God is good all the time! All the time God is good! And God is good all the time to St. Andrew’s!
You may know it is customary for a new Bishop to be gifted with the needed accouterments. (That’s the fancy stuff that a Bishop wears.) We are all so proud of our Bishop-elect!! So as a thank-offering to our good God, St. Andrew’s is bestowing upon Fr. Carl his Miter and Stole. (Yes! We got him the funny hat!)
These beautiful items cost about $860. We hope you will take this opportunity to express your thanks to God and love for Fr. Carl in the form of a contribution toward these gifts. Please designate as such with your offering.
Yes, God is mighty good all the time to St. Andrew’s and we pray that He continue to be good all the time to Bishop-elect Carl Wright!
Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St. Andrew's. Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church.
We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our new spiritual leader,
that we may receive an upright and faithful pastor who will care for your people
and equip us for our ministries.
Grant us perception, faithfulness and joy, so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations.
Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process.
Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us.
Come Holy Spirit.
We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, p. 818)
Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before his passion prayed for his disciples that they might be one, as you and he are one: Grant that your Church, being bound together in love and obedience to you, may be united in one body by the one Spirit, that the world may believe in him whom you have sent, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (BCP, p.255)
Grant us the grace to ask what thou wouldst have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.î (BCP, p. 832)