Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church

Worship Service Online & Compass
March 12, 2023

Through Christ's Love, we are a Thankful Community building Faith, Family, and Fellowship in Service to all.
Our Affirmation of Welcome
Everyone is welcome at Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church. We seek to live our motto: "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." We gather as the people of God with all our diversity, which we value, welcome, and celebrate as gifts of God. We believe all people are of sacred worth without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, economic or family status, religion, ethnicity, or mental or physical abilities. We believe God loves everyone unconditionally.   
Upcoming Events
March 12 - March 19, 2023
Church Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 9AM-2PM 

3rd Sunday of Lent  (SPRING FORWARD)
8:00AM                Email-Recorded Worship/Compass News
10:00AM              Worship
10:15AM              Children's Sunday School
11:00AM               Fellowship Time 
4:00PM-7:00PM   Church Services - MILPVM

School Closed for Spring Break

School Closed for Spring Break

School Closed for Spring Break
1:00PM-4:00PM    Thrift Store

School Closed for Spring Break
1:00PM-4:00PM    Thrift Store
6:30PM-7:30PM    Handbell Choir
6:30PM-9:30PM     Church Services - MILPVM
7:00PM                   Annapolis District UMM Zoom Meeting

Friday: St Patrick's Day
School Closed for Spring Break

7:00AM-11:00AM   Thrift Market & Flea Market
8:00AM                   Food Pantry

Next Sunday: 4th Sunday of Lent
8:00AM                   Email-Recorded Worship/Compass News
10:00AM                 Worship Service
10:15AM                  Children's Sunday School
11:00AM                  Fellowship Time 
4:00PM-7:00PM      Church Services- MILPVM
Sunday Worship


The Scripture focus for next week, March 19, 2023, the Fourth Sunday of Lent is Psalm 110, Psalm 100, and Hebrew 7.  

Celebrate Online Recorded Worship Service - Click on the Worship Recording image to the right to view!


The option to mail your offering is still available. Our mailing address is Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church,
4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.

Thank you for continuing to support our ministry work and outreaches, especially during this unprecedented time.
Give My Offering Online


Let us join with you in prayers of concern and joy. We will get it out to our community for prayer. This will strengthen, comfort, and connect us as we write our heart's journeys, read through other's needs, and pray together to our loving and faithful God Almighty. It's our time to rise up and connect through our prayers! What a witness in itself it shall be... 
Send My Prayer Concern or Joy!
Children & Youth Ministry
Older Students:
What is fast, loud, and crunchy? A rocket chip!
Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert? Because she was stuffed!

God loves it when we’re happy and filled with joy—that’s why God brings us laughter. He gives us people and things that bring us joy and laughter, just as He did for Sarah. She thought it was funny to imagine becoming a mom when she was so old. But when Isaac was born, it was a different kind of laughter. She laughed out of joy! Sarah's story gave us much joy and laughter this week.

Younger Students:
We read some books about how God made us and what Jesus says. We talked about our wonderful eyes, listening ears, helping hands, willing feet, and loving hearts. We talked about rainbows and birds, sharing and kind words, and sharing about God
Student Prayer Praises & Concerns:
Thank You, God, for laughter and joy!
Thank You, God, for our family and friends!
Please, God, heal Grandma Donna - she had surgery.

Students joyfully tithed their service through the collection of the Offering and serving as Acolyte.
We are a Safe Sanctuaries Church with every volunteer and staff member trained and approved. For questions or more information on Safe Sanctuaries or any of these news/events, please email Christy Little at
Saint Andrew's Day School
This week, Ms. Christy began the unit on the Lord's Prayer. She taught about praise and wanting God's Will to reign in our lives. The students had lots to share when it came to their Thank You's to God and their wish lists! We will continue with this teaching when the school returns from Spring Break. Students, teachers, and families enjoyed worship, Holy Communion, and Offering.
Click on the Heron above to view the School Newsletter and all the wonderful happenings taking place!
Opportunities To Serve, Donate, & Bless


The UMW is having a Baby Shower, and all of you are invited to be a part of it by taking a colored egg from the basket and purchasing the baby item listed inside of the egg. You may even take more than one egg! Our donations will go to the United Methodist Baby Pantry and benefit needy families. Please return your donation with the colored egg to the container in the church lobby by April 2.


Mission Challenge!

