St. Andrew’s eNews

September 5, 2023

God of justice, give us voice, take away our fear, shake up our prejudices, and move us to a different place, to stand on common ground with those who struggle for justice.

—Kathy Galloway

What’s Happening

Tuesday, 9/4 at 2 pm - Centering Prayer in the nave

Tuesday, 9/4 at 3 pm -  Bible Study with the Rector

Wednesday, 9/5 at 11 am - Holy Eucharist

Sunday, 9/10 at 8 am and 10 am - Holy Eucharist - Ingathering of School Supplies

Sunday, 9/10 at 4 pm -  Bach to School Organ concert

Tuesday, 9/12 at 2 pm - Centering Prayer

Tuesday, 9/12 at 3 pm - Bible Study

Coming up:

Sunday, 9/17 at 9 am - Sunday School and Adult Formation begin

On Sunday, September 3, we heard a very inspirational talk from Chris Hoke of One Parish, One Prisoner. This exciting ministry is inviting us to participate in the re-entry of a prisoner who’s about to be released from prison. Laura+ is working closely with Chris to learn about how we can participate. More information about OPOP will be coming soon.

Sunday Morning Book Study

9 am

Beginning September 17

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans is the book we’ll be talking about. The book will be available in the church office later this week and at coffee hour. We ordered them from Port Book and News and they gave us a 20% discount! We are so grateful and try to shop local when we can. The discounted cost including tax is $17.50.

Goodreads summarizes the book:

“Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals--church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it.

”Centered around seven sacraments, Evans' quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest.

”A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.”

Sitting Side-by-side

Ways to Worship with Us

Wherever you are in your journey of faith, you are welcome at the Lord's Table. For those who cannot attend in person, the service is offered via livestream on our Facebook page or anytime on our website.

  • St. Andrew’s Sunday Worship - 8 am and 10 am. Nursery care available at 10 am.

  • In Forks at St. Swithin's -  Each Sunday at 2:30 pm - We meet at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for Holy Eucharist or Prayer.

  • Mid-week Worship Service each Wednesday in person at 11 am.

    If you need assistance in accessing our worship services, please contact our office 360-457-4862.

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