Community will provide housing and support services for homeless people at a single site – first of its kind in San Antonio. A roughly 17-acre swath on the East Side is vacant now, but it will eventually become San Antonio’s first permanent, single-site housing community with services for homeless people.
Join Episcopal Migration Ministries (the National Church) on Thursday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. for ‘Repairing the Breach…’ a 90-minute webinar highlighting the work to rebuild the refugee resettlement program… the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry (the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.) and other leaders from EMM to learn about the work of the Episcopal Church collaborating with many others in refugee resettlement. Register here.
Some are trying to make financial reparations. Germany officially recognizes colonial-era Namibia genocide. Making reconciliation and reparations 100 years later after atrocities is now an official action. France’s Macon acknowledges its role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. President Biden gives the U.S. position on the Armenian genocide.
America is flummoxed and wrestling with the ongoing trend of mass shootings. In 2021 we have had more than 200 shootings with multiple victims. One take on the subject by researcher Seamus McGraw is presented here as part of an interview on National Public Radio. (30 minute interview.) His book discussing his findings is ‘From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter.’
Order of St. Luke’s (OSL) and Daughters of the King (DOK) are two ministries at St. Andrew’s both of which include as part of their calling praying for others. If you would like to have others praying for an intention of yours, please – requests can be made through this link.
Following Diocesan guidance tailored to the needs of St. Andrew’s we are able to offer in person gatherings with only a few restrictions beginning Sunday June 13. It includes communion with intinction, if desired and other in persons gatherings including coffee hour. We do need many volunteer helpers to restart the coffee hour between services. Click hear for the full announcement.
Our next baptism is set for Sunday June 20th – which also happens to be Father’s Day. If you are interested in learning more about baptism, see Fr. David. Preparation is required going through this initiation into the Church; it includes discussing with Fr. David this document linking the Essential Story Class to the Baptismal Liturgy.
With donations cash and with your helping hands about 150 bags of PPE, Children’s Kits, and Family Travel Kits were given to the Diocese of West Texas Immigration Ministries. A full news update and complete guide to helping refugees in distress can be found here on their weekly newsletter.