St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Sending God's blessings out into the world by our love.
An Invitation to Worship
We continue our In-Person worship this weekend on Sunday at 8 a.m. 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!
This week's recorded worship service is An Evening Service of Holy Eucharist . The goal of this service is to provide a musical experience that will touch and restore your soul, with words and images supporting the music, which was designed to lead us through the regular parts of our Holy Eucharist service . Since this is a quiet contemplative service, you may want to engage with it on Saturday or Sunday evening, as it will relax and settle you as you listen to the music and move into that still place with God.
Click below for the Worship Service
We invite you to engage with our worship. The service offered this weekend is one of prayer, music, sacred texts, reflection, and images chosen to touch your soul.
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.
THE COLLECT FOR OUR NATION

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Worship Ministers

"Church at Home" Worship Service

Celebrant
The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson

Musicians:
Kevin Gorman, pianist and vocalist
Michelle DiBona Trefren, organist and vocalist
Lisa Turchi, cantor
Milan Shepherd, soloist
St. Andrew's Virtual Choir, vocalists

Readers: 
Gary Murrell (Genesis)
Frank Mazzacua (Romans)
Chanted by Elizabeth Turchi (Psalm)
Susan Sanders (Healing Prayers)
  
 Gospel Reading
The Rev. Deacon Wanda Kloza

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

Celebrant
The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson

Verger
Jane Offner

Greeter
Steve Smith

Lectors

Sue Davis (Genesis, Psalm, Romans)
Gary Murrell (Prayers of the People)
Sunday's Activities
St. Andrew's Worship Service for Proper 9 --

  • An Evening Service of Holy Eucharist - any time!
  • Rite 1 "Church in person" service on Sunday at 8 a.m.
This Week's Activities
Saturday, 7/4 or Sunday, 7/5 Evening: Worship Service "Church at Home" - anytime.

Sunday, 7/5- Worship Service "Church In-Person" at 8 a.m.

Monday, 7/6 - Community Meal at 5 p.m.

Thursday, 7/9 - Bishop out of the Box: Faith Seeking Understanding: Honest Conversations about Race- 7:30 p.m. on Facebook Live
Happy 90th Birthday Stella Mears
Happy Birthday!
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we
pray, on your servant Stella, as she begins another year. Grant that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her trust in your goodness all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BCP 830

Of course, we all know Stella already has so much wisdom and grace to offer us! How blessed we are with her presence and love.
Important Information from
Bishop Scanlan
A pastoral letter from Bishop Scanlan

3 July 2020 Dear members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, As we enter the fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, I write to you with words of gratitude and encouragement; gratitude for your faithfulness in this time, ...

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My Visit with Brian Helman
I share with you the amazing and miraculous news that after over 6 months in the hospital or Hershey Medical Center Rehabilitation Center (specifically for traumatic brain injury), Brian has been moved to Chambers Pointe at Menno Haven where he is receiving excellent care. He continues in physical therapy and with the process of settling into his life as it is at the moment. I have been fortunate to be able to visit him multiple times in the past month and each visit offers something different in terms of his condition and improvement. Brian is happy, able to find to joy, has that marvelous smile and twinkle in his eye, and is often cognitively very sharp. I visited with him today, through the glass door, which is a bit awkward, but we always find that place of being present to one another and of holy communion.

Since the first time I visited with Brian in the hospital shortly after his injury when he was in a coma, we've ended our visits by saying the Lord's Prayer together. Sometimes, I was the only one saying the words aloud, and sometimes I believed it was incredibly hard work for him to remember the words, and then he found a place where he could deeply pray them with me. Today, as all days when I visit him, we prayed that the Lord's prayer as I prepared to leave and it was very meaningful and moving. I believe all is well with his soul.

He misses all of us terribly -- and is wanting very much to come back to be with us. We are hopeful in the next few months he will be able to return to at least be with us in worship.

I ask that you continue to give praise and thanksgiving to God for the miracle of Brian's recovery and continue your prayers for healing.

In gratitude, Barbara
St. Andrew's Book Group
The Universal Christ by
Richard Rohr.
We are beginning a Book Group at St. Andrew's and we will be reading 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, please email Mother Barbara .

We will most likely start the book discussion in the next 2 weeks and will want to find a time that works for everyone who is interested.
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