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All are welcome at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Andrew's,

This Sunday the Rt. Rev. Robert Ihloff, Assisting Bishop of Maryland, will visit St. Andrew's.  He will preach at both the 8:00 and 10:00 services.

As we did on Christmas Eve, we will once again make home communion kits available for worship on Sunday the 24th.  Kits can be picked up next Wednesday the 20th between 12:00 and 4:00 or between 5:30 and 7:30.  We can also deliver them to your home if you are unable to pick them up.  Please email me at priest@standrewspasadena.com to let me know how many people in your household will be participating.

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.

As the COVID case rate in Anne Arundel County is now above 60 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.

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.  Our January Healing Sunday offering will be given to Caring Cupboard, which provides food for needy families in our area.  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

 

When we awake in you all will be well,

But now we feel your absence and we cry

‘How long will the destroyers work their will?

 

The random vandals who don’t even try

To understand the good things they deface.

They trash the past, and cast a jaundiced eye

 

On all the works of beauty, art and grace

That once made up our culture. In their pride

They ruin things that no-one can replace

 

As, making havoc of their lives, they slide

Back into chaos. Rouse us up O lord

Who rode upon the seraphim. Divide

 

Once more the waters, draw the flaming sword,

Bring order out of chaos, as you did

When darkness fled before your holy Word.

 

--Malcolm Guite, in response to Psalm 74


 


 

Schedule of Services

Holy Eucharist, Rite I                         8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II                       10:00 AM
Livestream Services on Facebook & YouTube     10:00 AM

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