Sunday, April 19, 2015
Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education: 9:30 am for Children, Youth & Adults
Scripture: Luke 24:13-49
"On the Road with Jesus"
How did we ever get anywhere without GPS devices? I still manage to get lost sometimes, even with directions right at my fingertips. I have some pretty fond memories of finding my way across the country with friends using only a map. An actual paper roadmap. I can remember coming across important landmarks by chance, without the aid of TripAdvisor; happening upon great local dives without the advice of UrbanSpoon; and finding ways to spend whole days in a new city without asking my entire social network to recommend their favorite spots.
Two of the disciples were travelling to Emmaus, shortly after Jesus died. They were so busy talking, rehashing the awful events of the past few days, that they didn’t notice Jesus had joined them on the road. (Spooky, I know). They proceeded to tell him all about their friend who had died. “What rock have you been living under?” they wondered. “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know this story?” So they took this ‘stranger’ home with them, and invited him to dinner. Only when he sat at the table with them and broke the bread did they realize who he was.
Jesus could have done something to make himself known to them, long before they made the journey home. But for some reason, he didn’t.
Maybe there is some value to wandering sometimes, and figuring it out as we go. Maybe travelling through that void is the only way to really understand resurrection…
Join us for the 2nd week of our worship series, “Hearing Voices,” as we think about the many ways that God offers guidance and direction; staying next to us on the path, even as we wander in the wrong direction.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been lots of places. I’ve been lost more times than I can count, even with the best of directions. But somehow, I usually feel like I’m right where I need to be—even if I’m not quite sure how I got there. - Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor
Adult Education Offerings @ 9:30 am:
Friends Hall - "The Indigent and the Death Penalty" with Tricia Bushnell (see Adult Education page.)
Room 202 - Thoughtful Parents (more information on the Children's page)
Pastor's Office - Disciples 101 (more information here)
Room 102 - "Time with the Texts" (more information here)
Also on Sunday:
Tall Oaks Promotion Sunday! -- Have you signed up for summer camp at Tall Oaks yet? Our tent outside has forms available, camp ambassadors to fill you in on what’s so great about Tall Oaks camp, and stop by the fire pit to roast a marshmallow and get a s’more!
• Benefit Concert - April 17: Cindy Egger, Larry Yates, Darin Seidel, Jamie Frazier & Joy Zimmerman will hold a benefit concert for Saint Andrew Christian Church (Interfaith Hospitality Network - temporary housing for the homeless in Johnson County) and First Lutheran Church (Larry's home church - Hope Center for Youth, an after school program for students attending DeLaSalle Charter School). Concert begins at 7:30pm at Saint Andrew. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
• Angels' Bake Sale - April 26: Help support the Angels' mission projects.
• Saint Andrew Blood Drive - April 27: It is time again for our SACC Blood Drive. The Community Blood Center will be here to collect whole blood and double red blood cell donations. The easiest way to sign up is to follow this link and pick your time slot. There will also be a sign up sheet in the Hearth Room. Thank you for your support!
• Movie Presentation "Dakota 38" - April 29: Save the Date! This movie will be shown in conjunction with the Adult Education Social Justice Series the evening of April 29 in Friends Hall. More information coming soon.
• Service Project at Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House - May 9: Join our youth helping those who help folks in need, 8:30 am-1:30 pm (carpooling available). RSVP to Rev. Erika Marksbury. More information on the Youth page.
• NEW "2nd Saturday" Worship Experience - Saturday, May 9: Join us on the *patio at 5pm. This gathering will be an alternative to Sunday mornings in both style and setting. We will gather at tables; sing together; share refreshments; engage in a conversational response to the message; and-of course-celebrate communion.
This gathering will fall on the 2nd Saturday of each month, initially, with the possibility of growing into a weekly opportunity in the future. Please join us for the first few months and help us envision what this space can become. Children of all ages are most welcome!
*In case of inclement weather, we will meet in Friends Hall.
• 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)
• 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.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: April 19, read more on the SAGE Page.
Follow this link to listen to Previous Sermons.
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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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