Body and Spirit

St. Andrew’s Parish Nurse, Prayer Team, Take Them a Meal Volunteers, Stephen’s Ministers, and Prayers and Squares members are still active, albeit in different ways. When COVID-19 is no longer a problem, we will return to full in-person ministry.

Parish Nurse

Amy Gray, St. Andrew’s Parish Nurse, helps to integrate faith and health; provides resources on such issues as wellness, community resources, end of life planning, and basic nutrition; and provides individual health counseling. Amy also writes a monthly column on health for the church newsletter and provides safe disposal for unused medicines.

Prayer Team

A dedicated group of St. Andrew members volunteers to pray for those who request special prayers.  We believe that intercessory prayer brings the presence, peace, and power of God into situations of need, lightening burdens and offering the compassion of the community of faith.  We also join with others in joyful prayer, giving thanks for God’s goodness.

If you need immediate help for thoughts of self-harm, please contact:



USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 (800) 273-8255

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish

Website: suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Card Ministry

The Card Ministry deacon sends out greeting cards to members and friends who are experiencing illness and to those who are homebound.

Take Them a Meal

The Congregational Care Committee’s Meal Coordinator schedules meal deliveries to those who are recovering from illness, grieving after the death of a loved one, or welcoming a new child into their homes. Volunteer to help ease a family’s burdens in a very personal way.

Yoga

A one-hour yoga class is held on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am in room 204 of the Education Building.  This volunteer-led class is a gentle, slow flow class that offers modifications to accommodate beginners and more advanced practitioners. While chair-based segments are occasionally offered, classes are generally based on the floor using yoga mats (please provide your own mat). Classes are designed to connect mind, body, and breath while increasing flexibility, balance and core strength. Practicing yoga provides an opportunity to slow down, focus on your breathing and calm your mind in addition to the physical benefits. Beginners should check with their physician before starting any new activity and be aware of any limitations that you may have in regard to your health. There is no charge for the class, and no registration is necessary.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting on a one-to-one basis. 

Prayers and Squares

“It’s not about the quilt; it’s all about the prayers.”

St. Andrew’s quilting group, a chapter of the national Prayers and Squares organization, makes beautiful lap quilts with stitches tying the layers of the quilt together. The ends of these stitches are left free to be tied as prayers are said for the recipient. New quilt-workers are always needed, and sewing skills are not required.

Anyone may request a prayer quilt for family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. by completing the request form found at the welcome kiosk near the entrance to the sanctuary. Place it in the Prayers and Squares box in the office or give it to Frances Jornov. We have many quilts already completed and ready to dedicate and give.

AEDs

Automatic External Defibrillators, or AEDs, are medical devices that are used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs can analyze the heart’s rhythm and provide an electric shock if necessary to help reestablish a healthy rhythm. Our AEDs provide both visual and audio prompts to guide even the layperson through the correct – and potentially lifesaving – steps to using the device. St. Andrew has one AED in the hall leading from the Atrium to the back door and one on the second floor of the education building. Take a look at the linked video for an introduction to this important rescue tool.

“Thank you very much for the beautiful prayer quilt you made for our daughter. She sleeps with it every night and it was the first thing she grabbed when headed to CHKD for a recent hospital stay. It brings us all comfort to know of the prayers and care that went into making the quilt.”

Sunday Worship

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Phone & Email

(757) 238-3550
ten.serpwerdnats@ofni

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