Thursday, April 19, 2018

Youth Sunday is May 6

We are blessed with talented, intelligent and great young people here at St. Andrew’s.  Our youth are involved in several aspects of church life, including being acolytes and serving church and community through outreach projects.

On Sunday, May 6, our youth will be taking a leadership role in the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist.  They will be ushering, reading the Epistle, giving a reflection on the Gospel of the day, as well as leading the Prayers of the People, which they have written themselves.  They will also be involved in the ministry of music and sharing a special presentation of the Lord’s Prayer. 

We will also have the recognition of our great acolytes who have faithfully served at the altar. 

It will be a great day of our youth being celebrated and participating more fully in the service. Afterwards, we will all be treated to a delicious brunch! 

The Rev. Lorna H. Williams 

(We will also have our usual 8:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist – Rite I on May 6.  Please note that the Youth Service will begin at 10:00 a.m.)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Did you hear that?

From the Collect for Easter 3:

 “…Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work…"

Easter Sunday at St. Andrew’s, the beginning of Communion – Doug Burgoyne, Sarah Charlock and Dan Waddill began the Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah.”  Not far into the song the congregation started singing the refrain very softly.  The sound was other-worldly, a moment in time I’ll never forget. For me, those few minutes were a “thin place” – where heaven and earth seemed more intermingled. The eyes of my faith were opened wider for a while.  All one can do in such holy moments is pray a quiet “thank you.”

Brad Norris
Minister of Music