The Feast of the Ascension will be celebrated Thursday, May 13.
Weekly parish news and Sunday service information
Fr. Ben Hankinson, Rector
Celebrant for all services.
Please wear a mask when attending in person.
May 9, 6th Sunday of Easter, Rogation Sunday

Holy Eucharist | Rite I, 8 a.m. | Rite II 10 a.m.

UTO Ingathering this Sunday, also May 16.
In-person attendance for up to 35 worshippers
Sign up in advance to attend at 10 a.m.
Audio only at 8 a.m. | Facebook Live at 10 a.m.
Readings for Sunday, May 9
  • First Reading - Acts 10:44-48
  • Psalm 98
  • The Epistle - 1 John 5:1-6
  • The Holy Gospel - John 15:9-17 - "Love one another as I have loved you."
Make Your Offering!
The Week of May 9
  • Rogation Days, Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, Liturgy of the Word at 12 Noon daily via Facebook Live.
  • Study of the Parables with Fr. Ben, Wednesday, 6 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Ascension Day, Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist (Sung) with the parish of St. Michael’s, O’Fallon. Fr. John Thorpe will be preaching. In-person attendance for up to 35. Streaming via Facebook Live.
Book Fair Early Report
Cindy Reinhardt reports that Friday night sales totaled $1623.75. Equal success Saturday would be wonderful!
UTO Ingathering This Sunday!

The spring United Thank Offering Ingathering will occur on May 9 and 16. Envelopes are available in the narthex. Contributions may be placed in the offering plate on these two Sundays or mailed to the church, just be sure to identify your gift is for the UTO. Online contributions can be made unitedthankoffering.com/give/. 100% of UTO gifts support worthy projects of TEC.
Parish Notes

  • Bishop Election: Listening sessions have been set up for the Bishop Election process. In-person and Zoom options are available. The next Darrow Deanery session will be via Zoom Monday, May 10, from 6-8 p.m. Other dates for anyone in the Diocese are available. Register to attend: www.episcopalspringfield.org/listening-sessions-registration/.

  • Ascensiontide Novena: The nine days from the Ascension to Pentecost will be marked with daily prayers incorporated into our Daily Offices. A copy of the devotional materials is available online and in the narthex.

  • Study of the Parables: This Easter study class continues on Wednesdays. The class is based on a series by Dr. Garwood Anderson of Nashotah House and will include a presentation and discussion. As with previous studies, the study will be online via Zoom with materials including audio of the class available on the church’s website. Link.

  • Zoom Lunch Chat - Parishioners, especially Charlie's Lunch Bunch aficionados, are invited to gather at their PCs, tablets, or phones twice a month on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. to visit over lunch. The next date is May 18. Link. Prior parishioners or clergy are welcome!

  • The Bohn plant sale is currently closed and will reopen on May 18.

  • The new parish directory delivery has been delayed while additional parishioner information is being gathered. If your contact information or address has changed, email your updates to info@standrews-edwardsville.com.
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