May 23, 2024

This Week at Saint Andrew's

Welcome to our newsletter.

We hope this information keeps you connected to our church family. 

Upcoming Services

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer

  • Join us for Evening Prayer. The service will be available through Facebook Live at the St. Andrew's Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. Daily Evening Prayer, Rite Two, may be accessed here. The readings for this evening may be accessed here.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.: Trinity Sunday

  • Join us for Holy Eucharist. The service will be available through Facebook Live at the St. Andrew's Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. The service bulletin may be accessed here or by clicking the image of the cover.
  • Sunday School for children ages 5-12 meets during the 10:00 a.m. service. Infant and toddler care are also provided.

Climate Connections: As a way to reduce paper consumption, please consider downloading the bulletin and reading it on your device during the service.

We will be printing fewer bulletins in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We realize that using a device to read the bulletin may be a daunting task, but we have several congregants who are ready to help if you need it. If we are able to purchase less paper over time, we will donate the savings to our outreach efforts. If you don’t have a device to use, but are willing to share a bulletin with your neighbor, that helps us reach our goal too.

Click here to donate to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

Pastoral Care

Sick or in the Hospital

If you know of someone in our church family who is sick, in the hospital or in need of pastoral care please notify the office or clergy.

Prayer List

Please remember those who need your daily prayers. Prayer requests may be sent to the office. The prayer list can be accessed here.

Sunday School Information

Weekly Sunday School

Expert day care for infants and children younger than 4 yrs during the 10 a.m. service will be provided by Samira Sameni, a preschool teacher at our Saint Andrew’s Children’s Center. Drop-off will be at the courtyard of the Children’s Center.

Sunday School for children 4 years and older during the 10 a.m. service will take place in the courtyard of the Children’s Center. We will be working on crafts for Moms & Dads this Sunday and on June 9 (Note: Mother’s Day crafts were delayed because of the stepping stone project.). Father’s Day brunch is on June 16. The last day of Sunday School for 2023-2024 will be June 23. Sunday School will be on hiatus from Jun 30 - Aug 25, but, just like last year, we will have coloring books and art supplies stored in church for each child to use that follow each week’s readings over the Summer.  If you have any questions or feedback about Sunday School, please contact our Sunday School teacher, Tammy Smecker-Hane. 

Church Directory Update

We are beginning the process of updating our pictorial church directory. Please watch for a Constant Contact message in your inbox on Friday, May 24, inviting members to provide up-to-date contact information and photos. That message will provide a Google form to submit to the church office. We will also have paper copies of the form available in the narthex. The new directory will be available as a downloadable pdf, which people may save or print on their home computers. One of our goals is to save paper used by the office, though we can print copies for those who need that assistance. We hope everyone will help us with this important project, enabling us to keep in touch with our church family.

Outreach News

On Friday, June 14 we will provide a pasta dinner with all the trimmings for the residents at the Friendship Shelter. If you are interested in participating by either donating funds, or cooking, or coming to serve, please let Grace know. An e-mail with more details, will be sent out to all who are interested in serving this coming June 14. Thank you for your continued support of the Friendship Shelter. 

Sunday, May 5 began our May Baby Shower Event for Families Forward. We will be collecting diapers, wipes, and baby formula throughout the month of May. Thank you for your continued support!

“We are truly God’s outreaching hands in the world."

Women's Gathering - May 26

Sunday, May 26

5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Court

We will be ordering a mixture of food from Luna Grill, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Estimated cost $10-$15 per person.

Please bring a drink or a dessert to share.

Everyone welcome! Please RSVP HERE.

Book Group - May 29


The Virtual Book Group meets weekly on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. followed by noonday prayer. We are currently reading "The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World" by Rabbi Sharon Brous. Scroll down to Events and Activities on our website homepage for the new reading. To be added to the Zoom invitation please contact the office.

Wings - Orange County Women's Chorus

June 1 and June 2

Kathy Baldasari, Mary Langsdorf, and Ellen Quandahl invite you to a soaring musical journey celebrating the theme of taking flight in their season finale concert! Experience the exhilarating music that will accompany the group during their upcoming tour to Croatia this summer, providing a glimpse of

the captivating melodies they will perform abroad. The choir’s voices will bring to life stories of travel, adventure, and creatures of the sky. This concert appeals to all ages and tastes! “We've tackled some tough topics this season, but our final concert is one that's all about joy, flight, and freedom.” says OCWC’s Artistic Director, Eliza Rubenstein. “This is a far-ranging collection of works about birds, bees, angels, witches (they fly too!), and women spreading their wings and taking to the sky. Bring the whole family for this one and we promise they'll enjoy it!”



Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach

18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach, 92646

Ticketing information:

Tickets online in advance*: Adults, $30; Seniors (65+), $25; Students (with ID), $15

Tickets at the door*: Adults, $35; Seniors (65+), $30; Students (with ID), $18.

*Ticketing fees applied at purchase

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Media Release

We’ve made some modifications to our media release form and ask that you fill it out if you are new to St. Andrew’s or a parent of a minor. We’ve added some clarification on what is posted on our site and on the St. Andrew’s Facebook page. If you prefer to complete it online, click here.

Pray for Peace in the Holy Land

The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor asks us to pray for peace and keep in our hearts the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its archbishop, the Rt. Rev. Hosam Naoum. Bishop Taylor has written to him on our diocese’s behalf and invites us to make a gift to the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which supports the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City. Archbishop Naoum calls on all to unite in prayer for reconciliation.

Stay Connected with St. Andrew's

Please visit our website to learn more about our nurturing community of faith, both the ways we interact with each other and the ways we reach out to the community.

Quick Links

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The Very Rev. Peter Browning, Vicar |

 Office Administration Hours:

 In-office: Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 Remote: Tuesday and Wednesday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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