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St. Andrew’s is located at 7521 South Old State Road, Lewis Center, 1 1/2 miles north of Polaris Parkway. We invite you to join us at one of our Sunday services, each with a distinct style of worship.


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Coming up

Click here for upcoming events and activities in our weekly newsletter.

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Saturday, Dec. 10
Worship, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11
Worship, 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

”Grow in Faith” discipleship hour for children, youth and adults, 10:15 - 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 13
Celebrate Marriage Small Group, 6:30 p.m., Parish House.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Rehearsal for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Sanctuary.

Sunday, Dec. 18
Worship, with the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 9 a.m.

”Grow in Faith” discipleship hour for children, youth and adults, 10:15 - 11 a.m.

Worship, 11:15 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Eucharist, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25
Christmas Morning Eucharist, 9:30 a.m., following by brunch.

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Click here for details, and here to register online.


The Daily Lectionary & Prayers for the Church

Click here to link to The Daily Lectionary and next week’s Sunday Lectionary.

Click here to link to this week’s Prayers for the Church.


Sunday Mission Offering
Dec. 11 • Lemonade mix, coffee, sugar, trash bags, hot dogs and buns (please place the hot dogs in the refrigerator at church).

Dec. 11 • The loose offering goes to support Community Outreach Ministries.

St. Andrew’s is pleased to support Common Ground Free Store Ministries in Delaware through our weekly collection of food items and household goods. In addition, the loose offering each week goes to local and international outreach.


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St. Andrew’s is pleased to be an Ohio Benefits Bank site! (Learn more...)


Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University begins January 8; sign up now!
Millions of people have gone through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and learned God’s ways of handling money. They’ve worked a plan, rewritten their stories, and changed their futures.

We’re pleased to be bringing this life-changing program to St. Andrew’s on Sundays, Jan. 8 through March 5, at 6:30 p.m. Financial Peace University consists of a nine-week curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, and will be facilitated by St. Andrew's parishioner Ryan Weiser. It incorporates small group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. Groups meet once a week for 90 minutes, and the course is just as fun as it is practical!

Registration and course materials are required. Click here to register online, or contact us at [email protected] or 740-548-5112 for more information. You may learn more about the Financial Peace University course by clicking here.


New Lectionary brings ACNA closer to complete prayer book
St. Andrew’s is now using the Anglican Church in North America’s new three-year Eucharistic Lectionary during the Liturgy of the Word. In addition, we’re also publishing the ACNA’s new Daily Office Lectionary in “The Net” and on our website (standrewspolaris.org) for those who wish to use the Daily Office during their personal prayer and study time. The College of Bishops has approved the English Standard Version (ESV) for parish use, and for your convenience the Lectionary on our website links directly to the ESV translation on BibleGateway.com.
The new Sunday Lectionary provides a three-year cycle of four readings (from the Psalms, the Old and New Testament, and the Gospels) for each Sunday of the Christian Year, as well as lessons for Principal Observances: Christmas Day, the Epiphany, the Presentation, Ash Wednesday, the weekdays of Holy Week and Easter Week, Ascension Day and All Saints Day. Year A begins with the first Sunday in Advent in those years evenly divisible by three.

Also included in the Sunday Lectionary is a single set of Eucharistic readings for Prayer Book Customary Observances (“red-letter days”).
The new Daily Office Lectionary follows the principle adopted by Anglicanism at the time of the Reformation, which provided that “the whole of Holy Scripture (or the greatest part thereof)” should be read each year. Parishioners accustomed to following the Daily Lectionary will find that many of the readings are longer, and much of the New Testament will be read twice throughout the year.

When Scripture verses appear within parentheses, they are permissive additions to the appointed passages, and may be read if desired.
The recitation of the Psalms is also central to daily worship throughout the whole of Christian tradition, and the new daily Lectionary retains the Anglican custom of reading through the entire Psalter once each month.

