Tuesday Night Lenten Series -



5:30 pm: Service in Children’s Chapel

6 pm: Potluck Dinner (please bring covered dish, salad or bread)


6:30-7:30 pm: Program:


February 21: "Issues of Latino Migration and Religion"

Speaker: Dr. Rachel May, Director of Institute for the Study of Latin America


February 28: Dr. Roy Kaplan

Former director of the Tampa Chapter of the NCCJ

Sponsored by the Mens' Prayer Breakfast


March 6: “The Messianic Movement,” presented by Rabbi Ron Goldberg

Sponsored by St. Monica's Chapter


March 13: “Ethiopian Spirituality and Culture

Sponsored by Parish Life


March 27: Rev. Ernestein C. Flemister, St. James' House of Prayer

Sponsored by Daughters of the King





Tampa Bay’s National Day of Prayer Brunch 2012


Register NOW to Ensure Your Place

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 11 am to 1 pm

A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida [map]


Keynote Speaker: Anne Graham Lotz.

Presented by The First Ladies’ Prayer Brunch and Pray Tampa Bay, Inc.

Visit our website at for more information

or to download a reservation form.


Hopefully we may enjoy the program and each other's company at a Saint Andrew's table: the cost would be $30 to each of ten subscribers. To reserve a seat, please contact Elise Neil Bengtson at or by calling (813) 961-2763. This event fills quickly, and we would like to reserve our table(s) in March.





Thirteenth Annual Bach Birthday Bash


Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 6:30 pm, sponsored by the Tampa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Starting at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and proceeding to Saint Andrew's, with reception to follow in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall.





Tampa Deanery Meeting


The Episcopal Church Women of St. James House of Prayer invite you to the Spring Deanery Gathering of the Tampa church women.


The gathering will take place on March 12, 2012 with registration and refreshments at 9:30 am.  The gathering will begin at ten and last till noon: lunch will be provided.  A free will offering will be collected for the meal. 





Concert on Palm Sunday, April 1, 4 pm


The Seven Last Words of Christ” (“Les Sept Paroles du Christ”) was composed in 1867 by Théodore Dubois, organist and choirmaster of the Church of the Madeleine in Paris. This work dramatizes the Passion story, drawing from all four Gospels to include all seven of the utterances of Christ on the Cross.







Shorts, Pants, Jeans - all sizes

Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets - all sizes

NEW Socks and Underwear (no used socks, underwear or shoes)

Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste

Books and School Supplies


Tax deductible receipts will be provided to you upon request


OASIS Network is a grass-roots charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide basic school necessities for needy students in Hillsborough County schools. Over 60% of the 192,000 students in our public schools qualify for free lunch (live in poverty).





Breakfast Ministry


Every Saturday morning a group of volunteers from three Catholic parishes are feeding breakfast in our parking lot to about 150 of our homeless/jobless neighbors. If you would like to help in the endeavor, you may donate boxes of cereal, peanut butter snacks or Kudo's energy bars. Please see Jim Morgan with your donation, and he will get them to the folks providing this wonderful ministry.


When the temps go down, demand for warm clothing goes up, and this is the time of year when we need your donations the most! Sweaters, blankets, sweatshirts and jackets; pillows, sheets, pillowcases; gloves or mittens, scarves, warm hats; socks and shoes. Please place your donations in the blue bins in the hallway off the Parish Hall. We will sort and distribute them during our feeding ministries.







Check out the beautiful new stained glass window in the Children's Chapel, Daniel in the Lions' Den. This window was made possible by the kindness and generosity of Ted, Robin, and John DeLaVergne, along with Richard, Ginger, Catie, and McKinley Chapman. The window is given in loving memory of Daniel DeLaVergne.


There are spaces for nine more stained glass windows. If you are interested in making a lasting contribution to St. Andrew's by illustrating Bible stories to our children via a stained glass window, please contact the Rector.


(photo courtesy of Elaine Kounnas)







2nd - 8th Graders are invited to join the YOUTH CHOIR at St. Andrew’s


Incorporating “Voice for Life,” the training course of THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC.

Founded in England in the early 20th century to encourage the proper training of young choristers.


Instruction includes:

• Learn to sing while having fun together

• earn medals and ribbons as they improve

• develop strong sense of community and giving to the church

• discover the value of teamwork and acquire leadership skills

• lead church worship and glorify God through the ministry of music


Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9 am.

Contact Alex Burns, Youth Choir Director at


“When you enable a child to sing, you ensure him or her a gift for life which can be used, free of charge, until the last breath.”  (The Rev. John Bell, Iona Community)





Children’s Chapel needs volunteers!


The Children’s Chapel is a fun worship time for our 3-8 year olds during the Liturgy of the Word. We worship, sing and play, then join with family at The Peace to take the Eucharist. Adult or youth volunteers are needed to help with these activities. Come join the fun!


Call our new Christian Education Director Alice Prucha at 221-2035 during the week

or email





Attention shoppers!


The Outreach Committee is seeking a consignment shop that will accept the "finer" clothing donations we receive from our generous parishioners. The idea is to open a St. Andrew's account, deliver our better goods, and use whatever funds are generated for other Outreach projects, like the KleanKits we prepare every fall. 


If you would be interested in finding a store or delivering clothes,

please call Kathy in the church office: 221-2035. Thanks!







If you will pack up all (clean) clothing, socks, toiletries or blankets and deliver them to the Parish Hall in the empty hallway off the walkway, Kathy will gladly distribute them at the Saturday morning feed. Thank you; I wish you could see the smiles these gifts bring!