Weekly News

Download pdf to print here: Weekly News and Schedule March 26-April 2

Download pdf of the Sunday Bulletin: 2017-03-26-4_Lent-A-Euc2-P3

 

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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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 La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico.

 THE GREENS ON THE ALTAR are given to the Glory of God and prayerfulness for the Hayden family: Jeff, Angel and baby Wesley.

 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, Big Rapids – Rachel Adeyanju, Sr. Warden; Gary Hamp, Priest-in-Charge; St. Paul’s Church, St. Joseph – Dennis Remenschneider, Interim Rector.
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WEEKLY NEWS MARCH 26 – APRIL 2, 2017

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

OASIS WEDNESDAY’S – A hot and delicious dinner is prepared for you and served at 5:45pm followed by programming for all ages at 6:30pm.  Youth Group meets at that time too!  Donations towards the cost of the dinner are appreciated but not expected.  March 29 Menu: Lenten soup, salad and bread.

ADULTS:  March 29: Anatomy of Grace book discussion (do not have to have read the book to participate) and the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel discussion with Fr. Mike.

KIDS IN LITURGY SERVICEChildren in the Worship Center and Spark rooms participated in the service this morning.  They served as Greeters, handed out bulletins, read during the service, brought the gifts to the altar, and held the offertory plates.  Thank you to the children who volunteered to serve this morning in the service: Jack VanProoyen, Charlie Cullum, Frances Wood, Liv York, Anna Skidmore, Landon Hines, Landyn York, Jenna Luchies, Violet Boris, Ava Lemin, and Ben VanProoyen.

SUNDAY MORNING FOR ADULTS – Sunday morning adult forum is studying the New Testament.  The video we will be using will be part of the Great Courses Series.  Join us in the lounge at 9:00am.

SPRING BREAK – No Worship Center or Spark
We will not have classes for children on April 2nd, the first Sunday of Spring Break.  Classes will resume on Palm Sunday, April 9th.

Gentle Yoga – Join us every Tuesday from 6-7 pm thru the end of May.  Come as you are. The class is drop-in on a donation basis, with a suggested donation of $5 per class.   Note: class will not be held on April 4 due to Spring Break.

EASTER HONEY HAMS

Easter Honey Hams = safe, clean, sustainable water.  HOW?  Your savory, tender, glazed EASTER HONEY HAM dinner not only spoils your family – but helps people in other lands improve their lives through CLEAN, SAFE WATER!

Buy a HAM – Give CLEAN, SAFE WATER.  Five dollars of your $30 for an 8 – 9 pound EASTER HONEY HAM joins the coins you regularly throw in “THIRSTING TO SERVE’S” blue barrel by the altar – and presto!  More water purification units for the Dominica.

Eat well – Share well.  EASTER HONEY HAM sign up sheets/orders are in the entryway of the church.  Your tasty, pre-cooked, spiral sliced EASTER HONEY HAM’S may be picked at the church Maundy Thursday thru Holy Saturday.

MARCH DESIGNATED OFFERINGS – CATHERINE’S HEALTH CENTER

Catherine’s improves the health of our community by providing high quality, affordable and compassionate health care to the underserved in our neighborhood.  To achieve this they collaborate with health agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, homes for the elderly, service clubs and neighborhood organizations. We believe everyone deserves to have their health care needs met in a caring and dignified manner. Dedicated staff and volunteers strive to make this place a medical home for their patients.

ATTENDANCE FIGURES – March 18/19: Sunday Attendance: 169 Average: 152

                                                               FINANCIALS

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

Total Collection                         $  14,219.29         14,085.78         22,242.65

Designated Funds                        $      97.29               250.95           3,618.15

Capital Campaign                        $     390.00           3,560.00               460.00

Funds Available for Operations  $  13,732.00          10,274.83       18,164.50

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

SPRING BREAK MOVIE AT ST. MARK’S

St. Mark’s Healing Racism Ministry (HRM)is offering their first movie of the Just Flicks series viewing Save the Dance. It will be at St. Mark’s in the Parish Hall on Thursday, April 6. See the posters hanging on the bulletin board by the elevator and church office. Showtimes: are 1pm & 6:30pm.

