Sunday, October 26, 2014
Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education: 9:30 am for Children, Youth & Adults
Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46
I love fall. I love chocolate. I love to dance. I love my spouse and my kids.
I love Saint Andrew Christian Church!
We say ‘love’ a lot. It covers a wide range of things from affection to attraction. Love, as we articulate it, usually has an object attached to it. And when we say that we ‘love’ something, we are usually talking about something that brings us joy, something that brings us pleasure or someONE who loves us back.
But when Jesus says “love your neighbor as yourself,” he isn’t just talking about the neighbors we know. You know, the ones whose kids ride bikes with our kids, the ones we have barbeques and potlucks with; the ones who mow our yard when we’re sick, or whose mail we keep while they are on vacation. In the suburbs, “love of neighbor” usually amounts to a mutually beneficial relationship. Or, a benevolent sort of feeling we have for an abstract, stranger-in-need sort of neighbor.
Knowing Jesus, when he says “love your neighbor,” he is probably talking about something that will make us uncomfortable. (Sigh). SO, come on Sunday, and we’ll talk about that. Together.
Communal discomfort. You know you love it. - Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor
This Sunday's Special Music:
Joy Zimmerman & Darin Seidel offering "Mosaic" by Joy Zimmerman.
Adult Education Offerings:
"Indigent Defense" with Ruthie Russell
(more information on the Adult Education Page)
Room 102: "Studying the Scriptures" (more information in the Adult Education brochure)
Trunk or Treat:
Cars in place by 4:30 & Trunk or Treating begins at 5. Children will Trick-or-Treat from car to car, everyone is encouraged to "dress up" and decorate your car trunk! Food! Prizes! Games! Crafts!--Read more on the Children's Page.
• Blood Drive - October 27
It's time again for our quarterly Blood Drive from 3:00-7:00 pm in Friends Hall. Sign up on Sunday in the Hearth Room or online.
• Regional Assembly - November 1
Registration at 8:45 am, Assembly 9:30 am-3:00 pm; Park Hill Christian Church, 6601 NW 72nd Street, KCMO. Registration Form and information available online or Sunday in the Hearth Room.
• Women's Sponsored Lunch - November 9
Join us at 11:30 in Friends Hall for our Fall Soup and Salad Lunch. Men are invited too! Read more on the Women's Page.
• Women's Book Group - November 12
This meeting of the Women's Book Group will be a potluck. More information on the Women's Page.
• All-Church Annual Thanksgiving Dinner - November 23
Save the date! Get together with our church family to give thanks and enjoy fellowship and great food. Sign up beginning November 2.
• Bible Study: second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Room 202/203.
• Parents' Dinner In: fourth Friday of the month. Read more on the Children's Page.
• Grief: A Living Experience with Jody Gyulay: first Sunday of the month, 11:45, Room 102.
• Town Hall Meetings: Once a month, we have an open forum to discuss ideas, events and opportunities in our congregation and community. We will meet October 23, 7pm in Friends Hall.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: October 19, read more on the SAGE Page.
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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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