the Episcopal church of st. andrew
twentieth Sunday after pentecost 18 october
Our worship Sunday celebrates Saint Luke and will be broadcast at 9AM on our YouTube channel. To view on your computer or tablet, click HERE. There are beautiful images, especially from the camera of Peter Bloch as backdrop to Jack's wonderful musical arrangement of the psalm.
COFFEE HOUR - Join us after worship at 10AM for Coffee Hour on Zoom HERE.
Yesterday morning we remembered Taffy Beckman, gave thanks for her life, pondered the mystery of death, commended her into God's eternal care, and committed her ashes to the ground. The service took place at West Part Cemetery, and Taffy would have loved the beautiful foliage against the backdrop of a snow-covered Sunapee.
LAST SUNDAY OFFERING - The recipient of October's Last Sunday Offering is Dismas Home in Manchester. The Home provides housing, food, and treatment to previously incarcerated women. As always, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. The website for Dismas Home is HERE. You can send your check payable to St. Andrew's with Dismas in the memo line or you can give online HERE.
The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rusnak continues her lecture series on Zoom this coming Monday, 19 October at 10am and then again on 26 October and 2 November. Having explained the Hellenistic background in her first lecture, Kathleen will portray the messianic fervor at the time of Jesus and how the Zealots, Pharisees and Jesus differed on what "kingdom of God" meant. The third and fourth lectures will focus on Matthew's distinctive use of "kingdom of heaven." To join the Zoom bible study, click HERE. A recording will be made for those who cannot attend, and if you missed Kathleen's first lecture two weeks ago, you can view it HERE.
NEXT SUNDAY - Aaron, Jack and I invite you to our new monthly worship, InSpirit, which will be broadcast next Sunday morning at 9am. We're not sure exactly what it will look like yet, as we're in the midst of filming! We celebrate Bible Sunday, and we hope that you'll find our worship creative, fresh and uplifting! Please join Zoom coffee hour afterwards and let us know
Novel Theology in November meets on Veterans Day, and we are reading The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Goianjiu. In a relentlessly energetic and arresting voice marked by humor and fierce intelligence, Shani Boianjiu creates an unforgettably intense world of young women conscripted into the Israeli army.
The Thrift Shop will open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am - 1pm beginning on Saturday, 4 October. Strict protocols will be in place to safeguard volunteers and customers. The Thrift Shop will accept donations of high-quality Fall and Winter clothes for children and adults during their opening times beginning on 4 October. Drop-off will likely be at the Choir Room doorway just past the Thrift Shop in the lower parking lot.
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.
It's been lovely to welcome worshipers to Midday Prayer on weekdays at noon on Zoom. Here's the LINK.
If you'd like to contribute to the Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry, there is a collection box outside St. Andrew's Church for your donations of large juice in October.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Aldyn Frenkiewich, Judy Brown, Kathi Almond, Shane Boucher, Monique Jevne, and Robert Carroll.
Please pray for: Timothy Koumrian, Irene Boucher, Kathleen Hunter, Randy Foose, Ellen Robertson, Nicholas Elliot, Joyce Santi, Marlene Williams, Annie Feeley Kieffer, Susan Andrews, MaryLou Waby, Lin Potter, Sue Greenbaum, Dawn Woolley, Harper Oates, Russell Jacobs, Bill Ryan, Jamae Fitch, Mimi, Robert Cook, Pam Morland, Christina, Daniel Gately, Steve Fix, John M., Denise A., Michael Maple, Max, Devon, Liz Forshay, Kathleen, Deb, Bruce Avery, Ken, Susan King, JB Cathel, Edward Kanu, Kathy Minaert, Barbara, Jim, Beth, Fran, Anne Bailey, Robert Murphy, Steven, Sarah, Brenton, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Michael Prosperi, Carol Ryder, Howard, Wareing family, Keith, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, John Fuller, Cody, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Tuckerman, Don & Dana, Christopher Baron & family.
Pray for the repose of the souls of Taffy Beckman.
This week we remember with thanksgiving Robert Ritter, Sherrie Carville, Ellen Terhune Schauff, Henry Koser, Ray Woolson, and Frank Bodurtha.