This week
Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

Rev. Erin Wathen Scripture: I Corinthians 8:1-13

“With great privilege comes great responsibility.”

What do you picture when you hear that? I see a parent handing over the car keys to a 16-year-old. Or the founding fathers when they signed the 2nd Amendment. Or the first one, for that matter…

I think of God creating the world and all that breathes in it, and then inviting Adam and Eve to live in all that beauty and tend the garden.

Some of these moments don’t end well.

Then again, some of these moments, we are still living into. We are still walking and moving with God through certain parts of this story. And we might have some role in how it all unfolds.

On Sunday, we’ll hear what Paul told the Corinthians about privilege and responsibility. The Jewish and Gentile converts often fought about things like food laws—things that didn’t really matter so much in the new Christian Community—but Paul always told the bickering factions the same thing: your relationship to God and each other is more important than who is ‘right.’ You have a lot of new freedoms now. But with freedom comes… well, you know. People come first. The rest is just details. - Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

This Sunday's Special Music:
8:30: Joy Zimmerman & Cindy Egger-Farris; 10:45: Saint Andrew Choir, Julie Haramia & Janice Rawlings

Adult Education Offerings @ 9:30 am:
Friends Hall - ”The Abrahamic Traditions” with Dr. Eyyup Essen (more information on the Adult Education page.)
Room 202 - Thoughtful Parents; "The Teenage Brain" (more information on the children's page)
Room 102 - "Just Mercy" Book Group - through February 8: Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” deals with some of the most pressing issues of our day - race, justice, power, conscience, and more - this book is sure to generate great discussion and, hopefully, stir us to courageous action. Ross Merritt, Bill Martinie & Rev. Erika Marksbury will share leadership of this group.

Upcoming Events:
Women's Game Night - February 6: Read about this new event on the Women's page!
• Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner - February 17: The fun begins at 6:00 pm in Friends Hall. RSVP and let us know how many will attend..
• Ash Wednesday Service - February 18: Join us at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary for the beginning of our Lenten Journey.

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)
• 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: January 18, read more on the SAGE Page.


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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