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Church in-person activities suspended to prevent spread of coronavirus - Join us online!
On March 12, Bishop Haynes has asked all churches in Southern Virginia to suspend all in-person activities in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities. Visit our blog to read the Bishop's message and messages from our rector, Anne, about this decision. (any updates will also be posted on the blog)

Worship online with us
Join us live on Zoom each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Link to join the service is emailed weekly. Join our email list here. You can also worship with us on our Facebook page. Daily prayer videos are also posted on Facebook.

Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Study ONLINE
Begins April 22, 6:30 p.m.

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!    

May Parish Luncheon-to-Go!
May 20

We have not had a Parish Luncheon since February!  For the May Parish Luncheon, we are offering luncheon meals to go, with advance reservations. Please place your order by Friday, May 15. This is an earlier reservation date than our usual Monday, but necessary for being able to prepare lunch due to Covid-19 pandemic. RSVP to Mary Gibson Waddill: samwaddill1@cox.net or 870-1182. Menu choices: “Anderson’s Showplace” Chicken Salad, from Celebrate Virginia cookbook; Fruit salad; Sour cream muffins; Dessert; Chicken Pot Pie (will have to be reheated); Mixed vegetables; Fruit salad; Dessert. When placing your order, please specify which menu choice you would like. Lunches can be picked up between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20.  Drive up to the apron in front of the Parish Hall and we will deliver your lunch(es) to your car with masks and gloves. The cost is the usual $5.00.  You may hand your check or money to the dear parishioner who brings your lunch to your car or mail your check to St. Andrew’s (Parish Luncheon in the memo section).

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

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