Being One Body In Christ

We will be an inviting, growing and healthy church family in which all people feel that they are welcomed, belong, and are connected. We will work towards living the values to which we aspire.

Pastoral Care

We promise in our Baptismal Covenant that we will seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbor as ourselves.  One way we do this is by caring for one another.  In the Church we call this care, pastoral care.  Our team of Lay Pastoral Assistants provide pastoral care for the members of Saint Andrew’s through personal visits, phone calls, emails, and notes or cards. Their work supplements the work of the Food Fairies who deliver food to those have recently returned home from the hospital, and the Lay Eucharistic Visitors ministry.

“I think of pastoral care as accompanying one another through times of suffering and grief, and also accompanying one another in times of joy. “ – The Rev. Daryl T. Hay

Church members who  need pastoral care assistance for post-surgery/illness or other needs, may contact the church , 979-822-5176.

Prayer in Response to Sutherland Springs Shooting

Almighty and merciful God hear our prayers on behalf of the people of Sutherland Springs. Grant those who were killed an entrance into the land of light and joy. Heal the wounded in body, mind, [...]

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Do you remember when you were a kid and adults would often ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was in school, popular answers included becoming an astronaut, the [...]

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My Money Story

The first time I remember anything about money was when I overheard my mom and gram talking about our finances and how there was just not enough to pay the bills. I was in preschool. [...]

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The First Woman Presiding Bishop in Time Magazine

This week, Time Magazine is focused on "Firsts: Women Who Are Changing the World." Our own former Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, is featured as the first woman to be elected Presiding [...]

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Behind the Pulpit: Brene Brown on Vulnerability

Brene Brown's 2011 TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability inspired me a great deal as I prepared last Sunday's homily. Not only is she an internationally known researcher and speaker, she is an Episcopalian [...]

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How Daily Prayer Makes Holy Time

This week St. Andrew’s had evening prayer at the start of our First Wednesday parish dinner. Twenty people gathered in the church as the vesper light illuminated our stained glass windows. We worshipped God, our [...]

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