EASTER FLOWER SIGN UPS: the Easter flower chart is posted. Give flowers in loving memory, celebration of or in thanksgiving of those special moments or people in your life. Suggested donation: $15. The sign up sheet is hanging in the lobby above the table.

IHN WEEK OF HOSTING is during Holy Week.  Our guests arrive on Palm Sunday at 4:00pm and depart Easter Sunday at 8:00am.  The sign up board is now posted in the entryway.  During this holiest of weeks in the church year we are blessed to have this opportunity to serve these holy families.  Please support our week with your prayers and time.  Thank you.

PALM SUNDAY PRESENTATION: HIS LAST DAYS – enter Holy Week giving yourself the gift of experiencing the ecumenical musical production of His Last Days by Dallas Holm.  Location: St. Alphonsus Parish at 3:00pm. Flyers are located on the benches at the entrances of church.

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES:  Welcome Bread Providers, Sunday Morning Goodies Providers and Monthly Caring Card writers/senders are greatly desired.  Please let Kathy know in the office of your interest.  Thank you.

CALENDAR: MARCH 26 – APRIL 2, 2017

Sunday

8:00pm           Holy Eucharist

9:00am           Adult Forum – Lounge

10:00am           Holy Eucharist/

Kids in Liturgy Sunday

11:30am           Intro to the Church class

12:30pm           St. Raphael’s

7:00pm           NA

Monday

10:30am           KARSP Board Meeting

4:30pm           St. Naucratius Board Meeting

7:00pm           OA

Tuesday

9:30am            Staff

6:00pm            Gentle Yoga

Wednesday

9:00am            Holy Eucharist

5:45pm            Oasis Dinner

6:30pm            Programming for all ages

7:00pm            Discernment Committee Meeting

Thursday

8:00am            Men’s Group – breakfast at Cheers

6:45pm            Contemplative Prayer

7:00pm            OA

7:00pm            Northend Churches Lenten Program at North Park Presbyterian

7:30pm            Choir

Friday

Saturday

9:00am           SAA Support Group

5:30pm           Holy Eucharist

Sunday – NO WORSHIP CENTER

8:00pm           Holy Eucharist

9:00am           Adult Forum – Lounge

10:00am           Holy Eucharist

11:30am           Intro to the Church class

12:30pm           St. Raphael’s

7:00pm           NA

MARCH 26 – APRIL 2 BIRTHDAYS

Braelyn Kutzli              3/26

Marcia Baker               3/28

Doug Aleski                 3/30

Jan Strait                      3/31

Betty Worst                  4/02

SERVING SCHEDULE: MARCH 26 – APRIL 2

Greeters 

10:00am            Mike, Carol & Gamma Betz

Ushers     

8:00am           Tom & Pat Cook

10:00am            Fred Skidmore & Jerry Hall

Lectors

5:30pm           Ashley TerBeek

8:00am           Diane Bouwknegt

10:00am            Kids in Liturgy participants

Chalice Assistants

5:30pm           Ashley TerBeek

8:00am           Diane Bouwknegt

10:00am           Abraham Joshua & Donna Johnston

Acolytes           Helen Scott, Ian Richards, Trinity Lyben, Landon Hines, Angel Witri

Altar Guild        Carlynn Teremi & Michele DeBevic

Counters            Mary Simpson & Jerry Skar

Sunday “Goodies”   Kathy Griffes

Welcome Bread       Stan & Susan Hone

SERVING SCHEDULE: APRIL 2 – 9

Greeters 

10:00am               Mary & Don Davies

Ushers     

8:00am               Janet & Marty Jones

10:00am               Jack Kastelin & Dell Todd

Lectors

5:30pm               Stan Hone

8:00am               Kurt Unangst

10:00am                Kai Carrigan & Dale Wood

Chalice Assistants

5:30pm               Stan Hones

8:00am               Kurt Unangst

10:00am               Dale Wood & Amy Linde

Acolytes               TBA

Altar Guild             Hilde Nunn & Becca Lyben

Counters                Marie Johnson & Clark Grant

Sunday “Goodies”      Stan & Susan Hone

Welcome Bread          Linda Fedewa

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