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Steve Wood

What is a Columbarium?

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Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: Last week you mentioned that we were building a “columbarium” in the Whilden Street Courtyard.  What exactly is a columbarium? Answer: A columbarium is a place for the repose of cremated remains. The word comes from the Latin, “columba,” which means, “dove.” Originally, the term columbarium was…

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The Master Plan

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Talking to myself about summer construction plans: Question:  In your last email you mentioned a “comprehensive master plan.”  What does that mean? Answer: One of the benefits of the construction process has been the ability to create an integrated campus that has a sense of space and flow to both the architecture and landscaping.  To…

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St. Andrew’s Update

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Bible Study Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Mark 1.14-15; Revelation 2.1-5 Sermon Outline When St. Andrew’s called Steve to be the Rector of St. Andrew’s they had discerned several things they hoped would…

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New Building on Old Playground

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Talking to myself (again) about rebuilding the Ministry Center: Question:  As I’m driving down Venning from Simmons, what is the rectangular building that is being built on the old playground? Answer: It is our new Discipleship/Education building.  As you look at the rendering above (click on the image to see a larger version) you will…

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Conception to Framing

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Talking to myself about rebuilding the Ministry Center: Question: When I look at the steel being erected I have a hard time imagining what the new building is going to look like.  Is there something that I can look at to help me understand? Answer: Yes!  I asked Greg Shore to take photos of the…

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A Noisy Day

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Dear St. Andrew’s Family, As we write this the sound of jackhammers, cement trucks, and other construction equipment can be heard across the campus (as well as inside our buildings).  Work continues apace and our campus is literally buzzing with activity. If you’ve been by the campus of late you will see that we’ve made…

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Israel Trip 2020

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Dear Friends, Imagine standing on the shore of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus restored Peter or standing atop Mt. Carmel where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal.  What would it be like to walk through the crowded markets of Jerusalem and up the steps to the Temple ruins or visit the village of Magdala –…

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