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Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost - October 4, 2020

Church in-person activities suspended to prevent spread of coronavirus - Join us online!
On March 12, Bishop Haynes 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. (all updates will also be posted on the blog)

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. In addition to recordings of our weekly worship, daily prayer videos are also posted on Facebook.

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Holy Eucharist & The Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct 4

How can I receive the bread and wine? You have two options:

  •  Wearing a mask, come to the River Road door of the church between 12 and 2 PM on Sunday, October 4 to receive communion from the clergy.  Social distancing protocols will be in place.  An alms basin will be available if you would like to drop off your offering.  You do not have to call the church for this option.

  • Immediately following the morning worship service on October 4, communion will be delivered to those who are unable to come to the church to receive.  Delivery will be to your front door; no one will come inside your home.  If you would like to have communion delivered to you, you must contact Bill Wilds by Wednesday, September 30.  Call or email at 595-0371 or saec.bill19@verizon.net.

If on October 4 I receive communion at my home, what will that look like?

Sometime Sunday morning, we hope that you will take time to pray through the Holy Eucharist booklet that we will be sending you.  Shortly after our online service ends (around 11:30 AM), a fellow parishioner will come to your door with the bread and wine.  Your visitor will lead you through the litany found on the next page.  (Notice that you already know all of the responses, so you do not need to be holding a copy of the litany.) For safety, your visitor will remain masked at all times, and you will wear your mask until time to consume the elements.  Your visitor will step away briefly when you open and consume the bread and wine. Please note that your visitor will be bringing communion to other parishioners as well and so cannot stay more than a few minutes with you.  He or she will not come into your home. 

Blessing of the Animals on October 4

We will again be offering Holy Eucharist on October 4th—at the River Road doors from 12 to 2 PM and by delivery to those who have let us know they would like to receive at home. October 4 is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the natural environment. In honor of St. Francis, we will be offer animal blessings from 12 to 2 PM that afternoon.  How will that work, you ask? One of our clergy will be at the River Road doors, distributing Holy Eucharist; and the other will be in front of the Main Street doors, blessing animals. In both locations, everyone will be masked and will maintain social distancing. Hanging out for some socially-distanced socializing time with humans and furry friends at the Main Street doors is encouraged!

A Prayer Chain for St. Andrew's


Last Published: September 28, 2020 7:13 AM