January 16, 2018
Annual Meeting
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Sunday, January 28
 
One Worship Service
at 10:45 am
Followed by lunch and the annual meeting
 
Join us for our
Annual Meeting on
Sunday, Jan 28.
 
Our Annual Meeting is an important time to not only look back at a “year in review” but
also, and perhaps more importantly, to look forward to where we are going.
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REGULAR
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
8:30 & 10:45 am
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RENOVATION & RENEWAL
We're sure you've seen all the changes &
improvements that have been completed.
This long overdue project is coming to a close.
We're still short on our fund raising goals.
Please take this opportunity to
"LIVE GENEROUSLY"!
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Reconciling in Christ

In February 2000, the congregation of St. Andrew voted unanimously to become a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation.  In doing so, the people of St. Andrew now publicly affirm a long-standing belief that God's love and mercy extend to ALL people.

 

Our Affirmation of Welcome

As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people in our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place.  Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness.  Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness.  We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.

 

We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female" (Galatians 3:38).  Christ has made us one.  We acknowledge this reconciliation extends to all people regardless of age, race, gender or national origin, including those whose affectional orientation is toward a person of the same gender.

 

Because gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender people and their families are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern.  It is for this purpose that we affirm the following:

  • that all people - regardless of age, race, gender or national origin, including people of all sexual orientation and gender identities, share with others the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God;
  • that all people - regardless of age, race, gender or national origin, including people of all sexual orientation and gender identities, are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making the same affirmation of faith that all other people make; and
  • that as members of Saint Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, all people - regardless of age, race, gender or national origin, including people of all sexual orientation and gender identities, are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.
For more information on the Reconciling in Christ program, please visit the web site of Lutherans Concerned.

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