When the fresh air of the Gospel becomes our oxygen, the collective sin of the world, of others and our own, will burn our sensitized lungs like toxic fumes. We will notice injustice everywhere we turn, and though we will do all we are able in response, we will feel powerless against so much of it, and that powerlessness will crucify our hearts. Then, as St. Chrysostom’s life reminds us, we will know the hope of the Resurrection from the inside, through the mind of Christ. God’s power to raise, to heal, and to save will flow through us, because God will be our only lasting hope.
-Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE
The office needs volunteer help to cover the front desk the week of October 7th. Please let Adam know if you are able to help.
Christian Formation – It’s TIME!
Glad to see so many of you at the Ministry Fair and breakfast last week. There’s a lot going on at St Andrews, and so many ways to get involved – we need you all. Sunday Christian Formation will start at 9:15 am, Sunday Sept 15th. Y’all come!
Godly Play (K-4th grade): Room 108 – downstairs
Wonder-filled Montessori style teaching and experiencing stories from the Old and New Testaments.
Episcopal Youth (5th-HS): Room 109 – downstairs
Get ready to learn about the Episcopal faith traditions and also enjoy outings and service to locals in need.
Women’s Book Circle: Library – downstairs
This month is a study of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner’s book, God was in this place and I, I did not know
Adult Discussion Forum: Greeting room – upstairs
This month we will take a deep dive into the wonder, mystery, and ancient rituals of the Eucharist, using the Episcopal Church’s new resource, How2charist.
Post Communion Blessing
May God grant you the grace never to sell yourself short; grace to risk something big for something good; grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything but truth, and too small for anything but love. And the blessing of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you, inspire you, and remain with you, this day and forevermore. Amen.
Altar Guild Breakfast
The Altar Guild will resume their monthly breakfasts on Sept. 21 at 9:00am. Please let Sam French know if you will be attending.
Save the Date
John DiDiego will be leading a hike on Nov. 16. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate. A signup sheet will be in the Great Hall.