As our family prepares for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations with family and friends, we have much to be thankful for in 2010 and much to look forward to in 2011. You, the people of St. Andrew's have much to do with this. We are truly blessed! And 2010 concluded in wonderful fashion for our faith community. Between Christmas Eve worship and this past Sunday's service of Lessons and Carols, we had well over 700 people in worship, including some new faces and returning ones who we hope to see more of in 2011. A big thanks to all of you who have volunteered so much of your time in this Advent and Christmas season. Also, a huge word of thanks is extended for your financial support. Your incredible generosity has brought more blessings to people in this community than you will ever know.
This Sunday we will return to our regular worship schedule with worship at 8:15 and 11AM and Christian Education at 9:30 AM. We will also have a coffee hour following 11AM to share some goodies and conversation with some of our college students who are home from school on break. Please keep all of our students in your prayers in the months ahead as they face the challenges of a new semester.
I make a sad face as I inform you that Christmas decorations will come down on Monday evening at 6:30. Time marches on. While it is not as fun as putting the decorations up, the company is just as good. If you can give us some of your time it would be greatly appreciated.
Next Saturday, January 8, our weekly 5PM worship service resumes with music led by our acoustic group Soulful Strings.
The month of December was quite a ride for us. Now it's time to follow Jesus through the joys and challenges of 2011. A blessed New Year to all. See you in church!