April 1st, 2021
News from St. Andrew's
See what's happening at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
This Week
Holy Week & Easter Services
The Great Triduum:
The Great Triduum is one liturgy over the course of three days. It begins Maundy Thursday, continues on Good Friday, and finally ends with the Easter Vigil. You can attend any of the services by themselves, but every Episcopalian should attend all three of them at least once in their life!

Maundy Thursday: April 1st at 7:00 p.m. (In Person & Online)
We'll be skipping the literal foot washing this year, but we will be hearing all about the example Christ set for us.

Good Friday: April 2nd at 11:30 a.m. (In Person & Online)
We'll start with the Stations of the Cross in front of the church, and move inside around noon to continue the liturgy.

The Great Easter Vigil: April 4th at 7:00 a.m.
The Great Easter Vigil is the final part of the Great Triduum, and one of the most celebratory and joyful services we have in the church. Come right at sunrise to witness the empty tomb and bring a bell to ring! We will even have (permitted, researched, masked, and distanced) congregational singing of your favorite Easter hymns!

Easter Day with Holy Baptism: April 4th at 10:30 a.m. (In Person & Online)
We will have a Baptism; celebratory music by Jane, our Music Director, Carole, our soloist, and David Childers and George Banks, our guest percussionists; and Mother Lisa will be singing the Eucharist.

In order to comply with Diocesan guidelines of limited capacity, we do require tickets for both Easter services. Please see our updated Covid-19 Guidelines.
Last Chance: A Holy Week Labyrinth
We invite you to experience a new way of praying during Holy Week. A temporary labyrinth will be taped to the Parish Hall floor:

Saturday, April 3rd: 9 am - 3 pm

Instructions will be available if needed. Please wear your mask.
Join us for the Gethsemane Watch
“Could you not keep awake one hour?” were the words of Jesus in reproach to his hapless followers in the first Gethsemane. Ever since, his disciples of subsequent generations have attempted to do better, in some small way to make up what was lacking in the first bunch.

St. Andrew's will host a Gethsemane Watch all through the night after the Maundy Thursday service and you can join us! We'll also have an online watch for those who want to spend an hour in prayer virtually this year. Please click here to join us virtually anytime from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Sarah's Ordination Celebration!
Join us from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday for punch and mimosas on the lawn!

There will be candy-filled Easter eggs for the kids to hunt and you can wish Sarah good luck at her upcoming ordination. Come say hello and raise a glass to our favorite seminarian!
Godly Play on Easter!
Godly Play, a Montessori-style children's formation class, is here! Check out a very special Easter story on YouTube at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday.
The church office will be closed for a quiet week following Easter.
Sarah is Being Ordained!
Our Seminarian Sarah Minton will be presented for Ordination to the Diaconate on April 6th, 2021 at St. John's Cathedral. As all of our priests in the Episcopal Church serve as a deacon for a minimum of six months prior to being ordained to the priesthood, this is a big step in Sarah's journey!

As there are 2 other candidates being ordained and due to concerns about social distancing, there will be very few persons able to be present for the ordination; however, that will not stop us from celebrating! Join us for a special celebration for Sarah on Easter Sunday (April 4th) and watch Sarah's ordination online on April 6th at 6 p.m.!
Prayer List
Please Remember in your Prayers:
Sarah M., Susan P.,
Mike D., Dean C., Dean Jr.,
Sam, Gail R.
Donna L., Glenn,
Andy F., Alina M., Dick M.
Matthew Charron 4/05

Mike & Debbie Barbare 4/09
We all need extra prayer sometimes. If you or someone you love is in need of prayer, please submit your prayer request here: Prayer Request. We will publish the prayer list weekly so the entire parish can keep you in their prayers.

Want to Share an Event?
If you would like to highlight your event or program in our newsletter, all submissions are due the Wednesday before publication at 5:00pm. Please email submissions to Mtr. Lisa.
Those Who Serve
If you are a Lector or Usher who has returned to church in person, call the office and we'll add you to our upcoming schedule!