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.

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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.

 
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. We play from 3-4 pm. Please feel free to join us!

CROP Walk

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.

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

Josh Howell, Al Ochsner, Lotta Westlund, Myrna Tarr, Barb Austin, Lamson Family, Joanne Roe, Joseph Campagna, Rev. Gerry and Marirose Rehagen, Patti Moore, Connie Russo, 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,  Melinda Gracyzk, Laura Morris, Jen & Steve Dipzinski, Tasha & Family, Carly Keyes, The Hunt Family, Sue Charon, The Genberg 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 Julie Alaya Harris

Bishop Provisional the Right Rev. Prince Singh

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