Zoom Morning Prayer Service at 9:30 am

The Zoom Link to our Services can be found in the weekly e-news along with information on how to join us from any telephone for the audio only feature. If you are not on our email or text list, email rector@standrewselyria.org or message St. Andrew’s through Facebook.

In Person Holy Eucharist at 11:00 am

When the Covid Threat Level update on Fridays indicates level orange or below, in-person Holy Eucharist will be offered at 11 am on Sunday in the church building. Please enter from the 3rd Street Door. (If needed enter at Holy Lane to use the elevator.) You will need to answer health questions, have your temperature taken, sign in and provide a contact number. Please sanitize your hands, then pick up a Book of Common Prayer or please feel free to bring your own copy. Sit in a designated socially distanced seat and remain in your pew until directed to do otherwise. We will move to communion and out of the church after the service at the direction of the ushers. 

Streaming Virtual Holy Eucharist

Each Sunday, you can join and gather at the National Cathedral from home. The service begins at 11:15 am and can be found at this link. This is also the link to Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer at 7 am and 7 pm.

(Updated September 12, 2020)

Response to the spread of the  Covid-19 Coronavirus

On Sunday, March 15, we received a Diocesan-wide message from Bishop Hollingsworth, The Bishop for the Diocese of Ohio, instructing all public worship to be suspended until further notice and, if possible, for meetings to move to virtual platforms. He explained the thoughtful and prayerful process by which the decision was made. On May 22, you will find a letter from the six bishops serving the two dioceses in Ohio outlining our common perspective, followed by a guidelines document describing requirements and suggested procedures for phased, in-person regathering in the Diocese of Ohio.

For up-to-date information from the Diocese you can read the most current Message from the Bishop Regarding In-Person Regathering and you can find earlier messages by scrolling down or clicking on the Archive. 

You can also find Messages from Bishop Hollingsworth regarding the Coronavirus crisis here.

The Parish Office is officially closed, however, our voice mail and email are checked regularly. 

An online Book of Common Prayer can be found at this link. Morning Prayer (page 75) or Evening Prayer (page 115) as well as Compline (page 127) and Daily Devotions (page 136).

(Updated November 24, 2020)

Please click here for a Letter from our Rector, Rev. June Hardy Dorsey, November 30, 2020 

Please click here to read the minutes from the December Vestry Minutes.

Christmas Decorating Contest 2020
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DESIGNATE A GIFT TO YOUR PARISH

To facilitate stewardship, the Diocese has launched an online giving resource. Simply set up your one-time or recurring gift and select your parish from the pull-down menu. The Diocese will transfer your gift to your parish. Click the button above to make your contribution.

COMMUNITY MEAL UPDATE
Moving forward we will be will be offering “To-Go” meals served outside our door on Holly Lane. We will have a table set up and ask all our guests to wear a face mask and comply with guidelines on physical distancing. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one. We expect to continue serving “To-Go” meals for the foreseeable future. Please check Facebook, our website and calendar for updates as we faithfully move forward on this uncertain journey to help slow the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus while continuing to provide meals to our community. We will serve from 6 – 6:30 pm or until all guests have been served. We will not be offering seconds. 

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
We have made the difficult decision to conclude our Thursday Food Pantry Ministry. After evaluation, increased community-wide food distribution and risk assessment, we prayerfully came to this decision. For additional resources, please visit https://www.secondharvestfoodbank.org/

We are currently in the discernment process related to new outreach ministries. St. Andrew’s has a long history of outreach. Find out more here.

(Updated November 24, 2020)