Weekly News

Download pdf to print here:  Weekly News and Schedule May 28 – June 4

Download pdf of the Sunday Bulletin: 2017-05-28-7Eastr-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.

WE ASK THE CHURCH FAMILY TO PRAY for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Diocese of Nike (Nigeria).

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Shirley Batdorf, mother of Diane Bouwknegt.

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); Trinity Church, Marshall – Ann Schnaare, Rector; St. Francis, Orangeville – Linnea Stifler, Priest-In-Charge; Confirmation Service – Eve of the Pentecost at St. Philip’s, Beulah – June 3.

 WEEKLY NEWS MAY 28 – JUNE 4, 2017

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

 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND – Sunday, May 28th – Families worship together upstairs, no children’s classes.  Summer program will begin on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th.

 PENTECOST/THREE BAPTISMS – those being baptized on Sunday, June 4 are: Gavin Paul Lemin, 8 month old son of Brian and Ashley Lemin, grandson of Lynn Lemin; Calvin Carlson Schut &Grayson Warren Schut sons of Ryan and Sara Schut, grandsons of Susan Merritt.

”CELEBRATION” END OF YEAR PICNIC – JUNE 4 following the 10:00am service.  Bring your favorite summertime dish to share with one another.  Grilled burgers & brats/hot dogs with all the fixings.  Beverages provided too!

GARDEN PLANTING – May 28st, following the 10:00am service, is our day for planting the community garden.  Bring your gloves, gardening tools and grubby clothes and join the other gardeners as we begin our 2nd year.  Subway sandwiches will be served for lunch.

PRAY + LEARN + GROW – a collaboration between Plainsong Farm & St. Andrew’s.  Feed your soul. Feed your mind. Feed your body. Feed your neighbor.

Thursday evenings beginning June 1st. 7pm – 8pm (or so).

We’ll begin with a brief time of prayer & learning, tend the garden together, praise God in community, learn from Scripture & science & tend the earth.  Participants will be welcome to take some of the harvest home; we’ll also donate to North End Community Ministries.  All ages welcome and encouraged.

BREATHE, MOVE RESTORE: GREAT NEWS!  Our Tuesday night Gentle Yoga class is so popular we are expanding the offering to Thursday night Gentle Yoga, too!  6-7 p.m. here at St. Andrew’s starting June 1.  Our own Elizabeth Sanders will be your instructor.

Do come, bring a friend and your yoga mat.  Suggested donation:  $5.00.  Stretch, relax, and get in touch with your spirit.

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.

CHILDREN WORSHIP WITH FAMILIES THIS MORNING due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  No classes are meeting for children this morning.

An Illustrated Earth summer session for children begins next Sunday, June 4!

The summer session will be for children ages 4 years through 4th grade and will meet in the Spark room this summer.  We’ll continue to gather in the parish hall starting at 9:45 a.m. before heading to the room.

SPLASH! Community Vacation Bible School at St. Luke’s Lutheran June 1922, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (Ages 4 years to 8th grade) 
St. Andrew’s is joining host church St. Luke’s Lutheran again this year, along with Faith Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran churches the week of June 19-22 for a week of VBS/VBX.  Traditional VBS for children who have completed K-4th grade and VBX for those who have completed 5th-8th grade.  Each evening will begin with a family dinner starting at 5:15 p.m.  Gathering and program begins at 6:00 p.m.  Register online today at http://saintlukeschurch.org  See you there!

Donations for VBS/VBX  Food and supply donations will be greatly appreciated for VBS/VBX program at St. Luke’s in June.  Please see the table and board for donations that are needed.  Thank you in advance for donating!


Celebrating the activity of God in our midst, Access strengthens and develops holistic solutions to poverty by cultivating equitable systems through education and collaboration.

Access has been on the forefront of hunger relief and community development with food work by presenting best practices and evidence-based programs that have addressed poverty.  Access sponsors HUNGER WALK.



