Red Wagon Ministry
Fill 'er up every Sunday! We're talking about you placing canned foods and non-perishable food items in the Radio Flyer Red Wagon located at the back of the Nave. St. Andrew's youth present the food at the altar every Sunday during the 10:00am service. Donations are then taken to the Lawton Salvation Army to aid their outstanding daily "food kitchen." So, pick one Sunday each month (or more often) and make that your special Sunday to bring food items to fill the Red Wagon. Help hundreds of our neighbors eat a little healthier and get St. Andrew's youth involved in an important community service.
Persons fifth grade and older serve as attendants to the clergy at the altar in this act of service and stewardship. Acolytes assist in worship by carrying the processional cross or crucifix, lighting and extinguishing candles, holding a torch at the reading of the gospel, and helping with the presentation of the bread, wine, and gifts of the people.
Christian Education for All Ages
You'll find Christian Development opportunities for adults of all ages at St. Andrew's. From Adult Study Groups, Weekly Book Review Discussion Groups, Wednesday's @ St. Andrew's Education for Ministry (EFM), and Cursillo.
Your time and talents are always welcomed on one of St. Andrew's many committees. Choose from music, facilities, parish life, Christian development, communications and many more.
More than 25 St. Andrew's members have participated in this short weekend course on Christianity. If you would like to learn more about Cursillo or wish to join a Fourth Day Discussion Group, please contact the church office, any clergy member or either warden.
Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers assist the the clergy by administering the chalice during communion as well as leading the Psalm. Lectors read the apostle Epistle at each service.
Take the consecrated bread and wine to those who are homebound. Prerequisities include special training and confirmation.
St. John's Feeding Ministry
This ministry may just suit your taste. Teams of St. Andrew's volunteer cooks prepare luncheon meals, from scratch, every second full week of each month at St. John's Baptist Church in Lawton. Each team, (five to seven members) prepares their lunch from concept to completion, menu preparation, purchase of ingredients, and of course cooking and serving the meals to any and all who are hungry. Typically each St. Andrew's team prepares and serves between 80 and 130 persons.
Blessing of the Animals
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church has their annual Blessing of the Animals on or near October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy during the 12th Century. During his life, he was particularly fond of animals. We celebrate his love of animals with the Blessing of the Animals.
Lenten Suppers and Programs
On Wednesdays, following the 5:30pm service during the Lenten season, a simple supper of a variety of soups, bread, and cheese. A short Lenten program is presented during the supper hour.