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Opening Eyes of Faith

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1 "To hear is to receive an invisible vibration and give it a frame of reference. To have faith is to receive an invisible vibration and give it a frame of reverence." - Rich Melheim Dear Friends, While personal devotional reading can be helpful for spiritual growth, God's Word was given to a community and often works most powerfully in community. When we come together around the Word, we can receive insights we never saw before, discover the meaning of a text in an entirely new way, grasp what a scripture verse might be saying to us personally, and learn new bible passages and stories we have never known or have long since forgotten. At St. Andrew's, there are opportunities to engage the Word in Worship and Adult Education, as Sunday School and Confirmation helpers, and in small groups. A wonderful opportunity for families to embrace the Word in a fu