St. Mary's News and Updates
Worship Service Update
Updated September 1st
Our Vestry approved a return to in-person worship on Sunday, September 6th. We will worship at 9:15 am, as is our usual custom.
We will make every effort, so our worship space is as safe as possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. For those who do not feel safe coming for in-person worship, we will continue to share communion on the front porch at 10:00 am on Sunday. We will also continue to post worship videos on YouTube and Facebook. Please read a letter about changes we will be making to provide a safe environment.
Order of Service for October 4th.
Bishop Russell Kendrick will join the people of St. Mary’s Church, Andalusia, at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14th, to dedicate the church’s new addition to its Parish Hall building. An outdoor reception will follow. Masks will be required, and appropriate social distancing will be practiced.
The new addition includes a conference room, an office suite, and three children’s classrooms. Two new outreach ministries, a Little Free Pantry and a Little Free Library, will also be dedicated.
Shopping for Charity Event
St. Mary’s Church, Andalusia, will hold an Advent shopping event in October. Items from Threads of Hope and Holy Land Gifts will be available for sale, and all proceeds will benefit these organizations.
Threads of Hope buys and sells textiles created by Peruvian artisans rising out of poverty through hard work with needle and thread, thereby empowering impoverished women and transforming them, their families, and their communities.
Holy Land Gifts is dedicated to supporting Christians in the Holy Land. Olivewood and Mother of Pearl gifts are handcrafted by a co-op of ten Christian families living in Bethlehem, West Bank - Israel.
The event will be open to the public from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23, and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25. For questions, please call 334-222-2487.
Masks will be required for shoppers, and appropriate social distancing will be practiced.
Rice and Beans Ministry
The St. Mary's Rice and Beans Ministry will be open on Saturday, October 17th, from 9-11 am or until supplies run out. Food will be distributed, but there will be no breakfast served. No identification or paperwork is required.
The Laundry Love Ministry (offered by First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church), to assist people with the cost of doing their laundry, will be not be open in October.
You can make electronic payments to St. Mary’s through the Venmo app (@stmarysandalusia). You can designate your gift for our general operating fund, our Rice and Beans Ministry, our building fund, a memorial gift, or other special purpose. Thanks!