Saint Andrew
Holy Eucharist Rite II, Sunday, August 30
Live-streamed at 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite I, Sunday, August 30
In person worship at 8 a.m.
Open to twenty-five Parishioners (no registration required)
Worship Notes

  • August 30, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Ben Hankinson, officiating
Kevin Babb, Eucharistic Minister
Henry H. Evans, Organist

  • Coffee Hour via Zoom, following the 10 a.m. service.

  • Communion will be distributed on the back lawn of the church from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.
Worship Information:
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

  • Old Testament - Jeremiah 15:15-21
  • Psalm 26:1-8 
  • The Epistle - Romans 12:9-21
  • The Gospel - Matthew 16:21-28
The Holy Gospel |
Matthew 16:21-28

Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?

“For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom
Make Your Offering

Schedule for the Week of August 23

  • Evening Prayer, Sunday, 7 p.m.
  • Compline, Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer w/Reflection, Tuesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer w/Reflection, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer w/Reflection, Thursday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Rector's Chat, Thursday: Suspended until further notice.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - Morning Prayer with Great Litany
  • Saturday, 7 p.m. – Compline

Music can be a powerful mode of expression. In it, we often are able to find great joy or peace or other equally moving engagement both personally and corporately. I know that many at St. Andrew's share with me that great love for the beauty and holiness of sacred music in our life of worship together.
In light of that common appreciation, I will from time to time share some of those pieces which have particularly moved me in conjunction with our ongoing liturgical life. Those who follow me on Facebook may have seen something similar back around Holy Week and Easter.
I do this as an invitation to each of us to pause and take time to really listen. Let the beauty of the music wash over you. Contemplate those familiar words which we sing. It may be that by stepping out of our usual context, hymns we've sung dozens or hundreds of times may well speak to us anew. 
This Sunday we will sing the well-known hymn Wondrous Love at our 10:00 am celebration. In anticipation of that, I commend to you one of my favorite versions of it as sung by the choir of St. Olaf College. I hope that you will take time to listen and enjoy it.
Listening to this version once more struck me with the great sense of assurance that despite the separation of our physical voices at this time, we each, both as individuals and families, do indeed join the theme of not only our parish but of millions as we sing on week by week. I pray that our song of praise will ring out from the walls of St. Andrew's to the halls of our homes to the very heights of heaven as we sing on this Sunday together.
Where is it? Getting Acquainted with Our Website
By scrolling down from the top image on each of the four primary pages of the website, you will find this listing of "sermons" recently posted on the website sermons page. Sermons, for our parish, are actually links to the recordings of livestream services and the related service information.
Clicking on one of the "sermons" shown on the page pictured to the left will take you to the Sermons Page listing of prior or upcoming livestream services and the related service information. Right now, you will find that Fr. Ben has already posted the service leaflets for the 8 and 10 a.m. services for this Sunday.

Voting Faithfully

The Episcopal Church is encouraging parishioners to plan their participation in the upcoming election. The TEC website provides these tips:
  • Confirm your voter registration is valid.
  • Research who will be on the ballot.
  • Due to Covid-19, consider voting by mail.
  • Learn the locations for voting early or on Election Day, November 3.
  • Know how to return a mail ballot by mail or in person.
  • Help others with transportation for early voting or on election day.

In preparation for 2020 voting in the Metro East, the Madison County Clerk's office provided this information today:
  • The final date to register to vote is October 6.
  • Mail ballots can be requested until October 29.
  • Information on early voting sites and times will be distributed within the next two weeks. The early voting period runs from October 19 to November 2.
  • Mail ballots can be returned via the mail or in person starting September 24. Standard first class postage is all that is needed to return the ballot by mail. Don't forget to sign your ballot!
  • One or more dropboxes will be available in our area for depositing mail ballots. Currently, a known location for one box is the Sheriff's Office at 405 Randle Street, behind the First Mid Illinois Bank in downtown Edwardsville.
  • In person early voting at the Clerk's Office starts September 24. More information will be shared on the Madison County Clerk website soon. Website address:

Found in older photos on file:

Attending the 2014 Synod meeting for St. Andrew's is Fr. Arnold Hoffman, Marian Smithson, Sharon Hoffman, Fredna Scroggins, and Velma Schmidt.

Scrip Cards Can Still Be Purchased
Fredna Scroggins has asked that parishioners interested in purchasing scrip cards call her so that they and she can work out arrangements for picking them up. Fredna's phone is listed in the parish directory.
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 Editor, Marianne Cavanaugh
Newsletter Editor and Designer, Marian Smithson
Important links:
St. Andrew's website:
Diocese of Springfield:
The Episcopal Church:
Living Church:
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