A Message from Reverend Erin Reibel

 

Saint Andrew’s Community –


This fall has been a whirlwind of activity. We started off the school year by with a blessing of the backpacks and praying over our children as they headed back to school. We then celebrated the beginning of regular Sunday School with Promotion Sunday and a reception for all of our children as they moved to new Sunday School classes. WOW got off to a great start engaging our kids in singing, Bible stories, and service. The entire church was invited to celebrate their birthdays at a wonderful covered dish dinner hosted by the Happy Wanderers. We have also participated in many service projects, including the yard clean- up of two of our neighbors' yards. Many of our community have been hard at work preparing for the fall mission trip and starting a new group that will offer aid and assistance of our congregation and community. Adults are engaging in mid-week Bible studies and a core group continues to lift up the concerns and requests of this congregation on a weekly basis. Finally, we have hosted several big community events including the Bazaar and Trunk or Treat. Saint Andrew’s is full of activity and life as people are coming to be transformed in their faith by connecting to God, uniting together and serving our community.


As we move towards Thanksgiving and Christmas, I am excited about celebrating the gift of our Savior with my church family. We have lots of different ways we will remember the new hope that was birthed into the world so many years ago. On December 18, the children will have a party celebrating the birthday of Jesus in the morning, in the evening there will be a Live Nativity with animals for families to experience before the choir’s Annual Cantata. Also this year we will have two Christmas Eve worship services. There will be a family friendly service at 4:30 pm and a traditional service at 7:30 pm. Both services will close with the traditional candlelight singing of Silent Night. I look forward to seeing you in worship or study this month!


Grace and Peace,

Erin