the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
pentecost 20 may 2018
The flowers above the altar are given by Clare Bennett in loving memory of her husband, Charles.
Our high school youth group presents Guns, Rights and Safety: Searching for Common Ground today at 3 PM here at St. Andrew’s. Bishop Rob Hirschfeld, Don Wright, Cohl Schusler and Lily Pelkey-Jacobson will serve as panelists and Joe Kealy and Cotton Cleveland as moderators. This will be a community forum of diverse views followed by conversations over refreshments in the Parish Hall. Please plan to attend yourselves and spread the word.
Next week is our inaugural Last Sunday Offering; the loose plate offering and checks with “for KREM” in the memo line will go to Kearsarge Regional Ecumenical Ministries. Whatever we give will be matched by an anonymous donor, so KREM can do double the work! Please see the insert for more details.
Confirmation takes place on Sunday, 10 June with Bishop Rob presiding. Youngsters will continue their preparation next Sunday afternoon and Monday on an overnight adventure. Don’t forget to finish Faith Confirmed so that you can pass the written exam! The next meeting for adults who will be confirmed or received is on Tuesday, 29 May at 7 PM. There will be a Confirmation rehearsal for all candidates on Friday, 8 June at 6.30 PM.
A lovely pen and ink drawing of Old St. Andrew’s by parishioner, James Wassell is available on notecards to purchase in the parish hall.
All are welcome to attend Faith and Issues downstairs Saturday mornings from 9-10:30. Yesterday we continued to discuss Faith Works: How To Live Your Beliefs and Ignite Positive Social Change by Jim Wallis. This week: pp. 213 – End. Contact Katrina Wagner for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kearsarge Regional High School invites veterans, spouses, and guests to a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, 25 May at 10 - 10:50 am with a barbecue to follow. RSVP to Ashley Goggin at email@example.com by this Tuesday.
Help Wanted: Mary Eysenbach could use some gardening help: someone to keep the OSA barrel watered June through August; several people to help with watering of our Saint Andrew’s gardens. More work available on request. Everything negotiable. Usual pay rate. Email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's that time of the year to clean out your closets, attics and garages. Attic Treasures is looking for donations for the Summer Fair. Start gathering your goods. Drop off begins on 4 June. Donations must be clean. No computers, old TVs, or such electrics. If they do not sell we have to pay to have them removed. Your help is greatly appreciated. This is our biggest fund raiser so look around for those items you are no longer using. Questions contact Ellen Schauff email@example.com
Music & Memory meets at 10 AM on Wednesdays. Open to all, these fun, informal singing sessions are designed for people dealing with memory loss and their caregiver.
Friendly Kitchen – we will be serving on 25 May. Check the signup sheet to see how you can help with the food or serving. Donations are greatly appreciated . Judy Ackroyd
Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Kelly Sundberg Seaman on Thursday, 7 June at 7 PM at St. Mark’s Church, Ashland. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and plan to meet at St. Andrew’s at 5.15 to carpool.
We are asked to donate canned fruit to the Food Pantry.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Sue Venable, Robert Douty, Louise Moses, Gail Goddard, Harvey Best
Please pray for Bettina Thomas, Virginia Milord, Valarie Benoit, Marvin, Dexter Summersales-Heard, Carol Ryder, Carol Dearborn, Diane Larson, Howard, John, Carolyn Lockhart, Wareing family, Keith, Dot Jones, Roger Sherwood, Betsy, Kerry Hebert, Catherine Mielke, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Jane Swan, Phil Trussell, Lev, Hod Moses, Ava & her family, Priscilla Roberts, Craig & Debbie Knowles, Bruce, Frank Bartucca, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Cindy Wall, Brooke, Eleni, 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 A. Theodore Eastman, Elaine Steere, Kitty Wilson, Sarah Cave. This week we also remember Pat Attridge, Will Kieffer, Carol Jordan, Anna Dufault, Leona R. Chetwynd, Donny Whitcher.