2018 Parish Retreat at Camp Allen

Come Away to the Piney Woods!

Friday evening, February 2 - Sunday morning, February 4, 2018

Space is limited so register early! To register, complete the form below and drop in the alms basin. In the memo line of your check, please write “Parish Retreat”.  Or mail to St. Andrew’s, 1811 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008.  Registration is not complete without payment.

Questions? Contact Lisa Puccio

Weekend rate is $65 for adults and $25 for children under age 18 for campsite accommodations or $265 for each hotel room. Rates cover all meals and activities.

Day visitors on Saturday: $25 (adults) and $15 (children)

Return this form with payment.

The Rev. Alex Montes, retreat leader and speaker  

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Camp Allen, operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is 62 miles from St. Andrew's parking lot, located near Navasota. The facility is approximately a one-hour drive from Houston. For more information about Camp Allen.

We will be staying in climate controlled cabins at Campsite #3.  Each cabin sleeps up to ten people and can be shared by families and friends. Bath facilities are steps away on the ground level and shared by gender.  Retreat attendees will need to bring bedding, pillows, toiletries, and towels.



5:00 Arrive/Social Hour

6:00 Chili Cook Off Contest

7:30 Compline


8:00 Breakfast

10:00-11:30 Speaker, The Rev. Alex Montes, camp activities for youth & children

12:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Adult discussion with Alex Montes, youth meet-up and games, nature stories & crafts for children

3:00 Optional Camp Allen activities (giant swing, canoeing, nature walk)/free time

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Hayride, campfire, s’mores and camp songs


8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Eucharist by the lake

10:00 Clean up and head out

Return this form with payment.


Bishops are Coming to St. Andrew's

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher will visit and confirm at the 10:30 AM service, and at the 2 PM Rhythms of Grace service the Rt. Rev. Hector Monterosso will visit and confirm. The Daughters of the King will host receptions in the parish hall following both services. We are pleased to welcome both bishops to St. Andrew's on October 1.

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Upcoming Events for September

Sock Drop!  The Daughters of the King are collecting new socks for the needy in our area.  Drop the socks in the donation boxes around the church building.  September 10 is the deadline for socks!

The Cloud of Unknowing - Spiritual Reading Group’s Book

 The Spiritual Reading Group will be covering the anonymous 14th century spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing. We invite you to read and then join our discussion of chapters 1-39, on Monday, September 11, at 6:30, in St. Andrew’s House.  If you are unable to attend in the evenings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page for the SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

August 2017

Work the Lot on White Linen Night August 5

The annual White Linen Night In the Heights will take place Saturday, August 5 and much of the fun will take place right on 19th Street. St. Andrew’s will once again provide parking for attendees to raise funds for the church and school. This is easy volunteer duty, simply bring a lawn chair and a cool beverage and donate an hour or two of your time. Volunteers are needed to staff the lot from 4-8 pm. This is a great way to raise funds for our ministries and get to know your fellow parishioners. If you would like to help, please contact richard.quarles@am.jll.com or 832-788-1443 or contact the church office at 713-861-5596.

Join Integrity Eucharist August 18

Integrity Houston will host Eucharist and a potluck dinner at 7 pm on Friday, August 18 at the Golding Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral. Bring friends and a dish and join together in the breaking of the bread. Together we can bring about the full inclusion of LGBTQIA folks within the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Texas and across the nation. For more information, contact SWayne Mathis at 832-630-0651 or mathistribe@mindspring.com

Take the Hidden Crosses Photo Challenge

God is everywhere and so are crosses. They remind us that we never stray from God’s love. This summer, be aware of the symbol of the cross in hidden places. Snap a photo and send it to lpuccio@saecheights.org before August 15 to be included in an online and in-house exhibit on August 20.

Get Ready for Rally Day!

Please plan to join us Sunday, August 20 for our annual Rally Day Ministry Fair. We will showcase our ministries along with the many ways you can be involved in growing the St. Andrew’s community.

This year, our ministry tables will be organized into the following categories, which align with our Visioning goals:

·         Welcome and Embrace

·         Following God into the Community

·         Worship and Spiritual Growth

·         Children and Youth

·         Facilities Plan

Come upstairs to the Parish Hall after the 8:30 and 10:30 am services to see the many opportunities available to you at St. Andrew’s. A special surprise will be given to everyone who comes to the Rally Day Fair, so don’t miss the fun, fellowship and gifts!

