This Week

August 28, 2016

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

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: Luke 14:1-14

Who doesn't love a good potluck? 

In the same way, I dearly love a good banquet parable. The gospels are full of them--each version with a slightly different nuance to teach us a certain truth about the love of God. And each, in its own unique way, brings us around a table with Jesus, and calls his words to life again. 

One thing that all those banquet stories have in common though, is this: when you're at a table with Jesus, what's on the table doesn't matter nearly as much as who is at the table. If that sounds like something you've heard me say before...then that just means you were listening the last time. I say this every time there's a banquet parable, because every time, it is true. And what's even more fun about this week's text is that Jesus doesn't just mess with the guest list--he messes with the place cards. 

Maybe we'll find some ways to mess with the place cards, too. Doesn't that always, always make for the most interesting sort of party? Hope you will come to ours. It's a Shalom Sunday, so bring the kids. And your spirit of adventure!

Peace,
Erin
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also on Sunday:
• Adult Education: 9:30 am in Friends Hall. More information on the Adult Education page.
• Thoughtful Parents: 9:30am in Room 205. More information on the Children's page


Upcoming Events:
• Hand of Welcome Meeting - August 23: 6:30 pm, Friends Hall; Join in our Refugee ministry.
• Parents Dinner In - August 26: Information on the Children's Page.
• Hand of Welcome's ESL Tutoring Training- August 31: More information on the Mission Page.
• Wise Women - September 8: Information on the Women's Page.
• Animal Blessing- October 1: 10am on the Pation...Save the Date!

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102
• Habitat for Humanity-House of Ab
raham Project - ThroughSeptember 30: Sign up in the Hearth Room.
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the Mission & Outreach page for more information.
• Transforming Families: meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.
  This month we will meet on September 15. Here is a LINK to more information.
• Bible Study: second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Room 202/203. (no RSVP needed)
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: October 16, 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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