“Being church” (Page 2)

“Being church” (Page 2)

Community meal – January 25th, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Three times a month we are able to provide meals to our neighbors. It is a gift for us to be able to open our hands and hearts and help others — and of course, love is always a two-way street — we are made richer by their involvement in our lives. We are serving “Grab and Go” meals during this time of safety precautions due to the pandemic, but the meals are healthy and prepared with love. If you…

Church at home Worship for 12/20/2020 4th Sunday of Advent

We want you to be able to be a part of our worshiping community in the safety of your own home. We are a gathered community in heart and spirit and we are grateful you are here with us. Click below for the Virtual Worship Service. We invite you to download a bulletin so you can sing along with the hymns and share in the prayers. Click below for the bulletin for this service. Click below for Mother Barbara’s Homily…

Church at home worship for 12/13/2020, 3rd Sunday of Advent

We want you to be able to be a part of our worshiping community in the safety of your own home. We are a gathered community in heart and spirit and we are grateful you are here with us. Click below for the Virtual Worship Service. We invite you to download a bulletin so you can sing along with the hymns and share in the prayers. Click below for the bulletin for this service. Click below for Mother Barbara’s Homily…

Food Pantry and SPO Collection

Thank you so much. Your generosity is so very appreciated. We asked for your support for SPO and our Food Pantry and you have responded. We are able to continue our regular monthly donation of money to purchase fresh eggs for our local food pantry — and send additional money, thanks to you! Each month we commit to sending $75.00 to Shippensburg Produce Outreach because we believe this food pantry provides an essential service to our neighborhood. We thank you…

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 for October 11, 2020

Join us this weekend to worship together virtually. This is a time of beautiful music, Holy Scripture readings, prayer and the Holy Eucharist — PLUS the gift of the music created by Brian Helman, recently recorded. To participate click the link below. Click below for the bulletin to join in with the singing and readings. To listen to Mother Barbara’s call to gratitude for the blessing of God’s grace and love made manifest through the continued recovery of Brian Helman,…