St. Andrew's is always seeking willing parish volunteers to help with a variety of church ministries. What these ministries have in common is an opportunity to serve but all require a certain amount of time, skills and commitment. Each parishioner is encouraged to support at least one of St. Andrew's parish ministries. Service to the parish can often be a way of getting to know other parishioners and can bring great joy, even while helping with dishes after a potluck!
St. Andrew’s Book Group meets regularly to discuss a book the group has selected. Parishioners and community members are welcome to join the discussion – lively, fun, and educational--on the third Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in Pearson Hall. Contact Pat Rudloff if you are interested in participating.
On the second Wednesday of each month, parishioners and their friends gather for lunch at a local restaurant for good conversation and tasty cuisine. Currently, the group meets at Sugo’s Spaghetteria in Edwardsville at 11:30. No advance reservation is required. Just come ready to enjoy being part of this friendly group and a good meal.
ECW is the gathering of all women in the parish to express their love of God through doing His work. ECW was founded at the general convention of The Episcopal Church in 1874. Today many Episcopal parishes have an active ECW that carries out programs for the parish and community, including programs for women. St. Andrew’s ECW meets on the first Tuesday of the month. It sponsor…Read More »
Parish volunteers regularly donate time one Saturday morning each month during the growing season to care for St. Andrew’s gardens and landscaping. At least once a season the entire parish is asked to participate in a work day. Anyone who can handle a rake, dig with a shovel, pull a weed, pick up leaves or put down mulch is welcome! Contact Ken or Christa Kelley if you are interested.
All men of the parish are invited to participate in activities which serve the parish such as the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. For further information, contact Lance Greve or Ken Kelley.
Lay members of the parish, in combination with the clergy, provide support to parishioners who are shut-in or ill at home or in a hospital or care facility. These parishioners also coordinate the providing of meals during family emergencies and rides to church for those who do not have transportation. Those seeking assistance should contact Mary Caspers.