Lunches are being packed and school buses are rolling again. A new academic year for our public school children is indeed underway. Please mark your calendars for August 29th and know we are planning a Blessing of Backpacks during our 10:15 a.m. service that day. We also will be gathering our children, through Grade 7, for discussion and Godly Play.
Young people in Grade 8 and above are encouraged to participate in our morning services. (Boyd Ensley will be cantoring this Sunday). We welcome you as readers, participants in music and when pandemic distancing issues become less restrictive, acolytes. Beginning on September 12th after the 10:15 a.m. service and continuing once a month through January, Christian Formation will be available for those interested. Canon Kristin White will be with us preaching on those Sundays and then conducting the class that is open to everyone 8th Grade and above. The class, with more information to come, is a chance to learn about the Episcopal Church, our worship and sacraments and the commitment of Confirmation. The established dates for those Sundays are September 12th, October 10th, November 7th, December 5th and January 23rd. People joining in the class discussions are not making a commitment to Confirm or Re-affirm, only to explore.
This is an exciting time for our Saint Andrew’s families. It’s been too long that the second floor of Hamilton Hall has been silent. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.