Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chistmas Liturgies

Join us at St. Andrew’s and Church of the Redeemer as we celebrate Christmas, the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Please refer to the list of times below – we are sure you will find these worship services a way to deepen your Christmas celebration.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at 5:00 p.m. with reception following at Church of the Redeemer, Oak Ridge.

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at St. Andrew's in Mer Rouge - Hymns begin at 10:45 p.m. and Holy Communion begins at 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Day - Holy Communion at 11:00 a.m. St. Andrew’s in Mer Rouge.

At all the Christmas Eve and Christmas day liturgies the loose offering (along with checks so designated) will go to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has distributed millions pounds of food throughout the twelve parishes in Northeast Louisiana. Please give generously!

Have a very merry Christmas!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Schedule

St. Andrew's will offer a wide variety of worship opportunities from Palm Sunday through Holy Week and Easter. Please take note of these liturgies and join us to deepen your Easter worship.

Palm Sunday, March 16:
Holy Eucharist – 9:30 a.m.
Stations of the Cross for Teenagers – 6:30 p.m.
This is something new this year for the youth. It is a Stations of the Cross liturgy geared to the concerns of teenagers.

Holy Monday, March 17:
Evening Prayer – 6:30 p.m.
Begin Holy Week by joining us as we read Evening Prayer, part of the Church’s daily office.

Holy Tuesday, March 18:
Fr. Whit will be away for the Mass of Collegiality at St. Timothy's in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Holy Wednesday, March 19:
Holy Eucharist – 6:00 p.m.
Adult Education – 6:30 p.m.
We continue our study of Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler.

Maundy Thursday, March 20:
Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing – 6:30 p.m. - The Maundy Thursday Liturgy is a beautiful service that includes foot washing. We learn about servant-hood.

Good Friday, March 21:
Good Friday Liturgy – Noon
The Good Friday Liturgy remembers the death of our Lord.
Stations of the Cross – 6:30 p.m.
This is a moving service of prayer, reflection and contemplation.

Holy Saturday, March 22:
Community Easter Egg Hunt – 10:00 a.m.
Join us in Oak Ridge behind the Masonic Lodge for the hunt!
The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m.
This is the Church’s ancient first celebration of Easter and traditionally included baptism. Come and experience this wonderful liturgy.

Easter Day, March 23:
Easter Day Holy Eucharist – 9:30 a.m.
A wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Come celebrate with us and sing!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Ash Wednesday Liturgies

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008. St. Andrew’s will have two liturgies that day. The Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Eucharist will be held at Noon and 6:30 p.m. Join us for the imposition of ashes and Eucharist as we begin our Lenten preparation.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Shrove Tuesday (named for the shriving or confession and absolution of the faithful) is the Church’s name for the day proceeding Ash Wednesday. Most of us in Louisiana know it as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is one last day to celebrate before the more penitent days of Lent. On Tuesday, February 5, 2008, St. Andrew’s will host its Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. We’ll have the pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee and ask you to bring your favorite toping or syrup. Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Annual Meeting and Brunch

St. Andrew’s Church will hold its Annual Meeting and a Brunch on Sunday, January 20, 2008 following the liturgy. We will elect an new Vestry member, Diocesan Convention Delegates and approve the 2008 Budget. We will also talk about our goals and plans for the year. Please join us!