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St. Andrew's News: Recent Events, Christmas Poinsettias and Worship this Sunday
January 8, 2021, 11:25 AM

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

 

Like you I was shocked and horrified by yesterday's events in our nation's capital. I want to commend to you this statement by our Bishop, where you can also find a link to a prayer from our Presiding Bishop.

 

Sometimes I'm so upset that I can't even put words together to express how I feel; that's one of the reasons I'm so grateful for our prayer book, which sometimes puts words to what I'm feeling and other times just gives me words that are good to use anyway. The Great Litany, which begins on page 148 of our prayer book, is one of the treasures of our Anglican heritage, predating by a few years even our very first Book of Common Prayer in 1549, and the Supplication which follows it on page 154 is recommended "especially in times of war, or of national anxiety, or of disaster." It felt very fitting to pray it yesterday afternoon.

 

You are welcome to come to the church to pick up Christmas Poinsettias after the service on Sunday, between 10 and 2 on Monday or between 11 and 1 on Wednesday.

 

As the COVID case rate in Anne Arundel County is above 50 per 100,000, and as testing is above 10%, the Bishop is requiring that we continue to refrain from gathering for in-person worship. We are blessed by the faithful labors of Don Durham and Mark Cox, by which we are able to participate from a distance.

 

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 this Sunday 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.

 

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 $438 for our December Healing Sunday offering, which was given to the Baltimore International Seafarers Center. 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

 

 

We humbly beseech the, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and, for the glory of thy Name, turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore sere thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honor and glory; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 155)

 



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