the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
second sunday after epiphany 14 january 2018
The flowers above the altar are given by Rebecca Emery in thanksgiving for family and a life shared with so many.
The office is closed on Monday, Martin Luther King Day but we’ll actually be here.
On Thursday our Healing Eucharist at noon celebrates the Confession of St. Peter the Apostle.
Free child care is available in the nursery downstairs.
If you have a hearing aid, turn it to the T setting for our loop system.
Please fill in a card in the pew so we can keep in touch.
If you’re tied up on a Sunday morning, worship with us on Saturday at 5 pm at Epiphany, Newport.
Our annual meeting and potluck supper is Friday, 19 January at 5:30. We'll elect new vestry members, review the accomplishments of 2017, and look forward to 2018. Vestry candidates are Warden: Marni Eaton; Vestry: Alice Perry (and clerk), Morris Edwards, and Linda Potter; and Convention Delegates: Karen Shepherd and Bobbie Hambley. Sign up on Narthex shelf.
Peter Ruth, our treasurer will be discussing the 2018 Budget between services today.
El Hogar in Honduras transforms the lives of abandoned and very poor children by providing a loving home and education. It looks like our service trip will take place in late April 2019 during our school vacation. We shall do physical work (landscaping, construction, or painting) but stay on site and spend time with the children and teachers, learning from and building relationships with them. We can take 15 people, about a third of which will be young people aged 15 and above.
Grit season is upon us. It's great on the roads and walks, but not so kind to our floors. Please be sure to stamp your feet well at the door when entering, and please feel welcome to bring a pair of indoor shoes or slippers if you'd like.
Our new photo parish directory is ready for printing. Please check the copy on the table under the name tags for accuracy and additions if you are not listed.
Weekly offering envelopes can be picked up on the table under the name tags. Let the office know if you would like a box if you pledged.
The first meeting of the new year for the Education for Ministry (EfM) group will be this Tuesday, January 16. We begin with midday prayer at noon and then gather with our bag lunches downstairs at 12:30. It’s not too late to speak to co-mentors Marni Eaton and Alice Perry or to let Shelly know in the office of your interest. Or just come on that first day to see for yourself what is involved.
Our visit to Friendly Kitchen is Friday, Jan. 26. Please see the sign up sheet on the narthex shelf to help cook and serve or provide some of the food. Monetary donations, given to Shelly in the office, are always welcome.
Our Faith & Issues group continues to meet on Saturdays at 9am. Join in as they read and discuss Acts of Faith -The Story of an American Muslim, The Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel. They discussed the Intro and Chapters 1, 2, & 3 yesterday; the Jan. 20th meeting - Chapters 4, 5 & 6; the Jan. 27th meeting - Chapters 7, 8, the Conclusion, Postscript and Afterward.
Men’s Breakfast is on January 20. Please sign up.
This week we celebrate birthdays with David Marshall and Nancy Rollins.
Please pray for Kerry Hebert, Catherine Mielke, Martha, Bob Kenney, Paul Koumrian, Edward Kanu, Bill, Christine Leavitt, John Fuller, Cody, Andrea Patenaude, 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, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Cindy Wall, Brooke, Eleni, Ted Prince, Tuckerman, The Denise family, 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 soul of Nancy Draper and Dorothy Maul. This week we also remember Joyce Eldridge and Tom Eslick who died at this time in years past.