E-Log Newsletter | March 30, 2017
 
Upcoming gatherings where you can meet our new Rector 
The Rev. Richard C. Weyls!
Father Rich Now that our new rector is here, it's time to get to know each other. Father Rich enjoys meeting people in small groups, and in true St. Andrew's style he enjoys it even more when there is food involved. So the Transition Committee is scheduling small, informal home-based "meet and eat" events. Evening meetings will take place on a Monday or  Wednesday after work. Breakfast or lunch meetings can happen Monday through  Thursday. We'll get started in Lent, skip Holy Week, resume after Easter, and continue as long as need be. These meetings will last 1-2 hours and will have no fixed agenda beyond sharing good food and good company and getting to know Father Rich.

Hosts needed
We are looking for hosts! We want you! We'll do the scheduling and manage the sign-ups, but as a host you have the flexibility to offer what works for you. For an after-work event, you could organize a potluck, or appetizers and drinks, or dessert and coffee, or a pizza party, or go all out and fix dinner-whatever you like. Early birds might prefer to organize a breakfast meeting before work. If lunch fits your schedule better, that works too. If you are interested in hosting, or have questions about it, email us at  transition@saintandrewsseattle.org, talk to anyone on the Committee, or email  Kelli Jayn Nichols.

April events
As hosts volunteer, sign-up sheets will appear on the tables in the Parish Hall, so be sure to check each week. Here are the first four events that are currently scheduled:

April 3rd, 6 pm
Barbara Larson will host a pizza dinner. Her house is south of Jackson Park and east of I-5.

April 5th, 6:30 pm
Cheri Peele and Ross Dorn will host an Indian dinner at their home in Wallingford.

April 19th, 6:30 pm
Gretchen Hayslip and Ben Cope will host a dinner at their home in North Ballard.

April 23rd, 12:30 pm
Meet in the St. Andrew's library for conversation starting at  12:30 pm and a light lunch starting at  1 pm.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 9
Palm Sunday services at 8 am, 10 am, & 6 pm.
9:45 am, Palm Sunday Procession around our neighborhood. We will be 
led by a donkey and wave our palm branches. 

Wednesday, April 12
Centering Prayer at 5:45 in the Chapel.

Maundy Thursday, April 13
The service begins at 6 pm in the Parish Hall with telling of the Story, eating dinner, foot washing for those who wish to participate, and the celebration of Holy Eucharist. We end the Thursday liturgy with the stripping of the altar and the procession of the Reserved Sacrament into the chapel of repose. (Please sign up to help at the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall).

Good Friday, April 14
Good Friday service at 7 pm.

Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15
The service of the Great Vigil of Easter will begin at 8 pm outside on the 1st Avenue side of the church. On this holy night in which our Lord passed over from death to life, God's saving love is retold in light, fire, story, and song. Dessert reception after the service.

Easter Sunday, April 16
Easter egg hunt Easter Sunday services at 8 am and 10 am. Easter Egg Hunt after the 10 am service.

(no 6 pm service)

How to help with Holy Week
 
Easter Floral Offering
Please download this form and return it by April 9.

palm cros Palm Cross Workshop
Saturday, April 8, 9:30 am
Meet in the Parish Hall to make the Palm Crosses we wear on Palm Sunday. All are welcome. Complimentary breakfast will be served.
 
Maundy Thursday Dinner Volunteers
Thursday, April 13
Help set up the Parish Hall for dinner, prepare the meal, serve dinner, and clean up. Signup sheets are located at the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall. Also, if you plan to attend this meal, please sign up at the Welcome Table or call the church office at 206-523-7476.
 
Bake Desserts for Easter Vigil or Easter Sunday
Sign up in the Parish Hall to bring treats for the Vigil Dessert on Saturday, April 15 or for the festive coffee hours on Easter Day.
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quietLenten Quiet Morning: A Seasonal Day of Silence and Reflection
Saturday, April 1, 9 am-12:30 pm, at Saint Mark's Cathedral
cactus All are invited for this morning of communal and individual silence, prayer, and reflection. The retreat will include morning prayer, two periods of Centering Prayer, 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. Please RSVP to cherryh@saintandrewsseattle.org .

Centering Prayer: An Acceptable Lenten Practice, An Excellent Path
Wednesdays, 5:45 pm in the Chapel, one half hour of prayer
If Lent is about getting back to the fundamentals of faith, then what could be more fundamental than our relationship with God? That's one definition of prayer. Fr. Thomas Keating has called our prayer time "a heavy date with God." Wednesdays in the chapel are a good time for a date and an excellent way to deepen our relationship with God. You are welcome to come. God will be waiting for you! (Really God IS with you always!)

Astrobiology & the Meanings of Life
Lenten Series concludes April 5, 7-8:30 pm, Parish Hall
In our concluding class we will look at existence. How do we understand our life and our place in creation? How do these topics relate to the earlier ones-biological life, internal life, and intellectual life? How should we in our age think about the meaning or meanings of "life"? Why does this matter to anyone, particularly Christians? You are welcome to come to the final session whether you have come earlier or not. Please join us!

Presenter: the Rev. Dr. Lucas John Mix, studies life-concepts in biology and theology. After receiving a PhD in biology (2004 Harvard), he attended seminary in Berkeley, CA, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. He consults for NASA on interdisciplinary communication in the search for life in the universe. A member of the Society of Ordained Scientists, he writes and speaks regularly on theology and science.  Find out more here.
 
