Jesus - the human heart, Stained glass image by Pillip Ralley/
Weekly parish news and Sunday service information
Fr. Ben Hankinson, Rector
Celebrant for all services.

In light of recent CDC updates, we strongly encourage everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, to wear masks when attending church. We pray that through compassionate fidelity to the common good, we will see the present surge subside.

August 29, Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Holy Eucharist | Rite I, 8 a.m. | Rite II 10 a.m. (Sung)

In-person attendance for up to 75 worshippers | Masks required.
Facebook Live at 10 a.m.
Coffee hour on the church lawn following the 10 a.m. service.
Readings for Sunday, August 29

  • Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
  • Psalm 15
  • James 1:17-27
  • Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
  • Mark 7: 21-23 “There is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” For it is from within, from the human heart, those evil intentions come fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Make Your Offering!
Mail: Send your check to St. Andrew's Treasurer, at 406 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville 62025.

~Note: The August 22 altar flowers were given by
Fredna Scroggins in memory of Mike Reinhardt.
The Week of August 29
  • Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, via Facebook Live
  • Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, via Facebook Live
  • Study class with Fr. Ben, Wednesday, September 1, 6 p.m.

Looking Ahead
  • Book Fair at Public Library, September 4, 9-3.
  • Book Fair at Chautauqua in City Park, September 11, 3-6.
  • Church School, Choir, and Nursery sitter return, Sunday, September 12!
  • Parish Picnic at Township Park, Sunday, September 19, after church
Sunday, September 12 -- Together Again!

St. Andrew’s Church School will resume in-person meetings on September 12. The children will be meeting outside in the garden from 9:15-9:45 a.m. each Sunday. Also, a nursery sitter will be available from 8:30-11:30, beginning on September 12.

The choir, although small due to Covid-19 and other, will also return on September 12.

Reconnect with our parish family on this special Sunday -- together again!
  • Ken Kelley has spoken with the management of Sugo's in Edwardsville regarding the return of the Lunch Bunch on the second Wednesday of each month. The owner welcomes the St. Andrew's group's return for a monthly lunch at 11:30. Sugo's is located in the retail area across from Panera and behind Dierberg's. More details about lunch offerings will be shared closer to the first luncheon date of September 8! Sugo's menu link.
Join Fr. Ben, September 1, for Study Class!
  • Class starts at 6 p.m., following Evening Prayer.
  • Attend in person or via Zoom.
  • Information for all classes is available on Facebook.
  • An audio recording of each class is also available.
  • Links to catch up or join this week's class are below.
Please send a card or note to JoAnn Nabe!

Let long-time parishioner JoAnn Nabe know you are thinking of her as she works through a period of significant back pain. Send a note or card to her at 1026 Grand Avenue, Edwardsville, 62025. Or, email her at
Household Items Needed for Afghan Immigrants Coming to St. Louis Area

St. Andrew's is now a collection site for household items that will be distributed through the International Institute in St. Louis. Items most needed at this time include laundry detergent, brooms and dustpans, mops and buckets, large and small trash cans, trash bags, disposable diapers size 3 to 6, toilet paper, sheet sets, and new pillows. Donations packed in a new laundry basket or trash can are very helpful. Help is needed in coordinating this collection and transporting it to the International Institute in St. Louis. Email if you can assist. Questions for the International Institute can be directed to Wafa Osman by phone at 314-773-9090, x182, or email at this link.
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Donate to Support our Afghan Allies!

Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement and migration ministry of The Episcopal Church, is currently working in partnership with the U.S. government to assist Afghan SIVs and other arrivals with resettlement in the U.S. The greatest need is assistance with housing. Support these efforts with a donation online here or donate by mail and send checks to the address at the link below.
Pray for the People of Afghanistan
*Eternal God, hear our prayer for the peoples of Afghanistan. There is a profound humanitarian crisis. Countless people, mostly women and children, are now fleeing and vulnerable. The lives of many are now endangered. The hopes of many are forgone. Send your Spirit, Lord, to rally the resolve of the nations of the earth to find pathways to save human lives, protect human rights, and to resolve the hardships of those seeking refuge, asylum, and safety. Hear our prayer for the peoples of Afghanistan. This we pray as followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Communications
Communications Coordinator and Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Marian Smithson
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