“All Are Welcome In This Place”

In-Person & Online Bible Studies/Book Discussions

Our parish has several small groups that  meet virtually throughout the week  via Zoom. Instructions for Zoom and links to each study are below.                   
To join Zoom meetings   Zoom is an app you can download to a smart phone or tablet. For the laptop version go to zoom.us. To join the study, just click on the link that goes with each study below. 
To  join  Zoom  by telephone You will need to contact Fr. Roger (477-0629) to receive the meeting ID number. Then dial 1-312-626-6799. At the prompt enter the meeting ID number
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Sundays @ 10 am
“Virtual Pilgrimage?”
Click here to join this Zoom study.
Please join us each Sunday as we ‘travel” this summer to visit religious sites throughout the world, to explore the beliefs, traditions, and customs of peoples throughout the world,.
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Tuesdays @ 7:00 am Men’s Bible Study:
Our Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study has ended for the summer, and we’ll look forward to resuming a new study in the fall for all men 18+.

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays  @ 7:00pm (beginning  May  11th)
Book Review and Discussion
“The After Grief: Finding Your Way Along the Long
   Arc of Loss,”
by Hope Edelman
Click here to join us on Zoom.
If you’ve experienced grief or loss during the pandemic or during any part of your life, we invite you to join Fr. Roger as we read “The After Grief ” by Hope Edelman.  We’ll meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of May and June at 7:00pm on Zoom. Drawing on her own encounters with the ripple effects of early loss, as well as on interviews with dozens of researchers, therapists, and people who’ve been bereaved, New York Times bestselling author Hope Edelman offers profound advice for reassessing loss and adjusting the stories we tell ourselves about its impact on our identities. With guidance for reframing a story of loss, finding equilibrium within it, and even experiencing renewed growth and purpose in its wake, she demonstrates that though grief is a lifelong process, it doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle. 
Please purchase this book by going to Smile.Amazon.com. Remember to make “St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Valparaiso” your charity of choice!
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Weekly on Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Midweek Encounter
Click here for the Zoom link
We’re pleased to announce that our Midweek Encounter has resumed! We gather weekly at 6:30pm for Evening Prayer, followed by a bible study; the current study being “Before Amen, The Power of Simple Prayer”, by Max Lucado.  We often hear people say that they don’t really know how to pray, and this book study will help readers discover the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubters and confidence for both prayer beginners and experts.”Today is the day to let the conversation (with God) begin.” 
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Thursdays @ 2:00pm
Worship Service & Bible Study with our friends at Pines Village
Retirement Community
Click here to join the Zoom study
On Thursday, June 17th, we will hold a 30 minute worship service only both in person and on Zoom (link above). Then on Thursday, June 24th, after the worship service we will begin a new study on the Books of Genesis and Revelation, entitled “The Beginning and The End”  on Zoom only.  All are welcome to join us!