Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
6:15 Sunrise Service (Heatherstone Park); 9:00 & 10:30 am at the church
9:00 am for Children & Youth (no Adult Education this Sunday-see below)
Scripture: John 20:1-18
“Don’t You Know Who I Am?”
We’re readying the church for a high holy day: worship prep, flowers, all-church work day (come!) and colorful eggs. At the same time, the hardest part of this Lent journey is still ahead of us. On Maundy Thursday we’ll share communion together, and experience the story of the Last Supper through prayer stations. Then on Friday, we’ll hear the story of Jesus’ death through the eyes of many biblical witnesses. We’ll wonder, with them, if this has all been for nothing.
It feels like such a paradox: we make ready for celebration, even as we grieve the tragic death of our teacher and friend; we will hang banners and sing hopeful songs, even as we grieve with our Jewish brothers and sisters this week. But that paradox is the way of the world, in every time and place. And that’s the way of this life of discipleship.
In worship, darkness and light, death and hope come together. Our laments and our celebrations somehow harmonize as they fall on God’s ear. Will we wake this Sunday to a new promise, a new story, a new sign of life in Christ? We wait and we hope… come and see.
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor
This Sunday's Special Music:
Saint Andrew Choir & DaBand offering “We Arise” by Michael Mahler
There will be no Adult Education this Sunday check out the upcoming series sponsored by SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) on the Adult Education page.
Join Us for Holy Week
• Maundy Thursday - April 17: Worship Service at 7 pm
• Good Friday - April 18: Worship Service at 7 pm
• Holy Saturday - April 19:
8 am Workday & 10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt
• Easter - April 20:
› Sunrise Service at 6:15 am at Heatherstone Park
(Bring a camp chair(s), park at Heatherstone Elementary
and follow the signs!)
› Worship at 9 & 10:30 am in the Sanctuary
› Hospitality at 9-10:30 am in Friends Hall
› Children & Youth Sunday School at 9 am.
In addition to our regular offering, we will receive a special Easter offering
designated for El Higueral,
our sister community in El Salvador.
Sign Up on Sunday
• Disciples 101: April 27-May 18
Join us Sundays, 9:00 am in Erin's Office, for a new learning opportunity, Disciples 101. Explore the Disciples of Christ history and tradition, and how that shapes our identity at Saint Andrew. You’ll also get to know more about our mission, meet some of our leaders, and find opportunities to connect and serve. RSVP@sacchome.org
• Women's Lunch: April 27, 11:30 am in Friends Hall. Sign up on the Today's Announcements. Read more on the Women's Page.
• Blood Drive: April 28, 3:00-7:00 pm in Friends Hall. Sign up in the Hearth Room.
More Upcoming Events:
• Church Office Closed - April 21
• Stations of the Resurrection - April 27: Follow this LINK for more information.
• Habitat for Humanity, Groundbreaking - April 27: 3 pm (2928 Wayne, KCMO)
information contact Thom Norbury.
• Happy Hour with the Pastor - April 28: Barley's Brewhouse (119th & Quivira)
Road Construction UPDATE!
Due to 127th Street improvement, 127th is accessible from Black Bob, or check the map for an alternative route from Pflumm. For updates on the 127th Street construction schedule, please visit the web site www.improve127th.com.
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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