May 13th, 2022
Tonight!
Family Game Night!
Please join us May 13th in the Parish Hall from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. for the Parish Family Game Night. 

Games are provided, but please feel free to bring your favorite game (and a snack!) to share.
This Week
Fifth Sunday of Easter!
Join us this Sunday at 10:30, online or in-person, as we continue celebrating the Resurrection of Christ!

Our virtual service is online every Sunday. Tune in at 10:30 am on the St. Andrew's Jax YouTube page. You can find the bulletin on the YouTube page or linked below.
Spring Concert with The First Coast Pops Symphony Orchestra
You are invited to a spring concert on Thursday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Andrew's.

The cost of admission is one can of food or needed item for Arlington Community Services: "Canned meat, Canned pasta, Pork and Beans, Chili, Canned tomatoes, Pasta Sauce, Jelly, Dry Potatoes, Dry cereal, Crackers, Toilet Tissue, Soap, Tooth paste, Tooth brushes, small toiletries, clean white t-shirts and washcloths for the homeless"

This concert is one you won't want to miss. Then join us for cookies and sweet tea!
Looking for Money Counters
Can you add (with the assistance of a calculator)? Do you have at least 30 minutes after church on Sunday or on Monday? Then do we have a job for you!

We're looking for a few good Money Counters. We will train you and schedule you for either Sunday or Monday- whichever works better for you. We're hoping to have a few teams in rotation.

Help be an extra set of eyes and keep our system of checks and balances working smoothly! Let Kathleen know if you are interested.
Upcoming
Graduation Sunday!
Whether you are graduating High School, College, or beyond, we want to honor your accomplishment!

If you have a graduate in your life for whom you would like us to pray, email the church office and let us know their name and from where they are graduating. We will say a special prayer for those graduates on May 22nd and have a special gift for those who are with us.
Ladies Night... In?
Normally, we go out with the ladies of the church, but our group has gotten so big, we have decided to try something new! Join the ladies of the church on May 24th for good food from Bono’s and fellowship in the Parish Hall.

RSVP to Rose Reynolds or the Church Office by Sunday, May 22nd so we can make sure we have enough food. Menu and cost per person to be announced!
Want to be Baptized?
Entry into the church is always through the waters of Baptism. If you or someone you love desires to be baptized, please let Mtr. Lisa know!

Our next Baptism Sunday will be June 5th for Pentecost.
Around the Diocese
ECW/DOK Retreat at Camp Weed
Pictured here are members of St. Margaret chapter who attended the ECW/DOK Retreat at Camp Weed April 22-24. Shown here with the Diocesan DOK banner are Betty Pettigrew, Tricia Pulsifer, Lib Otto, and Julie Dulaney.

Mark your calendars: The date for the Retreat in 2023 is April 28-30!
Register for Summer Camp Today!
As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, Camp Weed provides summer camp experiences for over 500 campers every summer. Our mission is to build a safe environment that strengthens relationships between campers, staff, and God; that encourages participants to learn important life skills, to try new things, and to deepen their faith; and that allows all people to be themselves.

Our programming includes a variety of activities to engage campers and to help promote their spiritual, physical, and mental growth. Some of these activities include: kayaking, archery, wall climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, and so much more. Campers are divided into large groups, small groups, and cabin groups throughout the day to give them opportunities to get to know others, themselves, and God a little bit better. 

June 15-18: Mini Camp - 6-9 years $335
June 19-25: Senior Session - 10th - 12th $580
June 26-July 2: Junior Session - Rising 8th & 9th $580
July 3-9: Middler Session - Rising 6th & 7th $580
July 10-16: Kid Camp 1- 3rd - 5th $580
July 16-17: Stayover Session - in between Kid Camp 1 & 2 $80
July 17-23: Kid Camp- 2 3rd - 5th $580
July 24-30: Final Session- Rising 6th - 9th $580

Check out the website to find out more and register today! Partial scholarships are available from St. Andrew's as needed.
St. Andrew's Helping Others
Support Hubbard House
Serving Duval and Baker Counties, Hubbard House, a full-service certified domestic violence center, has answered more than 108,750 hotline calls and sheltered more than 47,000 survivors and their children in its life-saving and life-changing 45-year history. 

The victims and children who come to shelter are provided with warm beds, hot meals and personal amenities. Counseling and group support are made available to every sheltered family member, both adults and their children. Victims also receive services from a victim advocate who helps them to avail themselves of public resources and housing assistance. Services from a court advocate and job coach are also available. Shelter and services are always free to victims, and the goals are always the same: victim safety and empowerment.

And you can help! Right now, Hubbard House is in need of:

  • Non-perishable, unopened food items (canned proteins like peanut butter or tuna, canned veggies and fruits, boxed meals, salt, pepper, drinks).
  • Diapers (preferably size 3 and up) and any type of formula.
  • Linens: XL twin sheets, towels, blankets during winter months.
  • Paper products and household cleaning supplies (paper plates, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, plastic silverware, etc. – no Styrofoam, please).
  • Break-resistant dishes, pots and pans, can openers, eating utensils.
  • Toiletries: full-size shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, deodorant, tampons and sanitary pads.
  • Umbrellas
  • NEW children's underwear, sizes 3T through 16. Undershirts, training bras and socks for children are also welcome.

You can drop off these items in the narthex through May 22nd. If you'd like to help deliver these items to Hubbard House, please let Kathleen know!
Share a Spare:
Learn about Donating a Kidney!
Some of you may know that Jan Ostler-Walker's sister, Su is suffering from end stage kidney failure and has been on our prayer list. She got the approval to be in the transplant program at University of Michigan and she is so excited! But now comes the hard work of trying to find a match. Could it be you?

Read about Su's journey, get more information about kidney donation here, and feel free to talk to Jan about her sister's journey or about kidney donation in general.
Bishop Search
Bishop's Election This Saturday
This Saturday, we will finally be electing the new Bishop of Florida. Please pray that God's will be done for our diocese and the national church.

Interested in learning more about the candidates? During the week of May 3-6, there were Meet-and-Greet sessions in each of our five regions as well as a session at Camp Weed. Below please find all of the sessions on YouTube.

Tuesday, May 3                                    
2-4 p.m.

7-9 p.m. Please note: This time has been changed.                                           

Wednesday, May 4                             
1-3 p.m.                                          

Thursday, May 5                               
8-10 a.m.
                                                
2-4 p.m.                                           

Friday, May 6                                    
1-3 p.m.                                       
Prayer List
Please Remember in your Prayers:
Sarah J., Rosine C.,
Amber L., Su F., Lauretta A.,
Arlene S., Dick M., Allan D., Tom B., Roger B., Amy B., Dean C., Vivienne C.,
Cathy L., Kate B.,
Brandon & Aaryn F. ,
Williams family, Jen O., Terry D., Kay M., Sharon B Francis D., Michael J.

A Prayer For Our Next Bishop
Almighty and sovereign Lord, who is faithfully leading us in our search for the next Bishop of Florida, we give you thanks for the candidates who have submitted their names for consideration. We ask your care, guidance, and protection for each of them, their families, and their congregations. By your Holy Spirit, watch over our diocese, that we may seek only your will through the remainder of this process; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.