St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
      Founded 1744

 

Special Parish Announcements

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Second Sunday of Advent December 10   Services 8:00 and 10:30 AM

   Sunday Children's Formation during first part of service:  Theme St. Lucia
   Adult Forum:  History from the Parish Register
   Senior Youth meeting 9:30 AM,  NO Junior Youth class
  Angel Tree Gift Donations Due 

Saturday December 16 Sanford Concert Series at 7:30 PM
   Christmas Memories featuring Members of the Washington National Opera   and Two Rivers Harmony. 
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
For more information contact Lyn Schramm at 301-863-2315.

*Third Sunday of Advent December 17   Services 8:00 and 10:30 AM
   Sunday Children's Formation during first part of service:  Theme: Holy Family
   Christmas Party for all Youth Formation Students 9:30 AM
   Greening of the Church following the 10:30 AM service.

 *Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve Services
   No Morning Services on Christmas Eve
   5:00 PM    Family Communion with Blessing of the Creche
   10:00 PM  Candlelight Communion

*Sunday December 31 First Sunday after Christmas  Services 8:00 and 10:30 AM
   No Formation Classes
   At the 10:30 service Congregation Favorites Carol Sing and Communion


CELEBRATING 250 YEARS WITH JANUARY SUPPER AND SERVICE

Coming up in January are opportunities for us to celebrate our church community and the anniversary of our building.  Mark your calendars!

On Sundays January 7th and 14th – A call for photos! In advance of our dinner and Rededication Sunday the weekend of January 20, we’d like to borrow any old photos you have of St. Andrew’s Church and our congregation. Please drop off your photos (with your name on the back of each) in the church office or bring them on a Sunday; we’ll display them for the dinner and the service and return them.

On January 20 – Supper and Song. Join us for a big night of good food and music. We’ll meet in the parish hall for fellowship in honor of St. Andrew’s Rededication the following morning. At 5:30 p.m.—Wine and cheese social (with snacks for the kids) At 6:00 p.m.—Dinner catered by Smokey Joe’s BBQ, and immediately after dinner, music by St. Maries Minstrels. Reservations will open December 3, and seating will be limited. Please sign up early. Recommended donation is $8 per person.

On Sunday January 21—St. Andrew’s Rededication. Prayers for the parish during our regular services at 8:00 and 10:30 and our guest preacher Paul Cooney, Diocesan Canon to the Bishop will join us for the special services.


Announcement and Invitation to Participate:  The Big Conversation on Racism and White Privilege.&nbsp
Next Event is Sunday, January 14 2018, Middleham Parish Great Hall, Lusby Marland, from 2 - 5 PM

We are stewards of the mysteries of God.”   1 Corinthians 4: 1
O, God, our loving Creator and Giver of all good gifts, bless our parish, strengthen our faith and grant us the spirit of Christian stewardship so that we may give generously of our time, talent and treasure to spread Your kingdom here in our church and throughout the world. We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Our Stewardship Drive continues, please return your pledge card before the November 19 deadline so our Vestry can make timely decisions on our parish budget.
Thank You! to those who have completed and returned a commitment card. Your stewardship practices sustain the mission and ministries of the parish!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP ON SUNDAYS AT 8:00 OR 10:30 AM

An Online Pledge Form is Available.  Thank you for your generous suppot.