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St. A's Worship: July 26

(Click link for weekend worship) https://youtu.be/tMlFsPbIPZU
"The Spirit helps us in our weakness;for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words."

Wherever we are, whatever our joys and struggles, the Spirit connects us with each other and Christ's promises.  

Mid Week Worship Postponed - But Not Cancelled!

As the forecast points to more heat, humidity, and potential storms tonight, we are not planning on gathering in our outdoor chapel for worship this evening (sad face!).  But we will not let the weather defeat us!  Mark your calendars!  To increase the likelihood that we can have worship in comfortable evening weather, we are scheduling outdoor worship in the chapel every Wednesday in the month of August.
So grab your masks and lawn chairs and join us on Wednesdays @ 7 PM on hopefully all of these dates:  August 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Of course, we will continue to have weekend digital worship even as we continue to make plans for our staged reopening  of indoor in person worship in the fall.  Please keep church leadership in our prayers as we juggle COVID, construction, and meeting the ongoing needs of our community.  
Stay dry and cool!  See you in church (one way or another!)

St. A's Worship: July 19

"But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience."
(Click link for weekend worship) https://youtu.be/pSdsClo9xN8
We gather around word, prayer, and song seeking hope in these confusing and uncertain times.  Clink links below for this weekend's worship as well as the bulletin to guide you through our time together.

St. A's Worship: July 12

"Let anyone with ears listen!"
(click below for this weekend's worship)
https://youtu.be/LHrjMxmohiQ


Christ speaks of his amazing grace using a very familiar parable this week.  The parable of the sower along with message, prayer, and song are found here. Grace and peace.

Back to Normal?

Dear Friends,

There is a question that I have heard a number of times in these past months.  Sometimes it is asked with honest sincerity.  Sometimes, it is asked as an expression of frustration.  It is almost always asked with deep appreciation for all that this faith community is doing in this strange chapter of ministry together.  The question, or some variation of it, is "When will life at St. Andrew's return to normal?"  Indeed a tough question to answer.  When I think of "normal"  I think of the last worship service we shared in person on March 8th along with the many well attended and supported activities and gatherings we sponsor.  The question I ask myself in return is, "When do we think it will be safe to gather more than a hundred people together inside the church building knowing that many are vulnerable?" Also, when I consider the necessary precautions that will be needed  in worship: several weekend services (even in the summer!) and roped…

St. A's Worship: July 5

(Click for weekend worship)
"Come to me, all that are weak and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." https://youtu.be/3W-chl83ZO0
Christ challenges us and comforts us  through his Holy Word as well as  through prayer and song.  Grace and peace.