Sunday, March 1, 2015
Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education: 9:30 am for Children, Youth & Adults
Last Sunday, we learned “How the Church Tells Time,” using a children’s story about the liturgical year. In the rhythm of our community life, in the changing seasons, and in the words of scripture, God reminds us again and again—we have all the time that we need.
In the coming weeks, we will explore different expressions of time throughout scripture. How we envision the past and live into the future affects our relationships, our ministries, and our experience of the present. This week, we echo the Psalmist’s prayer: that God would “Teach us to live wisely and well” in the time we’ve been given.
Remember, in this and every season, that time is a gift from God—not a foe that is always racing and striving against us. Together we will embrace the narrative of our past; breathe faithfully into the present moment; and trust in a future when all God’s desires for creation have come to life around us. Until Sunday, I’m going to leave you with this short passage. It’s been on my mind since we started planning this series, and I look forward to sharing it with you in in worship:
“God, it seems you’ve been our home forever;
Long before the mountains were born,
Long before you brought earth itself to birth,
From “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God.” (from Psalm 90, The Message Translation)
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor
This Sunday's Special Music: 8:30 - Cindy Egger-Farris & 10:45 - Saint Andrew Choir & Julie Haramia
Adult Education Offerings @ 9:30 am:
Friends Hall - "Engagement Sunday” small groups discussions (more information on the Adult Education page.)
Pastor Erin's Office - "Time with the Texts" (read more HERE)
Room 202: Thoughtful Parents "Reflecting as a Family during Lent" with Tracie McClellan-Sorell (more information on the Children's page)
Women's Lunch - 11:45am: "Uncovering Christian Origins in the Doctrine of Discovery" with Traci McClellan-Sorell; men and older children are encouraged to attend. (see the Women's page)
• Lenten Study "Saving Jesus Redux" - Wednesday nights; February 25-March 25 (read more HERE)
• Youth Stock Sale - March 8, 15 & 22: Buy Stock to support our Youth! Read more on the Youth page.
• Interfaith Dinner & Panel Discussion - March 10: Saint Andrew will host a dinner and panel discussion in conjunction with the Interfaith Academy Initiative of the Raindrop Turkish House and Dialogue Institute of the Southwest. Dinner is at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary
followed by a Panel Discussion on “How do
our faith traditions call us to non-violence
during a time of increasing religious
hatred, both locally and globally?” Our
panel will consist of speakers from three different faith traditions. Rev. Erin Wathen will lead the discussion. RSVP to let us know how many will attend and if you require childcare. We are also looking for folks to donate vegetarian side dishes (no pork), salads and desserst-please let us know which one you would like to bring.
• Wise Women - March 12: We welcome Jeanne Mackay, owner of The Tasteful Olive. Read more on the Women's page.
• Men's Sponsored Dinner - March 17: We will have comfort food to the max, and a special presentation by Kathy Waller on Pet Therapy. She has extensive experience in this important treatment option and is a licensed instructor for the Pet Partners Therapy Program. She has visited area hospitals, hospices, colleges and many other venues with her dog Maxine to help people in difficult and stressful situations.RSVP so we know how much food we'll need, and, as usual, we start at 6:00pm in Friends Hall. Please remember to bring your own liquid refreshments. See you then!
• Women's Book Group - March 21: We will meet in Friends Hall at 9am to discuss "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. Read more on the Women's page.
• 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: March 15, read more on the SAGE Page.
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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.
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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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