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St. Andrew's News - Regathering in March
February 25, 2021, 4:11 PM

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

Our request to regather for worship in person beginning in March has been approved by the Diocese. So this Sunday will be streaming only, but we'll be in person on March 7th. Naturally we will continue to stream services even after we regather in person.

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 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.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (a.k.a. Confession) is always available to you, and is especially appropriate during the penitential season of Lent. Due to COVID restrictions I am not presently permitted to hear confessions in person except in the context of last rites, but Bp. Sutton is permitting us to administer the sacrament via Zoom or over the phone. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.

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

Prayer

Prayer the Churches banquet, Angels age,

Gods breath in man returning to his birth,

The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,

The Christian plummet sounding heav'n and earth;

 

Engine against th' Almightie, sinner's towre,

Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,

The six daies world-transposing in an houre,

A kinde of tune, which all things heare and fear;

 

Softnesse, and peace, and joy, and love, and blisse,

Exalted Manna, gladnesse of the best,

Heaven in ordinarie, man well drest,

The milkie way, the bird of Paradise,

 

Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the souls bloud,

The land of spices, something understood.

 

--George Herbert (1593-1633, feast day February 27)



Attachments:

  1. Bulletin 2nd Lent
  2. Bulletin Benediction