"LEAD LIKE ANDREW"
Membership Newsletter
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Welcome back to the current edition (Volume 15) of our bi-weekly newsletter "LEAD LIKE ANDREW." It's a quick read, multi-topic news channel for members to see what is going on, what is planned, and successes from the previous weeks.

We urge you to contact us with news, tidbits, or notices of upcoming events in your area, so we can include them! We also want your feedback on this newsletter or how you are being served by the national office.

Please share this format with other men in your parish or community.
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!
National Webinar Program
April 6th, 8 pm EST



Miserere Mei: Psalm 51 (Registration for Online Viewing)
Sunday, March 27 | 4 pm EST
On March 27, 2022, registrants will be sent a link to view the concert.

Registration is free for this event, with an option to pay what you wish

Experience an uplifting and invigorating tour de force of Psalm 51, encompassing themes of reflection, penitence and spiritual cleansing. Featuring a world premiere by composer Trevor Weston, this will be a transcendent musical performance you simply do not want to miss. Within the soaring architecture of the Cathedral’s Nave, this music will inspire you with a sense of hope, renewal and majesty.
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Asking your prayers for a very special young man, Bohdan Olinares, He was born in Ukraine but now lives in Northern Virginia. He has chosen to return to Ukraine to join the Legion of Ukranian Defense. He is a trained US Marine, but he has seen the suffering of the people in his native country, and the resistance ordinary citizens are putting up against Russian military forces, and he wants to return there to help with his military training.
True Bravery
God bless him for what he has chosen to do and prayers that he stays safe.

40 DAYS OF LENT REFLECTIONS
At the Matthew 25 Initiative, our desire is to see the unseen and the marginalized treasured. And this Lent Season, we will be telling the stories of the least of these through 40 days of Anglican-informed, inspiring, beautiful, and theologically-robust engagement pieces — in the vein of the church's traditional disciplines of lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.


Most Americans think religion makes the country stronger, but there is more work to do
A new national study, Jesus in America, was released today in a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Ipsos. The research found that while the majority of Americans polled believe Jesus was an important spiritual figure and want equality in society, it also showed Christians are not necessarily practicing what Jesus taught, and Americans feel judged when talking about their beliefs. 
 
The study also found that the global pandemic has negatively impacted participation in organized religion — or religious activity — and more people are finding spiritual fulfillment in nature. In addition, while the church has been a place of community and non-judgment, some Americans feel that churches that discuss racism and slavery are acting with the wrong intentions.
For more information and the full range of results from the Jesus in America study, visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/jesus-in-america/.

Here’s the invitation:
TryTank Experimental Lab and the Department of Evangelism in the Office of the Presiding Bishop want to train 20 Episcopal evangelism catalysts as Evangelism Mentors. Once trained, the Evangelism Mentors would commit to mentoring an evangelism team, made up of leaders from smaller congregations who have completed the Evangelism 101 or Embracing Evangelism courses and have a desire to take their ministry of evangelism further.
Continued for one more edition!
Brotherhood WORDLE!!!
Your chance to improve your word skills and possibly win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
Here’s how it works….
Create as many words as you can using the letters in
BROTHERHOOD
(B R O T H E R D)
Use letters multiple times in the same word if you want!
(examples: HOT, BOOT, RED, BETTER, etc)
Then just click here or scan the QR code below to make a $25 donation to support all our ministries or a specific ministry!
Then send your list of words to Br. Conrad Jones
(use “WORDLE” as the subject line)
at
The entry with the most words wins a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
In case of a tie the entry with the MOST letters in one word wins.
Support our ministries and take a chance at winning $200!
The winner will be announced in the NEXT newsletter.

Did You Miss it???
What a fantastic webinar we had in March! Our guest speaker was Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism from the Presiding Bishop's Office. She shared with us an incredible introductory video that is a part of a 6-video series on Evangelism in the Episcopal church.

Brother David Adams (adamsdr61@gmail.com) will be our Point of Contact to keep us informed on the resources available as we support this fantastic program on Evangelism in our church. The video series can be viewed individually or to use at chapter meetings or as a program for your parishes sponsored by The Brotherhood
Save these Zoom Meeting Dates
National Webinar April 6th, 8 Eastern: Program "Prayer"
National Leadership Team March 15th, 8 pm. Eastern
At-Large Brothers Zoom Meeting March 16th, 8 p.m Eastern
At-Large Brothers Zoom Meeting March 19th, 10:30 a.m. Eastern
Executive Board Meeting March 29th, 8 p.m. Eastern
Brothers and Lent
Centering on the theme “Things done and left undone,” Lenten prayers, video reflections, and penitential meditations have been assembled by the program staff of The Episcopal Church for use throughout the 40-day Lenten season.

Designed for personal reflections as well as community services, the Lenten resources are available on web special Resources page: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/resources_seasonal_ENG_HTM.htm

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this year March 2nd. Lent is a time of reflection, prayer, penance, and meditation. The Lenten season concludes with the celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 17th.
“Lent is a time to reflect and pray, and we have compiled resources that will appeal to the depth and breadth of worship and prayer in The Episcopal Church,” explained Anne Rudig, Director of Communication.
The Lenten Resources will be available throughout Lent and Easter.
Among the Lenten Resources are:
– Stations of the Cross designed by young adults
– Lectionary-based lesson plans
– Hospitality, immigration and refugee reflections from Episcopal Public Policy Network
– Lenten reflections from Episcopal Relief & Development
Additional resources will be added throughout Lent.

