We have met the enemy and he is us!

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”  We have a yearning for justice in our society and purpose in our lives.  Yet, what a mess this world is. There are so many ways we self-destruct as individuals and as a society!   

Jesus encourages us to pray with these words: “thy kingdom come, thy will be done.”  They are a reminder, and an invitation to trust… that God’s “kindom” of justice and equality is the ultimate fulfillment of our society… and that, as individuals, we find our ultimate fulfillment in God’s will.  

This is a radical prayer, because it goes against every impulse in our bodies and every narrative in our culture.  Yet, when we are able to pray these words – and let them sink deeply into our minds and our bodies – we may be surprised at the freedom, power, and abundance we find.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Faithfully,

Pastor Ben

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Your help is needed! The St. Andrews Food Pantry has been feeding up to 40 families and occasionally running out of supplies.  The need is great, so we invite you to contribute hot/cold cereals and Parmalat (shelf-stable milk). The next deadline for donations will be October 21, 2018.

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