June 30, 2022
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 30, 6 PM Evening Prayer
  • Join us for Evening Prayer. The service will be available through Facebook Live at the St Andrew's Facebook page at 6 PM. Bulletins are available for download here.

Sunday, July 3, 8 AM & 10 AM The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Join us for Holy Eucharist. We will be holding services inside the Church. Viewing will also be available through Facebook Live at the St Andrew's Facebook page at 10 AM. Bulletins are available for download here.

Sunday School is during the 10am service - follow the A-frame sign to see if we are meeting in the Children's Center building or the Courtyard.

Professional Childcare also available.
Prayer List Please remember those who need your daily prayers. Prayer requests may be sent to office. The Prayer List can be accessed here.
Please consider donating to support our ministry.
July Outreach Event
We will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for the Orangewood Foundation through July 24
 
Back to School Wishlist – 2022
·        Backpacks (high school/college)
·        Pens
·        Pencils
·        Highlighters
·        Index Cards
·        Binders
·        Notebooks
·        Post-it Notes
 
Orangewood Foundation programs help foster community and youth develop and achieve their educational goals, from high school to college to graduate school.
Outreach Ministry is a ministry that recognizes and helps fulfill the needs in the community. With the help and generosity of St. Andrew’s, we aim to help those who are struggling. Whether a homeless youth in need of a hot meal or a new mother in search of formula, we strive to be God’s Outreaching Hands In The World.
 
Please contact Grace for questions or ideas.
2022 Saint Andrew’s Fall Gala!
Mark your calendars as we gather together for our annual Fall Gala on October 1, 2022, at Andrei’s, beginning at 5:00. It will be a treat to return to an in-person event and celebrate with passed appetizers and a sit-down dinner. The ticket price will be $75.

Our on-line silent auctions have been a lot of fun and very successful so we will offer a hybrid event this year with the silent auction online and the live auction taking place at Andrei’s. This year 20% of the net proceeds will be shared equally between Families Forward and the Friendship Shelter.
Please consider donating an item for the silent or live auctions. The items that are most sought after are personal, for example dinners or others get togethers. Of course, we always appreciate our grand prizes for the live auction. Please send a description of your item, a picture, and the value to Catherine Sharbaugh at CatSharbaugh@gmail.com. 
Ongoing Scheduled Activities
Peace & Justice Committee - Sacred Ground Series
The Sacred Ground series will continue with the eighth session on August 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. This has been a thought provoking series so far on the impact race has on all of us. Please feel free to join us, even if you have missed sessions. If you would like to join us, please let the St. Andrew’s office know. We’ll send out the Zoom link a day or two before the session.
Virtual Book Group
We will be meeting virtually for our book group at 11 AM on Weds. Currently we are reading American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, by Jon Meacham. Our next meeting will be on July 6. 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.

Noonday Prayer follows the Book Group Meeting.
Volunteer Opportunity at Woodbridge Manor
St. Andrew’s volunteers staff a Food Bank for approximately 85 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 10:30 am. with the exception of federal holidays. It takes about 2 hours. Contact Catherine Sharbaugh for more information.

Upcoming Food Bank dates are Monday July 11 and 25

We can always use cardboard egg cartons and small plastic containers (like the ones raspberries come in).   Please bring what you can to the church.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the Second Tuesday of the Month at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Court Patio. Some ministry members who cannot attend the monthly meeting knit or crochet shawls and prayer cloths at home. If you are a newcomer to Prayer Shawl, please contact Sharon Brooks at emibrooks@cox.net.

If you are in need of a prayer shawl, send a message to Sharon or ask any Prayer Shawl member.
Men's Group
The Men's Group will meet the third Saturday of the month at 8:30 AM at Mimi's on Barranca. Newcomers are welcome.
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
Helping Those in Need
Supporting humanitarian response to the crisis in Ukraine
Episcopal Relief & Development has provided a webpage of information and resources for congregations that want to help the people of Ukraine during the humanitarian crisis created by Russian aggression. The agency is seeking donations to purchase blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed items. The webpage has resources such as language for newsletters, flyers and bulletin inserts encouraging help for Ukrainians.

In-kind donations and traveling to the affected areas to help are discouraged by Episcopal Relief & Development and other international organizations responding at this time.

In addition, Church World Service is coordinating letter-writing campaigns to encourage U.S. representatives and senators to offer help to Ukrainian and other refugees. To participate, click here.
Afghan Refugee Resettlement
Episcopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement ministry of The Episcopal Church, proudly carrying on a century-old legacy of Episcopal ministries that welcome immigrants and refugees.

If you are interested in learning more about this ministry and providing support please click here..
Resources
Vaccination Sites Near Us
In his recent letter to the Diocese, Bishop Taylor has asked us to pray that vaccination rates will pick up. If you have not been vaccinated and are looking for a vaccine site near you, you may use this link and simply type in your zip code: https://www.vaccines.gov.
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
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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