Weekly Connection - June 21, 2018​

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Worship 8:30am & 10:45am
Education 9:30am
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture:  1 Samuel 17:32-49

I've said it before and I'll say it again--VBS at Saint Andrew is like no other! Planning starts almost a year in advance, and attention is given to every detail. From the scenery and decor that is above-and-beyond; to the music and recreation and crafts; to the dozens of volunteers and the youth leaders; to the snacks, the science, and the stories... It all adds up to an exciting and magical week for our church kids, and I know that all of our leaders and teachers are giving them memories they will keep for a lifetime. 
The part of the morning when the kids hear the Bible story for the day is actually pretty short, all things considered. It lasts about 10 minutes. But the story is brought to life for them in a way that makes it memorable; kids and older youth helpers act out the story with costumes and scenery. It's always just silly enough to keep them engaged, but also meaningful enough to teach them something. 
Can you remember learning Bible stories as a kid? What made those stories stick? 
Our scripture for Sunday is not one of the stories the kids have learned in VBS this week, but it's one that I bet you heard as a kid... David and Goliath. Honestly, in my 15+ years of ministry, I don't know that I've ever preached this text from 1 Samuel. But it came up on the lectionary for this week and I figured, what the heck. In our worship series about legacy and lasting impressions, this story can get us thinking about what makes some lessons stick, while others fall flat. 
Not to mention, the story about David slaying the giant is a great reminder that little people have big gifts--and big faith. Those of us who are knee-deep in the river of Vacation Bible School will concur. And speaking of those big gifts-- you don't want to miss Sunday because the kids are going to sing some of their favorite VBS songs for us! See you then. 

Here is a LINK to last week’s sermon.
This Sunday
9:30am         Adult EducationFriends Hall
                     Thoughtful Parents, Room 102
                     Youth & Children's Sunday School, 2nd Level & Basement Level Classrooms
This Week at Saint Andrew
June 22    Youth Group to Boulevard Drive-In, 8pm
June 26    Ladies' Night Out, 7pm, Spin Pizza, Olathe
June 27    VBS Thank You Dinner, 6pm, Friends Hall
June 29-July 7   El Higueral Mission Trip
July 1        Education-9:30am, Worship-10:45am (no 8:30am Worship)
See the full Calendar
Joys & Concerns
We ask God's blessing and comfort for those struggling with health issues and life's other difficulties. 

Saint Andrew children and youth at Tall Oaks Summer Camp this coming week:
CYF (June 24 - 29):  Joel Baier, Connor Dugan, Laura Frost, Megan Mueller, Libby Mullican, Sarah Rush
Equine Camp (June 26 - 29):  Ally Baier
Upcoming Events

This Sunday's Adult Education
The Starfish Project with Sharon Rodriguez
9:30 am, Friends Hall

Installation of Rev. Dr. Casey Sigmon
June 24th
3pm, Reception to follow
Weston Christian Church, 540 Washington Street, Weston, MO 64098
Congratulations to former Saint Andrew member, Casey Sigmon!  Casey will be installed as Senior Pastor at Weston Christian Church.  All Saint Andrew folks are invited to attend the installation and reception.  

July 1 Worship Schedule
Please mark your calendar now.  On July 1 there will not be an 8:30am service.  We will have education at 9:30 and worship at 10:45.

Twinning Celebration & Picnic -- Save the Date!
July 15
Make plans to join us for this fun event to celebrate the twinning of our sister community El Higueral, El Salvador. We will gather in Friends Hall at noon on the 15th of July. More information and sign up coming soon.
You know you want one!  Or a vintage one...
Purchase one to take home for $6.  Your purchase will help offset the cost of our new cups.  Look for the table in Friends Hall to buy your mug.
Children & Youth Ministries
June 24        Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms
July 1           Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms
July 8           Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms

June 22        SAY & Chi Rho Boulevard Drive In, 8pm, meet at SACC RSVP
June 24        Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                     No Evening Youth Groups
July 1            Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                     No Evening Youth Group
July 8           Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                     Youth Group, 4pm, Friends Hall

VBS Singing in Worship
Children who attended VBS will sing in the 10:45 service this Sunday.  Please meet at 10:30 in room 202/203.

Thoughtful Parents
9:30am, Room 102
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
June 26
7pm, Spin Pizza, Olathe
Please note date change - we are now meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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.  Here is a current Mission Committee Update.​​​​​​​

Hand of Welcome Updates and Ways You Can Make a Difference
*  Volunteer with Catholic Charities as an ESL tutor, Citizenship tutor, or help with new arrival move-ins.  For more information, contact Judi Barkema at jabarkema@gmail.com
*  Help Congolese refugees learn English through the social justice ministry at Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church.  Weekend and weekday opportunities to volunteer from one hour a week to one hour a month, ending in mid-June.  Contact Judi Barkema (jabarkema@gmail.com) for more information.
*   Catholic Charities has a new TurnStyles thrift store location at 135th and Nieman.  They welcome shoppers and donations of gently used items. 
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.​

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