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.
the gift of summer, an ancient Collect, Prayer of the Day, for Creation and
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
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!
Maltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
July 8 –
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
McEachran, “Settled and Sent”
Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; Acts 16:1-10;
of the Vacation Bible School Staff
· Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee and
sale, 10:45 am, Narthex
· KnitWits, 10:45 am,
· Fellowship hosted by the
Stewardship Committee, 10:45 am, 301/Fellowship Hall
News to Share…
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…
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
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
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
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
Beth Donahoe or Mary Davis for more information.
with Young Adults
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.
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,
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 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 – 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.
> 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.
~ Corner of
Blessing: In July, we’re collecting individually
packed non-perishable snacks (granola
bars, snacking nuts, trail mix, fruit snacks, etc.)
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.
* 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