|A message from
Saint Andrew Lutheran Church
Greetings, Sisters and Brothers in Christ!
This has been a Lenten season unlike any other. We agreed
early on that Lent was not to be considered a time of denial,
but rather a time for doing for others. Well, as it turns out, this
Lenten season has been both.
During this time of worldwide pandemic, we have each been
called to give up so much of what was part of our normal lives:
we have given up socializing and worshipping together. We
have given up dining at our favorite restaurants and coming
together at the table to share in the communal bread and wine.
We have given up casual visits to friends and family and given
up passing the peace and after-worship fellowship. We have
given up peace of mind for social distancing.
During this time of worldwide pandemic, we are each called to
act not out of fear but out of love. How we choose to behave
directly affects the health and well-being of our neighbors. We
have it within our power and through our actions to change the
fate of what is happening. Never have we been so dependent
upon one another. This Lenten season we are each called to
think not only of our family and friends, but also of our
neighbors, through all that we do.
This Lenten season we are called to follow the Golden Rule as
never before. There’s no need to panic. There’s also no sense
in dismissing the threat. We are called to remember that there
are vulnerable people all around us, just a person or two
removed. As people of God, we are called to care for one
another. We are called to love one another as Christ loves
"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have
love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I
have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all
knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but
do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the
poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do
not have love, I gain nothing."
I Corinthians 13:1-3 (NRSV)
Welcome, Pastor Virginia Vogel-Polizzi!
Saint Andrew is delighted to announce that
Pastor Virginia Vogel-Polizzi ("Pastor Jinney")
is now serving as our Interim Pastor for one year.
She also serves on the Pastoral Care Team
at Albany Medical Center.
Pastor Jinney can be contacted at
413-344-3354 or at
"OUR WARMEST WELCOME, PASTOR JINNEY,
AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"
Welcome, John Patrick ("JP") Hubbs!
Saint Andrew Lutheran Church is delighted to announce the
addition of JP Hubbs as our NEW church musician!
JP will be accompanying our congregation as well as working
with our choir under the direction of Gary Glidden.
JP is a graduate of Queensbury High School (class of 2011)
and SUNY Fredonia (class of 2015) where he majored in Music
Business. He also works as a Music Editor for a media
company called Gracenote, Inc., in Queensbury, NY.
"A WARM SAINT ANDREW WELCOME TO YOU, JP!
AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS IN YOUR NEW ROLE
WITH OUR 'SINGING CONGREGATION!'"
Saint Andrew Community Garden
Molly and Anna Sample, our Community Garden Coordinators,
are now getting ready for spring plantings! It will soon be time
to get the beds cleaned and ready for planting.
Anyone interested in one or more beds please contact
Molly Sample, Community Garden Coordintator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org -- or at
email@example.com -- or at
More information will be available soon -- stay tuned!
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Only one day a year is devoted to celebrating the common
home God entrusted to us, but our churches across the country
are working to restore and protect earthly gifts throughout the
What can we do?
|Saint Andrew Lutheran Church
|"For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 'I have made you a light for
the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the end of the earth.'"
|Rev. Virginia Vogel-Polizzi