                               April 29/30        May 6/7        May 13/14        May 20/21        May 27/28

Total Collection        $     8,943.67          8,476.24         8,353.38            16,197.32

Designated Funds                  $       187.67            187.67             177.87             9,441.00

Capital Campaign                  $       419.00            200.00         1,500.00                55.00

Funds Available for Operations $      8,337.00          8,088.57         6,675.51             6,658.00

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

Thirsting to Serve                        36.17             35.83            16.51                 43.32

ATTENDANCE FIGURES – MAY 20/21 Sunday Attendance: 160 Average: 163

CALL HOWIE D”S – Need to have some spring cleaning done?  Howie D’s is a house washing and window cleaning services owned by Keith and Calvin Baker.  Howie D’s specializes in exterior house washing, screen cleaning, and exterior/interior window washing. We offer free estimates and low affordable prices. Any member of St. Andrew’s who uses Howie D’s services , Howie D’s will donate 10% of the cost to Thirsting to Service Outreach.  Call (616) 719-8458 to schedule an estimate.  Or catch Keith and Calvin after the service.

!!!!!!!!! USHERS !!!!!!!!!!WE CONTINUE TO BE OF DIRE NEED of ushers for the 10:00am liturgy.  Men, women, husband and wife teams, all are welcome to join us in this important ministry. If you are willing to serve or would like more information about the Usher committee, please contact Jerry Skar – 616-340-4649, or by email – jaskar04@comcast.net, or any of the members of the Usher committee.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION– Is it for you? If you have wondered what it is about and whether you should try it, here is a chance.  Cindy Nawrocki is a Spiritual Director, trained through the Dominican Center. If you would like to meet to discuss the possibilities, call her at 644-4688 or email at rocki@att.net.

“55” PLUS LUNCHEON & PROGRAM– St. Jude’s invite all who are 55 & older to enjoy an affordable lunch followed by entertainment.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 21 at St. Jude’s Brophy Center, 1120 Four Mile Rd. NE.  Gather at 11:30am for Social Time followed by lunch at noon.  Luncheon prepared by Billy K. MENU: Pulled Pork, Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans & Coleslaw. PROGRAM: Musical history tour by Matt Porter who will present a show with simple folk music using an acoustic sound system with his guitar.  RSVP by June 16 to St. Jude’s Church office – 363-6885.

CALENDAR: MAY 28 – JUNE 4, 2017


8:00pm           Holy Eucharist

9:00am           Adult Forum

10:00am           Holy Eucharist

12:30pm           St. Raphael’s

7:00pm           NA

Monday – Memorial Day

7:00pm           OA


9:30am           Staff

6:00pm           Gentle Yoga


9:00am            Holy Eucharist

7:00pm            Discernment Committee


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

11:00am            Wellness Ministry

6:00pm            Gentle Yoga

6:45pm            Contemplative Prayer

7:00pm            OA

7:00pm            Pray+Learn+Grow – tending the  Community Garden



9:00am           SAA Support Group

11:30am           Baptism Rehearsal

4:30pm           St. Raphael’s Summer Schedule

5:30pm           Holy Eucharist


8:00pm           Holy Eucharist

9:00am           Adult Forum

10:00am           Holy Eucharist/Baptisms

11:30pm           End of Year Picnic

7:00pm           NA


Pat Barnick                              May 28

Norma Fillman                         June 1

Keith VanKlompenberg            June 1

Paul & Irene Lau                                  June 1



10:00am            Steve & Candy Petrides


8:00am             Janet & Marty Jones

10:00am             Fred Skidmore & Jerry Hall


5:30pm             Walt Harrison

8:00am             Diane Bouwknegt

10:00am            Chris Ingram & Julianne Day

Chalice Assistants

5:30pm            Walt Harrison

8:00am             Diane Bouwknegt

10:00am            Donna Johnston & Glenn Rotier

Altar Guild       Carole Cothran, David Battjes, Michael Woerner

Counters           Mary Simpson & Clark Grant

“Goodies”         Church Cookies

Welcome Bread Stan & Susan Hone



10:00am        The Todd Family


8:00am        Jerry & Carole Skar

10:00am             Jack Kastelin & Dell Todd


5:30pm             Stan Hone

8:00am        Ashley TerBeek

10:00am            Agatha Doe & Dell Todd

Chalice Assistants

5:30pm            Stan Hone

8:00am             Ashley TerBeek

10:00am            Amy Todd & Marg Moleski

Altar Guild       Cynthia Thomas & Becca Lyben

Counters           Marie Johnson & Jerry Skar

“Goodies”         Celebrate a Great Year Picnic

Welcome Bread             Erin Zoutendam

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