Virtual Prayer Card
March 26 update:
Dear St. Andrew’s family,
As each day seems to bring new twists and turns with the continuous spread of the coronavirus, we are all having to adjust to what a new normal looks like. While some are grateful for some added downtime, others are finding themselves stretched in ways that seem to add greater disruption and anxiety to their lives.
In a previous communication, I noted that we will not have worship services through March. That has now been extended through April 17. While I am saddened that we will not be able to worship together, we have been videoing upcoming worship services and will be sending them out each Sunday.
I am thrilled to introduce Jennifer Holsted, our new Director of our Early Childhood Ministry. I am so excited to have her join our team. Jennifer comes with 18 years of experience working in children’s ministry and has a heart to see families grow deeply in the Lord.
While we cannot gather together as one body, remember that we are still the church. As the church, we have the great opportunity to continue to care for one another and for our neighbors. While we may not be able to do much outside the four walls of our homes, we still have unique opportunities to care for one another:
- Take time in the morning, at noon and in the evening to stop and pray.
- Pray for the authorities running our countries and cities. Pray for the medical teams treating the sick. Pray for the men, women and children who have been infected, for the people afraid to leave their homes, for those at high risk with other illnesses and for the elderly. Pray the Lord would protect us and keep us. Pray that he might show us his mercy.
- Call your family and friends. FaceTime with them. Use Zoom to have fellowship with groups of people.
- Drop a meal off at someone’s door who is in isolation for 14 days.
Let us know if you have a need or if you would like to help meet a need. Below is the staff’s contact information. While there may not be anyone in the church office, we are still answering the phones remotely as most of the staff are now working from home. With that said, we are available and are here for you!