E-Log Newsletter | March 1, 2018 
 
Companionship Workshop 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - noon, The Library at St. Andrew's
How do you support the individuals in your community who live with mental illness, insecure housing, chemical dependency or trauma? How do you move from a transactional exchange to a relational engagement enabling substantive change?
 
Companionship is designed to encourage compassionate awareness for those struggling within our neighborhoods and our communities of faith. The training develops skills to listen consciously with openness, along with an awareness of limits and boundaries, easing the isolation these difficulties often bring. In this workshop you will learn how to integrate Companionship into your organization or your faith community with your staff, ushers, social justice teams, and pastoral care teams.
 
Join us for a FREE Companionship Workshop at St. Andrew's on Saturday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. This workshop will be offered by Kae Eaton, Chaplain and Director of Mental Health Chaplaincy. Kae is a Chaplain Fellow in the Addictions Treatment Center at Seattle's VA Hospital. She holds a Masters in Theology, with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She practices her faith in the St. Paul's Episcopal Parish in Seattle.
 
Please RSVP your plans to attend to Fr. Rich Weyls at richw@saintandrewsseattle.org 
 

Introducing Newly Elected Vestry Members for 2018
Theresa Burciaga is married to Geof Miller and has one daughter who currently lives in NYC. Theresa was introduced to the St. Andrew's community by Jaya Matthew in 2006. At the time she worked for a Hispanic law firm as a paralegal. After joining St. Andrew's Theresa took advantage of the Center's many educational and spiritual programs and learned many lessons, including the power of prayer and joy in community worship. A true believer in "all are welcome" at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Theresa is a member of St. Andrew's One World Social Justice group. In 2015 and 2016 she served on the St. Andrews' Auction Committee as a procurement volunteer. Since retiring in 2013, Theresa volunteers at the Legal Aid Clinic at El Centro de la Raza, where people of all races are given free legal advice. She appreciates the opportunity to serve in the best interests and on behalf of St. Andrew's Episcopal community.
 
Mike Cook was raised Episcopalian and was baptized at St. James Episcopal Church in Wooster, Ohio. He left Ohio in the summer of 2007 and after a period of spiritual exploration, found St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in September 2016. Mike was impressed by the dedication of the parishioners to our community and our ministry and relief efforts. He sought Confirmation in May of 2017. Mike usually attends the 10:00 a.m. service where he sings in the choir. He started sharing in the ministry of Matthew 25 to support healthcare access ministries in developing countries, and has assisted with all facets of the Jubilee Dinner; working in the kitchen, serving our guests and sitting and eating with them. In the past, Mike has worked as a cook, a groundskeeper, a house cleaner and a general construction laborer, as well as volunteering at various organizations in maintenance and support capacities. Mike is grateful for the opportunity to serve his community on the Vestry here at St. Andrew's.
 
Martha Swain was raised Episcopalian, in the pews of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Cleveland, attending every Sunday until she was old enough to explore other spiritual traditions. In her decades away from the church, that time with her family in church lived on. When one of Martha's dear friends died of cancer twelve years ago, she was in search of comfort and found St. Andrew's. She has many blessings in her life: devoted husband, job as a preschool teacher that she loves, and a healthy 22-year-old daughter. Martha's mother was the first woman to serve as Senior Warden in her childhood church. Following her example of service to the church, Martha now wishes to offer her time and abilities to the Vestry of St. Andrew's.
 
Joe Waltz joined St. Andrew's with his partner, Lyn Donivan on Good Friday 2012. They feel fortunate to call St. Andrew's their church home. Joe and Lyn attend the 8:00 a.m. service, where the peace is almost as long as the sermon. At first overwhelmed by all the hugging and handshaking Joe has since found it to be truly loving and supportive. Joe is a graduate of Education for Ministry. One of the first people he met was Ruby. She and other staff members were so welcoming. When Joe and Lyn attended their first Sunday coffee hour, they were surprised to see people grab a cup of coffee and just leave. Joe took a leading role in changing the culture of the 8:00 a.m. coffee hour by providing treats for this group on Sunday mornings. Now, instead of simply grabbing a cup of coffee and leaving, people now stay and get to know each other. Joe hopes to use his experience in management and business in his role as a member of St. Andrew's vestry
Plant for the Planet Workshop
  
     Saturday, March 3, 2018
     9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - FREE!

