Monday, October 1

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday October 7th  –9:30 AM &12:30 PM -  Individual Prayers / Blessing of Animals in outdoor chapel area across parking lot from church upper entrance (weather permitting) - part of our remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi.


  Bring your safe and well mannered (relatively speaking!) pets and join us anytime between 9:30 and 10:30 or 12:30 and 1:30.   There is plenty of space to spread out if there is a little bit of a wait. This time together may include individual conversation, prayer, and blessing as well as photo ops.  Our dog friends will also receive, according to wishes of their owners, treats and lots of love and attention from Pastor and our youth. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people in the community and some very special members of their family. – small animals should be in containers / cages and dogs should be leashed.   See you Sunday!

Tuesday, September 25

New Director of Christian Education

Dear Friends,

Our Church Council is pleased to announce that Nicole Kruvczuk will be joining the staff of St. Andrew's as our new Director of Christian Education.  Nicole comes to us with a education background, teaching fourth grade at Redeemer Lutheran Elementary School in Philadelphia and through multiple volunteer positions during her time at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in King of Prussia  Since joining St. Andrew's, she has been involved with multiple musical groups and Christian Education programs. She has taught Sunday School for three years, has assisted with Vacation Bible School, and has also served on the Christian Education Committee.  Nicole's start date is October 1st.  Please join us in congratulating Nicole on her new role and supporting her as she begins her work to lead our Christian Education program.    
We are blessed to be back with our regular Saturday / Sunday Worship Schedule.  October will soon be upon us and with that month comes the start of our Confirmation program, youth events, Men's Breakfast, and our Annual Blessing of the Animals.   We continue to invite new participants to join us in Adult Education on Sunday mornings, our Shannondell Bible Studies, and  our Lunch Bunch Bible Study on Thursdays.  There are also several opportunities through  our Social Ministry and Outreach teams to make a real difference in the communities we serve.

Please pray for Nicole, our entire staff, and our many volunteers that through our hearts and hands and voices many would come to know and grow in Christ's amazing grace.  See you in church!

Peace,

Pastor Mueller

Monday, September 10

Coming Up In Adult Education

THIS FALL ON SUNDAY MORNINGS (AT 9:30 AM – (beginning this Sunday)

I'd Like You If You Were More Like Me (meeting in Daniel's Den in office
hallway) 
This book study addresses, from a perspective of faith, the challenge of finding relationships where we can share and trust  and find joy without having to hide our flaws and failures.






Honoring our Neighbor's Faith (meeting downstairs in Jerusalem Room)

An overview of beliefs, practices, and piety of our brothers and sisters in Christ from other denominations as well as an introduction t groups on the fringes of Christian faith but play a role in our nation and culture







Looking ahead to November -
All the Places to Go – (meeting in Daniel's Den in office hallway)
A closer look at the countless doors God places before us each day, how to
recognize them, and how to take risks to step out in faith and embrace the
opportunities that await us.

Forgotten God – The Holy Spirit (meeting downstairs in Jerusalem Room)
The Holy Spirit is the least understood and often most forgotten member of the
Trinity and yet is the part that is closest to us and impacts us most directly. Join
us as we continue this fascination study and exploration of our faith.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING & SHARING

Men's Breakfast – Beginning on October 6 meets on the first Saturday of the month at
7:30 AM at Keystone Grill (on Ridge Pike near Toscos) for a hot breakfast, alongside
group conversation and laughter, as well as discussion connected to our faith and daily
life.

Women's Breakfast – same time and location on the third Saturday of each month

Lunch Bunch – meets on Thursdays at noontime beginning on September 13 downstairs
in St. Andrew's Hall. Most weeks we dig a little deeper into the assigned texts that will
be proclaimed on Sunday at worship. We provide printed copies of the readings, coffee,
and occasional snacks. You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch and, should you desire,
a bible of your choice.




Monday, September 3

Sunday Worship @ 9:30 for one more week

September 8th & 9th
Kick-Off Weekend
Fall Worship Schedule Begins

Weekly Saturday Worship at 5:00 pm.


We return to our weekly service of Holy
Communion for the upcoming program year.
This service is more intimate and a little less
formal with more spoken liturgy and monthly
appearances by our acoustic group, Soulful
Strings. We always look forward to Saturdays
when they lead us in worship. Holy Communion
is always offered on Saturday nights. As we
begin a new program year together, begin to
think about family members, friends, co-workers,
and neighbors who could benefit from Saturday
worship, especially those who have work or
sports on Sunday and need a Sabbath with the
Word. Also, think about those who may have
medical issues that make mornings difficult or
those who are returning to the church and
looking for something different. Growth
opportunities abound.

9:30a.m. ~ Kick-Off Sunday
"God's Love Is Constant"
A simple but celebrative worship gathering,
including songs with our Sunday School
children and times of blessing for our children
and teachers as we start a new year of mission
together. Please make every effort to be with us
this day as we will set the tone for much that
awaits us in an exciting year ahead. Following
worship the young and the young at heart are
invited to join us for soft pretzels and water ice!
Come join us as we reconnect at the end of
summer and rejoice in God's abundant gifts in
our lives.

8:15 & 11 AM Worship resumes September 16th

Monday, July 23

Midweek Worship this Wednesday July 25

Dear Friends,

Come join us Wednesday evening at 7 PM for outdoor worship in our chapel across the parking lot from upper entrance.  Feel free to use our benches or bring a favorite lawn chair. We are hoping that the weather is drier than today (We have been very fortunate in the past) and it doesn't get too hot.  However, when the weather doesn't cooperate (which has been rare) we simply move to our  air conditioned worship space.

This  simple Service of Holy Communion will have it's own acoustic music, a spoken liturgy, and different readings and message from Sunday mornings. This summer we are focusing on the book of Proverbs, which gets little or no attention in our assigned Sunday readings.    We hope you can join us Wednesday night.  

(And yes, for those of you who have been away for awhile we are still here on Sundays @ 9:30 too!)

Hope and pray you find some time for rest and renewal in these weeks of summer.  See you in church!


Peace,

Pastor Mueller