Whether you are at the beginning of your spiritual journey, somewhere in the middle, or returning to your journey after time away— all are welcome at St. Andrew’s.
St. Andrew’s has two different buildings in Glenwood, MD on Rt. 97: the historic Union Chapel and the newer Parish House. Each building is home to worship services and has its own parking area. People come from Glenwood, Lisbon, Glenelg, West Friendship, Cooksville, Woodbine and beyond. Find directions here.
You can learn a lot about what the community values by perusing this website and our Facebook page. When you come to worship, let the person handing out bulletins (the usher or greeter) know that you are visiting. We are glad to welcome you to worship, and we expect visitors!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Expectation for Worshipers during the Pandemic
We look forward to gathering together in new ways as we join with the great cloud of witnesses that have gathered to praise God through many other ordeals and difficulties over the generations. Thank you for your willingness to be flexible, creative, and cautious as we make plans to worship in person again. Please carefully read this entire document if you plan to worship with us in person in August. And, we welcome you to gather with us via online worship if you cannot gather in person. God’s power to gather us exceeds our human abilities, and we are together in spirit even as we may be separated at this time due to COVID-19 coronavirus and its many implications for our lives.
For many who gather at worship, the habits of a religious service are ingrained in our earliest memories. This offers a challenge for many of us as we seek to behave differently, to remain six feet apart, to refrain from hand-shaking or singing. Be gentle with yourself and one another as we learn new patterns for worshiping together safely, and if someone is not wearing a mask, you might say: “Mask on, please.” Or if they are coming very close to you and you feel uncomfortable, you might say: “Six feet away, please.” This is something we have become accustomed to in the grocery store, and yet we have not yet practiced these patterns in our worship services.
Register for worship
Register here to attend a worship service. The size of the in-person congregation is limited by local and state regulations designed to protect people from community-spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Registration allow us to maintain records of attendees for contact tracing purposes. When you sign up for a worship service, you are agreeing to abide by the Diocesan Covenant for Regathering and other expectations described in this e-mail. Click here to read the Diocesan Covenant for Regathering. If you will be participating in worship and remaining in your vehicle, you do not need to sign up. If listening from a vehicle, you may want to access the Facebook Live feed for better audio.
Please utilize online worship opportunities (rather than in-person offerings) if you or someone in your household is unwell, or has been in contact with a person who is unwell.
While you may wear anything from picnic clothes to your Sunday best, all worshipers aged 3 and older MUST WEAR A MASK at all times.
Currently, we are offering Holy Eucharist at our services.
Please pick up worship bulletins for your household members as you enter, and take them home with you. You may access Sunday bulletins via Facebook, and the bulletin for each coming Sunday will also be available in the weekly Thursday e-news.
We will enjoy listening to music as usual at this time. Congregational singing is permitted.