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Thank you

Dear Friends,
Once again, on behalf of the leadership of St. Andrew's, thank you to:
- those of you who gave of your time, talent, energy, and creativity to this year's Vacation Bible School.  Many of the children are still singing the songs (and adults too!).  What a blessing to provide a great experience of fun and learning for our Sunday School families,  to strengthen our relationship with pre-school families, and to forge new relationships with families in the community we had not met before.  We are truly blessed.  Looking forward to VBS in 2013.
- those of you who came out and showed your support this past Saturday as we hosted the annual Lutheran Charities Steeplechase Bike Ride.  There were 84 riders and through their pledges and corporate sponsorships, about $30,000 was raised to bless important ministries here in Southeastern PA.
- those of you who helped out moving furniture after worship this past Sunday as we prepare for some important carpeting and painting projects in our Sunday School and Pre-School areas.  If you were unable to help this past weekend, not to worry.  There will be two more opportunities to help on July 8 & 22.      
If you are not traveling this weekend, I hope you will be able to worship at St. Andrew's at 9:30 AM as we give thanks for the blessings of our nation and those who fought for our freedom.  But even more importantly, we give thanks for the Truth who sets us truly free for daily living and life in the kingdom forever, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Please pray for those who will be traveling in the days ahead and for the mission of St. Andrew's in these summer months and throughout the year. 
Peace,
Pastor Mueller

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