Soprano Rebecca Dudley to offer a sumptuous feast of song

On Sunday, November 12, at 3:00 PM, our community has the exciting opportunity to hear the artistry of Rebecca Dudley and pianist Debra Leach, as they perform a wonderful program of Celtic, Italian, and English songs.

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds from the concert will go to community ministries of St. Andrew’s. Please join us and bring a friend.

St. Andrew’s supports the world ministry “Days for Girls”

The Days for Girls group meeting at St. Andrew’s is progressing very well on our goal of sending several hundred “kits” to India in November. The sewing is going well but we discover that we are short of some of the items that must be purchased. If you would be interesting in contributing financially toward this effort there are two ways you can do that. You can go online to and find the gift list made by the Tacoma Days for Girls Chapter here.

There are several items there that can be ordered and delivered to the chapter leader to be included. We can also use hotel size bars of soap and gallon size heavy duty Ziploc bags. We thank you very much for your generosity toward this project.

To learn more about Days for Girls, go to their web site here.

Adapted from Virginia Gaub’s
article in the October  Tartan

Update on the opioid crisis

Deaths from opioid drug use have increased nationally as well as across Washington State. Medicines, especially prescription medications in one’s home medicine cabinet, are easily accessed by others and can be misused by someone wanting to get high. Moreover, many young children have been poisoned by taking medications they find in the bathroom medicine cabinet, whether it be at their home or while visiting someone else’s home. Once done taking a medication, many people think it’s okay to flush the medicine down the toilet or throw it in the trash. While our treatment plants are great at treating sewage, they are unable to filter out medicine. So, when you flush medicine down the toilet, you expose fish in our nearby waters to these chemicals. On October 28 2017 from 10am-2pm there will be a prescription drug take back day. You can bring prescription drugs that you no longer use to be disposed of safely. In Pierce County, there are currently 21 places that you can drop off unwanted medicine in secure drop- boxes. These places include law enforcement agencies and pharmacies. For a complete listing visit the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department web site.

Adapted from the October
Tartan article by Cyndi Wolfer,
RN, MSN,  Parish  NurseCyndi Wolfer Parish Nurse

Worship and learn with us on Celtic Faire Sunday!

On Sunday morning, October 22, at 8:00 and 10:00 AM, we celebrate the Calling of the Clans, with Celtic-themed music and pipers. Come worship with us!

On Sunday afternoon at 3:30, Christine Sine will deliver a wonderful presentation on Celtic spirituality.





And the weekend culminates with the Celtic Faire Banquet, Presentation of the Haggis, and festive auction.

Celtic Faire Sunday Slider 2017

Celtic Faire Parking

Celtic Faire Slider 2017

Musical program to feature two great pipers and four bands!

Our pipers are back, to much acclaim.  Margaret Nelson will open our program at 11:00 on the big stage upstairs, and Stewart Neveling will pipe our Faire to a melodic and memorable conclusion.

In between, on the big stage, you can hear the sweet tunes of Meara, featuring beautiful ballads and amazing harmonies, accompanied on piano and guitar, along with the beauty and energy of the Scottish Country Dancers of Tacoma.

Downstairs, on the Celtic Village stage, Just Plain Folk will open the program, followed by Irish poetry, recited by Pam Rhodes. Then, at noon, our old friends from Blue Cloud Celtic will take the stage, followed by the sentimental favorites from last year, Two Old Men.


The program runs from 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Stop by for all or part of it!

Calling all kids to Celtic Faire

Besides the great eats, the goodies, the musicians and dancers, we have a special program for kids, including crafting, armor-making, and a kids’ version of the Highland Games. Come down to the Celtic Village and look for the kids’ activity room on the north side of the vendors’ area.

Christine Sine returns to offer workshop on Celtic prayers

Please join us on Sunday, October 22, at 3:30 PM in the Ada Webb Room for a fascinating look at the art and the spirit of Celtic prayer. Christine Sine returns with another wonderfully stimulating and interactive workshop, entitled “Celtic Prayers and How to Write Your Own.”  She will be assisted by her husband and collaborator, Tom. Don’t miss this opportunity!

You can find out more about Christine’s work and ministry at the “Godspace” web site here.