Newsletter

February 2019

 

FROM THE PASTOR

Dear church family,

There's a spirit of self-sufficiency at St. Andrew that I really like.  We tend to roll up our sleeves and get things done.  That has been our story from the beginning -- an amazing story, really, of one project after another.  This year we have another good challenge, which the church family is meeting with typical can-do spirit. 

There will be friend-raisers and fundraisers -- opportunities on a regular basis for us to come together, enjoy good food and company, such as the annual Soup/Chili/Dessert Cookoff on February 17.

I'm especially glad when St. Andrew can reach out to the wider community.  We'll do so with Family Promise, a ministry to families that are in need of temporary shelter, February 3-10.

And we're delighted to partner again with Helping Hands, a group of local students that is raising money for Clayton Ladd, a young man battling Soto's Syndrome, kidney disease, scoliosis, and cancer.  The annual Helping Hands talent show will be St. Andrew on Friday, February 15, 5:30-7:00.

As we continue to reach out in Christian love, we find that God meets us more than halfway.  God doesn;t just help those who help themselves -- God really helps those who help others.

With every blessing,

Larry Wood