Easter II – April 19th

Easter II – April 19th

St. Andrew’s 

 Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, Maryland


 Easter II

April 19, 2020

Public Worship Suspended Until May 16th COVID Crisis*




Drive-In Church: Special Message From Father Steve: “Bishop Sutton as many are aware, has suspended Public Worship(Full In-Person Church Attendance & Receiving of Holy Communion.) in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, until at least May 16th. However, in one of our weekly online meetings several weeks ago, Bishop Sutton has asked the clergy to be creative during the social distancing restrictions that are in place during this pandemic. Bishop Sutton contacted the Governors Office for clarification on the Churches during this virus crisis. An Interpretative Guidance from the Office of Legal Counsel for the Governor’s Office was sent out, dated April 1, 2020. This guidance indicates that we are allowed to have Drive-In Religious Services, and sets the guidelines for such services. I have a copy of the Interpretive Guidance Directive. [On Palm Sunday, we had our first Drive-In Service in the lower rear parking lot of the Church.] After the Liturgy of the Word, I go inside the Church and Celebrate the Mass (Spiritual Communion for those not able to receive at this time.). Please park in the lower parking lot, with your vehicles facing the upper parking lot. The upper parking lot will be used for overflow parking.”  Please do not exit your vehicles. The order from the Governor’s Office specifically states that you are not allowed to interact physically with the clergy; participants, or people in other vehicles. A hymn sheet, and scripture insert will be placed under your vehicle windshield wipers for you to retrieve. You may exit your vehicle if you need to use the restroom facilities. Service will be Livestreamed.

In Person Services and/or meetings: At this time, we are allowed to have up to 10 people inside the Church for any In Person Service; class, or meeting. The clergy; and worship assistants, are included in this total number for In Person Services. Maintain Social Distancing & use the hand sanitizers that are provided throughout the Church Campus.

Morning Prayer – Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. Father Steve Livestreams Morning Prayer from the Church, Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. 

Pledges to the Church During Shutdown: If you are not signed up for our Online pay (Pushpay); please mail your Offerings to the Church: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 189, Clear Spring, MD. 21722

Illness – Shut Ins – and Ongoing Needs:

Tim – Tommy – Sue – Carlene – Pam – Hilda – Jennifer – Brenda – Wyatt – Kathi – Christine Michelle – Patti – Ed – Don – 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.

Departed: Susie Horst Neal (Very Good Lifelong Friend of Maryglenn & Often Visitor to St. Andrew’s with her husband, Clayton.)

In the Military: Benjamin Benner

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