St Andrew Lutheran, ELCA
Hey, y'all. Thanks for taking the time to read the updated post. We're back!! Finally...after two years, literally...we're back, fully. Gathering, singing, coffee hour-ing...worshiping, communing, listening, praying, and bringing the Gospel of Jesus into the world that God so loves.
So much has happened in the past two years, so much has changed. People have changed and questioned, the notion of Church has changed and been questioned. Priorities have changed. But...God....has not.
Thanks to Covid-19 what "church" looks like is different. We are a hybrid community and always will be. We have an entire community that gathers online weekly for worship that support each other in prayer and through online comments as they gather WITH all of us who are able to gather onsite @ 4811 High St. W. There are people that I will never meet in person, but they (you) are part of this community...and they (you) are valued, and loved.
Weekly, we pray this: God of all power and love, we give thanks for your unfailing presence and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss. Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire. Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world: a people who pray, worship, learn, break bread, share life, heal neighbors, bear good news, seek justice, rest, and grow in the Spirit. Wherever and however we gather, unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission, that we, and the whole creation might be restored and renewed, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wherever...and However...just as we (you) are, beloved. God's love knows NO bounds and is available to all. Lavish, unrelentless, full-to-the-brim-and- overflowing LOVE!
I love you...you matter. And I'm thankful for you, dear one. +