There are many ways that the members of St. Andrew’s serve and we are thankful for those who volunteer their time and talents.
The Parish Caring Committee ministers to members of the parish and others who are ill or have some special need. Examples of this ministry include:
· Cards are sent each month to the sick and shut in of the parish
· Rides are provided for any who do not have transportation to the church
· Meals are prepared and served in the Fellowship Hall after funerals for families that want them
· Shut-ins are remembered with small gifts and flowers on special holidays
Prayer is a very important part of the St. Andrew’s family life. If you or some of you know needs prayer, pastoral care, or other needs:
· For short term crisis, or emergency prayer requests:
The Prayer Tree (Call Mary Seel 729-7991).
· For long term prayer requests for wholeness and healing – Monday Prayer Group-Call Norma Cerand 754-2651 or Lucille Giles 748-7968.
· For inclusion in Prayers of the People on Sunday mornings, call Amy Benninger – 785-6092.
· For prayer, a visit or to meet with the Rector –call the Church Office – 785-6092. To pass along information to the parish or for help with other kinds of needs or request – call Amy Benninger at the Church Office, 785-6092.
Prayer for physical, emotional and spiritual healing is offered every Sunday at our 10 am service at Communion time.
There are regular Healing Services at St. Andrew’s. Check the Home Page for details.
The St. Andrew’s Chapter of the Order of St. Luke meets monthly for study of the healing ministry and to pray. Contact the Church Office for details.
Committee members provide a variety of help to the community and to the parish. Many of our parishioners are involved as volunteers with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, nursing home programs and visits, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for the needy, and support for the worldwide work of Anglican Relief and Development and Barnabus Aid to name a few programs.
Our Music Ministry is led by Craig Johnson, our Choir Director and organist. The choir welcomes all adults and middle school and high school students. Practice is 7 PM on Wednesdays.
The Fellowship Committee plans the dinner after the Annual Meeting each January, continental breakfasts, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Maundy Thursday Soup and Bread Supper and a Fall event. Coffee Hour after our 10 AM service occurs every Sunday. Please stop in the Fellowship Hall and let us greet you and welcome you to our church family.
This dedicated group of individuals come up with inspiring activities that bring people to St. Andrews and brings our Lord Jesus Christ to the world.
This group of dedicated people make sure the altar is set up and cleaned up each Sunday and that the proper linens and communion necessities are in good order.
Lay Readers and Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Each Sunday several parishioners participate in the service by reading the Scripture lessons, leading our prayers, and by helping to serve communion. Others take the communion elements to shut ins after the service.
Children’s Ministry Leaders
St. Andrew’s Children’s Ministry is led by Deacon Helen Schultz. Deacon Helen has assembled and works with a dedicated staff of teachers and other leaders who help with Sunday Children’s Christian Education.
Serving on the church board is a tough job but a rewarding one. When people are elected to the Vestry, they serve for a 3 year term. Each year, a third of the Vestry completes their term and new members are brought on board. The Vestry assists the Rector in making all the important decisions for the parish.
Vestry meetings are held every third Monday at 7:00 pm. These meetings are open and all are invited to attend.
Before and after renovations to our building at 400 West Wendell St. in Endicott.
This very important group of industrious individuals is called into action whenever something needs to be fixed on the church property. This group also contains individuals who are handy with materials and who have made a number of useful items for worship, fellowship and more.