This week

Sunday, July 2, 2017

          Worship Time: only one service this Sunday, 10:45 am
          Christian Education: no education hour for children, youth & adults this Sunday

Rev. casey SigmonScripture: Matthew 10:40-42

When was the last time you opened your door to a pair of wandering itinerant prophets?
 
Yeah, I can’t remember either.
 
If you are anything like me, you'd never dare to open your door to a pair of dirty strangers standing in the doorway. Because kids. Because time. Because robbers. Because (fill in the blank). Yet this is precisely how the 12 disciples accomplished their mission to extend the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus. They trusted that when they came into town, doors would open, bread would be broken, stories swapped, and, perhaps, lives would be changed. Without hospitality, mission would be far from accomplished.
 
The origin story of Jesus calls to mind the importance of hospitality to the coming of God’s Kin-dom. Picture Mary, GREAT with child, experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions, leaning on Joseph—fear in his eyes—wandering door to door in Bethlehem with one question on their lips:
 
Is there room for us to stay? Can you give us shelter for the night?
 
On this Sunday before Independence Day, we will reflect on hospitality and the lives that are changed when we awaken to the reality and gift of our interdependence on God and one another.
 
Remember: We only have one service this Sunday, at 10:45 am!
 
See you Sunday,  
Casey

We are delighted to have Rev. Casey Thornburg Sigmon preach this Sunday. Casey is an adjunct professor in preaching at Saint Paul School of Theology and the United Methodist Church Course of Study. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in May with a Doctor of Philosophy in Religion. This Fall, Casey will be an interim pastor for Merriam Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Casey and her husband Phill are members of Saint Andrew and are both ordained ministers in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They have two daughters and a crazy cat, Jade.

Upcoming Events:
• Office Closed - July 4
• Picnic on the Plaza - July 16: Celebrate Baptisms; more information HERE.
• IHN Training - July 19: more information on the Mission Page.
• Holy-Field Winery Summertime Music Event - July 21: sponsored by Saint Andrew Women, everyone is invited. Save the Date! More information coming soon.

Taking Action and Speaking Up:
Information on how to contact your government officials on the Mission page under Hand of Welcome.

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the Mission & Outreach page for more information.
• Transforming Families: meets Sundays @ 4pm, in the Pastor's office. (on hiatus over the summer)
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: June 18, read more on the SAGE Page.


Previous Sermons:
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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, and growth.

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 for shalom.


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