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May 7, 2021

Please join us for Morning Prayer on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  Mike returns this week to lead us in music, and we will honor our Mothers for Mother’s Day.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer,  Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.

If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email the church email:

standrewbythelakechurch@gmail.com

Your Vestry

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April 30, 2021

Please join us this Sunday (May 2) for Morning Prayer. We will continue to offer ZOOM, for those unable or too uncomfortable to attend in person.

Please keep the following people in your prayers: Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Jeanine (Sue V’s) friend who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.

If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email the church email at:
standrewbythelakechurch@gmail.com
Your Vestry

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April 24, 2021

It’s kind of dismal out there this morning, but tomorrow should be a cooler, but decent day.  Regardless of the weather, today is a gift from God!  How are you going to use that gift?

Tomorrow is my last Sunday at St. Andrew’s as your priest in charge.  Bishop Sparks will be present with us too!  Please join us for Holy Communion, Rite II, in person or via Zoom on Sunday morning at 9:30 am.   If you plan to join us in person, please bring a mask and plan to socially distance.  Zoomers, if you would like drive by communion after the service, please send me a note via the Chat function on Zoom.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  Your prayers are also welcome for Zach William’s friend Darien whose mother Dana died recently.   If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

I’m looking forward to being with you tomorrow!

Blessings,

Rob +

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April 22, 2021

I really appreciated this short meditation about the George Floyd trial and our ongoing call as Christians from the Episcopal bishop of Pittsburgh. I commend it for your reading or you can simply watch the YouTube video!
Blessings,
Rob +
April 20, 2021
Dear friends in Christ,
The trial of Eric Chauvin will likely conclude in the coming days. Whatever the result, we may see a familiar pattern. The verdict will be announced. There will be a public reaction, which will include statements from bishops of the Church. If the verdict is seen to accomplish some measure of justice, there may be muted praise; if not, there will be protest. In any case, there should be lamentation that such a trial needed to be held at all, that deaths of unarmed Black men and other people of color at the hands of police continue to occur with a frequency that shows no sign of abating.
If there is a single word we need to hear in this season of the Resurrection, if there is one essential fact established by the reality of the Empty Tomb, it is this: God does not wait for the world to come to its senses, before He acts decisively to establish His Kingdom. The inauguration of His reign of justice does not depend on the decisions of earthly courts. He did not wait for Herod to be replaced, or for Pilate to be recalled to Rome; the Cross and Resurrection did not depend on the hope that some future Caesar might bring about a kinder, gentler, more just empire.
God acted in and through Jesus Christ, and in doing so, God achieved for us absolute victory over sin and death. This is the reality those who believe in Christ now know. This is the Kingdom we call home, even as we continue to dwell in this world.
I do not believe that the historic tragedy of racism in this country will be ended by any verdict in any trial. All I know is that, for Christians, our calling and our work will be the same next Sunday as it was last Sunday: to love, teach and heal.
We will still be called to stand for and with the oppressed and to love the oppressor, to call attention to systemic sin and work to correct the structures that promote it, to critique any manifestation of human supremacy, which always seeks to supplant the supremacy of Christ and Christ’s Kingdom. No matter the verdict, this call and this work do not change.
So, let us not be distracted. Pray for all who continue to mourn the death of George Floyd, and pray as well for the man who killed him. Move more deeply into the world to build bridges with those who have suffered under the burden of racism over generations, and join them in the ongoing work of healing our society from this curse. Help those charged with the enforcement of law in our democracy to become fully what we know, at their best, they can be. And pray constantly that the will of the Father may be done on earth as it is in heaven.
As we continue to walk this road together, let us find our strength and our hope in the power of the risen Christ who always goes before us.
Faithfully your bishop,
(The Right Reverend) Dorsey W. M. McConnell, D.D.
VIII Bishop of Pittsburgh
April 17, 2021

Please join us for Holy Communion, Rite II, in person or via Zoom on Sunday morning at 9:30 am.   If you plan to join us in person, please bring a mask and plan to socially distance.  Zoomers, if you would like drive by communion after the service, please send me a note via the Chat function on Zoom.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  Your prayers are also welcome for Zach William’s friend Darien whose mother Dana died recently.   If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

I’m looking forward to being with you Sunday morning!

