Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    Evensong for All Saints’ Sunday
    November 2, 2014, at 6:00p.m.
    Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Choral Evensong on Sunday, November 2 at 6:00pm. The choir will sing music of Ayleward, Gritton, Harris, and others, accompanied by guest organist Dwight Thomas. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Please join us for this festive service, which has become an annual tradition. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

    Vineyard Holidays: Beaujolais, Nouveau and Not So
    Join St. Andrew’s wine lovers to toast the first holiday of the season; the annual releases of Beaujolais nouveau.  The first wine of France’s 2014 vintage will be released on November 20th. On Friday, November 21st, at 7:00pm on the 6th floor of the Parish Hall, we’ll taste some of the very young 2014’s with Chris Sherman  and also explore the many other beautiful wines Beaujolais makes when it ages.
    It is the best value in affordable red wines from France and goes perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey and other holiday meals. 

    ANNUAL TURKEY PACK COMING SOON!
    Saturday, November 22 10:00am
    See the shopping list in this Sunday’s bulletin!
    Please buy exactly what’s on the list so all boxes
    are the same… Your donations are appreciated!

    Thanksgiving Day Service Choral Eucharist
    Thursday, November 27 — 10:00 a.m.
    A wonderful day of the year to give thanks to our God!

A Message from Father Reese

Rev. John Reese

Welcome to Saint Andrew’s website. I am glad that you have discovered us in cyberspace and invite you to come and see what we have to offer. We are a diverse group of Episcopalians who live in all parts of Tampa, ranging far and wide from South Tampa to Westchase to Wesley Chapel to Valrico. We come together in downtown Tampa to worship God in the beauty of holiness in a lovely, historic Spanish mission-style structure (built c. 1904).

While having a variety of theological viewpoints, we enjoy traditional worship according to the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. At Saint Andrew’s we strive to do liturgy decently, reverently, and in order, as Saint Paul directed. Our music program is second to none and we uphold the great Anglican choral tradition. We offer many educational opportunities for everyone, from Sunday School for all ages to youth groups to Tuesday night and Thursday morning adult classes. We place much emphasis on outreach. Being a downtown church, we are well aware of the many homeless and transients in our immediate vicinity and seek to reach out to them. For example, we distribute free bag lunches to 50 people every day, Monday through Friday.

We seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, learning, and service. I invite you to come and visit us on a Sunday morning. I trust that you will find Saint Andrew’s to be a place of hope, healing, and hospitality in the midst of downtown Tampa.

Yours in Christ,
Father John Reese's Signature
The Rev’d John Reese