August 2, 2018​

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16

It's not just a musical: it is pop culture canon that's quickly becoming as ingrained as Harry Potter or Star Wars. Some of of you have seen it live. And many of us, even not having seen it onstage yet, know every word by heart and may or may not drop lyrics into passing conversation.

Yes, I'm talking about Hamilton, Lin Manuel-Miranda's smash Broadway hit about the man who eventually wound up on the ten-dollar bill. On Sunday, August 5, we're joining dozens of churches nationwide in a "Hamilton Preach-in," incorporating the themes and music of the show into our worship experience. All of the services will be recorded and shared in an online forum, where there will be a sermon to go with each song from the score. 

In addition to being a great way to connect the gospel to the popular culture, this is also part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness and funds for ongoing hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. 

I got to choose "our" song pretty early on in this collaboration, and I went with Dear Theodosia. If you aren't familiar with the show, this is a scene when Hamilton and Aaron Burr are each singing to their newborn babies. It's all about legacy, identity, and belonging to something much bigger than just your own family. It's also about the hope that we place in the next generation to finish what we started. 

In other words--the perfect song for a baby dedication. And a great tie-in to our summer worship theme, and the lectionary text: Ephesians 4 is all about growing up in the Spirit, and building up the Body of Christ for the work of the gospel. 

The short story is: do not throw away your shot to be a part of this! Maybe invite a friend who you think would appreciate the occasion, and who might also be looking for a church home. Tomorrow there'll be more of us... In the meantime, I have the honor to be... 

Your Obedient Servant, 

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, Basement & Second Level Classrooms
                     Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
11:45am       Grief: a Living Experience with Jody Gyulay, Room 102
4:00pm         SURJ, Sr. Pastor's Office
This Week at Saint Andrew
July 29 - Aug 4    SAY Mission Trip to Denver
August 3              Banner Change, Sanctuary & Room 102, 6:30-10pm
August 6              Youth & Mission Committee to Lexington MO,
                            leave Saint Andrew @ 2:30pm
                            Personnel Committee Meeting, Pastor Erin's Office, 7:00pm
August 8             Serve @ Center of Grace, 4:00pm
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 Kim Miles' father, David Cattle who is recovering from surgery and prayers for the family of Joe Nicholas, whose dad, Tom Nicholas, passed away at the age of 94.

Please keep in your prayers our children and youth who are attending Summer Camp @ Tall Oaks Conference Center this coming week:

     Junior 2 (August 5-8) - Mary Delaney, Erick Heckman, Alexis Riley

Please keep in prayer our youth and adults attending the SAY mission trip to Denver, CO July 29 - Aug 4:  Joel Baier, Gavin Delaney, Connor Dugan, Megan Mueller, Libby Mullican, Sarah Rush, Daphne Zacharian, Melody Zacharian, Chuck Pickrel, Natasha McKee, Lesa Chandler.

Feeding the hungry in KC
Thank you! . . .  to everyone who donated food and/or helped pack sack lunches Sunday morning! We donated 200 lunches to Metro Lutheran Ministries. They’ve been running short this summer (they usually give out 750/month) so they were very grateful for our contribution! We hope to do this again sometime. Thanks for all the ways you care and share!​​​​
Upcoming Events

This Sunday's Adult Education
War and Christian Ethics
with Rev. Mark Harmon
9:30 am, Friends Hall   
War has been a part of human history and continues to be a part of our reality today. According to Joseph Fahey, there are seven perspectives we can approach any moral issue from and each of them influences the way we perceive the rightness or wrongness of war. These seven factors are culture, duty, egoism, gender, religion, science and utilitarianism. These perspectives tend to move us toward one of four models of war that have developed during the course of Christian history. These four models, in chronological order, are pacifism or nonviolence, just or limited war, total or holy war and world community or global citizenship. 

During the Adult Education hour on August 5th we’ll be looking at these four models of war and considering how they not only relate to war between nations, but also how they relate to living in a diverse world. 

