When I began ringing doorbells here in Williamson County in 1974, the furthest thing on my mind was something that we now call social distancing. My calling from the Division for Mission in North America, LCA, was to bring people together in community; to bring into existence a community of believers where there had been none. This community was called the church and was made up of people both churched and church-homeless. This Lutheran community looked and sounded a bit different from the already established churches in the area. Apart from the fact that we had no building, met in a variety of sometimes hard to find places, carried our repurposed military field organ on..
For several months I have resisted writing about COVID-19 because the facts presented on this organism seem to be changing on a daily basis. What is not changing is our need to understand what the organism really is, how it works, ... Read more
How is your summer going?
EARL AND ME! Submitted by Juli-Kay Baumann
Pictured above:HELLO and happy summer from the THURMANS!
ADAM AND PAULA STARACE fly to dinner on Paula's birthday in May!
Pictured above and below:RANDY AND CATHY MILLER took a little road trip to Monteagle, TN and the South Cumberland State Park to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary and do some hiking. They saw Foster Falls, Natural Bridge at Sewanee, and the Memorial Cross at the University of the South.
MEREDITH FRANTZ and new great- grandson GRAHAM enjoying a summer day!
Above: The SCHREINERS are gardening this summer along with many other families in the congregation!
How is your summer going? Let us know by emailing the office!
Pictured above: At JOE AND CHRISTY YORK'S home. God's beautiful creatures!
AROUND THE PARISH
We give thanks for the birth of Christopher Michael John Shellaway, born on May 5. He is the newborn son of Justin and Ruza Shellaway and brother of Rose.
Gracious God, you tend your children with care. With awe and thanksgiving, we praise you for Christopher's birth. Watch over him and his family and bless this new life. Hold us all in the arms of your compassion and love; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Corinna and Sandy Vollmer recently had the adventure of a lifetime with Corinna's BSA Troop 15, sailing on a 47-foot wooden sailboat, snorkeling, and fishing in the coral reefs of South Florida. It was an incredible and beautiful trip to explore a part of God’s beautiful creation we don’t usually see in Tennessee! One particular coral reef, called "Chicks and Hens," was like swimming in Finding Nemo with all of Dory's extended family. The fish were so colorful and amazing to watch. The group encountered THREE, 4-foot long sharks at another reef, called “Pickles,” that pretty much terrified them. But the sharks read more...
From Janet Arning
May 26, 2020
Dear Friends of St. Andrew Lutheran,
On behalf of the staff of Inspiritus Nashville, I want to send you a short update on all the happenings since the beginning of 2020, especially as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis that has gripped our world. Read more...
Correspondence from Acquier
We are all in this together!
Written by Lars Helland
How many times have you heard or read, “we are all in this together?” COVID-19 has impacted the entire world. Our part of the world is more focused on where we live and Haiti. Eternal Shepherd, Seneca, SC helped start the schools in Pas Bonbon and Rocky Road in the Central Plateau of Haiti. Trinity HOPE was already well established in the area and the growth of the Church in all of Haiti is blessed every day by the Trinity HOPE feeding program. When COVID-19 became a pandemic, we were extremely concerned about our sister congregations in Haiti. I contacted Pastor Walta Clercius and asked what we could do to...Read more
Parents waiting in line for food distribution
Handwashing station in Haiti
SOAP comes in all shapes and sizes! A big thanks to all who have donated funds to our WELCA soap account. The WELCA Board met a few weeks ago and decided to use the ... Read more
SAVE THE DATE - Pick-up materials at church on Monday, July 13 ~ 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon!
July 5 - Elvis & Beth Gross
July 14 - John & Jorja Trocino
Stan & Susan Stewart
July 16 - Jerry & Lisa Blanchard
July 21 - Mike & Allison Bloom
July 28 - Nick & April Mason
July 30 - Kyle & Sheena Weaver
In the meditation garden, St. Andrew
FROM THE FINANCE TEAM
In memory of Cornelia Mae (Nita) Brack Johnson, mother of Susie & Darryl Miller to the Pipe Organ by:
Jim & MaryBeth Cottingham
Mike & Jolene Richardson
From the Finance Team
Convenience of Electronic Giving
A reminder that St. Andrew offers electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. It is a "greener" approach to giving! You may make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift!
Online Giving lets you go to our website at www.saintandrewchurch.com any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.
Use the QR code by scanning with your phone where it takes you to our giving site.
Questions? Contact the office. And thanks for supporting the ministries of St. Andrew Lutheran Church!