Letter to the Congregation – 07/15/2020

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FROM THE PASTOR

We seem to be in the same kind of situation that we were in way back in March of 2020. Getting a whole lot of information that seems to change in a quick fashion. Ok, if you are vaccinated it seems like we are going to be good to go… but then again there is the variant, and just how well does the vaccine hold up against the new variant. Well, that seems like it depends on what you read. So much can vary, and it feels like every expert has a different opinion.

Again, seems like March of 2020. One of the things that the Congregation Council decided at that time was to go with one source of information on which to base our decisions. The Council choose to use the recommendations from the CDC. That really helped the Council in its decision-making process. That is not to say that every one of our decisions have been perfect, but I think we are doing okay. And I am going to encourage you to do the same. Choose a trusted source and make your decisions based on one source. Limit how much news you are watching. An overabundance of news/information does not help rather it serves to make us more anxious.

And to be sure God needs to be your anchor, pray, take time to pray.

Moving on to the next item to think about, the compromise in the asphalt in the front parking lot. Just to repeat what I said during the announcements on Sunday. There is so much we do not know, and to be sure we do not know that the ‘compromise’ is a sink****. And I am not going to say it unless the professionals tell me that is what it is. We are under contract with a firm who will investigate the ‘compromise’ and we will keep you up to date.

On a more exciting note, a group concerned with re-energizing our youth program is meeting on July 19th and the Community Care Committee is meeting on July 29th. I am excited about the potential of getting these ministries going. Anyone is invited to join us for either of those meetings. I see this as the beginning of lots of exciting things that will happen at St. Andrew’s. JOIN US!

Pastor Neel

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