St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Monday, December 10, 2018
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
 Welcome to St. Andrew United
Methodist Church!
 
Our Mission Statement
St. Andrew United Methodist Church strives to be a family of caring, nurturing followers of Jesus
Christ welcoming all those seeking to know and grow in God’s service.
 
CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT 1:00PM ON FRIDAYS
 
NO COMMUNION THIS SUNDAY, COMMUNION ON CHRISTMAS EVE
DECEMBER 24TH
5:00 pm—Candlelight Contemporary Service—Keheley Center
7:30 pm—Traditional Service—Sanctuary 
5TH SUNDAY SERVICE SUNDAY, DEC. 30th
10:30 am  Service and No Sunday School
10 am Coffee & Donuts - Community Room

Worship Times

 
 9:25am Children's
9:30am Young Adults
10:45am Free Radicals
Sunday Morning
8:30am Traditional (Sanctuary)
9:30am Blended Contemporary (Keheley Center)
10:45am Traditional (Sanctuary)
*5th Sunday Service 10:30am*
    (No Children's Sunday School)

  
 
 
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St. Andrew Hosting Family Promise
 Dec 16 - 23rd
 
 
 
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The Essential Message of Christmas

“Behold the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call His name ‘Immanuel; which is translated, “God with us!” Matthew 1:23  

 At this time of the year, we say, Merry Christmas.”  I prefer that to “Happy Holidays,” but I don’t get  confrontational about it.  Instead, I want to be gracious.  After all, Christmas isn’t always a happy time for everyone.  For someone who has lost their job, this is not the most wonderful time of the year, because so much emphasis is placed on a merry Christmas being a materialistic one.     

There are also those who have lost loved ones.  Things that once made them happy at this time of the year now make them sad.  Those things that once brought happiness are now things that bring sadness, because they evoke memories of times spent together.  Therefore, Christmas becomes a difficult time for some. 

There are many who are in need of encouragement at his time of year.  They don’t need a  Christmas present; they need His Christmas presence.  They need to be reminded in a loving way what this season is all about.  It’s not about things, It’s not about presents. 

These things have their place , but we need to remember the essential message of Christmas, which is Immanuel-God is with us.  And for the hurting person, the lonely person, the sorrowing person, this is the time of year to bring the gift of encouragement to them and say, “The  message of Christmas is: God will be with you.   God will strengthen you.”    

May God Bless us all, and Merry Christmas, 

   Mack

 

Church Office

770-926-3488
 Preschool
 770-592-7250
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Suggestion Box

 
  
 
 
Friday, December 7th
 
5-8pm
RSVP for Santa Pictures and Snack Dinner
 
 
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