Worship Schedule
Wednesday, August 14
Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin (observed)

6:30 PM Low Mass with Unction and Healing Prayers
Sunday, August 18
The Tenth Sunday
after Pentecost

8:30 AM Low Mass (Rite II)
10:30 AM High Mass with Incense (Rite I) and Blessing of the Backpacks
Wednesday, August 21
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle (observed)

5:30 PM Rosary
6:30 PM Low Mass with Unction and Healing Prayers
Prayer Requests
The following people have been commended
to the prayers of the parish:
Audrey, Barbara, Bill, Chuck, Claire, Corinne, Dick, Eddie, Edward, Elaine, Ena, Ephraim, Hamilton, Hannah, Geordie, Jean, JoAnn, Jodi, Joe, Kathy, Leigh Ann, Margaret Lee, Mary, Michael, Nell, Sally, Sharon, Sue, Weesie, Winnie
To add someone to the Daughters of the King prayer list, please e-mail
daughters1913@gmail.com . There is also wooden box in the Narthex where you can fill out prayer cards. The Daughters will add your names to their prayers. 
Announcements
Children’s Formation Events at Saint Andrew’s
  • Blessing of the Backpacks  | This Sunday, August 18 | 10:30 AM Mass  | School starts Tuesday, August 20 so children are encouraged to bring their backpacks to church so that both the children and their backpacks can be blessed for the coming year!

  • Back to School Party for Children and their Parents | Sunday, August 25 | 4:00-6:00 PM at the Boswells | 8 Marshall Ct | Plan to bring your bathing suit and join in the fun! RSVP to Cynthia Boswell.

  • Sunday School Kick Off  | Sunday, September 8  | 9:30 AM This year we will continue with our Hearts Alive lectionary-based curriculum for our children’s classes. We are looking for more children's Sunday School volunteers so, if you are interested in serving as Sunday School teacher, please let Father Gary know.
Vestry Meeting
Sunday, August 18 | 12:30 PM
Our monthly vestry meeting will take place in the upstairs of the Parish House following this Sunday's 10:30 AM Sung High Mass. 
New Offering!
Saint Andrew's Knitting Ministry
We are hoping to form a new ministry at Saint Andrew's to support our Pastoral Care Ministry thanks to the initiative of parishioner Joyce Ford. Joyce is seeking other knitters who are interested in making prayer shawls, lap robes, and Episcopal rosaries which will be blessed and brought to those receiving pastoral visits. Please contact Joyce Ford by e-mail or by phone at 864-901-4446 if you would like to learn more.
Fall Newcomers’ Gathering at Rector’s House
Sunday, September 15 | 5-7 PM | 107 W Earle St
All newcomers, both recent visitors and new members, are invited to a casual get together with the vestry, Father Gary, and leaders of various church ministries. Please RSVP to office@standrewsgreenville.org
Upcoming Safe Church Training Opportunities
Thanks to all of the parishioners who attended Safe Church training at Christ Church School today! We hope that many more parishioners will take the training in the weeks ahead. Safe Church training is important for anyone volunteering in children's ministries, or doing any lay ministry, such as lay eucharistic visitors, involving potentially one-on-one ministry within the parish. We encourage all parishioners, especially those in positions of leadership - such as vestry members and other ministry area leaders, to get Safe Church certified.

There are several upcoming Safe Church training sessions being offered at Christ Church Episcopal School (245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville) on the following dates:
  • Sunday, August 18, 1:30 to 4 PM
  • Thursday, September 5, 12 Noon to 3 PM
  • Sunday, September 22 1:30 to 4 PM

There is also an upcoming class being offered at Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, SC on Sunday, August 25, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM If you are interested in this session, please contact Joanne Wood at jwood@churchofadvent.org or call her at 864-504-3691. 

Please make sure to let our parish office know if you sign up for one of these classes. (We are also working to set up a training session at Saint Andrew's in the near future.) More info on Safe Church Training here.
Columbarium Niches Available
Saint Andrew’s has a limited number of spots in our columbarium still available for purchase. The cost is $2200 which may be paid in installments. Please contact the office if you would like more information.
Parking Update
With the opening of the Homewood Suites parking garage (across Markley Street), folks coming to Saint Andrew’s now have another parking option for evening or weekend worship or other church events. Thus, on evenings and weekends, you can now park in the designated "permit parking only" spots in the Homewood Suites parking garage—in addition to parking in spots marked with yellow rectangles or white numbers in the Pendleton Street Baptist parking lot (adjacent to the church). Starting in July, you will need to have a Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church parking sticker on your car in order to use the permit parking (and preferably have it affixed to your rear window). The stickers are available in the Parish Office.

A reminder that you should never park in red-numbered spots in the parking lot adjacent to the church, since Pendleton Street Baptist Church has set those aside for paid hourly parking via a phone app (unless you plan to pay via the app). 

Also, if you are visiting the church during weekday business hours, you should try to find street parking or use one of the available yellow rectangle spots in the adjacent parking lot. 
Sunday Altar Flower and Presence Candle Dedications
New – Sign up online!
Every Sunday, we have the opportunity to offer a special dedication of the altar flowers or presence candle in honor, memory, or celebration of loved ones. The cost to the church for altar flowers is now $100 per Sunday, so we are suggesting that donations for dedicating altar flowers be in the range of $50 to $100 to help us cover those costs. The suggested donation for a presence candle dedication is $10.

If you would like to sign up for a Sunday, please see the sign up sheet on the bulletin in the Parish Hall or click on the button below. You may place a check in the offering plate with "Altar Flowers" or "Presence Candle" noted in the memo.
Service Opportunities
Sing with the Summer Choir
During the summer, music in our Sunday Masses is led by the Saint Andrew's Summer Choir, which is made up of choir members who gather on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM (and not on Wednesday evenings), to prepare the music for each Sunday 10:30 AM Mass. With this limited time commitment the Summer Choir is an excellent opportunity for prospective new members of the choir to "try us out" for a Sunday or two (or more). We always need additional singers--especially altos--to reinforce our sections, so please consider joining the Summer Choir. If you have questions, please contact the Parish Office--or just show up on Sunday morning!
Sunday Coffee Hour Refreshments
We are blessed to be a growing parish, and one of the ways that we offer hospitality to our many visitors is through our coffee hour after the 10:30 AM mass every Sunday. Please consider signing up for a Sunday on one of the sign up sheets hanging on the parish bulletin board. 
Nursery During 10:30 AM Mass Every Sunday
Staff member Amanda Abreu oversees our Sunday morning nursery during the 10:30 AM Mass. Going forward, we need at least one parish volunteer each Sunday to serve as our second nursery caregiver. Thanks to those parishioners who have already volunteered to help. If you have gifts for working with infants and young children--and have "Safe Church" training, we could use your help! If you are interested, please e-mail Amanda
Feed Thy Neighbor on Saturday Mornings
Feed Thy Neighbor is a cooperative effort of the Episcopal community in Greenville. Parish volunteers from Saint Andrew’s, Saint Peter’s, Saint James and Christ Church feed the homeless each Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 AM in the Saint Andrew's Parish House. The Third Saturday of the month is Saint Andrew's particular responsibility. Come and join us! Set-up and cook team start at 6:30 am. Clean up team start at 8:00 am. Individuals interested in this ministry opportunity, please contact the office at 235-5884.