weekly newsletter

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
8630 Refugee Road, Pickerington, OH


Easter lasts for fifty days: this Sunday is the third Sunday of Easter, and we hear another story of Jesus’ appearance after his resurrection. To encounter Jesus here and now, join us at church, to hear the word, to eat with him, and to connect with his body of believers.


April 14, 2024     

Holy Eucharist: Rite II @ 10:00am

Service Bulletin: 

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Sunday’s Cool !
This week will be a normal session of Sunday’s Cool during the worship service.

  Financial News:
Donation statements for the first quarter are in your mailboxes. As we have changed to a new system, please double check names and addresses as well as donations. If you have any questions, please contact amanda.james@standrewspickerington.org

Also, we now accept online donations. Visit https://standrewspickerington.com/give-online/ to set-up your account. Once you have an account, you can also update your directory information.

Easter Flowers
It’s time to take them home or plant them in the Church gardens!

Concert on April 21st, 5:00 PM
North Broadway United Methodist Church
45 E.  N. Broadway, Columbus OH 43214                               Tickets: $20.

Capriccio Jubilee Singers welcome back guest artist, mezzo soprano Anita Berry,
for a concert featuring Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass” along with a host of other pieces
by African-American composers/arrangers, including Stacey V. Gibbs, Margaret Bonds,
Adolphus Hailstork, Richard Jackson, and Carlos Simon.

(Grant sings in this choir)!  (Capriccio Jubilee)
Also another concert on Saturday, April 20th, 7 PM at Grace UMC, Washington Courthouse, OH

Palm Sunday and Good Friday Passion Inserts:
If you accidentally took yours home, please return ASAP, we keep these to use from year to year!
And ESPECIALLY if you have one of the “PARTS”.  

Leave on the back table in the Sanctuary.  No Questions asked……

From Bishop White: Discernment gatherings in April and May

April 6, 2024

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Southern Ohio,

In my first weeks as your bishop, I have been so grateful for the opportunities I have had to meet with many of you and learn about your ministries. I feel the Holy Spirit moving powerfully in our midst, and I am eager to continue learning from you so that, together, we can shape a vision for our ministry.

To jumpstart our work, I have asked Ministry Architects to facilitate six days of discernment gatherings from April 29 to May 1 and from May 6 to May 8 in locations across the diocese and on Zoom. I hope that you will attend one of the meetings so that your voice and experience can inform the future of our ministry together.

Each one-hour gathering will be led by two Ministry Architects consultants, and sessions will be capped at 15 participants to ensure everyone has a chance to be heard. By the time these gatherings are concluded, I hope that we will have gathered the wisdom of clergy, lay leaders, vestry members, staff, and church members from all parts of our diocese and all walks of life. You can find a schedule for the discernment gatherings and sign up to attend below.

I know that in the past several years, you have been asked to give your input at listening sessions and on surveys several times. I am grateful to you for your willingness to participate anew in these gatherings as we move forward into the future that God has in store for us.

I am grateful to be in ministry with you.


The Rt. Rev. Kristin Uffelman White


Discernment Gatherings

Week One

Monday April 29: Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens

Tuesday April 30: All Saints, New Albany and St. Mark’s Upper Arlington

Wednesday May 1: Procter Center 

Learn more and sign up at this link.

Week Two

Monday May 6: Redeemer, Cincinnati and Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming

Tuesday May 7: Calvary, Clifton and St. Patrick’s, Lebanon

Wednesday May 8: St. Margaret’s, Trotwood and St. Patrick’s, Dublin

Learn more and sign up at this link.


Monday April 29 at 6:30 PM (open)

Monday May 6 at 6:00 PM (clergy only)

Tuesday May 7 at 5:00 PM (youth only)

Learn more and sign up at this link.

If none of the scheduled discernment gatherings is convenient, please email Martha Whitesides to receive a survey that you may submit anonymously.


Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church is hosting its second annual Culture and Artisans Fair on Saturday May 5 from 10 am to 3 pm.
The event will feature approximately 20 artisans from all over the world, showcasing and selling their handmade items, as well as delicious food and live music, and an opportunity to interact with the artisans and hear their stories.
The Fair is being presented in partnership with CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Services) and many of the artisans will be refugees, asylum seekers and others building a new life in the Central Ohio area.
Come and explore a variety of arts and crafts from all over the world, have fun, and help us welcome and support some of our new neighbors.
The Culture and Artisans Fair is sponsored by the City of Upper Arlington’s Community Relations Innovation Small Grant Program and is part of the Community Relation Committee’s (CRC) UA Welcome Series.
Saint Mark’s is located at 2151 Dorset Road, Upper Arlington. The Fair will take place on the front lawn of church, at the corner of Dorset and Tremont Roads.  Rain or shine.

Kroger Community Rewards
You can give to St. Andrew’s just by shopping at Kroger!
Simply sign up with your Kroger account and choose St. Andrew’s as the recipient!

