Mission & Outreach 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:

The Gifts of Love

Normally the Gifts of Love meets on the second Saturday of the month. It touches both our creative spirit and our need to pray for one another. Due to the COVID crisis this ministry is on hold.

Otsego County Food Pantry

Every month we serve at the Food Pantry. This consists of packaging and distributing food to members of our community who are in need. 

Patriot Place

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.

Aspen Ridge

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. Due to the COVID Crisis this ministry is on hold.

CROP Walk

The first Sunday after Labor Day we participate in the Gaylord Area CROP Walk, an event sponsored by Church World Services. 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. 

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.

Angel Tree

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:

Myrna Tarr, Jeff & Julie Lamson, Nadine Fortier, Pam Fairchild, Rev. Gerry Rehagen, Boughner Family, Truax Family, William & Mary Rowland, Kate Griffin Wheeler, Patti Moore, Connie Russo, Joseph Cantella, Bob & Judy Graczyk, Joe Campagna, Anna Essenmacher, Cindy Fowler, Sarah Lenartowicz, Dan Tilton, Joanne Roe, Janice, Donna Lanoff, Abel Howell, Aaron Henderson, Jack Staskievitz

Pray for our shut-ins:

Patsy Dawson

Pray for our Church:

Presiding Bishop the Most Rev. Michael Curry

President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Jennings

The Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland

Our Priest the Rev. Pamela Lenartowicz

Our Vestry and other Lay leaders

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:

Our President Donald Trump

Our Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Our National and State Congresses

Our Military men and women throughout the world

© 2015 by St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Gaylord, MI

 

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