October 23, 2017
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 started.
We are hoping you can help fund these much needed & long overdue projects.
We have available up to $10,000 in matching funds pledged by a select group of church supporters. Please take this opportunity to your part!
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 LWR Disaster Relief School Kits
God’s Work, Our Hands
Thanks to all who participated &
helped clear the office for our
R & R project!
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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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