The Brotherhood of St. Andrew Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday, March 12th at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Garland, TX where retired Bishop Stanton spoke the first missionary journey of the early apostles, focusing mostly on Antioch.
We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month with 7:30 Eucharist followed by breakfast and meeting in the Parish Hall. All men of the Parish are welcome.
On May 30 and 31, 2014, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter of Holy Nativity sponsored a Men’s Retreat at Camp All Saints at Lake Texoma.
The theme of the retreat was joining with believers in scores of nations to pray for our suffering and persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ in other parts of the world. We focused on quiet listening to God, and then responding with intercession for those who suffer for his name’s sake. Through video reports and images the suffering church was brought to life and Christ’s words in Luke 9:23,24 and 14:27, that we, too, must share in his cross were made real.
The first session on Friday evening was entitled Global Persecution of Christians is on the Rise followed by a time of devotional and prayer, as well as becoming aware of the facts of persecution.
Saturday started with a Litany For the Persecuted Church and Morning Prayer. After a hearty breakfast came session 2, Reporting on the Persecuted Church and we began to pray for specific areas and to think globally of the church and ourselves as part of that global Body of Christ.
The final session was entitled The Call and we were challenged to make prayer for the persecuted a daily part of our devotional life and to seek God’s direction as to how He is calling us to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters.
Overall, the weekend’s objective was to quiet our hearts and come into a place of attentive listening, humbly asking for a deeper identification with those who suffer and how best to pray for them.
It was a challenging time of opening our minds and hearts to the reality of His suffering body.
In spite of a horrible game and foul weather, a great time was had at the annual Brotherhood of St. Andrew 2014 Super Bowl Party. We enjoyed fellowship and shared copious supplies of pizza, wings and all the fixin’s.
Thanks to all who came out to party and support the Brotherhood chapter.
The Holy Nativity Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter performed their 2014 rededication ceremony on January 26, 2014. Fr. Garrin Dickinson performed the service for the chapter.
Our own Fr. Garrin placed third in the October 5th Home Brew Contest at the Holy Trinity – Garland Oktoberfest! Congrats Fr. Garrin!
The National Brotherhood of St. Andrew has appointed April 27th as the National Service Day, when chapters nationwide are encouraged to perform a service project in their communities.
The Dallas Assembly has targeted our workday at Camp All Saints. All Chapters (Holy Nativity included) are to join there for a day of outdoor trail preparation and general make-ready for the camps summer season. Bring gloves and protective clothing and tools if available, but the camp does have most tools that would be needed.
It would be great to have a nice contingent of people from our Parish. Anyone interested in participating should contact Robby Gerber, Brian Prestemon, or John Phipps. We will need to let the camp directors know the numbers who will be attending (so they can feed us lunch) by April 15.
This is an opportunity for us to invite our neighbors, co-workers, church members and church youth to join us in this worthwhile workday.
A good crowd was in attendance for the start of our new Brotherhood of St. Andrew Study – Kyle Idleman’s – Gods at War. Jeff Wright led the group as we discussed what our idols might be by looking at these questions:
- What’s our biggest disappointment?
- Where does our time & money go?
- What do we worry about?
- When we hurt, where do we go for comfort?
- What makes us mad (angry)?
- What do we dream of, or, what are we passionate about?
We looked at two passages of scripture; Judges2:11-15 and Joshua 24. We were encouraged to follow the daily sessions for lesson 1 and write in our journal as part of our study.
During our business meeting, a motion was made by Jeff Wright to support two of our own for Kairos (Tony Gerber & Ghahre Pascale). This was unanimously approved.
Our next meeting will be 4/13/13. All men are invited, both in and out of the parish.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew meeting was held on February 9, 2012.
Jeff Wright introduced our new study “Gods of War” by Kyle Idleman. This study is different in that there is a lot independent study and introspection through use of a log/work book as part of the study. Some discussion was had on how we would address the use of the book.
The Brotherhood continues to work towards building membership and seeks the active participation from all the men of the parish, including the Spanish congregation. We welcome all for Bible study, service and brotherhood with the othe men of the parish.
The Dallas Assembly of the Brotherhood is holding it’s quarterly meeting February 23 at St. Andrews in Farmer’s Branch.
The Super Bowl party was considered a success with 40+ people at the this year’s party.
The Brotherhood will be providing the Lenten Dinner for Friday March 8.
The next meeting of the Holy Nativity chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew will be March 9, 2013.
Close to 40 parishoners and guests showed up for the Annual Brotherhood of St. Andrew Super Bowl party. Mountains of pizzas, chicken wings, beer and assorted goodies were devoured as well as lots of socializing displayed.