The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Devotional Handbook
Personal Devotions
Personal devotions are just that: personal expressions of devotion to God. They are personal in that, although the basic format is the same for everyone, the nature of the expression will be unique to each Christian.
The basic format for devotional time has three parts: first, the study of a portion of Holy Scripture. In choosing where to read some people find it helpful the follow the daily lectionary. Others find it simpler to follow a study guide available from various Christian publishers. You may simply want to choose a passage that interests you--a gospel or an epistle, perhaps -- and study it on your own using commentaries and other study aids.
Brotherhood Hymns We Shared

"We have all felt it. Few things in the world are as powerful as music. It is a driving force behind culture & community. It motivates us, empowers us, accepts us & changes us. Being impacted by music is an incredible experience!"
- Music Mentors Online

Current issue... Episcopal Relief and Development Fund:


Lent......


Tell us how you use the music in your chapter activities.
Embracing Evangelism: A six-part digital course exploring our call to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – and then invite everyone to more. Each session features teachings on Episcopal evangelism, group discussion, and exercises to help Episcopalians understand the ministry and call to evangelism. Be sure to join our webinar on March 2 (see above) or you can find out more at:
Evangelism

The Brotherhood Collect

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew, that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your Holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now nd forever. Amen




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A new episode of The Episcopal Church’s podcast, “The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry,” is now available. In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Heather Kirn Lanier—an essayist, poet, and creative writing professor. Heather’s memoir, “Raising A Rare Girl,” invites us into her first year of parenting a daughter born with a rare syndrome. Bishop Curry talks with her about how we can change our life and the lives of those we encounter by changing our perspective and looking for the good in every person. “The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry” is available on most podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify, and at episcopalchurch.org.


Brotherhood of St. Andrew Asset Map
Check it out!
Members Bible Study Suggestions
"Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices"
A Book study for chapters by Authors Scott Gunn & Melody Wilson Shobe
Prayer Requests
If you have a prayer request please contact (502) 450-5809 to access the list and/or submit your requests. Accessing the list to join in the power of praying for those in need.

Many chapters have used various methods of keeping track of their prayer request. One such form has been used that organizes the requests and corporate prayers.

Brotherhood Membership Updates
Welcome to New Members of the Brotherhood:
Rev Winston Rice, Gary Taylor, Jack Duke, Christopher Smith, Fred Bruce, Harold Barnes, Michael Binnings, Steve Canter, Richard Cryar, Marty Desmond, Philip James,
(Tom) James Thomas, Neil Kantner, Kirk Michel, Randy Moffett, Bill Rhodes, Lloyd Riedling, John Seago, Reed Sheppard,
Ryan Warner Jr., Deacon Phil Wild, David Yeates,
Rev Dr. Dave Johnson, Paul Bruno, Dana Chester,
Ken DiSalvatore, Robert Burks, Robert Beagle, William Jordan, Earle Charles, Thomas Nooft

Brothers entering the greater life:
Robert Poydasheff, Cuthbert Simpson
Reinstituted Chapters: Christ Episcopal, Elizabeth City, NC
New Brotherhood Chapter: Church of the Resurrection, Longwood FL.
Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, LA,
Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, LA
Recovery Ministry

Recurring Zoom Recovery Meetings for addicts, family, and friends. 

For all addictions such as alcohol, narcotics, sex, pornography, gambling, codependency, and overeating. Anonymity is maintained - first names only:

  • Every Wednesday at 7 PM (Central) 12-step recovery meeting for all addictions. Sponsored by the Recovery Ministry of the Episcopal Church (RMEC). Zoom ID 923 8806 4304.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 8 PM (Central) 12-Step Recovery Eucharist for all addictions. Sponsored by All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, Ca. Zoom ID 875 5107 8462.

Helpful Websites
A Quick Guide for Finding Help with Recovery from Addiction 
Find recovery group meetings at these websites:
Al-Anon Family Groups (Al-Anon) – www.al-anon.org
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – www.aa.org
Celebrate Recovery (CR) – www.celebraterecovery.com
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – www.coda.org
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) – www.gamblersanonymous.org
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – www.na.org
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) – www.oa.org
Pornography Addicts Anonymous (PAA) – www.paa.org
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) – www.sa.org 
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Calling all Members

  • Do you know who your Diocesan Coordinator is?
  • Do you know if you have a Cathedral Chapter?
  • Do you know whom to call if you need to find a chapter if relocating?
  • Does your diocesan website have a Brotherhood information message?
  • What do we offer "At Large Brothers?"
  • Are you searching for a program topic for your chapter meeting? Do you need to update the status or contact information for you or your chapter members?

Well, we can help--Text, call or email our national office for this assistance. They will answer your call/question and/or put you in touch with another Brother to assist. We want to be a source of service and assistance to our members. Let us know how we can help.

Administrative Office: (724) 266-5810
National Office: (502) 450-5640
Prayer Line: (502) 450-5809
SMS: (502) 305-5498

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A Reminder: brothersandrew.net Website Notes

We now have a Member's Only tab that is password-driven for members. The password for access to Brotherhood documents is "1883BSTA0122". This area is still under construction for the next few weeks.

SMS Text Messaging is now available

SMS messaging from the Brotherhood is now available. You can easily subscribe by texting (502) 305-5498. You will receive text events, meetings, and articles from the Brotherhood.


Books and Articles
Suggested Books
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate
by
J. Clif Christopher
Living a Life That Matters
by
Harold S. Kushner
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
by
Richard Rohr
Do you have any book recommendations? Write to us and give us the title and author, so we can share it with your Brothers!

We Always Need Cross Articles and Ideas!
Send any stories you have about Brotherhood activity in your area to