Lent V

Lent V

St. Andrew’s 

 Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, Maryland


“Open Doors – Open Arms – Open Hearts”

Lent V

April 7, 2019

7:30 a.m.  Quiet Holy Eucharist Rite I 

8:00 Adult Education – Sign Language

  9:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite I  

10:15 a.m. Motorcycle Blessing  

Candy Egg Making Tuesday Night: Last Candy Egg making for 2019, this Tuesday night, April 9th., in the parish hall, 6:00 p.m. 

Motorcycle Blessing Today: Members of Father Steve’s Williamsport HOG (Harley Owner’s Group) Chapter will arrive out in front of the Church, this morning, around 10:15 a.m. for the Annual Bike Blessing. There is reserved parking in front of the Church for motorcycles.

Father Steve’s Booklet: If you have not obtained a copy of Father Steve’ booklet, “The Holy Eucharist – My Alpha & Omega”. Please consider getting your copy. The reviews have been very positive. 100% of the proceeds for the booklet go towards the handicap building project. Father Steve is asking for a donation of at least $5.00 for the booklet. So far, over $600.00 have been raised for the handicap building project from the sale of Father Steve’s booklet. 

2019 Confirmation Classes came to a close last Sunday: The Confirmation Mass will be on Sunday, April 28th, 4:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, our Episcopal Cathedral in Baltimore. Mack Hagar will be Confirmed, and Margaret Kline will be received. (Margaret comes to us from the Roman Catholic Church.)

Grotto Trip – Palm Sunday – Holy Week – Easter Sunday Schedule: Refer to the printed schedule in the Church pews; posted in Perry Hall, on the Facebook page, and on the Church website. For those who have the ability to take pictures on your cell phones, snap a picture of the printed schedules.

Palm Sunday.

Reminder – Bible Study this Wednesday: We will close out our Friday Evening Lenten Bible Study program with a Wednesday. Following Evening Prayer, this Wednesday, April 10th, we will study the last 3 Psalms of the “Ascending Psalms” (132-133-134).

Grotto Trip – Next Saturday – April 13th: Meet Father Steve at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes Visitor Center, Mt. Saint Marys College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, next Saturday, April 13th, no later than 10:00 a.m. for the outside Stations of the Cross. Rain, Shine, Snow, Cold, or Hot. Come prepared. For those who want to know the weather at the Grotto, it is normally 10 degrees cooler than the local forecasted weather temperature for Emmitsburg. There is an excellent gift shop at the Grotto, and modern, clean, handicap restrooms. The entire facility is handicap accessible, including the walkway for the stations and up to the Grotto.

Next Sunday – April 14th- Palm Sunday: For the 9:00 a.m. service: The service of the Blessing of the Psalms at the 9:00 a.m. service will begin in the Church parish hall. After the Blessing of the Palms, those who are able, will process outside, around the block, to the front of the Church. Following another prayer in front of the Church, we will enter the Church. The Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast will follow the 9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Eucharist.

Holy Week Begins Next Week – April 14th: Again, look at the special schedule for Holy Week, and Easter Sunday.

Second Sunday of Easter: Remember, Easter is a Season, NOT a one day event. On the Second Sunday of Easter, April 28th, we will have (3) Baptisms at the 9:00 a.m. service.

Sunday Supply Schedule Posted: The Sunday clergy supply schedule to cover while Father Steve is on Sabbatical has been posted on the bulletin boards, and on the Church website. Remember: There will ONLY be one service a week, that being Sunday at 9:00 a.m. All other services will be put on hold until Father Steve returns from Sabbatical. The recording of music will continue by our organist, but there will be no Livestreaming of services on the Saint Andrew’s Facebook page. Father Steve will be doing a wedding, off campus, in June. If, in the event, there is a serious pastoral emergency that involves an active parishioner of St. Andrew’s, Father Steve will return to handle that incident while on his Sabbatical. Father Steve will begin his Sabbatical, following all services, and special activities on May 12th, and end his Sabbatical, and return to St. Andrew’s on Sunday, August 11th.

St. Andrew’s Printed Prayer List (By permission):

Kathi – Ramie – Tommie – Deacon John – Dan – Tommie – Thim – Mary – Payton – Rich – Denise – Carrol – Chuck – Jill – Stacy – Carlene – Staci – Randy – Annie – Margaret – Marsha – Christa – Beverly – Ray – Gail – Mary – Richard – Emma Kelby – Staci – Carrie – Steve – Dave – Michael – Carlene Sonja – Sharon – NancyPatAndyRogerTheodore “Baby Teddy” – Jacki – Dennis – Elizabeth – Chuck – Faye – Kelsey – Jess – Phil – John – Wyatt – Dottie – Kate – Curtis – Dick – Carlene – All Police Officers – Our Military – The First Responders of Our Communities – The Residents of Holly Place – The Homeless – Those suffering addictions – Those with mental illness – The unborn children; those who were never given a chance to be born.

In the Military: Bubba Neville

The Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for Sunday, April 7, 2019:

Church of Ireland. The Most Revd Richard Lionel Clarke – Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Cycle of Prayer for April 7, 2019:

Christ Church, Columbia

Christ the King, Woodlawn

Grace, Elkridge

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