St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
      Founded 1744

 

Special Parish Announcements

Brightest and best of the stars of the morning dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid; star of the east, the horizon adorning, guide where our infant redeemer is laid. 

(Hymnal 117)

JOIN US AT 8:00 AM, TRADITIONAL SERVICE OR 10:30 AM, FAMILY CONTEMPORARY
SERVICE WITH MUSIC. 

PRAYER FOR THE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant , you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last:  Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES –
Sunday School for children and youth is offered during the first half of the 10:30 service through the ministry of the Word.  In the 30 minutes, kids from preschool- grade 6 study together the lesson of the day and enjoy a project.

ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED – 
We will hold our Annual Meeting and Election of new Vestry class on Sunday, February 3. As in the past, we will meet in the church, immediately following EACH service for reports and voting. Please plan to be here and participate in this important part of our community life. 

NEW IN 2019: ST. ANDREW'S $5 HOT LUNCHES 
–a Community Ministry and Fundraiser to Fight Hunger in St. Mary's!

St. Andrew's will offer a $5 hot lunch (soup, sandwich, and drink) in the Parish Hall during Thrift Shop hours (11am - 1pm) during the month of January. We are hoping to get three crock pots of soup, five loaves of bread, cheese, lunch meat and baked goods (a batch or store-bought bag of cookies or two, for sale at $.25/each) donated to support the lunch. If you don't have time to cook, consider supplying ingredients there are willing cooks available. The goal is to provide a low-cost lunch for all community members and raise funds to support families in need of food in our county. 

THE THURSDAY BOOK GROUP IS BACK

Join us for a discussion of Why Religion? A Personal Story. The author is renowned historian of religion, Elaine Pagels, and this is her story of learning, love and loss, her search for understanding the mystery of life and death. Why Religion? A Personal Story. Available from Amazon for $18.29 hardcover, $14.99 kindle. We’ll gather in the senior classroom at 10:30 every Thursday morning January 24; bring a sandwich or your favorite nosebag lunch and join the discussion. Start date to be determined soon.


VALENTINE DINNER/DANCE

 Join us to celebrate the third-century Roman priest who may (or may not) have been a hopeless romantic remembered for marrying young couples in time to save the men from service in the emperor’s army. It cost him his head, but made him unforgettable. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. February 9 at St. Andrew’s, featuring beef tenderloin and crab cakes (accompanied by cream of butternut squash soup, roasted beet salad with mixed greens, goat cheese and walnuts, petite red potatoes, rolls, assorted wines—and for dessert— chocolate lava cake). Music by Donnie Carter; child care if needed. $35 each. There will be room for sixty, so make your reservations now (if you are interested in childcare, please be sure to mention that) : Mary Larson (larsonml@md.metrocast.net ) or Bobbi Brown (brbrown62@md.metrocast.net ).

Special Community Event

Public Discussion of Progress and Challenges in Our Schools 

A Community Conversation on Dismantling Racism

Rescheduled due to inclement weather to Sunday, January 27, 2-5 pm