April 30th, 2021
News from St. Andrew's
See what's happening at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
This Week
5th Sunday of Easter
Join us this Sunday, online or in-person, at 10:30 a.m. as we continue to celebrate the resurrection of Christ! This week we will have (masked & spaced) congregational singing as well as sung Eucharist.

We will again have a full offertory and will receive communion at the altar rail! For the offertory, please allow the ushers to come to you with the plate. For communion, please wait in your pew until you are directed to stand at the altar rail by an usher. Please keep a comfortable distance between family units.

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!

The Joshuas Need Help
Tracy, our Parish Administrator, experienced a house fire at her family home on Sunday night. Everyone is ok, but they are currently displaced and without any household items.

As such, we will be taking up a collection on Sunday for the Joshua family. Any cash collected will be going to Tracy and her family. Please address any checks to "Tracy Joshua" so she can deposit them immediately.

If you would like to donate online, the family also has a Go Fund Me page you can access here.
A New Godly Play
Godly Play, a Montessori-style children's formation class, is here! Check out a Godly Play story this Sunday on YouTube.
Bible Study Returns to In-Person!
Join us at 9 a.m. in Classroom 1 this Sunday as we continue our Adult Bible Study in person.

Wear your mask and bring your bible!
Dcn. Sarah is Going to All Saints!
Our seminarian the Rev. Dcn. Sarah Minton has finally received her next call! Sarah will be serving as Curate at All Saints in Jacksonville and we will hopefully have a large St. Andrew's contingent attending her Ordination to the Priesthood there in the Fall.

Welcome back to Jacksonville, Sarah!
Order My Steps:
The Diocese of Florida Annual ECW & DOK Spring Retreat 
DOK and ECW ladies: Come out to Camp Weed on May 1st to join us for our annual retreat! Click the link for details and registration below.


World Labyrinth Day
Join thousands of people around the world in this moving meditation for world peace and celebration of the labyrinth experience!

The labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall on May 1st from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. for you to walk. This will be your last chance to walk this season, and you don't want to miss it! Bring your mask and come join us.

Upcoming
Ushers, Intercessors, & Hospitality, Oh My!
Are you an Usher who would like to be added to our upcoming schedule?

Are you an Intercessor who would like to pray one-on-one with folks during communion?

Would you like to help set up coffee hour in the Emmanuel Hall Garden?

Contact the church office and let us know! We're building the schedules for the upcoming months and we'd love for you to be on it.
Want to be Baptized?
Entry into the church is always through the waters of Baptism. If you or someone you love wants to be baptized, please let Mtr. Lisa know.

Our next Baptism Sunday will be May 23rd, Pentecost Sunday!
Prayer List
Please Remember in your Prayers:
Sarah M., Anthony L.
Mike D., Gail R.
Alina M., Dick M., The Family of Carl R.,
The McAlpine Family, Dianna E., Tammy T,
The Joshua Family,
James H. and Family.
Thomas Mitchell 5/1
Marsha Cornelius 5/3
Faye Austin 5/5
Cormac Coughlin 5/5
Lydia Ruliva 5/5

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!