This week

Sunday, June 25, 2017

          Worship Time: 8:30 & 10:45 am
          Christian Education: 9:30 am for children, youth & adults

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: Matthew 10:1-11

When we left them last, the 12 disciples were heading out on a mission.

This week, we’ll hear the “to be continued” part of the story. Jesus gives further instructions about what they should take with them; where they are to stay as they travel; and what kinds of guests they should be. In many ways, they’re talking about all the same things that any of us would be, when planning for a trip. What route are we taking? What to pack? Where do we stop for lunch? What things should we plan to see along the way? And of course—where will we stay when we get there??

I don’t know about you, but when I’m thinking about these kinds of things, TripAdvisor is my first stop. The disciples did not exactly have that app at their disposal… As it happened though, they didn’t really need to worry about the logistics. Jesus asked them to travel light. To not take a bunch of stuff with them, and to keep their itinerary loose.

Because maybe the best stuff that happens on a trip is the stuff you could never possibly plan for.

As we continue our sermon series, All Hands On Deck, we will also celebrate a great week of Vacation Bible School. You’ll get to see the wonderful decorations, and our kids will sing several of the songs that they’ve learned. Talk about ‘all hands on deck…’ It truly takes a village to make VBS run like clockwork, and our volunteers have been hard at work creating the magic of “Hero Central,” our super-hero theme for the week. I’m grateful that so many people are committed to providing this wonderful ministry for our Saint Andrew kids (and neighbors!) and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.

See you Sunday,
Erin
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also this Sunday:
• Adult Education:
9:30 am in Friends Hall
. More information on the Adult Education page.

Upcoming Events:
• July 2: One service only-10:45am ; no christian education for children, youth or adults
• Office Closed - July 4
• Picnic on the Plaza - July 16: Celebrate Baptisms; more information HERE.
• IHN Training - July 19: more information on the Mission Page.
• Holy-Field Winery Summertime Music Event - July 21: sponsored by Saint Andrew Women, everyone is invited. Save the Date! More information coming soon.

Taking Action and Speaking Up:
Information on how to contact your government officials on the Mission page under Hand of Welcome.

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.
• Transforming Families: meets Sundays @ 4pm, in the Pastor's office. (on hiatus over the summer)
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: June 18, read more on the SAGE Page.


Previous Sermons:
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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