June 9, 2021
This Week at Saint Andrew's
Welcome to our newsletter. We hope to provide current information and keep you connected to our family.
Upcoming Services
Thursday, June 9, 6PM
  • Join us for Evening Prayer. Viewing will be available through Facebook Live at the St Andrew's Facebook page. Bulletins are available for download here and on the website.

Sunday, June 13, 10 AM Second Sunday after Pentecost
  • Join us for Holy Eucharist. We will be holding services outside on the lawn following current CDC guidelines. Viewing will also be available through Facebook Live at the St Andrew's Facebook page.Bulletins are available for download here and on the website.
Please consider donating to support our ministry.
In Person Service Attendance Sunday, 10 AM - Please sign up if you plan on attending
There will be an in person service this Sunday. Please see in person requirements below. For those not attending, the service will also be available via Facebook Live at the St Andrew's Facebook page.

If you are planning on attending the in person service please:

  1. Bring a mask, and you will need to be wearing it at all times. If you forget to bring one, a mask will be provided.
  2. We will be taking your temperature using a touchless forehead scanner as you arrive.
  3. There will be a hand sanitizer via a touchless IR dispenser that everyone attending will need to use upon arrival.
  4. Please bring your own lawn chairs. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a chair.
  5. We will have a number of ushers who will be there to help direct you from the parking lot to a spot on the lawn so that we can keep appropriate social distance.
  6. My hope is that we will have some music, but to be safe we will not be singing.
  7. Eucharist will be offered (wafers only). Instructions will be given prior to communion and the ushers will give you instructions as to when to come forward to receive.

If you are interested in attending this in person service please fill out this sign up form so we can better prepare for this event.
Planning Meeting for Our Fall Fundraiser
It is time to start thinking about our annual fall fundraiser. Catherine Sharbaugh and Kathy Cartelli will hold a virtual planning meeting for this year’s fall event at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 13. If you are interested in helping with this event, please email Kathy at kcartelli@hotmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation for the meeting or to receive information if you are not able to attend. This year we are planning a hybrid event: part virtual, part in-person at Andrei’s. We look forward to seeing you on the 13th.
Women's Gathering
Join us! After 16 months of Social Distancing, it is time to reconnect - in person!
 
Sunday, June 13, 5 PM in the Fellowship Court
 
It is time to get together and socialize - but with caution. Due to the ongoing pandemic, food will not be provided. Please pack your own meal, grab take out, or just come as your are. Prepoured glasses of wine will be available.
 
Questions … contact JoJo Caprini (714/454-1387 or casascaprini@att.net)
RSVP not required.
Need Volunteers to Help With Coffee Hour
A limited outdoor Coffee Hour will start Sunday 5/30. We will need two people each Sunday to help make the coffee and serve it. You will need to arrive at 9:30AM to make the coffee and help with serving setup. Please sign up here if you can help out.
Altar Guild Looking for New Members
Altar Guild needs new members: As we transition back to services in the church, we need lots of help setting up for communion and cleaning up afterwards. All are welcome; no special talents needed. Training will be provided.

For more information please contact Carolyn Ybarra at carolynybarra@cox.net of Kathy Cartelli at kcartelli@hotmail.com
Social Justice
We are forming a group at St. Andrew’s focused on social justice. With the number of hate crimes rising and continued systemic racism, many of us feel compelled to act and follow Jesus’ way of love. If you would like to join our group please sign up here if you have not done so already.
Reporting Hate Crimes
Orange County has the third largest Asian population in the country and Irvine has the largest number in the county. The rise in hate crimes against those of Asian heritage is alarming and unacceptable and we can do our part to stop such acts. California Penal Code 422.55 defines a hate crime as a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim. This includes:
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Association with a person or group of persons with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics

The City of Irvine has created a portal to report hate crimes. If you become aware of a possible hate crime, you can call the Irvine Police Department to report it or complete the report on the portal: https://records.cityofirvine.org/OnBaseWebClientStdUF/UnityForm.aspx?key=UFKey
Music Ministry

Enjoy Paul's Play List for this week : Paul's Play List

In-Person and Virtual Sunday School- Starting May 23rd, Sunday School for ages 5-12 will meet in person outside in the Children's Center courtyard, 10am. The next few weeks we'll be talking about community and what that means to us as followers of Jesus! For those who prefer the virtual lessons, we are using a Kahoot Challenge format to deliver the virtual Sunday School lesson in each week's e-news. Kahoot Challenges can be completed anytime and are self-paced. Use the link or game pin below to access the lesson. The Kahoot challenges can handle a huge amount of players, so non-kids are welcome to check it out too. 

Lesson: Bringing Love to Unlikely Places - Paul & Silus
The story, trivia, and craft are within the Kahoot Challenge below.

Click the Kahoot Challenge URL:
Or you can go to Kahoot.it in your browser or the app and use the Game Pin: 03640887

To complete past Kahoot Challenge lessons, they are linked in this Google document

If you have any questions or feedback on St. Andrew's Sunday School, please contact Michelle Schonken at michschonken@gmail.com.
Volunteer Opportunity at Woodbridge Manor
St. Andrew’s volunteers staff a Food Bank for approximately 100 residents at this apartment complex for low income seniors and disabled adults. We receive food donated by local grocers, unpack it and organize it on tables for the residents to “shop” for their groceries. We have a group of loyal volunteers and we can always use more help. If you can help we’d love to have you join us. We meet every other Monday at 10 am. with the exception of federal holidays. It takes about 2 hours. 
 
In June we will meet on Wednesday 6/2, and Mondays 6/14 and 6/28.
We can always us cardboard egg cartons. Please bring what you can to the church.
Virtual Book Group
The book group meets virtually at 11AM on Wednesdays followed by Noonday prayer. We are currently reading The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for the Beloved Community, by Stephanie SpellersWe will discussing chapter 7 next. The book is available through Amazon or from Church Publishing Inc. If you would like to be part of this group, please contact the office and we will add you to the group. Newcomers are welcome. 
Prayer List
Please remember those who need your daily prayers. Prayer requests may be sent to office@standrewsirvine.org.

The Prayer List can be accessed here.
Centering Prayer - Message from StillPoint
Virtual Centering Prayer: In a time of uncertainty, it can be challenging to find time for quiet and reflection. All are welcome to join Stillpoint in a half hour of Centering Prayer any weeknight from 5:30-6. A link and more information on the practice is available at stillpointca.org/still-points.  
Sick or In the Hospital
If you know of someone in our church family who is sick, in the hospital or in need of pastoral care please notify the office or clergy.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office via phone 949-559-4699 or by email office@standrewsirvine.org.

The Rev. Peter Browning, Vicar

Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
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