Learn with Monthly Outreach Tours

Our next tour to Lord of the Streets (LOTS) is scheduled for August 24 at 11 am. We look forward to learning about the many opportunities LOTS has for the at-risk community. Everyone is invited to join us for outreach tours – usually scheduled mid-morning during the week. Look for more news on our tour schedule in the weekly emails and blue inserts in Sunday’s service bulletins. For further information, please contact Trish Mehrkam at trish.mehrkam@saecheights.org or call 713-861-5596.

Serve at Food Pantry August 26

Help us serve the hungry in our community on Saturday, August 26 as we volunteer at the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp. We gather at 9:30 am and serve until noon. Volunteers help register clients, stock shelves, prepare bags of food and assist where needed. All ages and abilities are welcome—and there’s no need to sign up in advance. Just show up and lend a hand!

Blessing of the Backpacks August 27, 10:30 am and 2 pm.  Bring your backpacks and your friends!

Daughters of the King meeting August 27

It is time to start preparing for the DOK Advent booklet. At Rally Day on August 20, we will provide instructions to help writers and artists with their booklet submissions. Perhaps in 2017, your thoughts or artwork will be part of our shared Advent journey. The booklet takes a team but is worth every minute as the parish enjoys a day-to-day journey to the birth of Christ. 

Our meetings are the 4th Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm in St. Andrew’s House. This is your personal invitation to visit, and remember those that wear the silver cross are living into the oath of a Daughter of the King and are happy to answer your questions.

Sunday Morning Education

On August 6 classes for all ages will take a summer break. On August 13 we share Second Sunday Breakfast at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. All are invited to Rally Day on August 20 and to join us as we kick off the fall program year on August 27.

Adult Ed - Faith Matters

On August 27, Carly Brown, Megan Gibbs and Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis begin a teaching series on the book Toxic Charity.  As the congregation prepares to live more deeply into its vision and strategic plan, this resource may increase our competency for crossing lines of cultural difference while highlighting healthy ways to do outreach and community service.

Parlor Youth

Sunday Education Hour classes begin on August 27. If you have any question or suggestions, please contact Liz Luna at youth@saecheights.org.


Classes for children in PreK through 4th grade resume on August 27 when we kick off the year in our Godly Play and Creative Space classrooms. In Sunday school, children learn the stories of our faith and the importance of community. This year 5th graders are welcome to continue with Surrounded By the Story or move up to The Parlor youth community. Stop by the information table at Rally Day to learn more, or contact Lisa Puccio at lpuccio@saecheights.org.

July, 2017

·         July 9 - 2nd Sunday Breakfast at 9:15 in the Parish Hall

·         July 18 - Pink Iftar (rescheduled) at Christ Church Cathedral, contact Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis for more information 

·         July 21 – Integrity Houston Eucharist/Potluck Dinner/ Meeting 7-9:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral

·         July 24 - 4th Saturday Volunteer Day at the Heights Interfaith Food Pantry

Looking Ahead

·         August 20 - Rally Day Ministry Fair at 9:30 and 11:30 in the Parish Hall

·         August 27 – Fall Education Hour programs for all ages begin at 9:30 on the second floor, Blessing of the Backpacks and Teacher Commissioning at the 10:30 am service

Introducing a Moveable Feast

Wishing you could get to know your fellow parishioners better? Sign up for a Moveable Feast dinner group beginning this fall. Dinner group members volunteer to host or co-host in their home or park or church venue and provide a main course; members bring other items. The dinners may be formal or informal – china or paper, indoors or out. Each group decides on the dinner dates and venue. The point is fun and fellowship, not fancy food or fuss for the hosts.  

Have children?  Please let us know if you prefer to bring them with you so that we can arrange a compatible group.  

There will be a fun kick-off event in September so group members can meet each other.  

You can sign up at the Ministry Fair on Rally Day August 20 or email moveablefeastsaec@gmail.com, or call the church office at 713-861-5596.   Please register so groups can be organized before the September kick-off.  If you have questions, please speak to one of the members of the Steering Committee:  DeAnna Bosch, Pat Caver, Vesta Eidman, Sarah Godwin, Terri Hoever, and Kay Lynn Jenkins. 

