Monday, October 9

Grounded and Growing

Just as our highways are carefully constructed, maintained, and adapted for future generations, so we must consider how we adapt our mission center, use current technology, welcome the gifts and talents of newer members, and discover fresh expressions of the Gospel in worship. 
   
      
As we prepare for the renovation and expansion of our building, we seek to remove many barriers with a full elevator, an enlarged narthex and chancel, larger and more accessible rest rooms on both levels, a drop off area at main entrance, increased handicapped parking, improved safety and security for our Sunday School and pre-school, and a new designated hospitality area (and expansion off current narthex) for the congregation and community. 
          
Adaptations along the way might not only open the eyes and ears and hearts of younger generations and newer members to the Gospel and the blessings of Christian community but also may open us up to the kingdom of God in ways we haven’t known before.  Pray for the leadership and faithful servants of St. Andrew's as we face this exciting road ahead together.  For more information go to standrewscampaign.org

Tuesday, October 3

Prayer for Las Vegas


God, our refuge and strength, we pray for all affected by the shootings in Las Vegas and we grieve over violence in our world. Heal the injured, comfort those who mourn and strengthen those providing aid. Through our struggle and confusion, empower us to work for justice and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen


Monday, September 25

Blessing of the Animals

Join us this Sunday October 1st in our outdoor chapel area (across parking lot from main entrance) at 9:30 AM.  Family and friends (especially the furry kind) are encouraged to attend.  (This is part of the commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi in churches around the world)  "Well mannered" pets should be on leashes or in cages.  There is plenty of room in chapel area and also on the lawn above to spread out for a short service of thanksgiving followed by individual blessings of pets.  If you have school age children who want to be part of this brief service, you as parents are responsible to get them to their Sunday School classes.  Following the blessing of animals, you are welcome to hang out with one another or take a walk somewhere else.

This is a great opportunity to meet newer people to our faith community or perhaps meet up with long time St. Andrew's folk with some very special members of the family.  Looking forward to Sunday.

Peace,

Pastor Mueller







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Tuesday, September 19

Important Caregiving Ministry (Please look @ link)

Stephen Ministry: The After People (meeting downstairs in Jerusalem Room this Sunday @ 9:30 AM (as well as October 1)

As part of our long range plan as a faith community, we are seeking to establish a Stephen Ministry here at St. Andrew's in 2017-2018. In the months ahead, you will be hearing much about this intentional one to one confidential caregiving ministry that will care for folks who find themselves at the crossroads of life while strengthening the overall mission of the church. Informational sessions about this important ministry will be held in Jerusalem Room (lower level)

These sessions are not just for people interested in training but also so that members can identify and recommend potential care receivers who find themselves in crisis or at a crossroads in life.  The more people who understand this life giving ministry, the more effective we can be together.

Please look at this link and pass it along to others
http://www.stephenministries.org/stephenministry/default.cfm/1596

Keep this ministry and our leaders in your prayers.


Monday, September 11

Adult Education Begins Sunday

SUNDAY MORNINGS THIS FALL
(9:30a.m. ~ beginning September 17)

Half Truths (meeting in Daniel's Den in
Office Hallway)

This book / video / discussion series looks at popular sayings used in faith communities that can be unhelpful at best and hurtful at worst, along with new ways to reframe our thinking and our words when confronting the challenges of life. Sayings include: "Everything Happens for a Reason", "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves", "God Won't Give You More than You Can Handle", "God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It" and "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin". Come join us for conversation, laughter and wisdom.

Stephen Ministry: The After People (meeting downstairs in Jerusalem Room)

As part of our long range plan as a faith community, we are seeking to establish a Stephen Ministry here at St. Andrew's in 2017-2018. In the months ahead, you will be hearing much about this intentional one to one confidential caregiving ministry that will care for folks who find themselves at the crossroads of life while strengthening the overall mission of the church. Informational sessions about this important ministry will be held in Jerusalem Room (lower level)