Letter to Congregation – 6/29/2020

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Sooo, the results of the survey are beginning to come in, as of the writing of this “From the Pastor” we have 90 results! That is fantastic and I really appreciate your response. Please keep the surveys coming. Please be assured you will see the results of the survey. And please be assured that the Congregation Council will make a decision about opening the church educated by the surveys.
One thing though is that when it comes to the comments at the end of the survey, ‘you all’ have a whole lot of differing opinions. I suppose that is to be expected, never-the-less it is so important that we respect each other’s opinions. Dare I say that no one is right, and no one is wrong, but still it is my assumption that for some emotions are running high.
It is so important that we never forget that we are a family at St. Andrew’s. As a family we can most certainly disagree, but in the end, we still need to love and support each even if we do not agree with their opinion.
While I don’t know what the Council’s response to the surveys will be, I do know that the Council will prayerfully consider what makes most sense for the congregation, based on love and care for all the people of the congregation.
So, I am asking for everyone’s patience and everyone’s prayers so that the decisions that we make are consistent with God’s direction and love.

Pastor’s Message

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Welcome! I am happy that you are exploring St. Andrew’s website.  My name is Pastor Tom Neel. I am thrilled to be a part St. Andrew’s ministry, and I would invite you to do the same.  St. Andrew’s is a warm and welcoming congregation, and I am sure you would experience that from the moment you walk through the door.

If you are in need of pastoral services, but do not have a church home, please feel free to contact me.  My contact numbers are listed below.

Just a little of my background, I have served parishes in Pottsville, Hellertown and Northampton Pennsylvania.  I also worked in the Drug and Alcohol Field in Admissions. I have two children and am married to my husband David for 5 years.

During this time of COVID-19, I would encourage you come back often to view the  Library page.  There you will find previous zoom services, daily devotions, and church newsletters.  The devotions are posted on a daily basis, and Sunday’s Worship is typically posted by Sunday evening each week.

When COVID-19 is part of our past, I look forward to seeing you face to face. Wishing you God’s richest blessings.

Church – (610) 252-2258
Home – (610) 829-0474
Cell – (610) 739-6791

PastorNeel@gmail.com