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All are welcome at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday, when we will have a "Folk Mass in the Grass" on the north side of the church--please bring a chair. Masking and distancing are not required for outdoor services, though you are of course welcome to take whatever precautions are most comfortable for you.

Now that the Diocese is in the Yellow Phase a number of our safety practices are being relaxed. Beginning next Sunday the 20th, we will be able to return to our monthly Healing Services, and those who wish to be anointed may come up to the rail or stand at the side of the steps to be anointed. Singing is now permitted for those who are vaccinated, but masks are still required. We will no longer be contact tracing. The font is again filled with holy water.

These safety protocols do remain in place:

  • Please remain at least 6 feet away from anyone you don't live with. We will not exchange handshakes or embraces at the Peace.
  • Everyone must wear a close-fitting mask. If you don't have one help yourself to a disposable mask from the basket by the front door.
  • Only the bread will be distributed at Communion. Please come forward, masked, and receive the bread with your hands outstretched; then, you may consume it when you return to your seat.
  • Windows will be opened for the duration of the service, so you may want to dress accordingly.
  • Restroom doors will stay propped open.
  • At the conclusion of the service please exit the building immediately.

The 10:00 service is streamed via our Facebook page, our YouTube channel and our website. We stream the 8:00 service via Zoom. You may use Zoom by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89538636563?pwd=aDZ6SXUxZTMvMklKSi81UkVlaGpIZz09, and you may access the audio stream by telephoning 301-715-8592 and using meeting ID 8953-863-6563, password 201189.

On the third Sunday of each month we take up a special offering to address needs in our community. Our May Healing Sunday offering of $315 will be sent to NCEON. Our June Healing Sunday offering will support the Bishop's Annual Appeal.

 

The Rector's Discretionary Fund enables me to work on the church's behalf to care for those in need in our community, and to support the needs of worthy ministries, as I am made aware of these needs. I am always glad to receive gifts to this fund (either electronically or by checks made out to St. Andrew's with Rector's Discretionary Fund on the memo line), especially at this time when need is increasing significantly. If you are facing job loss or a reduction in your family's income please don't hesitate to reach out to me personally.

One final thing for this week, Our friends at St. John's, Ellicott City are receiving a truckload (literally a full semi trailer) of food and hygiene supplies to distribute to their neighbors. They need help unloading and sorting during the day June 22-24 and June 28-30. The link to sign up is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eabaf28a7f9c34-food.

--Fr. Jason

 

On the trumpet signal of the first most admirable archangel,

The most fortified dungeons and cemeteries burst open.

Then the deadly chill of the men of this world turns to liquid;

With bones coming together into nodules of sinew from every side,

While airy souls are coming down to join with them,

Returning again to their proper station

--Columba, Abbot of Iona (d. 597; feast day June 9)

 


 

Schedule of Services

Holy Eucharist, Rite I                                 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II                               10:00 AM
Livestream Services on Facebook, YouTube & Twitch     10:00 AM

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