the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
the second sunday of lent 17 march 2019
We welcome the Rev. Susan Langle as our presider and preacher today while Jay is on sabbatical.
Your respectful silence upon entering the sanctuary before any service is greatly appreciated. Quiet voices in the hallway as we gather is also helpful.
All are invited to join Bishop Rob as he leads a lay Quiet Day “Living the Way of Love in Lent,” on 23 March at St. Thomas’ Church in Dover.
The outreach recipient for our Last Sunday offering in March is the Upper Valley Haven. The staff, volunteers and support personnel work to bring hope and “possibility” into the lives of those less fortunate and in need of food, shelter and hope for a better future. Each year they support over 14,000 people through their programs. On an average day over 250 clients walk through the front door asking for assistance. All services are provided without cost to each client. The organization was founded in 1980 and grew from an Episcopal church function into an ecumenical corporation . Today, the Food Shelf provides a week’s supply of groceries, once a month to clients. Shelter is provided in three facilities which house families, individuals and winter shelter for over-night stays. Education is offered through workshops to teach financial security and money matters. Service coordinators work with clients to secure housing in the community. Our generous support on 31 March will help maintain the efforts of the Haven.
Big thanks from Greg Vogt and Becky Rylander for all your donations for the kids at El Hogar. There is still time to donate toiletries and other items for the kids…until this Wednesday. Greg and Becky will leave on Friday for a week at the school in Honduras. Please pray for a safe, healthy, and successful trip and watch their progress on the team’s blog: stlukesinhonduras.blogspot.com.
Can you help provide food or serve dinner on 22 March at the Friendly Kitchen in Concord? The sign-up sheet is on the Narthex shelf.
The building will be closed tomorrow morning until 9:30am for an energy audit. One component of an energy audit is a blower door test which measures the level of air leakage for the entire building. To get accurate results, all church doors need to remain closed during the test.
Our Lenten series 5 Marks of Love is under way. Go to www.ssje.org/5marksoflove to receive a daily email with video reflection. While Jay is on sabbatical, our parish has a parallel focus of renewing the faithful — refreshing our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Recruiting Greeters for before the 10AM service. A great opportunity for newcomers and for those that go to the 8am service - stay a little while and meet your fellow parishioners! Call the office for more information.
St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop is all spiffed up with a fresh coat of paint and clean floors! A huge thank you to Harvey & Rosie Best, Chris Heyl, Joe Daly and Nick Eaton for all their hard work. We are now accepting Spring clothing in good condition (no rips or stains) during open hours, 10-2, Monday – Saturday. Stop in!
Sign up for the next Super Senior 80+ Luncheon on 1st April.
The next Messy Church at Epiphany is on Saturday, 6 April at 5pm and will be an Invitation to Easter. We will think about ways that we can prepare our hearts for Easter. Please let Aaron Jenkyn know if you can help.
We are asked to donate cereal to the Food Pantry in March.
Our Craft Group meets Tuesday mornings at 9:30. Bring your ideas, a craft project in progress or just your curiosity. We have refreshments, conversation and project suggestions for you as well. All are welcome.
Please let Shelly know if you are available to cover the office telephone when she has days off.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Lynn Thiesmeyer, Hank Otto, Nicole Densmore, Mary Shepard, Dolores Bausch, Deb Ransom.
We pray for Bruce Putnam and Ann Denny, recently departed and we remember with thanksgiving Heidi Beckwith, Kenneth James Almy, and Kenneth Joseph Almy.
Please pray for Judy Marraccini, Judy D., Marilyn Luurtsema, Bishop Dave Baily, Anne Bailey, Liz Forshay, Robert Murphy, Van Crawford, Fred, Emma, Ellen Wassell, Ana Morais, Nancy Coleman, Cindy Roberts, Don, Peter, Steven, Sarah, Brenton, Peter Watts, Peter Sullivan, Becky & Charlie Forbes, Jack Liberman, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Peter, Dot Gordon, Mike, Bruce Rollins, Michael Prosperi, Carolyn Lockhart, Marvin, Dawn, Carol Ryder, Howard, John, Wareing family, Keith, Kerry Hebert, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Phil Trussell, Hod Moses, Priscilla Roberts, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Tuckerman, Don & Dana, Rob & Karen, Greg Potter, Christopher Baron & family.