This Week

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

Rev. Erin WathenAs you may know, the National Convocation-- the African American convention of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)--is gathered here in Kansas City this week, for its 24th Biennial Session. You can follow this link to learn more about it. Some of the events, like worship and Bible study, are open to the public with no registration required.

Because of this event, there are many great leaders in town this week. We will be privileged to welcome some of them at Saint Andrew on Sunday. Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley Rea, Director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries for the Disciples of Christ, will be joining us in both services and sharing some of the work that she does on our behalf. She will also give the program for the women's lunch (now an all-church salad potluck lunch!) following worship. - If you have not already done so, please RSVP.

At 10:45, Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins will bring the message. Rev. Watkins is the director of the Incubate Initiative with the National Benevolent Association, and will speak about "the blessedness of unity," as witnessed in Psalm 133.

At the 8:30 service, I'll give a brief meditation on Luke 11:1-13. We'll share some thoughts on prayer, and how it is used (often abused) in our political discourse. I want to leave plenty of time for Dr. Rea to bring a good word about welcoming the stranger...and will look forward to hearing my friend Ayanna bring the good news at the later service.

We give thanks for the good work of the gospel that is taking place in our community and world through the larger church--and look forward to a day of celebrating that shared ministry. Can't decide which service is for you? Come to both--and stay for lunch! It will be a good day to be "together in one place."

Peace,
Erin
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor


Also on Sunday:
• Adult Education: 9:30 am in Friends Hall. More information on the Adult Education page.
• Thoughtful Parents: 9:30am in Room 205. More information on the Children's page

• Women's Sponsored Pot Luck Salad Lunch - July 24: Men Invited Too! Information on the Women's Page.

Upcoming Events:
• Interfaith Refugee Event - July 20: Join us at 7:00pm in Friends Hall for a conversation with
   Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea and other Disciples from the region who are interested in learning more
   about refugee ministry. RSVP@sacchome.org
• SAGE sponsored All-Church Event - July 22: Read more on the SAGE page.
Parent Dinner In - July 22: We will be attending the SAGE Event (above), read more on the SAGE page.
• Migrant Farmworkers Project Work Day - August 1: Read more on the Youth page.
• Back to School Sunday - August 14: Kids move up a grade, back pack blessing & All Church Picnic!!
• Fundraising Concert - August 20: Enjoy the music of Still on the Hill while helping kids receive music
   instruments! Info & Tickets HERE.

On-Going Events:
• Habitat for Humanity-House of Abraham Project - Through August 31: Sign up in the Hearth Room.
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the Mission & Outreach page for more information.
• Transforming Families: meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. This month we will meet on June 16. Here is a LINK to 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: August 21, 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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