Summer with the Saints

In July Summer with the Saints continues for children in preschool through 5th grade as we learn about Saints Kateri, Mary Magdelene and Joachim. Children and parents are invited to the 9:30 Sunday Education Hour class in the 2nd floor classrooms on July 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Integrity Houston is having our monthly Eucharist/potluck dinner and meeting on July 21st 7-9pm. Golding Chapel, Christ Church Cathedral. Thanks, SWayne Mathis 832 630 0651 


June, 2017

June 30 The Rev. Bill Miller book tour comes to St. andrew's

A little more about Nawiliwili Nelson: The Last Howlelujah Tour: Wili’s Barket List  

Author and priest William “Bill” Miller seems to have a knack for attracting critters with interesting tales (tails?).  His first dog, Sam Houston, an 82 lb. Airedale in Austin, Texas, survived a house fire as a puppy and went on to become famous as the “Fearless Earless Airedale!”  Sam provided inspiration for Father Bill’s first book, The Gospel According to Sam: Animal Stories for the Soul.  The author has shared Sam’s gospel around the world.

Twelve years ago, the author accepted a call to the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii, where within a few months he crossed paws (and paths) with his rescue critter, Nawiliwili Nelson. Nelson is named for a pub and port in Kauai, as well as the famed Country-Western singer in his home state of Texas. “He’s half-Hawaiian and half-Texan,” Miller says, “although according to Yogi Berra’s math, he is also now half-Louisianian.” 

Wili, as the mutt is called, found his own acclaim with a featured story in Miller’s second book, The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth about Lager, Loving and Living.  Wili’s adventures and inadvertent spiritual insights are captured in a story devoted entirely to him and titled, “My Wili.”

Back in November 2017, Wili was diagnosed with cancer and given as little as 3 months to live. After surgery, chemotherapy, some natural treatments including herbs, a new healthy diet, not to mention lots of love from his Master, Wili is still alive and wagging some 8 months later. Miller and Wili are embarking on a “Barket List” tour together, from New Orleans to Las Vegas, in July. In addition to enjoying time together on the road, as well as barbeque at each stop (Wili’s favorite) and meeting up with special people and critters along the way, the author and his dog will be sharing favorite stories about the connection between critters and their humans.  They will also share stories about Miller’s two other rescues, Sinbad and Lili. Sinbad’s story is inspiring in its own right, as Sinbad, scheduled to be put down on Good Friday, found new life on Easter. Lili, a pit bull originally from Las Vegas, found her way to New Orleans, where she became the latest addition to the family. On the tour, Miller will share the gospel according to Sam, Sinbad, Lili and Wili. They’ll be autographing (and pawtographing) Miller’s two books, speaking in churches, bookstores and brewerie.  At many of their stops they will be raising funds for animal rescue organizations.

Celebrate Pentecost June 4

The festival Eucharist of Pentecost has layered imagery and associations; fire, tongues, multiculturalism, spiritual gifts for understanding, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the consecration of the church for healing acts. On Pentecost Sunday at 10:30 am, we will highlight such themes with a Eucharist service that will be both familiar and unfamiliar.  What we have added are opening prayers from the Episcopal and Methodist priestly ordination rites along with Pentecost prayer language from the New Zealand Prayer Book of the Anglican tradition. The remainder of the service, including the Eucharistic prayer, should feel familiar as most of it comes directly from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Why do this? Won’t it be disruptive? While it will likely feel disruptive to some, it will also feel renewing to others. As we live into St. Andrew’s commitment to the Episcopal tradition, we seek discrete opportunities to complement our regular habits with the occasional alternative experience. A desire to explore variety in worship surfaced in our parish visioning process. By periodically trying something new, we may identify additional ways of praying that energize us for ministry. The 8:30 am and 2 pm services will have no alterations on Pentecost Sunday, and it is appropriate at any hour to wear red! Enjoy the day!

Party with Newcomers June 6

The Newcomer Committee invites all newcomers and their families (and any old-timers who feel like newcomers) to an open house at the home of Rev. Jimmy and Marla Grace. Come meet, mingle and make connections!

Tuesday, June 6, 6-8 pm

1643 Arlington

RSVP by June 2 to Martha Gallagher

281-501-2294 or mgg0413@gmail.com

rescheduled for July 18 - Women Invited to Pink Iftar Dinner

Presented by the Hines Center and Women’s Interfaith Table of Houston (WITH), the 5th Annual Pink Iftar is the only program of its kind in Houston. Women of Muslim faith backgrounds gather with women of other faith traditions to enjoy a wonderful meal and break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. This year’s event is Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets are available at hinescenter.org and are $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight.

