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St. Andrew's News: Christmas Eve
December 23, 2020, 2:37 PM

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

On Christmas Eve we will stream two services at 7:30 (Rite II) and 11:00 (Rite I). We are making pre-consecrated elements available for pickup that afternoon so that you and everyone in your household can receive the Body and Blood during the service. Please email me to let me know how many people will be receiving so we can have individually packaged bags ready for you to pick up at the church between noon and 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve. We are also able to deliver the bags to your home if it is difficult for you to come to the church.

Due to the high rates of COVID in the Diocese the Bishop is requiring us to remain in streaming-only mode until it is safe for us to regather.

On January 1st 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. The service will be streamed via our usual means.

On January 6th we will join our friends at St. Martin's-in-the-Field in Severna Park to celebrate Epiphany. The service will be held in the afternoon and streamed on their Facebook page, and I will be preaching. Time TBD.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (a.k.a. Confession) is always available to you, and is especially appropriate during penitential seasons like Lent and Advent. Bp. Sutton has given permission for us to hear confessions over Zoom (or phone, if you prefer); to arrange a time please contact me directly.

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


O Jesus, living in Mary,

Come and live in your servants

In the spirit of your holiness

In the fullness of your power

In the truth of your virtues

In the perfection of your ways

In the communion of your mysteries.

Subdue every oppressive force

In your Spirit

For the glory of the Father.



--Jean-Jacques Olier (1608-1657)



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