A New Pentecost

By | June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

There’s a scene in the Gospel according Matthew where when Jesus and the disciples came into the district Caesarea Philippi he asked them a question, “Who do people say that I am?” The disciples go on to repeat all things they had heard people say, that Jesus was John the Baptist raised from the dead; [...]

Message from the Rector Regarding COVID-19 and Sunday Services

By | March 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are all very aware that large and important institutions in Bryan/College Station such asTexas A&M University are postponing classes and/or moving them online in response to the COVID-19, “corona virus.”   By doing so the goal of local and state officials is to flatten the curve of the virus so as to ensure the greatest [...]

Downtown Book Club

By | January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Join me for the First Downtown, Book Club January 27, 2020- at Murphy's Law, 6 p.m.

Saint Andrew’s New Director of Music: Dr. Linda Patterson

By | August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Since the beginning of the year a committee of Saint Andrew’s members and I have been engaged in the work of searching for a new Director of Music. At Saint Andrew’s we have identified Anglican liturgical worship that instructs, comforts, renews, and challenges through prayer, music, the Eucharist, and the beauty of our worship space [...]

Sermon by the Rev. Daryl T. Hay: Kindness is For Kin and Stranger

By | July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you grew up in the seventies, eighties, and even the nineteen nineties, or had children during that time you could have a television neighbor who taught his viewers a particular song, “It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine?  I have [...]

Easter Sunday Sermon- Jesus: The Outsider

By | April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

During a live performance on the evening of February 10th 2019 the singer/songwriter/ musician Brandi Carlile brought the audience to its feet. Pop, hip-hop, rock musicians, artists, and producers had all gathered for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Brandi Carlile, who had been kicking around the Americana [...]

Director of Music Search

By | March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church has a goal of offering excellent liturgy that reflects the glory of God. We are seeking a full-time Director of Music who can help the congregation fulfill this goal. The Director of Music’s responsibilities include playing the organ for the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, Holy Days, weddings, funerals, [...]

A Statement Regarding the Death of President George H. W. Bush

By | December 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Like the rest of the nation I was saddened to hear of the death of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush.  I came of age during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush.  There were often stories about them and their policies on the front page of the Houston [...]

Building the Beloved Community

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Building the Beloved Community By Alison Sawyer, Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church  As part of Saint Andrew’s, Bryan 150th Celebration in 2017, the parish selected a special outreach to commemorate the Sesquicentennial year, and chose the Habitat for Humanity build project. This project was a special collaboration between the Faith in Action team, Habitat and Saint [...]

Labor Day Prayer

By | September 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own [...]