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October 3, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship

I 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.

My 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.

And 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?

Pastor Drew Yoos

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

October 7– Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor McEachran, “Game Changer

Readings:

Proverbs 1:1-7; Psalm 8; Hebrews 1:1-4; Mark 10:13-16

 

 

· Chancel Choir, 8:30 am service
· Handbell Choir, 11:00 am service

Discipleship Classes:

9:45 am

 

 

Adults
Visit our Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Vision Initiative” 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

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

· Blood Pressure Screening, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Room 212

· Apples in the Parking Lot, Parking Lot
Saint 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.

· Emergency Drill Training, 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, which will be held on Sunday, October 21.
There will be a training and discussion seminar about the police response drill this Sunday, October 7. All are invited to attend.

· Blessing of the Animals, 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.

 

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.

 

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…

 

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.

 

Dinner with Young Adults
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm, Crossroads Food Court
(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.

 

Baby Shower for the Yoos Family
Saturday, October 13, 3:00 pm, 301/Fellowship Hall
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.

 

Flu Shot Clinic
Sunday, 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 Beverley Watt.

 

Vision Initiative Workshop
Sunday, October 14, 12:30 pm, 301/Fellowship Hall
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.

 

Early Sunday Morning Bible Study
Sundays, 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 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.

> 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.

> Youth Registration for 2018-2019

 

 


Outreach Opportunities….

~  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 ounce cans).

~  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….

* 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

* Sheep and Shepherds Family Game Night, November 4, 5:00 pm

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

 

 

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