the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
the baptism of our lord jesus christ 13 january 2019
The flowers above the altar are given by Rebecca Emery in thanksgiving for family and a life shared with so many.
The Rev’d Leslie Smith preaches and presides this morning as we celebrate the Baptism of Christ. The font becomes a focus of our penitence and God’s overflowing grace. As you are sprinkled with water, know that you are God’s beloved child.
We have an audio induction loop system in place. Please turn your hearing aid to the T setting.
The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rusnak leads two study sessions from 11:45 - 12:45 today & 20 January on the Dead Sea Scrolls and how they illuminate Jewish practices in the first century and hence the theology and ministry of Jesus.
Faith and Issues continues at 9 am Saturday. The discussion will cover chapters 5 & 6 of Climate Church, Climate World – How People of Faith Must Work for Change by Jim Antal.
Pledge envelopes are now in the hallway.
St. Andrew’s will host a Celebration of Life for Ann “Squidge” Hammond on Saturday, 16 February at 12 noon.
Our Annual Meeting is on 27 January at 9AM.
*There will be a photographic review of the year as well as Elections. Every church member has a vote. The slate is as follows: Warden: Bruce Avery; Vestry: Barbara Smith, Lisa Kelly, Russ Register; Western Convocation: Gail Goddard, Susan Eslick.
*Peter Ruth will present the 2019 budget and answer any questions you may have on 20 January at 9AM between services.
*Committee Chairs: please provide your part of the Annual Report in a word document electronically to Shelly by 16 January.
*Please read the report prior to the meeting via our website so that we don’t have to print too many hard copies.
Spread the word about our Mountaintop Mass at Sunapee on Saturdays at 3:15.
Turning Points Network (TPN) is our Last Sunday offering recipient this month. Please join us this morning in welcoming TPN’s Program Director Amanda Mace, speaking briefly at each service and visiting at our coffee hours, where she will be available for your questions. Operating in Sullivan County for 40 years, TPN provides victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and/or stalking with direct free services including:
Our Education for Ministry (EfM) group resumes on 22 January, and it’s not too late to join if you hustle! We meet on Tuesdays, beginning with Midday Prayer and then two hours of study and conversation over a bag lunch with mentors Marni Eaton and Alice Perry. Please speak with Marni or Alice to learn more and to obtain a registration form.
Don Boxwell and Jack Tate are moving their shop, Tatewell Gallery, across the parking lot next to Flash Photo and they need help moving large items. If you have a truck or trailer and can help, please meet at their current shop on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 am weather permitting. Alternate date is Wednesday, January 23. For questions contact Don at 738-3067 or Anne Pankow at 626-404-4213.
We are asked to donate canned fruit to the Food Pantry in January.
Our next visit to Friendly Kitchen will be Friday, 25 Jan. The sign-up sheet is on the narthex shelf. How will you help?
Men’s breakfast is on 26 January at 8:30AM. Sign up on the shelf.
We are collecting toiletry items for the NH Veteran’s Home in Tilton. Large items are preferred over hotel samples. Thank you.
“Soaps from the Earth” for sale by the HS Youth Group. Support our budding partnership with the Navajoland Area Mission.
This week we celebrate birthdays with David Marshall, Diane Caldwell, Linda Barnes, and Kate MacLeod.
Please pray for Van Crawford, Claudia Lewis, Fred Kocher, Emma, Bobby McLaughlin, Ellen Wassell, Ana Morais, Nancy Coleman, Cindy Roberts, Don, Peter, Steven, Sarah, Brenton, Peter Watts, Peter Sullivan, Becky & Charlie Forbes, Jack Liberman, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Peter, Dot Gordon, Mike, Bruce Rollins, Michael Prosperi, Carolyn Lockhart, Marvin, Dawn, Carol Ryder, Howard, John, Wareing family, Keith, Roger Sherwood, Kerry Hebert, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Phil Trussell, Hod Moses, Priscilla Roberts, Frank Bartucca, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Brooke, Tuckerman, Don & Dana, Rob & Karen, Greg Potter, Christopher Baron & family.
This week we remember with thanksgiving Dudley Alleman, Joyce Eldridge, Tom Eslick, and Jack Andrews.