On April 22, 2018, St. Andrew’s suffered a massive fire at the Mt Pleasant location. The Ministry Center was destroyed and all of the ground floor underneath suffered massive water damage. The remainder of the buildings were relatively unscathed though there was some smoke and water damage that needed to be repaired. This page chronicles the clean up and rebuilding from the fire.

An Extraordinary Year

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To Our Dear St. Andrew’s Family, An Extraordinary Year In my 2017 parish year-end report I concluded with these words: “I don’t know what this next ministry year will bring us but it is a future we meet with God, of this we can be sure.  I keep a card in my desk drawer with…

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Download a copy for printing. Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and…

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New Beginnings

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Dear St. Andrew’s Family, As we prepare to begin a new ministry year Jacqui and I have so much for which we are thankful.  On a personal note, we had the opportunity to fly out with our family to Great Falls, Montana, for our eldest son’s marriage. Aaron is a network administrator for the medical…

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Re-Building Begins

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Dear St. Andrew’s Family, On Wednesday, May 9th, we gathered in the parking lot for a memorial service.  We spent the evening looking back, remembering all that God had done in and through the Ministry Center.  It was a wonderful evening filled with gratitude and thanksgiving On Wednesday, July 25th, several hundred of us gathered…

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A Generous Community

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Dear St. Andrew’s Family, We continue to give thanks for each of you.  Now, over two months in, folks still come by the church for any number of reasons; to see, to pray, to talk with others, or just to be with other church family members.  Being together – simply being together – has been…

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Planning Ahead

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Dear St. Andrew’s Family, There is never a slow moment on our campus worksite or in the life of our Parish. We had a busy ministry week this past week. Two marriage ceremonies and seven baptisms took place in both the Historic Church and Mt. Pleasant Academy!! It is so refreshing to see our ministry…

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Expressing Love for You

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Dear St. Andrew’s Family, Most of us will be familiar with the words of Jesus quoted by Paul and recorded by Luke in the Book of Acts (20.35), “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  And, I would guess a good many of us hear those words and immediately assume we are the…

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Summer is Upon Us

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“Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.” – Psalm 119:89-90 Dear St. Andrew’s Family, I hope you all have enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day weekend and have taken the opportunity to give thanks to God for those that have given their…

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