attended a talk last week at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) by Dr.
Reggie Williams (a seminary professor of mine) called “Learning
Discipleship: Bonhoeffer’s Struggle to Follow Christ in Nazi Germany.” And
I was profoundly struck by the relationship between what Bonhoeffer
believed about Jesus and how he acted in the world. Dr. Williams took apart
Bonhoeffer’s theology, deeply influenced by the Harlem Renaissance, to
reveal that at the core was his belief that Christ is an intermediary for
all of humanity. And thus, whenever we encounter anyone in the world, we
first have to go through Christ. This was a profound shift from the
enlightenment thinking of Northern Europe that assumed discipleship, like
scholarship, was an individual practice, a single person’s quest to follow
Jesus more closely.
big takeaway from this stirring lecture is that discipleship is a team
sport. I can’t be a disciple in a vacuum. I need other people because it’s
through other people that I encounter Jesus most clearly. And if that is
the core of my convictions, then it will shape how I act. For Bonhoeffer,
the presence of Christ in another was what ultimately led him to defy the
idolatrous Nazi regime and stand up on behalf of the oppressed Jews. And
this view of discipleship would eventually cost him his life.
as we continue our journey of discipleship at Saint Andrew’s, my hope is
that we will keep in mind how desperately we need one another and even the
people we encounter every day. We are only following Jesus when we are in a
relationship of neighbor love with those around us. This view of
discipleship has already withstood the challenges of history. Where will it
lead us to act?
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
McEachran, “Game Changer”
Proverbs 1:1-7; Psalm 8; Hebrews 1:1-4;
· Chancel Choir, 8:30
· Handbell Choir,
11:00 am service
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
with the Vision Initiative Team, 301/Fellowship Hall North
· “Stepping into
the Stories” (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Kindergarteners) with Lois
Nelson and Kari Henderson, 322/Conference Room
Morning Discipleship webpage for links to video and audio recordings
for youth in grades 9-12 - meet in 319/Youth Room
of Baptism/Confirmation: for youth in grades 6-8 – meet in
302/Fellowship Hall South
“Introduction to the Old Testament”
Church School: for children age 2 through grade 5 –
classes are downstairs in South Hall
Sunday Morning Bible Study, 7:15 am,
Pressure Screening, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Room 212
in the Parking Lot, Parking Lot
Andrew’s members Vince and Doris Visaya will bring a trailer-load of
tasty, juicy apples to the Saint Andrew’s parking lot on Sunday morning!
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.
Drill Training, 12:30 pm, 301/Fellowship Hall
Emergency Operations Plan calls for yearly drills to practice responses
to emergency situations. This year, the practiced action will be a police
response drill, which will be held on Sunday, October
There will be a training and discussion seminar about the police
response drill this Sunday, October 7.
All are invited to attend.
of the Animals, 4:00 pm, Lawn
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
Following the service, the humans will gather for a potluck dinner in 301/Fellowship
News to Share…
Hour Volunteers Needed!
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
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.
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…
(Women’s Evening Book Study)
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.
Service at Saint James Cathedral in Seattle
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
with Young Adults
October 10, 6:30 pm, Crossroads
(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 October 10
at Crossroads Mall Food Court. Contact Carolyn
McKenna, by Monday, October 8,
if you plan to join us.
Shower for the Yoos Family
October 13, 3:00 pm, 301/Fellowship
Come to a baby shower for Pastors Sara and Drew Yoos! Families are invited
– and all children welcomed. We will celebrate the pending arrival of the
baby with conversation, games and refreshments. An envelope is posted
on the Narthex bulletin board for contributions to the congregational gift
for the family. Questions? Contact Fellowship Coordinator Sherry
Grindeland, 425-746-2529 or sherry@SALChome.org.
October 14, 8:00 am – 11:00
am, Room 212
Flu shots will be available at Saint Andrew’s on Sunday, October 14. The shots will be administered
by the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association. Sign up in the Narthex to ensure
an adequate supply of vaccine. For more information, contact Parish Nurse
October 14, 12:30 pm, 301/Fellowship
We held two Visioning Workshops in July with great discussions and ideas.
An abundance of data and input was collected. Since the workshops, the
Vision Team has been very busy correlating the data and working on
synthesizing clear, concise statements that captures your concepts. The
team continues to meet weekly. On Sunday, October
14, from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, we will have a third
workshop. This workshop will be on our values – why we do what we do. A
light lunch and child care will be provided.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
through 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 ….
> 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
> to participate in
the Saint Andrew’s Orchestra on October 14.
> to get your flu
shot at Saint Andrew’s on October 14.
Sign up in the Narthex.
> Fire Force youth in
grades 6-8, for the Fall Retreat October 19-21.
Sign up in the Narthex.
> Men, for the Men’s
Retreat on October 26-27. Brochures
with registration forms are in the Narthex or online.
> to bake
Communion Bread. Contact Jill Nichols-Hicks for more information.
Registration for 2018-2019
~ Corner of
Blessing: In October and November,
we are collecting items that go into Hopelink’s Emergency
Bags, which ensure that everyone who comes to Hopelink leaves with
food to eat. Pick up a complete list of needed items on the Corner of
Blessing table. For Sunday, October 7,
we welcome pasta (~16 ounce packages dry pasta) and pasta sauce, (~24
~ 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.
* 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 –
* Vision Initiative Workshop -
Values, October 14, 12:30 pm
* O.W.L.S. (Older
Wiser Lutheran Saints), October 16, 11:45
* 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
* Sheep and Shepherds Family
Game Night, November 4, 5:00 pm
* Early Sunday
Morning Bible Study, Sundays through
November 18, 7:15 am