Sermon for 09/17/2017 – “Coming Into Focus” – Rev. Becky Schofield Motter

This week’s sermon is by Rev. Becky Schofield Motter, Associate Pastor for Discipleship. Coming into Focus Psalm 95:1-7closePsalm 95:1-7 Let Us Sing Songs of Praise 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us more »

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Community Dinner This Sunday, Sept. 17

Join us this Sunday, Sept. 17 for our monthly Community Dinner. Gather in the Fellowship Hall for a delicious lunch and good fellowship from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Andrew’s UMC is located at 120 W. Sandusky Street; however, the Crawford Street entrance is closer to the Fellowship Hall where lunch is served and more »

Making Kits to Help Disaster Victims

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is accepting kits to help disaster victims clean up and care for themselves.  Assembling kits is a great hands-on project for you and your family, friends, small group or class.  Here are links to information and instructional videos. Hygiene Kits Cleaning Kits (formerly known as flood buckets) Or more »

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Sermon for 09/10/2017 – “People with Different Needs”

People with Different Needs Romans 14:1-12closeRomans 14:1-12 Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another 14:1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who more »

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Sermon for 09/03/2017 – “What’s the Difference?”

What’s the Difference? Romans 13:8-14closeRomans 13:8-14 Fulfilling the Law Through Love 8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are more »

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How to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Dear Friends, The videos, pictures and news reports have been unfathomable as Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey has devastated Houston and southeast Texas.  As I write this, rainfall in some areas has topped 50”.  We’ve been praying for Becky’s aunt and uncle who live in the greater Houston area and whose home was spared by more »

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Sermon for 08/27/2017 – “Abandon Counterfeit Living (or, How to Live an Authentic Christian Life)”

Abandon Counterfeit Living (or How to Live an Authentic Christian Life) Romans 12:1-21closeRomans 12 A Living Sacrifice 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be more »

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Pastor’s Letter in The Messenger – 08/20/2017

Dear Friends, In the Lord’s Prayer, we pray for God to “deliver us from evil.”  In Charlottesville, evil recently reared its ugly head when advocates of white supremacy, white nationalism and neo-Nazism clashed with counter-protestors who demonstrated for racial and religious justice. We pray for the families of those who died and for all those more »

Sermon for 08/13/2017 – “Beautiful Feet”

“Beautiful Feet” Romans 10:5-15closeRomans 10:5-15 The Message of Salvation to All 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to more »

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Blessing of the Backpacks and ASP Sunday – 08/13/2017

Sunday, August 13, was a special day at St. Andrew’s UMC. We began our time of worship with Blessing of the Backpacks (and the students who will carry them).  Students from pre-kindergarten to college-age came forward to receive the blessing.  The congregation prayed for these students with this blessing: Gracious God, we lift to you more »