Skip to main content

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:

Thanks be to God for the children and youth of our congregation. They are not the future of our church but a very important part of our present with incredible gifts to share. In many ways, they remind all of us of the joy of living as beloved and forgiven children of God. Also, thank you to John, Jennifer, Janice, committed Sunday School teachers and youth leaders, and all those who continue to create ministries to release the energy and gifts of our young people.

Thanks be to God for our older members, whose faithfulness in worship and prayer and service inspires us and challenges us in our daily walk of discipleship.

Thanks be to God for new members among us who lift our spirits with fresh perspective and energy.

Thanks be to God for those whose hard work, dedication, love of the Lord, and love of the church, created such a beautiful worship space, which reminds us of the Triune God who names us and claims us as God's own, which reminds us of our mission as the people of God, and which sustains and strengthens our worship together. Also, thanks be to God for those faithful servants who continue to repair and maintain our mission center.

Thanks be to God for our incredible staff: Eileen, Janice, John Mary Jo, Joe, and Chuck, who help us all to be more effective as servants in this community.

Thanks be to God for people with generous open hands and hearts. Many blessings are being extended to those in need during the winter months ahead through your donations of food, blankets, quilts, children's clothing, and toys.

Thanks be to God for those who have given generously of their time and talents and wealth to further the ministry of St. Andrew's.

Above all, thanks be to God for the love that God has shown and continues to show to us. In the words of St. Paul, "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." God continues to forgive us and welcome us into his kingdom every day.

Personally, our family is very thankful for the opportunity to live in this community and I give thanks to God each day for the wonderful opportunity and tremendous privilege of serving as your pastor. We will have many challenges as a congregation in the months ahead. However, the challenges ahead of us are never as great as the power behind us.

Loving God, open our hearts to accept your overflowing love, to live lives of thanksgiving, and to share your profound love with others. Amen.

We hope that many of you will be able to join us for Thanksgiving Eve Worship this Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM as we give thank to God for his abundant blessings.

If you are traveling in the days ahead, we pray that your journeys will be safe and your homecomings joyful. And on behalf of the staff and council of St. Andrew's Church, we wish all of you a truly blessed Thanksgiving.

Peace,
Pastor Mueller

Comments

shdtujuh said…
Namun jika anda lebih menyukai obat yang langsung pakai, anda bisa memakai salep ambeclear. Salep tersebut berfungsi untuk menyembuhkan ambeien pada pria dan juga wanita. Pengobatan memakai salep tersebut tentunya sangat mudah dan tidak merepotkan. Anda juga akan sembuh dari penyakit ambeien tersebut secara cepat. Tidak hanya obat herbal, obat medis pun banyak yang ampuh mengobati penyakit ambeien pada pria. Tapi hal itu tergantung pada selera anda. Lebih menyukai atau lebih percaya pada jenis pengobatan yang mana. Obat herbal dan obat medis sama-sama bagus namun memiliki kekurangan dan kelebihannya masing-masing. Bahan alami juga bagus digunakan untuk mengobati penyakit ambeien tersebut. Mengobati Wasir/Ambeien Menahun apa itu ambeien atau wasir..? penjelasan selengkapnya tentang penyakit ambeien atau wasir silahkan Klik untun info selengkapnya

Obat tersebut adalah khasiat daun binahong dan buah semangka. Daun binahong ini mempunyai kandungan asam arkobat yang dapat meningkatkan daya tubuh serta kekebalan seseorang. Daun binahong ini tidak hanya bisa berkhasiat menyembuhkan penyakit sifilis saja. Akan tetapi juga penyakit kencing batu, diabetes mellitus, bahkan sebagai perawatan wajah pun juga bisa . Selain itu di dalam kandungan daun kumis kucing terdapat zat yang berfungsi untuk menyembuhkan luka sehingga sangat pas untuk penyembuhan sifilis ini. Artikel Obat Sipilis di Apotik cara mengobati penyakit sipilis yang aman tanpa efek samping silahkan Info selengkapnya

Untuk pengobatanya, kami sarankan supaya anda menggunakan obat herbal saja, karena obat herbal yang terbuat dari bahan alami ini tentunya resiko efek sampingnya lebih kecil. Selain itu dengan obat herbal ini anda juga tidak perlu menjalani tahap operasi yang berbiaya mahal. Tapi apapun metode pengobatan yang anda pilih, semua itu adalah tergantung dari pilihan anda,dan satu hal lagi yang tidak boleh dilupakan adalah mengenai tindakan pencegahan supaya penyakit ini tidak terjadi, dan hal itu dilakukan dengan menghindari penyebabnya yang sudah disebutkan di atas. Sadarilah bahwa mencegah lebih baik daripada mengobati, jika suatu penyakit dapat dicegah maka kenapa kita harus membiarkanya terjadi yang pada akhirnya membuat kita semakin tidak nyaman dan mengorbankan segala hal untuk menyembuhkanya. obat untuk pengobatan ambeien definisi gejala dan stadium dari penyakit ambeien silahkan Info selengkapnya

Ketika orang pertama kali menderita penyakit kutil kelamin, terkadang mereka keliru dan percaya bahwa kutil akan berada di sekitar daerah vagina atau penis. Namun, hal ini tidak selalu terjadi, seperti kutil kelamin juga dapat berkembang di sekitar alat kelamin serta daerah lain, seperti mulut dan tenggorokan. Tapi kebanyakan penyakit ini memang terjadi dikarenakan hubungan seksual yang salah dilakukan oleh penderitanya, karena itu juga kebanyakan penyakit ini terjadi pada organ kelamin. http://www.pengobatanampuh.com/2015/09/obat-untuk-mengobati-tumbuh-kutil-di.html Info definisi dari penyakit kutil kelamin serta gejala yang di rasa oleh penderita kutil kelamin kunjungi sekarang

Popular posts from this blog

Lord's Prayer

Dear Friends,

This Sunday in worship our Gospel lesson is Luke 11:1-13.  In my message, I will be focusing chiefly on this rather strange parable of Jesus.  However, this is also the text where on e of Jesus' disciples says, "Lord, teach us to pray" and Jesus introduces what would become known as the Lord's Prayer.  While this will not be a primary focus on Sunday, I thought I would share with you below a reflection by Christian writer Brian McClaren bringing fresh meaning to a prayer that has become so familiar that, unfortunately, it can become rote and uttered with little meaning or reflection.  I hope that you will find this helpful for your own time in prayer.  And who knows?  It may even show up sometime in a worship service.
A Spoken Version of the Lord’s Prayer
This rendering of the Lord’s prayer uses unfamiliar words and phrasing to help us actually hear its message rather than lapsing into an auto-pilot recitation. You can use it in public worship by having …

Christmas Cantata this weekend

A word of thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes on this year's Advent Family Night.  What a wonderful evening for God's children of all ages.  A special thank you to our Director of Christian Education, Mrs. Janice Stickley, and members of our Christian Education for coordinating this event.
We hope to see many of you here, along with family and friends, at 5 PM this Saturday night for our Christmas Cantata. 

Join us for a joy filled hour together featuring special music from the choirs of St. Andrew's and Augustus Lutheran Church in Trappe, the Christmas story retold, and beloved Christmas carols sung together.  This is a great way to get into the spirit of the season and an opportunity for those of you who will be traveling or have other commitments on Christmas Eve this year to celebrate with your faith community.  Bring family members, friends, neighbors, or co-workers for this special night together.
Also, mark your calendars for our Christmas pageant on Sunda…

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 kno…