Serve at Lord of the Streets June 11

As a supporting parish of Lord of the Streets (LOTS) Episcopal Church, we are privileged to help with breakfast service to the homeless throughout the year. It is an honor and one of the most fulfilling services you can perform. Our next opportunity to serve breakfast will be Sunday, June 11. Volunteers meet at Trinity Episcopal Church (1015 Holman Street at Main Street) from 7-9 am. Free parking is available in the lot on Holman, across from Trinity Church.

For more than 25 years, LOTS has been an integral part of outreach and support to the homeless community in Houston. In 2015, St. Andrew’s became a supporting parish of LOTS and is making an impact in helping bring hope to Houston’s disadvantaged. There are many ways that members of St. Andrew’s can help support LOTS and its vital mission. There are daily volunteer activities that we, along with a dedicated group of volunteers and lay pastoral ministers from around the Diocese, can support. For more information on LOTS, the daily volunteer opportunities, or to sign up for the next LOTS Breakfast Service, please contact Bruce Banta at banta.bruce@gmail.com or 713-805-0065.

2nd Sunday Breakfast is Served June 11

The Second Sunday Breakfast Crew will be in the kitchen Sunday, June 11, serving a hot, home-cooked breakfast at 9:30 am. All are invited to stop in for a delicious meal and enjoy some fabulous fellowship along with your great food. The meal is free, but donations are welcome and very much appreciated by our hard-working cooks.

Discuss Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality June 12

The Spiritual Reading Group had a wonderful discussion of Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, by Richard Rohr, in May, and we invite you to read and discuss the next few chapters with us. In this book, Richard Rohr looks at the development of some of Scripture’s central themes, and how this development impacts on individuality and church spirituality today. We will discuss chapters 5-7 on Monday, June 12, at 6:30 pm in St. Andrew's House. If you are unable to attend in the evenings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

Tour Memorial Area Ministries June 15

As a way to inform our Outreach ministry, we are touring area shelters, service agencies and food banks to which we refer people who are served by our sack lunch program. On Thursday, June 15 at 10 am, join us for a tour of Memorial Area Ministries (MAM).  We will meet at St. Andrew’s House at 9:30 am and drive together or in caravan. Visit www.maministries.org to learn more about MAM, and please let Trish Mehrkam know if you would like to join the tour at trish.mehrkam@saecheights.org or 713-861-5596.

Ushers Training June 17

Anyone interested in becoming an usher or anyone needing a refresher course are invited to attend a training session Saturday June 17, 2017 at 10 am in the church. The training will include a hands-on walkthrough of the procedures we follow to assist in each service at St. Andrew’s.

In addition, all ushers, new and not so new, are encouraged to join us for a safety course, facilitated by Steve Oprea. Breakfast will be served prior to the training in the Parish Hall.

Ushers serve one Sunday a month, and joining this ministry is a great way to get to know other parishioners. If you are interested in serving, please contact Diana Burton at garydiana@att.net or  281-468-2154.

Join Us for Father’s Day on June 18

All are invited to celebrate Father’s Day on June 18 during coffee time hosted by a number of our St. Andrew’s dads. Richard Quarles, Walt Cameron, Ben Gibbs, Jimmy Grace, John Alexander and others will share their favorite “dad” dishes. Come for the cheese enchiladas and stay for the shrimp, pulled pork sliders, cole slaw and cold beverages! Join us in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 am service.

Volunteer at Food Pantry June 24

St. Andrew’s volunteers at the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp, on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to noon. Volunteers help register clients, stock shelves, prepare bags and baskets, and assist with other duties as needed. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in this fellowship and service to our neighbors in need. There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just show up and lend a hand!

Join Integrity for Houston Pride June 24

Integrity Houston invites everyone to join us on June 24 for our Houston Pride activities as we take the News of God's all inclusive love into the streets of downtown.  The Festival Street Eucharist is at 7:45 pm and the Pride Parade kicks off at 8:30 pm.  Float decorating will begin on site at approximately 630 pm. Any help will be most appreciated! The exact location and parking information has yet to be decided, so please contact SWayne Mathis 832-630-0651 to stay updated.

