Third Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent

St. Andrew’s 

 Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, Maryland

 Third Sunday in Lent

March 15, 2020

“Church Closed for Public Worship – March 15th. & March 22nd.”

9:00 A.M. DAILY MORNING PRAYER – RITE ONE (Livestreaming Only)


Church Closed for Public Worship March 15th & March 22nd. Because of the public health concerns pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Bishop Sutton has ordered that there be no Public Worship in the Churches of the Diocese of Maryland for two weeks; beginning Sunday March 15th. Pending any further issues with this serious virus, we will be allowed to return to Public Worship on Sunday, March 29th. Bishop Sutton’s Announcement in reference to this cancellation of services is available on St. Andrew’s Facebook page; website; and an email was sent out. Also, Bishop’s Sutton update on the change to liturgical practices, and receiving Holy Communion has been posted. Father Steve will address this further when we return to full worship on Sunday, March 29th.

Daily Prayer – Rite One, During the Church Closing: For the 2 Sundays (Hopefully no longer.) the Churches in the Diocese of Maryland are shut down for Public Worship, Father Steve will Livestream Morning Prayer – Rite One. The Livestreaming of Morning Prayer today, March 15th. will be broadcast from the Church. In order to follow the Bishop’s directive, no participants will be allowed inside the Church during the Livestreaming since this could be considered Public Worship. On Sunday March 22nd.; Father Steve will Livestream Morning Prayer from Pawley’s Island South Carolina. 

Other Activities May Continue During the Church Closing: Bishop Sutton will allow small groups to meet; this includes the Thursday Evening A.A. The Friday Lenten Meatless Luncheon & Bible Study will still meet since it is a small group. There will not be a Meatless luncheon or Bible Study on Friday March 20th. The Wednesday Evening Egg making activities may continue. Father Steve’s “Friday Fish Eaters” program will continue to be Livestreamed during the Church closing. 

Confirmation Class WILL Meet During Church Closing: The Confirmation class WILL meet today at 10:00 a.m., this is not cancelled. Remember, there is no Confirmation Class next Sunday, March 22nd.

Father Steve & Melanie out of town: Father Steve and Melanie will be away in South Carolina March 18th – March 26th. They will return late on March 26th.

Vendor Fair: Saturday, March 28th, Miller’s Farmstead

Illness – Shut Ins – and Ongoing Needs:

Susie – Tommy – Sue – Carlene – Pam – Hilda – Jennifer – Brenda – Wyatt – Kathi – Christine Michelle – Patti – Ed – Nancy – Don – Doug – Bruce – Nell – Dana – Those suffering from the Flu. Those suffering from the Coronavirus. The Homeless. Those who suffer from addictions.  Our Military – Police Officers – Correctional Officers –  Fire Departments & Rescue Squads. Our Utility Workers.

In the Military: Benjamin Benner

Prayers for the Anglican Communion:

Pray for the Church of England

The Most Rev’d. and Right Hon Justin Welby – Archbishop of Canterbury

“God Loves You”

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