Calendar of Events

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s!

Annual Meeting Sunday, January 21

One Service Only at 9 AM

Followed by the Annual Meeting

Please plan to attend to hear reports of the past year and to vote for new vestry members.

There will be nursery during the service and childcare supervision will be provided during the meeting.

Chilean Dinner for Visiting Missionaries

Tuesday, January 23 – Parish Hall

Dinner 6 PM, followed by a short program ending at 7:30

Have dinner at St. Andrew’s with Heidi and the Rev. Russ Smith, SAMS missionaries to Chile for over 30 years. Enjoy Chilean dishes served family style. Hear about their current work with the Mapuche population. Learn how these former Midwesterners juggle community and church building with raising 4 children.

No cost, but consider a free will offering to support the Smith’s work in Chile.

Sign up in the Gathering Space. All ages welcome.

Questions? Contact Connie Butler (630) 969-6456 or Ellen Webb (630) 963-5659.

Meet the Author

Katherine James, Author of Can You See Anything Now?

Saturday, January 27 at 7 PM, Upstairs @ St. Andrew’s

Book signing, reading and conversation

A Christianity Today 2018 Book Award winner, “Can You See Anything Now?” marks the debut of an exciting literary talent. I hear echoes of Elizabeth Strout and Richard Russo in Katherine James’s richly detailed world, in her empathy, quiet humor, and hope. Richard Foster has said that writing is spiritual if it ‘drill[s] down into the subterranean chambers of the human soul.’ James manages this improbable task as she explores the lives of an intergenerational cast—including the irresistible Margie—drifting between the small-town foibles of Trinity and urban particularities of Manhattan. May her characters, insights, and often-striking prose find the wide audience they deserve.” —Daniel Bowman, associate professor of English, Taylor University

Katie James, a Downers Grove North graduate and daughter of Phil and Jo Ann Matejczyk, has an MFA in fiction from Columbia. She writes narrative non-fiction as well as poetry and has work published in various journals and anthologies. Go to her website for more information Katherine James.

Women to Women

Cross Cultural Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 PM, Parish Hall


Share a meal and conversation with our guests from the Islamic Center in Wheaton.

Recommended to bring a “halal” dish, no pork products or lard. Don’t be intimidated! Click for a description ofhalal“.

Sign up in the Gathering Space.

Questions? Call Deni at (630) 542-6649 or email denisegcantrall@mac.com

St. Andrew’s Church Women’s Retreat

Allowing God to Speak, Reinvent and Make Us New led by Ruth Irvine

February 9-10, 2018

There is still time to sign up!

Overnight Friday night through dinner Saturday at the  Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien. Cost includes the program and 3 meals on Saturday.

  • Single Room $140
  • Double Room $120
  • Commuters $85

Signup sheet in the Gathering Space

All About the Eucharist

Sundays, February 18 & 25, 8:15-10 AM

In the Nave (the church)

Instruction about the Eucharist for the children of St. Andrew’s.

The purpose of Instructed Eucharist is to welcome children to participate in the Sunday service. We will provide copies of an illustrated handbook and walk through highlights of a narrated Holy Eucharist. Children and parents are then invited to come to the actual service at 10:15 to follow along in the handbook and reinforce what they learned.

No sign up necessary.



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