Though we are not able to meet in-person for worship, learning, and fellowship due to the pandemic, we will continue to gather as a community using the technology available to us. Below is a schedule of worship opportunities, formation classes and resources, and other gatherings available during our time of closure. For many of these services and gatherings, you will need to download Zoom (free of charge) to your computer. Once you have downloaded Zoom, you may click on the link provided for the gathering you would like to access. You will then be prompted to enter the appropriate meeting ID number and passcode.
Online Virtual Worship Opportunities
Morning Prayer – Fr. Tim is leading a 20 minute service of Morning Prayer at 8 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday, via Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to access this daily service. Simply go to this link at 8 a.m. each day. The video recording of the service will remain active for 24 hours if you are unable to join at 8 a.m. You may need to download Chrome to your device if you have difficulty viewing the videos using another browser.
Compline (Night Prayers) – Each evening, Tuesday-Thursday, at 9 p.m., Fr. Tim leads a service of Compline (night prayers) via Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to access this service. Simply go to this link at 9 p.m. each day. The video recording of the service will remain active for 24 hours if you are unable to join at 9 p.m. You may need to download Chrome to your device if you have difficulty viewing the videos using another browser.
Christian Formation & Online Gatherings
Our friends at Hope Lutheran Church offer virtual Sunday school each Sunday at 9 a.m, via Zoom. Children of all ages are invited to participate! To join in, click the following Zoom link. If prompted to enter the meeting ID, it is 761 8917 1925. If prompted to enter the password, it is 4ux3A0. These Sunday school lessons will frequently involve crafts, so if you would like to know ahead of time what supplies are needed, feel free to contact: Erin Engelbrecht (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coffee & Theology Chats
On three Wednesday evenings in October and November, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., we will gather via Zoom for theological discussion and Q&A. Each evening, our discussions will explore a different topic. Topics: October 7 – The Anglican Communion; October 21 – The Book of Common Prayer; November 11 – High Church, Low Church, Broad Church – What?. Each session will be facilitated by Fr. Tim. To access this discussion group, click on this link.
Adult Book Chat: Caste, by Isabel WilkersonBible
This adult book chat lead by Bill Gilcher and Logan Lovelace will explore the impact of racism in our society by focusing on the author’s thesis about three parallel caste systems in India, Nazi Germany, and the United States. This discussion will be held on Sunday mornings, November 15th & 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 10 pm., via Zoom. The Zoom meeting may be accessed here.
Adult Book Chat: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
We will continue our on-going exploration of the impact of racism in our society and in the Church. Using Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, we will focus our discussion on the impact of systemic racism in our justice system. This discussion will occur from 9 am. to 10 a.m., on Sundays, October 25th and November 8th, via Zoom. Additional Sundays may be scheduled if the group would like to continue the discussion beyond November 8th. To access this series via Zoom, please use the following link. A password is not required for this Zoom meeting.
At Home Christian Formation For Children
•Faith@Home, a digital ministry of Forma, sends out weekly emails with suggested activities and conversation starters that are based on the assigned weekly Scripture lessons and are designed to be used at home. You may sign up for their weekly emails by going to the following link . This resource is an excellent way to provide your family with Christian formation at home.
•Building Faith, a digital ministry of the Virginia Theological Seminary, is another excellent resource for faith-based activities for use at home. You may access this ministry using this link.
Worship and prayer Resources from the Washington National CAthedral
At 11:15 a.m. each Sunday morning, the Cathedral clergy and musicians will broadcast a weekly service of worship. You may access that service here.
Each day, Morning and Evening Prayer will be offered online. You may access these services here.
Other Events & Opportunities
Periodically check the Cathedral’s website for musical broadcasts, online retreats, and other learning opportunities. You may access the Cathedral’s website here.
On-Going Food Drive
Each week, we collect donations of non-perishable food for distribution at our local food bank – Help-by-Phone. Food donations may be placed in the collection baskets located on the left as you enter the front doors of the church. The church is open most days of the week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feel free to call the church office ahead of time (301 864-8880) to ensure the church is open.
Consider a Financial Gift to Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is an agency of The Episcopal Church that provides economic development assistance and immediate disaster relief to community both in the United States and abroad. To learn more about ERD or to make a financial donation, you may access ERD’s website here.
The Daughters of the King Christmas Project for Samaritan Ministry
Due to the pandemic, the St. Andrew’s Chapter of the Daughters of the King is not able to distribute gift bags this year to support the clients of Samaritan Ministry. Instead, they are requesting gifts cards in the amount of $25. Please do not purchase gifts cards in other amount as it is important that all clients receive the same amount. If you would like to give more than $25, please consider sending multiple cards. The cards may be mailed to: Sy Jones, Volunteer Manager, Samaritan Ministry, 1516 Hamilton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. To learn more about the work and ministry of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, please go to the following link.