Pentecost XIV – September 6th

Pentecost XIV – September 6th

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, MD.

September 6, 2020       

Pentecost XIV


Jocelyn: Father Steve will give an update on Jocelyn before the service begins.

Church With No Walls” : Our next “Church With No Walls” outside service is only 2 weeks away, Sunday September 20th @ 11:00 a.m. Host will be Elizabeth Miller, and the location is Miller’s Farmstead. Marcel Wenker will be preparing the fellowship meal. Main entree: Pulled Pork; Bratwurst, and German Potato Salad. Those attuning are asked to provide a covered dish or dessert if able. Remember, next Church With No Walls id Sunday, September 20th @11:00 a.m.,Miller’s Farmstead along U.S,. Route 40 at the corner of Spickler Road, Clear Spring.

Adult Education Books are being distributed today:  For those who asked Father Steve to order for them “The Lost Letters of Pergamum – A Story from the New Testament World” by Bruce W. Longenecker. The books are here, and they will be distributed today. We will discuss this book for several Sundays in October during Adult Education which will follow the 9:00 a.m. service.

Sunday school Classes are now “ZOOMED”: Our Children’s Sunday school classes are now ZOOMED live on the internet.

Father Steve & Melanie Away Next Sunday: Father Steve & Melanie will be heading to South Carolina, this coming Friday, September 11th, and return home on Friday, September 18th. Deacon John will do the service next Sunday, September 13th from the Reserved Sacrament.

Livestreaming of Morning Prayer from South Carolina: Father Steve will Livestream Morning Prayer from South Carolina, Monday September 14th – Thursday September 17th at 9:00 a.m. on the Church Facebook page. Morning Prayer will not be Livestreamed on Friday September 11th, or Friday September 18th. These are the two days Father Steve & Melanie are traveling.

No Morning Prayer at the Church While Father Steve is in South Carolina: There will be no Morning Prayerat the Church while Father Steve and Melanie are in South Carolina, or on the days he and Melanie are traveling.

Motorcycle Blessing – St. John’s Episcopal Church – Kingsville, MD. Father Steve has been requested to do a Motorcycle Blessing on Saturday, September 19th., 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingsville, Maryland. This is the Church where The Rev. Elizabeth Sipos, wife of our organist, Daniel Weatherholt, is the Rector, and also where they both live on the Church Campus. Father Steve & Melanie will be traveling down to Kingsville on their Harley. Anyone else who wants to ride, please contact Father Steve. Plans are to leave the Hagerstown area no later than 7:30 a.m. on the 19th.

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.

Western Theme” for Rally Sunday – September 27th: Since we have a few “Cowboys/Cowgirls” in the congregation, Father Steve talked to the Sunday school teachers about the whole congregation participating in a “Western Theme” Sunday. If you have anything that you think is Western, or makes you look like a “Cowboy/Cowgirl”, we are asking you to wear it on Rally Sunday, September 27th.

Ongoing Prayers & Needs:  Jocelyn – Cindy – The Right Reverend Robert W. Ihloff – The Rev. Mark Ricker – Kevin – Tim – Jennifer – The Rev. Elizabeth Sipos – Polly – Lynn – Sandy – Kathi – Eric & Regan – Pam – Don – Geraldine & George. The victims of Hurricane Laura – The Homeless. Those struggling with addictions. The Police Officers of this Country. All First Responders. Those in the medical profession, and all hospital workers. Our Elected Leaders.

Prayers for those in the Military: Benjamin Benner

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer

Pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba – Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Cycle of Prayer

Trinity, Elkridge

All Hallows’, Davidsonville

All Saints’, Sunderland

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