Pastor's Blog - May 2020

Pastor's Blog

A return to worship

I’m glad to report that St. Andrew will open again for public worship on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 – a most appropriate time to celebrate the rebirth of our church.  George, Sara, and I can’t wait to see you! Of course, things will be different.  To ensure everyone’s safety, the Church Board and staff are taking several measures: • There will be two services, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., to allow for more social distance. • We strongly encourage... Read More
Posted by Lawrence Wood at Friday, May 15, 2020
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Community partners

St. Andrew has an important role in this community -- as a church.  We're not a restaurant, although we're blessed with good cooks.  We're not a concert hall, although fine musicians find a rapt audience in our pews.  We're a church, which is a very special calling, and there's plenty for us to do. Recognizing that our church has its own role to play, we've partnered with local agencies that are also doing the Lord's work -- the Christian Service... Read More
Posted by Lawrence Wood at Monday, May 11, 2020
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Numbers

A strangely-timed message came the other day from the Census Bureau, asking for help in counting the people of our area.  Every ten years, of course, the federal government must do this.  The effort this year has proven difficult, because even though many people are out of work, for some reason they're not interested in going door-to-door.  When the coronavirus pandemic began, some folks downplayed the danger, saying that it was much like the flu and that in any... Read More
Posted by Lawrence Wood at Monday, May 4, 2020
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