Weekly News

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Download pdf of the Sunday Bulletin: Sunday Bulletin – November 19, 2017

WELCOME TO ST. ANDREW’S … As the people of St. Andrew’s we acknowledge our gratefulness for the unexpected grace of God displayed in Jesus Christ. We look forward to the ways a diverse congregation can teach us more about the manifold love of God.  Therefore, we commit to loving others as Christ loves us, welcoming all without reservation, without question, without judgment, without restriction. We are committed to answering the call of the Holy Spirit, being a community of unexpected grace, and actively seeking reconciliation with those we have previously rejected. We repent of the ways we have said to others, “I have no need of you,” and we commit to an ever-deepening faithfulness to embody God’s welcome to everyone.
In particular, we strive to be a community of reconciliation where diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexuality, gender identity, political views, economic condition, mental ability, and physical ability are present and all are fully involved in the ministry of Christ we share together.
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WE ASK THE CHURCH FAMILY TO PRAY for the Diocese of Uyo (Nigeria).

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are given to the Glory of God and in celebration of the 15th birthdays of Abby and Hannah Johnson by the Johnson family; given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Gerald Peterson by Linda Rice.

WE WELCOME our Bishop, The Rev. Whayne Hougland, Jr. and his wife, Dana. We are blessed by your presence. All loose offerings this morning are designated for the Bishops Discretionary Fund.

PRAY FOR our newly baptized and her family: Trinity Amber Lyben, daughter of Rebecca Lyben, granddaughter of Janice Lyben, niece of Karen Bryant.

PRAY FOR Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop; Whayne Hougland, Bishop of Western Michigan; for our partner dioceses and their bishops, Wendell Gibbs, Bishop of Michigan; Todd Ousley, Bishop of Eastern Michigan; Rayford Ray, Bishop of Northern Michigan; Julio Holguin, Bishop of the Dominican Republic; Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Craig Satterlee, Bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA);

St. Andrew’s Church, Grand Rapids – Michael Fedewa, Rector, Cindy Nawrocki, Deacon; EDWM Children & Youth Ministries.
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WEEKLY NEWS NOVEMBER 19 – 26, 2017

LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available on the ledge behind the organist.

SUNDAY MORNING EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS

ADULTS – Sunday morning adult forum at 9:00am. Come as you are! No prior preparation. All materials are provided for you! Now studying Paul, Jesus and James.  Meeting in the lounge.  Join us!

CHILDREN (elementary age) – Worship Center & Spark for children ages preschool thru fifth grades greet your children in the red chairs of the parish hall beginning at 9:45am and going to their classrooms at 10:00am to hear the story.  Grades 6 – 12 will meet on Wednesday nights beginning October 4th, 6:30 – 7:30pm.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES is collecting Christian children’s books! If you have any books that you are no longer using and would love to see go to good use, please consider donating them. We are looking for books anywhere from picture books to 5th grade reading level. See Abby for donations and thank you for your generosity!

Blood Pressure Screening Today – after all services

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to ask, “What in my life am I grateful for?” If you take a minute each day to think about noticing and appreciating the things you may otherwise take for granted, you will be on your way to better health.

Research shows that gratitude has been associated with decreased depression, reduced stress, better sleep, less fatigue, and better ability to maintain heart health.

Be good to your self by practicing gratitude daily.  Please stop by after church to have your blood pressure checked and enjoy a friendly conversation with one of our health professionals. Let’s all help each other Be Well to Serve Well.

18th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving  Service – “Building Community Together”, Monday, November 20 at 7:00pm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids. A celebration of our faith communities coming together into one community to give thanks for one another. Keynote from Fred Keller. A free will offering will be taken for Family Promise of Grand Rapids.

SAVE THE DATE: December 7, Kristi Potter will join us for lunch and an introduction to the January Series, 2018.   Watch the newsnotes for the next few weeks for more details.

ALL SAINTS PICTURES: We have decided to keep the pictures of the saints up through the month of November. The “altar/table” is now in the baptistry.  Bring pictures of dearly departed saints through the month of November. We will begin to take them home after the liturgies on November 26.

NO OASIS WEDNESDAY on NOVEMBER 22

NO Saturday evening liturgy on November 25.

