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Women of the Word (WOW) - ONLINE Bible study
Begins April 22, 6:30 p.m.
Led by the Rev. Anne Kirchmier

Women of the Word Bible study began a series entitled “The Prophets” from the Disciple Fast Track: Remember Who You Are on April 22 at 6:30 PM. The Rev. Anne Kirchmier is leading the class online with Zoom. WOW participants are using a study manual to prepare for class discussion. If you are interested in joining this class, call or email Peggy Woodall (880-8908 or pwoodall1@verzion.net) with your email address. Participant books are available from Gloria Brooks or the church office for $16. Please invite your friends to join us. WOW has been meeting for 20+ years and is adjusting to the times.  We are very excited to have Anne as our new leader!    

The Historical Jesus - ONLINE study
Begins May 21, 7 p.m.
Led by Rev. John W. Herbst, PhD

One of the fundamental ideas of Christianity, reflected in our creeds and our liturgies, is that Jesus Christ was not a myth, but that he was an actual human being who walked on earth 2,000 years ago. He is an historical figure, just as George Washington and Alexander the Great are historical figures. So what happens when we study him as a figure in history? Over the next 3 to 6 weeks, John Herbst will be leading a series in which we will try to comprehend Jesus of Nazareth from an historical (rather than faith-based) point of view. John will help us to think about how historians use sources to glean information about Jesus and the world in which he lived. When we utilize the historian’s tools to develop a picture of the man Jesus, we can better grasp what the New Testament is trying to teach us when it talks about the life and message of Jesus Christ. For our first session (Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM), we will be thinking about our sources of information about Jesus. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Gospels? What can extra-biblical sources tell us? One of the writers we will be talk about is Flavius Josephus. You might want to read his Antiquities of the Jews 18.3.3, which can be found at http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/testimonium.html. We’ll also talk about John 20:30–31, and about why historians tend to argue that Jesus did not speak the words attributed to him in Matthew 18:15–17.  (In future weeks, we will get much more heavily into the Gospels!) For more information on how to join this class, contact the church office, saec0371@gmail.com

Sunday Morning Adult Forum - temporarily suspended to prevent spread of coronavirus

The Sunday Morning Adult Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Here's what is on the schedule for the season of Lent:

During the Week - temporarily suspended to prevent spread of coronavirus

Centering Prayer Class
David Lilley is leading a Centering Prayer class at 5:15 p.m. every Wednesday beginning September 4. It will be held in the parish library. 

Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Parish Library. Led by David Lilley.

Thursday Morning Bible Study
10 to 11:15 a.m., Parish Library
Bible Study meets at 10:00 in the parish library. All are invited to participate.


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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