Blessings,

Rob +

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April 10, 2021

Please join us for Holy Communion, Rite II, in person or via Zoom tomorrow morning at 9:30 am.   If you plan to join us in person, please bring a mask and plan to socially distance.  Zoomers, if you would like drive by communion after the service, please send me a note via the Chat function on Zoom.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  Your prayers are also welcome for Zach William’s friend Darien whose mother Dana died recently.   If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you Sunday morning!

Blessings,

Rob +

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April 3, 2021

Please join us in person or via Zoom on Easter Sunday at 9:30 am.   Please bring your bells for the ‘alleluias’ if you choose!

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  Your prayers are also welcome for Zach William’s friend Darien whose mother Dana died recently.   If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you Sunday morning!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 31, 2021

Our Maundy Thursday service will be IN PERSON ONLY tomorrow at 6 pm.   This is a communion service during which we remember that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples prior to his death, as an example of how they should serve others.  We conclude the service by stripping the altar in anticipation of Good Friday and leave the service in silence and darkness.

Our Good Friday service will be VIA ZOOM ONLY at 6 pm.  It has been our habit on Good Friday to do the Stations of the Cross.  We will do a virtual stations of the cross, which was produced by a Roman Catholic group by the name of Busted Halo.  There is a short 2-3 minute video for each of the 14 stations.   We will watch each station in turn and then pause 4-5 minutes to reflect on the question for the station before moving to the next station.  Altogether, I think this will take us about an hour and a half to work through the stations.  I’m really excited about this; the videos are very high quality and engaging.  I think this is be very good meditative exercise for any of us wanting to go a little deeper on Good Friday.  Please join us via Zoom at 6 pm on Friday!

Questions?  Concerns?  Call or email me!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 30, 2021

Here is the schedule of services for Holy Week:
Maundy Thursday – 6 pm in person and via ZoomGood Friday – 6 pm VIA ZOOM ONLYEaster Sunday – 9:30 am in person and via ZoomI will send out the Zoom links and more information about Thursday/Friday’s services later today and the Zoom link for Easter Day on Friday.Happy Holy Week!Rob+
March 27, 2021

We are on the cusp of Holy Week!  You are welcome to join us in person (masked and with distance) for tomorrow’s Palm Sunday service of Holy Communion OR you are welcome to use the Zoom link prior to 9:30 a.m. central time to join us virtually!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE DRIVE UP COMMUNION, PLEASE SAY SO USING THE ‘CHAT’ FEATURE OF ZOOM and I will be happy to look for you in the church driveway after the service.

I will be sending more information about Maundy Thursday and Good Friday’s services to you at the beginning of the week.  Also, we are planning on offer communion with the wafers and wine on Easter.  (Thanks to Diane Sperling for getting us some small disposable cups!)

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT EASTER FLOWERS:  If you would like to make a donation towards the Easter flowers and have a loved one’s name in the Easter bulletin, please be in touch with Sue V.  Ideally, we’d like to collect the money this week, but because this is such short notice, simply alerting Sue of your intention to give will be good enough to make sure your loved one’s name appears in the bulletin.  Remember that Sue prepares the bulletin on Wednesday morning, so don’t wait to reach out to her.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you Sunday morning!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 24, 2021

This evening is our LAST opportunity for you to join us for Holden Evening Prayer at 6 pm CST either in person or via Zoom.  So, we were going to have a special guest, kind of like the TV show “The Masked Singer” but that seemed like too much trouble to rent a costume and everything.  So, please act surprised when BISHOP DOUG SPARKS serves as our cantor for evening prayer!!!  We are really blessed to have him join us!

