St. Andrew’s Virtual Eastertide Worship
St. Andrew’s worship has been moved to your home. The church is the whole body of Christians and until we can gather in-person for worship again, we are meeting virtually in our homes or other places of access. The weekly worship schedule is listed below.
Weekday Morning Prayer – 8 am Wednesdays
Compline – 8 pm Thursdays
Morning Prayer with Children’s Sermon and Easter Music – 10 am Sundays
Sunday Service followed by Virtual Coffee Hour
Holy Eucharist at the National Cathedral 11:15 am Sunday (www.cathedral.org)
(The time for St. Andrew’s Sunday worship has been chosen to allow people to “attend” the National Cathedral service at 11:15 am after attending with St. Andrew’s.)
Watch for email and text for Zoom Links to the Services. Remember that Zoom can be accessed from any telephone for the audio only feature. Phone number for call in is in the invitation. If you are not on our email or text list, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message St. Andrew’s through Facebook.
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.
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.
Following the Bishop’s instruction, St. Andrew’s in-person public worship will be suspended until further notice.
On May 19, 2020, we received a Message from the Bishop Regarding In-Person Regathering and a follow up message on May 22. Attached 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.
Click here to read Bishop Hollingsworth’s A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop, dated April 24, 2020.
The Parish Office is closed during this time but the church voicemail is checked multiple times each day.
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, Sunday, May 24, 2020)
Please click here for an Easter message from our Rector, Rev. June Hardy Dorsey.
Please click here to read the minutes from the May Vestry meeting, including reports.
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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. Future meal dates are Monday, June 1, Tuesday, June 2, Wednesday, June 3, Monday, June 8, Monday, June 22, Wednesday, June 24. 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 suspend our Thursday Food Pantry Ministry until further notice. After evaluation, increased community-wide food distribution and risk assessment, we prayerfully came to this decision. This is a temporary suspension until the contagion threat decreases. For additional resources, please visit https://www.secondharvestfoodbank.org/
(Updated Friday, May 29, 2020.)