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This Week at St. Andrew's


  • 8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist Rite II (spoken service)
  • 9:00 a.m.: All Ages Formation
  • 9:00 a.m.: Nursery Open
  • 10:15 a.m.: Holy Eucharist Rite II (with choir and hymns) (livestreamed via our YouTube Channel)
  • 10:15 a.m.: Children's Chapel
  • 11:30 a.m.: Coffee Hour


Hymn Festival for Ascension is TOMORROW Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. Celebrate the Feast of the Ascension with our annual hymn festival, featuring the combined choirs of St. Andrew's, Christ & St. Luke's and St Paul's churches. Our guest conductor and organist this year is Dale Adelmann, Canon for Music at St. Philip's Cathedral in Atlanta. In addition to hymns for the occasion, the festival also includes exciting anthems by contemporary composers Carson Cooman, Michael Sitton and Matthew Owens. The service will be held at Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 Olney Road.


All Ages Formation meets on Sunday at 9 a.m. in White Hall. Join us for coffee, juice, and light snacks. This week, we will focus on Rachel and Leah. There is no attendance requirement from Sunday to Sunday – come as you are able!  

Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost, May 19 at 5 p.m. The Parish Choir of St. Andrew's will be singing Choral Evensong for the final time of the 2023-24 choir season. In addition to hymns for the celebration of Pentecost, featured music includes a recent setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Oliver Tarney, and David Hurd's thrilling arrangement of the text "I was glad" (Psalm 122). Please support our choir as it prepares for a summer residency at Bristol Cathedral in August. A free-will offering will be collected, with a reception in White Hall to follow the service.


Theology Before Lunch is looking for newcomers to join their last three gatherings of the season! The group will be meeting on Zoom on May 16 and 23 from 10:30-noon. They are focusing on A Deep Dive into the Book of Common Prayer. With Connie Jones, the group is looking at some least-used parts, italics and instructions, seldom-appreciated resources, and the ways in which our almost-500-year-old prayerbook tradition has shaped our worship, belief, and common life. There is an end with a pot-luck lunch in White Hall on May 30. The first two newcomers to the group are offered a free Book of Common Prayer. First person gets a nice clean second-hand copy. Second person gets a heavily-worn but unmarked BCP owned by a retired priest. For Zoom information, contact Deane Sobol.

2 or 3 (our group for young-ish women) will gather Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm at Elation Brewery (5104 Colley Ave). Pizza will be provided, so come hungry! Please contact Robin Brown with any questions and/or if you would like to be added to the email list!

Women of the Way will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 6 pm in White Hall. They will discuss Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Karen Mitchell.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry is looking for knitters or crocheters to make prayer shawls.  Since its inception in 2008, a small group of Prayer Shawl Ministry volunteers have created close to 300 shawls. These shawls are blessed by our priests and are presented to members of our parish when they are sick, hospitalized, or in a situation that calls for comfort and prayers. The basic patterns are simple but the comfort you bring to others is very special and never forgotten. (If needed, we have funds available in our budget to cover the cost of the yarn.) If you knit or crochet and are interested in making a shawl, please contact Deane Sobol.


Down-sizing? Planning to move? Or just cleaning out your overloaded bedroom closet? The Church Mouse is always in need of gently used, like-new items to stock their gift shop. We take lots of different things so we've made up a list which is available on the table outside of White Hall as well as in the Church Mouse. Look for a flyer called How You Can Help Others Through the Church Mouse. You can bring items in during the week and leave them outside of the office. Or you can bring items in on Sunday and bring them into the Gift Shop.

Registration is now open for West Ghent School. Any registrations with St. Andrews affiliation will get a discounted rate of $75 for the non-refundable registration fee. Please contact Wendy Nuzzo in the school office at 757-622-4403 between the hours of 8:30-12:00 Monday through Friday.  

Parishioners are invited to participate in the Chas Foundation’s Dine For The Mind event on Thursday, May 16. This special fundraiser honoring Mental Health Awareness Month will help raise awareness, decrease stigma, and provide funding for the Chas Foundation to connect individuals and families to critical mental health services and resources throughout Hampton Roads. St. Andrews and the Chas Foundation are members of the Mentally Healthy Norfolk partnership. The Chas Foundation is partnering with the North Colley Business Association for this worthwhile event.


Many church members are already volunteering Dine For The Mind. Beth Lloyd is co-chairing it, Amber Pickrell is coordinating the raffles and Lindsay Stephenson (Green Compass) is participating in the wellness fair prior to dining at Elation. 


