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Giving Season at St. Andrew

It's Giving Season...and We're Counting our Blessings!

Give Thanks logo 400That's right, you're invited to write thankgivings each of the Sundays of the season.

There are leaves provided in the lobby and they will make our "Give Thanks" painting more beautiful each week.

We’ll count our blessings and give thanks for some of what God has given us…..people we love, blessings in our lives and the joys of being part of the community of St. Andrew.

Then we’ll make our giving commitments to St. Andrew for 2019 on Sunday, November 4th as we respond to God’s blessings by returning thanks.

Sermon: Who do you think I am?

Sunday's sermon generated  an extraordinary amount of feedback — and input!

Jesus is 400We had such wonderful interaction around the subject of Sunday's sermon that we wanted to share it with everyone.

Pastor Lisa wrote:
"I did a little crowd sourcing for this week’s sermon....through the E News and on Facebook.....and I got a LOT of feedback............from many of you! Thank you!

I guess the question got people thinking...... It’s a question that echoes the one Jesus asks of his disciples in today’s scripture reading from Mark. I asked, “Who is Jesus for you?”

The sermon contained thoughts from a wide range of partners:
"One of you said: 'I like to think Jesus is my brother...my divine superhero brother who never leaves my side. Like God, he is amazing and is responsible for all the truly incredible miracles that are our lives... He is always there to guide our decisions and to share our happiness and pain......so I feel like God is my all-knowing Father and Jesus is my wonderful understanding brother.'

Someone else said, 'Jesus is kind of like a National Grid solar farm that supplies all the love energy we could ever need. It is free and ever accessible to all.' ”

Click on this link to read the entire sermon. (pdf)

Image credit: jesusmyeverything.weebly.com

Women's Fall Retreat - Camp Calumet

Welcoming All Women to Retreat with Us

Camp Calumet 400w croppedYou are invited to join a diverse group of St. Andrew and community women for a women's retreat weekend.

Dates: November 2-4, 2018
Cost:
Staff House - $187.00
Conference Center - first floor - $208.00

This year we're enliving the program; we welcome Sally Mummey and her living history performance of "A Visit with Queen Victoria."

To reserve your spot please email Alice or call 603-539-4773. Let them know you are with St. Andrew-in the Staff house. You may also reserve a room in the Conference Center if you wish. This would involve less walking and rooms with a bathroom!

The retreat cost includes, Fri & Sat night lodging, Sat Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and Brunch. 2 nights, 5 meals and retreat. After reserving your spot, email Mary Haberek so the group knows you plan to join them!

Put Your Faith into Action

Don't just Go To Church...........Be The Church!

quilting faith in action 400Join in on the Action:
Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th

There are a whole range of projects to choose from for those wishing to be part of our congregation-wide effort to put our faith in action.

We'll be sewing, quilting, cooking a WARM center meal, doing yard work for two St. Andrew households and building a wheelchair ramp. Most of the projects take place on Saturday.

Sign-up sheets are available in the lobby with information about times, locations and contact info for crew chiefs.

Put Faith in Action - Sign up this week! Please be part of the day!