Virtual Worship & Announcements – May 30, 2021

Virtual Worship & Announcements – May 30, 2021

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Two options: Traditional Worship or Contemporary Praise.
SCROLL DOWN to watch either service and check the ANNOUNCEMENTS below to learn more about what’s happening around St. Andrew’s community:

Latest News…
  • St. Andrew is Open for In-Person Worship Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am, and for a brief celebration of Holy Communion on Mondays at 5:30. In keeping with Montgomery County’s latest directive, there is no longer a capacity limitation or need to pre-register. Masks are not required, but are encouraged for anyone who feels so inclined.
  • Donate Altar Flowers Online – purchase flowers or a lamp candle to adorn St. Andrew’s chancel and honor or remember a special person or occasion. Now, sign up and pay online at this LINKQuestions? Contact Debbie at [email protected].
  • Groups & Studies – A variety of groups have been meeting virtually, and plans to transition to in-person gatherings are in process for some. Contact the group leader for latest updates. See the full list and get connected HERE.
  • Virtual Worship Changes – with the church now fully reopening, today marks the final release of virtual worship as we have known it during the pandemic. Going forward, portions of Sunday worship including the sermon will be posted to our website and podcast feed early in the week that follows. Livestreaming worship is under consideration for the future, but not available at this time. Stay tuned for updates.
Call for Volunteers … fully reopening, and we need you!
  • Children’s Ministry – Lots of helpers are needed to get the in-person ministry back on track! Paid childcare position, Sundays 8 am-12 noon. Volunteers for Kingdom Kids and Wee Worship, approximately one hour on Sundays, once a month. To learn more or express interest, contact Christy Hyder.
  • Worship Assistants – Whether you have served previously and are ready to return, or would like to try something new, let us know! To learn more or get on the schedule for this opportunity to serve God and our church family: Communion Assistants, Lectors, Greeters and Welcome Center Attendants, contact Karen Hughes. Ushers, contact Ken Austin.
  • Altar Guild – Join this team to assist in preparing communion elements and the altar for worship. Contact Shelly Harvell to learn more.
Mind-Body-Spirit …
  • Mental Health First Aid Training – June 16 or June 30 from 9:30-3:30. Join this FREE virtual training to help you recognize and assist someone in your life who may be developing a mental health issue or experiencing a mental health crisis. Learn how to reach out effectively with early support that will lead to treatment and/or crisis resolution. Get details and click to register for June 16 or June 30.
  • Mental Health Matters – Click HERE to learn about resources and opportunities to connect for conversation and find support for your mental and physical well-being. Have concerns? Need resources? Contact Mental Health Ministry Chair Sheila Langston or Faith Community Nurse Marilee Tollefson.
  • Care Ministry – Do you need special prayer or a meal, ride, or other assistance related to a health or life concern? Or are you able to support others with cards, calls, prayers and more? Contact Faith Community Nurse Marilee Tollefson at [email protected]
Just for Families…
  • ROCKY RAILWAY VBS – August 2-6. Registration is NOW OPEN! In-person learning and fun for ages 3 through Grade 5 in a COVID-safe environment! Helpers needed! Teens can earn SSL hours. Get details and register or volunteer HERE.
  • KidMinistry Update – the St. Andrew Cry Room is now open! Childcare will resume next Sunday, June 6, during all worship services for children up to age 5. Kingdom Kids Sunday School at 9:30 for Pre-K through Grade 5 and Wee Worship during 11:00 service for ages 3-8 will resume on July 11. Watch for details, coming soon!
  • St. Andrew Preschool is Enrolling NOW for Fall! Get details HERE or contact [email protected] for more information. Spread the word to neighbors and friends!
A Time to Give…
  • Above & Beyond – The 2021 catalog includes a special focus on Amharic ministry and much more! Make a gift to support St. Andrew’s ministry and mission beyond regularly budgeted expenses. Learn more HERE.
  • Online Shopping – Make your online purchases through Amazon Smile or IGive and specify Lutheran Church of St. Andrew as your charity of choice to earn funds for the church at no extra cost to you.

GIVE – Thanks to all who have been faithful in giving during our time apart from one another. Your tithes and offerings are crucially important to the ongoing work and many obligations of St. Andrew’s mission! Keep on giving in person, by mail (offering envelopes are mail-able!) or online at HERE.