July 18, 2019
 
 
 
 
Music Event: Entertainment & Education - July 19
Please join us tomorrow night in Friends Hall at 7pm. Saint Andrew will host a trio of musicians, Nebular Blue, who play classical music for an educational event. Nebular Blue is a Kansas City-based trio committed to composing, performing, commissioning, and premiering new art music to educate and entertain communities in Kansas and abroad. Nebular Blue has been invited to perform at national and regional conferences across the US. Upcoming performances include a joint concert with the Meadowlark Project on July 24th at the Cider Gallery in East Lawrence at 7pm and at the Great Plains New Music Festival at the University of South Dakota.

Nebular Blue is composer/trombonist Nathan Brown, pianist Rachael Rule, and guitarist/composer Frank Nawrot.
 
 
 
 
 
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is the fund we use to help those in need. Often those are the folks that come to the church needing food or gas money. Sometimes they are members of the Saint Andrew family. Loaves and Fishes is funded by over and above gifts from members of the congregation. Right now our funds are running low, so if you are able to make a gift please consider doing so. Checks may be placed in the offering basked with "loaves & fishes" in the memo field. Or give online here by choosing "Mission - Loaves & Fishes" in the drop down fund menu.
Thank you for your generosity.
 
 
 
 
 
General Assembly
We have several Saint Andrew folk at the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) meeting in Des Moines July 20 – 24. Every two years Disciples gather from across the United States and Canada, as well as from around the world, for worship, study, and business.

Rev. Gary Duncan is doing the stage design for the General Assembly, as he has for a number of years. Alex Morse will be there in connection with his work with the Foods Resource Bank. Doug and Donna Helgeson are our voting representatives. Rev. René Jensen and her husband Rick will also be attending.

Please keep not only our SACC folks but all those who are attending General Assembly in your prayers for the coming week.
 
 
 
 
 
Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth Worship Series
One of the growing edges for the church in the 21st century is learning to move beyond rigid categories and either/or thinking. Our upcoming worship series Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth will utilize the insights of Creation Spirituality to help us begin to think holistically about our faith. Creation Spirituality encourages the holistic, interdependent linking of science, art, service, and mysticism, helping us to see that spirituality and ecology, art and justice are deeply connected to each other.
The worship series begins Sunday, August 4, and will run throughout the month of August. The weekly themes are:
  • Week 1- August 4 Creation as Blessing Genesis 1:1 – 2:4
  • Week 2 - August 11 The Paths of Life Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
  • Week 3 - August 18 Glorious Diversity Psalm 148
  • Week 4 - August 25 Sacred Creative Vocation Genesis 2: 4b – 9, 15-17
For the duration of the series we will be doing some things in worship differently, particularly the opening. We will be using different, non-traditional translations of the Lord’s Prayer every week. The scriptures will be presented in a variety of ways. But much of the worship service will remain the same: offering, communion, and closing.

Please join us for this joyful celebration of God’s creation.
 
 
 
 
 
Children's Art Gallery
Does your child love to draw or paint? We are looking for original children's artwork for our upcoming worship series: Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth. Beginning Sunday, August 4, we'll display 8 1/2 x 11 pictures depicting the first 6 days of creation. Choose a day from the following list to draw or paint (or do a picture for each day!) Please make sure your child's name is on each picture submitted and turn in to the church office by July 28, if possible. Later submissions will of course be displayed as well! 
Day 1 -- Light -- Day and Night
Day 2 -- Sky
Day 3 -- Dry land and plants
Day 4 -- Sun, moon, and stars
Day 5 -- Birds and sea creatures
Day 6 -- Land animals and human beings
 
 
 
 
 
FAITH5 Fires
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs on July 24 & 31 for a fun evening with SACC friends! We’re roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, playing games, and doing FAITH5 in small groups – come check it out!  All ages are invited!
 
 
 
 
 
Backpack Project
THANK YOU! - We have exceeded our goal!!  Thanks to the many generous Saint Andrew donors we have collected $1200! We are able to provide backpacks and school supplies for 65 migrant children served by Migrant Farmworkers Project (MFP). The additional funds collected will be forwarded to MFP to be used in other areas of need. 

To learn more about MFP, please visit their website https://lawmo.org/migrant-farmworkers-project/.
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Worship: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Education 9:30 am
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: John 17:2O-26      

I’m a big fan of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Helplessly Hoping is one of my favorite songs by them. While the harmony is great and each of the verses is good, it’s the chorus that makes it my favorite:

They are one person
They are two alone
They are three together
They are for each other

While this song is about a romantic relationship between two people, it also reminds me of the power and importance of living in community. This Sunday we’ll be considering what it means to be one with each other – to live in community. I hope to see you there.

In peace,
Mark

*****

Music this Sunday offered by: Kristy Blomquist & Baron Stout

Last week's sermon is available HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
Joys & Concerns
We ask God's blessing and comfort for those struggling with health issues, life's other difficulties. Keep in your prayers Grace Cho as she awaits medical test results and Jeff Dazey’s mother, Linda, who had a heart attack recently. Please hold Ally, Joel, Rich and Crysta Baier in your prayers as they deal with the recurrence of Ally’s brain cancer. If you would like information about providing meals or other ways to help, please contact the church office.

Welcome New Member!
This past Sunday, July 14, we were delighted to welcome Kristy Blomquist to the Saint Andrew church family.  Kristy has been blessing us with her amazing musical talents for the past year.  In addition, she and her daughter went with Saint Andrew to El Higueral last year and plan to go again this year. (Kristy is pictured with Guada, Immanuel, and Victor.)

