Sunday, October 1, 2017, begins a week of celebration for Episcopal Schools. This celebration includes the ministry of nearly 1,200 Episcopal Schools and early childhood education programs throughout the Episcopal Church. The National Association of Episcopal Schools’ Episcopal Schools Celebration theme for 2017-2018 is “Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Minds."
This is a time to give thanks for Episcopal early childhood programs, elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Through daily chapel, St. Andrew’s Church and school staff work in partnership to encourage and nurture our students to be “doers of the Word.” We are all different and possess many talents and gifts. Daily chapel allows us to explore the gifts and talents of people written about in the Bible. That exploration gives us the opportunity to reflect on our own gifts and talents, and the good we each have to offer the world. This reflection gives us a call to action by way of service, encouragement, sympathy, teaching, kindness, and love.
Please join us on Sunday, October 1 to celebrate not only St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, but also Episcopal Schools everywhere, all of which are vital to God’s mission. Our school chorus will sing at the 10:30 a.m. service and 5th graders will be greeters and lectors. I look forward to seeing you then!
Janna M. Outlaw
Head of School
Prayer for St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Loving God, thank you for St. Andrew's Episcopal School and for all whose lives it touches. In this challenging time, we humbly ask for your guidance. Please help us, as school and church, to be good partners to each other in the task of discerning your will. We are grateful for all that has been, we look forward to all that is to come, and we thank you, gracious God, for your presence with us in all times. We pray in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, who was himself a teacher. Amen.