St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located in historic downtown Fort Pierce Florida has served the St. Lucie County community since 1893. While we worship in a variety of ways, from contemporary to traditional, we hold to the faith and worship of the ancient church. We have been active in community service and outreach for over 100 years. St. Andrew’s is a member of the Diocese of Central Florida and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17
My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, "Have a seat here, please," while to the one who is poor you say, "Stand there," or, "Sit at my feet," have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?
You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. [For the one who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.]
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill," and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
August Special Offering is for the Children’s Ministry.
Please consider giving to this important ministry.
by Natalie Armstrong
The collection will be on exhibit in the foyer of the Parish Hall.
The photos are of the members of St. Andrew's taken during Sunday services.
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A Gathering to Jump Start our Strategic Plan - was held Saturday, August 29th. Approximately 30 parishioners attended. Discussed were items from the strategic plan which have already begun and items we will be spearheading within the next twelve months.
The particulars of the meeting will be forthcoming.
Food for the Soul
September 9, 2015 - May 25, 2016
Come and enjoy a time of worship, food, and teaching
Each Wednesday evening, we begin at 5:00 p.m. with Holy Eucharist, followed by dinner at 5:30, and then round out the evening with Bible teaching 6:15 - 7:30
Dinner: An entree' , side dish, soup or salad, dessert, drink. Adults 18 and up- $7, Children age 6-17 - $3, Children under 6 eat free. If you have special dietary needs, feel free to bring your own meal.
Don't miss this opportunity of fellowship!
THURSDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY
Beginning October 1st
Earlier this year we began a Bible study on Thursday afternoons. We met from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Guild Room. The class members studied the Gospel of Mark. We went through the book verse by verse and examined what we though Mark was telling us and we looked for how it would help us in our lives today.
For our Fall sessions we are planning to go to the Old Testament and study the various major individuals we find. Also to be discussed are the shortest man in the Bible and a Bible twin whose name we hear almost daily. We will be looking at their relationships to God and how we can learn to apply their actions to our lives today.
We will be beginning our Fall session on October 1 and will be meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Guild Room. You may bring your own Bible or you may use one of those available in the Guild Room. If you have questions please see Sister Grace Galluccio, Pierce Eichelberger or ask at the church office.
All Saints' Evensong
Sunday November 1, 2015
Recital begins at 3:30
Christmas Lessons & Carols
Sunday December 20, 2015
Service begins at 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Christmas Pageant and Eucharist begins at 5:00
Christmas Eve Service with Eucharist begins at 9:30