often change. For example, what is a “narthex?” Hint: Lobby. It is the area
from the parking lots into the sanctuary, which is our worship center. Or, think
about the word “stewardship.” It literally means “the job of supervising or
carry meaning and to be a good steward is to be a good manager. That fits
the theme we will introduce on Sunday. It is about managing, faithfully,
all of the generous gifts that God has given us to the glory of God.
week you will receive, at worship, a card which finds focus on one area of
our shared ministry at Saint Andrew’s. Each of us has a part in providing
“time, energy, and monies, and voice” to support the work of the church.
The first on our list to be sure, is to be at worship and discipleship
education. Here is the source of our strength to trust and to serve.
first piece will be “Physical Church/Space” and what it takes to ensure a
safe environment for every aspect of life in this place. Take a moment to
read it and to trust that the Holy Spirit is here in this place to ensure
that we remain focused in an out of focus world.
the depth of our campus and learn more about what it takes to ensure that
the building and grounds are kept in good shape as we continue to be a
center for serving in the name of Jesus.
of us have a part of being managers of the congregations through our gifts.
For example, the Visaya Family owns an orchard in Yakima. Every year they
bring huge containers of apples and place them in the parking lot.
Sunday morning, the truck becomes a center of fellowship and renewing
friendships. And each year, the donations serve and support our high school
mission trip…in 2019 to Baja, Mexico.
a way to kick off a season about our “time, energy, monies, and voice in
advocacy.” Talk about “first fruits” giving! And $1,570 was given in
support of mission.
to a season of learning how we can grow in the managing of God’s assets
given to support our life together.
Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17;
Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
· Presentation of Story Bibles,
11:00 am service
Visit our Sunday Morning
Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Is God a
with Pastor Drew Yoos, 301/Fellowship Hall North
· “Stepping into
the Stories” (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents and 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,
· Flu Shot Clinic
8:00 am – 11:00 am, Room 212
shots will be available at Saint Andrew’s, and be administered by the
Seattle Visiting Nurse Association. You can come and get a flu shot,
whether or not you signed up in advance. For more information, contact
Parish Nurse Beverley Watt
Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee for sale, between services, Narthex
Initiative Workshop, 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.
News to Share…
Hour Volunteers Needed!
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.
Saint Andrew’s Orchestra will play during both worship services this
Sunday, October 14. Rehearsal is
Saturday, October 13, at 10:00
am. To participate, 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…
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 tonight, October
10, at Crossroads Mall Food Court. Contact Carolyn
McKenna, 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
(Older Wiser Lutheran Saints):
October 16, 11:45 am, 301/Fellowship
Find out what happens to all the beautiful quilts made by talented Dorcas
Circle volunteers. And how about those personal care kits? Linda Willenberg
and Stella Nieman will be the guest speakers, and share where these loving
offerings go and who they help. No reservations or RSVP needed. If able,
please pitch-in with a potluck dish. For more information, contact
Fellowship Coordinator Sherry Grindeland, email@example.com or 426-746-2529.
Ridge Worship Gathering
October 17, 1:00 pm, Timber
Ridge in Issaquah
Pastor McEachran and Pastor Wes Telyea from Our Savior Lutheran Church in
Issaquah lead worship gatherings at Timber Ridge in Issaquah on the third
Wednesday of the month in Multi-Purpose Room A. All are invited (members
and friends of Saint Andrew’s – whether you live at Timber Ridge of not!).
Inquire at the front desk when you arrive and they will direct you to the
Force Fall Retreat
October 19-21, meet at 4:45
pm at Saint Andrew’s on Friday, October
(for youth in grades 6-8)
Our Fire Force Fall Retreat at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood is coming up!
Our weekend theme will be “OMG! God and the Internet” where we will
explore all the ways and places that God shows up (and doesn’t show up)
online. Sign up by contacting Pastor Drew Yoos, drew@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529.
The church will be exercising an emergency drill during the
Discipleship Hour on Sunday, October 21.
This year, the practiced action will be a police response. Real world
scenarios that could initiate a police response at Saint Andrew’s could be
something as simple as someone yelling or becoming belligerent. Or it could
be as devastating as a Sandy Hook or Parkland type of event. Anytime that a
police response is appropriate, anyone can push one of the blue Police
buttons located at exit doors throughout our building. The buttons are
simple to operate: lift the cover, press and hold the blue button for about
two seconds. This will sound the “police siren” alarms throughout the
building, call 911 for a police response, lockdown the exterior doors, and
send text messages to teachers and staff.
you hear the siren alarm in the building, you should take one of these
three actions, in preference order:
RUN – If you can
safely run away from the event, that should be your first priority. While
at Saint Andrew’s, you should run to the Mormon Temple parking lot.
HIDE – If you don’t
know where the event is, or cannot safely run in the opposite direction,
you should hide in your current location. You should lock the doors to the
room, close the blinds and shades, turn off the lights, and be silent.
There are room-specific protocols to effective-ly Hide in every room; they
are on the back of the Evacuation Map.
FIGHT – Only as a last
resort, if you cannot Run or Hide, should you engage the attacker. Some
teachers and staff choose to carry keychain size pepper spray. You can also
disrupt the attacker by throwing books, chairs, or anything available to
best short video demonstrating these actions is at: https://youtu.be/5VcSwejU2D0. A
more appropriate video for children is at: https://youtu.be/aQIR1pqd3k8.
Washington schools are required to have a lockdown drill three times each
year, so kids are probably more familiar with this than adults. Contact
Facilities Manager Kurt Lutterman, kurt@SALChome.org
or 425-746-2529, with questions.
(Women’s Evening Book Study)
through 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 last meeting 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.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
through November 18, 7:15
am, 322/Conference Room
Journey with us through the book of AMOS this fall. 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.
Join us any Sunday!
Be sure to sign up ….
> for Dinner with
Young Adults on October 10 or November 14. 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 or phone Beverley Watt.
> Fire Force youth in
grades 6-8, for the Fall Retreat October 19-21.
Sign up in the Narthex or contact Pastor
> Men, for the Men’s
Retreat on October 26-27. Brochures
with registration forms are in the Narthex or online.
> God Squad youth in
grades 9-12, for the service event at Lifelong on November
17. Sign up in the Narthex or contact Pastor
> youth in grades
8-12, for the Summer
2019 Mission Trip to Baja, Mexico, July
28-August 3, 2019. Sign up in the Narthex or contact Pastor
> 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 14,
we welcome canned tuna (~5-7 ounce cans, packed in water) and canned soup.
~ 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.
* 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
* Dinner with Young
Adults, November 14, 6:30 pm
* W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening
Book Study), Wednesdays through November
14, 7:00 pm
* God Squad Service Event, November 17, 8:30 am
* Sheep and Shepherds Family
Game Night, November 4, 5:00 pm
* Early Sunday
Morning Bible Study, Sundays through
November 18, 7:15 am