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September 19, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

Spent time recently with our confirmands. We were hanging out in the Youth Room. Our topic was Baptism and what it means to all of our lives.

Knowing what kind of guy I am, they stared a bit as I asked them to think about what it means to belong to God’s family. What gift did they bring?

Things were quiet for moment and slowly they began to share a word, a phrase. And each of them spoke and in about 30 seconds each one could identify a gift, a talent.

Think about that in each of our lives. You will soon receive your October newsletter, the VOICE. I often read it from cover to cover. It has lots of words in a time when people like to keep things brief and concise. That is why we have our weekly Wednesday Trendings eNews.

As we approach the fourth quarter, watch for the steps forward into 2019, a year of change. And find your place to serve, step up; find a place to be more clearly engaged in growing in Christ. And to become an even more inviting congregation which welcomes all into our life together.

Go ahead, read the newsletter, and count up the number of ways to be involved and inviting. Life in the Spirit is first and foremost about relationship to God and to one another.

Go ahead, jump in, and join in the adventure!

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

September 23– Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor Timothy Weber, “Revisiting Greatness in the Light of Gracefulness

Readings:

Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13—4:8; Mark 9:30-37

 

 

· Presentation of Bibles to Third Grade students, 8:30 am service
· Chancel Choir, 11:00 am service

Discipleship Classes:

9:45 am

 

 

Adults
Visit our Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Digging into Mission in Bellevue” with Pastor McEachran, 301/Fellowship Hall North
· “Stepping into the Bible” (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Third and Fourth graders), with Lois Nelson and Kari Henderson, 322/Conference Room

 

Youth
· CrossWalk: for youth in grades 9-12 - meet in 319/Youth Room
· Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation: for youth in grades 6-8 – meet in 302/Fellowship Hall South
“How to Read the Bible?” with
Pastor Yoos
· Sunday Church School: for children age 2 through grade 5 – classes are downstairs in South Hall

Please Note:

· Early Sunday Morning Bible Study, 7:15 am, 322/Conference Room
· Acolyte Meeting, 12:15 pm, 322/Conference Room

 

News to Share…

 

Communion Bread Bakers needed!
This quite easy and important ministry needs volunteers to give an hour to baking bread which feeds our faith family every Sunday at the altar. There are two ways to help:
· You can sign up online for a specific Sunday to bring bread.
· The bread freezes well, so you can also bake when it is convenient for you, without signing up for a specific day. The bread can be baked anytime, sealed in zip lock bag with the date it was baked on the label, and brought to church. Place the bread in container marked “Altar Guild Bread” in the freezer in the Scullery. 
Download the recipe for Luther Bread
Contact coordinator Jill Nichols-Hicks for more information.

 

Orchestra
The Saint Andrew’s Orchestra will play during both worship services on Sunday, October 14.  Rehearsal is Saturday, October 13, at 10:00 am.  To participate or for more information, contact Dr. Will Simpson, will@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529.

 

Youth Registration
We ask that all families complete a Youth Registration Form each year. This form gives us the medical information and permissions to help keep children safe while participating in Saint Andrew’s activities, and is used for all activities at Saint Andrew’s for 2018-2019. Complete one form per family. There is space for up to four children and it covers all youth from age 2 through Grade 12.
~ Paper copies of the form can be found in the Narthex on the bulletin board near the church office. Return completed forms to the church office.
~ The form is ONLINE as an interactive PDF form; it can be found at www.ce.SALChome.org. After completing and saving it to your computer, either email the form to info@SALChome.org or print and return the form to Saint Andrew’s.

 

Coming Up @ Saint Andrew’s…

 

Sock Samurai
Saturday September 22, 6:00 pm, 319/Youth Room
All God Squad (grades 9-12) and Fire Force (grades 6-8) youth are invited to come play our favorite Saint Andrew’s game, Sock Samurai! No sign up needed.

