Happy Birthday! 2019 is the 100th year of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. What a blessing and privilege it is for us to be here in this place and time, heading into the second century of the life and ministry of this parish! Our 2019 parish calendar will be full of celebrations, large and small, as together we celebrate our first 100 years and look forward to the next 100.
The first-ever worship service of what would become St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church took place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 5, 1919. On Sunday, January 6, 2019, we will commemorate and celebrate that beginning with a very special worship service at our 10:30 service, following the same Morning Prayer liturgy those first worshippers would have used. Our 10:30 worship will include music from 1919 and will be followed by a birthday cake reception in the parish hall.
As we gather to worship God on January 6 (and in all the days to come!), let us give thanks for the first 100 years of this faith community. And let us also look forward together to the next 100 years, trusting that the God who has led us faithfully thus far will continue to guide our path in all the years to come.
Happy, happy birthday, and every blessing!