“Come as you are to worship!” All people are welcome! Large print prayers books are available.
Our Sunday Rite II service is at 9:30 a.m. with hymns and praise music. Coffee time and Adult Inspirations follow the service. Children (ages 3 through 6th grade) meet during the readings and sermon and return for the Peace and Communion with their families. Living the Good News lessons are presented during the school year and activities during the summer.
On the first and third Wednesdays, the service is held at Rittenhouse at 9:30 a.m.. Equally as important as connecting with God, these services afford us an opportunity to connect with the residents. Come worship and be a friend to our senior brothers and sisters in Christ! http://www.rittenhousesl.com/comm-michigancity/
Holy Week Services: Good Friday, April 19 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at Trinity (600 Franklin St) – The Church and Chapel are both available for private contemplation and prayer. Resources for personal devotion and contemplation will be available in the church foyer as well as at the chapel entrance.
Friday, April 19 at 7:00pm at Trinity - Passion – Solemn Collects – Veneration of the Cross – Communion
Saturday, April 20 at 7:00pm at Trinity – Lighting of the New Fire. Weather permitting, Service will begin in “The Garden” between the Church and Rectory, then processing into the church following the new Paschal Candle.
Sunday, April 21 at 9:30am at St. Andrew’s - Easter Morning Service. BRING YOUR BELLS! to ring whenever the word “alleluia” is used! Fellowship in the Commons following service. An Easter Egg Hunt is planned for the children in the Sanctuary.
Dear friends, I admit that I am a fan of that which is predictable and regular. I love the comforting rhythm of our worship in the Episcopal Church. I put my wallet, keys and cell phone in the same place every night. When I go to Meijer’s to food shop, I park in the same general area every time. Routines provide stability and comfort in my life.
That being said, it is important to alter our routines every now and then to infuse new life or to gain a new perspective. I’m happy to report that, as a church, we are breaking out of our Holy Week routine this year. I’m very grateful for Carole and Terry Ziemke for organizing Maundy Thursday’s “Meal in the Upper Room.” I’m also grateful for our informal partnership with the folks from Trinity who will host worship for both churches on Good Friday. Please “break the routine” and join us bring a friend too! It is a blessing for the church communities of St. Andrew’s and Trinity to have opportunities for shared worship and fellowship.
May the God who is making all things new refresh you this Easter season!-Fr. Rob
The “Couple Checkup” is an on-line survey that helps couples strengthen their relationship by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their bond. Every marriage can benefit from a periodic check in and Prepare/Enrich has been the trusted resource for many pastors preparing couples for marriage for the last 35 years. In partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Andrew’s is offering the opportunity for any willing couple to complete the “Couple Checkup” for free (normally $29.95). Couples are evaluated in 7 areas: communication, conflict resolution, financial management, leisure activities, sexual relationship, family and friends and spiritual beliefs. While the results are sent directly to the couple who did the survey, Fr. Rob is available to help couples understand their results, celebrate their strengths and respond to growth areas. The survey period begins on March 10 and ends on April 14. If you would like more information about participating in the survey with your partner, please contact Fr. Rob.
Lenten resources information may be found at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/lenten-resources-2019
God bless you and see you at worship on Sunday! Rob +
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