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SOUP AND BREAD LUNCH AFTER WORSHIP

Join us this Sunday, January 22nd after worship for a simple soup and bread lunch. And feast on good conversation around a big, open table!

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. (1:30 p.m. gathering)
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 911 Stewart St., Seattle
Free Parking in “unreserved” spaces in Aspira garage, driveway off Stewart
Dr. Michael Reid Trice from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry will deliver the message.
Sponsored by The Church Council of Greater Seattle, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry and the Archdiocese of Seattle
 
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world between January 18 and 25. This year is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. In this context, the Council of Churches in Germany created resources for 2017. They lift up two accents: a celebration of God’s love and grace, the “justification of humanity through grace alone,” reflecting the main concern of the churches marked by Martin Luther’s Reformation; and recognizing the pain of the subsequent deep divisions which afflicted the Church, openly name the guilt, and offer an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation. The theme this year is based off of a quote from Pope Francis’ 2013 Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”) and 2 Corinthians 5:14 taken in the context of the entire fifth chapter.
POACH HIKE

As the old airline ad says, "Want to get away?" Here's your chance to come Play Outside After CHurch. Paul Mitchell will lead a hike on Cougar Mountain this Sunday. The group will head out from the Red Town parking lot. All are welcome! 

CONFIRMATION

Through our baptisms we become part of a community that promises to nurture our children as they grow in age and in faith. As they grow, our children naturally start to take the exploration of their faith on for themselves. Part of this journey, in our tradition, is called confirmation. It’s a time set aside to be with our young people as they explore in a more intentional way how this life of faith is calling them, and whether they are being called to become members of the church. A number of our young people are going through confirmation this year and this Sunday we will bless them.  It'll be a chance to be introduced to them and to pray for them as they engage the confirmation process.

Confirmation meets at 6,30pm on Sunday evenings.  Please talk to Maggie if you have questions. 
 

ANNUAL REVIEWS

We want to hear from you!

As part of the review process this year, the personnel committee again wants to invite members of the congregation to provide feedback regarding the ministry of the pastoral staff. Annual reviews are a means of celebrating past successes and exploring future opportunities.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING

One of the great joys of St. Andrew is its scholarship program – both the Seminary Scholarship Program and the College Scholarship program.  For the College Scholarship Program, the Newell Scholarship Fund and the Thomas Scholarship Fund helps members and friends of St. Andrew who need financial assistance for undergraduate college education or vocational training.  The objective of the college program is to provide at least a $500 scholarship each year to a qualified student(s) who is graduating from high school and is seeking a first degree, either in a college undergraduate program or a vocational school like RTC.  College or vocation school students are welcome to apply for each year of their study until they graduate.  Eligibility requirements for the scholarships include:

  • Applicant or applicant’s family member must be an active participant in worship or other activities of St. Andrew
  • Qualified to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational school
  • Needs financial assistance in order to pursue studies

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READINGS FOR SUNDAY
Isaiah 49:1-7 † Psalm 40:1-11 † 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 † John 1:29-42
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