Thank You!
Thank you to the multitude of people that helped make the twinning celebration picnic a success. John Marksbury (my biggest supporter), Anita Gordon Gilmore, Sandra Askey, those that helped set up, serve, and clean up, Val Webb for running the coloring station for the cards for the El Higueral children, Jerry Daugherty, Chuck Pickrel, and Jon Seitz for the piñata, Kristy Blomquist for the lovely music, Denise, Mark, and Patty for the sound system for the CD and power point presentation, and everyone who brought food. - Sandy Marksbury, Church Life Chair

If you have a prayer request you can fill out a Prayer Request Form that goes to the clergy staff.
 
 
 
 
 
This Sunday
9:30am      Adult Education, Friends Hall
                  Children's Sunday School, Upper Level Classrooms
Noon         Search Committee Meeting, Room 202/203
1:30pm     Dungeons & Dragons Club, Youth Room
3pm          Caregiver Support Group @ VITAS
 
 
 
 
 
This Week at Saint Andrew​
July 19  Music Entertainment & Education, Friends Hall, 7:00pm
July 20  General Assembly of the Christian Church, Des Moines IA
July 23  Pastoral Partners’ Meeting, Friends Hall, 6:30pm
              Search Committee Meeting, Room 202/203, 7pm
July 24  FAITH5 Fires, Saint Andrew Grounds, 7pm
              Search Committee Meeting, Room 202/203, 7pm
July 25  Ladies Night Out, Spin Pizza Olathe, 7pm
 
 
 
 
 
More Upcoming Events!
THIS SUNDAY'S ADULT EDUCATION
9:30am, Friends Hall
SAY Mission Trip Report  -- Saint Andrew Youth have been very busy in Saint Louis. Join us Sunday, the youth and adults from the trip will share photos and experiences with us.

MIGRANT FARMWORKERS WORKDAY - AUGUST 5
Make plans to join youth and others on August 5 when we deliver backpacks and volunteer at the Migrant Farmworker Project's first clinic of the season! If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, contact Jerry Daugherty, JerryDaugherty29@gmail.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL SUNDAY ACTIVITIES + PICNIC - August 11
Save the Date! On August 11 children and youth will move up a grade in Sunday School. Backpacks will be blessed during the 10:45 service. Following the 10:45 service will be an all-church picnic in Friends Hall! We will be having sloppy joes, hot dogs, and veggie dogs, which we will provide. Please sign up to RSVP, help with set up, serve, or clean up, and/or to bring something. Sign-up online HERE, or Sunday in the Hearth Room.

BRIDGING TRAUMA AWARENESS TO HEALING AND RECONCILLIATION  - AUGUST 22 
This is a free event held at Lee's Summit Christian Church, space is limited, you must register. Information and registration HERE.

ALL-CHURCH RETREAT - Mark Your Calendars!
There will be an All-Church Retreat Friday, September 20 – Saturday, September 21, at Tall Oaks Conference Center. Do you need to get away for some time in the great outdoors? Join us for this time to relax, play, hike, and enjoy s’mores around a campfire! Registration information will be available by August 1.

 
 
 
 
 
Children & Youth Ministries
CHILDREN 
July 21        Sunday School, Upper Classrooms, 9:30am
July 24        FAITH5 Fires, Saint Andrew Grounds, 7pm
July 28        Sunday School, Upper Classrooms, 9:30am
                   
YOUTH​
July 21       SAY Presenting in Adult Education, Friends Hall, 9:30am       
                  Dungeons & Dragons Club, Youth Room, 1:30-4pm
July 28       Youth Sunday School, Basement Level Classrooms, 9:30am
                  Chi Rho & SAY to the Movies -The Lion King (AMC) @1:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
Women's Ministries​
LADIES NIGHT OUT
July 25
7:00pm, Spin Pizza
We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month. Hope see you, 7:00pm at Spin Pizza in 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 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. 

2018 ANNUAL MISSION REPORT - online HERE.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; HOUSE OF ABRAHAM - July 27
Sign up to work using this LINK. Tentatively the next Saint Andrew Saturday will be July 27. For more information contact Thom Norbury, tnorbury@aol.com.
 
 
 
 
 
From the Church Office & Community Info
We are using a Google Drive site to provide Saint Andrew members with monthly financial reports and Leadership Circle minutes. If you would like access to these documents, please email Debbi@sacchome.org

Non-Discrimination Ordinance for Olathe
If you are an Olathe resident follow this LINK where you can give your input for the City Council to pass the Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) in Olathe. Hurry, you have to July 30 to submit online.

Amazon Smile
Did you know when shopping through Amazon, you can choose to begin your purchase at smile.amazon.com?  When shopping through smile.amazon.com you designate a charitable organization to benefit from your purchase.  You can designate Saint Andrew Christian Church to always be the beneficiary of your purchases.  Just remember to begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com.  Thank you for considering this option to support Saint Andrew.

SACC Church Management Software
SACC uses Shelby Next church management software.  All members and regular attenders have access to their personal account. In your account you can view your giving history, the church directory and the church calendar.  Shelby Next can be accessed through your web browser or the Shelby Next app on your mobile devices. All SACC members and regular attenders were emailed their log in credentials. If you missed your email or need assistance accessing your account, please contact Debbi Adams, Church Administrator.
 
 
 
 
 
13890 W. 127th Street Olathe, KS 66062
Telephone: 913.764.5888  |  Fax: 913.764.4692  |  Email: office@sacchome.org
 
 
    
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