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In-person Sunday worship and Christian Formation are canceled until further notice, but are available virtually.

Lenten Forum begins February 24
Join us Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on Zoom beginning February 24 (through march 31) for Resurrection Shaped Life. The study is based on the book by that title by the Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. Jesus’ resurrection was an extraordinary, singular event, but through a life shaped by the resurrection, we, too, can experience extraordinary resurrection even within the realm of our ordinary lives on earth.  Through a re-examination of the biblical concept of resurrection, illustrating how it can influence us as Christians every day, we’ll learn that a resurrection-shaped life:

  • finds hope through honest reflection on the past
  • discovers meaning in suffering
  • moves beyond shame and blame toward self-acceptance and compassion
  • emerges from loss and regret to find contentment and joy
  • develops forgiveness as a habitual way of life
  • transcends "us-them" divisions to form inclusive community
  • draws strength from the hope of life after life

Because Lent actually is not a season for its own sake, but for the sake of preparing our hearts and souls for Easter (much like Advent is not really for the sake of Advent, but as a preparation for Christmas), join us through Lent on Zoom (links will be available in weekly parish emails and here on our website) at 7:00 PM beginning on February 24 as we prepare for a Resurrection Shaped Life. (We will gather in person if/when rates of COVID infection decline sufficiently.)

Lent & Easter at St. Andrew's

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 17 this year) and is a season of preparation leading up to the celebration of Easter and Christ's resurrection. Click here for Lenten events and worship, as well as resources you can use at home.

During the Week

Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Study
Begins January 13, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Women of the Word bible study will begin again January 13 at 6:30. Once again this will be online with Zoom. We will need your email address to send the Zoom link to you each week. This group study is open to all women, so please do join us and bring a friend. Peggy Woodall, pwoodall1@verizon.net; Gloria Brooks, gloriasbrooks@hotmail.com.

Online On-Demand

St. Andrew’s podcast: Love Your Neighbor
Tune in to St. Andrew’s podcast, Love Your Neighbor, with ears to listen and hearts to feel as we talk with all types of people about the challenging issues our world faces and ways to cope with the fear and anxiety many people are feeling right now.  It is available on Google Podcasts and  Apple Podcasts, and episodes are released every week. If you have questions about how to listen to listen to Love Your Neighbor, contact Rachel Roby, 757-532-1738 or saec0371@gmail.com.

Video series: Conversations on Racism
Click here for video conversations between our rector, Anne Kirchmier and members of the community that explore racism and white privilege.

Family Resource Center
Click here for worship, prayer and formation resources for families to use while observing "safer at home" guidelines.

Praying on Instagram
Follow St. Andrew’s on Instagram (@standrewsnn) for prayers posted several days a week, along with beautiful photography by members of St. Andrew’s.

Devotion & Prayer Resources
Daily prayer and scripture reading is a vital part of any Christian's life. Our website offers some online resources that you might find helpful for your daily practice. Click here.

Video of "Islam for Christians" lecture series
Over six weeks, John Herbst, Ph.D., presented the "Islam for Christians" lecture series. Each talk was video recorded for later viewing. Click here for more info.


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Christian Formation offerings for youth (Grades 6-12)

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
Meets 12 to 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons

This is an energetic community that gathers on Sunday afternoons from September to May to worship, enjoy fellowship, have fun, and participate in Bible-based discussions on topics of everyday life, world issues, and their faith. Click here for more info.

Christian Formation offerings for Children

Children’s Chapel
Children’s Chapel, for children age 3 through 5th grade, is offered during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Following the Gospel reading, children leave for Chapel and return in time for Communion. Clergy or other leaders offer an age appropriate lesson based on the lectionary of the day and music is led by our Minister of Music Brad Norris.

Vacation Bible School
Hilton Area Churches Vacation Bible School, usually held in early July each year, is an ecumenical program which includes five area churches. It began over 25 years ago and continues to be an important collaborative ministry each summer. Adult and youth volunteers begin preparing months in advance to ensure that the children attending benefit from an enriching Christian education experience. Our volunteers work alongside volunteers from other churches and together share in the mission to communicate God’s love to all. To learn more or get involved, contact the Parish Office, 595-0371 or saec0371@gmail.com.

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