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September 26, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

This past week, we committed to the Memorial Garden the cremains of Saint Maryln B. Remembered the journey of her life and the presence of God in her life, with Warren, in their years of membership. He was our first Stewardship Committee Chair and she always claimed the front pew on the east side for worship. They both said, “We can see and hear better here.” And learn they did in worship.

This Sunday you will hear in ways you never have before because we have a new sound system. To hear the Word of God more clearly is the key to our life together. To hear the Word, to pray, to trust and obey our common calling in the world to the end of our days. To love Jesus and to serve in His name!

As the family gathered, memories of thanksgiving flowed as we recognized that she now joins that great cloud of witnesses like those of Hebrews 11. Read them and add your name to the roll!

As I left for the parking lot, this is what I saw---

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We live our lives beneath the Cross and Jesus and love as He loved.

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

September 30– Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor Drew Yoos, “Why Are You Here?

Readings:

Numbers 11:4-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50

 

 

· Handbell Choir, 8:30 am service
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New Members received, 11:00 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: The Twelve Insights” with Pastor McEachran, 301/Fellowship Hall North
· “Stepping into the Bible” (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Third and Fourth graders), with Pastor Drew Yoos, Lois Nelson and Kari Henderson, 322/Conference Room

Visit the Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for links to video and audio recordings of classes.

 

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
“Introduction to the Old Testament”
· 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
· 2019 Mission Trip Interest Meeting, 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.

 

News to Share…

 

Discipleship Hour Volunteers Needed!
As we settle into our fall schedule, we are thankful for the many people who are giving their time and energy to growing disciples at Saint Andrew’s. At this time, our Sunday Church School/Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation teachers and mentors are still in need of extra support and that responsibility falls to all of us. So if you have any interest and passion for furthering the discipleship ministry of this congregation by using your gifts, please contact Pastor Drew, drew@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529.

 

Provide Meals for Congregations for the Homeless
In October, Saint Andrew’s is providing dinners for 35 men served by Congregations for the Homeless. Volunteers are needed to prepare, deliver, and serve the meals at a church near Factoria. Deliver the meal at 6:30 pm; serving begins at 7:15 pm. Volunteers are welcome to join in the meals with the men. This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for individuals, small groups, families and friends. Sign up in the Narthex or call the church office, 425-746-2529. There are three dates that still need providers: October 4, 8, and 14.

 

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; it covers all youth from age 2 through Grade 12.
~ 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…

 

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 – at any time – please contact Fellowship Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, 425-746-2529 or sherry@SALChome.org

 

Dorcas Circle
Tuesday, October 2, 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! Donations of crochet thread, embroidery thread, flat sheets, cotton, or cotton blend fabrics are also welcome.

 

Plaster House Fundraising Events
Tuesday, October 2
The Plaster House, a part of the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Tanzania, is a rehabilitation center for post-surgery children. On Tuesday, October 2, two fundraising events for The Plaster House will be held locally.
· A luncheon at the Women’s University Club (Seattle) starting at 11:30 am.
· A bites and beverages event will be held at the Barbee Mill Community Beach Club at 6:30 pm.
Consider attending one of these events and/or making a donation in support of this life-changing ministry. Visit https://plasterhouse.rsvpify.com to RSVP to either event and for more information. Contact Jean Wahlstrom with questions.

 

W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study)
Wednesdays, October 3 – November 14, 7:00 pm, 322/Conference Room
Our book for this Fall Session is Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved) by Kate Bowler. Pastor McEachran recommended this book and he will join us for the first and last meetings of this session, talking about the Prosperity Gospel and sharing his views on the book. All women are welcome for in-depth discussion, sharing, laughter, and prayer. Read more….. or contact Cheryl Jurrus or Marlyn Thorpe for information.

 

Taizé Service at Saint James Cathedral in Seattle
Friday, October 5, 5:00 pm, meet at Saint Andrew’s
Join us for a trip to Saint James Cathedral in Seattle for a Taizé Prayer Service. A Taizé service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence and liturgical readings. We will meet at Saint Andrew’s at 5:00 pm and carpool to Saint James (804 Ninth Avenue) for the 6:30 pm service followed by a no-host dinner at a site to be determined. Sign up in the Narthex or contact Fellowship Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, sherry@salchome.org or 425-746-2529.

 

Apples in the Parking Lot
Sunday, October 7
Saint Andrew’s members Vince and Doris Visaya will bring a trailer-load of tasty, juicy apples to the Saint Andrew’s parking lot! You are welcome to take as many apples as you wish (bringing your own bag is helpful) and leave a donation which will go to the Summer 2019 God Squad (High School) Mission Trip.

 

Emergency Drill Training
Sunday, October 7, 12:30 pm, 301/Fellowship Hall North
Our Emergency Operations Plan calls for yearly drills to practice responses to emergency situations. This year, the practiced action will be a police response drill. There will be an after-church training and discussion seminar about the police response drill on Sunday, October 7. All are invited to attend.

 

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7, 4:00 pm, Lawn
In gratefulness for God’s creation we will gather with our special pets for a service led by Pastor Yoos to give God thanks and praise along with prayers and blessings for our animals. Please make sure your pet is leashed or caged and in control. Alternatively, you can bring a photo of your pet. Following the service, the humans will gather for a potluck dinner in 301/Fellowship Hall North.

 

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.

 

  

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 4 8, or 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 get your flu shot at Saint Andrew’s on October 14. Sign up in the Narthex.

> Men, for the Men’s Retreat on October 26-27. Brochures with registration forms are in the Narthex.

> 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.

~  Donate items to be included in the November shipment of Personal Care Kits to Lutheran World Relief. Toothbrushes, bath towels, bars of soap, and nail clippers are the most needed items. Place donations in the Health and Wholeness Ministry basket in the Narthex.

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

 

 


Looking Ahead….

* 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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