Dear Saint Andrew’s family and friends,
First, I would like to thank Terry Noble for the inspiring words she shares with us on the back page of our weekly service bulletin. They have spoken to my heart these past weeks as my family and I mourn the loss of my mother. There were several of us who traveled to be with her in June, but for various reasons we were all “too late” for one last hug and the chance to say “thank you and I love you.” The good news for us is my mom’s faith was strong, and I had the chance to spend weeks with her this past year and to talk with her almost every day. She knew she was loved and important to each of us. It is something that all of us need: to be loved and appreciated, and fortunately, we each have it within our power to extend that assurance to those we share this journey of life with.
In case you missed them, here are the messages from the last two Sundays.
Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.
Life is short and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us. So be swift to love. Make haste to be kind and go in peace to love and serve the Lord.