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Two important events this weekend

Dear Friends,     Throughout this Easter season, we are reminded of the ways that the risen Christ appears to us and calls us to be his witnesses to his life and love.  This upcoming summer, a number of St. Andrew's Youth will bear witness to God's grace as they join thousands of other Lutheran Youth in New Orleans for several days of service, learning, and worship.  You can support them in their efforts with your prayers but also by showing your support and attending our annual Spaghetti Dinner  taking place this Saturday, April 21 from 4-7PM in St. Andrew's Hall.     Also, our Outreach Committee is calling us to broader witness outside the four walls of our church.  They are having a reorganizational meeting  this Sunday evening as they turn their focus and efforts toward families and seniors in need, disaster response, and hands on service projects for those with limited personal and financial resources. We will be working with organizations of the congregati…

When We Are Afraid

From last Sunday's Easter Gospel Reading: "So they went out and fled from the tomb  for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone for they were afraid." - Mark 16:8 Holy God, When we are afraid, come to us. When we are afraid, surround us by your love and the love of those dear to us. When we are afraid, reach out to us through special people in our lives. When we are afraid, grant us courage, that we may not be dominated by fear but strengthened by your love.  For love casts out fear.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Holy Week Is Upon Us

Dear Friends,

If you were not able to join us for worship this past Sunday, you missed a truly moving , breathtaking, deeply dramatic presentation of the Passion of our Lord. We want to thank our music director, John Rea, who wrote and produced the play (with some pretty good material from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) as well as a new musical composition. We certainly want to thank all of our choirs for their hard work and dedication. Your support of this performance and your confidence in carrying out your varied tasks was the glue that brought all of it together in such a profound way. Thank you!

This Thursday at 7:30 we begin our three day journey from despair to hope, from darkness to light, from death to life. Here is our worship schedule for Holy Week: