Welcome to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Our Mission:

"Sharing Our Faith - Welcoming and Serving Others"

Diocesan Pilgrimage has Begun!

            On the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) Bishop Rowe has called us to a year of introspection, conversation and action which he names “Pilgrimage”.  It is a pilgrimage in the sense that the Celtic Church understood it---to go away from your familiar place and seek God in the uncertain, strange and foreign place.  What does this mean?  Well, first it means we do not have a prescribed destination.  The Church in the West had “sites” to which pilgrims would go to purge themselves from worldly baggage that interfered with their experience of God.  Sites such as Lourdes, Santiago Compostela, and other sites which traditionally had basilicas that held the relics of Our Lord and the saints were common destinations.  The Celts approached it differently.  If St. Brendan can be seen as a model of this, a pilgrim would set sail in a coracle or very small one man boat and see where the sea took him/her, seeking holy moments on the journey and holy people wherever they landed. 

 

            This is all to say that our Diocesan Pilgrimage does not have a prescribed destination, but the journey is the destination.  Over the next year we will be asked to reflect on aspects of our life as Episcopalian Christians in Northeast Pennsylvania.  The Rector has appointed Colette Shepherd and Liza Holzinger as “shepherds” with him to lead us in this journey at St. Andrew’s and to make us aware of resources for our own reflection and action.  Our Rector is leading a small Diocesan planning group to provide Lenten resources for the parishes of our diocese in this endeavor.

 

            The Bishop has produced a short video on this which can be accessed on the web site or on the Facebook page of St. Andrew’s.  There is also more information on the Diocesan web site.  Stay tuned for more…

 

And here are the links to the Video by Bishop Sean and the Diocesan Blog on the matter:

 

Video  

 

Diocesan Resource Blog  

 

Pilgrimage Information 

 

Peace,

 

Scott+

Collect of Pilgrimage

God of Journeys, as you led and nourished your ancient people through the wilderness, give us the courage to set off on pilgrimage to seek the forms and styles of life and ministry you have prepared for us. You call us to leave familiar things behind and leave our comfort zone. Guide our footsteps, open our eyes to new experiences, open our ears to hear you speak to us, touch our imaginations and clear our vision that we may become the people you would have us be. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who travels always with us. Amen

Homeless Sheltering has begun

The homeless shelter for our guests began on Dec. 4th. We are committed to housing the homeless on Friday nights through March.  Volunteers are needed in so many areas that we need everyone’s help! 

 

 

Check the sign-up sheets on the Church Bulletin Board.  This year Christmas day is on a Friday. What a blessing for all involved!

Cindy Bowlby

 

Dates to Remember

 

february

 

Groundhog Day, Tuesday, 2nd

Vestry Retreat, Saturday, 6th

Shrove Tuesday, 9th

Ash Wednesday, 10th, 12:05 pm & 7:30 pm

Valentine’s Day, Sunday, 14th

President’s Day, Monday, 15th

 

march

 

Palm Sunday, 20th, 8 am & 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday, 24th, 7:30 pm

Good Friday, 25th, 12:05 pm

Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday, 26th, 8 pm

Easter, Sunday, 27th, 10:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to find out more!

 

A Welcome Message from our Rector:

 

Dear Friend,

 

Thank you for visiting the web site of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Allentown, PA.  I want to welcome you to this site wherever on life’s path you may be.  Hopefully within these pages you will get a glimpse of our faith community and what it may offer you on your own spiritual path and journey.

 

We are a diverse community and worship together as a family in all of our differences and variety. Our worship is typically Anglican and each week we gather to celebrate the Lord’s Supper at 8AM and 10:30AM on Sundays.  

 

If you are seeking a faith community or want to re-kindle your spiritual life, we invite you to come and walk with us.  You would be most welcome.

Peace,

(The Rev.)  T. Scott Allen      

Rector

 

Click here to go to Fr. Scott's page.

 

What We Do

Stained glass window panels in St. Andrew's Church.

The Five Marks of Mission - The Mission of the Church is the Mission of Christ

“Mission goes out from God. Mission is God’s way of loving and saving the world…” (Lambeth Conference 1998)



In 1990 the world-wide Anglican Communion established and agreed upon five elements of mission of the Church. The recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church affirmed and adopted these and recommended them for study and action in all parishes as the key statement upholding everything we do and are.

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

 

Click here to see what else we do

 

Where We Are

Holy Week services at St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is a member of the Bethlehem Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

 

Located along the border between the East side of Allentown, PA and West Bethlehem in Lehigh County's Hanover Township, our members reside throughout the Lehigh Valley.

 

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Contact Us

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

Allentown, PA 18109-3187

 

For personal assistance, please email Fr. Scott:

gambaguy@gmail.com 

 

For general inquiries, please email the Church Administrator:

saec@ptd.net

  

Phone: 610-865-3603610-865-3603

 

Or use our contact form.

Weekly Services

St. Andrew's has two services on Sunday: 8 AM and 10:30 AM

 

Lenten/ Easter Services

Ash Wednesday, 10th, 12:05 pm & 7:30 pm

Palm Sunday, 20th, 8 am & 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday, 24th, 7:30 pm

Good Friday, 25th, 12:05 pm

Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday, 26th, 8 pm

Easter, Sunday, 27th, 10:30 am

 

Christian Formation - Christian education for all ages is held on Sundays from September through May.

 

Education for all begins at 9:15AM

  

All are welcome!

Office Hours

Our office hours are from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

 

However, if you leave a message at any time, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Ministers of the Parish

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe,

Bishop Provisional

 

The Rev. T. Scott Allen,

Rector

 

The Rev. Dr. R. Jane Williams,

Assisting Priest

 

The Rev. John Marcantonio,

Assisting Priest

 

The Rev. Robert Duvall,

Assisting Priest

 

Neil Chaban

Organist/ Choir Director

 

Mark Shipman,

Chief Financial Officer

 

Marlene Yocum,

Administrative Assistant

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