Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

    Tuesday, February 9

    5:30pm       Holy Eucharist, Children’s Chapel

    6:00pm       Pancake Supper in Parish Hall

    6:30pm       Program

    Ash Wednesday, February 10

    Service times at St. Andrew’s:

    7:30am  -   12:10pm  -   7:00pm

     

    Tuesday Evening Lenten Series

    A Brief Overview of Islam

    What is the origin of Islam? Who was Mohammad? What does the Koran say? What are the required practices of Muslims? What is Jihad?

    For six Tuesdays in the season of Lent (February 9, 16, 23, & March 1, 8, 15 ) we will have Holy Eucharist in the Children’s Chapel at 5:30pm,  followed by a pot-luck supper at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall and the Lenten program from 6:30 to 7:30pm.  Fr. Ed Rich will present a short course on Islam. We will gain an historical perspective, consider the relationship among the three great monotheistic religions, the spread of Islam from a tiny desert village in Saudi Arabia to a world-wide religion, touch briefly on the Crusades, the Barbary Pirates, and the recent events in the Middle East, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Muslim migration into Europe. At the end of each class there will be time for questions. Please join Fr. Rich for this series on a very timely issue. (Alicia Schmid will lead a program for children on the 6th floor each week during Fr. Rich’s presentation.)

     

    5:30pm            Holy Communion, Children’s Chapel

    6:00pm            Potluck Supper, Parish Hall

    6:30pm            Lenten Series Program

    February 9       Youth Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

    February 16     Sponsored by St. Andrew’s Vestry: Ham and Turkey dinner

    February 23     Sponsored by Daughters of the King: Chicken with yellow rice dinner

    March 1           Sponsored by Men’s Prayer Breakfast

    March 8           Sponsored by the Outreach Committee

    March 15         Sponsored by the Ladies of the Altar Guild

    Sponsors will provide main meal, we ask that you bring a dish to pass.

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