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· To reach a Pastor outside of normal office hours, call the church, 425-746-2529, and select option 8.

 

July 5, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

In our worship, we call it “The Prayer of the Day”, in an earlier time “The Collect.”  It was called so because it “collected” the thoughts of the Readings for the day.

With the gift of summer, an ancient Collect, Prayer of the Day, for Creation and New Creation:
Sovereign of the universe, your first covenant of mercy was with every living creature. When your beloved Son came among us, the waters of the river welcomed him, the heavens opened to greet his arrival, the animals of the wilderness drew near as his companions. With all the world’s people, may we who are washed into new life through baptism seek the way of your new creation, the way of justice and care, mercy and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

And a hymn for devotion in this time of summer:
This is my Father's world, and to my list'ning ears
all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world; I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father's world; the birds their carols raise;
the morning light, the lily white, declare their maker's praise.
This is my Father's world; he shines in all that's fair.
In the rustling grass I hear him pass; he speaks to me ev'rywhere.

This is my Father's world; oh, let me not forget
that, though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world; why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is king, let heaven ring; God reigns, let earth be glad!

Text: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

July 8 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion:

9:30 am

 Sermon:

Pastor McEachran, “Settled and Sent”

 

Readings:

Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; Acts 16:1-10; Mark 6:1-13

 

· Blessing of the Vacation Bible School Staff

Please Note:

· Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee and Chocolate for sale, 10:45 am, Narthex
· KnitWits, 10:45 am, 322/Conference Room
· Fellowship hosted by the Stewardship Committee, 10:45 am, 301/Fellowship Hall

 

News to Share…

 

Congregation Hikes
July 24 and August 7
Each 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.

 

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…

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day
There is still time to register and volunteer!
VBS is being co-hosted by Saint Andrew’s and Our Savior Lutheran Church,
Our theme is God’s Gardeners: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respond. God created and gave us this amazing world, and it is our job to take good care of it.
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 Beth Donahoe or Mary Davis for more information.

 

Dinner with Young Adults
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 pm, Mod Pizza in Overlake (14309 NE 20th Street, Bellevue)
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, July 11, at Mod Pizza in the Overlake area. Contact Carolyn McKenna by Monday, July 9, if you plan to join us.

 

Visioning Workshops
Friday, 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 forward.
Child care will be provided for both workshops.

 

Holden Village Gathering
Sunday-Friday, July 15 – July 20
A group of 40 folks from Saint Andrew’s will be at Holden Village, where they will enjoy fellowship, great food, hiking, programs for children and youth, Bible study and special interest forums, crafts and pottery, worship each evening, pool and bowling, and unexpected hilarity! Please pray for this group, for a safe journey to and from Holden Village, and in thanksgiving for the gift of good fellowship.

 

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 ….

> 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 congregation hike on July 24. Sign up in the Narthex.

> to attend the Compline Service at St. Mark’s Cathedral on August 5. Sign up in the Narthex.

> for the congregation hike on August 7. Sign up in the Narthex.

> for the Owlet Adventure to Bainbridge Island on August 14. 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.

 

 


Outreach Opportunities….

~  Corner of Blessing: In July, we’re collecting individually packed non-perishable snacks (granola bars, snacking nuts, trail mix, fruit snacks, etc.)

~  Good Start Back to School: Beginning July 9, we’ll collect school supplies and backpacks to help local school children get a good start back to school by having the supplies they need

~  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.

 

 


Looking Ahead….

* 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

* Holden Village Gathering, 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

 

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