Dear St. Andrew’s family and friends,
Here we are on another September 1st, still trying to beat back the Covid virus, this time it’s the Delta variant. We are still prayerfully in search of a new rector, but we are able to start being back together with masks, ventilation, and appropriate distancing, which is a giant step from last year.
One of the most beautiful things we have been able to do in person this year happened this past Sunday. Albrecht, our gifted and talented organist, put on a concert of works by J.S. Bach, which was the most extraordinary hour of music I have ever heard. The wonderful news is that on September 12th at 4:00 p.m. he is going to play the concert again so your chance to be “blown away by Bach” and Albrecht is still possible. If you are interested, please call the church office (653-3921) and reserve your spot. Because of social distancing concerns, we do have to limit attendance, but I can assure you if you are able to reserve a spot, you won’t be disappointed.
Also, please remember that Canon Kristin White is going to be with us on September 12th to be our celebrant at worship and also begin a five part series on Christian formation. It will be held right after our 10:15 a.m. service, last about an hour and will be followed up once a month through January. The opportunity is open to anyone in the 8th Grade and up, as well as adults who might be interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and their walk of faith. It can potentially lead to confirmation or reaffirmation, if that is your decision.
Finally, we had a nice “blessing of the backpacks and bag tags” as well as this year’s kick-off of Godly Play on Sunday. Because of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Godly Play will not meet this week, but will be back on September 12th for children through 7th Grade. We are grateful for our teachers who give their time and experience many weeks through the academic year. We hope to see you soon.