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Third Sunday After the Epiphany

Sunday, January 22nd

Lay Pastoral Ministers on call next week:

Deb Lightsey - 601-278-7540       Mike Lightsey - 601-278-0755

Annual Parish Meeting

THIS SUNDAY, January 22, 9:30am, lunch to follow at 11:30am


We hope to see you Sunday for the Annual Parish Meeting. While we'd love for you to attend in person, anyone who cannot do so but wishes to participate may do so virtually at


standrews.ms/annual-meeting

We are so pleased to announce that we have named our new Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Katherine (Kat) Penton. Kat’s office is on the south side of the offices hallway (above St. Francis Hall), and she can be reached via email at kpenton@standrewscathedral.org. Stop by and introduce yourself if you get the chance!

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WORSHIP

Candlemas Eucharist

Thursday, February 2, 6:00pm, Reception Following


Candlemas is one of the oldest Christian liturgical observances dating back to the fourth century. It observes Jesus being presented at the Temple 40 days after his birth as was the custom. Luke 2:22-24 tells the story of Mary and Joseph arriving at the Temple, in accordance with the Law of Moses, to make sacrifices for their eldest son and to complete the rites of purification for Mary. Simeon and Anna, devout worshipers in the Temple, saw Jesus with the eyes of their hearts and recognized him as the Messiah. From their praise we have the Song of Simeon which is also found in our Book of Common Prayer. We celebrate this day with a quiet, contemplative, candlelit, service in the Nave. A reception will follow.

Morning Prayer Single Service

Sunday, January 29, 10:30am


The weekend of January 27 - 29, the clergy will be in Natchez attending the 196th Annual Council of the Diocese of Mississippi. In lieu of the normal Sunday schedule, we will have a single service of Morning Prayer at 10:30 on January 29, led by a member of the Cathedral community. We will feature the livestream of Council Eucharist in St. Julian’s Chapel online at standrews.ms/virtualworship.

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FORMATION

No Formation This Sunday


Parish Meeting replaces formation this week. Join us in the nave at 9:30 for the meeting, and after the 10:30 service for lunch in the

Parish Hall.

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PARISH NEWS

Join Us For Celebration

Home Eucharists in January & February


For this season after the Epiphany we are hosting weekly home Eucharists to gather together to enjoy one another’s company, to share in the Eucharist, and to engage in conversations about our commitment to Christ and our engagement with the Cathedral.


Reflection and conversation about who we are and where we’re headed is a normal, healthy practice for churches. After three years of a pandemic, national polarizing political anxiety, forceful renewed calls for racial justice, concerns about the viability of our downtown, it’s really important for the St. Andrew’s family to be in conversation about our future. Framing that parish conversation via our baptismal covenant—how we are loved by God and how we are to love each other, in community—just makes sense because it is the first promise we make to each other as Christians. These conversations will help us understand how we are to “live into our baptism” more fully as individuals and as a community.


Follow this link—standrews.ms/home-eucharist—to join one of the conversations! If you have any problems with the link, feel free to call the office 601-354-1535.


Feel free to invite others to join as well; all are welcome.

Pilgrimage to Ireland

July 18 -28


From Brigid’s well to the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick lit the vigil fire, from the labrinth in Brigid’s gardens, across the Cliffs of Moher to the top of Croagh Patrick, we will travel to the sacred sites dedicated to the saints of Ireland, Brigid and Patrick. Evensong in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, tea in the gardens of Brigid, guided cliff walk from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher, are all included in a pilgrimage led by Anne Maxwell and Tommy Dillon on July 18th through the 28th. The cost is estimated at $3,500 + airfare. Contact Anne Maxwell (amaxwell@standrews.ms) for more information or to sign up now. Limited to 20 people.

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DIOCESAN NEWS

Centering Prayer Workshop

St. Columb’s, Ridgeland

Saturday February 4, 2023

9:00am-2:00pm


Centering Prayer is a method that assists the prayer in learning the art of being in God's presence without using images or words. The practice does not preclude other forms of prayer; rather this practice enhanc­es all of one's prayer. The prayer focuses on the Spirit of God who dwells in the center of the soul and therefore the praying person is enlivened with the mind, heart, and energy of the God within.


The cost of the workshop is $20. Please bring a lunch. We will provide a salad and drinks. For more information, contact Kris Mink at krismink3@gmail.com. To register, visit standrews.ms/center.

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Sunday's Readings