Announcements

Sunday Documents: 29 November 2020


 

Happy New Year to all as we begin the Advent Season on this First Sunday of Advent! 

In addition to the beginning of Advent, we also look forward to celebrating with you the Feast of St. Andrew on Sunday, even if we must do so at a physical distance from one another. However, Due to the high rates of COVID in the Diocese we are being required to remain in streaming-only mode through January 1st. On that date we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name at 7:00 pm with Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Hill and their Rector, the Rev. Grey Maggiano. The Rev. Brandt Montgomery, Chaplain of St. James' School in Hagerstown, will preach.

We live stream our Sunday service at 10:00 am via our Facebook page, our YouTube channel and our website. A copy of the Bulletin for that service is attached.

We continue to 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.

 

Almyghgtie God, which has geuen suche grace to thy Apostle saynct Andrew, that he counted the sharp and painful death of the crosse to be an high honour, and a great glory; Graunt us to take and esteme all troubles and aduersities which shal come unto us for thy sake, as thinges proffytable for us toward the obtaining of euerlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lorde.

--Collect for Sainct Andrewes Daye, 1552 Book of Common Prayer



Attachments:

  1. Bulletin11292020



Christmas Coffee House 2020


 

Join us Saturday, December 12 at 6:30 pm for a relaxed evening of music, refreshments, and great friends. Musicians throughout our church will be providing the entertainment while you enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, Christmas "Spirits" and treats prepared by your family.  We will end the evening with our traditional "Waltz with the Bears", so make sure you have your favorite "Bear" ready to "trip the light fantastic!"

If you would like to sing or play an instrument, please contact Mark Cox or Father Jason.

 

This is a Virtual Event: livestream via Facebook, YouTube or on our St. Andrew's website!




Seafarers Christmas Packages

St Andrew’s is participating in the Seafarers Christmas Packages project.

We are putting together gallon sealable zip-loc bags.

Seafarers has stated that a one-gallon bag accommodates a pocket or paper back New Testament (modern English if possible), a warm hat not too bulky, warm socks or gloves, small sealed toiletries (gender neutral), pad and pen, post cards or magnets of Baltimore or D.C., and/or pocket calendar.

PLEASE NO FOOD ITEMS OF ANY KIND! PLEASE!

You can assemble your own bags or donate individual items.

Magazines will also be accepted but not as part of this project.

Pat Quick and I will be at St Andrew’s on Saturday 5 December at 10:00 am to accept donations or any bags that have already been put together.

We will be delivering the bags to the Seafarers on 8 December.

If you have any questions about this project or would like to help in assembling the bags please contact me at 443-838-0381 or 410-766-9884.

With your help, we will make this project a success.

Blessings,

Bertha Ryals




St. Andrew's Opportunity for Giving


 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

New Vestments Needed

It's time for St. Andrew's to replace our "green set"--the vestments that are worn for about half of the Sundays each year. Because they get so much use, the green ones need to be replaced more often--and the set we have now has been in use since it was donated in memory of our first Rector, Fr. George Greeno, who served St. Andrew's from 1970-1985. That means we've been using these vestments for about half of our church's existence! So, we're letting everyone know about this need in case someone has it in mind to make a special gift to the church in memory or in honor of someone special. If you are interested in making this gift, please talk with Fr. Jason.




New Blog Entry

A new entry has been made to the blog page.  Please take a look and read about our newest method of supporting the work of St. Andrews in the Pasadena community!




St. Andrew's News: Regathering Suspended, but Blood Drive Still On

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

As I announced on Sunday, due to the alarming rise of COVID cases in our state, the Diocese has informed us that we must suspend our in-person worship gatherings for the next two Sundays.

This suspension will require us to post pone our annual meeting scheduled for November 15th. The tentative date for the rescheduled meeting is December 20th. If due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold the meeting on that date we will let everyone know as soon as possible.

It is possible that this suspension will continue beyond two Sundays; that decision will be made based on public health data. The case rate has more than doubled in Anne Arundel County since October 22nd, from 10 per 10,000 to over 20, and it is hoped that by preventing opportunities for the virus to spread we can help keep transmission down.

While the outside groups meeting in our facility must also suspend gathering, we are being permitted to host this Thursday's American Red Cross blood drive as planned.

We will continue to live stream our Sunday service at 10:00 am via our Facebook page, our YouTube channel and our website. We continue to 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 Thursday November 19th we will host a Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament service from 6:00-7:00, preceded by Evening Prayer at 5:40. The Benediction service may be familiar to those of you with a Roman Catholic background; it is a contemplative service that involves prayer in the presence of the consecrated Host. As with so many practices in our Anglican tradition, if you ask whether this is for you, the answer is: "All may, some should, none must." We will stream the service as we stream the 10:00; thanks to Don and Mark for pulling extra duty that week. If you have any questions about this service please don't hesitate to let me know.

On the third Sunday of each month we take up a special offering to address the needs of hungry people in our community. We collected $158 for our October Healing Sunday offering, which was given to the Centro de Ayuda, which serves the material needs of immigrants in Anne Arundel County. Our November Healing Sunday offering will be given to the new food pantry that our Seventh Day Adventist friends established in Pasadena this year. You may make a special gift to the Healing Sunday offering by making a note on the memo line of your check or your electronic gift.

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.

 

--Fr. Jason

 




Change for Services

We are sad to announce that due to the rising COVID-19 rates in Maryland we are canceling in-person worship services until further notice!  Father Jason will keep us informed of any updates from the Diocese of Maryland.  Our livestream services will continue, as they have since the beginning of the pandemic.

Our 8am service will be on Zoom!  Watch this site for updates and more information.

Our 10am service is available on Facebook, YouTube and our website.  Bulletins are on this site for download!

Please keep a positive attitude and stay safe!




Annual Parish Meeting - Date Change


 

Please plan on attending the St. Andrew's Annual Parish Meeting on the new date, Sunday, December 20 at 9 am, following the 8 am worship service.  If we are back to in-person services, then the meeting will be on Zoom for those not wanting to attend in person.  Votes can be made by proxy.  In our meeting, we will review the work of the church over the past year and look at our goals for 2021. Discussions will include the State of St. Andrews, budget and election of our vestry. If you are a member of St. Andrew's please make this a priority. Please plan on attending so that your voice can be heard as we discuss and vote on matters affecting St. Andrew's Episcopal Church!  If you are interested in the life of the church, join us!




Weekly Bible Study - Sundays, 9 am, On-Line!

St. Andrew's will continue its weekly Bible study on July 12th via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/7858850465 or by phone 301-715-8592, meeting ID 785-885-0465).  This study takes place from 9:00-9:30 on Sundays.  This Bible study is taking us through the Bible in a year. Any and all are welcome to join in.




We Welcome You!




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