Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
Last year some folks had trouble finding the link for the "Outreach Grants" that we sponsor each year, so... I put it right up front and on the outreach page. Just click, print, fill out and return!
The Episcopal Church Welcomes YOU!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Join us for the Celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord on every Sunday in especially April through May 23rd at 10 AM!
+++++We will have in-person worship on Sundays at 10 AM following covid protocols, so come join us in-person just remember to wear a mask and socially distance from other family units. Coffee hour is still a no go, but we can visit on the lawn after the service by continuing to mask and distance ourselves. It has been a very joyful reuniting of our community both old and new! +++++
We continue to REJOICE ...
THE LORD IS RISEN
Welcome to St Andrew's Episcopal Church located in Hartwell, Georgia... the "best city by a dam site." Could that make us the "best Episcopal Church by a dam site?" That wouldn't be a bad thing, but what we'd rather want folks to say is that we are one of the friendliest and most welcoming churches around Lake Hartwell. We strive to be like "family", which many of us already feel we are. We'd love to have you come by and check us out sometime and see for yourself but we are currently under a "shelter at home" status and limited by social distancing and the number of individuals that can be gathered together in our space! We are currently LIVE STREAMING our services via Facebook and All are welcome to watch and worship with us from your own homes! Our service on Sunday is at 10 AM and the link to it is St. Andrew's Service.
Palm Sunday worship Service saw more folks coming out to join us and...
Easter Sunday we had even more come an share in the celebration!
We at St. Andrew's strive to live and share the Gospel through love, service and worship!
While growing in Christ and loving one another as a "socially distanced family" we are also in the midst of searching for our next Priest who will continue to shepherd us in the mission we have been called to as Christians in the Episcopal Church.
St. Andrew's is a vibrant and healthy parish with an average Sunday attendance of 45 before Covid 19. We are located in a beautiful recreation area of Northeast Georgia. and are within an easy commute of several universities and other metropolitan areas. We seek an inspiring, collaborative leader to serve as rector (or Priest-in-Charge.) Hartwell, is a growing community in northeast Georgia with increasing industry and businesses, recreational activities and still maintaining small town living. Hart county has a good school system and local culture making it a great place to raise a family or enjoying life as an empty nester. We have plenty of both and continue to seek ways to grow so others will want to join in the fun.
We have had a rather lengthy interim period during which the parish has established a shared leadership model, improved communication strategies. We have also improved our community involvement which we feel very strongly about continuing. St. Andrew's seeks an Episcopal priest who is committed to helping us continue our mission and ministry by leading and guiding us into the future. At the present time we have established a very healthy partnership with St. Alban's in Elberton and our next rector would serve both churches. Specific details can be found in our OTM portfolio and in our advertisement in the Episcopal Digital Network (EDN)' Clergy interested in this position need to submit materials through the Diocese of Atlanta's online application system linked here: Application for Priest-in-Charge Position
Before the pandemic we were averaging 45 at our worship services.
We have finally been allowed to open our doors as long as we can be as safe as possible with masks and social distancing and receiving the communion wafer from our priest. Above is the beginning of our Palm Sunday service which began outside with the blessing of Palms. Such a glorious day to come back together!
This was at the beginning of the pandemic when we were extremely limited and we chose to live stream through Facebook Live... we were limited to only 10 in the church.
We will continue to live stream our services so that anyone who can not, for whatever reason, can still join us via the internet. We will soon be able to broadcast through our local cable company!
Before covid 19 we were enjoying coffee hour after our Sunday service and enjoying food, fellowship and keeping up with each other in person.
We have had a really good turn out of folks who have missed the in-person option so as soon as we were able to meet in-person "outside we did so... but boy was it COLD!!! We have plenty more yard to fill!