This week

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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

Rev. Erika Marksbury Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-12

This coming Sunday is World Communion Sunday. I've always loved this day here at Saint Andrew - we change up the ritual a bit, bringing breads from all over the globe to our table, and this year, we're inviting you to bake up your own favorite recipe and add it to the mix, too. It's a delight for the senses, a chance to really see and smell and taste the goodness of God, in so many different ways. 

But it's a celebration that's not without complication… as the Scripture for this Sunday makes clear, when it describes a glorious, rich feast that all the world is invited to - well, all the world except, uh, those guys over there. ​ Even while our ancestors imagined a consummate, end-of-time, all-is-redeemed party, their hatred for their enemies still burned. Can we do better than that? Together, can we imagine our way to a new kind of communion? Let's talk about it Sunday. - Erika Marksbury, Associate Pastor

This Sunday's Special Music:
Marti Johnson, Saint Andrew Choir & Bound By Faith (Bruce Kelly, Peggy Kelly, Rick Page, Rick Heinze, Meaghan Jones, Rich Baier, Karen MacGee, Cindy Egger-Farris & Joy Zimmerman)

Adult Education Offerings:
Friends Hall: "Voting Rights; League of Women Voters" 
                         with Co-Presidents Ann Norbury & Diane Kuhn (see the Education Page).
Room 202: "Thoughtful Parents"
Room 102: "Studying the Scriptures" with Greg Paulsen
                      (more information in the Adult Education brochure.)

Upcoming Events:
Tall Oaks Gala - October 10
Arrowhead Stadium - North Club; Silent Auction & Fellowship - 6pm; Buffet Dinner followed by Live Auction - 7:45pm. Tall Oaks Camp & Conference Center's Gala is the major fundraiser for this DOC facility. This is a great way to support our children and youth. If you would like to make a donation to the silent auction (deadline is October 3), please contact the church office.

• Kick Ball Tournament - October 11
We will meet at Olathe East High School and play will begin at 10:00 am on the Olathe East High School softball fields. Sign up as a team of eight, or sign up as an individual or smaller group and be placed on a team. Look for sign-up sheets in the Hearth Room No special skills required - just a willingness to have a great time!

Denise Dugan• Ordination into Christian Ministry of Denise L Dugan - October 12
Join us at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary for the Service of Ordination and a reception immediately following. RSVP for planning purposes. If you would like to help set up, clean up and/or bring fruit or veggies let us know that too.

• Trunk or Treat - October 26
Children will Trick-or-Treat from car to car, everyone is encouraged to "dress up" and decorate your car trunk!--Read more on the Children's Page.

• Blood Drive - October 27
It's time again for our quarterly Blood Drive from 3:00-7:00 in Friends Hall. Sign up on Sunday in the Hearth Room or online.

• Regional Assembly - November 1
Registration at 8:45, Assembly 9:30-3:00; Park Hill Christian Church, 6601 NW 72nd Street, KCMO; Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 15. Registration Forms available on line or Sunday's in the Hearth Room.

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.
• Town Hall Meetings: Once a month, we have an open forum to discuss ideas, events and opportunities in our congregation and community. Watch this space for the date, time & location of October's meeting.

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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