the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
The eighth Sunday after pentecost 15 july 2018
The flowers at Old Saint Andrew’s are given in memory of Katharine and John Cushman by their daughters. The flowers at Gould Road are given by Jackie and Chuck Thompson in thanksgiving for family and friends. The flowers in front of the altar are given in memory of Jane Seamans Swan.
We host children from Boston’s Chinatown on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Thanks to all who have signed up to help with meals. About 26 kids and counselors are scheduled to arrive at 11AM on Tuesday (experience suggests it will be closer to noon!) for a picnic lunch and to climb Mount Kearsarge from the Wilmot side (weather permitting). On Tuesday evening and Wednesdat from 11AM we’ll be on Sunapee State Beach. Feel free to join us for the hike and on the beach, especially children and young people, but please bring your own food! The following Monday and Tuesday we host kids from Roxbury with a similar program.
Epiphany Church in Newport is offering a camp experience for twenty 6-12 year-olds. UpBeat: Sing, Swim, Soccer will run 20-24 August from 8:30 - 4:30. The first two hours we’ll be singing in the church and the final two playing soccer on the Common, but 10:30 - 2:30 will be spent at the Sunapee town beach. We’re looking for volunteers to transport the kids to and from the beach, especially Sunapee residents with a sticker! These are great kids and it will be good fun. Please contact Aaron Jenkyn if you can help (email@example.com).
The Friendly Kitchen in Concord—to be our Last Sunday offering recipient on July 29—suffered a tremendous loss in 2011 when its building burned beyond saving. The organization was able to achieve support and approvals to build new on South Commercial Street, opening in its current location at the end of 2012, having been housed in area churches in the interim. Since then, its mortgage has been paid off, evidence of the respect that donors have for Concord’s only soup kitchen. The valuable service has been in operation since 1980. We are serving on 27 July. Check out the signup sheet to see how you can help.
Jay will be speaking today at 4PM about pilgrimage at North Wilmot Church. As distinct from First Congregational Church in Wilmot Center, this church is out in Wilmot’s wonderful boondocks — 3 Breezy Hill Road.
Following in the footsteps of our young people who hosted the forum on guns, on 29 July at 7PM we shall host Israel-Palestine: Searching for Common Ground. The main speakers are Bernard Avishai (Visiting Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, resident of Wilmot and Jerusalem, author of The Hebrew Republic, regular contributor to The New Yorker) and Tareq Baconi (Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Policy Fellow at the European Council of Foreign Relations, author of Hamas Contained). Art Rosen and the Rev. Kathleen Rusnak will respond briefly followed by a panel discussion and open forum. We’ll head into the Parish Hall for refreshments and conversation at 8:30.
Mary Eysenbach could really use some help this week digging out invasive roots. Not heavy work but dirty. Anyone with an hour or two, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s an opportunity to provide the flowers at Gould Road on 29 July. Contact Mary Bayerl at 763-8809 or email@example.com.
There will be a memorial service for Jane Seamans Swan at the First Baptist Church, New London on Tuesday July 17 at 2PM. Jane is the daughter of Diana Seamans and niece of Gus Seamans.
St. Andrew’s Facebook page is now up and running. If you are a Facebook user please go to our page “St Andrews Episcopal Church New London nh” and "like" us. Sharing the page is also nice. Hint: You can tell it is our page by our logo as the profile picture.
We are asked to donate cereal to the Food Pantry this month.
This week we celebrate her birthday with Nonie Reynders.
Attention Middle-schoolers. Saturday, July 21 from 9AM-1PM. Forensics with Dr. Bonnie Ackerman. The cost is $5/person, includes a pizza lunch. Have fun learning how the experts solve crimes! Contact Lynn Wenger firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three young interns will serve St. Andrew’s and Epiphany Churches in 2018-2019 (read all about it in the current issue of The Network). James (32), Jemima (18) and Omar (24) will live on the ground floor of Epiphany’s Parish House, but we need to whip the space into shape first. If you would consider helping to coordinate this, Jay would be very pleased to hear from you!
Please pray for Michael Prosperi, Gail Emerson, Sydney & Dawn, Beth, Carolyn Lockhart, Harriet, the Palmer Family, Virginia Milord, Valarie Benoit, Marvin, Dexter Summersales-Heard, Carol Ryder, Diane Larson, Howard, John, Wareing family, Keith, Dot Jones, Roger Sherwood, Betsy, Kerry Hebert, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Phil Trussell, Lev, Hod Moses, Ava & her family, Priscilla Roberts, Craig & Debbie Knowles, Bruce, Frank Bartucca, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Cindy Wall, Brooke, Eleni, Tuckerman, Dawn, Don & Dana, Rob & Karen, Greg Potter, Aldyn Frenkiewich, Christopher & Jacinta Baron & family, Christine, Mary Venema, Elaine Grantham-Buckley.
We pray for the repose of the souls of David Pilla. This week we also remember Margaret Sloan, Margene Thomas, Pat Slabotsky, Arlene Fradette.