Category Archive: Pastor’s Message

Inspirational messages from our Pastor

Dec 06 2009

Jesus Coming Into Our Lives

The re-telling of Jesus’ birth narrative reminds us of God’s incredible power and it very nature. Salvation is born into the world from the womb of a scandalized unwed mother relying on the continued faithfulness of an embarrassed partner-to-be who knows he is not the biological father. They will trust God’s promises, together. The baby …

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Oct 30 2009

People to People

What an incredible blessing it was! During the second week of September, I had the privilege of returning to New Orleans, where thirteen of us had represented St. Andrew’s during an inspired mission experience back in July. I asked Pastors Don Boutte and Clifford Jones of St. John Baptist and Pastor Charles Duplessis of Mt. …

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Aug 24 2009

A Breathtaking, Lifegiving Season

Back in June, I suggested to the congregation that summer might be a “growing season” in our community of faith, where the rhythm of life changes along with the weather, and where the Holy Spirit reshapes and invigorates us. I had no idea how true that would be! On the surface, worship attendance this summer …

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Jun 24 2009

Summer: A “Growing Season”

Summer is a special kind of “growing season” in our community of faith.  The weather changes, as does the rhythm of life.  The Spirit often reshapes and invigorates us in different ways. While we will not have Sunday School in July and August, I am going to take particular care to tell, and embody, some …

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Jun 23 2009

Loving What We Don’t Have Time For

Mark 5:21-43 The text is the Gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, and the message speaks to us right where we live. A great crowd has gathered about the very-busy Jesus. In its midst, he is approached by Jairus, “one of the rulers of the synagogue,” a very important man. “My little daughter …

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Feb 22 2009

Opportunity

Luke 19:28-44 Can you think of a missed opportunity in your life? Perhaps something that was right there for you, but you didn’t see it, or realize what the decision meant at the time? Or maybe you can remember something important that you did recognize and seize upon, and how that has changed your life. …

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