the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
The fifth sunday in lent 18 march 2018
Everyone without exception is welcome to receive Holy Communion. During Lent we use homemade bread. If you’re worried about the flu, the safest approach is to receive the bread only. Communion in one kind, as it is known, is complete communion — many people in recovery receive this way every week.
Child care is provided in the nursery downstairs during both services.
If you have a hearing aid, please set it to the T setting.
Jay has just returned from a national Episcopal conference in
Cleveland on evangelism.
Join us for Stations of the Cross this Friday at 11 AM at Epiphany, Newport. We walk the Way of Sorrows with Jesus and draw close to all the suffering through scripture, reflection, prayer and song.
Please make Holy Week a priority. These four services fit together like a symphony, so try not to miss any of the movements:
• Palm Sunday on 25 March at 8 & 10 AM
• Maundy Thursday on 29 March at 7 PM
• Good Friday on 30 March at 12 noon, Bishop Rob preaching
• Easter on 1 April at 5:30, 8 & 10 AM
Bishop Rob, as well as preaching on Good Friday, makes his annual visitation to St. Andrew’s on Sunday, June 10. Please let Jay know if you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church.
We look forward to decorating the church for Easter. If you’d like to contribute toward the flowers, please fill out a pink form and return it to the office before March 26.
Easter Refreshments – Please sign up to help augment our refreshments after each of the services. Sheets are under name tags.
The community of St. Andrew's is invited to attend the Nepal Service Trip Presentation and screening on Wednesday, March 21, 5 PM in the Wesson Honors Suite at Colby-Sawyer College. Witness the difference you’ve made!
The High School youth group invites you to join them this Wednesday, 21March from 6-8 PM, in the Parish Hall as they prepare for Saturday’s March for Our Lives events. The purpose of the events is to bring people together to work towards making school a place where youth can feel safe from gun violence. Supplies will be on hand to make posters and t-shirts for those attending the marches. Bring your own plain t-shirt if you’re interested in decorating one. Snacks are always appreciated by teens as well! The marches are on Saturday, March 24. Members of St. Andrew’s are attending events in Concord, Boston, and Washington, DC along with Bishop Rob. This event is open to the whole community; feel free to spread the word. For more information, contact Lisa Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with one of the HS students after today’s service.
Congratulations to our own Shane Boucher who is a finalist in the PBS Celebration of Music - Talent Search. Voting is open to the public until 6 April when the winner will be announced at a PBS fund-raising concert at the Rochester (NH) Opera House. Go to www.celebrationofmusic.com/ShaneBoucher to vote for him. Shane thanks you!
Faith and Issues regular weekly meetings will resume on 7 April,
9-10:30 and the book has been changed to Tattoos on the Heart-The Power of Boundless Compassion by Fa. Gregory Boyle. Faith Works by Jim Wallis will follow, and then Class Matters by Correspondents of “The New York Times”. All are welcome.
We are asked to donate cereal this month to the Food Pantry.
We visit Friendly Kitchen on Friday, 23 March. Check the sign-up sheet on the narthex shelf to see how you can help.
If you could help monitor and keep up to date the St. Andrew’s Facebook page, please let Jay know (email@example.com). We hope that four people will share the load over the year by looking after the site for three months at a time.
Today at 3 PM local author John A. Hodgson discusses his book Richard Potter: America's First Black Celebrity at the Stone Chapel on the Village Green in Andover.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Lynn Thiesmeyer, Hank Otto, Robert Verity, Martha Hill, Nicole Densmore, Mary Shepard, Deb Ransom, Margaret Greenwood, Toby MacLeod, Diane Orrechio
Please pray for Dexter Summersales-Heard, Andy Gosnell, Carol Ryder, Carol Dearborn, Diane Larson, Howard, John, Carolyn Lockhart, Wareing family, Keith, Sarah, Dot Jones, Danielle Haines McCarty, Roger Sherwood, Betsy, Kerry Hebert, Catherine Mielke, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Andrea Patenaude, Jane Swan, Elaine Steere, Phil Trussell, Lev, Hod Moses, Ava & her family, Priscilla Roberts, Craig & Debbie Knowles, Bruce, Wen & Libby, Frank Bartucca, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Cindy Wall, Brooke, Eleni, Ted Prince, 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 soul of Scott Hollinger. This week we also remember Kenneth J. Almy.