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Opportunities for Growth in the Easter Season

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for a deeply moving Holy Week and a beautiful, joyous celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.  Sunday was a day of reunion and hope around Word and Sacrament and wonderful music from our choirs.  We have heard many words of thanks from folks who have not worshiped with us for awhile and from people who were worshiping with us for the very first time.  For all of you who led, served, or worked behind the scenes, many thanks.

Easter is not a day but a season of joyous worship and opportunities for growth.  The adventure continues...

This Sunday Adult Education resumes downstairs in the Jerusalem Room at 9:30 AM as we study the Gospel parallels, comparing and contrasting stories as told by different Gospel writers, while looking at what the differences mean
for them and us.

Looking ahead, Inquirer's Class for those seeking information about St. Andrew's will be held on April 15th and April 22nd . If you or anyone you know is interested in joining St. Andrew's or just learning more about our faith community, please meet me on the above dates at 9:30a.m. in the narthex (church lobby). Reception of new members will be held Sunday, May 6th .
Also, we are calling all women to join us on April 14th at 9 AM as we wrestle with "Overcoming the SuperGal Syndrome" A delicious breakfast buffet will be served followed by music led by our own Soulful Strings.Outstanding  guest speaker Lori Hynson will help you to laugh, learn, and de-stress Come for a delightful morning and bring friends! Please sign up on the  bulletin board in the narthex  or contact the church office to reserve your spot.  Family, friends, and co-workers are encouraged to attend.

In the weeks ahead, we look forward to commissioning our Stephen Ministers, welcoming Pastor K to the pulpit, celebrating Mothers Day, and Confirming several of our young people while celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of Christ's Church in the world, and our mission together.  Continue to pray for the people and mission of St. Andrew's as we journey through the changes and challenges of the months ahead.  See you in church!

Peace,

Pastor Mueller




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