the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
The nineteenth sunday after pentecost 15 october 2017
The flowers above the altar are given by Peter Ruth and Mary Bayerl in loving memory of Caroline and Albert Ruth.
Our preacher this morning is Liz Kinchen, Executive Director of El Hogar Ministries. El Hogar transforms the lives of abandoned and hopelessly poor children in Honduras by providing a loving home and education. During both coffee hours, there will be a chance to chat with Liz and to view photos and videos of El Hogar.
Our bible study on forgiveness runs through October and November in the Parish Hall from 11:45 – 12:45.
Our stewardship campaign kicks off on Friday, 20 October at 5:30 pm with a lasagna dinner in the parish hall supplemented by potluck appetizers, salads and desserts. The signup sheet is on the narthex shelf.
On Tuesday, 24 October at 6:30 pm join us for a Service of Thanksgiving for First Responders. We give thanks and pray for the safety of Fire, Police, EMS and Auxiliary personnel who are invited to attend, in uniform and with their family and friends. Light refreshments will be served after the service; please let Joe Daly know if you can help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On 19 October the New London Inn hosts Thursday's Child to benefit the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry. In 2016 the Food Pantry served 3,623 people from 11 towns, including many senior citizens, large families, and single parent families. Enjoy a lovely dinner and help keep the pantry stocked.
Faith & Issues meets downstairs this Saturday, 21 October from 9-10:30. All are welcome to our discussion of chapters 3, 4, & 5 of Marcus Borg’s, Days of Awe and Wonder-How to be a Christian in the 21st Century.
The next Singles Dinner will be on Wednesday, 25 October at the New London Inn at 5:30 pm to mingle with dinner at 6 pm. RSVP to Diane Caldwell 526-2965.
On 19 October, there is a house party at the home of Jean and Peter Burling (20 Lang Road in Cornish) from 5-7 to benefit the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. John Breckenridge, the former partner of slain Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs, will share his personal journey from supporter of capital punishment to advocate for its repeal. RSVP to email@example.com.
Toys for ChIPs! Every year the Episcopal Church of NH participates in this program which donates Christmas presents to children whose parents are incarcerated. The parents get an opportunity to select gifts for their kids from those donated. Please pick up a yellow flyer on the Narthex shelf for more detailed information.
The Thrift Shop is asking for someone to donate a standing dress form or mannequin that they may have or could find. We would love to be able to display more of our outfits. Please contact Jackie Thompson at 526-8979 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Large brown paper bags needed for our paper recycling.
Attention knitters and crocheters: There is still time to create a scarf or hat to be donated to the Seaman’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea Program. On the table in the hallway is a “suitcase” for collecting our gifts and several patterns. The stickers on the box represent just a few of the many countries where your gift could end up as mariners wear them on their journey. When your item is finished please attach a tag with a simple holiday greeting and sign your first name and St. Andrew’s New London, NH. We will be mailing our “suitcase” to arrive at SCI in Port Newark, NJ before Thanksgiving.
Please put canned fruit and empty egg cartons (cardboard only) in the box in the narthex for the Food Pantry.
Please submit items for the November-December issue of the Network newsletter by October 20 if possible, or slightly later with advance notice to the editor. You can e-mail items to email@example.com or submit hard copy in the newsletter mailbox in the church office. Thanks – Alice Perry
This week we celebrate birthdays with Judith Oates, Marjorie Forbes, Aldyn Frenkiewich, Kathi Almond, Shane Boucher, Pat Dickson and Monique Jevne.
Please pray for those on our parish prayer list: Andrea Patenaude, Dick Munn, Dorothy Maul, Jane Swan, Elaine Steere, Phil Trussell, Tracy Dickson, Lev, Hod Moses, Ava & her family, Priscilla Roberts, Craig Knowles, Bruce, Wen & Libby, Frank Bartucca, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Edward Kanu, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Eric & Beverly Errhalt, Cindy Wall, Brooke, Eleni, Leland Prince, Tuckerman, The Denise family, Julie Deeter, John Robert Monahan, Dawn, Don & Dana, Rob & Karen, Greg Potter, Aldyn Frenkiewich, Christopher & Jacinta Baron & family, Christine, Mary Venema, Elaine Grantham-Buckley
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Roberta Trussell and of Lee Wilcox. We also remember this week Robert Reitter and John MacLeod — Jay’s grandfather, not his Dad who should be in church this morning!