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
An Attitude of Gratitude this week is that we can ease up on Covid restrictions. Thanks be to God our state numbers are improving, and unless the Delta variant ramps up, we may be moving out of the pandemic stage.
Your church leadership from Bishop Hunn to your vestry has deemed it acceptable to discontinue social distancing and to lessen the mask restriction. Bishop Hunn explained that there are four deterrents to Covid:
For the safety of our people, any two deterrents will suffice. Because of St. Andrew’s new high-powered ventilation system, we use vaccination and ventilation as the two deterrents. Therefore, we can remove the social distancing ribbons in the sanctuary. For those who have been vaccinated, masks are optional while in the building. Those who have not been vaccinated, including children, are required to wear masks while in the building.
Please spread the word and invite people back to church who have been hesitant to return. We honor individual choice, and we ask that if you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask for your own and others’ safety. The way we outwardly love our neighbors at this time is to keep ourselves and other safe.
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.
Tuesdays: Morning Prayer is in-person in Kendrick Chapel at 9:30 AM.
Thursdays: Rite I services are in-person (Kendrick Chapel) 12:00Noon. Please feel free to come into the church before the 12:00PM start time.