What's Happening

Sanctuary Concert Series

posted Jan 15, 2018, 7:10 AM by Andrew Spiesman

Join us on Sunday, January 21st from 4 to 7 PM for live music featuring Northeast Ohio's most talented singer/songwriters. Listen to Ray Flanagan, Michelle Gaw and Shawn & Shelby as they perform their original music. A freewill donation will be collected. All proceeds benefit the St. Andrew sanctuary project. Celebrate the power of community in this wonderful evening of music. St. Andrew is located at 7989 Little Mountain Road. All are welcome.

Posada Party

posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:25 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Join us Saturday, December 16th at 6 PM, following the 5 PM Contemporary Eucharist for a Posada Party.  Posada is Spanish for Inn or Lodging and during the weeks before Christmas, children in Mexico celebrate the journey of Mary and Joseph by going from house to house seeking shelter. At many homes they are turned away, just as the Holy Family was in Bethlehem.  Eventually, the children find a home where there is room and are welcomed in for a party. Please bring a Mexican themed dish to share. We will hear the traditional Mexican song about the journey of Mary and Joseph, have a piñata for children, and celebrate!

Let's Compost!

posted Nov 7, 2017, 6:12 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Have you looked at the now complete St. Andrew compost bins located near the Paper Recycling bins off the rear parking area? What a wonderful addition to our recycling efforts here at St. Andrew! A big thank you to soon to be Eagle Scout James Rodewald for building this useful addition to our recycling program. By faithfully using the bins we can reduce waste going into the landfill and help make St. Andrew more green. We have purchased some large buckets to put compostable items - like vegetable peels, rinds, or badly bruised fruits and vegetables from our Parish Hall kitchen and Food Pantry in. Please remember, if you put compost in the bucket, to empty it into the outdoor bins following the event or pantry distribution. Over time, our compost items will turn into nutrient rich soil that we can use in the gardens around the church. Thanks again to Boy Scout James Rodewald for the beautiful new compost station.

Upcoming Convention

posted Nov 7, 2017, 6:09 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Delegates from area Episcopal Churches will gather in Cleveland on Saturday, November 11th to discuss the business of the Church and celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Diocese of Ohio. Making the weekend even more special is Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who will join folks at the convention, lead worship and oversee the dedication of the new Episcopal Church Camp and Conference Center, Bellwether Farm. Just a reminder that due to the Holy Eucharist and dedication at Bellwether Farm on Sunday, November 12th, St. Andrew will only have one service at 8 AM.

Fall Festival

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:41 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 28, at 5:00 PM
Please join us for the Annual Fall Festival in the parish hall, Saturday evening, at 5pm.  This year we will feature a CHILI cook-off, an APPLE SIDE DISH contest  and a PUMPKIN or ROOT VEGETABLE DESSERT (Pumpkin, Sweet Potato?!?) contest complete with FABULOUS prizes.  The evening will also include "Meet the Saints" Trick or Treating for all young children, games, crafts and fun! Everyone should come prepared to taste contest entries and vote for our 2017 winners! Costumes are welcome - just nothing too scary. All are welcome!

Dinner & Dialogue

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:24 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Members of St. Andrew and St. Hubert's will join together for a book discussion focusing on the Protestant Reformation. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's declaration, and the beginning of this important movement in church history. Learn how has this shaped our faith through discussion of the book "October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World," by Lutheran church historian, Martin Marty.  The group will meet on Tuesdays, October 17th & 24th, and share a Potluck at 6:30, followed by a lively discussion.

A sign up is available in the Narthex. 


posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:19 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Every year, our neighbors St. Gabriel sponsor a day of service, when teams from their congregation assist the community by completing service projects. Help us build community with the folks from St. Gabe's by volunteering to help with the service project on Saturday, November 4th from 10 AM to Noon. We will wash windows both inside and out, and if you're not comfortable climbing on a ladder, that's ok, there are plenty of low windows that could use a wash. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Narthex. Please come and spend a few hours getting to know our helpful neighbors and making the windows at St. Andrew sparkle.

Celebration of New Ministry

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:16 PM by Andrew Spiesman

All are invited to join in the institution of Reverend Lisa O'Rear as the fifth Rector of St. Andrew on Thursday, October 19th  at 7 PM. The Rt. Reverend Arthur Williams, Bishop Suffragan of Ohio, Retired,  will preside over the Liturgy and our own Rev. Dawson Moorer will preach the homily.

This joyful celebration will be marked by music, heartfelt prayer and presentations by the congregation to equip Lisa for ministerial duty.  

A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please plan on attending this special historic day in the life of our church, as we joyfully celebrate our new ministry together.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry At Convention

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:39 PM by Andrew Spiesman

November is just around the corner and some exciting events are happening in the Diocese of Ohio. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be coming to the annual convention as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Ohio. The convention is the weekend of November 10th and there will be several opportunities to meet and attend worship with the Presiding Bishop. Complete details and a schedule of events are available here.

Instructed Eucharist September 24

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:34 PM by Andrew Spiesman

On September 24th, Lisa will offer an Instructed Eucharist at the 10:30 AM  worship service. In an Instructed Eucharist the different parts of the service are described: their history, purpose, and rubrics are explained. It's a wonderful opportunity for youth or those new to the church to learn why we worship the way we do and learn about the centuries of traditions behind the words and actions incorporated in the Liturgy. See you September 24th at 10:30 AM.

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