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Please send prayer requests to Erin . I will publish them in the service prayers of the people, and here.
Thanksgivings and prayers for this coming week:

Birthdays: Ken West, Eric Rodawig, Molly Brady, Charlotte Achelpohl, Caeli Brown, James Saunders, Kelly Caverzagie

Anniversaries: Warren and Betty Hill

Prayers: John Mabry, Gregg Headrick, Sheila and Henry, Peggy, Terry Macholan and Sharon Kryger, Jeanette, Pam, Rinda


Send prayer requests to Erin Rhian: erin@standrewsomaha.org
We continue to examine the best way forward to provide public worship again. The goal is tentatively mid-August but that may change depending on what happens with Covid-19 infection rates. Services will most likely be held outdoors to start. More to follow at a later date.

In other news, I am pleased to announce that Mother LaClaire Atkins will be rejoining us starting on Monday, July 27th. She is currently visiting her family in South Carolina. - Father John
I apologize for the technical difficulties with last week's service. We lost our internet connection a couple of times. We have addressed the problem and also increased our internet speed to help with broadcasting our service.

Many have asked me to post the sermon I gave last Sunday since the connection dropped at the beginning. I posted a video of the sermon on our Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/saintandrewsomaha) It should show up under "videos". - Father John

This Sunday's complete service can be found here.

To view our service online go to this link and look for the word video on the left hand side. A reminder that you do not need a Facebook account to view the service. Also, the service is recorded, as are all of our services, and can be viewed at any time. We do hope you will join us for the live service that starts every Sunday at 10:30 am.
The financial support of the congregation has been fantastic! Thank You!

Your continued support of St. Andrew's is appreciated! Please continue to mail in a check, set up bill pay with your bank, call the office and have your donation taken out automatically each month and/or donate through PayPal
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REFLECTIONS FROM THE PEW BY DAN SITZMAN July 19
 
During the past few months, while binge-watching a television series, I became familiar with an advertisement that featured a centenarian who was born during the H1N1 Influenza A virus pandemic of 1918-19 and now is living through the current novel coronavirus pandemic. While the woman featured in the advertisement would not remember the trials and tribulations of the year of her birth, she heard stories over the years and connects those stories with our current times. Most of all, the advertisement centers on her message of hope.
 
Sunday’s lessons and Gospel passage all speak of promises for the future. While I would prefer immediate actions with short-term and long-term benefits, the last two verses from the Epistle passage from Romans resonate with me in these times of not knowing what lies ahead for the school year, for gathering together, for a timeline on development and implementation of effective treatments and vaccinations:
For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.  (Romans 8:24-25)
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