St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Monday, October 15, 2018
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!

Welcome!

We are glad you have found us!  St. Andrew is all about reaching people with God’s radical acceptance and grace in Jesus Christ to make lives whole.  The journey of faith begins by recognizing how Jesus calls us.
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A Christ-follower in the 4th century by the name of Augustine wrote, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”  In the restlessness of his heart, he heard the calling of Jesus.  You might know that same restlessness in your heart.  We know it too.

We have found rest in God and invite you to join our prayer day by day to:
  • See God more clearly in lives and all creation.  All are invited to come and see Jesus in our worship and hospitality.
  • Love God more dearly as followers.  Everyone is invited to come and grow in Jesus through our study and prayer groups. 
  • Follow God more nearly in acts of service.  All are invited to come and serve Jesus through WHO- Winter Hospitality Overflow, our Christian preschool, and Orchard’s Kids Club.

God’s dream for St. Andrew is our vision—

bringing healing and wholeness to lives and all creation.


 

God's love is always with you!


Join us Sunday, all are welcome!


Services are at 8:30 am and 11 am.


Messy Church is on the first Sunday of each month at 4 pm.

 

Messy Church is a non-traditional way for families to experience the joy of church & community. Our September service welcomed sixteen St. Andrew families and nine St. Andrew Preschool/Kindergarten families, for a total of 95 people. The Preschool Ministry Team coordinated activities for the families to participate in such as creating Blessing Bowls, a faith practice that could be taken home and implemented. There was a nice flow between activities and the service. We celebrated with sing-along songs and heard a story about Creation. (Thank you Scott Norton & Sara Howe – Bravo!) The Fellowship Team served a crowd-pleasing meal that included Mac n cheese & cookies for dessert.
 
Are you ready to experience church differently, or know of a family who is?
Invite your friends and join us at Messy Church—a fun new way of doing church for the whole family!
Messy Church at St. Andrew from 4-6pm October 7th, 4-6pm.
October Theme: Prayer
Meal (hosted by Fellowship): Taco’s
Interested in supporting this ministry? We are looking for volunteers who can assist ministry teams in the coordination of hosting activity tables, set up & tear down, and kitchen help. Please contact the office to sign up.
 
 

Mini-Retreats Focusing on Practices for Spiritual Transformation


People are looking for more. There is more to life than what many of us are experiencing. The more we are looking for is the transformation of our own lives by the power and presence of God. Jesus says it this way, “For what will it profit you if you gain the whole world but forfeit your own life? Or what will you give in return for your own life? (Mt. 16:26)”  An ancient church father from the 4th century said, “Our heart is restless until it rests in you (God).”   Spiritual practices are an invitation to enter more deeply into the process of spiritual transformation and choose life from that place. These mini-retreats are an opportunity to forge a connection between our souls and our day-to-day lives. Spiritual transformation is the process by which Christ is formed in us for the glory of God, the sake of others, and the abundance of our own lives.   The primary intent of teaching various ancient and modern spiritual practices is to create the right conditions for us to encounter God in the places where we need it most.  Lest we are tempted to view this as a glorified self-help project or an occasion for more activism, these practices embrace spiritual transformation as a process full of the mystery of God’s power to change lives.


October Retreat - Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina, a Latin phrase, is an approach to reading scripture that opens us to an encounter with God. This is an ancient practice of early Christian mothers and fathers whose focus was not on information but transformation and a deeper personal relationship with the One behind the text.

The Lectio Divina mini-retreat will be held on October 20th from 9:30 am to 2 pm. The presenter is Rich & Corinne Vaughn  Lunch is provided. Online registration is available on sidebar or you can call (360)892-7160.

 

 

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