Easter II – Holy Baptism

Easter II – Holy Baptism

St. Andrew’s 

 Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, Maryland


“Growing in LOVE”


April 28, 2019






Holy Baptism this Morning: On this Second Sunday of Easter, Father Steve will Baptize 3 young people. 

Special Presentation of Israel this Past Wednesday Evening: Thanks to The Rev. Anne Weatherholt for her excellent presentation on Israel this past Wednesday Evening. This event was advertised in our announcements last Sunday. Currently, Father Steve, Melanie, Marcel, and Diane, are scheduled to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October. We still have room for more people to make this trip.

Confirmation Today – 4:00 p.m.: This afternoon, 4:00 p.m., at The Cathedral of the Incarnation (our Diocesan Cathedral), parishioner Mack Hager will be confirmed, and parishioner, Margaret Kline, will be received from the Roman Catholic Church. This service is a beautiful service. Parking is very limited at our Diocesan Center/Cathedral, which is at 4  E. University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland. There is parking near the Cathedral, but sometimes it is very “tricky” finding a parking spot. The Clergy, Confirmands (and those being received), are expected to be at the Cathedral no later than 3:15 p.m. in order to meet with Bishop Sutton, and to receive instructions for the service. 

Law Enforcement Memorial Service & Mother’s Day Banquet: The special service for the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service (Sunday of this Year), and Mother’s Day Banquet, is only 2 weeks away. More will be in next week’s announcements.

A.P. Testing: Again, St. Andrew’s will be used for Advanced Placement Testing for Clear Spring High School Students. The testing is in Perry Hall, and the dates are May 9th, and May 16th. Father Steve is looking for a volunteer to help set the parish hall up for testing on these two dates.

Sunday Supply Schedule Posted: Father Steve’s last Sunday, before going on sabbatical, is only 2 weeks away. 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. 

Posting this week on Facebook from Kathy Repp about her granddaughter – Jocelyn:

“Oh my goodness. She really has grown and blossomed!! Thanks be to God! Jocelyn decided she wanted to go to church out of the blue a little over 4 years ago when she was 7 years old. She chose Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Clear Spring. I truly believe going to this church was the beginning of the improvement of her health. She has had her ups and downs over the years. The faith, prayers, and love of the congregation at Saint Andrews and Father Steven McCarty brought her and her family through those hard times and helped her become the beautiful healthy 11 year old she is today. I remember when she was so small, thin and weak. I will always remember how everyone at Saint Andrews welcomed us with open arms. I will never forget that first night Jocelyn and I walked into the church. Thank you all for everything!! Praise be to God! Jocelyn Rose is truly a miracle child!”

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 – Darlene Adams – Sloan – Keith – 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.

Recently Departed: Jane Holsinger

 In the Military: Bubba Neville

The Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for Sunday, April 28, 2019:

Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Japan) The Most Rev. Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu – Primate of Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Cycle of Prayer for April 28, 2019:

St. Mary’s, Woodlawn

St. Paul’s, Mt. Airy

St. Peter’s, Ellicott City

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