This Week

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: 1 Kings 17:8-15 & Luke 21:1-4

It's World Communion Sunday! One of our favorite days at Saint Andrew. We celebrate our Disciples of Christ heritage as people who gather at an open table, every week. And on this day in particular, we are mindful of the ways that sacred meal connects us to people of faith all over the world.

As we continue the #Ourfamilyvalues series, we will focus this week on our shared values of gratitude and generosity. We'll hear stories--some from the Bible, some from around the globe, and even some from our own community--about the transformative powers of sharing our abundance. Or in some cases, even sharing out of some kind of scarcity. And at the center of that hopeful narrative--there is a table filled with bread. Bread from all over the world, and bread enough to share with our neighbors.

It's kind of fitting that it's also AppleFest Sunday! What better time to celebrate our ministry with the Migrant Farmworkers Program. Don't forget--we are also collecting dried beans and rice to share with MFP.

Meanwhile--what is your favorite 'abundance' story? And how do you put your generosity into practice, every day? Come Sunday, and we will all be grateful, together. - Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also this Sunday:
• Adult Education: "Liminality: Ambiguity, Uncertainty and Transformation”
with Julie Broski, 9:30 am in Friends Hall. (more information on the Adult Education page)
• Scripture Class: 9:30 am, Pastor Erin's Office, this class is led by Royce Ann Collins and others.
• Thoughtful Parents: 9:30 am, Room 205. More about Thoughtful Parents on the Children's Page).
• Picnic on the Plaza - Applefest! - October 4: RSVP (# attending; soup, salad or dessert to share; set-up, clean-up; enter Apple Baking Contest!)

Upcoming Events:
• Flint Hills Discovery Center - October 3: Information on the SAGE page
• Animal Blessing - October 3: We will gatherat 9am on the Patio to acknowledge and celebrate our connection to our pets, our pet family members that have passed away, and all God's creatures. There will be an opportunity for each pet present to be blessed for the gift they are to our lives. We invite all who have lost a pet to bring a picture (framed or unframed) to share as part of our remembrance part of the service. For the safety of all we ask that all animals be on a leash or in a carrier. Donations will be accepted for The Pet Connection. Their wish list is online.
• Wise Women - October 8: Information on the Women's page.
• 2nd Saturday Evening Worship Experience - October 10: more information here.
• Faithful Conversations - October 17: follow the link to information about Faithful Conversations.
• Women's Brunch - October 18: Information on the Women's page.
• Finishing Strong - October 24: Information about Finishing Strong on the link.

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: October 18, 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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