St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Being fed by Christ's love, so we may feed others.
An Invitation to Worship
We continue our "In-Person" and "Church at Home" worship this weekend:

Saturday, August 1st at 5 p.m. and
Sunday, August 2nd at 8 a.m.

The service on Saturday evening is a Contemplative Healing Service, which will allow our souls to settle into the holiness and to receive God's healing grace. There will be glorious music, both cello and piano, and times of silence, scripture reading, and the Holy Eucharist.

The service on Sunday morning will be Rite 1, spoken service, and the Holy Eucharist.


We would love for you to join us, if that is the right decision for you at this time. We are employing safety procedures to protect you and all who enter our building. For more information about what worship in this time will be like, please visit our website to know the details. It is helpful for us to know of your intention to be with us, as we have a limit to the number of people who can attend any one service, so please email Mother Barbara if you plan to be with us. We'll have a pew waiting for you!

We will also be presenting a recorded Contemplative Healing Eucharist which will be available for you to engage with at any time during the weekend. There will be meditative music with singing at this service.
Click below for the Worship Service
We invite you to engage with virtual worship this weekend. Whenever you are in need of solace, comfort, and healing, to rest in the loving embrace of the holy, and feel
We still all participate in the Worship
for we are still the Body of Christ
Every few months, we "begin again" with our prayer list. We are always happy to pray for whomever is on your heart -- and we ask that you tell us who you would like to be added to our prayer list. To do so, please email Mother Barbara or call or text her at 717-333-5590.

And if you would like to update her on any ongoing pastoral situation, please reach out to her. Providing pastoral care to one another is so vital in this time and we want make sure all are feeling the love and care we wish for all of us.
A Prayer for Unity
O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth in our nation, to support one another without hatred or bitterness, that, being bonded in love, we may live in unity with you and one another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Worship Ministers

"Church In-Person" Worship Service
Saturday, August 1st

Celebrant
The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson

Verger
Susan Sanders

Greeter
Bill Hutchinson

Lector
Susan Sanders (Genesis, Psalm, Romans)


"Church In-Person" Worship Service
Sunday at 8 a.m.

Celebrant
The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson

Verger
Mike Stitt

Greeter
Steve Smith

Lectors
Sue Davis (Genesis, Psalm, Romans)

We have been blessed by the ministry center of The Episcopal Home
It's interesting, don't you think, that we can always tell when a place is doing God's work. There's a certain energy of goodness , a force of love that seems to draw you toward it, a sense of closeness with a faithful group of people who are witnessing to and making real the love of God. So it has been with the Episcopal Home. Countless people's lives have been enriched and their souls cared for by the self-giving love shared between the staff and volunteers and the residents. It has truly been a gift, not only to our parish, the Shippensburg community, our diocese, but also to the Kingdom of God, for their ministry has built up the Kingdom-- and that goes on forever, even though the Episcopal Home will close shortly.

We want to have a conversation with you -- to hear your stories about the glory of the ministry that has touched your life, what you may be feeling now about the closure, and what imagination or desires you might have regarding the future use of the buildings.

Several members of our parish will be calling people in this parish to have this conversation with you. We want to know what you are thinking and feeling, so please feel free to contact us, if you want to speak to someone. Please contact Mother Barbara and she will get your information to those who are making the calls.

Our Diocese created a Task Force to make a recommendation for the future use of these buildings. Members include: the Bishop , the President of the Board of the Episcopal Home (The Rev. Rebecca Myers), Mother Barbara, Steve Smith, Jean Shepherd, Jane Offner , and two members of the Council of Trustees: Grant Ambrose and Janis Yscamp. Your input will help determine our recommendation. We are hopeful to have a plan in place by the end of this year.
This Week's Activities

Monday, 8/3 at 5 p.m. Community Meal serving "Grab and Go" meals

Thursday, 8/6 at 2:00 p.m. Book Group on Universal Christ by Richard Rohr.

Next Weekend:


Worship Virtual Service "Church at Home" - anytime.

Sunday, 8/9: Worship Service Rite 1 "Church In-Person" at 8 a.m.

Sunday, 8/9: Worship Service Rite 2 "Church In-Person" at 10 a.m.
Weekly Video by
Bishop Scanlan

In the last message of her 21-week video series, Bishop Scanlan reminds us to wear your mask, stay safe, and shares a prayer for the good use of leisure.
Shaped by Faith Exciting Update
Video by
Canon Chris Streeter
St. Andrew's Book Group
The Universal Christ by
Richard Rohr.
We began this Book Group at St. Andrew's this week with our exploration of the Introduction to Richard Rohr's newish book, The Universal Christ .

It is a book which will amaze, delight, challenge, and most likely intrigue you as this Franciscan priest shares his theology on the Risen and Universal Christ.

If you would like to join us in this conversation you still may--, please email Mother Barbara with your interest.

Our conversations will be every other Thursday at 2 p.m. The next session will be August 6th.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
206 E. Burd Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-532-8089

Mother Barbara
717-333-5590