Wednesday Evenings at The Center
Wednesday evenings include Centering Prayer in the Chapel at 5:45 and supper in the Parish Hall at 6:15 ($10 donation requested). No fee for the Lenten series. Suggested donation of $10 per class, or whatever amount you are comfortable with, gratefully accepted. RSVP appreciated for supper and class. Feel free to invite friends! To reply or ask questions, contact 523-7476, ext. 304, or  cherryh@saintandrewsseattle.org

Join Wendy for Gentle Yoga this Spring 
Mondays, through May 22; 1:30 - 2:30 pm (No class on April 10)
Wednesdays, through May 31; 11:15 am - 12:15 pm (No class on April 12 or May 3)
You are welcome to register ahead or to drop in to try Gentle Yoga (drop-in rate $10/session).  If you like it, you are welcome to register for the rest of the term. Registration forms available here. Please mail in or bring your registration to class.

All are welcome at The Center


 
Children & Youth
 
Middle Schoolers Invited to Have a Great Time This Summer!
July 10-14 - VBS for middle schoolers
Well, as you know, our VBS only goes up to 5th grade. Knowing that we have a great crew in middle school this summer, we've created something special for our middle schoolers: 
(a) During the week of VBS, our middle schoolers will have the opportunity to help out with the younger kids. Love helping with the little kids? We'll find the perfect spot in the preK room for you. Want to help the big kids with their play? We'll get you in there helping with practice and costumes. Perhaps the kitchen or craft room is the right spot - we'll make sure you get there.
(b) Of course there will be lunch following VBS every day.  This provides our middle schoolers with a great chance to talk about the day and share their point of view with our adult volunteers.
(c) In addition to helping out, every day will feature a bonus activity just for our middle schoolers. We may walk over to Green Lake and rent some paddle boats.  There may be a visit to one of our local frozen yogurt shops.  We'll make sure these activities include opportunities for our middle schoolers to have fun and get to know one another.

End of summer/TBA - Middle Schooler sleep over (or almost sleep over)! 
What could be better to help our middle schoolers get to know each other than a sleep over at St. Andrew's?  (Those less excited to spend a night away from their own cozy beds are welcome to stay late and come again early to catch all the fun activities other than sleeping.) Anticipated activities include games, movies with popcorn and a pancake breakfast. We're hoping to put our middle schoolers to a little bit of work making breakfast for our middle school families and those supporting this ministry.
Want to sign your middle schooler up or want more information when we have it?  Email Cathy Jeanotte and we'll make sure to include you on future communications.
 
Sign Up for Camp Huston with Friends!
Camp Huston Did you know our diocese has an amazing summer camp? This year we're encouraging families to sign up with friends from St. Andrew's. So talk to other families and find a week that you can go together! A group of our elementary age kids are going for Mini Camp (grades 1-5), July 17-20. And one option for older kids is International Discovery Camp (grades 3-10), August 13-19.  For the schedule and more info check out their website.  Talk with other families and figure out a week to go together!
 
Register now for Vacation Bible School July 10-14
You can now register for VBS online or find brochures in the Parish Hall.  The dates are July 10-14, 9am-noon every day, cost is $40 per  child (scholarships available).  We have wonderful plans for a great week!   Sign up and invite your friends too!

Jordan Uomoto
Director of Faith Formation for Children & Youth

What's New at St. Andrew's?

Congratulations!
FamilyWorks Food Bank     
Baskets for your gifts are located in the narthex. Thank you for your continued generosity in supporting the Food Bank. Tuna fish and canned meats are the focus foods for April. 

Dick Gillett's letter about Pope Francis
Parishioner and retired Episcopal priest Dick Gillett described Pope Francis as "an articulate and compassionate spokesman for all of "humanity" in a letter published by the New York Times. Read the full letter  here.

Support St. Andrew's During Coffee Hour
Scrip gift cards are available for purchase at the table outside the kitchen. Buy gently used items at the Showcase gift shop, located outside the nursery. Scrip and Showcase sales are both fundraisers for St. Andrew's.
 auction
St. Andrew's Auction on 
Saturday, May 6
Plan on a fun night out including a delicious Hawaiian dinner and Tiki bar! You can help make this night a big success with your donations. Donation forms are available to download here. Stop by the auction table at coffee hour to sign up to volunteer or drop off donations.

Host Coffee Hour
Sign up at the Welcome Table for one of the following dates:  April 2, April  9, April 23, April 30, May 7, orMay 14.  Hosts bring treats, serve coffee that is already made, and clean up.  Creation Keepers are responsible for washing all ceramic cups. Thank you!

Rose Brunch May 21, 11:45 am
This annual event honors the ministry of our church school staff.  Signups will be available following Easter.


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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, Pat Williams, Jan Viguers, Margo Smith, Patricia Bryant,  Sven & Bernie Couch, Marilyn L'Esperance, Kathy Franklin, Peter Hudson, Carole Sassaman, Al Campbell,  Nathan Novak, Rosa Ebsary, Tucker Sparkman, Georgiana Nielsen, Glenn Sassaman, Gerry Soike, Pat Seaman, Louise Wicks, and Angie Sangston.
 
Angie Sangston suffered a stroke two weeks ago and is now at Foss Home for rehab which is going very well.
 
A memorial service for Carol Marshall who died on December 22nd will be held on April 1st at 1 pm at St. Andrew's.
 

Women's Business Incubator
Women's Business Incubator (WBI) began sharing space with St. Andrew's in February of this year. WBI, a  nonprofit coworking space with drop-in, flexible childcare space in the lower level of St. Andrew's, is offering FREE 2 hour trials for first-time visitors. 

Email  contact@womensincubator.org  to book your FREE initial trail now!

King 5 featured Women's Business Incubator in a recent segment of co-working spaces for women in Seattle.  

For Spring Break (April 10-14), Women's Business Incubator is partnering with nonprofit Seattle ReCreative to host a week-long, half-day Spring Break Art Camp for K-5 students.  Reserve your child's camp spot here. 
 

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