May 19, 2013
Worship Times: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00
Christian Education: 9:30 am for Children, Youth & Adults
Scripture: John 20:19-22
Sermon Title: "Another Kind of Pentecost"
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, which according to the book of Acts was the way-over-the-top birth of the church. Fire, tongues, thousands drawn to the faith; it involved all of that and more. In a word: exciting. But that is only one description of Pentecost in the New Testament. John’s Gospel ends with a very different version, only a few gathered, doors locked, and the gentle breath of Jesus. This week we’ll consider what it means to experience God’s presence in the more mundane aspects of life. Hope to see you there. - -
A Gathering for Sabbath Contemplation
Join us May 19,
7:15 - 8:00 pm in the Saint Andrew Sanctuary. BENEDICTION is a Sunday evening worship experience with a focus on scripture, prayer, sacrament, and stillness. All are invited who desire time to retreat into God's presence for blessing and sending into the next week. This week’s theme is The Coming of the Spirit. Please note that this week’s service will be the last Benediction gathering.
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Wednesday, May 15 & Friday, May 17
7:00 pm, Room 102 & Sanctuary
On Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm we will take down the current banners. If you are able to help with this, please contact Pat Boston.
On Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm we will place the Pentecost banners. If you are able to help on the 17th please contact Gary Duncan
Women's Book Group
Saturday, May 18
9:00 am, Friends Hall
Join the women of Saint Andrew to discuss their latest read "Wingshooters"
by Nina Revoyr.
For more information see the Women's page of our website.
Graduate Recognition Sunday
Sunday, May 19
We will honor our graduating seniors in the 11:00 worship service. But all morning, you can record your well-wishes to them in journals that will be available in Friends Hall. Please stop by and send them to college with a few words that let them know they’ll remain in Saint Andrew’s heart.
Birds, Blooms, Bushes & Butterflies
Sunday, May 19 & 26
After each Service, Hearth Room
Visit the "Flower Power" table in the Hearth Room to see how you can help beautify Saint Andrew grounds. For more information go the the SAGE page of our web site.
Parent's Dinner In
Friday, May 24
6:00-8:30 pm, Friends Hall
Join us for our monthly get together!
For more details see the Children's page of the website.
9:00 am, Meet in Friends Hall
Join us if you can for our next scheduled workday on May 25.
It’s a long weekend, but if you’re in town, we could
use the help to spruce up the church and grounds.
We have benches to paint, wood pillars in front of
the church need stained, and there are some landscaping projects. Please let us know if you’re coming so we can have enough equipment available on hand to work with.
Contact Al King or Brandon Adams.
Saint Andrew announces its Summer Schedule
Sundays, June 2 - August 4
Worship -- at 9:00 and 10:30 am
Adult, youth, and children's education -- 9:00 am.
We will resume our regular schedule
(with worship at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 am, and education at 9:30) on Back-to-School Sunday, August 11.
Baptisms, Confirmations & Picnic on the Plaza
Sunday, June 2
Mark your calendar for this great day in the life of our church! Lunch will be served following the baptisms and confirmations. Brisket and vegetarian entrees will be provided. Please RSVP and let us know how many will be attending, if you will bring a salad or side dish, and if you can help with set up, serving or clean up.
Our Shalom Statement
Saint Andrew Christian Church
is a shalom community;
a gathered people, seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.
Celebrating our diversity,
rejoicing in our unity,
we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation,
age, gender, ability, or thought.
As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles,
Recipients of God’s boundless grace, forgiveness, and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership, and spirit of all who share God’s passion
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