the Episcopal church of st. andrew
ninth Sunday after pentecost 2 august
Some of us will worship outdoors Sunday morning at 8 & 10 o'clock. Please arrive early and bring your registration form to avoid queues at the greeter tables. Most people will worship from the safety of their homes. To join our live-streamed worship at 8am on YouTube, please click HERE. The Order of Worship is HERE. You can access the recording any time after 8am. On the Sundays when we have live worship, there is no coffee hour, but we'll be back together on 9 August at 10 am.
UTO Fundraiser - OUTREACH - We raised $561 for the United Thank Offering's support of COVID-19 ministries thanks to your generosity and the get-up-and-go of our young people.
LAST SUNDAY OFFERING - The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) is our Last Sunday outreach offering for August, specifically in support of Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, Palestine, which is always in great need of funding and more so during the pandemic. AFEDJ’s website describes its mission: “A nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c)3 organization, AFEDJ is dedicated to raising financial support for schools, hospitals and centers for children with disabilities in Palestine, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. These institutions serve everyone, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity or ability to pay. They build hope for all in the Holy Land. The Christian values of equity, justice and respect for the dignity of all are at the heart of our efforts.” Learn more HERE. You can mail your checks to St. Andrew's or give online HERE.
The Outreach Commission, chaired by Elizabeth Lowell, is looking for one more parishioner to join the team. With six members, each would be responsible for researching and writing about two Last Sunday Outreach Offering recipients per year. So, a deep commitment to mission, curiosity about candidates' mission and financial credibility, and ability to write clearly, concisely, and convincingly are the necessary skill sets. Right now, we are meeting remotely, but when all is safe, we hold once-a-month, in-person meetings in the Parish Hall. If you're interested, please contact Elizabeth HERE for more information and then Jay HERE.
For Reel Theology on Wednesday, 12 August at 7 pm, we shall discuss Do the Right Thing. A slice of Brooklyn becomes a microcosm of urban America, and Spike Lee's 1990 masterwork remains starkly relevant today. The film is available on Xfinity's free streaming service, Peacock, after watching a few ads. We also have a DVD copy to share. Please call the office (526.6344) and we'll deliver it to you. On Wednesday, 9 September we discuss "The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse" by Louise Erdrich. A New York Times Notable Book, the novel tells the story of Father Damien Modeste who has served his beloved Native American tribe, the Ojibwe, for more than a half century.
Our building is CLOSED but our church isn't! Chris Heyl & Mary Eysenbach are among the many volunteers hard at work outside!
MESSY ADVENTURE Our Missioner, Aaron Jenkyn, is creating wonderful outdoor opportunities for all ages. She sends us to free outdoor locations and provides links that deepen our faith. For our first adventure she invites us to visit McLane Audubon Center and to reflect on how baby eagles learn to fly. She provides a video to watch before we go, a song to listen to, and a passage of scripture to read. Her Facebook post has traveled around the world with thousands of views, so make sure you see it HERE.
Thanks to all our Thrift Shop volunteers for being so nimble and creative, and now the weather is even beginning to cooperate with our outdoor sales on Wednesdays from 4 - 6 pm and Saturdays from
10am - noon.
UpBeat in Newport is meeting outside to play instruments (drums and xylophone) rather than sing. Please let us know if you have an Easy Up/Market Tent that we can borrow.
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.
Joining Jack This is actually the perfect time to join the Choir. Jack produces a range of resources that teach the basics of music making and singing. Integrating teaching and practice, the videos help you relax into your own voice and learn to better speak the language of music. There is a daily live stream practice and the opportunity to sing with the Virtual Choir. You can access all these offerings HERE.
Gospel of Matthew The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rusnak's lectures on Matthew's Gospel provide much-needed background and context for our Sunday Gospel readings. Our lectionary operates on a 3-year cycle and we're in the midst of Year A which showcases Matthew. Produced by Suza Lambert Bowser, the new lecture is available on YouTube HERE you can find her first two lectures there as well. As Kathleen prepares her fourth lecture, take this opportunity to view and digest the first three.
It's been lovely to welcome worshipers to Midday Prayer on weekdays at noon on Zoom. Here's the LINK.
Weeders & Waterers Even if we are not there to see them, the weeds (and the flowers) at St. Andrew’s keep growing. Age and her second accident are making it difficult for Mary Eysenbach to do as much as she did in the past. She needs help. Would you be willing to keep a section of the drip edge around the building free of weeds? Would you be willing to water the gardens for a fortnight when the weather gets hot and dry? If so, please email Mary HERE. We join our thanks with those of Mary Eysenbach to Judy Brown for watering and weeding both the front garden and the Memorial Garden and to Billy Kelly for planting the new tree (a shadbush) to replace the dead Japanese maple. Do stop by to enjoy the gardens which have never looked better.
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 hearty soups and stews in August.
Epiphany's youth programs continue to meet on Monday afternoons thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers who play online games and check in with our students and their families.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Julie Boardman and George Sutherland.
Please pray for: Lin Potter, Dawn Woolley, Harper Oates, Greg Vogt, Russell Jacobs, Jan Felton, Mark Winter, Bill Ryan, Jamae Fitch, Mimi, Robert Cook, Pam Morland, Walter, Christina, Daniel Gately, Trish and Chris Tymniak, Khara Benoit Schneider, Steve Fix, John M., Denise A., Mary Eysenbach, Michael Maple, Max, Becky Forbes, Devon, Liz Forshay, Kathleen, Deb, Bruce Avery, Ken, Stephanie Fierro, Susan King, Lev Hubbard, JB Cathel, Edward Kanu, Kathy Minaert, Barbara, Jim, Beth, Fran, Anne Bailey, Robert Murphy, Fred, Steven, Ana Morais, Peter, Sarah, Brenton, Peter Watts, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Peter, Michael Prosperi, Dawn, Carol Ryder, Howard, John, Wareing family, Keith, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, John Fuller, Cody, Phil Trussell, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Tuckerman, Don & Dana, Greg Potter, Christopher Baron & family.
Pray for the repose of the souls of those recently departed.
This week we remember with thanksgiving James Freitas, Richard Goehring, Billy Kieffer, Steven Ekstrom, Donna Lederer, David Webster, Bob Sanderson, and Louise Howard.