Provisions for Parents
Elizabeth Darlington said it so well - it is difficult to know what to say to children about climate change. Guides help, and we have two for you - the first is the Plant for the Planet Academy coming this Saturday. YES, IT IS FOR KIDS, ages 8 to 12 but it might help to answer some questions. There's still time to register (flyer with registration link here).
Parents will also have time for support and learning, at the start of the Academy. Sue Leander, Director of Climate Change for Families will lead the parents, while the kids will be led by current Climate Justice Ambassadors (kids who have already participated in the Academy). Come and learn with other parents how to best support, share and care for your kids around this issue. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, all adults who feel called to broaden/deepen their skills for helping children, please come too! We would like folks to register by Thursday (for food purchasing), but welcome late deciders.
Secondly, we would like to offer some guidelines to help you prepare for Saturday; to reinforce what you learn on Saturday; and for those of you who are unable to attend. I invite you to refer to an article published in December 2016 by the Sightline Institute, a local climate research organization. You can ready it by clicking the link here.
Ladies Night Out 
Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - Parish Hall 
Come join the Ladies of St. Andrew's for another night of food, libations and conversations. To encourage the arrival of spring we're doing a salad bar. We'll provide the lettuce and you bring your favorite item to make a salad special - diced meats or cheeses, legumes, salad dressing, croutons/nuts, veggies and the like. We'll have a selection of items so each attendee only needs to bring a small amount rather than enough for all attendees.
We've set up this signup genius to help make sure we have a great variety. You might use this as an opportunity to raid your fridge or plan on stopping at the store if you know your schedule will be tight. We're providing rolls as well as few appetizers to nosh on until things get rolling. Please plan to bring an item for the salad bar or a sweet nibble plus a beverage to share.
RSVP and sign up to bring salad item or dessert here.

Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart (Joel 12:12) 
 
Lenten Series: Demands of the Gospel for Followers of Jesus - Wednesdays, February 21 - March 21, 7:00 - 8:30
  Following up on his Sunday forum a few weeks ago, Michael Ramos, Executive Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, will continue to explore what principles and pathways in our Christian tradition can guide our engagement in the public square today. Given the practical concerns of our hurting and troubled world, what demands does the Gospel make of us? Michael will lead Sessions 2, 3, and 4. On the 5th Wednesday, based on what we have learned from Michael, as well as our own responses, we will review our own mission and that of the church to discern how we are called to act in our time, both individually and collectively.
Plan to come for Centering Prayer, 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel, followed by a simple Lenten supper in the Parish Hall at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to all or any part of these evenings.  
E-mail Cherry at cherryh@saintandrewsseattle.org with questions.

Lenten Wednesday Evenings - Centering Prayer and Supper 
During Lent, plan to make Wednesday evenings at The Center a part of your practice and preparation. Come for Centering Prayer at 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel, followed by a simple Lenten supper of soup, salad, and bread in the Parish Hall at 6:15 p.m. Of course, if you cannot make it to all of the evening, you are welcome to any part. An RSVP would be appreciated.

Please plan to make a donation for supper ($10 per evening) as well as a donation for class (donation $10-15 per session). Donations are suggested, not hard and fast, so if they present any obstacle at all, please give what you are comfortable giving to support programs at The Center and know that you are always welcome! 
 
  
Lenten Quiet Morning 
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Nave, St. Mark's Cathedral; 1245 - 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102  candle-wreath-centerpiece.jpg
All are invited for this morning of commu nal and individual silence, prayer, and reflection. The retreat will incl ude  morning prayer, two perio ds of Centering Pra yer, and a shared unstructured time in silence during which you may choose among several contemplative activities. We will conclude with prayer and a brief examen. Facilitated by Cherry Haisten and jointly sponsored by The Center at St. Andrew's and St. Mark's Cathedral. RSVP to Cherry Haisten (cherryh@saintandrewsseattle.org).
   
United in Prayer Day Afternoon Retreat: Healing our Violence
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., followed by Taize Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m.
All are welcome and invited to join Contemplative Outreach Northwest for a retreat to celebrate silence as a source of transformation and relationship with our Creator and with all creation. This day marks Contemplative Outreach's 26th Annual United in Prayer Day, a worldwide event. The theme this year is Healing Violence. In addition to local retreat days, a 24-hour virtual prayer vigil begins Saturday, March 17. Schedules are suggested for individual, in-home retreats to join in spirit those coming together in groups around the globe. Find more information on the Contemplative Outreach website:  www.contemplativeoutreach.org
 
Holy Saturday Labyrinth Walk: In the Light of Christ
March 31, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Begin in Little Sisters' Room, Lower Level 
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." (John 8:12) Holy Saturday has been called the Saturday of Light to commemorate Christ's descent into Hell to bring all the righteous dead since the beginning of the world from darkness back into light. Let's walk the labyrinth together in the light of Christ, allowing ourselves to be liberated from the darkness of fear and shining our light out into the world. After a brief introduction in the Little Sisters' Room, we will move outdoors to the labyrinth .
Ongoing Programs
 
Centering Prayer Spiritual Journey Series - Next Meeting: March 5 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  
Each session includes Centering Prayer, a portion of a Thomas Keating DVD, and sharing. Continues 1st and 3rd Mondays throughout the program year.
Have questions? Contact facilitator Sue Kraemer at
smkraemer@gmail.com   
   
Gentle Yoga with Wendy Townsend - Spaces Available in Monday Class  
You are welcome to drop in (drop-in rate is $10/session), or to attend and register for the rest of winter term at a very reasonable pro-rated price. Registration forms available at the church and on the website. Monday class meets in the library 1:30-2:30 (through March 19, 2018). Call ahead to check space.  
 
