February 26th, 2021
News from St. Andrew's
See what's happening at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
This Week
Second Sunday in Lent
Join us Sunday, online or in-person, at 10:30 a.m. as we continue our Lenten journey. During the season of Lent, we will be using the traditional language of Rite I Holy Eucharist.

The number of Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate in Jacksonville has GREATLY improved, but is still serious. We encourage you to join us in person if you feel comfortable, or join us online for as long as you need!

Christian Formation this Lent
Compline with Sarah
Compline is a short, contemplative service that dates back to the 4th Century. A series of bedtime prayers, Compline is a simple office so that it could be said by monks as they laid in their beds in the dark, as to preserve their candles.

Our Seminarian Sarah Minton will be offering Zoom Compline every Thursday in Lent at 8 p.m. Mark your calendar and join Sarah HERE (Passcode: g8FnmN) for the oldest prayers in our prayer book!
Book Study:
Celebration of Discipline
This Lenten season, discover the many spiritual disciplines of our tradition and how they can bring us closer to God.

We'll be meeting via Zoom every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. to discuss a few chapters of this well loved book. Purchase your copy today, or email/call the Church Office if you need assistance.

This Sunday, we'll be covering Prayer through Fasting. Even if you don't make it that far, join us anyway!

Praying with Beads
Join Mtr. Lisa every Wednesday at Noon to learn how to pray through the Lenten season with Anglican Prayer Beads.

We'll be using the same book we began in the Advent season (which you can purchase here) and Mtr. Lisa will bring copies of that week's prayers for those of you who just want to try out this form of prayer.

Please bring your own prayer beads! An inexpensive set can be found here or you can contact the Church Office for assistance.
Lent Madness
Everyone has heard of March Madness, but have you heard of Lent Madness? The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Every few days, a short bio or weird information about each saint will be posted online. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people from all over the world vote on who should win the Golden Halo!

And you can play along at home! Check out the daily match up and vote for your favorites!

Only one saint will win the coveted Golden Halo! Who will it be this year? 
Godly Play at St. Andrew's
Godly Play, a Montessori-style children's formation class, is here! We'll be launching episodes every two weeks at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. Check out this week's story on YouTube at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Bible Study is on Zoom
Join us on Zoom at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday for our Bible Study class. You don't need to create an account. Just click HERE to join the conversation. Our online class will finish promptly at 10:00 so there will be time for you to join us in person or online for our 10:30 worship service. Grab your Bible and a cup of coffee and join us!
Realm is Here!
Do you think the church may not have your phone number right? Do you wish you could check your giving statement any time you want? Do you want Mtr. Lisa's cell phone number?

Realm is here! You should have received an email describing Realm, a separate email inviting you to join, and another reminder today! If you did not receive one of the emails, please contact Tracy. If you need help setting up your Realm profile, please contact Carol Childers.
Catch our Sermons Online!
Didn't make it to church this past Sunday and want to hear the sermon you missed? Would you like to listen again to one of the sermons preached by Mtr. Lisa, Deacon Mike, or our Seminarian Sarah? Are you trying to convince a friend to visit and want to send them a sermon so they know what they're in for?

All of our sermons are online! Search for "St. Andrews Jax" on your favorite podcasting app, or find all of our sermons here.
Prayer List
Please Remember in your Prayers:
Sarah M., Susan P.,
Mike D., Stephen W.,
Barb O., Jim O.,
James, Jean I.,
John F., Edward C.
Dean C., Gail R

And for the repose of the soul of John Brim, Jr. and all who mourn him.
David Childers 2/28
Deborah Allen-Shifflett 2/28

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.

Thank you, St. Andrew's!
Souper Bowl of Caring
Thanks to your generous hearts, we raised $580 for the Souper Bowl of Caring on Super Bowl Sunday! The check has been sent to Arlington Community Services who will use it to purchase food at discounted rates, or to assist folks with rent or utilities.

Thank you for tackling poverty and hunger in our community!
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.