Here is a link to Kroger’s Instruction Page
– https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards   
(the apostrophe is not listed in their system)      MP803


Services this Week  Monday Morning Prayer 10 AM

Birthday’s & Anniversaries This Week:
April 17th          Patrice Dunn; Sue Knorr

Opportunities for dealing with Grief and Loss

Pickerington Church of the Nazarene has started a Grief Share Group that began on April 1st at 7 PM

Text Faye Angles at 614-962-3315 if interested, you may still be able to join in.

Grief & Next Steps Seminar, led by Rev. Elaine J. Sturtz,
Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd, Pickerington.
Flyers by the bulletin board in hallway.

Dear Friend in Christ,

As you read this, Episcopal Relief & Development continues our relief work in the Middle East in Gaza and the West Bank. In fact, we’re actively expanding our support.

Through our partner, the Diocese of Jerusalem, we are providing fuel and supplies to the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza, which has been performing life-saving emergency procedures, offering first aid and sheltering displaced people in northern Gaza.

If you’re in a position to do so, please support these efforts with a gift to our Middle East Fund. And keep all Al Ahli staff and patients — as well as peace in the Middle East — in your prayers.

With my deep appreciation,

— Betsy Deisroth
Vice President, Advancement

Juliet’s Journeys  
April Juliet’s Journeys   April 15th @ 5:30 PM
Little Italy Ristorante, 480 Main St. Groveport, Oh. 43215, 614-836-3056
Text or email Brenda @ 614-561-2444 or Brenda.cessna@gmail.com
If you can drive, please state that when you reply.
We will leave the church by 5pm.

In the Garden Ministry

  ITG dates for St. Andrew’s  for 2024:

April 21, May 19, July 21, Sept 8, and Dec1

Sign up sheets are up in the Narthex to volunteer to either shop for food items or go down to Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square to help prepare and serve the meals on the dates listed above.  Thanks to Steve Knorr who leads out this Ministry!

St. Andrew’s Men’s Evening Out
Come join us at Jimmy V’s Grill and Pub,
14211 E. Broad St, Reynoldsburg
(At the Corner of Summit Rd and East Broad St)
Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 PM
Dinner and Conversation.  Bring a Friend!

Knitting Ministry
Will meet on Thursday, May 2nd, from 1 to 3 PM
All are welcome!  We Crochet & Knit!!  We can teach you how!
We have yarn and needles available, no need to get your own

Upcoming Events:

Episcopal Night at the Symphony

Mark Your Calendars – EPISCOPAL NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY – Friday, May 24th

The 7th Episcopal Night at the Symphony – Friday evening, May 24, 2024
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Mozart’s Mass in C minor
Ohio Theatre – 39 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
5:30pm – Reception, bar & “heavy” hors d’oeuvres – 4th floor
7:30pm – Performance – Seats in Prime Orchestra
Reservations open in March, 2024
$60 per person for whole event or $35 per person for reception only

Reservations due no later than May 10, 2024 
Make checks payable to:
The Rev. Bruce Smith; and mail to him at 627 Yaronia Dr. N Columbus, OH 43214
Please include your e-mail address so we can contact you if we need to.
Please include the names of the other folks in your party so we can provide name tags.

You can pick up your ticket packets at the reception on the 4th floor Galbreath Pavilion.
Come in the CAPA office entrance (southeast) to the theatre NO EARLIER THAN 5:30PM.

Questions? Contact Steve Knorr at 1946srk@gmail.com or the Rev. Bruce Smith at revabs0630@gmail.com


Blessing Box Needs:
The needs continue…..
Easy to eat, cup-o-soups, raman, tuna/chicken salad kits, bags of snacks, nuts, trail mix, etc.

Please keep in mind that items in jars or cans are susceptible to both hot and cold weather!
Thanks to all the for your generous donations!!
You can leave items in the kitchen on the counter!

The box is continually emptied out right after it is filled!

Prayers New Prayer Cards are in the back-just add your requests/thanksgivings and put them in the Prayer Box on the table.  Monday Morning Prayer Warriors would love to pray for you!

Prayer Net  A group of people who pray when they are sent requests/thanksgivings.
Would you like to join them?
Please email Elaine at prayer@standrewspickerington.org.

Prayer Team during Worship
There is a “Prayer Warrior” in the Chapel in the back of the church to pray with you during Eucharist.
We need volunteers for this Ministry! 

Online book study of “The Art of Gathering” coming in May


Ministry Leaders Needed!

We need Coffee Hour Hosts; Lectors; Greeter/Ushers;  A/V Helpers and Acolytes!
“Pray-ers” to be in the Chapel during Eucharist (pray with others)
Prayerfully consider helping out with one of these Ministries.

See Pastor Sally if you are interested!  Yes, we provide Training!!

A New Directory is printed and stacked by the Mailboxes!
Please help yourself!

If you see an error in your information, please email office@standrewspickerington.orgwith the correction.
Also if we are missing your birthday or anniversary date, please email that as well.  (Month/date only)

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8630 Refugee Rd

Pickerington, OH

43147, USA





Sun: 10:00 am service followed by coffee hour

M-Th 10am - 3pm

Fri-Sat: Closed