A Message from the Junior Warden

To me, one of the more beautiful and inspiring passages in the Old Testament comes from the book of Joel. In Chapter 2, verses 28-29, the prophet Joel describes how God will manifest His spirit on His people.

“And afterwards I will pour out my spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men (and women) will dream dreams, and your young will see visions.”

While these words are very ancient, we who live in the present know that God continues to pour out His spirit on all those who believe and trust. From the depths of God’s love, and out of the depths of our belief, we know the power of the spirit to shape and transform our world.

What a blessed image and promise this can be for us at St. Andrew’s. For the Holy Spirit promises something for everyone. Our very own sons and daughters can prophesy. Our old men and women can dream dreams. And our young people, the very future of St. Andrew’s, can see visions.

Is there any more exciting picture of St. Andrew’s present and future than this? And isn’t this future inspiring, and worthy of our deepest belief and trust? Think, if you will, of the prophetic announcements our sons and daughters can give voice to. Imagine how our older believers can inspire St. Andrew’s with our dreams. And perhaps best of all, try to imagine the glorious visions of which our young members are capable.

Prophesy, dream and vision. These can be the core of our spirituality at St. Andrew’s now and in the future. Something for everyone. And I would like to think, knowing as I do the believers at St. Andrew’s, that somewhere in the midst of our visions, dreams and prophecies is an image of a better world. A world where God’s reign in Heaven, becomes God’s kingdom on earth. Where peace and justice for all God’s people will thrive. A world where the hungry are fed, the naked clothed, and the stranger is welcome. And at St. Andrew’s in particular, all manner of people are free and encouraged to worship with us. All of this is possible and inevitable to the degree that each of us, sons and daughters, old and young, become vessels in which God’s Holy spirit can dwell.

Jim Mannon


As we gather in person for Sunday worship, please remember we still need to be protective of each other as the Omicron Variant of the Covid virus continues to spread. Even those who are vaccinated may become infected and transmit the virus. To protect our communities until this subsides, the Diocese has suggested that you wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We also ask that you maintain social distancing. We now encourage you to sing, but with your masks on. Many thanks to everyone for your patience.

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Prayers and Reflections for this week

We have heard that the daily reflections and scripture readings provided during Lent were appreciated. Those of us writing them have also found it an enriching experience and have decided to continue. The meditations are written by persons from Saint Andrew’s, Gobin UMC and Beach Grove UMC. The daily meditations will be in the newsletter each week and go from Wednesday to Tuesday, except for Sunday. Whether you enjoy these every day, or as the Spirit moves you, may this resource continue to bring you spiritual food for the journey. Blessings!

The Last Sunday after The Epiphany

Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, February 27 led by The Rev. Jim Lemler

You can connect to the service 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 February 27

Non Food Pantry Latest

Saturday, February 26

• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Alex Roehrkasse and sack lunches will be served. We are very grateful to Kate Berry, Martha Rainbolt, Carl Huffman, Karen Hirt Mannon, and Christiane Wisehart who have worked very hard to obtain supplies for the Non-Food Pantry. Kroger is not able to acquire enough products for us so the items are being purchased from a variety of sources. This is much more expensive. Donations to help offset this extra cost will be gratefully accepted! If you can help with either the February 26th or March 26th packing of lunches or distributions, please let us know because we can use your help!

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Menstrual Pads
  • Tampons

  • Toilet Paper

Your prayers are asked for:

The family of Jack Angleton, brother of Peggy Angleton
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Lee Bird, nephew of Lucy Wieland
Bernice Emrick, mother of Karen Hirt Mannon
The family of Margaret Anne Ervin, sister of Bob Haymaker
The Rev. Nancy Ferriani and the family of Bob Ferriani, friends of Warren and Connie Macy
Katie Gleichman, relative of Jim Ensley
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
The family of Dr. John Lovett, father of Nancy Lovett
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
Mike Majors Sr., father-in-law of Renee Majors
Mary Mountz
Marilyn Mourouzis
Leo Nelson, brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
The family of Helen Noble, mother of Terry Noble
Gordon Redden
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
Elizabeth and Natalie Sheffler, daughter and granddaughter of Page and Narda Cotton
Gloria Smith
Skip Sutton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Saint James Church, New Castle: The Rev. Brown Mulimi Mujete, Rector.

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 of Kenya.

Birthdays: Patti Harmless, February 28 . Lucas Vaglia, March 2 . Terry Noble, March 3 . Gwen Morris, March 4 . Aidan Vaglia, March 5

Anniversaries: None


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