E-Update: A Room With a View

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor

(posted 9/27/2018)
I am not sure Michael D. Carlsonwhen it happened but some years back I remember saying, “Who would pay more money at a hotel for a room with a view? A room is a room is a room!” I no longer think that. The view is the best part, be it a great lake, the majestic mountains, or a grand city.

This weekend at worship we will be reintroduced to a story in the Bible about Zacchaeus, who climbed a tree so he would get a better view of Jesus.

Zacchaeus reminds me of many of us in our world. We want to get a view of Jesus from a safe distance away. Not up close and personal but from a guarded distance. Like seeing a lion in the wild, we take sneak peeks of Jesus.

There are many reasons the view of Jesus can be obstructed: fear or angst, busyness, or so many other obstructions. I invite you to worship, as well as to some things happening at St. Andrew’s that help us see the working of Jesus in our everyday lives, up close and personal:

Tuesdays, October 9-30, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Great Hall

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Great Hall

Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. starts October 3, Great Hall

The Gospel on Monday
Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Great Hall

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety and Its Impact on Today’s Youth
Thursday, October 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Sanctuary

So come and see, get out of the tree, and join the parade of grace that is led by Jesus. There is so much more to see.