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.’

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.