Racial Justice Group Statement – July 2022

July 2022 On Saturday, June 25 2022, a Black male carpenter found a noose hung in a shared storage trailer on a construction site in Redmond, WA. A tool was taped to the noose with the carpenter’s name written on it. As of issuing this statement, the incident is being...
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Support for the People of Ukraine

June 2022 The crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe continues to worsen every day. As of May 24th, the U.N. Refugee  Agency reports that more than 6.5 million people have already fled war torn Ukraine. Some of these  refugees are starting to arrive in Washington. Help is...
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Holy Week Devotion – April 13, 2022

The following is a reflection on Exodus 12:1-14 At a church leaders meeting I attended several years ago, we were asked to name our favorite place to eat dinner. As we went around the circle, people named fancy restaurants and also some that I’d never heard of, and I began to...
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Lenten Midweek Devotion – April 06, 2022

The following is a reflection on Isaiah 43:16-21 This reading is located within the “Book of Comfort” (Isaiah chapters 40-55). In Isaiah, these chapters offer promise to the Israelites who were now in exile. As a people, they had been destroyed and believed that God had abandoned...
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Lenten Midweek Devotion – March 30, 2022

The following is a reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 With the end of the Lenten season within reach, and the sunrise of Easter on the horizon, we can’t help but be excited by the approaching newness of the coming season. During Lent, we’ve been invited to reflect on our...
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Lenten Midweek Devotion – March 23, 2022

The following is a reflection on Isaiah 55:1-13 This is the end of the “Book of Comfort,” which begins with the words, “Comfort, o comfort my people…” in chapter 40. Within Isaiah, these chapters contain words of promise spoken to a people that had been destroyed and exiled, and...
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Support for the People of Ukraine

March 2022 A number of people have been asking how we, the members of Saint Andrew’s, can provide help for the people suffering the violence in Ukraine and fleeing for their safety.  The U.N. refugee agency reports that as of March 16, 2022 more than 3.1 million people have...
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Lenten Midweek Devotion – March 16, 2022

The following is a reflection on Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 This story begins right after Abram rescued his nephew, Lot, and several other people who had been taken as prisoners of war. In that part of the story, Abram once again swears allegiance to God. Despite this, when the story...
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Lenten Midweek Devotion – March 9, 2022

The following is a reflection on Deuteronomy 26:1-11 At its core, this story is a liturgy – an act of worship. It refers to Jacob who went to Egypt and lived there as a sojourner. But it harkens back to Abraham and Sarah, and then moves forward to narrate the Exodus story. As the...
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