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St. Andrew Lutheran Church Canyon Lake Spring Branch Bulverde New Braunfels

Help those affected by recent hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico, New Zealand and Japan
This year has been an especially challenging year for millions of people who have been impacted by natural disasters, famine and war or violence. Your generous donation today provides us with the resources we need to help rebuild the lives and communities of those impacted most. Most importantly, Lutheran Disaster Response is hard at work long after the first responders are gone. Your donation today makes that possible.

All Saints Sunday, November 5
Rembering those who have passed away during the past year.

Mission Team Interest Meeting
Dates and places for our next mission team with Commission Expeditions have not been set yet, but an exploratory meeting has been scheduled for
Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
The timeframe for travel will be in fall of 2018.
If you are willing to go, and to be open to others and new experiences, to listen and to learn, then you are as prepared as anyone. The sending and receiving of missionaries is a two-way street. What God does through a mission team experience often has as much or more to do with what the team brings back in terms of new faith, energy, ideas, and experiences as it does with what the team took abroad. Don’t let your limited imagination limit what God may plan to do! If you have any questions, ask around and find someone from our growing list of members who have participated in a team, and/or attend the meeting!

Congregational Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 12
Business matters will include
- Reports from the nominating committee and church council
- Presentation of the 2018 Proposed Budget
- Elections for 2018
- A Proposal for a Perpetual Outreach Endowment
Each voting member is encouraged to be present and support the plans and business
concerning the future of our congregation as we do God’s work in our community and beyond. Annual reports will be available, Sunday, November 5, for you to pick up. During the Adult Forum, on Sunday at 9 AM, a time of questions and discussion will take place.

Backpack Ministry Information-
The third Sunday of each month emphasizes backpack ministry. Needy kids are given a gallon Ziploc bag filled with
food items for the weekend to be carried home in a backpack. The number of requests has recently increased to 75
per week.
Each bag contains these items:
3 Breakfast Items - individual servings such as oatmeal, cereal, or pop tarts
3 Protein Items – individual servings such as spaghetti-O’s, beanie wienies,
Vienna sausages, mac & cheese, etc.
2 Juice Boxes/Bags – individual servings such as fruit/ juice boxes
Other items include pudding or fruit cups, granola bars, pretzels, chips, cookies,
peanut butter or cheese crackers, etc.
How you can help? You may shop for these items or write a check to St. Andrew designating it for backpack ministry and we will do the shopping for you. Look for collection boxes in the narthex and fellowship hall..

Piecemakers Wednesdays—9 am
Come join the fellowship that we enjoy as we “piece” together all kinds of fabrics to make quilts for Lutheran
World Relief. Love is at the center of the process of making, donating, shipping and distributing LWR Mission Quilts. Buy a roll of batting for $80 and receive a quilt free. The quilt is on display in the fellowship hall on the quilt rack. Come have a look and help support this ministry.