E-Log Newsletter | January 19, 2017
 
Prayers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Inauguration Week

Dr. King
Dr. King Photo from National Archives
Collect for the Feast of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 
Amen.  from the Lectionary
 
A Prayer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Holy God. Today, we remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle for equality, justice, and dignity for African Americans that inspired so many other reform movements that seek to highlight the plight of the oppressed in society. We pray that all of those in civil and religious authority be reminded that we all have been created in your image, and that there is an intrinsic dignity in each of us that calls for uplifting every man and woman, young and old. We pray that your Holy Spirit remind us all that you show no partiality with regards to nationality, race, ethnicity, or gender, and to do so is to go against your great commandment of love toward one another. We pray that the church will not be complicit of injustice by being silent, but that it can rise up with a prophetic voice that speaks truth to power and advances the values of your Kingdom. We pray these things in the name of our blessed redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen. 
from Bread for the World
 
From The Book of Common Prayer
For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority
O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to 
thy  merciful care, that, being guided by  thy  Providence, we may dwell secure in  thy  peace. Grant to the President of the United States and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do  thy  will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in  thy  fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who  liveth  and  reigneth  with  thee  and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Statement of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Curry regarding prayers for the President
"We can and, indeed, I believe we must pray for all who lead in our civic order, nationally and internationally. I pray for the President in part because Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord." Read full text here.

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Centering Prayer Special
Deepening Our Yes to God
Wednesday, January 25, 5:45-7:15, in the Chapel
Centering Prayer is the prayer of consent, Welcoming Prayer consent on the go. How do we deepen our yes to God by consenting in these two practices? We will begin with one period of centering prayer followed by a time of reflection and sharing on this topic. Good for beginners and experienced practitioners. Feel free to bring a sack supper. Small nibbles provided. Please let Cherry know if you would like to be the one providing them!  RSVP cherryh@saintandrewsseattle.org .

Good News for 2017!
The Three Interfaith Amigos coming to St. Andrew's February 1
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Imam Jamal Rahman, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Pastor Dave Brown, the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos, will offer an afternoon workshop and an evening public talk focusing on the nature and the purpose of effective interfaith dialogue and sharing how their respective faith traditions support as well as hinder that dialogue. Reaching more deeply into those very traditions, they share how spirituality provides a ground for healing. 
 
Afternoon workshop in the Parish Hall, 4:00-5:30 pm
"Creating an Effective Foundation for Interfaith Dialogue"
The Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos guide participants in developing a foundation for truly effective communication and purposeful collaboration. In this workshop, participants are invited to experience how to move beyond polarization and stereotyping to more authentically meet the other.
 
Evening presentation in the Nave, 7:00-8:30 pm
"Interfaith Dialogue for Challenging Times"
The Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos share some of the promises as well as the problems related to developing an interfaith dialogue that can support collaborative action in our world. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, these three teachers guide an interfaith process that opens us to spiritual treasures which support healing and wholeness. 
 
Following each program, there will be a signing of the Interfaith Amigos' newest book, Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice. See the Amigos' website for more information.
 
Registration: Please register by January 25. Afternoon: $20; Evening $20; Both $30. After January 25 afternoon $30; Evening $30; Both $50. A light supper will be served at 5:45. Please also sign up ahead for the supper: $10. Registration form available here. We will be inviting our sisters and brothers in the Jewish and Muslim communities to join us.

Join Wendy for Gentle Yoga 
Winter dates:
Mondays, through Feb. 27, 1:30-2:30 pm
Wednesdays, through March 1, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
You are welcome to drop in (drop-in rate is $10/session), or to register at a prorated fee for winter term. 

All are welcome at The Center


 
Children & Youth

Parent Meeting! Sunday, January 29
We're considering some changes to our Sunday morning routine for children and middle schoolers, including curriculum, meeting structure, and focus. Immediately after the 10 am service in Library. Please join the conversation and give your input.
 
