Easter, Lent, and Holy Week at St. Andrew’s

Lent 2020

As you are no doubt aware, Lent 2020 is unlike any other in recent history, due to the pandemic crisis. Rather than gathering together to walk the Stations of the Cross or give thanks as a community in worship as we prepare for Easter and the unbelievable gift of the Resurrection of Christ, we find ourselves at home. As we spend this time away from our community and our house of worship, we can continue to read God’s word, pray, worship, and give thanks to God in our homes. The Church is the Body of Christ and although we cannot at this time meet in person, we are reminded that the Church is wherever the people of God are. 

To help during this challenging time, we have gathered some online resources for worship and will update with Holy Week specific ones, as we become aware of them.

Easter

Daily Prayer Services and Resources:

*The Washington National Cathedral has daily Morning and Evening prayer services, in addition to Sunday services, that are all live-streamed from the Cathedral and offered on their Facebook page and their website. Washington National Cathedral – A Spiritual Home for the Nation

*The Book of Common Prayer: Morning & Evening Prayer services as well as Daily Devotions and other prayers. You can use your print book, if you have one, or The Book of Common Prayer online: www.bcponline.org

*Mission St. Clare Daily Office: www.missionstclare.com

Live streaming worship services from Episcopal parishes around the United States:

*Diocese of Albany:
(has a recorded worship every Sunday morning)
https://albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/worship-resources-during-covid-19-pandemic/
*Diocese of East Tennessee:
https://www.dioet.org/4266-2/ 
(scroll down to Home Resources)
*Grace Church, NYC:
https://gracechurchnyc.org/video-streaming/
*Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, TX:
http://www.transfiguration.net/watch/
*Diocese of SW Florida:
https://www.episcopalswfl.org/dfc/newsdetail_2/3202026
*St Bartholomew’s, NYC:
www.stbarts.org



Celebrate the Risen Lord

When Christ was crucified, the disciples were confused, hurt, afraid and discouraged. They also feared for their lives. It was much safer not to associate with Jesus.(Matt 26: 69-74; Mark 14: 50).

However, on a Sunday morning, when Jesus rose from the dead; it was a moment of relief, a moment of re-kindled hope, a moment that allow them to put together all they had learned from Jesus. To understand and to celebrate the risen Lord. To reflect and to better know Jesus, not just as a man but as the King of Kings. They could now, for once, believe and trust His word… Hope re-kindled!

Join us as we reflect together about the good news of Christ Risen. Help us on the journey to better know the path that Christ has chosen for us and plays in our lives, our families and our community.

Become a part of not only the celebration of Easter, but help us step into our community and see, experience and share how God is molding us.

Within our Walls

LENTEN PRAYER TABLE
During Lent there is a Prayer Table at the rear of the Church, in the corner. There you may sit or kneel for a moment of prayer. Votive candles are provided for you to light as you offer a prayer. We encourage you to visit the prayer table on Sunday or whenever the church is open.

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