How can you all be a part of this great event? We have two members serving as volunteer ambassadors at the restaurants that evening. Melanie Sewell is hosting at Water’s Edge Winery just at the end of Colley on Hampton Blvd. We are hoping to have a large contingent of St. Andrews there for fellowship and fun. Ginger White is also hosting at Dirty Buffalo that evening for the younger sports fans. And for those that are not able to come out that evening, Starving Artist Café will also be participating in breakfast/lunch - so there are options for all. Let’s all do our part in decreasing the stigma of mental illness!


Attached is a flyer with a QR code for more information or contact Beth Lloyd directly at 757-681-2002,


We are excited to announce our theme for VBS 2024: God Has A Plan For YouWe will be exploring how to use each of the qualities that make us special in God’s eyes and how we can share these gifts with our world. This year’s Vacation Bible School is Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. Kids who are 4 & ½ through rising 5th graders are invited to participate. 

  • Participants register here (open to ages 4 ½ - rising 5th grade).
  • Volunteers Needed: We are looking for teens (open to rising grade 6 – 12) and adults to assist with all areas of our offering - register here to assist. 

Children's Chapel: Kids are invited to gather for a simple kid friendly offering which will explore our worship service. This week our kids will focus on the story of “Many People Worship at Church” (Acts 2: 42). When you arrive, come to the Auditorium. Children will be brought back to their families in church after the Peace. When you arrive, come to the Auditorium. Children will be brought back to their families in church after the Peace. 

Our Nursery is open from 9 a.m. until after our 10:15 a.m. worship in our Children’s Center. Children (infants to age 4) are invited to participate. Your child’s time will include play inside and out, a bible story, prayer, coloring, and a simple snack.


Readers/Chalicers: JJ Jacobson (8:00), Wes Biggers (10:15)

Ushers: Jackie Scott (8:00), Sarah Frauenzimmer and Nash Bilisoly (10:15)

Acolytes: Doug Tillberg's Team

Altar Guild: Lida Hudson and Christiane Valone

Flower Arrangements: Debbie Goode-Jones

Children's Chapel: Ryan Reese and Cynthia Jones

NurseryCaroline Dayton, Mary Mayom and Mike Hipps

Coffee Hour: Lori Kuhn and Becky Colaw

Flowery Delivery: 1 volunteer needed (please contact Allison)

Eucharistic Visitor: Deane Sobol

Thank you to all of our volunteers!


It is important to know who to call when...

  • You are going to the hospital
  • You are faced with a death in the family
  • You desire a home visit or a clergy call

Contact the Rev. Charles Lane Cowen (254) 760-0434. the Rev. Connie Jones (757) 288-4515 or the Parish Office (757) 622-5530.


Please keep this information handy at home or stored in your cell phone!


Jamie Kanell Barry, Gonzalo Barros, Andy Thornhill, Jerry Butler, Bettie Kane, Mary Kate Peene, Steve Antonucci, John Upton, Ginny and Bill Love, Essie Woods, Darlene Rawls, John Chenault, Robert Blancett, Mary Rish, Janet Billenstein, Adam Lauer, Tom Washburn, Blaire, Wyatt and Erin, Elisabeth Yar Jok, Connor Marr, Anne and Rey Luna, Neil Vining, Jerry Kuykendall, Sarah-Ann Mccallum, Leandra Burke Hull, Anne Ward Platt, Caroline Ballard, Johnny Mooris,  Anne Coyner, Charles McGinnis, Paul Creighton, Clark Firgeson, Marselas Family, Susan and Dean Rogis, Joan De Coster, Christine Hebert, Wendy Passman, Anne Grunden, Jenn Murff, Tom Mitchell, Barbara Hale, Baby Wrenn and the Norrell family, Steve Gordon, Carrie Boxer, Chauncey Klingensmith, TJ Lynch and the Lynch family, Lily Phillips, Cathy and Josh Cook, Michael Ruen, Clay Schreiber, Claire Leugers, Cutter Family, Barbara Causey, Matthew Benz, Miriam Reid Drummonds, Elise Chard,  Maggie McGeorge, Matthew Harper, Sarah Bangs

*Please note: The online list can differ slightly from the names printed in the Sunday bulletin depending on when information is received by the office.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is a vibrant, inclusive parish, formed in the fellowship of Christ. We strive to be a place of hope for all people, to reach beyond ourselves, and to manifest God’s love in the world.

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Mail to: 1009 W. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23507 |
 Phone: 757-622-5530 | Fax: 757-622-0812 |
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