All are Welcome at The Center

Children & Youth
Director's Corner
At Youth Group we just wrapped up our Testimony Series, in which we discussed the importance of stories and how God's story and our stories connect. One of my goals for this unit was that we would see how we are a part of the grand story that we read in Scripture and that we tell every Sunday with our liturgy. We are a part of God's mission to renew all things, sandwiched between the birth of the church and the return of Christ. Frederick Buechner writes about how God speaks to us through our lives, and when we take the time to listen we can sometimes hear how God is present in the ordinary as much as the extraordinary. So, among other things, we told the stories of various saints, we listened to our own lives through the Prayer of Examen, we listened to one another, and we had fun! When the weather is good we'll have a Story Cookout (we're postponing the one that was scheduled for March 4 until we have a better weather forecast).
 
We're still in the midst of our Faith Milestones for our elementary-aged children. We'll be presenting the Liturgical Calendar and the Lord's Prayer the next two Sundays, so if you're in PreK/K and 1st/2nd we'd love to have you join us during the 10:00 a.m. service! Peace!
Jordan Uomoto, MDiv 
Director of Faith Formation for Children & Youth

Mission Trip: Chicago (July 21-28)
It's time to sign up! We'll be going to Chicago the 4th week of July. YouthWorks will be hosting us. They do a great job of building relationships with those in the community and cultivating an experience for our youth to grow and learn. Since we'll join with groups from other churches and denominations it will also be an ecumenical experience and opportunity to learn with Christians from other perspectives. We'd love to have a solid count as soon as possible, so please contact Jordan with questions, to get forms, and to sign up.
 
Faith Milestones this Lent
PreK/K : Next Sunday (March 11) we will present on the Lord's Prayer during the 10:00 a.m. service.
1st/2nd Grade: This coming Sunday (March 4) we will present on the Liturgical Calendar during the 10:00 a.m. service.

 
Plant for the Planet Academy (March 3)
Read more about his AMAZING opportunity on our website!
 
Easter Vigil (March 31)
We are looking for some children and youth to help with the Easter Vigil. We'd like to have a reading or two enacted or have musical elements. Let us know if you're interested.
 
Green Lake Story Cookout Postponed (Date TBD)
The weather forecast is 70% chance of rain, so we're postponing the Story Cookout. We'll reschedule it as we get closer to clear weather.
 
Vacation Bible Camp (July 9-13)
Mark your calendars! We've set our Vacation Bible Camp dates. More info and registration coming soon.

Mardi Gras Total
The numbers are in, we raised $4300 for the Mission Trip and our programs! Thanks! 
 
Questions, comments, concerns, or want to connect? Contact Jordan, our Director of Faith Formation at jordanu@saintandrewsseattle.org.  

St. Andrew's Parish Camp - All are Invited!
April 28 - 29, 2018
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! St. Andrew's parish camp is coming up. We'll gather once again at Camp Huston (in Gold Bar, next to beautiful Wallace Falls State Park). Families, singles and couples of ALL ages are welcome for a weekend of R&R: campfires, great food, s'mores, hiking, crafts, and a casual worship service. Signups starting in February. $50/adult and $30/kid (12 & under) includes a bed in a heated dorm cabin, three meals, and snacks. Or join us as a tent camper ($30) or just for a day ($25). Registration information coming soon.
Questions? Contact
margaretcassady@hotmail.com

Ways to get Involved at St. Andrew's

2018 Flower and Sanctuary Candle Charts

Flower and sanctuary candle charts are out for 2018. This is a nice way to support the beautify of the church while remembering loved ones and celebrating special occasions.
Showcase
Showcase is located next to the nursery in the Parish Hall and is open most Sunday mornings during the program year. It sells many treasures at bargain prices. All proceeds go to the general budget at St. Andrew's.
PRAYERS 
Your prayers are asked for our shut ins and continued healing and strength for those of our parish who are ill. We especially ask you to remember this week - Suzie Bradshaw, Scot Crawford, Ruth Adams, Judy Madison, Jan Viguers, Margo Smith, Patricia Bryant, Sven & Bernie Couch,   Marilyn L'Esperance, Kathy Franklin, Peter Hudson, Carole Sassaman, Nathan Novak, Rosa Ebsary, Tucker Sparkman, Georgiana Nielsen, Glenn Sassaman, Gerry Soike, Pat Seaman, Angie Sangston, Al Campbell, Connie Campbell, Mary Dunn and Gail Larson.
 

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