Update on Pastor Jim Toole

On Friday, April 23, 2021, Pastor Jim Toole, took his last breath here on earth and his first breath in heaven. Please continue to pray for Pati, Jake, Conor, Jay (his brother), Bud, and Carolyn (Jim’s parents). Again, we thank you for respecting privacy, so if you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the Church Office and we will do our best to answer them.

Below we have linked information on the memorial service, upcoming community celebration, a letter from Pastor Mat Grover, Pastor Jim’s final sermon, along with Pastor Jim’s YouTube channel with weekly videos of his journey navigating Stage 4 cancer.

We love you, Pastor Jim.

Celebration of Life and Faith

Please join us Saturday, May 15, at 2:00 pm for a Celebration of the Life and Faith of Rev. Dr. Jim Toole. The service will be both in-person and live-streamed. Those who would like to attend in person are welcome. We will have limited seating, so we also encourage people to watch the live stream as well as participate in our outdoor community celebration on June 12.
*We ask that those in attendance in-person wear masks and practice social distancing. No RSVP is required for in-person attendance. Childcare will be available for Kinder and younger downstairs in Room L. For questions, please contact the Church Office at 520-297-7201.
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Jim Toole 1K – June 12, 2021

The Inaugural Jim Toole 1K will be held between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on June 12 at Riverfront Park. This will be a way for the whole community to celebrate Jim and his impact on the city he loved. Additional details will be available soon.

A Letter From Pastor Mat (4/24/21)

Dear St. Andrew’s Family,
 I am writing you this day with some difficult news. Last night (4/23), Pastor Jim Toole, took his last breath here on earth and his first breath in heaven. Throughout his short and fierce battle with cancer, Jim has continued to point us to the ultimate Gospel truth that God has redeemed us and has prepared a place for us to spend all eternity with Him. So, although we might be sad and our grief is very real, we should also rejoice in the hope that we have and trust that Jim is now resting in the loving arms of our Savior!
Jim called us as a congregation in his last sermon to “keep doing what we are doing.” So, tomorrow during worship we will acknowledge our individual and cooperate grief, but we will also do what we have been called to do, and that is worship our Risen Savior, the one in whom our eternal hope rests. We will also have prayer warriors and Stephen ministers at the ready for anyone who would like some extra prayer. Over the next few weeks, these people and other grief counselors will be available for anyone in our St. Andrew’s family. If you would like to speak to someone or have questions, please feel free to contact the church office and we will point you in the right direction.
At this time, there is no date for a memorial service, but we will keep you in the loop as plans take shape. Please continue to pray for Pati, Jake, Conor, Jay (his brother), Bud, and Carolyn (Jim’s parents). Again, we thank you for respecting privacy, so if you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the church office and we will do our best to answer them. May we trust in our eternal hope and that the Creator of the Heavens and Earth is holding on to us and will NEVER let us go.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Mat

Pastor Jim’s Final Sermon (4/11/21)

Pastor Jim blessed us with a final message for St. Andrew’s. If you were not able to join us, we hope you will take a few minutes to listen to this incredible leader and servant. We love you, Pastor Jim! Thank you for all you have done for SAPC and for the Kingdom of God!

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Pastor Jim’s YouTube Updates

Over the course of Pastor Jim’s battle with Stage 4 Cancer, he shared his thoughts and insights as he navigated the journey.
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