Worship at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Pickerington
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We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, separated, straight, gay, transgendered, mighty rich, mighty poor, or mightily trying.
We welcome those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail, or aiming to lose a few.
We extend a special welcome if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or can only sing into a bucket.
You’re welcome if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up, or just got out of jail.
We don’t care if you’re a “cradle Episcopalian” or a “cafeteria Christian,” or if you’re not sure what to believe.
We don’t care if you have only seen the inside of a church through YouTube, think Hozier invented “Take me to church,” or haven’t been in church since your BFF from high school got married.
We extend a special welcome to those over 60 who haven’t grown up yet, and to teenagers who think they’re already grown up.
We welcome soccer dads/moms, NASCAR moms/dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte sippers, card-carrying NRA members and card-burning Socialists.
We welcome vegetarians and junk-food aficionados.
We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.
We welcome you if you’re having problems, or you’re down in the dumps, or if you don’t like “organized religion.” Hey, many of us have been there, too.
We extend a special welcome if you blew all your offering money at the casino, still think the earth is flat, work too hard, can’t sepll, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We extend a special welcome to those who are inked, pierced, both or undecided.
You are welcome if you need a special prayer right now, don’t trust “religion” yet feel a spiritual tug, or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome seekers, finders, tourists, wanderers, doubters, bleeding hearts… and you.
This is your home.
What unites us is Jesus Christ, his Life, Death, and Resurrection.
The rest is details.
“Advent relieves us of our commitment to the frenetic in a fast-paced world. It slows us down. It makes us think. Advent asks the question, what is it for which you are spending your life? What is the star you are following now? And where is that star in its present radiance in your life leading you?”
~Sister Joan Chittister, OSB in The Liturgical Year
ADVENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE
December 5, 10:00 am
On the second Sunday of Advent, we light two candles on the wreath, and we listen to John the Baptist, preaching, baptizing, and urging also us to prepare for the coming of Christ. Come to worship, to see “the salvation of our God.”
Service leaflet link -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mQIBqNGpvU-H4oI-siUVTLWiHmF2OJDw/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116940911619001104065&rtpof=true&sd=true
December 12, 10:00 am
This coming Sunday we light three candles on the Advent wreath. While the world is busy with baking and shopping and the northern hemisphere grows darker each day, we gather to hear John the Baptist urging us to accept God’s good news.
December 19, 10:00 am
This Sunday, we light all four candles of the Advent wreath, and we read the story from Luke about Mary visiting Elizabeth. Christians believe that in baptism we too are filled with the Holy Spirit so that Christ will dwell in us. Come to worship: the mystery approaches.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is home to a variety of people coming from different church traditions. We encourage you to come exactly as you are. Whether you’re Baptist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, “Cradle Episcopalian,” or have never been to church before, we hope you will feel at home. You’ll notice some people bow, kneel, and cross themselves. We encourage you to engage the liturgy in a way that is comfortable or familiar to you. If you have any questions about why we do what we are doing, just ask! We would love to talk with you about it.