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Two Outdoor Events

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for worship this past Sunday as we gave thanks to God for shining his light in our darkness and opening our eyes to his grace. We were especially excited to welcome new members among us. Indeed in terms of growth over the past year, we have been truly blessed and we hope that those who have come through our doors, perhaps for the first time in recent months, feel quite blessed as well.

We are hoping for good weather for two upcoming events outside on the church property:

1. Spring Clean Up Day is scheduled for this Saturday starting at 9AM and finishing by noon time (the more volunteers we have, the earlier we can finish). If you have work gloves, lawn rakes, and garden rakes, bring them along. We will provide bags, cleaning supplies, snacks, and drinks. This is a great opportunity for us to spend some time outside together and to get to know some members of the community we've never met before. Many hands make light work (and is a far better option than leaving a few people to handle it all) Please come join us as we maintain our grounds and building and put our best face forward to the community. Thanks in advance.

2. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is the following Saturday April 16th at 10AM. This is a great outreach to families in the community. Be sure to invite family and friends to join you and your children or grandchildren. And while we hope to be outside, there is a B plan indoors should the weather not cooperate. A special word of thanks to those of you who have contributed so generously to make sure that we have more than enough candy for this event.

Holy Week is coming. Please mark special services that are coming up on your calendar. They are already in the church newsletter and will appear in an upcoming e-mail as well.

It is truly a blessing to serve among you in this holy season. Continue to pray for St. Andrew's mission in this community to lift up Jesus in worship, education, and service. Also, pray for the mission of Christ's church in this troubled world. See you in church!

Peace,
Pastor Mueller

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