Meet Rev. Gregory Stark. Raised in Boise, Idaho, Gregory Stark (or, Greg the Curate, as some call him), came East to attend Kenyon College (Class of 2013), where he majored in Religious Studies. As a student he was active with the Canterbury club and with Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church. Following graduation, Greg served with the AmeriCorps program, City Year Cleveland, working with ninth grade students at John Adams High School on literacy, behavior, and attendance. He has a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and his diploma of Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale (both 2017). Ordained a deacon on June 1, 2017, he will be ordained to the priesthood on December 8, 2017.
Greg has a passion for monasticism, youth ministry, baking bread and cooking for friends, ecumenism, and building bridges across the Anglican Communion. He shares his time and ministry across Lorain County, as a part of a new venture by the Episcopal Church in Lorain County. Greg leads a shared youth group (grades 6-12) for the youth of the county. He is active in the Province V Campus Ministry Network of the Episcopal Church, working with students at Oberlin College.
We are once again offering basic shelter to the homeless in Elyria. We are working with First United Methodist Church next door and First United Presbyterian, across from the Chronicle Telegram. Our goal is to offer overnight accommodations on especially cold nights, (20 degrees or below, including wind chill). Guests must arrive between 7-8 pm and depart by 6 am. Last winter the need was very minimal and most cold nights we did not have any guests. As a result, we are offering Basic shelter for December after which time we will determine if we should continue for 2018. We want to thank everyone who has helped with this ministry and ask for continued prayers for the volunteers and guests.
The Diocese of Ohio is encouraging its congregations to take advantage of a new digital service called Flocknote. There is no cost to us at this time and the service will help parishioners stay connected to St. Andrew’s as well as the diocese. This is not mandatory for us or for you, but is another way for us all to stay connected.
The service helps our “flock” receive “notes” to keep them informed and/or reminded of events, special activities, meetings and more. The notes are delivered via text and email, but only to those who want to receive the notes. For example, if you want to be reminded to help with Community Meals, but you don’t always remember the date St. Andrew’s serves, you can receive specific reminders for this ministry. If you want a reminder about choir practice, you can receive these reminders as well. However, if you do not want reminders about meals or choir, but really need a reminder about the next time you’re needed as an usher, you can receive these reminders.
There’s no account, user name, password or app to download. More information on how to sign up is coming soon.