This Week

September 25, 2016

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

Rev. Denise DuganScripture:

Genesis 37: 3-34 and 50: 15-21

The story of Joseph and his brothers actually spans chapters 37-50 in the book of Genesis. Fortunately, you won’t have to listen to ALL of that this Sunday! But you might want to review some of it in your Bible – you could even re-watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to get the gist of it. It’s one of those great stories filled with dreams, dysfunction, love, deception, heartbreak, forgiveness. But it’s not one of those Bible stories where God visibly appears in a burning bush, or where God’s voice is clearly heard calling in the night, cluing the reader in to where and when God is at work. In this story, much like our own family stories, folks are just living their lives, trying to do their best (or not) just like we are. And it’s left to us to figure out -- where is God in the Joseph story – or in our own story? Is God at work here, and if so, how are we to recognize or understand that work?

This Sunday is the beginning of “Light a Candle for Children” – 40 days of prayer leading up to our annual observance of Children’s Sabbath on October 30. This is a time to be in prayer for the needs of children at home and around the world – and you’re invited to bring a candle (in a votive holder please) to place on the communion table throughout this prayer vigil.

See you Sunday!
Rev. Denise Dugan, Associate 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
• Disciples 101: 9:30 am in Erin's office, class for new members.
• Light a Candle for Children - September 25-October 30: Read about it on the Children's page.

Upcoming Events:
Animal Blessing- October 1: 9 am on the Patio...Save the Date!
• Apple Fest - October 9: We'll celeb
rate Migrant Farmworkers and have a Picnic on the Plaza, RSVP
• Blood Drive - October 24: follow this LINK.

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102

• 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 October 20. Here is a LINK to more information.
• Parent's Dinner In - 4th Friday of the month, details on the Children's page.
• Bible Study: second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Room 202/203. (no RSVP needed)
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: October 16, 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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