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

Family Promise
If you are interested and helping with Family Promise when we host, the next volunteer training orientation is Monday, January 8th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at
St. John's Episcopal Church
312 S. Guenther Ave., New Braunfels
If you are interested in going, please contact Claire Roberts or Marie Miller. Our host weeks for 2018 are February 4—11; April 29—May 6;
August 5—12; October 28—November 4

Missional Moment: Going to All Nations
Interest Meeting, Feb. 4, 9:00am
We are looking at forming another team to be sent abroad. It seems this has become a part of who we are as a congregation. We have learned how mission work is not about “us helping them,” but about partnership, sharing spiritual gifts, and mutual encouragement. We have learned that anything we are willing to do abroad, we should be willing to do here, in our own community – and, since most international mission work involves working with children and youth, this has helped us engage in ministry to children here. And mission work is about giving and receiving; the travel, as well as the caring and the learning, go both ways. International mission, like so much in the life of a Christian, is about relationships. If you are interested in being a part of the next team, please come to the interest meeting or contact Pastor Paul or Barbara.

Join Us:
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Potluck Lunch and New Member reception

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.

Thank You!
Thank you to all who bought gifts for the 48 boys and girls at Agua Viva Lutheran Iglesia, El Cenizo. They were delivered
in time for the boys and girls Los Posadas Christmas party. Thank you for always being so willing to give. May your life continue to be a blessing.

Anyone who enjoys doing crafts is invited to join the Crafters on Thursdays at 9:30 am in the Craft room (right off the Fellowship hallway). Come and bring some new ideas or teach us something new. It is a great time of fellowship and fun.

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.