Entering 2021 with gratitude

Dear Saint Andrew’s family and friends, Happy 2021.

As we move into what we hope is a new year filled with health and increasing promise, I have spent time thinking about what we, as a congregation, have to be thankful for.

We have not been able to worship together at Saint Andrew’s since March, but we have, with increasing dexterity, been able to continue to be together on Sunday mornings and even celebrate the most holy days of our church year with prayer, incredible music and messages that have inspired. (Our Christmas Eve service had 66 people participating: a new Zoom record.)

This year of the pandemic has made the calling of a new rector difficult, but our Search Committee remains diligent and committed.  One of our greatest blessings has been Father Mark.  Since September of 2019 he has been with us to shepherd our small flock, provide continuing support, and offer new opportunities for Christian growth and connections.  I cannot imagine how we could have fared as well without him.

During this time of chaos and uncertainty we have been able to continue our Non-Food Pantry ministry thanks to Kate Berry, Christiane Wisehart,  Martha Rainbolt, Karen Hirt Mannon and countless other volunteers.  Our children and Zac bring many smiles and new joys to our worship and we had a successful pledge campaign.  Yes, Saint Andrew’s has much to be thankful for.

Although we know Covid 19 is far from eradicated, the vaccines bring hope to us all.  As we wait for our turn to be vaccinated and continue to move closer to gathering in our sanctuary, I will continue to be grateful for each one of you, for the people who continue to support our ministries, for Albrecht, Renee and Terry for sharing their gifts and dedication, and to our Lord for indeed holding us all in the palm of his hand.

With love and prayers for a healthier tomorrow,


Connect With Us

First Sunday after Epiphany: Baptism of Christ

Sunday Worship January 10

You can connect via Zoom . Click on this link to connect. If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download Zoom, go ahead and do that. When you enter the meeting you should be able to see and hear others and others can see and hear you. If you come in a little late, please listen for a moment before speaking. In order to see everyone, go to Gallery view (upper right on PCs and upper left for Macintosh). When we get started everyone except the speaker will be muted. If you are reading or playing music, please be sure to unmute yourself.

If you are connecting via telephone dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 847 8600 1703 and press #, then enter the password: pray and press # again.

Click here for the service booklet for January 10.

Ever wonder whether Christian life and church membership still make sense in our tumultuous world? If so, then please join us beginning on Wednesday evening, January 27.
Join us as renowned Biblical scholar, theologian, and fellow Episcopalian Marcus Borg takes us on a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful journey. Please join us as we read and discuss Borg’s final book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most.

Additional details will follow in next week’s St. Andrew’s Newsletter.

Non Food Pantry Latest

Non Food Pantry information here.

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Paper Towels

  • Dish Soap
  • Toilet Paper

Christmas Eve Encore!

Our Christmas Eve service was very special. We are very thankful to Zac Johnson, the parents and the kids for wonderful Christmas pageant – 2020 style! Once again, Albrecht von Gaudecker provided beautiful and inspiring music, including two pieces with Saint Andrew’s friend, Eric Edberg, and one with Amalia Cerevani, a DePauw music student. Click here to enjoy all of them again!

Your prayers are asked for:

Lorrie Anderson, cousin of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
JoElla Burns, friend of Terry Noble
Douglas Butler, brother-in-law of Claudia Butler
The family of Patty Clements, friend of Cathryn & Jim Ensley
The family of Tom Gibson, brother of Gwen Morris
The family of Micah Grimm, friend of Zac and Savannah Johnson
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel & Stephanie Gurnon
The family of Frances Louise Hassler, mother of Suzanne Hassler
William Johnston, son of Kevin and Meggan Johnston
Keith Keysor, friend of Andy Cullison
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
Jill McDermott, mother of Jim & Karen Mannon’s son-in-law
Stanley Morris
Mary Mountz
The family of Nick Mourouzis
Gordon Redden
Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
The family of Jeff Sheffler, son-in-law of Page & Narda Cotton
The family of Rogene Snook, mother of Caroline Good
The family of Pastor Daniel Stroebel, friend of Father Mark
Skip Sutton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
Father Bill Wieland
The family of Phyllis Wright, grandmother of Zac Johnson
The family of Eric York, husband of Christi York and father of Dunkin

Birthdays: Keri Good, January 12 . Henry Cox, January 13 . Caroline Good, January 13 . Suzanne Hassler, January 14

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Saint Peter’s Church, Lebanon: The Rev. Christopher Beasley, Rector. Please pray especially for Father Christopher, his husband Kent, and their son Jacob, who lost their home in a fire just before Christmas.

Our companion dioceses: The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil: The Most Rev. Mauricio Jose Araujo De Andrade, Primate of Brazil and Bishop of Brasilia. The people and Diocese of Haiti and Saint Andre’s in Mithon.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

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