9:00 pm. This workshop will focus on the uniqueness of Saint
Andrew’s: the community around us and its needs; the strengths and
capabilities of our congregation; and what excites us and captures our
passion. We will provide the hotdogs and condiments for a “picnic” meal. If
you can, please bring something to share to go with the hotdogs: fruit,
veggies, salad, cookies, etc.
Workshop 2: Saturday, July 14, 9:00
am to 11:30 am. This workshop will build on the work of the first.
It will start with the ideas of what we can do better than other churches,
of where to focus our ministry for the greatest impact. It will build on
these ideas to develop, with clarity, what our mission should be going
Child care will be provided for both workshops.
July 24 and August 7
summer we plan a couple weekday hikes on a nearby trail. Leaders are
needed for this summer’s hikes. Contact Fellowship Coordinator
Sherry Grindeland, 425-746-2529 or sherry@SALChome.org,
to volunteer or for questions.
August 17-19, Mt. Rainier
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…
July 1, 10:45 am, Room
Health and Wholeness Ministry offers blood pressure checks on the first
Sunday of each month. They are in need of additional volunteers to assist in
taking blood pressures. If interested in this ministry, contact Beverley
July 3, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon,
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
note that the church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
of the Independence Day holiday, next week’s Trendings will be sent
out on Thursday, July 5.
Vacation 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.
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 ….
> to participate in
or volunteer for Vacation
Bible School, July 9-13.
for links to online sign-up forms, or see the display in the Narthex.
> for the
congregation hike on July 24. Sign
up in the Narthex.
> for the
congregation hike on August 7. Sign
up 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.
~ Corner of
Blessing: In June, we are collecting non-food
essentials (toilet paper, feminine
products, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste)
In July, we’re collecting individually
packed non-perishable snacks (granola
bars, snacking nuts, trail mix, fruit snacks, etc.)
~ Lattes for the Lord:
Donations welcome for Hopelink’s “End Summer Hunger” program, to help feed
children who do not have school-subsidized lunches during the summer.
~ Visit our Current Outreach Events and
Projects webpage for more opportunities to serve.
* Vacation Bible School, July 9-13, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon daily
* Dinner with Young
Adults, July 11, 6:30 pm
* Visioning Workshop,
July 13, 6:00 pm
* Visioning Workshop,
July 14, 9:00 am
* Congregation Trip
to Holden Village, July 15-20
* God Squad Summer
Mission Trip, July 21-28
* Pop-up Bible Study, July 17, July 24, July 31, 9:30 am
* Congregation Hike, July 24
* Compline Service at
St. Mark’s Cathedral, August 5
* Congregation Hike, August 7
* Dinner with Young
Adults, August 12, 6:30 pm
* Owlet Adventure:
Bainbridge Island, August 14
* All Church Retreat to Mt.
Rainier National Park, August 17-19
* Mission Trip
Sunday, August 26
* Summer Worship
Schedule, through September 2
One worship service, 9:30 am