“In our formal rituals around Communion, we sometimes forget that the Last Supper occurred as a group of friends sharing a meal. This alternative way to remember Christ’s sacrifice and love can be used with friends and family members of all ages, and is ideally shared with a meal around a table” (Celtic Daily Prayer: Book Two, 950).
We’re excited to announce that we are adding House Church small groups in addition to our online worship services!
During this time of COVID-19, we “seek and serve Christ in all persons” by following protocol that protects the health and safety of others. For St. Andrew’s House Church Groups in Phase 2, this means participating in a small group of eight people virtually (one ‘person’ virtually can include anyone in the same household sharing the same screen) or in a small group of five people in-person practicing physical distancing, wearing masks, washing our hands and using hand sanitizer, bringing your own cup and plate, bringing your own food and drink, and whatever other precautions are necessary.
St. Andrew’s will provide a liturgy for you that will be posted after we assign the small groups. Our hope is that you are able to worship together and meet different people in the congregation.
If you’re interested in participating, please email Mo. Danáe Ashley (email@example.com) for more information and to find a group to join.
Each group decides when and how frequently they will meet. Everyone who signs up is a participant, but additionally, you can sign up to be a Host or Prayer Leader.
This is an experiment, especially during this time of COVID-19. However, we were planning on starting small group faith formation opportunities this year, so we hope these continue in some way into the future!