E-Log Newsletter | April 13, 2017
Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 13
Maundy Thursday 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. (Volunteers welcome).

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)

Our Easter Offering this year will go towards the support of the Refugee Resettlement Office of the Diocese of Olympia.

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"Speaking of Dying: Living Deeply, Dying Well" - Center Easter Classes
Wednesday, May 3, 7-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall
Speaking of Dying is a documentary film intended to inspire viewers to reflect on and speak openly about their end-of-life hopes and to motivate us through the words and stories of patients, family members, and medical providers who are facing these issues to make end-of-life plans. The film "is part of a growing shift in awareness and attitudes about end-of-life challenges and choices. It illustrates the benefits that are available to each of us." It teaches us that "planning can be life affirming and life changing."

Trudy James, producer of the documentary, will be on hand after for conversation. A graduate of the University of Kansas and Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Trudy is an interfaith chaplain. She came to understand death and grief in new and deeper ways from working for many years with AIDS patients and their care teams. She was honored by President Clinton at the White House for this work. After retiring, Trudy created "Heartwork" to offer end-of-life planning sessions. The film is a fruit of her desire to ensure that everyone knows a peaceful ending is possible.
"Living Deeply, Dying Well" Follow-up Sessions
Wednesdays, May 10, 17, and 24, 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall
These succeeding sessions will give us the opportunity to continue the discussions and reflections prompted by the film Speaking of Dying and to gain concrete knowledge to help our own consideration.
May 10: "Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Options" with Rector Rich Weyls 
Advance care planning is not just for older adults. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, making plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you want while avoiding treatments that you don't . . .  even when doctors and family members are making the decisions for you. We will explore the importance of advance directives such as the "living will," Five Wishes, durable powers of attorney for healthcare, and POLST forms (Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).  We will also look at various options seriously ill patients and families experience as they approach the end of life. This talk is relevant for ALL adults who wish to direct their healthcare or that of a loved one.
May 17: "Even at the Grave We Make Our Song" with Center Program Director Cherry Haisten 
We will explore the burial rite in the Book of Common Prayer and imagine our own funerals. How do we want to remember and be remembered?
May 24: "Practicing Resurrection" with Assisting Priest and Center Co-Director Terry Steig 
Explore with Terry how we understand resurrection life.   

Easter Wednesday Evenings at The Center in May
Centering Prayer 5:45, Supper 6:15, Classes 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday evenings include not only classes but Centering Prayer in the Chapel and supper in the Parish Hall. A $10 donation is requested for supper, or you can pay for all four suppers ahead for $35. There is no fee for the Easter class series on "Living Deeply, Dying Well." Suggested donation of $10 per class, or whatever amount you are comfortable with, gratefully accepted at the door. RSVP's very much appreciated for supper and class to help with planning.
Contemplative Prayer Opportunity
Centering Prayer Introductory Program
Four Saturday sessions, May 20, 8:30 am -3 pm; June 3, 10, 24, 8:30 am - 2 pm
If you are longing for a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, Centering Prayer gives you a way to say "yes" to God's presence and action in your life. It is a method of silent prayer that leads to contemplation and a deeper relationship with God. This Program is valuable for those new to centering prayer and those who seek to deepen their existing practice. Even if you have at one time attended a Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop or are in a centering prayer group, this Program can let you hear and see anew. All sessions will take place at St. Andrew's.
The cost of the Program is $75.00. Scholarships are available. Please email questions to CONW
. Access the Program flyer for further information here. Register by emailing your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address to Pam WilderSend your check made out to Contemplative Outreach Northwest (CONW) to Pam Wilder, CONW, 4010 Greenwood Ave., N Seattle WA 98103. Please write "CP Intro Program" in the memo line on your check. You can also register by mailing the registration form with your check.
Join Wendy for Gentle Yoga this Spring
Space available on Mondays, through May 22, 1:30-2:30 pm (No class May 3)
Check space availability Wednesdays, through May 31, 11:15 am -12:15 pm

All are welcome at The Center

April gatherings where you can meet our new Rector 
The Rev. Richard C. Weyls!
Father Rich
The Transition Team has scheduled small, informal events to meet Fr. Rich mid-day on April 23 and 24; in the morning May 1; and in the evening May 1, 3, 22, 24 and 31. 

To RSVP sign up in the Parish Hall. 

Children in 1st-5th grade can meet him at a  special chapel on April 30.

Children & Youth
Earth Day Lunch & Craft April 23
Come join our monthly lunch & craft! We'll meet in the Craft Room shortly after the 10am service. This is a time for families to get to know one another better, share a meal, and play together. RSVP or sign up to bring something in the Parish Hall or email Jordan.

Question Day
Sunday, April 30, 10 am, in the chapel
The Transition Team is working hard to offer everyone an opportunity to get to know our new rector, Father Rich Weyls. Our 1st - 5th graders and their parents or grandparents are invited to a question day with Father Rich, Jordan Uomoto and amazing parishioners including Heidi Myers and Sandra Mackey. Children can ask questions about St. Andrew's, God and religion during the first part of the of the 10 am service. 
Sign Up to Serve at the Auction May 6
Our middle/high school youth are helpers at the auction.  It's one of the ways we practice service and give back to the community.  Please contact Jordan to sign up to help out!  A few details:
  • The event is 5-9pm, we'll be serving in two different shifts (4:30-7:30 pm and 7-10 pm, with a joint dinner break 7-7:30 pm)
  • High schoolers are invited to stay for an overnight Lock-In (see more below)
High School Lock-In May 6-7
What's a lock-in? It's an overnight at the church when we'll have time to play games, hang out, watch videos, and then we'll split up guys/gals for sleeping arrangements. It's lots of fun and great bonding time!  In the morning we'll have breakfast together and then people are invited to worship together or head out as needed.  RSVP with Jordan.
Middle School Bowling May 19
bowling Come meet other middle schoolers, bowl, and welcome our graduating 5th graders!  We'll gather at the church at 6pm, carpool to Spin Alley in Shoreline, and do pickup at the church at 9pm.  Bring $15 for games+shoe rental, and another $10-15 if you want to buy dinner there.  RSVP with Christy Lommers.
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.

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!

Want to read more?  Email Jordan Uomoto if you'd like to be added to the Children & Youth Newsletter

What's New at St. Andrew's?
Earth Sunday April 23
Please join us for special creation-focused services at  8 am, 10 am and 6 pm Taizé evening prayer. Our 10 am service will include planting two plum trees in our landscape.
Taizé Potluck April 28, 6:30 pm
All are welcome! Let's get together to enjoy a meal and conversation. We will meet in the church library.  Plates and utensils will be provided. You are invited to bring a side dish or drink to share if you can. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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. 

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.

Thank You Palm Cross Team
Many thanks to those who met on Saturday, April 8 to make palm crosses for Palm Sunday services.  The team included: Gail Larson, Keith, Jessica, Caleb, and Cullen Hege, Cathy, Malia, and Alex Jeannotte, Darla Lane, Jim and Donna Hawkins, Betty Lou Fornia, Christine Vilches, and Laurie Gardner.  

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 due April 23 and 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 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 11, and June 18. 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.

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 has returned home following her stroke a few weeks ago and her recovery is going well.
The prayers and sympathy of the parish family are extended to Marilyn L'Esperance on the death of her son, Richard Ping.
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