 

Early Sunday Morning Bible Study
Sundays, September 16-November 18, 7:15 am, 322/Conference Room
Journey with us through the book of AMOS this fall at the Early Sunday Morning Bible Study. The prophet Amos brought a message of responsibility in an affluent time. This ten-week unit will cover the nine-chapter book. Coffee and light refreshments provided.

 

Global Mission Moment with Pastor Fawsi Khalil
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am, 301/Fellowship Hall
Pastor Fawsi Khalil is one of the pastors of Kasr El Dobara Evangelical Church in Egypt. They worship 10,000 on a weekend and have strong social ministry among Muslims in their downtown Cairo neighborhood. Pastor Fawsi is one of their outreach leaders to Muslims in Syria, Iraq, and Libya. He and his wife, Haidy, have a heart to minister to Yazady women and Syrian refugees.
Kasr El Dobara Church is also partnered with True Vine Evangelical Baptist Church in Beirut, Lebanon (http://truvinelb.org/the-church/).
Pastor Fawsi will be at Saint Andrew’s on Saturday, September 29, sharing inspiring stories of his work in the refugee camps, their church’s outreach to their Muslim neighbors, and surprising growth of the church in the Middle East. Learn more about Kasr El Dobara Church at www.kdec.net/en/

 

New Members
Sunday, September 30
We will be welcoming new members to Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church again on Sunday, September 30, during worship. If you’re interested in becoming a member – with voting privileges – please contact Fellowship Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, 425-746-2529 or sherry@SALChome.org

 

2019 Mission Trip Interest Meeting
Sunday, September 30, 12:15 pm, 319/Youth Room
All God Squad youth and parents (including current 8th graders) who are interested in hearing more about the 2019 high school mission trip are invited to meet after 11:00 am worship on Sunday, September 30. This informational meeting should last about 30 minutes.

 

  

Be sure to sign up ….

> Fire Force youth in grades 6-8, for the Fall Retreat October 19-21. Sign up in the Narthex by October 1.

> to provide a meal for the men served by Congregations for the Homeless, October 2-14. Sign up in the Narthex.

> to attend a Taizé Service at Saint James Cathedral in Seattle on October 5. Sign up in the Narthex.

> for Dinner with Young Adults on October 10. Email Carolyn McKenna.

> to participate in the Saint Andrew’s Orchestra on October 14. Contact Dr. Will Simpson.

> to bake Communion Bread. Contact Jill Nichols-Hicks for more information.

> Youth Registration for 2018-2019

 

 


Outreach Opportunities….

~  Corner of Blessing: In September, we’re collecting butter for baking (1 pound packages with 4 sticks). This will help Hopelink’s clients have the ingredients needed for holiday baking.

~  Provide a dinner for the men served by Congregations for the Homeless, October 2-14.

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

 

 


Looking Ahead….

* God Squad/Fire Force Sock Samurai, September 22, 6:00 pm

* Global Mission Moment with Pastor Fawsi Khalil, September 29, 10:00 am

* New Members received during worship, September 30

* God Squad 2019 Mission Trip Interest Meeting, September 30, 12:15 pm

* Provide Meals for Congregations for the Homeless, October 2-14

* W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study), Wednesdays, October 3-November 14, 7:00 pm

* Attend a Taize Service at Saint James Cathedral, October 5, 5:00 pm (meet at Saint Andrew’s)

* Emergency Drill Training, October 7, 12:30 pm

* Blessing of the Animals, October 7, 4:00 pm

* Dinner with Young Adults, October 10, 6:30 pm

* Baby Shower for the Yoos Family, October 13, 3:00 pm

* Flu Shot Clinic, October 14, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

* Vision Initiative Workshop - Values, October 14, 12:30 pm

* O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Lutheran Saints), October 16, 11:45 am

* Timber Ridge Worship Gathering, October 17, 1:00 pm

* Fire Force Fall Retreat, October 19-21

* Emergency Drill, October 21

* Men’s Retreat, October 26-27

* Early Sunday Morning Bible Study, Sundays through November 18, 7:15 am

 

 

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