Also, our book study group completed our examination of Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal last week.  However, you are invited to watch “Journey of the Heart,” a documentary about the life of Henri Nouwen and join us for a discussion of the film immediately after Holden Evening Prayer.  The documentary is short; only 50 minutes or so and well worth watching.  Please consider joining us!

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

I hope to see you this evening!

Blessings,

Rob +

THIS IS THE LINK FOR THE HENRI NOUWEN DOCUMENTARY:

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BELOW IS THE ZOOM LINK FOR TOMORROW EVENING’S HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER SERVICE:

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March 20, 2021

Below is the Zoom link for Sunday morning’s Morning Prayer service.  WE WILL NOT MEET IN PERSON THIS SUNDAY, BUT ONLY VIA ZOOM at 9:30 am.  The reason for not having people in person is because Bishop Sparks will be with us for virtual coffee hour at 10:30 am.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you Sunday morning!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 16, 2021

Below is the Zoom link for tomorrow’s sung service of Holden Evening prayer.  We begin at 6 pm CST.  You are welcome to join us virtually or in person, as long as you bring a mask and are prepared to socially distance.

Also, our book story of The Return of the Prodigal will resume immediately following Holden Evening prayer.  Tomorrow discussion will focus on the conclusion of the book: Becoming the Father and the epilogue.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you tomorrow!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 13, 2021

Below is the Zoom link for tomorrow’s service of Holy Communion.  Based on the number of people coming in person wanting communion, my plan is to continue to welcome anyone who would like to worship in person (with a mask and social distancing)  while also offering the Zoom connection for people who prefer that option.  Our service begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 am CST!

Last week, I offered ‘drive by communion’ for anyone who attended the service via Zoom but wanted to drive up to have communion delivered to their car window.  I didn’t have any takers.  So, if you are a Zoomer and WOULD like drive by communion, please make that request via the ‘chat’ function on the zoom call to make a reservation and I will be looking for you!

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

DON’T FORGET TO ‘SPRING FORWARD’ BY MOVING YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD BY AN HOUR!

Looking forward to being with you tomorrow!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 6, 2021

Below is the Zoom link for tomorrow morning ‘s Holy Communion service.  We begin at 9:30 am CST.  You are welcome to join us virtually or in person, as long as you bring a mask and are prepared to socially distance.  If you would like drive by communion, please come by the church from 10:30-11 am!

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Ted (Bill H’s son) who is recovering from prostate cancer, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you tomorrow!

Blessings,

Rob +

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March 2, 2021

Below is the Zoom link for tomorrow’s sung service of Holden Evening prayer.  We begin at 6 pm CST.  You are welcome to join us virtually or in person, as long as you bring a mask and are prepared to socially distance.

Also, our book story of The Return of the Prodigal will resume immediately following Holden Evening prayer.  Tomorrow discussion will focus on part 2: The Elder Son.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Carlene and Marvin in their respective fights with cancer, Judy R. (Fred’s friend) as she seeks to recover her physical and mental health, John (Sue M’s brother) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Ted (Bill H’s son) who is recovering from prostate cancer, Natasha (Diane’s friend) who is fighting cancer, Carol Fleming upon the death of her mother, Jeanine (Sue V’s friend) who is recovering from hip surgery and all those with chronic health problems.  Let’s keep our country and our politicians in our prayers as well!  If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please email me.

Looking forward to being with you tomorrow!

Blessings,

Rob +

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August 27, 2020
Please feel free to join us at 7 pm tonight for our Zoom Bible Study.  Tonight we’ll examine Matthew 16:21-28 in which Jesus teaches his disciples that he must embrace suffering, as they will as well.  Please click the link below to join us!
Thanks for everyone who submitted a written note of appreciation for John Carington.  I am sending those to him today, along with a 8×10 photo collage that I had printed.  I’ve attached a pic of the collage so you can check it out as well!
See you tonight!  Happy birthday, David!
Blessings,
Fr. Rob

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