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Is There Enough?

Dear Friends, Some common quotes heard around churches these days: "I don't know how we are going to make it." "We really don't have enough." I will admit that there are cities and towns where entire industries have been wiped out by recession, where unemployment is rampant, and where people will not make it without creative partnerships and resources. However, I am realistic enough to know that on a national scale, such situations are still the exception and not the rule. There are people who need our prayers and our support. But we are still richly blessed.

Thanks be to God

Dear Friends, As the clock ticks down to another Thanksgiving celebration, take time to pause and give thanks for the many blessings in your life. As the people of St. Andrew's, we have much to be thankful for as another year in mission is coming to a close:

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther!

Dear Friends, 527 years ago today, in 1483, Martin Luther, the great reformer of the church, was born in Eisleben, Germany. So in honor of Martin Luther, I would like to share with you Luther's morning prayer.

Happy All Saints Day

Dear Friends, All Saints Day is one of those holidays that thankfully hasn't been taken over by the card companies (Thank you, Halloween, for keeping them off our back!). Therefore, we can remember the saints in our lives without having to buy presents or decorate the house. We can remember those saints with a moment of prayer, a time of remembrance, a word of thanksgiving, or an act of charity. No fanfare. No poetry. No flowers. Just a word of thanks.