A Home for Greta :: Congregational Letter

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19.17 Dear St. Andrew’s Family, Thank you for your fantastic response to the sermon this past week. As promised, here is further information about Greta Johnson and the...

Pentecost 2020 Congregational Letter

Dear Friends, Grace and peace to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. First, thank you for our continued prayers. I am progressing in my healing and restoration and I am at the point where I have been able to return to both our (virtual) Staff and Vestry...

Outdoor Worship at the Farmers Market

Dear Friends, Scripture sketches a picture of the early church in Acts 2:42: And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (ESV). We do sit under the Apostles’ teaching when we gather online but...

Caring for the Church

Dear St. Andrew’s Family, In the last few days, under the leadership of our Vestryman, Chris Brooks, along with Kay Boggs, Deb Sprayberry, Doug Barnett, Carol Manning, and Sandra Anderson have met together to brainstorm ways in which we can serve each other in the...

Staying Healthy at Church

Dear St. Andrew’s Church Family, Desiring to be proactive in our response to the Coronavirus we have sought the counsel of medical professionals with regard to our common life at St. Andrew’s.  As you might expect, they advised me to help diffuse the anxiety being...

Big Slab, Big Cranes

Dear St. Andrew’s Family, After one of the wettest Decembers in history work progresses daily at our construction site.  Much of it these past several weeks has taken place out of sight as the workers have been busy tearing up the concrete pad inside the portion of...

Israel Trip 2020

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...

New Year 2019 Congregational Letter

Dear St. Andrew’s Family, As we stand at the threshold of a new year, Jacqui and I want to say thank you for the innumerable kindnesses, support, and the way so many of you have rallied to our parish in this most unusual year. Because of both our Lord’s faithfulness...