St. Andrew's Episcopal Church celebrates God's love for all people as we grow together in God, invite others to experience God through Jesus Christ, and share in God's work of changing lives in our community and beyond.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper
February 28 5:30 p.m.
Have breakfast for dinner to usher in Lent. Pancakes, fruit, salads, juice and coffee await. $5 per person (maximum $20 per family). All proceeds will support the Ghana orphanage sponsored by our diocese. Games and fun for the whole family.
Ash Wednesday at St. Andrew's
Three services with imposition of ashes:
12:15 p.m. - 30 minute meditative service
5:30 p.m. - 25-minute "Messy Church" service geared toward kids and families
7:00 p.m. - hour-long traditional service with a Celtic flare
7-9 a.m. - Ashes to Go on the streets and in public places in downtown Springfield
12 noon - 15-minute service at Baypath University followed by Ashes to Go until 1:30.
2017 Trinity Institute: Water Justice
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - March 23-25
You're invited to join us for the annual Trinity Institute Conference which is this year focused on the Water Justice Movement. We'll develop a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift, and gain an understanding for the relationship between water justice and climate change. Presentations from national experts will be streamed from Trinity Church in New York City.
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Click here to register
Sundays at 9 a.m., February 5-26
We will use a DVD series featuring author and speaker Barbara Cawthorne Crafton to explore forgiveness. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, begins the study Embracing Forgiveness, with clarity that eases the guilt often associated with the lack of forgiveness by saying what it isn't. It is not a job or task; it is not a conditional act to earn God's love. It is, Crafton believes, a spiritual gift given freely by a God who simply wants to connect with us. Over the course of the study, she shows how forgiveness can remove the tumor of anger from our hearts to become a means of grace that gives us back our humanity. Crafton's thoughtful insight allows participants to weigh the transforming power of forgiveness in their own lives.
St. Andrew's on the web
On ACS Realm- St. Andrew's Online Community
Have you logged into your Realm account yet? Access it at www.onrealm.org. Login with your email and password. If you don't have a login yet, please let the office know or check your past email for an invite. On Realm you will be able to see your contact information, make what you want available to the parish, see your 2017 pledge and connect with your groups.
On Facebook ....
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... and in a new blog: Considering Faith
And St. Andrew's now has a blog: Considering Faith. It's a different arena in which we can talk about faith, explore what we believe, and think about what it means to be a Christian. Check it out and join us!
Sermons Now On-Line!
We are now presenting here the gospel message by our clergy and guest preachers. Please click the playback button below for the latest offering and then feel free to add your voice our blog shown above.
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.