February 8, 2024

This Week at Saint Andrew's

Welcome to our newsletter.

We hope this information keeps you connected to our church family. 

Upcoming Services

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer

  • Join us for Evening Prayer. The service will be available through Facebook Live at the St. Andrew's Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. Daily Evening Prayer, Rite Two, may be accessed here. The readings for this evening may be accessed here.

Sunday, February 11, 2024, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.: The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

  • Join us for Holy Eucharist. The service will be available through Facebook Live at the St. Andrew's Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. The service bulletin may be accessed here or by clicking the image of the cover.
  • Sunday School for children ages 5-12 meets during the 10:00 a.m. service. Infant and toddler care are also provided.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Ash Wednesday

  • The service bulletin may be accessed here or by clicking the image of the cover.

Climate Connections: As a way to reduce paper consumption, please consider downloading the bulletin and reading it on your device during the service.

Click here to donate to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

Pastoral Care

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.

Prayer List

Please remember those who need your daily prayers. Prayer requests may be sent to the office. The prayer list can be accessed here.

Ash Wednesday: February 14th

Ash Wednesday is February 14th. Services will be held at Noon and 7 p.m.

Sunday School Information

Weekly Sunday School

Expert day care for infants and children younger than 5 during the 10 a.m. church service is provided by Samira Sameni, a preschool teacher at our Saint Andrew’s Children’s Center. Drop-off is upstairs in the Children's Center's 2nd floor Conference Room.


Sunday School for children ages 5 to 12 during the 10 a.m. service will be happening indoors in the Children's Center's 2nd floor Conference Room now that the weather has turned cold and potentially rainy. During Sundays in January and February, we will be learning about the life of Jesus, what it means to be a disciple, what miracles Jesus performed, and what Jesus taught was the “greatest” commandment. If you have any questions or feedback about Sunday School, please contact our Sunday School teacher,  Tammy Smecker-Hane

Prayer Shawl Ministry: February 13th

The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets this coming Tuesday, February 13th at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Court. Contact Sharon Brooks for more information.

Book Group


Due to Ash Wednesday there will be no Book Group on February 14th. See you next Wednesday, February 21st.The Virtual Book Group meets weekly on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. followed by noonday prayer. Scroll down to Events and Activities on our website homepage for the new reading. To be added to the Zoom invitation please contact the office.

Outreach News

Our yearly Souper Bowl collection and Sunday event is right around the corner. Beginning Sunday, January 7th - February 11th, we will be collecting soups for Families Forward. We will need to collect 1,000 cans of soup in order to reach our goal line.

On February 11, 2024 after the 10:00 a.m. service, we will have an “all-you-can-eat” soup and bread luncheon for $5.00 in the Fellowship Court. All the monetary donations will be given to Families Forward. So, come and grab some soup, share your picks for the game with your fellow football fans, and enjoy a delicious lunch. 

“We are truly God’s outreaching hands in the world.”

A Look Ahead.........................


2/11 - Souper Bowl Sunday

2/14 - Ash Wednesday - 12 p.m. & 7 p.m.

MARCH 2024

3/24 - Palm Sunday

3/28 - Maundy Thursday

3/29 - Good Friday

3/30 - Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil

3/31 - Easter

Pray for Peace in the Holy Land

The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor asks us to pray for peace and keep in our hearts the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its archbishop, the Rt. Rev. Hosam Naoum. Bishop Taylor has written to him on our diocese’s behalf and invites us to make a gift to the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which supports the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City. Archbishop Naoum calls on all to unite in prayer for reconciliation.

Stay Connected with St. Andrew's

Please visit our website to learn more about our nurturing community of faith, both the ways we interact with each other and the ways we reach out to the community.

Quick Links

Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church | 949-559-4699

The Very Rev. Peter Browning, Vicar

office@standrewsirvine.org | www.standrewsirvine.org

 Office Administration Hours:

 In-office: Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 Remote: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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