This week

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Worship Times: 9:00 & 10:30 am
Christian Education: 9:00 am for Children, Youth & Adults

Rev. Erin Wathen"Doors and Windows: Faces of Faith in Transition"
Ruth 1:1-19 "Where You Go, I Will Go"

Do you have a mother-in-law?

I do. She’s lovely. She cat-sat for us while we were on vacation a few weeks ago. She wasn’t sure I’d left out the right food for the cats – I’d left out chunks, after all, and her cats only eat pate – so she pureed all the cat food in our blender before spooning it into their dishes. True story.

(Do you have stories about your mother-in-law?)

This week’s Scripture lets us walk alongside Ruth and Naomi, daughter- and mother-in-law, as they figure out how to move forward together, having lost everything that bound them to each other. We don’t know anything about their relationship before all this loss – we don’t know if Naomi is the cat-food-pureeing sort of mother-in-law – we only know that, facing their deepest grief, they choose to walk together. And for that to be possible, Ruth makes a choice to lose even more than she already has.

Consider your own stories – what binds you to the other characters in them, what losses make that possible – and come Sunday, so we might think together about where God is in all of that. - Rev. Erika Marksbury, Associate Pastor

This Sunday's Special Music:
9:00 - DaBand offering "A Living Prayer" by Ron Block
10:30 - Saint Andrew Choir, Julie Haramia & DaBand offering "Be With Me" by Joy Zimmerman

lgbtAdult Education:
"Gender Identity" with Debi Jackson & T. Michael Henderson
. For more information check out the Adult Education Page for this and upcoming Mission and Outreach presentations.

CD Release Concert with Joy Zimmerman - August 24
Join us in the Sanctuary, 6:30-8:00 pm, for this Youth Fundraiser. Tickets on sale Sunday in the Hearth Room. For more information check out the Youth Page.

Upcoming Events:
Plain Talk About Sex for Parents & Children - September 3, 7, 14 & 21
More information on the Children's Page

• NEW Worship & Education Times - September 7
Beginning on September 7 we will have:
8:30-9:20 Worship
9:30-10:20 Christian Education for Children, Youth & Adults
10:45 Worship.

• NEW Adult Education Offerings - September 7
Beginning on September 7 we will have our traditional Adult Education in Friends Hall at 9:30 am. In addition Rev. Erika Marksbury will begin a series "Studying the Scriptures" which will meet in Room 205 at 9:30, Denise Dugan will begin "Thoughtful Parents"(meeting twice a month) in Room 202 at 9:30am. A new Spiritual Formation Small Group will begin September 14 facilitated by Bill Martinie. Read more more about all the Adult Education offerings in the Adult Education brochure.

• Men's Sponsored Dinner -September 10
Women and Men are invited to attend, 6:00 pm, Friends Hall. We hope you'll make plans to join us as we join together after a summer break.  Dinner will be catered by Frida's Taqueria. Presentation TBD. Please RSVP for planning purposes.

• Wise Women - September 11
September's program will be "Exploring Your Life Through Word and Song" with Joy Zimmerman, LMSW, singer/songwriter. For more information check out the Women's page.

On-Going Events:
• 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.

Road Construction UPDATE!-
Saint Andrew Christian Church access - one lane of 127th Street is now open, Pflumm to Black Bob.  However, 127th Street is still a Work Zone and the 25 MPH speed limit is being strongly enforced. 

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