This week

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Worship Times: 9:00 & 10:30 am
Christian Education: No Adult Eduaction or Sunday School for Children & Youth this Sunday so we may all worship together.

Rev. Erin Wathen"Doors and Windows: Faces of Faith in Transition"
Scripture:
Luke 5:1-11 "...into the Deep Waters"

This Sunday will be the last week of our Doors and Windows series. We’ve talked about different biblical characters who moved through seasons of transition. We’ve learned from the ways those ancient figures experienced the holy when other parts of life were moving and changing.

Have you noticed that none of those stories have been about Jesus?

Jesus lived his whole life in transition—he marked a new beginning in God’s relationship to humanity, and everywhere he went, he enacted change: on people, on communities, and on systems that were bringing about death instead of life. The Old Testament stories we’ve shared these past few weeks set the stage for this final installment: as Jesus calls some fishermen to try the other side of the boat…and ultimately, to drop their nets altogether.

How do the stories of our own past prepare us for seasons of change? Can we see transitions as opportunities? Allow ourselves to be moved and shaped in these times, rather than blown about and rattled?

Maybe it’s all in what we’re willing to let go…

Either way, come Sunday. The door’s open. And maybe the windows, too. - Rev. Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

This Sunday's Special Music:
Janice Rawlings, Cindy Egger-Farris & Joy Zimmerman offering “Pianoforte” by Jake Shimabukuro

Upcoming Events:
Plain Talk About Sex for Parents & Children - September 3, 7, 14 & 21
More information on the Children's Page

• NEW Worship & Education Times - September 7
Beginning on September 7 we will have:
8:30-9:20 Worship
9:30-10:20 Christian Education for Children, Youth & Adults
10:45 Worship.

• NEW Adult Education Offerings - September 7
Beginning on September 7 we will have our traditional Adult Education in Friends Hall at 9:30 am. In addition Rev. Erika Marksbury will begin a series "Studying the Scriptures" which will meet in Room 205 at 9:30, Denise Dugan will begin "Thoughtful Parents"(meeting twice a month) in Room 202 at 9:30am. A new Spiritual Formation Small Group will begin September 14 facilitated by Bill Martinie. Read more more about all the Adult Education offerings in the Adult Education brochure.

• Men's Sponsored Dinner -September 10
Women and Men are invited to attend, 6:00 pm, Friends Hall. We hope you'll make plans to join us as we join together after a summer break.  Dinner will be catered by Frida's Taqueria. Presentation TBD. Please RSVP for planning purposes.

• Wise Women - September 11
September's program will be "Exploring Your Life Through Word and Song" with Joy Zimmerman, LMSW, singer/songwriter. For more information check out the Women's page.

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.


Road Construction UPDATE!-
Saint Andrew Christian Church access - one lane of 127th Street is now open, Pflumm to Black Bob.  However, 127th Street is still a Work Zone and the 25 MPH speed limit is being strongly enforced. 


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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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