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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.)
 

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.

Last Published: January 18, 2021 8:22 AM