October 18, 2018​

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Worship 8:30am & 10:45am
Education 9:30am
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20

Do you remember the last time you sat down to put a jigsaw puzzle together? If you can’t, don’t feel bad, neither can I. What I do remember is how there were two basic steps to reassembling the picture these puzzles contained. The first was to put together the edges and the edge pieces were easily identified because they had one or two straight edges. When these pieces were connected to each other, a frame for the rest of the puzzle emerged and it was time to start the second step – assembling the body of the puzzle. Within the context of the frame it was much easier to determine where the middle pieces fit into the bigger picture because the frame provided both perspective and boundaries. 

Sometimes life can resemble a jigsaw puzzle, can’t it? There all sorts of demands on our time, our finances, our energy, our attention and our presence. Without some context that provides perspective and boundaries, it’s hard to make all those pieces fit together. Without perspective we can’t figure out how some things fit into our lives and without boundaries we can easily overextend ourselves. 

Over the next four weeks we’ll be completing the sentence: This is your _________. Each week we’ll look at this sentence from a different perspective that will hopefully assist us in identifying what Saint Andrew means to each us and why it’s important in our lives. Once that frame is built, perhaps we will be able to more clearly see where stewardship fits into the broader context of our faith and our life together.  

This week as we consider Jesus’ question: “But who do you say I am?” we'll be thinking about our name – not only who we are known as, but also what we are known for. 

I hope to see you Sunday!

In Peace,

Here is a LINK to last week’s sermon.
This Sunday
9:30am         Adult EducationFriends Hall
                     Youth & Children's Sunday School, Basement & Second Level Classrooms
                     Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
                     Thoughtful Parents, 9:30am, Sr. Pastor's Office
This Week at Saint Andrew
Oct 19           Banner Change, 6:30pm
Oct 20           Fall Work Day, 9am - 1pm (rescheduled from last week)
Oct 22           Finance Committee Meeting, 6pm, Room 202/203
                      Pastoral Partners' Meeting, 6:30pm, Barley's
                      Leadership Circle Meeting, 7pm, Friends Hall
Oct 23           Bible Study, 7pm, Friends Hall
                      Ladies' Night Out, 7pm, Spin Pizza, Olathe
See the full Calendar
Joys & Concerns
We ask God's blessing and comfort for those struggling with health issues and life's other difficulties. We pray for Kim Miles and family.  Kim's mother-in-law passed away on October 11.

Community Supported Agriculture
As the weather has turned cold, our farmers will soon be unable to bring produce. However, they plan to come to Saint Andrew often over the winter to bring their wonderful sambusas to sell.  If you have not tried them, please do.  They are delicious vegetable filled pastries and heat up very well in the oven.  From time to time they may also bring a noodle dish as they did last week and their delicious baked chicken and rice.  Ramat and SwaDit are so appreciative of our support and friendship.  
Upcoming Events
This Sunday's Adult Education
KSvotes & Advance Voting with Brian McClendon
9:30 am, Friends Hall
We will gather in Friends Hall to hear Lawrence native, Brian McClendon. Brian is a Research Professor at the University of Kansas and a candidate for Kansas Secretary of State. He co-founded the startup that became Google Earth, and more recently he co-founded KSvotes, a nonprofit that allows citizens to register to vote and request advance ballots from their phones. He will talk about KSvotes and advance voting.

Fall Work Day
October 20, 9am - 1pm
It's time for our fall work day!  All skill levels needed.  Possible projects (weather permitting):  
  • Move & reset bird seed post
  • Take down & clean sails
  • Power wash patio & memorial fountain rocks
  • Trim & winterize flower beds
  • Wash indoor entrance rugs
  • Rake & clean up sandbox
  • Polish wood in sanctuary
  • Clean & sanitize kitchen appliances
  • Clean glass on balcony
  • Fresh coat of stain on benches & patio posts
  • Clean windows

Leadership Circle Monthly Meeting
October 22, 7pm, Friends Hall
This month’s Leadership Circle meeting is on October 22 at 7pm.  Meeting covers leadership committee goals and current business items.  This month Worship Committee and Adult Education reports will be reviewed.  Meeting will be held in Friends Hall.  Please join us if you are interested.  All are welcome to attend.  

Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook-off
October 28
5 - 7pm (cars in place by 4:30pm)

Join us for this annual tradition and bring your friends! Trick or treating begins at 5pm. There will be a costume contest (child, youth & adult categories, and a couple/family costume), best decorated car contest, and a chili cook off and a grilled cheese station. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and join in the fun! Please bring a a crockpot of chili, cornbread, crackers, chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, cheese slices and/or loafs of bread to share. Families and church groups are invited to decorate your car trunks and hand out treats - cars must be in place by 4:30pm. Sign-up in the Hearth Room or here!

Blood Drive
October 29
3:30 - 6:30pm
Saint Andrew did themselves proud with a record donation for our last Blood Drive. Wouldn’t it be great to exceed that?  Our next blood drive is October 29; sign up in the Hearth Room or online for a donation time.

Shabbat Service at Congregation Beth Torah
November 2
We will be visiting a Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Torah (6100 W. 127th Street, Overland Park, KS) on Friday, November 2, 2018. We’ll plan to arrive around 5:45 p.m. for an explanation of the service and then share in “bisseleh nosh” (light food) from 6:00-6:30 p.m. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. and typically ends by 7:30 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after the service. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the faith of our Jewish sisters and brothers. Normal attire for their worship services is business casual.

If you are interested in going, please RSVP to Mark Harmon by October 26th.

Tall Oaks Gala - November 9
Unveiling the Future, a Masquerade Gala
The Tall Oaks Gala and Auction to benefit Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center is coming soon! The fundraising goal is $45,000 to be used for on-going programs and future development. Please consider donating an item or service for the silent or live auction, a bottle of wine worth $10 or more for the Wine Pull, and/or attending the Gala to eat, bid, and be merry with other Tall Oaks supporters. Free childcare provided. Sign-up sheets and additional information available in the Hearth Room. Contact Stacy Kearney (stacykearney@yahoo.com) for more info or questions. 
Children & Youth Ministries
Oct 21         Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms
Oct 28         Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms
                    Trunk or Treat, 5pm

Children's Choir
The children's choir will be rehearsing every Sunday in Room 202, 10:15 - 10:40 in preparation for our December 16th performance.  All Saint Andrew children, K - 5th grade are encouraged to attend.

Oct 21         Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                    JoCo Youth Exchange, 4pm, Overland Park Christian Church
Oct 28         Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                    Trunk or Treat, 4pm
Nov 3           One Homeless Night (SAY), 4pm

Thoughtful Parents
Sr. Pastor's Office
Thoughtful Parents is a group of parents, grandparents, and others who gather on Sunday mornings for support, discussion, and sharing of joys and concerns.  Sometimes we have a guest speaker, sometimes we simply share a topic or article of interest.  
Women's Ministries
Ladies Night Out
October 23
7pm, Spin Pizza, Olathe
SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology)​​
SAGE gratefully accepts your donations of bird seed or cash to purchase bird seed.  Cash donations can be placed in the birdhouse located in the Hearth Room or in the offering basket marked "bird seed."  Bags of bird seed can be placed in the marked space in Friends Hall.
Mission & Outreach
The Saint Andrew Mission Team resolves to seek God, create community and practice justice by actively promoting congregational engagement in the community, both locally and globally. 
From the Church Office
We are now using a Google Drive site to provide Saint Andrew members with monthly financial reports, Leadership Circle minutes, current directory, and access to other important SACC documents.  If you would like access to these documents, please email Debbi@sacchome.org.

If you would like to have your financial donation to SACC processed monthly from your bank account or a credit card as automatic payments to SACC, please submit this form to Debbi Adams, Church Administrator.​

13890 W. 127th Street Olathe, KS 66062
Telephone: 913.764.5888  |  Fax: 913.764.4692  |  Email: office@sacchome.org