This week

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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

Rev. Erika Marksbury Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-13

These days, when lots of leaves have fallen and rest on the ground, if you're walking at just the right time, a gust of wind might interrupt your stroll, gathering up the crisp oranges and yellows and swirling them around right in front of you - as if the sidewalk has come alive, and the spirit of fall is inviting you to dance.

Long ago, the prophet Isaiah invited his listeners to full, abundant life - he spoke of a world in which the hills, the trees, the mountains, all of it sang and celebrated together. But before that, he asked them some really, really difficult questions…

Come Sunday, and we'll hear those old questions anew; because, of course, they're ones we still don't seem to have answers to. AND it'll be All Saints Day, so come to remember those who have helped you with the hard questions in your life, and those who have helped you to notice the abundance of God all around. We'll give thanks for them. - Erika Marksbury, Associate Pastor

This Sunday's Special Music:

8:30 Cindy Egger-Farris & Joy Zimmerman; 10:45 Saint Andrew Choir and Julie Haramia, Barbara Pinkston, Janice Rawlings & Hannah Kennicott-Fuhlhage

Adult Education Offerings:
Friends Hall: "NAFTA, CAFTA and Kids on the Border" with Father Mike Gillgannon
(more information on the Adult Education Page)
Room 102: "Studying the Scriptures" (more information in the Adult Education brochure)
Room 202: "Thoughtful Parents" (more information in the Adult Education brochure)

Upcoming Events:
Blood Drive - October 27
It's time again for our quarterly Blood Drive from 3:00-7:00 pm in Friends Hall. Sign up on Sunday in the Hearth Room or online.

• Regional Assembly - November 1
Registration at 8:45 am, Assembly 9:30 am-3:00 pm; Park Hill Christian Church, 6601 NW 72nd Street, KCMO. Registration Form and information available online or Sunday in the Hearth Room.

• Women's Sponsored Lunch - November 9
Join us at 11:30 in Friends Hall for our Fall Soup and Salad Lunch. Men are invited too! Read more on the Women's Page.

• Women's Book Group - November 12
This meeting of the Women's Book Group will be a potluck. More information on the Women's Page.

• All-Church Annual Thanksgiving Dinner - November 23
Save the date! Get together with our church family to give thanks and enjoy fellowship and great food. Sign up beginning November 2.

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.
• Town Hall Meetings: Once a month, we have an open forum to discuss ideas, events and opportunities in our congregation and community. We will meet October 23, 7pm in Friends Hall.
(Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: October 19, read more on the SAGE Page.

Previous Sermons:
Follow this link to listen to Previous Sermons.

Our Shalom Statement

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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Olathe, KS 66062
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