A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR…
Is it possible that September is here already? Time isn’t just “marching on” it’s rushing swiftly toward the end of the year. With September comes shorter days and cooler nights. Children are back in school and in a few weeks the leaves on the trees will begin to turn brilliant colors of red, orange, yellow and also brown. Here at St. Andrew’s, Children’s Church is resuming, as are vocal and bell choir rehearsals. Later this month (September 21), we will be hosting Lake Huron Presbytery’s emergency preparedness training day, and on the horizon are: our congregational meeting to elect Session members (October 20), Reformation Sunday (October 27) and the Talent Bazaar (November 3).
Life here at St. Andrew’s is indeed flowing on, and the next several months are shaping up to be a time of discovery and opportunity for us. In addition to the activities mentioned above, we will have several other opportunities to worship and study together, to fellowship with one another, to pray for one another, and to serve God in the community. Several such opportunities are noted in this issue of St. Andy’s Almanac.
The aim of our church’s activities is to bring us into a fuller relationship with God through Jesus Christ, one that is deep and abiding. These activities are the solid foundation upon which to cultivate such a relationship with God. Through these activities we can become more confident in our faith and in our ability to be the hands and feet of Christ. As you read this newsletter, please take notice of all that’s going on here at St. Andrew’s; also, mark your calendar and plan to participate in the life of the church.
It’s September, a new season in the life of St. Andrew’s! The psalmist writes, “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells”. Our church, dynamic and in constant action, is part of that river. Come, step into the water; let us together allow its force to move mightily over us.
Grave and peace,