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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

How did you get the face of an angel? No, this weekend our theme isn't about a beauty makeover, although in a way it is. Nor is it a listing of cheesy pickup lines, although this one ain't bad. This question is prompted by deep theology inspired by the Holy Spirit, demonstrated by St. Stephen, and now passed on to us. We’re glad you joined us online to study Acts 6:8-15 and to receive the Spirit's blessing through it.
 
Can you believe this is already our 7th weekend of virtual worship? We've been blessed to receive the powerful gospel message via video, but we can't wait to be together face-to-face again. It seems likely that when we again gather we will at first be restricted to smaller groups than the several hundred people we’re used to. Our Minister of Worship, Ms. Laabs and her worship teams are discussing what that might look like for us. We'll keep you posted while this fluid situation unfolds. God-willing, soon we will be able to receive the Lord's Supper the way our Lord Jesus intended, together.



To receive 250-word devotions on Acts 6:8-15 this week, Monday – Friday,

go to st-andrew-online.org/devotions.

Apr 19, 2020

Show me a perfect church and . . . I'll show you heaven. Dr. Luke records how the earliest
Easter people sometimes didn't act like Jesus came out of the grave. But then, because they
knew he did, they repented and set a new course. Sounds like us. Luke didn’t record the
book of Acts to hold up the early Christian church as an impossible example to follow. His
purpose was to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the
growth of Jesus' church. And that sounds like us, too. We are glad you found us and invite
you to contact us if we can serve you.
To receive 250-word devotions on Acts 6:1-7 this week, Monday – Friday,

go to st-andrew-online.org/devotions.

Apr 12, 2020

The four-year-old looked up from her chicken nuggets and announced to her parents,
“We’re all gonna die.” Her parents looked up startled and fearful they had allowed her to
see too much COVID coverage on TV. But then she continued matter-of-factly, “But Jesus
moved the stone.” No matter what has happened in this world or will happen, the best
news is this: Jesus moved the stone. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is true. Let’s
celebrate it together, even from a distance.
To receive 250-word devotions on Acts 5:29-33 this week, Monday – Friday,

go to st-andrew-online.org/devotions.

Apr 10, 2020

We don’t dwell on it, at least not most of us, but from time to time something happens that
makes us give some thought to what our final words might be. History has recorded the last
words of some famous people. But none matter more that the final words Jesus Christ
spoke from the cross. They demonstrate not only did he know how to live and die, but
because of his words, we know how to live and die. May Jesus bless your meditation on his
final words, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

Apr 9, 2020

Jesus on the night of his betrayal, pauses to invest in his disciples one by one as he gathers
in the upper room with them. He pauses to show his love for each of them - love that
confronts sin but also forgives. Jesus uses the same one by one approach with us as he
displays his love for us on his way to the cross and empty tomb.

Apr 5, 2020

On Palm Sunday, the crowds turn out waving palm branches, laying their coats, and cheering for Jesus. A few months later, the whole city is astir again as Jesus' disciples are, by faith, healing the sick, driving out demons, caring for the poor, and proclaiming life in Jesus’ name. The faith-filled excitement collides with the cold, selfish, fearful jealousy of the religious leaders. Today we see how two groups are stirred up, one by jealousy, and a second by faith. 



To receive 250-word devotions on Acts 5:17-26 this week, Monday – Friday,

go to st-andrew-online.org/devotions.

Apr 1, 2020

A Lenten devotion by Pastor Steve Soukup

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