January 10, 2019​
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Worship: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Education 9:30 am
Baptism of the Lord

Scripture: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Do you remember your baptism? I was a 5th grader when I was baptized at First Christian Church, Olathe, Kansas. I remember a few things – one, it was my father whose hand reached out to help me into the baptistry and baptized me that day. Two, I didn’t feel much different afterwards, which is not so unusual for young people who have grown up understanding themselves as Christians their whole lives. The other thing I remember is that when I walked down the steps into the large baptistry, situated at the front of the sanctuary, above and behind the chancel, I turned my head to look out at the congregation. Apparently this was unusual, because it’s the detail my mother remembers and tells as well. Maybe the other kids that day were too nervous to look around? But I remember thinking I wanted to be aware of my surroundings, to see who was there…because it was my big day, and I didn’t want to miss a thing! Even then, I think I was aware of the value of community, and I realized that I was not entering into this new life all alone.

I know many of us don’t remember our actual baptisms, especially those of us who were baptized as infants. But we were all surrounded by a community who communicated God’s amazing love to us, no matter what age we were. The wonderful thing about baptism is that it doesn’t change us into beloved, grace-filled people; it acknowledges that this is what we already are – blessed, beloved children of God. In this season of Epiphany, when we’re called to recognize the many ways God’s presence is revealed in our lives, our church, and our world, we would do well to remember who we are as we remember our baptisms, maybe even on a daily basis. Martin Luther said, “A truly Christian life is nothing else than a daily baptism once begun and ever to be continued.”

Join us Sunday as we recognize God’s call in our lives, remember our baptisms, and celebrate our church leaders for 2019 who have been called to share their gifts in service and love.


Musicians this Sunday are:
8:30 - Cindy Egger-Farris; 10:45 - Janice Rawlings & Rachael Rule

Here is a LINK to last week’s sermon.
This Sunday
9:30am         Adult EducationFriends Hall
                     Youth & Children's Sunday School, Lower Level & Second Level Classrooms
                     Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
3:00pm        Intergenerational Book Club, Youth Room
4:00pm        Angels Pajama Party, Room 204
4:00pm        Youth Group Meeting, Friends Hall
This Week at Saint Andrew
Jan 10      Wise Women, Friends Hall, 7:00pm
Jan 15      Men's Breakfast, Ginger Sue's Olathe, 7:30am
                 SAY (grades 9-12) meeting @ Panera (15108 W 119th St.), 5:00-7:00pm
Jan 16      Moderator's Meeting, Friends Hall, 6:00pm
                 Settled Pastor Search Committee Meeting, Friends Hall, 7:00pm
Joys & Concerns
We ask God's blessing and comfort for those struggling with health issues and life's other difficulties. Karen Schwark and Debbi Adams who are having surgery next week, Lea Young who suffered a fall and broke two fingers, Jim Siress who was hospitalized briefly and Janey Pryor and Linda Peyton who are both recovering from surgery.

Thank You!
I would like to thank all the people that pitched in to make Erin's farewell reception run smoothly. Thanks to Anita Gordon Gilmore, John Marksbury, Rhonda & Doug Stephens and Payton, Rich Baier, Martha Pierce, Sara Kurtz, Yvonne Huff, Jody Gyulay, David Whitner, and the others I may have missed. Your help is much appreciated. -- Thanks, Sandy Marksbury

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
Human Trafficking - with Pam Hamilton
With January designated as National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, come learn about sex trafficking through the "Language of the Life". This interactive session is both informational and motivational and focuses specifically on sex trafficking. Pam serves on Missouri's Human Trafficking Task Force, the state of Missouri's Victim Response Team, is a consultant in trafficking cases and has written the trafficking curriculum for the state. Pam is a clinical social worker, prefers water over land, feels too young to have grandchildren and loves hanging out with her wife Mary.

Intergenerational Book Club
Sunday, January 13,
3:00pm, 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 3pm, Sunday, January 13.  Please bring a snack to share.  Questions?  Contact Crysta Baier.

Men's Breakfast
Tuesday, January 15
We gather the first & third Tuesday of every month, 7:30am at Ginger Sue's (14178 W 119th St).  Due to the holidays, our next breakfast will be January 15.  All Saint Andrew men are welcome.  We hope you'll join us.

Blood Drive
Monday, January 21
3:30-6:30pm, Friends Hall
The Community Blood Center will be here on Monday, January 21st for our first blood drive this year. Check out the requirements for blood donation on Sunday's Bulletin insert. If you are not able to donate yourself, try to recruit a friend or neighbor to help us out. Sign up in the Hearth Room or on the CBC website as soon as possible. Everyone can be a part of a successful drive.
Children & Youth Ministries
Jan 13         Sunday School, 9:30am, Upper Level Classrooms
                    Angels Pajama Party & Game Night, 4:00-6:00pm, Room 204
Jan 20         Sunday School, 9:30am, Upper Level Classrooms

Jan 13        Sunday School, 9:30am, Lower Level Classrooms
                   Inter-Generational Book Club, 3pm, Youth Room
                   Youth Group, 4:00-6:00pm, Friends Hall
Jan 15        SAY Meeting @ Panera (15108 W 119th St.), 5:00-7:00pm
Jan 20        Sunday School, 9:30am, Lower Level Classrooms
                   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
Wise Women
January 10, 7pm
Friends Hall
Creating Peace In Your Space with Joanie Nicholas
If you are tired of living in a home that makes you feel stressed instead of refreshed this workshop is for you! Our lives have stages and what we keep in our homes should reflect and support our current place in life. We’ll explore the mindset shifts that will allow you to let go of items that no longer serve you and you’ll learn some great organizing tips to keep your house in order. Come be inspired to open your space, your mind, and your heart to discover what God put you on earth to accomplish. 

Home Organizing Coach Joanie Nicholas takes a holistic approach to helping Kansas Citians transform their cluttered homes into peaceful sanctuaries by integrating physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects into her work. For over 20 years she has guided her clients in creating lasting, positive changes to their space.

Ladies Night Out
January 24
We will not meet in December.  Mark your calendar for 2019 date - when we will start meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month.  Hope see you on January 24, 7:00pm at Spin Pizza in Olathe!

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