While the Lectionary includes two sets of recommended Psalms daily, for use during Morning and Evening Prayer, you may chose to reduce the number of Psalms you read each day, as long as you read the entire Psalter regularly. One pattern of reading through the Psalter regularly would be to read the Psalms appointed for Morning Prayer during one month, and the Psalms appointed for Evening Prayer in next. When there is a thirty-first day of the month, psalms from the Psalms of Ascents, Psalms 120 to 134, are used.

With the release of the new lectionaries, the ACNA moves another step closer to the release of a complete Prayer Book, currently scheduled for 2019. Working texts already published for use in and by the Church include the Holy Eucharist; Morning and Evening Prayer; Introduction to the Christian Year; Collects of the Christian Year; Holy Days and Optional Commemorations; Baptism; Confirmation; Renewal of Baptismal Vows; Holy Matrimony; Burial of the Dead; Midday Prayer; Compline, and Family Prayer. Copies of all of the new documents may be downloaded by clicking “Liturgy” under the “Resources” link at anglicanchurch.net.

In January of 2017, with the exception of the Psalter, all remaining materials proposed for inclusion in a new Prayer Book (among which will be the Lenten and Holy Week services) are scheduled to be presented to the College of Bishops. The Psalter is expected to be ready for inclusion in the 2019 prayer book. In the meantime, we’ll be using the Psalter in the Book of Common Prayer, which begins on Page 585.

Feedback from use of all the working texts continues to be invited from all members of the Church at [email protected] This feedback will be used as the Liturgy Task Force and the College of Bishops seeks to evaluate and improve what have been “working texts,” putting into final shape the texts to appear in The Book of Common Prayer (2019).


Just in time for holiday shopping:
St. Andrew’s joins AmazonSmile program

Just in time for holiday shopping, St. Andrew’s has joined the AmazonSmile rewards program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation, a 501(c)(3) private foundation, will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you’ll need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
To begin shopping with St. Andrew’s as your designated charity, simply go to smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1707284. You may also shop with St. Andrew’s as your designated charity by link to smile.amazon.com directly from our church website.
Please note that you do need to be logged in to smile.amazon.com, not the regular amazon.com site, for the church to receive the 0.5% of your purchases.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Come Grow in Faith with us! Grow
Our fall discipleship program for children, youth and adults is in full swing, as together we embark upon a new year of growing in faith through worship, discipleship and fellowship. The theme for the coming year is drawn from 2 Peter: 3:18 — “Grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ!” Our children (toddlers through 5th Graders) will return to their Godly Play classrooms, and our Tweens (6th and 7th Graders) and Youth (8th through 12th Graders) will resume their Bible studies. All of our Young Saints will be exploring stories from the New Testament, each presented in a way that will engage them at their level, and encourage them to know Jesus in a deeper way.

Adults will begin the fall with a teaching from Fr. Ron Baird on what it means to be “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church,” as we proclaim each week in the Nicene Creed.

We invite you to come “Grow in Faith” with us this fall!

Saturday Service
Holy Communion @ 5 p.m.

Sunday Services
Holy Communion @ 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

“Grow in Faith” Discipleship
Sundays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.


SALT Gathering

SALT Leadership Gathering
More than 50 parishioners involved in ministry at St. Andrew’s gathered recently for the St. Andrew’s Leadership Touchstone (SALT) event. Now in its fifth year, SALT is designed to bring ministry leaders together to learn what it means to serve with the heart of Christ, and to facilitate communications and excellence in ministry.


Prayer service Wednesday, Oct. 26
The next mid-week Prayer Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary. “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)

Come and See
Cross Andrew was a simple fisherman, called by God to do a great thing ... to follow Jesus and tell others about him. Here at St. Andrew’s, we embrace Andrew’s calling as our own, and believe our name reflects our mission of “transforming the world through Christ — one heart at a time.” We are excited to offer our community a new Anglicanism for the 21st century — an Anglicanism that embraces Biblical truth, and proclaims the uniqueness of Jesus the Messiah, the only Son of God who has come to redeem the whole world through the power of his transforming love.

We have found the Messiah! Come and see! (John 1:41)


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