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Week of August 12

08.16.18 | Weekly updates | by Fr. Andrew Van Kirk

Week of August 12

    Week of August 12, 2018


    Dear Friends, 

    Have you heard what happened with the 100 sandwiches we made last week as part of our Lunch Brigade sandwich making competition? The plan was to take the sandwiches down to #lunchbag, a ministry that delivers food directly to the homeless living on the streets in Dallas. But they had a last minute change of plans and had to cancel on us. 

    So Dana took the sandwiches to The Gathering, which is an Episcopal mission supporting a worshiping congregation of the homeless in downtown Dallas. The people who had been scheduled to provide lunch that day at The Gathering ended up way short on the number of lunches needed; they didn't have nearly enough to feed everyone. And so when Dana showed up with 100 bagged lunches, it was literally a God-send. Everyone at The Gathering got fed because we had a crazy sandwich making competition at church and Dana drove them all to Dallas. 

    We didn't even know we were being used to work a little feeding miracle. How great is that!

    This Sunday is going to be great too. It's our annual Blessing of the Backpacks, and we'll be spotlighting our BlessMobile and furniture ministries. Plan to stay late (after the 9:15 am) or come early (before the 11:00 am) to grab some food from the BlessMobile. And kids, bring your backpacks — we'll bless them, and the students, and our teachers, and our school administrators, during the service. See you then!

    More details on Sunday and other events coming soon:

    Blessing of the Backpacks - August 19
    At all services. Bring your backpack up to the altar before worship starts. We'll bless them at the Offertory, and you can collect them afterwards. We'll also be saying special prayers of blessing for teachers, school aids, administrators, and nurses, and for students of all ages.

    Spotlight: BlessMobile and Furniture Ministry - August 19
    Our final spotlight Sunday is this week — learn more about the BlessMobile, get a tour of the food truck trailer if you've never seen it before, and enjoy some yummy BlessMobile breakfast treats served between services (10:30-11:00 am). We'll also have our furniture ministry trailer out, and you can learn how your old furniture blesses and transforms lives in our community.

    Dinner and Silent Auction to Support Belize Mission Work - August 24
    Bring everyone out to this wonderful annual event and help us raise money to support our church mission partners in Belize. Dinner will include spaghetti w/ meatballs, salad, bread and desserts. Suggested donations are $12/adult and $8/child or $40/family! To help us plan, please let Brandi ( ) know you're coming, and how big your party is. 

    Youth Back to School Party - August 25
    Before regular SAY! programming returns for the fall, come party with your friends at the Apex Center on Saturday, August 25 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm. SAY! has rented a cabana, and we'll be sliding, swimming, lazy rivering and hanging out. All youth grades 6-12 are invited. Bring a towel and sunscreen, and $7 for Apex Center entry if you're not a member.

    Ministry Sunday - August 24
    This year our Ministry Sunday is focused on ways that you and your family can contribute and serve on Sundays at St. Andrew's. 

    BlessMobile 4th Sunday - August 24
    Join us as we serve tacos at the Brookwood Fourplexes! Help provide a dish or come serve! Sign up to help out online

    Don't forget about our Facebook page, our Hands & Feet Facebook page, and our website, where you can always listen to past sermons, including last week's - "The Pintrest Board of God".

    Blessings friends; may you have a great rest of the week, and see you Sunday!

    In Christ, Andrew+



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