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Give the Gift of Life (This Friday)

Dear Friends, Just a reminder that American Red Cross will be having a blood drive st St. Andrew's this Friday August 1 from 2 - 7 PM downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall.  While we will accept walk ins, to avoid long delays, try to make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by signing up online at redcrossblood.org.  Our sponsor code is standrews.  The blood supply tends to be particularly challenging during the summer months.  As you are able, please take some time out of your schedule on Friday to give this precious gift.


A Prayer for the Messiness of Life

Dear Friends,
I thought that I would pass along to you the following prayer from a former seminary classmate, colleague, and soon to be President of the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. Dr. David Lose.  Recently, there has been a common thread found in many of my conversations with people in this faith community as well as family and friends.  Life is not always black and white and all too often filled with ambiguity.  And yet God continues to reign over that which He creates and renews and loves.
Dear Lord,
We don't always know the right or best thing to do.  When we face hard choices, give us eyes to see the best path forward and the courage to follow it.  When we make mistakes, forgive us.  When we are hurt by our choices , comfort us.  When we hurt others, help us to reach out to them in love.  Remind us that you still love us and call us back to this place that we may be forgiven, renewed, called, and sent forth once more as your beloved children.  In Jesus' name we pray. …