Weekly Connection - June 14, 2018​

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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

Scripture:  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

What stories shape your life? You may have dramatic stories that have defined times of transition in your life; or a family story that influences your choices; or maybe you can pinpoint more ordinary, everyday stories that are no less significant to your personal growth and life of faith. How do these stories live on and inform your life today? How about the Bible? What stories of our ancestors in the faith have meant the most to you? Which ones stick with you and why? And where do you see the Holy Spirit moving – in any of these stories? Sometimes it’s easier in hindsight to see where God has been moving; maybe even leading us into a new future. Join us this week as we hear more of the saga of God’s people and their struggles to trust God’s guidance in their lives. Maybe we’ll discover that somehow, we’re all part of the same story; one that grounds us – and -- equips us for the future.

See you Sunday!

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
Noon-4pm    VBS Set Up!
This Week at Saint Andrew
June 16       VBS Volunteer Training, 9am, Friends Hall
June 18-22  VBS, 9am-12:15pm, meet in the Sanctuary
June 19       Men's Breakfast, 7:30am, Ginger Sue's
See the full Calendar
Joys & Concerns
We ask God's blessing and comfort for those struggling with health issues and life's other difficulties. Please pray for Stevie & Alan Morris, Matthew Hoppock & Meredith Morris and their family, Stevie's father passed away; Cindy Molini whose mother passed away; Travis Thompson’s dad, Phil Thompson, who is recovering from surgery; Joe Nicholas’ dad who has suffered another stroke; Sheryl Kretchmer who was hospitalized; and Karen Schwark who is recovering from a fall.

Welcome new members Roger & Teena McCloud!
Upcoming Events

This Sunday's Adult Education
Unintended Bias with Rev. Bill Rose-Heim
9:30 am, Friends Hall

To be human is to have biases. Most of us are aware of our preferences and can manage what we do with them. It's the unintended biases that can influence behavior and attitudes without our even realizing it. When these unintended biases are incorporated into systems, they can exist unnoticed and unchallenged. St. Andrew folk get this. We will spend some time revisiting unintended biases, review how St. Andrew confronts and challenges institutional racism, and consider ways that this congregation might help lead other Disciples in our Region to join in this important faith-rooted effort.

Rev. Bill Rose-Heim has served in ministry for thirty-five years and during the last twenty-five years he has served in three denominations in the Midwest. He is married to Rev. Donna Rose-Heim and is the father of five children. Bill is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has served in emergency services as a first responder and planner and held office in city government. Since November 2015, Bill has been serving as Regional Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City.

Sunday, June 17
VBS setup at noon in the sanctuary – everyone is invited to help turn our sanctuary and upstairs into Rolling River Rampage!! Even 20-30 minutes would be a big help! The more the merrier, and our VBS volunteers won’t have to miss their whole Father’s Day getting ready for Monday morning. Thanks in advance!

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 17       Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms
June 18-22  VBS, 9:00am-12:15pm, meet in the Sanctuary
June 24       Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms

June 16       VBS Training/Orientation, 9-10am, Friends Hall
June 17        Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                     VBS Set Up, Noon in the Sanctuary
                     No Youth Groups
June 18-22   VBS, be here at 8:30am!
June 22        SAY & Chi Rho Boulevard Drive In, 8pm, meet at SACC RSVP
June 24        Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                     No Youth Groups

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.  

Rolling River Rampage VBS
​​​​​​​June 18 - 22
Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School starts Monday, June 22. Keep our children, youth, and adult volunteers in your prayers as they experience the ride of a lifetime with God! There’s always room for more if you want to join the fun! Contact denise@sacchome.org.​​​​​​​
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.​

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