Category

Beauty From Ashes

What is a Columbarium?

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

The Master Plan

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

New Building on Old Playground

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

Conception to Framing

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

A Noisy Day

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

An Extraordinary Year

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More

New Beginnings

By | Beauty From Ashes | No Comments

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…

Read More