Hope in the Resurrection

Hope in the Resurrection

Hope in the Resurrection The resurrection of the body is a central theme of the Christian faith. We confess that Christ was raised from the dead and that this promise shall be ours as well. We don’t know how it will happen, what it will look like or even when it...
2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

St. Andrew’s 2018 Annual Report It’s that time of year when we prepare to gather as a community of faith for our Annual Congregational Meeting. This is a time to review the year that has been and plan for the year that is to come. Below you will find a...
Change Our Story

Change Our Story

Change Our Story When Jesus called the first disciples I’m not sure they knew what they were getting themselves in to. It was a life changing experience, moving from fishermen to disciples of the son of God. On it’s surface the call of Simon, James and...
Love

Love

Love Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth is full of many theological images. It is in this letter that Paul fully articulates a theology of the cross. However, the necessity of this letter is borne out of conflict in the church. The community of believers in...
Trusting Jesus Utterly

Trusting Jesus Utterly

Trusting Jesus Utterly Do we trust Jesus? Do we trust the promises of God that are revealed to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Our reading from Luke features Jesus reading scripture in the synagogue. After he finishes reading, Jesus declares...
Abundant Grace

Abundant Grace

Abundant Grace What does it look like to receive and offer abundant grace? Is it an extravagant gesture or can it be something ordinary? The first miracle Jesus performs in John’s gospel is an act of grace. Jesus extends his unusual brand of hospitality to the...
On what to do in any given moment

On what to do in any given moment

One of the devotionals that I read daily is Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two: Farther Up and Farther In. I have shared prayers from this book before. However, as I was reading the other day I was stuck by a particular entry on choice. Specifically, the choices we make as...
An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day Luke’s depiction of the baptism of Jesus is a very ordinary affair. By all accounts it was an oridnary day when Jesus arrived at the Jordan River for his baptism. The encounter is so ordinary, that it begs the question how often do we miss the...
Prayer in the Midst of Change

Prayer in the Midst of Change

Security: an idol we bow to and work for  and dream of.    Security: an illusion we imagine and discuss and plan for. Security: a gift we find here and now and in memories and in hopes. O God of ever-present love, help us to embrace true security, fleeing from...
God With Us

God With Us

God With Us Emmanuel, God with us. What does that mean? How is God with us and perhaps more poignantly, who exactly is God with? Is it me or is it you? If it’s both of us, what happens when we are at odds with one another? As we explore our relationship with God...

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