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October 10, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Calendar

Devotional Word…..

  

Words 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 managing something.”

Words 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.

Each 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.

Our 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.

Note 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.

Each 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.

On a 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.

What 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.

Welcome to a season of learning how we can grow in the managing of God’s assets given to support our life together.

Pastor McEachran

 

Sunday at Saint Andrew’s…

 

October 14– Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion:

8:30 am and 11:00 am

 Sermon:

Pastor McEachran

Readings:

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

 

 

· Orchestra; both services
· Presentation of Story Bibles, 11:00 am service

Discipleship Classes:

9:45 am

 

 

Adults
Visit our Sunday Morning Discipleship webpage for a description of each class
· “Is God a Football Fan?” 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

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

· Flu Shot Clinic 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Room 212
Flu 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

· Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee for sale, between services, Narthex

· Vision 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…

 

Discipleship Hour Volunteers Needed!
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 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.

 

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…

 

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 tonight, October 10, at Crossroads Mall Food Court. Contact Carolyn McKenna, 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

 

O.W.L.S (Older Wiser Lutheran Saints):  
Tuesday, October 16, 11:45 am, 301/Fellowship Hall North
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, sherry@salchome.org or 426-746-2529.

 

Timber Ridge Worship Gathering
Wednesday, 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 room location.

 

Fire Force Fall Retreat
Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, meet at 4:45 pm at Saint Andrew’s on Friday, October 19
(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.

 

Emergency Drill
Sunday, October 21
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.

If 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 you.

The 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.

 

W.E.B.S. (Women’s Evening Book Study)
Wednesdays, 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.

 

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. 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 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 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 Drew Yoos.

> 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 Drew Yoos.

> 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 Drew Yoos.

> 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 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.

 

 


Looking Ahead….

* 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

* 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

 

 

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