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Exciting weekend ahead

- Ordination  / Installation of Stacy Kyle Rea
 
This Saturday May 19 at 10 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Folcroft, PA.  Hope to see many of you there.  Please keep Stacy Kyle  and our brothers and sisters in Christ at St. John's in your prayers.
 
- Final Saturday Worship of the Season
 
We have had a great year together.  Thanks to all who have come out to praise God, pray, hear God's Word, receive the Sacrament, and support one another.  A special word of thanks to all of our volunteer musicians who week after week add so much to our time together.  This service is a real blessing to our church and community and certainly has been a blessing to me.  As attendance dips with the warmer weather, it is time to give our musicians and other volunteers a break and your pastor is looking forward to spending some Saturday afternoons with family and friends without constantly looking at his watch!  Looking forward to this Saturday and then ramping up again in the fall.  On Sundays, our 8:15 and 11:00 Services will continue until June 10th with a shift to 9:30 Worship on June 17th.  Mark your calendars.
 
- This Weekend: "Ask the Pastor" at all services.
 
The message on Saturday night and Sunday morning  will be shaped by anonymous questions from the congregation.  If you have a question about the Bible, church history, worship, St. Andrew's, or faith and daily life, bring it along (There will be forms to submit questions).  Even if your question isn't addressed in worship, Pastor will be in touch with you (confidentially) in the weeks to come to discuss your question.
 
See you in church!
 

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