March-April Newsletter

St Andrew’s Newsletter


Victorian Tea

The St. Andrews Guild’s Victorian Tea will be held Saturday, April 20th from 2–4 pm. Sign up sheets for those who wish to help with the event will be available closer to time.

Presentation from Olive Grove

Sunday, April 28th, Teresa Snow, from Olive Crest will be here after service to share. Olive Crest is a faith-based Child Placement Organization here in Western Washington. It is Olive Crest’s hope to end child abuse by strengthening the family. Being faith based, Olive Crest is able to shine the light of God’s love on the otherwise dark world of Foster Care.

Eucharistic Visitor and Eucharistic Minister Training

Sue Tait will be coming from the Diocese for Eucharistic Visitor and Eucharistic Minister Training

April 13th, starting at 9 am. Each training session will take around 2 hours. A sign up sheet will be available on the bulletin board by the kitchen, or you can call the office.

Youth Group

St Andrew’s Youth Group is planning their next meeting for Sunday April 14th, from 12-2 pm

State of the Building

The Red Door Project (see below) was approved by the Vestry, and Luis from Innovation Painting NW has started on the front sanctuary doors. There’s still time to contribute to that project or sign up to fund a door. March 16 saw some of the Building and Grounds group as well as Nancy Olsen and Gerhard Schmidtke working in the gardens. Eric Kohl has been working on getting the lawn back in shape after a dark and rainy winter. The light was out on the steeple cross so Star Electric came and changed out the bulbs and repaired one of the fixtures. Upcoming projects we’re looking at include rebuilding the railings on the front and office porches, placing the 2 stained glass windows currently stored in the attic, (watch for templates in Giles Hall), designing and building an ADA accessible restroom, and pressure washing and painting the outside stairwell.

Thank you to St. Andrews people who have pledged to help with maintenance projects, and thank you to the people who support the upkeep of our building and grounds. This makes our work much easier! Building and Grounds Committee members are Chris Hyde, Colin McAfee, Eric Kohl, Alice Bertram, Merry Jo Zimmer, Ronnie Enstrom, Nancy Olsen, Gerhard Schmidtke, and Suzanne Hierholzer.

The Red Door Project

The vestry has approved a contract to paint all the outside red doors and to repaint the inside of the G Street doors. So far we have had 5 out of 11 of the doors pledged. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall to pledge to pay for one of the remaining doors. Here is the list so far:

2 Sanctuary doors             $1,500         Betty Paulsen

1 Office door                    $500            Mert Turner

2 G Street doors               $1,000         Suzanne Hierholzer

2 G St. inside doors           $300            Joann & Bob Andrews and others

1 Kitchen door                  $350            Karla Powell

1 old ramp door                $350            Alan & Sue Marrs

1 breezeway door             $350            Annette & Donn Pinckney

1 upstairs door                 $350            Alice & Gunter Bertram

If you prefer not to pledge an entire door, you are welcome to donate to the project. For information and questions please contact Betty Paulsen or

Merry Jo Zimmer.

Thank you to:

  • Doug Z and Ron E, for welcoming our guests by finding them seating and lending them bulletins for the service.
  • Our search committee, for their continued search for a new rector
  • The office elves for all of their help keeping the mail going out smoothly and cleaning up the rector’s office
  • Everyone who donated flowers to make the church beautiful for Easter


Search Committee  Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of Ann, Kris, Shari, Bette, and Suzanne, who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The following is a list of people for whom our prayers are asked. For the sick, lonely, and suffering; for those who mourn, and for those who rejoice, and others: Bill E, Sally K, JoAnne A, Bob A, Mason A, the members of the AA and NA groups, Mert T, Marsha, Sara, Joseph, Melissa E, Gary E, Joan M, Irv C, Dom Philip Bernard, Shawn M, Louise B, Sydney D, Ed L, Harry R, Grace R, Ginger H, Robert P, Lorene H, Phil M, Donna C, Chris C, Dennis D, Mike A, Bruce R, Paul T, Marsha S, Jill B, Bob A, Elaine P, Don & Judy M, Tina, Ryland, Michael B, Natalie H, Danny S, Fr. Don & Carolyn M.

Those in current military service: Andrew Roth, Breanne Gunther, Ian Gunther, Nicole Hyde, Jordan Bush, Josh Sindorf, Madison Sylvester, Amber Woody, and Brandon Roeseler.

Prayers for Israel, Gaza, and the Middle East Loving and liberating Creator, send your healing Spirit upon all involved in the current conflict and violence in the Middle East. Comfort those who mourn or who have been harmed by brutality. Stand with those who are fearful. Protect and provide for the powerless and the vulnerable. Inspire a spirit of forbearance and understanding within all and uphold those who even now work for a just and durable peace. In the name of Christ. Amen.


March: Ray & Sue W, William & Marsha S

April: Ken & Keelee F, Pablo & Jody M, Tim & Jackie M


March: John K, Phil M, Ray W, Angela S, Kati B, Kristin B, Eva S, Bruce W

April: Jennifer C, Keelee F, Ann, Madison, Dorothy A, Suzanne C, Doug Z, Dan Schlesser, Rob Ashler, Maria B, Kristin V, Laurel S

Church Events and Meetings


  • March 29th—Good Friday Liturgy at 5:30 pm
  • March 30th—Easter Vigil at 7:00 pm
  • March 31st—Easter Sunday Eucharist at 10 am


  • April 11th— Building and Grounds meeting at 9 am
  • April 13th—Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training at 9 am
  • April 17th—Vestry Meeting at 7:30 pm
  • April 20th—Victorian Tea from 2–4 pm
  • April 25th—Building and Grounds meeting at 9 am
  • April 28th—Talk from Teresa of Olive Crest (a faith-based child placement organization) after service.

 Church Calendar of Services

Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training                  April 13th 9 am

Victorian Tea                                                                                           April 20th 2-4 pm

Rogation Sunday                                                                                    May 5th

Return to 9 am service                                                                         June 2nd

Honor Graduates                                                                                  June 2nd

School Supply Drive Kick-off                                                             July 7th

Scholarship Car Wash                                                                        August 11th

Summer Fest                                                                                       TBD

School Supply Ingathering                                                               August 25th

Old Home Sunday/Parish Picnic                                                  September 8th

Stewardship Kick-off                                                                       September 29th

Blessings of the Animals                                                                October 6th

Holiday Bazaar                                                                                 November 2nd

Stewardship Pledge Ingathering                                                   November 3rd

Undie Sunday                                                                                    November 17th

Greening of the Church                                                                   December 22nd

Twelfth Night Dinner                                                                     January 6th, 2025