Pentecost IV – June 28, 2020

Pentecost IV – June 28, 2020

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, MD.

June 28, 2020       

Pentecost IV


Diocese of Maryland “Orange Phase” Regathering Guidelines

Orange Phase: We are now in the Diocesan approved “Orange Phase”. There are some requirements, and restrictions for us to be in this phase of “Regathering”. Please follow the directions on the posted signs, and from our ushers. The tape on the floor, and in the pews, mark the Social Distancing requirements. Those who live together, are exempted from the Social Distancing requirements. However, please do not sit in the pews that are closed. 

Receiving Holy Communion: Please come to the Communion rail to receive the Sacrament (Bread). You may stand only, and we can have 3 people at the rail the same time and follow the Social Distancing requirements. Those living together are exempted from the distancing requirements at the Communion Rail, but are required to stand while receiving the Sacrament.

Revival Style Worship Service – Next Saturday – July 4th. – 6:00 p.m. “Revival Style” outside worship service at St. Andrew’s coming next Saturday, July 4th at 6:00 p.m. We will have Special Music; Guest Soloists; and a Bible Message. Father Steve has a confirmation from a good friend of his who sings with her Church group, “As One”, from Zion Baptist Church, Corner of Jonathan & Bethel Streets in Hagerstown. Our own, Jolene, will be here, as well. Music selections will be uplifting. The Spirit will definitely be on the grounds of St. Andrew’s on July 4th! Bring your folding chairs, and a Pop-Up Tent if you wish. We will be on the East Side Lawn of the Church. 

Livestreaming of Morning Prayer to Continue: Father Steve will continue to Livestream Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. There is a consistent number of “Livestreaming Parishioners” locally, and around the World, who depend on this Daily Office Livestreamed from St. Andrew’s.

One Year Bible Read” is Returning to St. Andrew’s!: Father Steve is bringing back the “One Year Bible Read”, that we did several years ago. There are too many distractions in the World right now, and the best way to balance our lives is by studying the Bible in its entirety (Genesis – Revelation). This daily reading (Monday – Saturday) follows an outline, and Father Steve wrote a Commentary/Explanation for each daily reading. At this time, it appears the “One Year Bible Read” will begin in September. Please consider joining your fellow Christians by allowing yourself to become fully Immersed in the Greatest Book ever written!

Ongoing Prayers & Needs: The Rev. Elizabeth Sipos (Daniel Weatherholt’s Spouse recovering from surgery.) – Polly – Lynn – Sandy – Kathi – Eric & Regan – Pam – Don – Nell – Geraldine & George. The Homeless. All First Responders. Those in the medical profession, and all hospital workers.

Prayers for those in the Military: Benjamin Benner

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