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FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OFFICE

Episcopalians are invited to join churches around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation; a time for people of faith to renew their relationship with God and all creation through celebration, prayer, and action. The Season’s roots rise from the Orthodox Christian tradition; the World Council of Churches was instrumental in making the special time a season, extending the celebration from September 1 until St. Francis Day, October 4. The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care offers Season of Creation and St. Francis Day Resources to help plan. 
 
“The Season of Creation invites us to think deeply about our ecological, economic, and political ways of living, and to work towards justice and right relationship with God’s Creation,” says the Rev. Melanie Mullen, director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care, “We are thrilled to participate in this global effort.”
 
Season of Creation Resources include:

  • Season of Creation Weekly Devotional: Leaders from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada collaborated on a set of weekly devotionals for the Season of Creation 2020. In Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s words, “Liberating, life-giving God, help us to know that we and the world you have created are truly the work of your hands. Give us knowledge and wisdom to care for your handiwork now and for future generations. Amen.” The Devotional is also available in a double spread format here.
  • Season Of Creation website: This website includes the Season of Creation 2020 celebration guide which includes this prayer, information on events and how to take action to celebrate the season, with ideas for an outdoor prayer service, creation walk or pilgrimage, sustainability event, or preaching about creation throughout the Season.
  • Episcopal Liturgical Resources for Honoring God in Creation: Explore a host of liturgical resources for honoring God’s creation, from The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
     
  • Creation Care Resource Page: Compiled by Episcopalians from across the Church, this page includes resources on loving formation (teaching, preaching, worship), liberating advocacy for environmental justice, and life-giving conservation and sustainability efforts. Users are invited to share their best resources here.

Episcopal Church – St. Francis Day Resources – Use this comprehensive resource to plan a Blessing of the Animals service, a St. Francis Day service, or to find story books and historical resources about St. Francis of Assisi.

 

AT ST. ANDREW’S:

St. Andrew’s hosts several groups in their ministries under the roof of our church building. Members of our faith-community contribute to, and take part in these groups. They all build up the ministry and service of the communities that gather here. St. Andrew’s does it’s best to steward its physical assets, and make it a welcome gathering place for people, giving and receiving.

Sundays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:00 am

Chaplains on the Harbor
A powerful ministry of presence, service and advocacy with the marginalized.
2:00 – 6:00 pm until August 9, 2020.

The Vestry has received a letter from Rev. Sarah Monroe, Chaplains on the Harbor that they are making a formal withdrawal of the Sunday program using St. Andrew’s Church.  The last Sunday will be August 9th. 

Sarah asked that the following message be included in our newsletter:

 Chaplains on the Harbor will no longer be hosting our dinner at St. Andrew’s after August 9.  Rev. Sarah and the Chaplains team would like to thank St. Andrew’s for the use of their space over the past six years.  We have been so blessed by every person who has volunteered their time, donated food or resources, or just shown up.  Thank you all for doing your part in being the kingdom of God in the world.  Many blessings to each of you as you discern the next chapter for St. Andrew’s and may God hold each of you in the palm of his hand.

Mondays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:30 am

Fall Prevention Exercise Group
A class that helps older people and those with disabilities maintain strength and build physical habits to prevent falls.
9:00 – 10:00 am

HER Group NA
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Tuesdays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:30 am

Renewed Hope NA
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Wednesdays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:30 am

Fall Prevention Exercise Group
9:00 – 10:00 am

Sandwich Making for the Homeless
10:00 – 11:00 am

Connections, Parent Education
This is not open to the public, but appointments can be made through Steve Brill at (360) 249-8830.
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Brothers in Recovery NA
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Thursdays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:30 am

Getting Back NA
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Fridays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:30 am

Top of the Hill NA
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Saturdays:
Eye Opener AA
6:00 – 7:30 am

Renewed Hope NA
7:00 – 9:00 pm