the Episcopal church of st. andrew
Fourth sunday after pentecost, 20 june 2021
Worship this Weekend
Worship at St. Andrew's this Sunday morning takes place indoors at 8 o'clock and outdoors at 10 (unless the weather forces us in). No need to register: just turn up with a mask to sing and with a chair or blanket for outdoor worship. The 8am Eucharist will be live-streamed for people to worship from home. Beginning with a Prelude at 7:55, our online worship is HERE, and the Order of Worship is HERE.
Flowers - The flowers are given to the Glory of God by Mark & Christine Kellett in thanksgiving for their families.
EMBRACE: Celebrating the Summer Solstice - Join us on the New London town green at 1pm on Sunday. Centered on the bandstand, there will be singing, poetry, dancing and instrumental music to celebrate the summer solstice. Musicians include Jack Barben, Kathy Lowe Bloch, Kerry Gulbranson, Kent Allyn, Steve Schuch, Julie Corey, Nicole Densmore, Cindy Johnson, Susan Cancio-Bello, Kevin Tarleton, Jeff McGuire and the Extremes. It's free, family-friendly and perfect for Father's Day. Bring a chair and your mates.
Our Thursday Eucharist of Healing and Wholeness has returned to St. Andrew's at 12 noon with the same protocols as Sunday worship. Everyone is welcome, and there is an opportunity to come forward to receive the laying on of hands and to be anointed with oil of healing.
Midday Prayer will be offered at 12 noon in church on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Centered on a Psalm, a Gospel passage and shared silent prayer, this 20-minute service provides a wonderful oasis of prayer in the midst of the day's busyness.
One of the pandemic's silver linings has been the wonderful community that has gathered on Zoom for Midday Prayer. This will continue on weekdays -- apart from Thursdays when everyone is encouraged to gather together for the Healing Eucharist in church. If you would like to participate, please email our Verger Anne Hall HERE for the Zoom link.
Faith & Issues on Saturday Mornings - Everyone is welcome at Faith & Issues, a discussion group led by The Rev’d Dr. Katrina Wagner on Saturday mornings from 9 - 10:30. Books alternate between those emphasizing an issue and those more focused on faith. The next book is The Code Breaker - Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson. Nobel Prize winner. Doudna and a colleague discovered a unique tool that can easily edit DNA. This invention has ground breaking implications for medical treatments and moral decisions. All are welcome to join the group when we begin Part One on Saturday, June 26th at 9am via Zoom. Contact Katrina Wagner for more information on her email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got Lunch Newport -- June Outreach Offering - Got Lunch Newport is a program addressing food insecurity for public school children and their families in the towns of Newport, Sunapee, Goshen, Croydon, and Lempster. A non-profit operating under the umbrella of the South Congregational Church of Newport, Got Lunch Newport includes Aaron Jenkyn on its board. There is no payroll. Ninety-five percent of the funds raised is used to purchase food. The remaining 5% goes to non-food supplies such as gas for the church van used in deliveries, packing supplies, and copies of useful recipes to include with the food. There are eight delivery routes in addition to parking lot pick-up. Accommodation is made for food allergies and family size is taken into account. This month your donation will be matched by the Missioner of Newport's Discretionary Fund, thanks to donations that Aaron received to help food-insecure families in the Newport area. Make your check payable to St. Andrew’s (with Outreach in the memo line) or give online HERE.
Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Please email Shelly Boucher (email@example.com) to confirm your interest in our pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 26 February - 6 March 2022. This intergenerational journey will be geared to young people but is open to energetic parishioners of all ages. We are trying to keep the cost below $2,200 inclusive of flights. If you missed the information session after worship last Sunday, please speak with someone who attended or give Jay a call. Becky Rylander has helpfully posted her photo album from our 2018 pilgrimage HERE.
Congratulations to Emmy & Erin - Erin Wheeler and Emmy Potter are among those graduating from Kearsarge Regional High School Saturday. These gifted young women have also made extraordinary contributions to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, so as we rejoice with them and their families on Graduation Day, we also give thanks to God for Emmy and Erin and pray that God will continue to inspire and guide them.
KLS Community Food Pantry - For the month of June, St Andrew's is asked to give large juices (especially 100% and low sugar). Our collection bucket has been moved inside the church on the hall table.
Call for help with our grounds and gardens
Mary Eysenbach only had a few responses to her plea for help with our grounds.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Edward Orecchio, Jack Tate and Kent Wheeler.
Please pray for: Kevin Gulbranson, John Chiarella, Bill Huntoon, Deb & Ken, Al & Gail, Barbara Schwemm, Becky Hutchins, Steve Gordon, Johanna Young, Alexander Blain, Janet, Raymond, Leni, Bettine Thomas, Nicole Wakeman, Pat Goodwin, Deb & David, Kate Marshall, Reilly, Dick, Jan Hunt, Janet Benzie, Andy, Nate, Ellen Robertson, Russell Jacobs, Annie Feeley Kieffer, Lin Potter, Dawn Woolley, Harper Oates, Pam Morland, Christina, Deb, Bruce Avery, 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 Samantha Howlett, Dr. Lucien Bernard, Dr. Robert Joseph, and David Cesar.
This week we remember with thanksgiving: Adrienne Kerwin, John McCrillis, Richard Underwood, Sheila Mitchell, Nancy Edwards Cogswell, Elizabeth Webb, Mortimor Matthews, Peter Messer, and Wen Philips.
Emmy Potter Shares her Book - Emmy has created a wonderful children's book for her high school senior project. Drawing on her early experience of her Dad's illness, she writes to reassure children that hospitals are places of healing. Emmy illustrates the book with her own photos of medical equipment and explains their use so children won't be frightened or intimidated when they visit the hospital. Emmy has gifted a copy to St. Andrew's which is displayed in the narthex.
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 several for Midday Prayer at 12 noon on weekdays, click HERE. The Diocese offers Compline (Night Prayer) at 9:30pm. 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 Large Juice [especially 100% and low sugar] in June. 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.