During this heightened time of awareness and prevention regarding coronavirus, this page will have current information about schedule changes and steps that we are taking to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Most Recent Updates

Faith Practices for Home ~ Resources

 

Worship through April 26 will be LIVESTREAMED ONLY. (no in-person worship).
This includes Holy Week and Easter worship.
The only people allowed in will be people needed to assist with worship and the livestream.
We will send out an email prior to Sundays with some “pre-worship homework” for you, so that you are ready for Sunday morning.

Livestream information and links

 

Lenten Midweek soup suppers and worship services are CANCELED for the remainder of the season (April 1).

Update as of March 24:  The office is CLOSED until the state “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order is lifted. Staff members are working from home and monitoring email and voicemail. Physical mail continues to be delivered to the church. Please reach out if you need to contact us.

The church calendar has up-to-date information on activities/events/meetings.

We are monitoring news and recommendations from local and regional health departments.

We are taking the following precautions:

  • We are wiping down “common touch” areas daily.
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing is encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • Furnaces are running full-time to help filter the air in the building.

 

Please call or email the church, 425-746-2529 or info@salc.church, and let us know how you’re doing, especially if you are in need of something such as a meal or even a roll of toilet paper. We will figure out the best way to get it to you.

EVERYONE is encouraged to follow health agency recommendations, especially if you are in a high risk group.

Also, we encourage you to be cautious of suspicious emails and/or phone calls.  Spammers are at work!

The apostle Paul reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. We are connected to each other through God’s love wherever we happen to be.

We will continue to update the congregation as new information is available.
Please contact the church office if you have any questions.

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Updates….

As of April 3, 2020

Join us on Sunday, April 5, for our livestreamed worship at 9:30 am.

Read today's eNews for more information
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As of April 1, 2020

The flowered Easter Cross is a reminder of new life given to us in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, the flowered cross will be in the Memorial Garden. Households are invited to come and see the cross, take photos, etc. on Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
To maintain physical distancing, we are asking that you sign up for a specific time to visit.

Learn more and Sign up
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As of March 24, 2020

With Governor Inslee’s order to “stay at home” for the next two weeks we have closed the church office effective immediately, and staff members will be working from home during this time.

As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, please continue to pray for each other and for all who are affected by COVID-19.

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As of March 20, 2020

Join us on Sunday, March 22, for our livestreamed worship at 9:30 am.

Read today's eNews for more information
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As of March 16, 2020

Did you take a photo of yourself or your home worship space as you prepared to watch the livestream on March 15? We’d love you have you share your photos! Send them to Communications Specialist Susan Hegedus, susan@salc.church. Thanks!

Pastor Lara has compiled a list of some ways you can care for your spirit and nurture your faith at home.

Read More....
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As of March 13, 2020

Read the eNews sent to the congregation

As you prepare to view the livestream and worship on Sunday, we offer the following suggestions.

  • Sunday’s complete bulletin, including the reading (John 4:5-42) and hymns (ELW #843 and 777), was linked in the eNews.
  • Find a comfortable place in your home for worship. It’s even okay to be in your pajamas!.
  • Get some crackers or bread and something to drink so that we can share Communion.
  • Light a candle if you have one.
  • For what or for whom do you pray today? Send prayer requests to Pastor Lara before Sunday morning: pastor@salc.church
    You can also submit requests during the livestream, but there may be up to a 30-second delay.
Go to Livestream link and information
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As of March 12, 2020

Read the eNews sent to the congregation

Worship for Sundays, March 15, March 22, and March 29 will be at 9:30 am and will be  LIVESTREAMED ONLY.
On those days there will be no other Saint Andrew’s activities, including Discipleship Hour classes.
The doors to the building will be locked, and the only people allowed in will be people needed to assist with worship and the livestream.
We will send out an email prior to Sundays with some “pre-worship homework” for you, so that you are ready for Sunday morning.

Lenten Midweek soup suppers and worship services are CANCELED for the remainder of the season (March 18, March 25, and April 1). You are invited to participate in the livestream of Holden Evening Prayer, hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seattle. Information is available on Immanuel’s Facebook page and website (www.immanuelseattle.org).

All Saint Andrew’s committees and groups are asked to either postpone their meetings, or meet via conference call or Microsoft Teams. The church office will provide instructions and tutorials as needed to help set up those formats.

We will continue to host Congregations for the Homeless (CfH) for this month. Our coordinators are in contact with CfH staff to ensure that policies are being honored and that CfH has the supplies and resources they need from us.

Pastor Lara is available 24/7 for emergencies and phone calls (this is unchanged). However, visits will only be made in emergency circumstances. The staff is working to implement a phone tree/buddy system to ensure that everyone is cared for.

At this time, we are planning to have regular office hours at the church. However, we strongly encourage you to follow the protocols set by the King County Department of Health and stay home if that is the recommendation for your age group. If we do close the office, we will notify you as quickly as possible.

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As of March 11, 2020

Remember that Soup Supper and Mid-week Worship for March 11 is CANCELED.

Due to the rapid pace of news updates, we an abbreviated version of Trendings was sent today.
A more comprehensive “Thursday edition” of Trendings will be sent out tomorrow, March 12.

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As of March 10, 2020

Read the eNews sent to the congregation

For Sunday, March 15

  • We will meet for worship as scheduled, at 8:30 am and 11:00 am.
  • We will also LIVESTREAM both worship services, so you can watch remotely. For information and links to online worship, visit our  Media webpage
  • Discipleship Hour classes will be held as usual at 9:45 am.
    Pastor Weber’s Adult Forum presentation will be recorded; video and audio will be posted on the Saint Andrew’s website

Remember that Soup Supper and Mid-week Worship for March 11 and March 18 are CANCELED.  

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As of March 9, 2020

Soup Supper and Mid-week Worship for March 11 and March 18 are CANCELED out of precaution and in consideration of coronavirus.

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As of March 8, 2020

The church is OPEN for Sunday worship: 8:30 am and 11:00 am, with Discipleship Hour classes at 9:45 am.

The office is open normal hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4;00 pm.

We are monitoring news and recommendations from local and regional health departments.

We are taking precautions, such as the following:

  • We are wiping down “common touch” areas daily.
  • As part of its normal practices, the Altar Guild washes hands prior to preparing the Communion supplies and ensures that common use items are cleaned for use on a weekly basis.
  • In consideration of the coronavirus, in addition to its normal practices, the Altar Guild is also:
    •  suspending the use of the chalice for serving Communion.
    • santitizing trays and bowls before, between, and after worship services.
    • wiping down the altar, railing, and baptismal font before, between, and after worship services.
    • sterilizing the rocks in the baptismal font weekly after worship services.
  • We are wiping down “common touch” areas, such as the armrests and tops of pews before and between services.
  • Communion servers and ushers will wash hands and use hand sanitizer before, during, and after worship.
  • At the Peace, an elbow bump or verbal “Peace be with You” is encouraged instead of shaking hands.
  • Ushers will hold the offering plates and walk them around, rather than pass them through the pews.
  • Worship bulletins will not be re-used; please take your bulletin home with you after worship (it can be used as a devotional tool, a reference for the following week’s readings, and prayer resource.)
  • Children’s church bags, filled with crayons, snacks, coloring sheets, stickers, etc., can be taken home following worship.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building for your use.
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing is encouraged.

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Faith Practices for Home ~ Resources…

These are a few ideas to check out:

Suggestions from Pastor Lara Christ in Our Home Email Subscription Faith at Home Resources A Family Devotional for Life During Covid-19 Illustrated Ministry Resources The Good Night Meditation Podcast Podcast from Pastor Dave Ellingson
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