Live on Saturdays - 10:00 am
and posted on Tuesdays
You'll still find the latest sing-a-along on our FB video page. Mr. Mike and Pastor Lisa will keep your kids entertained for fifteen minutes or so. Maybe you'll have time to brush your teeth--or have a cup of coffee!
Several groups are meeting - either in person, or online. All in-person groups are small and practice appropriate distancing:
- Grief Group -Mon. 6:30pm: in the lobby.Email Diane Brousseau Pizzi
- Bible Study [Zoom]- Wed. 9:30am with Vicar Christian: Email Len Kaminski
- AA Meetings -Tues/Sat. 7:00pm: in the fellowship hall
- Virtual Book Discussion with Pastor Lisa: details to follow
If you would like to have a chance to get to know our new intern, you can contact Vicar Christian to set up an outdoor visit! It's an awkward time to get to know folks in a new community, but we can be creative and figure out how to do this with masks on and six feet between us!
Want some wonderful worship music to listen to while your staying home? Email Christian with your favorite worship songs and we will add them to our "St. Andrew Favorites" playlist on Spotify! Spotify is a free music streaming app.
Click here to access the playlist.
Cindy will be moving to remote office administration. Although she may not be physically in the office, you can still reach her Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 8:00-12:30 at 401-213-4124. If you have something to drop off at the church, please call her before doing so!
We're plannning an outdoor worship service with proper physical distancing and masks on Sundayat 9:30 - music begins at 9:20.
BYOC--BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR! There will also be the opportunity to remain in your car as you participate in worship. The service will still be live-streamed for those who don't yet feel comfortable coming out.
If the weather does not cooperate we will move inside and either way, the service will be live-streamed on Facebook ) as it has been so that all may have access.
We loved gathering last week with some of you in person--and with all of you via the internet!
Click here to access and print lyrics, etc. for the service. We will have paper copies available on the lawn.
...about worship, live-streaming, gathering in small groups....Will you take five minutes and please fill out this survey?
The church council wants to make sure we are in touch with your thoughts about what we are doing now to worship as a community--and what we might consider doing in the future.
We know there is a hunger to gather again, to sing together, to share the meal of communion.....to be the church in all the ways we are used to. But for now, we will use every safe avenue available to us to be the church at worship, in learning and through service in creative, sometimes new, ways.
Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback and share your hopes for the future - link to the survey.
Pastor Lisa will also be offering a virtual book discussion group open to anyone starting in September using "I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness". watch for details.
If you would be interested in helping create another kind of small group, let us know what kind! Hiking biking, gardening, serving...... anything that will bring us together in spite of the physical distance we are required to maintain. We're looking for new opportunities to explore our call to love kindness, seek justice and walk humbly with God.
I wanted to share with you two videos and a written document Bishop Jim has prepared as resources for congregations. The church council is referring to these as we manage things during this time and make decisions about worship and community life going forward. Link to first video. Link to the second. Link to the bishop's letter.
I hope you are willing to be patient with us as we seek to offer a safe and also spiritually meaningful worship experience to our St. Andrew partners--without putting our most vulnerable members at risk. Peace be on the process.
A wonderful group of ministry leaders came together to provide daily devotional for our time at home. This devotional encourages you and whoever else is with you to go through the Faith5 steps together: share, read, talk, pray, and bless. Find some time together today!
Follow Faith5 with us on Facebook.
Click here to learn more about Faith5.
Intern Kate has started her blog project - check out her posts and learn more about Kate and her experiences with the St. Andrew community.
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