You're Invited to DOK June 25

Are you still thinking Daughters of the King (DOK) may be for me? We hope so and welcome your visit at our meetings. What is a Daughter? She is a member of St. Andrew's that seeks to reflect her love of Christ through prayer and service. We pray daily, gather monthly and serve in many ways. We wear the cross as an outward symbol of our sacred pledge. New members prepare to join the Order through attendance at monthly meetings and special classes. The classes are also for member renewal. Please contact Cathey Harrison at catheyph@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in joining these classes. 

We will meet on Sunday, June 25, at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew’s House. In addition to regular prayer and reflection, we will host Donna Fruge’, executive director and founder of The Summerhouse. She will share the story of this community for young adults with intellectual disabilities. that enriches the life of St. Andrew’s. In addition, we are starting our multi-month service project and we would love for you to join us. We will offer a Sunday school class this summer to help writers and artists with their booklet submissions for the DOK Advent booklet. We hope that  you will share you thoughts or artwork.  The booklet takes a team but it is worth every minute as the parish enjoys a day-to-day journey to the birth of Christ.

Save the Date!

Laundry Love July 9

Please join Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis on July 9 as she celebrates a Spanish language Eucharist at Timber Oaks Wash and Dry (26724 I-45, Spring TX) at noon. Carissa will serve as a supply priest for St. Isidore’s, a missionary community of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. St. Andrew’s parishioner, Angela Beeson has already ministered as part of St. Isidore’s Laundry Love team and will assist Carissa in worship. Laundry Love is an opportunity for free fellowship, food, haircuts, physician consultation and laundry for all present. Some of us will serve. Others will be served. Laundry Love is a no strings attached ministry model. Speak with Carissa or contact her at cbaldwin-mcginnis@saecheights.org to learn more.

May 2017

Discuss Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality May 8

The Spiritual Reading Group invites you to read and discuss Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, by Richard Rohr. In this book, Richard Rohr looks at the development of some of Scripture’s central themes, and how this development impacts on individuality and church spirituality today. We will discuss the first half of this book - up through Chapter 4, on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 pm, in St. Andrew's House. If you are unable to attend meetings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

RSVP to Party with Newcomers June 6!

The Newcomer Committee invites all newcomers and their families (and any old-timers who feel like newcomers) to an open house at the home of Rev. Jimmy and Marla Grace. Come meet, mingle and make connections!

Tuesday, June 6, 6-8 pm

RSVP by June 2 to Martha Gallagher

Batter Up May 19

Join the fun as St. Andrew’s helps cheer on the home team against the AL Champion Cleveland Indians at Episcopal Night at the Astros on Friday May 19. PJ Arendt-Ford is coordinating our group and will purchase tickets for those interested – tickets on the 3rd level are $26 each. If you are interested,

contact PJ Arendt-Ford.  In addition, Christ Church Cathedral will host a free hot dog cookout from 5 to 6:30 pm before the game. Parking is available in the garage on San Jacinto St. across from the Cathedral as well.

Celebrate the Ascension May 25

The Feast of the Ascension marks the 40th day of the Easter season and commemorates Jesus’ bodily ascension into heaven. One of the oldest Christian feasts, references to celebrations of and vigils for Ascension can be traced to the 4th-century.

St. Andrew’s will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, one of the Principal Feasts of the Anglican Communion, with Holy Eucharist at 7 pm on Thursday, May 25. The choir of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church will join the St. Andrew’s choir for the service and will sing some of the exciting music written specifically for this feast. The Reverend Rob Price, rector of St. Dunstan’s, will preach and there will be incense.

Volunteer at Food Pantry May 27

St. Andrew’s provides a team of volunteers for the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp, on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to noon. Volunteers help register clients, stock shelves, prepare bags and baskets, and assist with other duties as needed. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in this fellowship and service to our neighbors in need. There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just show up and lend a hand.

April 2017

Make Palm Crosses April 8

The Altar Guild needs a bit of help making palm crosses for our Palm Sunday observance. Join the fun in the Parish Hall on Saturday, April 8 at 10 am – there will be snacks, drinks (mimosas are a strong possibility) and plenty of palms. No special skills required – you’ll be shown just what you need to do. Questions? Contact Susan Kelly.

