This week

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education for Children, Youth & Adults: 9:30am

Rev. Mark HarmonScripture: Matthew 16:13-20

Do you remember the last time you sat down to put a jigsaw puzzle together? If you can’t, don’t feel bad, neither can I. What I do remember is how there were two basic steps to reassembling the picture these puzzles contained. The first was to put together the edges and the edge pieces were easily identified because they had one or two straight edges. When these pieces were connected to each other, a frame for the rest of the puzzle emerged and it was time to start the second step – assembling the body of the puzzle. Within the context of the frame it was much easier to determine where the middle pieces fit into the bigger picture because the frame provided both perspective and boundaries.

Sometimes life can resemble a jigsaw puzzle, can’t it? There all sorts of demands on our time, our finances, our energy, our attention and our presence. Without some context that provides perspective and boundaries, it’s hard to make all those pieces fit together. Without perspective we can’t figure out how some things fit into our lives and without boundaries we can easily overextend ourselves.

Over the next four weeks we’ll be completing the sentence: This is your _________. Each week we’ll look at this sentence from a different perspective that will hopefully assist us in identifying what Saint Andrew means to each us and why it’s important in our lives. Once that frame is built, perhaps we will be able to more clearly see where stewardship fits into the broader context of our faith and our life together.

This week as we consider Jesus’ question: “But who do you say I am?” we'll be thinking about our name – not only who we are known as, but also what we are known for.

I hope to see you Sunday!
In Peace,
Rev. Mark Harmon, Associate Pastor

Also this Sunday:
Adult Education: 9:30 am in Friends Hall - more info on the ADULT EDUCATION page.

Upcoming Events:
• Interfaith Brunch - Oct. 20:
this event has been postponed, new date TBD.
• Fall Work Day - Oct. 20 NEW DATE: 9am-1pm @ Saint Andrew, all skill levels welcome, no RSVP needed.
• Trunk-or-Treat - Oct. 28: Save the Date! 5-7pm (cars in place by 4:30); more info HERE!
• Blood Drive - Oct. 29: 3:30-6:30pm, sign up in the Hearth Room or HERE.
• Shabbat Service- Nov. 2: 5:45 pm; Congregation Beth Torah; more info HERE; RSVP
• Tall Oaks Gala - Nov. 9: Sign up in the Hearth Room to donate and/or attend or go to this LINK for info.

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the MISSION & OUTREACH page for more information.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology): Opportunities & events on the SAGE Page.
• Bible Study: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Friends Hall, 7:00-8:30 pm

Previous Sermons:
Follow this link to listen to Previous Sermons.

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Saint Andrew Christian Church is a shalom community; a gathered people, seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.

Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, or thought.

As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles, and growth.

Recipients of God’s boundless grace, forgiveness, and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership, and spirit of all who share God’s passion for shalom.

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