Worship Schedule
Wednesday, September 4
Feast of Soren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher (observed)

6:30 PM Low Mass with Unction and Healing Prayers
Sunday, September 8
The Thirteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

8:30 AM Low Mass (Rite II)
9:30 AM Sunday School (Kickoff Sunday!)
10:30 AM High Mass with Incense (Rite I)
Wednesday, September 11,
Holy Cross Day
(observed)

6:30 PM Low Mass with Unction and Healing
Prayer Requests
The following people have been commended
to the prayers of the parish:
Audrey, Barbara, Bill, Bob & Janet, Chuck, Corinne, Eddie, Edward, Ena, Ginger, Hamilton, Hannah, Jean, JoAnn, Jodi, Leigh Ann, Margaret Lee, Mary, Nell, Sally, Sharon, Tahiya, Tim & Caroline, 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
Regular Choir Rehearsal Resumes Tonight! | September 4
7:30 PM | Parish Hall
This is a reminder to any interested Saint Andrew's Church members that our regular Wednesday evening choir rehearsals resume tonight in the Parish Hall after the 6:30 PM Mass. If you know of any prospective new choir members, bring them along with you! If you need transportation to rehearsal and or church, or if you have questions, please e-mail our organist/choirmaster John Gilbert.
Sunday School Kick Off | Sunday, September 8 | 9:30 AM
This Sunday, we are looking forward to starting our third consecutive year of Sunday School for all ages!

For our Children's Class, we will continue with the Hearts Alive lectionary-based curriculum. In addition, for infants and toddlers, we will also have the Nursery open during the Sunday School hour (in addition to the 10:30 AM Mass). In order to keep these ministries going, however, we need additional volunteers to help with teaching Children's Sunday School and to assist our nursery coordinator, Amanda, in the Nursery . If you are able to do either, please e-mail Father Gary to let him know that you can help us continue to serve the growing number of children in our parish and their parents.

For our Adult Class, Father Gary will be leading a lectionary-based Old Testament study. This week, in addition to an introduction to approaches to the study of the Old Testament, we will be looking at the Book of Jeremiah and, in particular, this week's Old Testament lesson, Jeremiah 18:1-11.
Feast of Saint Francis Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, September 29 | 4 PM
At Saint Paul UMC
We are looking forward to continuing our new tradition of having this joint service with Saint Paul United Methodist Church. This year, we will gather under the fir tree at Saint Paul UMC. Please put it on your calendar and plan to bring your animal friends!
Save the Date: Rebuild Upstate | Saturday, October 19
8 AM - 4 PM
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church is teaming up with Rebuild Upstate for our second project to create healthy, sustainable home environments for disabled, low-income, and elderly people. Any skill level and all ages are welcome from simply helping with snacks at the site, interviewing workers and families and taking photographs for the Saint Andrew’s newsletter, to helping with the actual construction work. You may work for as long as your schedule permits on the work day. Click on the sign up link below to let us know that you plan to help!
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
Hurricane Relief
Please give today to Episcopal Relief and Development 's  Hurricane Relief Fund  and help our partners and dioceses reach vulnerable communities devastated by Hurricane Dorian and other ravaging storms. Your gift will provide our Episcopal Church partners on the ground with critical supplies, such as food and water, pastoral care and other urgent needs for communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian and other storms. You’ll also help us with the long-term efforts needed to rebuild and heal.
Upcoming Safe Church Training Opportunities
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:
  • Thursday, September 5, 12 Noon to 3 PM
  • Sunday, September 22, 1:30 to 4 PM

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.
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
Nursery During 9:30 AM Sunday School and 10:30 AM Mass Every Sunday
Staff member Amanda Abreu oversees our Sunday morning nursery during the 9:30 AM Sunday School hour and the 10:30 AM Mass. Each week, we need at least one parish volunteer to serve with Amanda as our second nursery caregiver. 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
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. 
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.