This Week
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Worship Times
: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education: 9:30 am for Children, Youth & Adults

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The Holy Spirit is a mystery. It is hard to understand, and even harder to explain (especially to children!) how 'something' like fire--or like a great rushing wind, or like a dove-- moves among God's people and somehow gives life and breath to the gospel.

On the day of Pentecost, people were worshipping God in many different languages... it was noise, and probably absolute chaos. But then that 'something' moved into their midst, and suddenly, each person was hearing the good news in a way that they could understand. Many say that's when the Church was born. That Spirit must really be 'something.'

That is one cool story. And an important one. But it's still hard to understand.

Other parts of scripture talk about the Holy Spirit too. Like in 1 Corinthians, when Paul says "there are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit," and that each work together "For the common good..." At Saint Andrew on any given Sunday, I look around at each of you, and I can understand that kind of Spirit just fine.

Come Sunday! Wear red! And we will all be "together in one place." - Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Adult Education Offerings @ 9:30 am:
Friends Hall - "American Denial" a Documentary Film (see Adult Education page)
Room 202 - Thoughtful Parents - Cyberbullying (more information on the Children's page)

Upcoming Events:
Picnic on the Plaza- May 31: Join us as we celebrate our graduates at our first picnic of the season. We will supply the Fried Chicken and a special Graduation Cake. Please RSVP so we know how much chicken we need to buy -- let us know how many are coming; if you will bring a side dish or salad to share; and we are in the need of help to set-up and clean-up - so let us know if you can hlep with that too.
• 2nd Saturday Worship - June 13: 5pm on the Patio (Friends Hall if there is inclement weather)
This service is an alternative to Sunday mornings in both style and setting.  We gather at tables; sing together; share refreshments; engage in a conversational response to the message; and of course, celebrate communion.  Children of all ages welcome.  
• Family Movie Night - June 13: (Information on the Children's page)
• Women's Lunch - June 14: (Information on the Women's page)
• VBS (Vacation Bible School) - June 22: (Information on the Children's page)

On-Going Events:
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities: check the Mission & Outreach page for more information.
• Bible Study: second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Room 202/203. (no RSVP needed)
• Grief: A Living Experience with Jody Gyulay: first Sunday of the month, 11:45, Room 102.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: June 21, read more on the SAGE Page.

Previous Sermons:
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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, 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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Olathe, KS 66062
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