This Week
Sunday, May 31, 2015

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

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: Genesis 1

In the beginning...there was enough.
In the beginning, we had all the time we needed.

Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you... Through months of cold, gray drizzle, you dream of summer. Not just of the sunshine, but of a break from routine; of blessed downtime to spend with family, share meals with neighbors, and sleep in.

And THEN, summer actually rolls up...and you find that you have managed to fill nearly every little block on your calendar with Very Important Things. There goes all your downtime...

What is it about blank spaces that make us want to fill them with running and doing? Not that it's bad things we've committed ourselves to. We're talking a summer full of fun and amazing stuff! Still...we know that God built time for sabbath into the fabric of creation, so that we could care for our bodies, nurture our families, and take in the beauty of the earth. Those times are even built into the pattern of the liturgical year. But sometimes, we'd rather just skip over those empty spaces and get back to 'our' plans.

What might we be missing?

It's Shalom Sunday, so we're going to do some really fun stuff with the creation story. (We need you there to help!) Also, to kick off our summer, we're having a Picnic on the Plaza! Please RSVP, if you haven't yet. (More information about the Picnic below.) Start the season off right by sharing that meal with family and neighbors, after all...
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Adult Education Offerings @ 9:30 am:
Friends Hall - "Social Justice Series Recap" small group discussions (see Adult Education page)
Room 202 - Thoughtful Parents - (more information on the Children's page)

Also This Sunday:
Picnic on the Plaza- May 31: Join us as we celebrate our graduates at our first picnic of the season. We will supply the Fried Chicken and special Graduation Cake. If you have not already done so please RSVP so we know how much chicken we need to buy -- let us know how many are coming; if you will bring a side dish or salad to share; and we are in the need of help to set-up and clean-up - so let us know if you can help with that too.

Upcoming Events:
• 2nd Saturday Worship - June 13: 5pm on the Patio (Friends Hall if there is inclement weather)
This service is an alternative to Sunday mornings in both style and setting.  We gather at tables; sing together; share refreshments; engage in a conversational response to the message; and of course, celebrate communion.  Children of all ages welcome.  
• Family Movie Night - June 13: (Information on the Children's page)
• Women's Lunch - June 14: (Information on the Women's page)
• VBS (Vacation Bible School) - June 22: (Information on the Children's page)

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)
• 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: June 21, read more on the SAGE Page.

Previous Sermons:
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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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