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 [...]

A Message from the Rector on Separating Families at the Border

By | June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As you know approximately 2300 children have been separated from their parents due to the recently adopted policy to criminally prosecute anyone who unlawfully crosses our border with Mexico, including parents traveling with their minor children. This policy, as it has been implemented, means that when unlawful immigrants are taken into federal criminal custody their [...]

Celebrating our Beloved Community

By | June 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

We are now entering the season of the church year known as, “The Season after Pentecost” which will take us all the way to the end of November. From this vantage point we can look back in gratitude and celebrate all that God has done in our lives, and look with great expectation for what [...]

Making the Most of This Episcopal Moment

By | May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

After the Royal Wedding, The Episcopal Church and our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry are everywhere.Hundreds of millions heard Bishop Curry’s passionate invitation tothe way of love and were inspired and refreshed. What a great time to let people know about Saint Andrew’s and The Episcopal Church! So how can we make the most of this [...]