Monday, April 13

Spaghetti Dinner

Mark your calendar for our annual spaghetti dinner presented by our youth this Saturday April 18 from 4 to 7 PM downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall.  Tickets will be available  at the door.  Invite family, friends, and neighbors for a wonderful meal together.  (Keep in mind that we have worship at 5 PM if you would like to combine church and a good meal).  Ticket prices are as follows:

3 and under - free
4-12 years - $5
13 - 64 years - $8
Seniors - $7
Proceeds will help our youth on their journey to the National Youth Gathering in Detroit this summer where they will join thousands of other Lutheran youth in community service, worship, learning, and fun.  Hope to see you Saturday!

Monday, April 6

An Easter Prayer

Holy and Living God,
You continue to confound  our expectations and surprise us with your redeeming power in our lives.  Come among us, risen Lord.  Reveal yourself to us that we may know with confidence that nothing in all creation, not even death, can separate us from your love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.
A word of thanks to all of you who offered your hearts and hands and voices to a deeply moving Holy Week and a joy filled celebration of the Resurrection.  It was exciting to see an increase in attendance at special services throughout Lent and Holy Week this year, especially among those who are newer to our faith community. Many hearts were touched and lives were lifted up through the celebrations of this past week. We are truly blessed. Continue to pray for those who were unable to be with us on Sunday, the sick, the struggling, the hospitalized, the homebound, and the dying.  Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, especially those who are persecuted for the faith.  Pray for our faith community, that empowered by the risen Christ, we would continue to grow in faith toward you and love toward others.  This Sunday in worship, we will be reminded of the ways that risen Christ meets us right where we are with his promises and his peace.  I am so grateful and incredibly blessed  to serve among you.  See you in church!
Peace,

Pastor Mueller




Monday, March 30

Come Celebrate With Us!

Easter Sunday – 8:15 and 11:00 AM

With Word and Sacrament, prayer and song, choirs, brass, and bells, we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.  Come and join us as we give thanks for joy out of despair, light out of darkness, and life out of death

    
   


Thursday, March 26

Palm Sunday Celebration

Come join us this Sunday in worship at 8:15 or 11 AM as we celebrate the entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem with a joyful procession,  festive song featuring our choirs and brass, and the singing of "The Palms."  Then come see and hear an account of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ with a dramatic retelling of the Last Supper, betrayal, trial, and crucifixion.

Our Music Director, John Rea, who also designed a new "Walk Through Holy Week" experience for our Sunday School this year (which you are welcome to experience at 9:30 on Sunday), composed original music for this experience. Our time together will also feature percussion and sound effects from Adam Chantry as well as leadership from readers and choirs of St. Andrew's Church.

We hope that you will be able to join us as we begin our Holy Week journey from despair to hope, from darkness to light, and from death to life.  


Tuesday, March 24

Change of Plans

Dear Friends,

Perhaps you are facing a season of change in your life.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has made everything "suitable for it's time."  That is to say that God has designed our lives into seasons, but there is a time limit on each one.  Some seasons are wide open doors for our passions and calling and some seasons are closed doors when God calls us to grow professionally, spiritually, or emotionally.  Some seasons are open doors where the changes are obvious: changes in employment, residence, or family life,   Some seasons are closed  doors where change is very subtle as we are challenged to look beneath the surface as we see changes in relationships, perspectives, attitudes, spiritual practices, and better self care.

If you are in an open door season of your life, may God give you the strength, flexibility, and patience to navigate the challenging changes ahead.  If you feel like you are in a closed door season, may you have wisdom and discernment to know what time can make possible in this season, new ways in which you might pray, offer your talents, encourage others, reconcile relationships,  worship, learn, and serve.  

This Wednesday evening in worship, we will recall a dramatic change of seasons and plans in the life of Jesus and his disciples.  And we will continue to walk through that season of change throughout Holy Week, with changes that will ultimately bring light out of darkness, hope out of despair, and life out of death.  See you in church!

Peace,

Pastor Mueller