Mission & Prayers requests at St. Andrew
Our Mission Statement:
To provide a loving Christian environment, welcoming all people. We embrace one another in our daily quest to accept God’s love, and with joyful hearts do God’s work in the world, in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mission & Ministry
We at St. Andrew try to abide by the Five Marks of Mission in our worship and in our outreach programs. Here are some ways to get involved at St. Andrew:
Otsego County Food Pantry
One day every month we serve at the Otsego County Food Pantry. This consists of packaging and distributing food to members of our community who are in need. It requires some physical lifting, but it is a meaningful mission. Please join us if you are able.
The second Sunday of the month is "Patriot Sunday." A special collection is taken and supplies that are needed by the residents of Patriot Place in Gaylord are purchased and delivered.
The musicians from St. Andrew play music on the third Thursday of the month for the seniors that live at Aspen Ridge, an Adult Foster Care Home near the church, bringing a little fun to our neighboring seniors. We play from 3-4 pm. Please feel free to join us!
We participate in the Gaylord Area CROP Walk, an event sponsored by Church World Services on the last Sunday in September. This annual walk raises money for our own Otsego County Food Pantry as well as other hunger and disaster needs around our country and the world. We rotate the hosting church each year.
Blessing of the Animals
Every year on the first Saturday of October, in honor of Feast of St. Francis, we hold a Blessing of the Animals at the Otsego County Animal Shelter. Pets from across the area come for a blessing and a celebration of all God's creatures. A Blessing is also held at the church the following Sunday.
Every November we collect Christmas gifts for Otsego County children who might not otherwise have any gifts under the tree. This ministry is conducted under the direction of the Otsego County United Way program and Toys for Tots.
Prayers of the People
Pray for those who are Ill or otherwise in Need
Al Ochsner, Lotta Westlund, Myrna Tarr, Barb Austin, Theodora Cichoski, Lamson Family, Joanne Roe, Joseph Campagna, Rev. Gerry and Marirose Rehagen, Patti Moore, Connie Russo, Dan Tilton, Pam Fairchild, Boughner Family, Truax Family, Derek & Marie Peruski, Brad & Maureen Derenzy, Bill Skinner, Ted & Elaine Carlock, Richard Williams, Hodge Family, Carol Greene, Rebecca Spencer, Linda Lucas, David Doyen, Christel Ivy, Cherisa & Harvey Felver, Connie Daystra, Mike Coonan, Judy Belbot, Myra Morris, Melinda Gracyzk, Laura Morris, Jen & Steve Dipzinski, Tasha & Family, Carly Keyes, The Hunt Family
Please pray for the people of Ukraine
Please pray for an end to gun violence
Pray for our Church
Our Presiding Bishop the Most Rev. Michael Curry
The President of the HOD the Rev. Gay Jennings
Bishop Provisional the Right Rev. Prince Singh
Deputies to General Convention
Our Priest The Rev. Pamela Lenartowicz
Our Vestry and other Lay leaders of the Parish
Our Parish Family
Pray for our Community
The people of Gaylord and the surrounding communities
Our Police, Sheriffs and State Troopers
For the hungry and homeless that they may find food and shelter
Pray for our Country
President Joseph Biden
Vice President Kamala Harris
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist
Our National and State Congresses
Our Military men and women throughout the world