Posts by Barbara Hutchinson

Posts by Barbara Hutchinson

Pastoral Letter

In the midst of the anxiety around the Presidential Election results, Mother Barbara sent a pastoral letter to the congregation, urging them to “be still and know that God is God” and that what happens next begins in our own hearts — and urges us all to “Let us choose love, not hate”. To read her letter, please click here. Please know Mother Barbara is here for you always for pastoral conversations. Please contact her, please email her at rector@standrewsship.org.…

Marvelous Virtual Choir

Enjoy this beautiful treat of joyful and soulful singing by our St. Andrew’s Virtual Choir. It’s glorious and will lift your soul. If you would like to participate in our Christmas Eve Virtual Choir, please contact Lisa Turchi or Mother Barbara. We’d love to have you — and are able to walk you through the technical process to make it happen.

Universal Christ Book Group

We gathered this week in a time of conversation regarding the book by Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ. What I am noticing that completely delights me is that people are asking very basic questions. One might imagine that means they are at the beginning of their spiritual journey. Oh, not so! It actually means they have travelled quite a distance, so they can begin to wonder and question within their faith, where they are not satisfied with what they were…

Early Church Writings – Gospel of Matthew

We continue our exploration of the Early Church Writings, working our way into the Gospel of Matthew. This past week, we read aloud the first 5 chapters of the gospel and then delved into the historical context, learning about Matthew’s take of Jesus as the “new Moses” and how he built his case for that connection, between the genealogy, wise men, exile into Egypt, baptism, and then the Sermon on the Mount (on the mountain as when Moses received the…

Church at Home Worship for 10/18/20

We are delighted you are worshiping with us from the safety and comfort of your home. Please settle into our worship and allow your heart to be strengthened, your soul restored, and your body refreshed by this worship service of prayer, scripture reading, glorious music, and a homily. To download the bulletin so you can read along and sing the hymns, please click below. To listen to only the homily, please click below. We are blessed to have Canon Chris…

Book Discussion on The Universal Christ

This past week we gathered to explore the ideas in Richard Rohr’s book, The Universal Christ. We meet every other week for lively discussions as well as a contemplative practice that settles our soul, for it is in resting in God that we are restored and can see the broadness and expansiveness of the Risen Christ among us. This week we began with our contemplative exercise. We engaged in a video of images taken of nature and reflected upon what…

Scripture Study

This past week we gathered first to hear the Letter to the Colossians read aloud, for that was what was always intended, that we would hear the good news, rather than read the good news, since it offers additional opportunities to engage with the sacred text. Often we find when we read the entirety of a book of the Bible, we gather a larger message, rather than hearing only a snippet of the text on Sunday mornings. This past week…

Church at Home Worship Service for 9/13

We invite you to engage in a quiet, meditative, and relaxing service which will draw your heart closer to the presence of God through glorious music, sacred scripture, healing prayers, and the Holy Eucharist. We will pray together and open that space within us for the grace we need to be restored. The images have been chosen to reflect the truth of God found in the scripture and sacrament and expressed through the music. To engage with the service, click…

St. Andrew’s Virtual Choir

St. Andrew’s Virtual Choir – September 2020 This month we will be singing the beautiful “Bless the Lord My Soul”, by Jacques Berthier, which is song #9 in the Taize books. As before, we will provide a conductor track for you to sing along with according to the instructions which immediately follow. You will hear an introduction by Mr. Gorman, and you can begin your part on the downbeat.  Please sing two verses with the piano and then sing one…

Church at Home Worship Service August 16th

To engage with the Worship Video for this weekend, please click below. To access the Church Bulletin so you can sing along with the hymns and say the responses, please click below. To engage with Mother Barbara’s homily only, please click below.