the Episcopal church of st. andrew
second sunday of easter, 11 april 2021
This Sunday, 11 April, we invite you to join us for Coffee Hour at 10am on Zoom by clicking HERE before worshiping with Washington National Cathedral at 11:15 HERE.
We are busy preparing online and "hybrid" worship for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays after Easter.
All being well, we intend to celebrate Pentecost with outdoor Eucharists at Epiphany, Newport at 5 pm on Saturday, 22 May and at St. Andrew's, New London at 10am on Sunday, 23 May.
On the Sundays following, starting on 30 May (Trinity Sunday), we hope to offer in-person, indoor Eucharists at St. Andrew's Church (52 Gould Road) every Sunday at 8am. These services will be live-streamed. In addition, outdoor Eucharists will be offered every Sunday, rotating on alternating weekends between Newport and New London. So on Saturday, 29 May at 5pm, we shall worship outdoors at Epiphany and indoors at 8am at St. Andrew's on Sunday. The following weekend, we'll have an indoor 8am Eucharist and an outdoor 10am Eucharist at St. Andrew's on Sunday, 6 June. The weekend after that, the outdoor Eucharist will be in Newport on Saturday at 5pm.
So we envision that on every weekend in June, July and August, there will be an indoor Eucharist, an outdoor Eucharist and an online option (live-streamed 8am Eucharist). We also intend to offer Messy Church and InSpirit worship this summer.
Reel Theology Discusses The Best of Enemies -
The Best of Enemies is a 2019 film that focuses on the rivalry between civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan leader C. P. Ellis. Everyone is invited to view the film and then to join our informal Zoom conversation on Wednesday, 14 April from 7-8pm. The film is streaming on Amazon Prime, and there will be a DVD copy in the office by this Wednesday.
"Even at the grave we make our song" Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia."
We were able to honor the detailed requests of Eleanor Marie Alleman for her funeral when a small group gathered to celebrate the Eucharist in the Kelsey Memorial Garden. The congregation encircled Ellie's body as family members read the Lessons and led the Prayers. Anne Hall carried the cross, Jack sang and Jay preached. Ellie died peacefully on Good Friday, and you can read her obituary HERE.
On Tuesday of Holy Week, 30 March, Pamela Child passed from this world to the next. Pam's husband Ken was an Episcopal priest who was afflicted with dementia not long after the couple built a home on Newport Road in New London. Pam, 71, suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, and although her health had been declining for several years, her breathing deteriorated rapidly in March. Jay visited Pam at the Jack Byrne Hospice at DHMC on Monday, shared Communion with her children at her bedside, and anointed her with oil of healing. In the light of Easter, we understand that death is the final healing. There is likely to be an outdoor funeral for Pam at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith.
Plans have yet to be finalized for the funeral of June Liberman who died at New London Hospital at the age of 101, but you can read her obituary HERE.
This week we celebrate her birthday with Emily Kelly.
Please pray for: Janet, Raymond, Leni, Bruce Carlson, Bettine Thomas, Nicole Wakeman, Peggy Daly, Bill Doody, Katlin McLaugh[AH1] lin, Pat Goodwin, Deb & David, Kate Marshall, Reilly, Dick, Jan Hunt, Pastor Kenneth T. Michnay, Janet Benzie, Andy, Nate, Ellen Robertson, Nicholas Elliot, Russell Jacobs, Annie Feeley Kieffer, Lin Potter, Sue Greenbaum, Dawn Woolley, Harper Oates, Pam Morland, Christina, Deb, Bruce Avery, Susan King, Beth, Robert Murphy, Sarah, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Michael Prosperi, Carol Ryder, Martha Andreo, Fran & Bob Kenney, John Fuller, Cody, Kevin Bland & family, Tuckerman, Don & Dana, Christopher Baron & family.
Pray for the repose of the souls of June Liberman, Pam Child and Eleanor Alleman.
This week we remember with thanksgiving Karin Nelson, Joan Fellows, Susan Q. Matthews, Eric S. Malm, Anne Thompson, Susan Mayer, Priscilla Roberts, and EMily Bristol.
Contribute to the Outreach Matching Fund - Because folks were so generous with their outreach donations in 2020, our Matching Fund is almost depleted. If you'd like to contribute to the Matching Fund, Jay would love to hear from you!
Weekday Worship - Our staff offers a rich menu of weekday worship. To join Jay, Aaron and several others for Midday Prayer at 12 noon on weekdays, click HERE. The Diocese offers Compline (Night Prayer) at 9:30pm, and Aaron Jenkyn leads the service every Saturday on Facebook HERE. On weekdays Jack Barben offers Morning Prayer at 7:15 am and Evening Mediation at 5pm HERE.
Christian Education - Led by the Rev. Dr. Katrina Wagner, Faith & Issues meets on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:30 (currently via Zoom). To receive information about the weekly discussions and the Zoom link, please email the Rev. Katrina Wagner HERE;
Food Bank - we are asked to donate Canned Soup in April. The plastic tub for donations is outside the door.
Puzzle Exchange - Our avid jigsaw puzzlers have started a puzzle exchange at church. Feel free to take one, do it, and return it. Or bring one you've already done and trade it for another one. Have fun!
Beware of Email Scams - Scammers sometimes create an email address to impersonate clergy and solicit funds from church members. These are known as "phishing scams." St. Andrew's and its staff will never send an email asking you to buy gift cards or to give personal financial information. There is nothing we can do to keep someone from creating an email address that looks similar to that of our staff. Jay uses two email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. He will not communicate with you via any other email addresses. Phishing emails often smell fishy. Asking for emergency funds while traveling is a standard ploy. If you think it's a scam... Do not open the email. If you've already opened it, do not click on anything. Scammers are often professional con artists who can play on the goodwill of the holiday season. Let's keep our hearts open to those in desperate need and keep giving to our trusted mission partners.
St. Andrew's members can now make financial offerings online via our website. Alternatively, you can send a check to St. Andrew’s Church, PO Box 294, New London, NH 03257. Your continue financial support is very much appreciated.