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Weekly Sunday service information and announcements
Fr. Ben Hankinson, Rector
Celebrant for all services.

In light of recent CDC updates, we strongly encourage everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, to wear masks when attending church. We pray that through compassionate fidelity to the common good, we will see the present surge subside.
September 5, Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Holy Eucharist | Rite I, 8 a.m. | Rite II 10 a.m. (Sung)

In-person attendance for up to 75 worshippers | Masks required.
Facebook Live at 10 a.m.
Coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service.
Readings for Sunday, September 5

  • Isaiah 35:4-7a
  • Psalm 146
  • James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17
  • Mark 7:24-37

Make Your Offering!
Mail: Send your check to St. Andrew's Treasurer, at 406 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville 62025.
The Week of September 5
  • Book Fair at Public Library, today, September 4, 9-3 p.m.
  • Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, via Facebook Live
  • Lunch Bunch at Sugo's, Wednesday, 11:30.
  • Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, via Facebook Live

Looking Ahead
  • Book Fair at Chautauqua in City Park, September 11, 3-6.
  • Church School, Choir, and Nursery sitter return, Sunday, September 12!
  • Parish Picnic at Township Park, Sunday, September 19, after church.
  • Afghan immigrant collection at St. Andrew's ends Sunday, Sept. 26.
Sunday, September 12 -- Together Again!

Plan to join fellow parishioners on Sunday, September 12, as we begin another year:
  • Church School for children at 9:15 in the church garden;
  • Church School for adults at 9:15 in Pearson Hall;
  • Sitter available from 8:30 to 11:30 in the nursery (Lower Level).
  • St. Andrew's choir returns for the 10 a.m. service.

Reconnect with our parish family on this special Sunday -- together again!
Announcements

  • Donations for Afghan immigrants - See the special notice mailed September 3 (evening).

  • The Lunch Bunch will gather at Sugo's on Wednesday, September 8, at 11:30. Everyone is welcome!

  • Fr. Ben's fall study class begins on September 15 at 6 p.m.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love, and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Andrew's Communications
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