“All Are Welcome In This Place”

LIVING IN HOPE

We have suspended all gatherings at our church until further notice.

As you know, we are all living in new and unchartered territory due to the spread of the COVID-19.  Following the    directives given us by national, state, local, leaders as well as medical officials, we have suspended all in-person  worship, Bible studies, and meetings at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Click here for our Pastor’s weekly video message Please know that our hearts ache at the distance between us during this season of sheltering and social distancing.  For this reason, our church staff and I are committed to providing creative ways for us to stay connected as the Church. Here’s a few ways for us to stay connected during this time:

Online Worship & Bible Studies
Throughout the week, we will be offering opportunities during various times of the day for worship and bible Study.  
Click here for a listing of online worship and bible studies. 

Pastor’s Blog Site                                                                                                                                                              
We are launching a weekly blog created by our Pastor.  Every Friday, You will find some short pastoral thoughts on God’s Word as well as other reflections about our common life together.  You may click here weekly to read Fr. Roger’s Friday blog.

Clergy Connection Calls
We have randomly divided up the list of all active parishioners so that each household will receive a short   pastoral phone call at least once a month. Our desire is to be pastorally available and to pray with you over the phone.  It will take a couple weeks to get through the list, so if you have a pressing need please do not hesitate to reach out to Fr. Roger Bower at 219-477-0629. 

Online Giving
Our church staff is still at work, creatively continuing our ministries, and those ministries need your ongoing generous support. Thank you to all of you who give so generously to our mission.  If you would like more information about supporting our ministry, or if you would consider donating online, click here.  This season will last for a time, and we want to make sure our church remains financially healthy through it. We have so many opportunities to reach our community with the Gospel in this time of need. I am asking you to give generously for such a time as this.


Helpful Resources
A Letter from our Pastor
Letter from the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
The Episcopal Church Response
The Book of Common Prayer
Helping children cope with the Coronavirus
Talking with kids about theCoronavirus
Just For Kids: A comic exploring the new Coronavirus
Five Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus