St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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.

Worship Times

Sunday School
10:45 Young Adults
Sunday Morning
8:30am Traditional (Sanctuary)
9:30am Blended Contemporary (Keheley Center)
10:45am Traditional (Sanctuary)

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St. Andrew Hosting Family Promise
2016 Dates
October 23-30
December 18-25

Are You Looking For A Way To
 Walk to Emmaus! 
Christian spiritual renewal 
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Suggestions Concerning Prayer


 With all that’s going on in our world today, I know of no better gift that God shares with us than the gift of prayer!  Dr. Bill Simpson is a recently retired District Superintendent in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and he shares the following helpful suggestions concerning prayer.  I find them to be helpful and I wish to share them with you:


...Come in silence.  Why?  The psalmist says, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps. 46:10) Silence is a time to allow     God to interject his thoughts into my thoughts and allow him to speak to me.

…Make a commitment.  Set aside a specific time and be intentional about it.  Set a time and place to be alone with him.

...Choose a “prayer partner” to pray with you.  It is important to know that someone else is lifting you up to God at that time.

...Prepare your heart with the right attitude.  Thoughts of the world, worries, and anxieties can crowd in.  Resolve that this is God’s time for you.

...Meditate.  What do I meditate on?  Review the promises of God.  There are more then 1,000 promises of God in    Holy Scripture.  Make a list of your own and write on each: “What does this mean to me?”  reflect on the majesty    of God. Many of the psalms speak of  this; for example, Psalm 8,9,19 and 47. 

...Speak with God.  I find that speaking aloud helps me focus on the presence of God.  For others, silent prayer is best.

...Wait and let God speak with you.

...Pray for others.  If we allow ourselves to be channels of bringing the needs of others to the throne of God, we will    open ourselves up to a joy only Christ can fulfill.

...As you close your prayer time, commit yourself to do the will of God. 

...Carry with you an attitude of prayer.  You will be busy.  You will have other matters before you and other tasks to     do, but in all these things allow the Spirit of God to be your guide.

God Bless You all,  Pray for me as I pray for you!  





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Welcome Beth Clark!
Our New Young Adult Pastor
Please join us for a Spaghetti lunch
Sunday, August 14th
after 10:45 service.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016
Forrest Hills Mountain Retreat, Dahlonega, GA