Worshipping God in Shippensburg

We look forward to welcoming you any and every Sunday!
Each Sunday we offer two worship services: 8 a.m and 10 am.
Healing prayers offered the 1st Sunday of each month.

Gathering in the Way of Love: Annual Giving Campaign 2020

Exploring our Spiritual Path

The action of belief, the rejection of fear

“Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” Mark 5:36 This is the line Jesus gives the synagogue official Jairus to tell him to relax in the midst of horrific tragedy – the serious illness of the man’s young daughter. At the opening of the story, Jarius comes to Jesus during a large gathering by the seashore to compel him to come to see the girl. You can almost sense the anxiety and commotion around the official’s arrival. Jesus stands…

Seeing salvation

Lord, you now have set your servant free * to go in peace as you have promised; For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, * whom you have prepared for all the world to see: A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel. While I was at Holy Cross Monastery in August, I noticed this odd occurrence of my body often sighing. These emphatic exhalations and sighs were not intentional on my…

The Languages of God

Today as I engaged with the paintings at the Prada Museum in Madrid, Spain, I was aware of how both art and liturgy are languages, both of which express and reflect our beliefs about and in God and provide portals into the experience of the holy; with art, of course, using visual images and liturgy using words as the mode of expression. Since the church throughout history has been a major patron of the arts, today we saw a great…

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Instructed Eucharist

Engaging in the sacrament of Holy Eucharist is central to the lives of all Christians and is offered each week in the Episcopal Church. Part of our joy and responsibility as Christians is to enter more fully into this sacrament, to meet with intention and awareness the Presence of Christ, and to dwell in the holiness which nourishes, sustains, and saves us. This past Sunday we offered an Instructed Eucharist, which meant two things: 1) the bulletin contained information about…

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For all the Saints

It is a profound moment of community that reminds us we belong simultaneously to both the earthly and the heavenly realms, a oneness with the saints in light that is never more real than on this “thin” day when the veil between Heaven and earth beckons us with its transparency.

All that Glitters is not gold

This humble monk, whose statue represented authenticity, truthfulness, prophecy, and a simple love of Christ, was surrounded by glitter and gold. Mosaics, beautiful perhaps in another context, but wrong in the way we understand how Domingo lived. In this moment of contrast, between glitter, gold, and opulence of his shrine, and the simplicity, honesty, and authenticity of Domingo’s heart, the parable we heard in our gospel today screamed in my heart. I could see the distinction between living from the deepest part of our authentic being in the living Christ and living from the glitter and gold part of our being, the flashy, socially and politically correct, popular part of how we present our lives.

The persistence of God

What if the widow in the parable, the one who shows up every day pleading her case, who is persistent in her message and in her cries for justice – is actually God? What if God is the one who nags at our hearts, wanting to be let in; what if God is the one constantly yearning for us, longing for justice to be within our hearts, with justice meaning our desire to be just and right in our relationships with others and with God. What if God is the persistent one and we are the ones who close the case file before even giving the case a chance?

Giving to St. Andrew’s Mission

The giving of ourselves (heart, mind, body, soul, energy, talents, money, and commitment) to accomplish God’s mission in the world is one of the greatest joys of being a Christian.

It is also an investment in your faith as well as in the future of God’s mission among us.

We invite you to make a commitment to our ongoing ministries in 2020. Pledge cards will be available soon in the church and our Parish Life Center. You can always call or email Mother Barbara to talk about your commitment and how it will make a difference in our life in Christ.

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