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St. Andrew's News: Ash Wednesday and Healing Sunday
February 11, 2021, 11:13 AM

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

I look forward to joining you for worship this Sunday. We 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, and you may access the audio stream by telephoning 301-715-8592 and using meeting ID 8953-863-6563, password 201189.

Our Ash Wednesday service will be at 7:30 pm on the 17th, streamed via the usual channels. We are making home communion kits available for this service; please let me know how many you will need for your household. During the day between 12:00 and 1:00 and between 6:00 and 7:00 you may come by the church to receive ashes and home communion kits; ashes will be administered on a drive-through basis with everyone masked for safety.

On the third Sunday of each month we take up a special offering to address needs in our community. Our January Healing Sunday offering collected $515 for Caring Cupboard, which provides food for needy families in our area. Our February Healing Sunday offering will be given to the Diocese's Reparations Fund; please make your check payable to Diocese of Maryland, with Reparations Fund on the memo line. You may also give electronically through Givelify; please add a note to direct your offering.

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


Set us free, heavenly Father, from every bond of prejudice and fear; that, honoring the steadfast courage of your servant Absalom Jones, we may show forth in our lives the reconciling love and true freedom of the children of God, which you have given us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

--Collect for the Feast of Absalom Jones (Feb. 13), the first African-American ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, in 1802