“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…” (John 15:12)
Care Team – ongoing basis
Coordinator: Barbara Hopkins
If a church member or close neighbor is sick, injured or grieving, a very kind hearted church member will deliver food, bring flowers, send a get well or sympathy card, provide transportation, or just provide companionship and a prayer to the person in need.
Church Mouse Program
Coordinator: Dee Leggett
College age members of Andrew Chapel are assigned a volunteer, secret “church mouse” who sends goodie boxes, cards and letters throughout the school year. With the pressures of new surroundings and challenging studies, the students look forward to surprises each month and the connection to home and their church family. The end of the school year is followed by a picnic where the students find out who their church mouse was and gives them an opportunity for thank-yous and fellowship! To participate, contact the church office.
Facilitator: Dee Leggett
The Prayer Chain provides a source of strength for persons in need of a prayer, to provide an opportunity for spiritual growth through prayer, and to enhance a caring and sharing community. The Prayer Chain receives prayer requests for members of the congregation, some local residents, and others for friends and relatives in distant locations. They pray daily for prayer concerns for 3 weeks, or as appropriate depending on the situation. Members of the Prayer Chain witness first hand the healing power of God’s grace and rejoice daily in the knowledge that God hears and answers prayers. Prayer requests can be written on pink cards in the pews and placed in the offering plate, or given to the Pastor by calling the Church Office at 703-759-3509 or to Dee Leggett. All requests are handled confidentially. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Prayer Ministry, please contact Dee Leggett at DeeLeggett@aol.com or at 703-430-8680.
Location: Church Parlor
When: Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Phil Stone
Contact: Chris Mason
This group is devoted to the practice of centering prayer (what Gregory, The Great referred to as “resting in God”), and to the exploration of the contemplative prayer tradition of Christianity and its relationship to living in today’s world. It begins with 20 minutes of peace and quiet time with God, followed by book study and discussion.
Lenten Prayer Vigil – annually
Each year on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter), the people of Andrew Chapel participate in a Lenten Prayer Vigil. This is a day that is purposefully designated to pray with Christ and await His resurrection. Participants sign up on the church bulletin board for a one-half hour prayerful watch between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.