Middle School Fresh Start Starts Sunday, January 22
We're starting fresh with our Middle School Youth Group.  Kicking off this year we'll be focusing on building a safe space with engaging gatherings. This means we'll make sure to play games and ice-breakers so that we can all get to know one another, there will be snacks (think donuts!), and we're considering a film-based discussion time.  Please come to the Parent Meeting (1/29) mentioned above to hear more and give input.  Jordan wants to hear what middle schoolers and parents have to say, whether that's at the meeting or another time.  Please consider committing to bring your middle schooler to MSYG on Sunday mornings during the 10am!  We're building something good together!  We start up again on January 22nd.  Come!
 
Mardi Gras Party Mardi Gras Party and Youth Fundraiser
Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 pm

Parish Hall 
Mark your calendars for Mardi Gras! There will be dinner, dancing, and a dessert dash. Proceeds go toward our youth programs, including the mission trip.
 
Mission Trip Meeting, Sunday February 12
It's time for our first Mission Trip Meeting! This will be brief (6:30-7 pm) before HSYG on February 12th in the Youth Room.  Come hear some details (timeline, about YouthWorks, etc), fill out some paperwork, and bring a $100 deposit.
 
Vacation Bible School July 10-14
Please put these dates in your calendars and consider making it a part of your summer plans. We'd love to see you and your kids!

Jordan Uomoto
Director of Faith Formation for Children & Youth

Living Our Faith in a New Era
Saturday, February 4, 9:30 am - 1 pm, Parish Hall
 
As a follow-up to our discussions after the presidential election, we are gathering to live into our Christian faith together as a church community.  Program:
Please join us for a thought-provoking morning. All are welcome. Questions? Email Dick Gillett Sponsored by Creation Keepers and OneWorld Ministries.

We need
What's New at St. Andrew's?

Church Family News
baby carriage Congratulations to Tad and Tanya Davis who are celebrating the birth of their daughter Inara who was born on November 11th. Jackson is moving into his important role as big brother.

Congratulations to Rob and Kate Sykes who are celebrating the birth of son Malcom who was born on December 22nd.

Episcopal Café Magazine Article
Parishioner Katherine Kirkpatrick published an article titled Remember Your Baptism in the Episcopal Café Magazine.

We need volunteers to host coffee hour
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VOLUNTEERS are needed to be able  to continue serving food at coffee hours following the 10 am service.  The sign up sheets through April are now available on the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall. The coffee and tea are provided. Hosts are asked to provide treats, set up and serve. We encourage the use of china cups and that part of cleanup will be taken care of by Creation Keepers environmental ministry. If you have questions, please call Ruby in the church office,  206-523-7476.
FamilyWorks Food Bank     
canned vegetables Baskets for your gifts are located in the narthex. Thank you for your continued generosity in supporting the Food Bank. For vulnerable people in transition Family Works is a beacon of light, a safe place for those who are adrift, hungry, and seeking stability.  The focus for January is canned vegetables.
 
2017 Winter Parish Directory 
St. Andrew's Parish Directory will be available on Sunday, Janaury 29! In the meantime, check the rough draft to see if everything for your family is correct - copies are available at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings or call the church office at 206-523-7476 during the week to make changes to your listing.

Womxn's March on Seattle
Start Location: Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, 98144
10:00 Start time - arrive, find a group with which you'd like to march
10:30 rally/speakers begin
11:00 groups begin marching
End Location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle 98109,  Route Length: 3.6 miles
The Womxn's March on Seattle is in solidarity with the national Women's March on Washington D.C. People of all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations are welcome. Read more about the march here.

If you would like to march with others from St. Andrew's, please meet at Judkins Park tennis courts at 10 am. Questions? email Jen Astion at communications@saintandrewsseattle.org.  Public transportation recommended.

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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 
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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, Charles Tait, Ellen Hansen, Young Soon Lim, Georgiana Nielsen, Glenn Sassaman, Cathy Feis, Gerry Soike, Pat Seaman, Karen Blindheim, Katherine McEwen, Christine Vilches, Angie Sangston, and Wayne Thieme.
 
A memorial service for Carol Marshall will take place April 1st at 1 pm at St. Andrew's.

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