Andrew the Apostle was born between AD 5 and AD 10 in Bethsaida, in Galilee. The New Testament states that Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, and likewise a son of John, or Jonah. He was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. "The first striking characteristic of Andrew is his name: it is not Hebrew, as might have been expected, but Greek, indicative of a certain cultural openness in his family that cannot be ignored. We are in Galilee, where the Greek language and culture are quite present."
In the Gospel of Matthew (Matt 4:18–22) and in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 1:16–20) Simon Peter and Andrew were both called together to become disciples of Jesus and "fishers of men". These narratives record that Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, observed Simon and Andrew fishing and called them to discipleship.Learn More
DRG Policy Changes Regarding COVID
There are three developments regarding Covid regulations and changes in Diocesan Policy.
These policy changes are effective June 13th, no exceptions. This will allow time for congregations to make the information known within their parish.
1. Distinction between public worship and small group meetings: Masks and social distancing will still be maintained in public worship because children are still vulnerable and there are others who are immune compromised who should be considered. The bishop also feels that this keeps someone new to the church from feeling unwelcome if they prefer to be masked.
The good news is that By Consensus, smaller groups like vestries and classes, where the likelihood of someone walking in off the street is small, can take off their masks if: a. everyone is vaccinated and b. no one objects. However, if even one person objects, or even one person is not vaccinated, then you must be masked.
2. Outdoor gatherings like coffee hour and parish picnics can take place without masks if coffee and goodies are served individually (no congregating around the coffee urn) by a masked and gloved person. For a parish picnic, the DRG encourages brown bagging it.
3. Congregational singing through masks can take effect on June 13th.
Our online Facebook services and activities will continue.
(Please join us on our St. Andrew's Facebook page for Online Live Services.)
Sundays: Rite I service is at 8:15 AM. Rite II service is at 10:00 AM, and is in-person and on Facebook Live. 11:00-11:30AM Drive-through Communion:
Tuesdays: Morning Prayer is in-person in Kendrick Chapel at 9:30 AM.
Thursdays: Rite I services are in-person (Kendrick Chapel) and on Facebook Live at 12:00Noon. Please feel free to come into the church before the 10:00 am start time.