Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday Live 10 a.m.
Worship notes
April 19, The Second Sunday of Easter
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II Live via Facebook
The Holy Eucharist, 11:20 a.m., Rite II, recording of 10 a.m. service available
Fr. Ben Hankinson officiating

Coffee Hour via Zoom, 11:30 a.m. (See below.)
Worship Information: Second Sunday of Easter

The Holy Gospel | John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Coffee Hour via Zoom

Pat Rudloff has scheduled coffee hour via Zoom for Sundays at 11:30. We hope you can join others for this virtual social gathering for one hour each Sunday.

To participate, install the Zoom app on your mobile phone by going to your phone's app store. Once installed, open the app and copy or enter this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84543607489 .

Subsequently click on "Join a meeting" and "Join with Video." You may also need to approve that the call uses internet audio. Six parishioners tested this out Easter Sunday and enjoyed chatting with each other. We hope you will join us this Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30.
Weekday Schedule for the week of April 17
  • Morning Prayer, 9 a.m. daily
  • Compline/Evening Prayer, 7 p.m. daily
  • Midday Moments, live on Facebook three times weekly at 12 noon
  • Feast of St. Mark, April 25, Liturgy of the Word service live on Facebook at 9 a.m. with Morning Prayer posted in advance. 

New Mini-Magazine Needs You!

We're glad everyone is enjoying In Touch , our new parish mini-magazine. Thanks very much to those who contributed to the recent issue. The pictures were fun and the opportunity to learn from our educators, Heather Clausen and Heather Haskins, about online education during the time of Covid-19 was helpful. Thanks, also, to theWeingartner for their weekly contributions. We're hoping to continue publishing weekly if there is enough material and adequate time to prepare a weekly issue.
Building and Grounds Update

Parish Warden, Walter Bohn, reports that the Men of St. Andrew's will be purchasing a new commercial dishwasher for the kitchen. The date for installation is not set yet.

Walt has also been working in the undercroft, preparing for work to be done by a local plumber to take out the old bathroom fixtures and cap them, replace the water heater in one undercroft bathroom and repair the sink in the undercroft kitchen.

The leak in St. Mary's chapel ceiling and the one in the kitchen ceiling have been determined to be caused by roof leaks; consequently, a Church Insurance representative visited the church recently. It appears the parish insurance policy will cover much of the cost of new roofs for the church and addition. This item will be discussed at next Thursday's vestry meeting.
Archbishop Laud Comes to
Saint Andrew’s (Part I)

Well, not really, but he did have a kind of symbolic presence here in the early 1990s. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645, was a contentious and divisive prelate and a key figure in the events leading up to a bloody civil war, the beheading of a king, the temporary abolition of the English monarchy, and its replacement between 1649 and 1660 by a republican “Commonwealth,” the best-known leader of which was Oliver Cromwell.
Laud was an autocratic archbishop who attempted to impose what would later be known as “High Church” practices on all Church of England parishes, infuriating Puritans who became dominant in the Parliament that opposed the absolutist and pro-Roman Catholic Charles I as well as Laud’s “popery.” Hostility to Laud became widespread. The king’s court jester was supposedly responsible for a viciously clever play on Laud’s name and small stature: “Give great praise to the Lord and little Laud to the Devil.” With Parliament in the ascendancy, Laud was beheaded for high treason in 1645. Under the Commonwealth, the Church of England was radically reshaped, with the abolition of the episcopate and the Book of Common Prayer. All of this was reversed with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Laud’s head, however, remained detached.

“What does all of this have to do with St. Andrew’s?” Discovered in a slim manila folder in our archives is correspondence concerning the commissioning in 1990 of the weaving of a “Laudian style” altar cloth or frontal, and photographs of the finished product. That leads to more questions: “What made it Laudian” and what became of it? Tune in next week for the fascinating answers! -Jim Weingartner
Stewardship: Online Giving

Thank you to the many parishioners who are sending their offering checks to the church and contributing online regularly. In spite of our required social distancing, we hope everyone will remember that Saint Andrew's still pays utilities, salaries, insurance and other to sustain our parish ministries. For those who prefer online giving, go to standrews-edwardsville.com/stewardship/ and click on the link to the online form for making your contribution. Send questions to info@standrews-edwardsville.com.
Pastoral Care Support

Fr. Ben encourages parishioners to contact him if pastoral counseling is desired. His email address is rector@standrews-edwardsville.com and his cell phone is 843-610-5129.

For those who need help getting groceries, medicines or other supplies, we are very grateful that five members of the Pastoral Care Ministry have volunteered to pick up and deliver supplies to parishioners:

  • Marianne Cavanaugh: 618-550-8321
  • Nancy Dickens: 618-292-8036
  • Julie Hamilton: 618-656-8177
  • Meg Solon: 618-660-6739
  • Kay Werner: 618-979-1131

These volunteers will appreciate advance notice of your needs (24-48 hours) so that volunteers can fit the delivery into their schedules.
 The St. Andrew's Week-End Update , a weekly emailed newsletter, is designed to update parishioners on church activities. Please send news items to Jane Weingartner
by 11 a.m. on Tuesday to have them appear in the following Friday's newsletter.
Newsletter Editor Jane Weingartner
Newsletter & Bulletin Editor Marianne Cavanaugh
Newsletter Design Editor, Marian Smithson
Important links:
St. Andrew's website:  standrews-edwardsville.com
Diocese of Springfield:  episcopalspringfield.org
The Episcopal Church:  episcopalchurch.org
Living Church:  livingchurch.org
Episcopal News Service:  episcopalnewsservice.org