Join Us for Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, April 9

8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 with Passion Reading

10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Passion Reading, Incense, Choristers and St. Andrew's Choir

2 pm Rhythms of Grace

Worship in the Parish Hall for all ages and abilities

Spiritual Reading Group, April 10

The Spiritual Reading Group invites you to finish reading with us City of God, Faith in the Streets, by Sara Miles. This book details Sara's reflections and experiences distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday in the crowded streets of San Francisco. Sara is reflecting from a specifically Episcopalian perspective and, throughout the book, she describes her experiences with The Rev. Paul Fromberg, former rector of St. Andrew’s and current rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa, in San Francisco. We will discuss this book (page 95 to the end) on Monday, April 10, at 6:30 pm, in St. Andrew's House. If you are unable to attend meetings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

Maundy Thursday, April 13

7 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Foot Washing, Incense, Stripping of the Altar and St. Andrew's Choir

Celebrate the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist in this beautiful service that begins in light and joy and ends in darkness with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

Good Friday, April 14

11 am Stations of the Cross

Recount the path Jesus trod from his condemnation to his body laid in the tomb in this solemn service. Instrumental reflections and music from Taizé accompany each station.

Noon Proper Liturgy for Good Friday with Incense

The reading of the Passion and the presentation of the cross along with hymns and chants

7 pm The Good Friday Project

A unique blend of performance and liturgy, this service features five artistic and musical responses to the Crucifixion, each led by parishioners.

Easter Day, April 16

6 am The Great Vigil of Easter

The first official celebration of the resurrection, held in the darkness before sunrise, includes St. Andrew’s Choir and Holy Eucharist.

8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

9:30 am Flowering of the Cross, Front Lawn, and Brunch, hosted by the Vestry, Parish Hall

10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Incense and the St. Andrew's Choir

Children are invited to bring baskets for our annual Egg Hunt after the service.

2 pm Rhythms of Grace

Worship in the Parish Hall for all ages and abilities

Integrity Houston Eucharist April 21

All are invited to participate in Holy Eucharist and a potluck dinner with Integrity Houston on Friday, April 21, 7-9 pm at Christ Church Cathedral’s Golding Chapel, 1117 Texas Avenue. Integrity Houston is part of a national organization that promotes full inclusion for LGBTQIA individuals and their allies in the Episcopal Church. All are welcome. If you’d like to learn more, contact SWayne Mathis or join the group on April 21.

Spring Bazaar April 22

St. Andrew’s will host the Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 3 pm, showcasing close to 50 artists, crafters and specialty vendors. The Bazaar is a great opportunity to find unique gifts for yourself or someone else—and is an important fundraiser for the parish. The event will include a wide range of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items, some event created by our own parishioners. Admission is FREE, and all are invited to stop, shop and check out all the wonderful offerings. Bring your friends, neighbors, and family!  To volunteer, contact Bazaar Chair Steve Runner.

DOK meeting April 23

April 23, Prayer and service are the cornerstones of the Daughters of the King (DOK) Order. Women interested in joining DOK may contact Cathey Harrison or talk with any woman wearing the DOK silver cross. All members are happy to answer any questions.  St. Andrew’s DOK meets every 4th Sunday, (this month April ‪23), at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew's House.  

Volunteer at Food Pantry April 22

The Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp, is open for clients from 5-7 pm on Thursdays and 10 am – noon on Saturdays. St. Andrew’s provides a team of volunteers on the fourth Saturday of each month—helping register clients, stocking shelves, preparing bags and baskets, and assisting with other duties as needed. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join in this fellowship and service to our neighbors in need.

Support SAES Run for the Roses April 29

13th Annual Gala for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - Saturday, April 29 at Down House, 1801 Yale

Think big hats and bowties for the 2017 SAES Gala, Run for the Roses. This Kentucky Derby themed event is the school’s only major fundraiser, and proceeds directly support the school’s operating budget, creating an ever more enriching Montessori environment for the children. The event will be fun for all and feature a number of great, must-have auction items. Attendees enjoy dinner, drinks, along with the live and silent auctions. Even if you cannot attend in person, you can participate by bidding online from the comfort of your own home. Check the flyer in this issue for more details about how to get your tickets and get ready for a great evening at the races!

For more details, visit www.biddingforgood.com/saesintheheights and for more information, contact the Gala committee

Save the Date!

Episcopal Night at the Astros

7 pm Friday, May 19

For ticket information, contact PJ Arendt-Ford.