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Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday

Mark your calendar for our annual spaghetti dinner presented by our youth this Saturday April 23 from 4 to 7 PM downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall.  Tickets will be available  at the door.  Invite family, friends, and neighbors for a wonderful meal together.  (Keep in mind that we have worship at 5 PM if you would like to combine church and a good meal).  Ticket prices are as follows:

3 and under - free 4-12 years - $5 13 - 64 years - $8 Seniors - $7 Proceeds will help our youth on their South Dakota Mission Trip this summer. Hope to see you Saturday!




Out of the Dust

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday in worship, our first reading focused on the conversion of Saul, a feared persecutor of Christians, to Paul, the foremost of Christian missionaries.  You can read his "Road to Damascus" story in Acts 9:1-20.  On Sunday we read it and talked about it a little bit in a children's message at 11 AM but, beyond that, the Gospel reading got most of our attention.  However, reflecting on that text since that time, I thought about the following:
- How Paul must have felt like a failure as a religious leader and, at least initially, how so much of his training was in vain. - How much guilt Paul must have wrestled with for everything he had done to the Christian community and how difficult it must have been to have his whole way of looking at faith and the world around him turned upside down. - How terrifying it must have been to have lost his vision and to be completely dependent on people who saw him as threat and enemy - How it is not only Paul who is…