Tuesday, September 4

Fall Season Underway

Dear Friends,
 As many of of us adjust our schedules with the beginning of a new school year, so St. Andrew's adjusts to the routine of our program year.  This Saturday we return to our regular weekly service of Holy Communion at 5PM.  This service is more intimate and little less formal with more spoken liturgy and monthly appearances by our acoustic group.   Begin to think about family members, friends, and neighbors who could benefit from Saturday worship.  We also return to our regular worship schedule on Sunday mornings as well.


8:15 AM - Traditional Worship: On this "Kickoff Sunday, this will certainly be the more reflective service of the two as we use our traditional liturgy to praise the living God.  Gospel text for this service is from our assigned lectionary readings: Mark 7:24-37, a challenging text to understand and even more challenging to preach! 


11:00 AM - Kick Off Sunday - "Disciples in Training" A simple but celebrative worship gathering, with guided liturgy and an interactive message for children of all ages, as we give thanks to God, the one who gives us the strength to endure in faith. This service, about 45 minutes in length will lead us directly to our luncheon.  St. Andrew's Church will provide burgers, hot dogs, beverages, and paper goods.  However, we are asking you to bring salads and deserts to share.  If your last name begins with the letter A-S, please bring, if you are able, salad or fruit.  If your last name begins with the letter T-Z, please bring a dessert. (Food can be left on the kitchen counter where it will be refrigerated as necessary)   Also, bring your family and friends as we catch up with each other after a long summer and look forward to the fall season ahead. 


Also, Please keep in your prayers:


-  those who face the challenges of hurricanes, tropical storms, and floods

- the unemployed and underemployed of our communities

- families experiencing broken relationships and in need of healing

- young adults away from home at school or in military service

- those whose lives have been devastated by terrorism and senseless violence

- our Sunday School teachers and students as they begin a new program year

- the churches of this community and our common mission to bear the presence and love of Christ to others


See you in church!




Pastor Mueller

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