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 Subvariant 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, we suggest 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.
RETURN TO COMMON CUP
At the Vestry meeting on April 17th, the Vestry decided to offer communion in both kinds—wine and bread—at Sunday Eucharist. As per diocesan guidelines, we will not intinct (dip), only drink from the shared cup, as intinction is more problematic healthwise.
Please remember that “communion by one kind” (that is, having only wine or only bread) is considered full communion; you do not need both to be completely communed. If you wish to receive wine, please guide the cup to your mouth. If you prefer only bread, simply refuse the cup.
CALL FOR LAY MINISTERS: CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS
St. Andrew’s needs you! To return to full communion of both bread and wine, we will need chalice bearers. We also need torch bearers, crucifers, Lay Eucharistic ministers/servers (help to set the altar), lectors (read the Bible), intercessors (read the prayers), ushers, and people to bring the elements (bread and wine) from the back of the sanctuary to the altar for communion. Please let Renee or Rev. Jen know if you are interested.
WORSHIP COMMITTEE FORMING
With a new priest, we will be changing some aspects of worship. We’d love to have you participate in thinking through the prayers, bulletin, music, seasons, and special worship offerings. Contact Rev. Jen or Renee to be a part of this conversation.
FESTAL EUCHARIST WITH PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY
On June 4, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be in Bloomington with Bishop Jennifer for ordinations, Eucharist, and what will no doubt be a FANTASTIC day! Let’s have a big showing from St. Andrew’s–Rev. Jen and Chris are going for the Saturday events (Rev. Jen has other places to be on Sunday…) The event (and the reception following) are free, but registration is required. You can get the information you need and register at this link: https://indydio.org/latest-news/
Festival Eucharist with Presiding Bishop
June 4, 2022 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Monroe Convention Center – Grand Ballroom
302 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING THE PRAYER LIST
We need your help! The parish office will be keeping a record of when names are requested for prayer. Names added to the Prayers of the People will be kept on that list for a month and then moved to an on-going prayer list for three months, a list for the congregation’s daily devotions and prayers. You may request that a name be returned to the Prayers of the People list by contacting the parish administrator, Renee Hood.
Memorial Garden Workers: We are in need of interested persons to form a small group that would be responsible for caring for the garden. Please let Renee know if you are interested.
Newsletter Feature Article Writers: We would like to open this up to parishioners who would like to occasionally write a short article for our on-line newsletter which publishes weekly on Wednesday mornings. Previously this task had been done by the Rector, Wardens, and a few others. We’d like to have parishioners share their voices, poems, etc. If you are interested, please contact Renee.
Coffee Hour Hosts: If you would like to host the Sunday Coffee Hour following the Sunday service, please sign up on the sheet posted by the coffee maker. We are hoping to keep this very simple with just coffee, cookies/donuts, or something similar. The Vestry will be hosting the 1st month! Our current COVID protocol during Coffee Hour is to wear masks when moving about the room, and to remove them while sitting at tables.