This week

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: Ephesians 1:3-14

Look around your house. Try and locate items that you've inherited. Whether a loved one gave it to you while they were living, or left it to you in their will. Or maybe someone else kept it for you and passed it along later.

In my house, there's a clay pot my grandmother once bought at the Grand Canyon--to my knowledge, the only time in her life she travelled west of the Mississippi. We have a watch that once belonged to my husband's grandfather. And a ring bearing the Greek letters of my sorority, left to me by a church member who was an alum of the same chapter.

These keepsakes come to mean a lot to us, especially if they've been passed along for generations. But I bet, for each of those articles you can locate in your life, you could tell a much larger story about the person who gifted it to you--and what they really left behind. The sum of your inheritance probably amounts to much more than physical property.

We're still talking about life, purpose and legacy in our summer worship series. In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul writes to the church about "our inheritance as God's own people." What does that mean? What have we inherited as people belonging to God? And what are we supposed to do with it, other than keep it on a shelf to look pretty?

Join us Sunday for worship, and a Picnic on the Plaza. It's our annual Twinning celebration, so we will celebrate our sister community in El Salvador with a great meal and live music. We'll also introduce Chuck Pickrel, our new youth director! Come meet him and help us welcome him to Saint Andrew.

See you Sunday,
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also this Sunday:
Adult Education: 9:30 am in Friends Hall - more info on the ADULT EDUCATION page.
• Fighting Hunger in KC:
Bring food items for sack lunches-list and info on ADULT EDUCATION page.
2018 Migrant Farmworkers Backpack Project: accepting monetary donations on Sundays in July.
Twinning Celebration Picnic & Meet the new Youth Director! - July 15: Noon in Friends Hall. RSVP.

Upcoming Events:
Sack Lunch Service Project - July 29:
9:30 am in Friends Hall, more info on the ADULT EDUCATION page.
Intergeneration Book Club - July 29: 3pm in the Youth Room, more info on the YOUTH page.
Migrant Farmworkers Project - Aug. 6: meet in the church parking lot @ 2:30, more info on the MISSION page.

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.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology): Opportunities & events on the SAGE Page.
• Bible Study: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Friends Hall, 7:00-8:30 pm

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