Test blog #1

Test blog #1

Here I am on my first day of my pilgrimage … taking one step, then another …

Ways to Pray Formation Series

We shared the results of our Spiritual Type Inventory, which helps us know how to deepen our prayer life and understand the most natural way for us to grow into our relationship with God.

Coffee Hour for Kids Begins

It was a great start to Sunday School for all ages at St. Andrew’s this morning. There was much joy and laughter as they made their own musical instruments. Sing to the Lord a joyful noise!

camino

We begin at the beginning …. in the place of our own soul, our own needs, our own yearnings when we begin our pilgrimage.

Mass on the Grass

Occasionally changing where and how we worship changes our perspective. It allows us to hear familiar lessons in a new way, invites us to see the church as “us” outside the building, and refreshes our sense of God in our midst while in the beauty of creation. Yesterday we worshipped on our front lawn, in the refreshingly cool air, and gathered together to praise God in a slightly new way. One of my favorite parts of the service was when…

Carson’s baptism

One of the most joyous occasions for a parish family is a baptism of one who becomes, for that moment, the world’s newest member of the Body of Christ. Baptism is a sacred moment that connects the person with the heart of Christ in a brand new way. We were blessed to welcome Carson into our hearts and into the fellowship of all other Christians. To read the sermon preached for us, with him in mind, please click here.

Diocesan A.T. Camino

Many from our diocese got up early each morning to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail, after having received the hospitality of our fellow church members along the Way. It was a wonderful experience that stretched us in all ways and contributed greatly to our increased spirituality. The bishop led the way and we followed her over rocks, through pastures, deeper into the woods, and finally into good fun and fellowship at the end of the day. St. Andrew’s…

Vergers Voice #40

A TOUR OF ST. ANDREW’S I am sure many of you have given tours of your home to friends and family members when they visit for the first time. It’s exciting to tell people what changes you have made and things you have done to make your home just the way you wanted it. Well, that’s the way I feel when I talk about St. Andrew’s. Over the years I have conducted many walking tours, given talks and written a…

Altar & Flower Guild Luncheon

Our Altar and Flower Guild Members are simply the best! They really are. They are dedicated, faithful ministers who understand the holiness of their work. They set the table (altar), wash the linens, fill the candles with oil, polish the brass, set out the bulletins for the altar party, prepare the bread and wine for service, arrange the flowers, and hold the space as sacred– and so much more. We are very blessed that we have such a wonderful group…

The Mystic in You

We understand that we are hard-wired to be in relationship with God and our theology tells us that God is active in our lives. Have you ever wondered how that happens? How God shows up? How we can be attentive to God’s presence? What helps us open ourselves to God? These are all great questions and some which we explore in our book study on the book, The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World. The author, Bruce Epperly defines…