A Lenten Message from Bishop Jennifer
Dear St. Andrews family and friends,
As we begin our Lenten season Bishop Jennifer shared her thoughts about our road to the resurrection. They were included in the weekly Diocesan newsletter, but I am not sure how many of you receive that e-mail. Please take a moment to read her letter below. It most certainly helped to direct my thoughts about this 40 day journey.
Wishing you peace,
The Empty Tomb is our Destination
This Lent, as war rages in Ukraine and we reckon with cruel transphobic legislation, systemic racial injustice and the uncertain post-pandemic future, I am thinking about the connection between trauma and resurrection. Especially this year, as we journey toward the cross, we are confronting head-on the hard, painful, and sinful aspects of our own humanity. Everywhere we turn seems marked by the trauma created by human sinfulness. It can feel as if we live in perpetual Lent.
But God is on this journey with us. When we set out on Ash Wednesday to walk the way of Lent, the empty tomb is always our destination. Come Easter morning, we will know once again that God has defeated death and suffering, and, as Revelation 21:4 tells us, “mourning and crying and pain will be no more.”
I invite you, therefore, to a holy Lent, to a journey that will end with healing and celebration, and a bold witness to our shared hope in the risen Christ.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING SINGING, MASKING, AND SEATING
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.
Connect With Us
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of the passing of Marilyn Mourouzis. Marilyn left this world earlier this week to finally be with her beloved Nick.
Funeral services will be at St. Andrew’s this Saturday, March 12th, at 11:30 a.m. with Father Bill Wieland officiating. Please keep the Mourouzis family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Second Sunday in Lent
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, March 13 led by The Rev. Kelsey Hutto-Ford
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 March 13
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, March 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 the March 26th packing of lunches or distributions, please let us know because we can use your help!
Top 3 Needed Items
Your prayers are asked for:
The family of Jack Angleton, brother of Peggy Angleton
The family of Teresa Batto, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
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
The family of Marilyn Mourouzis
Leo Nelson, brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
Elizabeth and Natalie Sheffler, daughter and granddaughter of Page and Narda Cotton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Mary Jane Van Oosten, grandmother of Tim Jedele and family
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Saint Paul’s Church, Jeffersonville: Mr. Benjamin Sapp, Senior Warden.
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 Melanesia.
Birthdays: Anna von Gaudecker, March 16 . Justin Glessner, March 18 . Joanne Kissinger, March 19