From Pastor Dave Dockweiler

Hard to believe it has been about a year since Sarah, my boys and I moved into the parsonage and began our new life at St. Andrews. Personally and professionally so much has happened. For all of the blessings that this move has represented to me and my loved ones, I again need to say thank you for all of your support. For your unwavering support of Sarah and I as we walked through our challenges with Elizabeth, for your willingness to step out in faith and try new ventures and ministries-                THANK YOU.

          I want to highlight some things on the horizon as we continue to look forward in our ministry together. In the next few weeks we will have the dates of our mission trip opportunities for 2019. Both our San Lucas Toliman Guatemala team and our high school youth mission team are still forming. As Jesus took his disciples from place to place, showing them new sites and expanding their understanding of God’s family-I firmly believe that getting out of our comfort zone is an amazing chance to grow our faith.  It you, a family member, friend or co-worker seem interested in our adult trip to San Lucas or you are connected to a high school aged young person-please learn more about these opportunities.

          I need to give Rob Headley a special thank you for coordinating and hosting our recent Trivia Night here at church. This was such a great time and such a successful fund raiser that we have already booked the next one. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 19th, after everyone begins to settle into next year’s school schedule, for another fun filled chance to get to know some new friends at church and show off your trivia skills.

          Another co-worker in the gospel to lift up is Judy Jakubik-our youth coordinator. Judy will travel with 9 of our young people plus chaperones to Houston Texas next week to join over 30,000 (yup that’s correct) ELCA Youth. We are and will be praying for you, our youth and everyone taking part in this amazing trip! Thank you also to everyone at St Andrew’s for supporting our youth in prayer and financially to make this event happen.

          As you can see, summertime in the church means a changing of activities. I pray this season finds you refreshment, time with loved ones and a renewed sense of God’s goodness.

          See you on Sunday (at 9am!),

          Pastor Dave