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April 2024 Newsletter

Dear Friends, As we enter the Easter season, the call of Scripture upon our lives is to be holy for God. Here is a poem written by Ann Weems about this very subject. It is titled: God’s Holy People. “Here we are, you and I, called to be God’s Holy People. You say that you’re not the holy type, but I’m not talking about holier than thou. I’m not talking about religious ritual, and the last thing I mean is self-righteousness! Jesus chastised the self-righteous, the one who spent their days doing religious things, The ones who spent so much time in religious ritual that they didn’t have time for tenderheartedness.

April 2024 Newsletter

April 2023 Newsletter

Dear Friends, As we have neared the end of the season of Lent, I hope that this season of the church year was a blessing to you. We here at St. Andrew talk about being intentional about our faith. During these last forty days, we have looked at ways to deepen our faith. We have looked at fasting and prayer, meditation, and Scripture study. As we complete our journey and seek to live in the resurrected community, we need to look at other spiritual disciplines that can enhance our journey together.

April 2023 Newsletter

March 2023 Newsletter

Dear Friends, As we have now entered Lent, may this season of the church year be a blessing to you. We talk here at St. Andrew about being intentional about your faith. Here are some ways that you can focus on your faith during this next forty days.

–Fasting and Prayer. In our world today that is all about giving into our desires, we have lost the power of self-control. Fasting is a means by which we gain self-control in our lives. Fasting can be anything from fasting from food to fasting from something that eats up too much of your day. Fasting from food or other items such as videos can involve fasting for a period of time such as a morning to a day. It can also involve fasting from a specific food such as chocolate or dessert or fast food. While fasting, when the hunger pangs or desire hits, use that moment to pray. While praying, God will be the center of your thoughts which m

 

March 2023 Newsletter

September Newsletter

Dear Friends,

It was twenty years ago when we watched the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash in the field in Pennsylvania.  Alan Jackson, country music singer, asked the question, “Where Were You?”  Here is part of his song.

Where were you when the world stopped turnin’

That September day?

 

 

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April’s Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Rooted in Love, Grounded in Grace, Growing for God

As we enter the fourth month of the new year, we need to remind ourselves of words that affirm. There can be many places where we read or have heard words that pain our heart. So it is very important for us to hear and listen to words that affirm great spiritual truths.

One of the greatest statements that I have ever heard, we celebrate at this time of the year-“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen.” (Luke 24:6) Or how about this statement of life, “So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were…Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” (John 20: 19-20). [Read more…] about April’s Newsletter

January Newsletter

Dear Friends,

During the season of Advent, I have been highlighting the scripture messages as filtered through a classic Christmas movie.  We have stood with Charlie Brown and asked the real meaning of Christmas.  We have watched miracles unfold before our eyes both on 34th street in New York City and in the city of David, Bethlehem.  We have experienced how God can use the outcast for His heavenly purposes.  We have allowed the love of God to expand our hearts to the place of compassion.  As we have embraced the Christ child, we have realized that we do have a wonderful life in Christ…

January 2022 Newsletter

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