January 17, 2019​
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Worship: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Education 9:30 am
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Scripture: John 2:1-11

This Sunday’s passage is the story of a miraculous event that even many non-church-goers are familiar with. It’s the story of the wedding feast in Cana where Jesus turned water into wine and not just any wine, but great wine. Now, as appealing as that might be, what are we supposed to do with this story and the other miracle stories we find in the New Testament? For some, the answer is clear: “If the Bible says it happened, it happened just the way that it’s written – end of discussion.” Others try to find rational explanations for what only seem to be miraculous events. According to Dr. Mike Graves, both extremes are missing the point of these stories.

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is not to blindly accept these miracles as fact or to wrestle with rationalizations of them. Our mission is to figure out what the gospel writers wanted us to learn through these stories. Perhaps this is why the writer of John’s gospel chose the word “signs” to describe the miraculous acts of Jesus. Like signs we encounter on a daily basis, could these miraculous acts of Jesus – these signs – point to fuller and richer revelation of Jesus’ character and mission?

In this story, the miraculous transformation of water into wine is commonly understood to be a sign that points to his divinity. Yet, the exchange with his mother points to Jesus’ humanity. Like some of the exchanges I had with my mother growing up, Mary pretended not to hear Jesus’ objections to helping out and Jesus ultimately went along with her plan. Karoline Lewis wonders if this part of the story provides a reminder that, whenever Jesus reveals his divinity, he is also revealing something of his humanity. If this is the case, maybe this story of water being transformed into wine has something that we need to know about ourselves and what it means to be Jesus’ disciple in the world today.

I hope to see you Sunday as we look deeper into this story.

In peace,

Music this Sunday:
8:30-Darin Seidel; 10:45-Saint Andrew Choir (conducted by Marti Johnson)

Here is a LINK to last week’s sermon.
Important Note
Our Church Administrator, Debbi Adams, is out of the office for approximately six weeks while she recovers from surgery. During this time, Gerald Hiller will be covering Debbi's financial duties. If you have a question about financial concerns, please direct it to Gerald, hillerge@aol.com. If you have any other office questions, please contact Patty@sacchome.org.
This Sunday
9:30am         Adult EducationFriends Hall
                     Youth & Children's Sunday School, Lower Level & Second Level Classrooms
                     Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
4:00pm        Angels Pajama Party, Room 204
                    Youth Group Meeting, Friends Hall
This Week at Saint Andrew
Jan 21    Blood Drive, Friends Hall, 3:30-6:30pm
               Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Church Office is Closed
Jan 22   SAY Meeting @ Panera, 5-7pm
              Leadership Circle Meeting, Friends Hall 7-8:30pm
Jan 23   Interim Search Committee Meeting, Sr. Pastor's Office,7-8:30pm
Jan 24   IHN Training, 7416 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS, 6:30-8:30pm
             Ladies Night Out, Spin Pizza in Olathe, 7:00pm
Joys & Concerns
We ask God's blessing and comfort for those struggling with health issues and life's other difficulties. Please keep in your prayers Karen Schwark, Linda Peyton, Janey Pryor, Jamie Frazier and Debbi Adams who are all recovering from surgery..

Thank you!
We wish to express our deep appreciation for the congregation’s donations to our Christmas gift. You are exceedingly generous and supportive! It is an honor to serve in ministry with you.
With gratitude,
The Staff of Saint Andrew Christian Church

Looking for a few good people!
Contact patty@sacchome.org if you can help with either of these opportunities:
  • If you live on the south side of the metro and would be willing to drive someone to church once a month, let us know! We’re currently in need of 2-3 drivers.
  • We have a hard-working coffee team that makes sure we have coffee every Sunday morning. There’s a need for someone to pitch in on 5th Sundays -- so only 4 times a year. Training and much appreciation provided!
Upcoming Events
This Sunday's Adult Education
9:30 am, Friends Hall
Colombia Mission with Mercy and Truth with Norm & Hatsie Mallicoat
Mercy and Truth is a KCK Medical non-profit providing medical ministry to the under served both locally and internationally. This was the first mission to Colombia for this organization. Hatsie and  Norm joined this team to be of service but also learn how Mercy and Truth runs overseas mission clinics. The team saw over 600 patients and distributed over 500 pairs of reading glasses to poor residents of south Bogota including many Venezuelan refugees. Hatsie was on the last mission trip to El Higueral where she also ran a clinic for the residents. Part of her motivation was to learn Mercy and Truth to possibly provide an improved clinic in El Higueral. Norm's motivation, in addition to service, was to get a sense of the direction of the country since the peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas has been reached and they are now part of the government.
They will discuss the role of small Evangelica churches in these neighborhoods and healthcare needs of the population. There will be time for questions and class discussion.

Blood Drive
Monday, January 21
3:30-6:30pm, Friends Hall
Look around you. Did you ever think someone you know might need blood? It could be that person sitting next to you, or it might even be you or a family member who might need it someday. Give of yourself by signing up to donate. If you are unsure of when you might be available, just drop in on Monday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. We will be glad to see you! you can also sign up in the Hearth Room on Sunday or on the CBC website today! 

Intergenerational Book Club
Sunday, January 27- NEW DATE & Time!
Noon, Youth Room
All ages are invited to attend!  We will discuss the book The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.  Meet in the Youth Room at Noon, Sunday, January 27.  Please bring a snack to share.  Questions?  Contact Crysta Baier.
Children & Youth Ministries
Jan 20         Sunday School, 9:30am, Upper Level Classrooms
                    Angels Pajama Party & Game Night, 4:00-6:00pm, Room 204
Jan 27         Sunday School, 9:30am, Upper Level Classrooms
                    Angels Meeting, 4:00-6:00pm, Room 204

Jan 20        Sunday School, 9:30am, Lower Level Classrooms
                   Youth Group, 4:00-6:00pm, Friends Hall
Jan 22        SAY Meeting, 5:00-7:00pm @ Panera (15108 W 119th St.)
Jan 27        Sunday School, 9:30am, Lower Level Classrooms
                   Inter-Generational Book Club, Noon, Youth Room
                   Youth Group, 4:00-6:00pm, Friends Hall

Vacation Bible School – SAVE THESE DATES!
VBS will be June 10-14, 2019. We’re super excited about our theme – To Mars and Beyond! Watch for more information coming soon!
Women's Ministries
Ladies Night Out
January 24
7:00pm, Spin Pizza
We will begin meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month.  Hope see you on January 24, 7:00pm at Spin Pizza in Olathe!

Wise Women
February 14
7pm, Friends Hall
Information coming soon.

Women's Retreat
May 3 - 4, 2019
Save the Date!! Our annual women’s retreat will be May 3-4, 2019 at Tall Oaks Conference Center.  We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker is Rev. Kerry Waller Dueholm. Kerry is ordained in the Disciples of Christ and is a Licensed Professional Counselor – and she grew up at Saint Andrew! We’re still working together on the retreat theme. If you’d like to be part of that conversation, please contact Lois Penn, loispenn@yahoo.com. 
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. 

IHN Training
January 24

Next training for IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) will be January 24, 6:30-8:30.  The address is 7416 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS.  No RSVP required.  Please consider becoming educated about this Saint Andrew mission. 
Our next host week will be March 31-April 7

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