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Tenth Sunday After Pentecost - August 1, 2021

8:00 & 10:30 a.m. in the church AND live-streamed at 10:30 AM on our Facebook page.

You can join us LIVE on our Facebook page  for Holy Eucharist on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. (You don't need a Facebook account to watch!) We hope you'll worship with us! Video of Sunday's worship is available on our Facebook page after the live broadcast, so you can worship anytime!

Readings for this Sunday

To prepare our hearts and minds to enter into the worship of our Lord, we invite you to read and meditate on the lessons for Sunday throughout the week - 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-13; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Click here to read this Sunday's lessons.

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Masks to be required beginning this Sunday, August 1

Dear friends,

In May, when Bishop Haynes loosened the COVID restrictions on churches, she implored us to proceed safely and to carefully monitor the situation in our local communities. Accordingly, our Vestry has continued to monitor public health markers and guidance from health professionals, like the CDC and Virginia Department of Health.

The continued rise in the number of COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant has led the CDC to recommend that people in areas with greater coronavirus risks should wear masks indoors again, even if they are fully vaccinated. In Newport News and Hampton right now the spread of infections is considered high*.

The clergy, wardens, and our parish health officer Joel Duregger met today to discuss how to proceed, given these new variables.  Remembering our Christian commitment to loving our neighbor and protecting the most vulnerable among us, we decided that beginning this Sunday, August 1, masks must be worn inside the building and church. Singing during worship will be permitted since everyone, including the choir, will be masked. Lemonade on the Lawn will continue to be served because it is outdoors.

Thank you for your faithfulness in abiding by these restrictions for the sake of the health of the entire community.

--Anne, Marc, Dawn, Steve, and Joel

*The CDC website that shows transmission level by city and county can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.  As of July 28, Newport News is ranked as "high" transmission and Hampton is ranked as "substantial."  Bob Lord continues to track another metric for us, a combined Covid positivity percentage across the Hampton and Peninsula health districts.  As of July 28, that number is 8%.

Communion for those worshipping virtually:

If you would like to partake of communion at home while participating in the service virtually, you can text or call Bill Wilds (880-5460) during the week from 9:00 AM to noon and make an appointment to come and pick up consecrated communion kits for your family to use during the following Sunday’s service. If you choose this option, please create/designate a “holy place” in your home to store the consecrated Body and Blood between the time you pick it up and Sunday morning.

This Week at St. Andrew's

Tuesday, July 27

  • 1:00 PM - Crafters (Parish Library)

Wednesday, July 28

  • Church Office closed - Staff Appreciation Day (No 11 a.m. Eucharist today)
  • 5:15 PM - Centering Prayer (Parish Library)

Thursday, July 29

  • 7:30 AM - Centering Prayer (Parish Library)
  • 7:00 PM - Response to Racism Team meeting (Parish Hall)

Sunday, August 1

  • 8:00 AM  - Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30 AM - Baptism & Holy Eucharist (also live-streamed on our Facebook page)



Last Published: July 30, 2021 8:17 AM