St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
"Rest eternal grant to him,
O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.
In memory of Ed Smith
D ear All,
It is with sadness that I share with you the news of the death of a member of our parish family. Ed Smith, Kathy's husband of 50 years, died this past Wednesday, from a recent illness.

I invite you to hold Kathy in your prayers as the grief is naturally strong when losing a spouse of a life-time.

A memorial service to celebrate Ed's life will be held at St. Andrew's at a later date. We will share the details as plans are made.

In Christ's love,
Mother Barbara+
Pastoral Care Conversation
This Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
The ministry we all hold in our hearts as Christians is to show God's love to others, at all times and in all ways. As part of a Christian community, we are committed to showing that love to members of our parish, as well as, of course, to go beyond the boundaries of our church's wall to express that love to the world.

So much of this love can be shown by a warm smile, a telephone call when you haven't seen someone in church for a few weeks, a meal brought to a grieving member or someone injured, or a handwritten note that arrives just at the right time.

There is also value in setting some structure in place, which provides for training and formation, so we can be prepared for the ministry God calls us into. I always want people to feel called to a ministry that they engage with and also prepared and supported, so their experience can be a holy one, and one which feeds and supports both the person offering and receiving the care. This is holy work that I invite you into because I believe you and the congregation will grove in Spirit as you provide much needed support for those in our parish walking through some difficult times.

Please come tomorrow (Sunday) at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Life Center for a conversation led by Mother Pat and Jean Shepherd about the many ways your gifts could be called forth and used in the pastoral care of others. If you are unable to attend but are interested in learning more about becoming a healing minister (Sunday morning and beyond), prayer partner, Eucharistic Minister (chalice bearer), Eucharistic Visitor (taking communion to others), or Stephen Minister (longer-term committed one-to-one committed relationship), please see me, Mother Pat, or Jean Shepherd.

In Christ's love,
This Sunday's Schedule:

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite 1
9 a.m. Adult Formation Committee Meeting
9:20 a.m. Godly Play for little ones
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour
11:30 a.m. Pastoral Care Conversation
11:30 a.m. Musician Search Committee Meeting

Preparing for Sunday
5th Sunday after Epiphany
To read the scriptures in advance, please click here.

To listen to Mother Barbara's sermon from last week, please click on the video below.

Worship Ministers
8 a.m.
Verger : Mike Stitt
Crucifer:  Bill Gawors
Lector:  Steve Smith
Eucharistic Minister:  Jan Smith

1 0 a.m.
Altar Guild : Christina Luo, Bill Gawors, Sue Davis, Samantha Davis
Greeters : Keith Tyler, Susan Tyler
Verger: Mike Stitt
Acolyte : Sarah Brooks
Lectors : Matthew Briggs, Tom Briggs
Eucharistic Ministers : Ken Dotson, Melisa Dotson
Counters: Larry Shillock, Lori Horst
Coffee Hour: The Briggs Family

** We are in need to two acolytes for this Sunday's 10 a.m. service. If anyone is available, please show up ready to serve. Thanks so much!

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