ATTENDANCE –   NOVEMBER 11/12: 179    YEAR TO DATE: 152

FINANCIALS

                                              November 4/5     November 11/12     November 18/19     November 25/26            

Total Collection                                 12,067.72                6,962.60

Designated Funds                                     151.00                   236.00

Capital Campaign                                  1,150.00                    230.00

Funds Available for Operations        10,592.78                 6,423.60

Budget for Operations                         8,456.00                8,456.00                     8,456.00                  8,456.00

Rector’s Discretionary Fund                  156.00                      60.00

TTS/Hurricane Relief                              17.94                      13.00

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER DESIGNATED OFFERINGS

Christmas Holiday Basket Gift Cards thru North End Community Ministry & gifting our Sudanese Congregation.

FAREWELL EVENT FOR RECTOR

Reserve the date of Thursday, December 28, 6:30 – 10:00pm at West Leonard Banquet Hall.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

Sign up on the chart in the entryway or send an email to Kathy, standrew7887@sbcglobal.net, to give

Christmas flowers in celebration or loving memory of someone or something.  Suggested donation is $15.

CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 19-26, 2017

Sunday – BISHOP’S VISITATION

8:00pm             NO SERVICE

9:00am             Adult Forum

9:00am             Worship Center for Children

10:00am             Holy Eucharist/Baptism/

BP CHECKS

11:30am             FEAST OF THANKSGIVING

12:30pm             St. Raphael’s

7:00pm             NA

Monday

10:30am             KARSP

7:00pm             OA

Tuesday

NO STAFF

                         NO YOGA

Wednesday

9:00am             Holy Eucharist

NO KNITTING MINSITRY

                        NO OASIS WEDNESDAY’S

Thursday

NO YOGA

Friday

5:00pm             Wedding rehearsal                        

Saturday

9:00am             SAA Support Group

2:30pm             Hulsebus Wedding

5:30pm             NO 5:30PM SERVICE

Sunday

8:00pm             Holy Eucharist

9:00am             Adult Forum

9:00am             Worship Center for Children

10:00am             Holy Eucharist

12:30pm             St. Raphael’s

7:00pm             NA

 

NOVEMBER 19 – 25, 2017 BIRTHDAYS

Marie Johnson               November 19

Laura Hoekstra               November 19

Diane VanAlstyne          November 19

Kris Brown                    November 21

Hannah Johnson             November 22

Abby Johnson                November 22

Carlynn Teremi              November 23

Dorothy Carnes              November 23

Janice VanSlooten          November 24
NOVEMBER 19 – 25 ANNIVERSARIES

Dell & Amy Todd          November 19

Joe Parini & Pat Barnick November 21

SERVING SCHEDULE: November 18/19

Greeters 

10:00am             Gary, Shelly, Abby, Hannah & Marina Johnson

Ushers     

8:00am             NO SERVICE

10:00am              Steve & Candy Petrides

Lectors

5:30pm             NO SERVICE

8:00am              NO SERVICE

10:00am               Nicolle Brown & Chris Ingram

Chalice Assistants

5:30pm             NO SERVICE

8:00am             NO SERVICE

10:00am             Glenn Rotier & Amy Todd

Acolytes            

10:00am             Becca Lyben, Spencer Todd, So Yuet Witri

Altar Guild         Carole Cothran, David Battjes, Michael Woerner

Counters           Becky Schulke & John Smith

“Goodies”          Feast of Thanks/ Bishop’s Visitation

Welcome Bread   Marcia Baker 

Blood Pressures

10:00am           Lynn Guider & Mary Simpson
SERVING SCHEDULE: November 25/26

Greeters 

10:00am             Cynthia Thomas & Volunteer

Ushers     

8:00am             Jerry & Carole Skar

10:00am              Candace Witri

Lectors

5:30pm             NO SERVICE

8:00am              Stan Hone

10:00am               Kai Carrigan & Dan Macalka

Chalice Assistants

5:30pm             NO SERVICE

8:00am             Stan Hone

10:00am             Dell Todd & Kai Carrigan

Acolytes            

10:00am             Helen Scott, Nuala Richards, Angel Witri, Claire Richards, Trinity Lyben

Altar Guild         Carlynn Teremi & Michele DeBevic

Counters           Doug Kuhn & Clark Grant

“Goodies”          Church Cookies

Welcome Bread   Nancy Winkler 

 NO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 5:30PM SERVICE.