Febraury 25 - March 3
The Second Sunday in Lent (February 25, 2018)
8:00 Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Chapel
8:45 Nursery opens
9:00 Church Mouse Gift Shop open
9:15 Christian Formation for all
10:15 Holy Eucharsit, Rite II Church
11:30 Coffee Hour, White Hall
Children's Choir Rehearsal, Auditorium
Lay Reader/Chalicer: Michael Snead
Greeter: Will King
Lay Reader/Chalicer: Bonnie Johnson and Mavis Benz
Acolytes: Doug Tillberg’s Team
Ushers: Susanne Councill and Judy Blevins
Greeters: Jim Pickrell and Steve Blevins
Eucharistic Visitor/Recipient: Mavis Benz/Marjorie Downing
Altar Guild: Betty Wade Coyle, Hunter Costas and Bev Bullock
Brass Guild: Pat and Beau Hodge
Linens: Jackie Scott
Nursery Helpers: Penny Lewis
Coffee Hour: The Lea Family
Sandwich Ministry: Sandwiches are due by noon tomorrow Friday, February 23.
Adult Forum: Please join us this morning at 9:15 a.m. in the Auditorium as we begin our next series “Church in the Public Square.” This morning’s presenter will be The Rev. Dr. Antipas Harris, Director of the Urban Renewal Center and his topic will be “Building Bridges across lines of Race and Religion.” Join us next Sunday, March 4 when Skip Stiles, Director of Wetlands Watch will present “Will St. Andrew’s be under water in 50 years?”
Lenten Supper and Speaker Series: Please join us and parishioners from Christ and St. Luke’s this coming Tuesday, February 27 in White Hall at 6:30 p.m. when we will kick off our 2018 Lenten Supper and Speaker Series. The first topic will be “Contemplation: Seeing Deeply with the Heart” present by The Rev. Canon Win Lewis, Christ and St. Luke’s. Childcare will be provided.
The Urban Renewal Center will host its Winter Book Club (rescheduled because of the snow) in White Hall on Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m. The discussion will revolve around The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. All are welcome. To learn more about the Urban Renewal Center, visit https://theurcnorfolk.com/.
Annual Lenten FoodBank funds drive: “I was hungry and you gave me food” (Matthew 25:35): As the Lenten season fast approaches, it is time to think of actions we can take to help others. It is time to think about our 7th Annual Funds for Food Drive for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia that begins today (First Sunday in Lent). Think about these statistics: 69% of the families served by the Foodbank have to choose between putting food on the table or paying the utilities bill. In Virginia, close to 12% of the population do not know where their next meal will come from. 42% of those served by food banks are children. With every dollar we donate, the Foodbank is able to buy $6 worth of food. As in past years, our goal will be to raise $2000. If you are writing a check, make is payable to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and record FOOD BANK in the memo section. If you are donating cash, place your money in an envelope and write FOOD BANK on the front of it (make sure it is sealed).
Meditation & Music (WSA Lenten Retreat): The Women of St. Andrew’s are excited to announce their 2018 Lenten Retreat: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. Mindfulness meditation involves the process of bringing one’s attention to whatever is happening in the present moment. A sitting, walking, and an eating meditation will be practiced. Coupled with this will be a musical program of meditative organ music following the Lenten journey from the Transfiguration to the Easter resurrection. The retreat will be led by Ms. Sophie Rondeau, Technical Services Librarian at Virginia Wesleyan University and our own Stephen Leist, Director of Music Ministry. Sophie Rondeau has been a practitioner of mindfulness meditation for several years and regularly leads a meditation session at Virginia Wesleyan. The retreat is open to everyone. It will take place on Saturday, March 10. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.; coffee and juice will be available. The retreat will start at 10:00 a.m. A ticket is $15 and includes lunch (there will be a vegetarian offering). Tickets will go on sale in White Hall on Sunday, Feb. 18. Seating is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! If you have any questions, special dietary needs, or want to make reservations, please email Deane Sobol at email@example.com.
All are invited to join us for Sunday School from 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. this Sunday, February 25. Come and explore your faith and grow deeper in your relationship with God.
Lent 2018: Our Lenten resources for 2018 are available by the entrance of White Hall or the Narthex. Please visit the table and pick up one or a few resources to use as a tool during this season. Click here for a complete list of possible Lenten practices and resources for individuals or to share in as a group.
EYC supports NEST (open to grades 6th – 12th)
Sunday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us in White Hall as we prepare and host our neighbors for NEST. There are items for the meal that are needed, if you are able to assist please use our Sign up Genius to see our full list. Friends are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. to Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming fundraisers to support our Peace Pilgrimage:
- A Silent Auction and Sponsor a Pilgrim Fundraisers
Began on February 13 and will run through Sunday, March 18
Please come by White Hall to visit both of our displays. All are invited to support our pilgrims by being a prayer partner, aiding a pilgrim, or bidding on one of our great silent auction items!
- An Irish Lunch
Sunday, March 18 beginning after the 10:15 a.m. service in White Hall
There is no cost for this event, although donations are welcome.
The Church Mouse is having a sale! Candles and sweaters have been reduced and all peanuts are half-price. Also, we have lots of great new literary-themed merchandise from Out of Print Clothing. This organization funds literacy programs and book donations for communities in need. Visit the Church Mouse for guilt-free shopping!
Coffee Hour Host: We are in need of hostess for our Sunday coffee hours. Please see signup sheet leading at the information table leading to White Hall.
2018 Offering Envelopes: For those who requested offering envelopes for 2018 they can be found in White Hall. If you would like envelopes please let Steve Blevins know at email@example.com.
St. Andrew's Yoga – Please join us for our next yoga class taught by Brian Dunning (firstname.lastname@example.org at 1 p.m. in Room 207.) next Thursday, March 1.