A Message From Our Rector
I pray that you found time to be refreshed this summer in body, mind, and spirit. I am thankful for the refreshment I found on sabbatical this summer in places like Glencoe, Scotland (see photo above). While I was away, the staff, wardens, vestry members, and many others throughout the congregation provided faithful leadership and care. Our community is filled with gifted followers of Christ!
It was a joy to return to St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s for worship. Since May 15th I have attended 30 services in 14 congregations in 4 countries. From Montreal to Edinburgh and Smith Island to London, I sat in the pews as various gifted church leaders prayed, sang, preached Good News, and broke bread. Worship is the center of our Christian life together. Worship is the way we begin each week oriented toward a beautiful shared vision of life as the beloved people of God.
As much as I enjoyed sitting in the pews of so many different holy spaces, I was grateful to return home to you on Labor Day weekend. We are blessed with faithful members of varying ages and perspectives. We are blessed with gifted musicians. We are blessed with clergy and worship leaders, tasty fellowship goodies, and a spirit of hope for the future.
Worship with us this weekend. If you have been gone for awhile, that’s alright. Come on back to worship. You are welcome here no matter how long it has been since you last came to church or prayed to God. Let’s come together and invite God to refresh us in body, mind, and spirit.
Peace, Salaam, Shalom.
Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glenwood, Maryland &
Priest-in-charge, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Poplar Springs, Maryland
Contact us by phone at (410) 489-4035
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2892 Route 97
Glenwood, MD 21738
PO Box 52
Glenwood, MD 21738