Morning Prayer is held every Monday at 10:00AM. All are invited in a time of spiritual reflection on Scripture and prayer. Prayer requests are collected in person, in the prayer box, Facebook Messenger, and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Net, is our online prayer offering at St. Andrew’s. A collection of dedicated and faithful people have committed themselves to pray for the needs and concerns brought to them. Do you have a request? Email the church at email@example.com and they will forward it to our Prayer Net. The amount of details you wish to share is up to you. You can give as much or as little as you want. God knows your request. Don’t feel comfortable emailing a prayer request? Drop it in our Blessing Box outside the church.
Prayer Team, is our in-worship prayer offering. Each Sunday, during Holy Communion at the 10:00 AM service we have a Prayer Team stationed in our back chapel to pray for any concerns, thanksgivings or more. Again, you do not need to give them any details unless you want to. God knows your request. Prayer Net requests are prayed for at this time as well.
Additional Prayers. Each Wednesday at our 12:30 service of Holy Eucharist we pray for the needs of the parish and requests which come into our Prayer Net and any concerns our Prayer Team has given us – with the permission of the person requesting prayer.
Our Sunday Prayer Rotation. Each Sunday at our 8:00 and 10:00 AM services we pray through a “prayer rotation” of needs in the community, including the people of an Episcopal Church in the Diocese, the people of a different (or no) denomination in the community, the people of this parish, those serving in the military, and time is given at all services for people to lift up other concerns whether out loud on their lips or silently in their heart.
Birthday and Anniversary Prayers. On the first Sunday of each month (sometimes can be moved to the next week if falls on major holiday) we ask people in the congregation to come forward who have birthdays and/or anniversaries that month and we ask God’s blessings on their “new year”.
Men’s and Women’s Share Groups’ Prayers. We have several men’s and women’s groups who meet weekly to encourage one another in their walk with Christ. They offer up prayers for the parish as well.
Tuesday Prayers at our Adult Bible Study at 7:00PM. Both groups lift up prayer concerns given to them.
Men’s Saturday Breakfast Prayers. On the last Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM we offer for eggs, sausage and who knows what else. Each month, a different man of the parish offers a Bible passage for study and discussion and this group lifts up in prayer all requests given to them.
is provided each Sunday during the 10:00 AM service. We have lots and lots of Hand Sanitizer bottles because little kids are just so… Inquisitive!
The children return from Sunday School to their parents for the Holy Communion. In the Episcopal Church all who are baptized are welcomed to receive the Lord’s Supper, and that includes children. If your child is baptized in the Christian Faith they are also welcome to receive the Holy Sacrament. Please know that this is completely the decision of the parents’/guardians.
We are blessed. Most of us (unfortunately) don’t think we are, but we are blessed.
If we can walk, talk, eat, digest, hear, sing, carry, pick-up, or bend over; if we have a job or have some money in the bank; if we have insurance or access to it; if we have a roof over our head, clothes on our back, and food in our tummy – WE ARE BLESSED.
Since we are blessed, we are called by God to bless others.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
…Matthew 25:35-40 ESV
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
…James 1:27 ESV