the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
the fourth sunday of easter 12 may 2019
We welcome the Rev. Winnie Skeates as our presider and preacher today while Jay is on sabbatical.
The flowers above the altar are given by John Chiarella and family in loving memory of Dona Chiarella and in celebration of his granddaughter, Sonja Chiarella’s birthday.
The flowers last Sunday were given by Emily Jones in loving memory of Charlie Jones. (Sorry for the oversight in the bulletin.)
Your respectful silence upon entering the sanctuary before any service is greatly appreciated as well as quiet voices in the hallway as we gather.
Casting for Recovery, the Last Sunday recipient for May provides a unique healing program. For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment, the gentle motion of fly casting can be good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body. Couple that with the emotional benefits of connecting with nature, and you’ve got powerful medicine. CfR relies on donations and sponsors to make this wonderful event happen.
Ascension Day, Thursday, May 30, 2019, is one of the Great Celebrations of Easter (together with Easter Day and Pentecost). You are invited to celebrate the Ascension of the Risen Jesus to the Father at the Holy Eucharist at Noon on Thursday, May 30th. The service will include hymns and anointing for healing.
Join Us in Prayer. Monday through Friday each week, Noonday Prayers are said in the Church: Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday; on Thursday, the Healing Holy Eucharist is celebrated with special prayers for those on the parish Prayer List and with prayers and anointing for healing, and every Monday evening at 6pm for meditation. You are invited to join in these times of prayer whenever you can.
Faith & Issues meets at 9:00 am on Saturdays. We will continue with pages 193 - 231 of Grounded-Finding God in the Word - a Spiritual Resolution by Diana Butler Bass on May 18.
We serve at Friendly Kitchen on May 24. The signup sheet is on the narthex shelf. See how you can help by serving or donating food.
Explore the Psalms with the Rev. John Bell. The Rev. Bell will be coming to Epiphany Church, Newport on Sunday, June 30 from 1pm to 5pm to present this workshop. The Rev. Bell is an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland and an accomplished hymn writer, composer, author, broadcaster and Iona community member. All are welcome! To register for this remarkable day, sign up on the narthex shelf. The cost is $40 payable to St. Andrew’s Church.
The gardens at St. Andrew’s have been carefully renewed and cared for by our dedicated gardener, Mary Eysenbach. Please consider helping her this summer by giving an hour here or there to keep them maintained by watering and/or weeding. Call the office or Mary at 526-9255.
We have an opening to give altar flowers on 30 June at Gould Road. Please call Mary Bayerl 763-1288 if you would like to honor, remember a loved one or mark a celebration.
Susan Cancio-Bello is part of the Handel Society of Dartmouth College and will be performing in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on May 18 and 19 at the Hopkins Center in Hanover. Though modern audiences consider Messiah as a staple of the Christmas season, Handel composed this oratorio for Easter. The Society follows the composer’s lead by presenting Messiah as its spring selection. From the opening “Comfort ye” to the glorious “Hallelujah” and epic “Amen,” Handel’s Messiah
commemorates the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ with grace, awe, and musical fireworks. Tickets available at hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/handel-society-of-dartmouth-college-spring-2019 or Hopkins Center Box Office at 603-646-2422. ($5 discount code HANDELSPRING).
We are asked to donate canned fruit to the Food Pantry in May.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Ruth Bodurtha, Sheila Mitchell, Lyman Smith, Sonya Chiarella, Kathleen Rusnak.
We pray for Sam Fleming, Van Crawford, and Jack Liberman, recently departed and remember with thanksgiving Frank Lambert, Arthur Thompson.