FOOD PANTRY CHALLENGE We are in desperate need of stocking our Food Pantry shelves for the hungry families depending on us each month. Each week this faith family is challenged to bring in at least one specified item. Please, if you are able, participate and answer the need of His people. THE NEXT SUNDAY (For March 19): CANNED TUNA

Sign Up Now For February

As a mission ministry of Saint Andrew’s, we need people to sign up to distribute the pre-packed food bags. It can be contactless delivery. Instructions detailing the duties will be emailed shortly after sign-up. Come and see those grateful people that we are blessing as we serve God! To sign up, contact Joanne Zenker at
Sign-Up Genius

Altar Flowers

They are an expression of our love for God as well as a means of glorifying His name in all the earth (Psalm 9:9). Please consider donating to serve God in this meaningful way. The donation envelopes are located on the hall bulletin board and can be put in the offering plate.
Time:       Sunday Worship Service at 10AM
Contact:  Church Office, 410-266-0875
Position: READERS
Time:       Sunday Worship Service at 10AM
Contact:  Fred Filler, contact Church Office, 410-266-0875
Position: CASHIERS
Time:       Mon-Thu, 1PM-4PM; Sat, 7AM-11AM
Contact:  Joanne Zenker, 443-569-2290
Time:       Flexible
Contact:  Joanne Zenker, 443-569-2290
Time:       Various; Donations Anytime; Serving on third Sat, 8AM-10AM
Contact:  Joanne Zenker, 443-569-2290
Time:       Various times
Contact:  Christy Little, 443-496-0375,
News in the Pews


The Church and School facilities/buildings will be closed to all business and ministries from Monday, March 13, through Tuesday, March 14. The septic system is being repaired. If weather prevents work or there is a complication, the closure could last longer. If the closure dates are extended, another email will be sent to update our status. 


The UMW had a wonderful meeting with lots of fun! Their service project this month benefits needy families through the UMC Baby Pantry. You can be a part of this fun and beneficial Baby Shower by taking a colored egg or two and purchasing the baby item listed. Bring the item and the colored egg back and place them in the container in the Church Lobby by April 2. You will be blessing needy families!


Upcoming Lenten Study with Pastor
"Finding Jesus in the Psalms" by Barb Roose   Every Sunday @ 8:45AM

The Scripture focus for March 19, 2023, the Fourth Sunday of Lent is Psalm 110, Psalm 100, and Hebrew 7  along with chapter 4 of “Finding Jesus In the Psalms” by Barb Roose. Please read prior to  March 19, Sunday Worship Service. Everyone is welcome for the teaching and conversation!


There will be NO ADMITTANCE during this time in concern for safety issues. Please do not walk thru but use other entrances/exits as needed to the church building. Your cooperation is appreciated!
Joys and Concerns

Prayer Concerns & Praises

In an effort to keep our prayer list timely, we are updating it weekly with urgent and continuing prayer concerns. If you have an urgent request, please email, call, or text Christy Little so she can get it to the congregation as soon as possible. If you have an update or change, please contact the church office at 410-266-0875. Thank you! Please pray for:

Praise Prayers

  • We give thanks and praise for Your loving care and healing of Danielle (Beth Nelson's daughter) and Wyatt (Little's grandson)!

Urgent Prayers

  • Continuing prayers for Randy and Hilda Whittington as they await medical test results.
  • Prayers of sympathy and comfort for Dean & Reverend Andy Titcomb and all of their family on the sudden passing of their beloved son, Dan.
  • Healing prayers for Donna Squires recovering from back surgery.
  • Prayers for a family and their child who is being bullied at school.
  • Uncle Leroy is hospitalized and is being treated for sepsis. (Christy Little)
  • Felice Goodwin, wife, and mother of four with advanced cancer. (Martha Beach)
  • Healing prayers for the Synder family on health issues.
  • Prayers for Traik as he goes through radiation for your strength and to be cancer free.
  • Guidance, courage, protection, and perseverance for those seeking the Lord in their struggle.
  • Prayers of sympathy and comfort for Mark Wagner and his family with the loss of his father.
  • Prayers for favor and provision as we navigate the litigation process with the insurance company for the repair of Schieke Hall.
Continuing Prayers
  • Continuing prayers for Bob Little's shoulder recovery. (Mike Little's dad)
  • Continued prayers of recovery for Patty Bailey.  
  • Prayers for healing, strength, and comfort for Robyn and Ben. (Mike & Christy Little's nephew & wife)
  • Continuing healing prayers for Lauren Beaudwin.
  • Prayers for Lee. (Mike Little)
  • Healing prayers for Melissa. (Barb Terry)
  • Continuing prayers for two different people in very different circumstances but both with life-altering addictions. 
  • Continuing prayers of guidance and providence for a family in financial distress.
  • Continuing prayers for families that are estranged and hurting. 
  • We pray for all people battling addiction and those impacted by it.
  • Family & friends experiencing chronic illness/disability: Gerri Griffin, Michael Morris (Christy Little’s cousin), Heather (Lauren Beaudwin’s niece), Lisa (Lauren's sister), Joe (Lauren’s family), Bill (Lauren’s father), Timmy (Beaudwin's friend), Jameel (Usha Barkat’s son), Benjamin (Mark Paepcke’s nephew).
  • Our Home Friends-Usha Barkat, Nell Booth, Ellen Grimm, Judith Hyland, Rod JaroszekGerry Lomboy, Lynne Schieke, and Bob Uhl.
  • Prayers of protection, healing, and peace in the world.
  • Prayers for the sick and the suffering, the aged and infirm, the poor and oppressed.
  • All people serving our nation and our first responders, particularly those in our church family.
  • Prayers for the welfare of The United Methodist Church and all churches.
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