Migrant Farmworker Service Project
August 6
Thank you to everyone who donated to the backpack project.  We exceeded our goal!
SACC Youth and the mission committee invite you to join us as we head to Lexington, MO to work with the Migrant Farmworker Project! We’ll deliver backpacks filled with school supplies and sort and distribute food bags and children’s books. Everyone is welcome! Meet at 2:30pm in the SACC parking lot. We’ll have an orientation and sandwiches when we arrive at 4:00pm. We need rsvp’s to make sure we have enough drivers – and please let Denise Dugan or Jerry Daugherty know if you can drive. We’ll be working outside, so dress accordingly, and closed toe shoes are suggested as there are lots of pallets with rough edges. We’ll serve clients from 5:00-7:00, and then head home. We should be home close to 9:00pm.  

Look for Primary Election information the Hearth Room.

  • Unaffiliated voters may vote in the primary by declaring a party at the polling place.
  • Check for nonpartisan candidate info
  • Preview your sample ballot with voter lookup
  • Advance vote at six sites through August 4
  • Election Day August 7 (Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Your VOTE Matters! 

Back to School Picnic
August 12
Noon, Friends Hall & Patio
What goes with Sunday School class promotions and backpack blessings?  It's a picnic! with grilled burgers and hot dogs.  This year Church Life will be supplying hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns and condiments.  Please sign up to help, or to bring your favorite picnic fare. Suggested donation for lunch - $5/adult, $3/child, $15 max/family.

Blood Drive
August 20, 3:30 - 6:30pm
Friends Hall
There is currently a shortage of blood available and we want to help fill that need.  Please sign up in the Hearth Room or online using our sponsor code: standrew.

Friday, August 24

All Muggles Invited!

Harry Potter comes to Saint Andrew!

6:30-8:00pm – Sorting Hat, Quidditch, Potions Class, Trivia Contest

Care and Keeping of Magical Creatures (presented by Scaly Hearts reptile and Amphibian Fostering and Adoption)

8:00pm -- Movie on the Lawn “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Free Dobby sock drive for Washington Elementary – free butterbeer, popcorn and water – Honeydukes Sweet Shop treats for $1

Pick up a FLYER in the Hearth Room; reply to to let us know you’re coming!

Hold the Date
Tall Oaks Gala
November 9
6pm, Arrowhead Stadium
Dinner, Silent & Live Auctions & Free Childcare.  More information coming soon.
Children & Youth Ministries
Aug 5           Sunday School, 9:30am, Second Level Classrooms
Aug 12         Back to School Sunday!
                    Sunday School, 9:30am; Backpack Blessings in 10:45 worship
                    Angels (grades 3rd-5th), Room 204, 4:00-6:00pm

Aug 5          Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                    No youth group tonight
Aug 6          Migrant Farmworker Service Project, meet at SACC 2:30pm
Aug 12        Back to School Sunday:
                   Sunday School, 9:30am, Basement Level Classrooms
                   Chi Rho (grades 6th-8th) & SAY (grades 9th-12th), 4:00-6:00pm
                   Basement level class rooms

Back to School Sunday, August 12
9:30-10:30 – children age 3 and up are invited to join us! This is the day kids go to their new class (if they’re moving up.)
10:45 worship – Backpack Blessings! Everyone should bring their backpack for a special blessing and gift!
And stay for the picnic at noon – we’ll have a bounce house for all the kids!

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
August 28
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.  Here is a current Mission Committee Update. 

Hand of Welcome Updates and Ways You Can Make a Difference

Catholic Charities is looking for a volunteer Move-In Team Leader.  This person will coordinate and meet with move-in teams 2 to 6 times a month (usually on Tuesday evenings or Saturdays) and drive the moving truck to newly arriving refugee homes. There is occasional heavy lifting involved and the leader role can be shared.  If you are interested in helping, contact Judi Barkema ( for more information.

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

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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