Psalm 25 page in the 12th-century St. Albans Psalter. See Psalms information below.
Holy Eucharist Rite II, Sunday, October 11
Live-streamed at 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite I, Sunday, October 11
In person worship at 8 a.m.
Open to twenty-five Parishioners (no registration required)
Worship Notes

  • October 11, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Ben Hankinson, officiating
Jim Gillentine, Eucharistic Minister
Henry H. Evans, Organist

  • Coffee Hour I via Zoom, following the 10 a.m. service (new link).

  • Coffee Hour II on the church lawn following the 10 a.m. BYOCoffee.

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

  • Old Testament - Isaiah 25:1-9
  • Psalm 23
  • The Epistle - Philippians 4:1-9
  • The Holy Gospel - Matthew 22:1-14
The Holy Gospel |
Matthew 22: 1-14

Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.

“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Make Your Offering

Schedule for the Week of October 11

  • Evening Prayer, Sunday, 7 p.m.
  • Compline, Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer, Tuesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Class with the Rector via Zoom on The Psalms, Wednesday, 11 a.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Class with the Rector via Zoom on The Psalms, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer, Thursday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Vestry Meeting, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Morning Prayer with Great Litany, Friday, 9 a.m.
  • Compline, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Psalms Classes

Fr. Ben is teaching two classes on the Psalms each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. via Zoom. This Wednesday he will repeat the introductory class offered last week. Watch for the parish email or Facebook posting with the Zoom link. If you have questions about Zoom, email

Note: The illustrated manuscript page at the top of the newsletter is from a 12th century psalter from St. Albans Abbey. It is widely considered to be one of the most important examples of English Romanesque book production. (Wikipedia)

Fellowship is an integral part of our life as Christians in general, and as the people of St. Andrew's in particular. Thanks to the technological age in which we live, there are many ways that we are able to stay in touch that simply were not available to previous generations. We have tried to adapt those advances to our use and continue to find new ways to do that even now (Be sure to check out the Psalms class on Wednesdays).
And yet, there is no substitute for the ability to meet in person. I was reminded of that in recent weeks as I had the pleasure to officiate at the Blessing of the Animals last weekend as well as have a few meetings outdoors. It won't be long until that is no longer an enjoyable option, and we're bundled up for winter. Before we get there though, let's take advantage of the Fall weather while it lasts.
For the next few weeks, I'd like to invite us to coffee hour on the lawn of the church following the 10 a.m. service. Weather permitting, this will be a chance to see one another outside of the context of our computers and cell phones as we gather together and share in fellowship.
Oh, and lest you think we've forgotten about it. We're making plans for how to safely reopen the 10 a.m. service. Being an indoor space, and with the 8 a.m. service before it, we want to be mindful of how we do it. I hope to have an update on that plan in next week's news.
Until then, I hope to see you on the lawn this Sunday. It's BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee/Chair), and if you're not accustomed to coming for the Communion station or the 8 a.m. service, let me encourage you to join in on the sacramental fellowship as well.
Fr. Ben Hankinson
Madison County final 2020 E-Waste Collection is this Saturday, October 10. Details are available here. Appointments are required.

Madison County Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, October 31. Details are available here. Appointments are required.
Voting Faithfully

2020 election information is available from the Madison County Clerk's website,
Voter information and a specimen ballot are available here.

Early voting information:

  • Edwardsville - County Administration Building, 157 N. Main Street
  • Weekdays - September 24-25, 28-30, October 1-2, 5-9, 12-16
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Weekdays - October 28-30 - Hours: Noon - 5:00 pm
  • Morris University Center, Willow Room
Episcopal News Service
Archbishop of Canterbury Preaches on the Millions of Forcibly Displaced People Worldwide

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preached the following sermon during a livestream service September 27 at Washington National Cathedral.

Almost forgotten amidst the pandemic, the greatest movement of people in human history continues to grow. In 1945 around 20 million were displaced. In 2015 it was 60 million; today it is in excess of 75 million. From the poorest and most desperate come the cries.

From the burning refugee camp the weeping of the helpless rises into the unhearing air. From the dusty road with the trails of belongings abandoned, children lost, women violated, men humiliated, bodies unburied, there are only the after-marks of horror beyond horror.

From Dover in England to Queensland in Australia, the tides rise and fall on innumerable beaches and only the groan of the shingle testifies to the lives lost at sea.

The causes of movement vary. Poverty, ambition, fear, war all play a large part. Some flee modern slavery. Some run from family or clan disorder. They flee for any and every reason. They may have illusions about their destination and their reasons for fleeing may be more or less understandable. Yet they flee.
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