Dear St. Andrew’s family and friends,
This is a wonderful week at St. Andrew’s. We hope you will take note of what’s happening and take advantage, as much as you are able, of the activities. Please be sure that every precaution will continue to be taken to keep you well and healthy while you are here. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status; social distancing will be respected, and we will limit gathering size, if it should become necessary.
- Our Non-Food Pantry distribution is set for this Saturday and we could use a few more people to help with the distribution. Please let Kate Berry know if you are available to help.
- Finally, after almost 18 months of not meeting, early Christian formation will be restarting this Sunday, August 29th for our children 7th Grade and younger. Those in 8th and above are encouraged to participate in the 10:15 worship service. Beginning on September 12th, Canon Kristin White will be with us once a month to preach and to meet with those interested in their Christian journey, perhaps leading to confirmation or reaffirmation next year. This opportunity is open to everyone Grade 8 and above. (Most definitely adults are included).
- A blessing of backpacks will also be a part of Sunday’s service. This is a wonderful tradition that hopefully does indeed bring many blessings all year to the owners of those backpacks.
- At 4pm on Sunday Albrecht will be presenting an organ concert featuring the works of J.S. Bach. To ensure the safety of those attending seating will be limited, so please call or email the church office to reserve your space. Albrecht will be presenting the same concert on Sunday, September 12th at 4:00 for people who aren’t able to attend this week. Albrecht is truly a remarkable talent and St. Andrew’s is so very fortunate to have him as our Music Director. Please consider taking advantage of his “magic,” this time with Bach. You won’t be disappointed.
Slowly, but surely, we are regaining our footing and moving forward as a parish. We hope you will join us on our path. It’s been a delight to worship with many of you again and look forward to seeing many more in the weeks ahead.
Blessings, peace and good health,