the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
Twenty-fifth Sunday after pentecost 11 november 2018
The flowers above the altar are given by Sue Eaton in loving memory of her husband, Dick. The flowers in front of the altar are given by Pat Stewart in loving memory of her husband, Charlie Stewart.
While Jay is away leading our pilgrims in Jerusalem, the Rev’d Leslie Smith is preaching and presiding today and the Rev’d Jim Ransom next Sunday. Please keep the pilgrims in your prayers. Look for regular updates via parish emails.
Blessed to be a blessing is the theme of our 2019 stewardship campaign. Please return your pledge card as soon as you can so that we can plan our 2019 budget. We conclude with a celebration supper on St. Andrew’s Day (Friday, 30 November).
Hard copies of the November/December Network Newsletter are in the rack above the narthex shelf.
HFHKSA is the abbreviation for our local Habitat for Humanity organization. They are the designated recipient of our “Last Sunday” Outreach donation. Home construction and remodeling has always been of great interest to me. For more than 20 years I have been volunteering with Habitat while living in New York State and now in New Hampshire. Volunteers of all skill levels are vital to the success of the Habitat mission. Not only “swinging a hammer” but helping with every phase of processing applications, family selection and fund-raising. Many typical volunteers are retired men and women who choose to work on construction crews assigned Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. We had been averaging one house per year, but with aging and decreasing numbers of volunteers, a typical build may take up to 2 years to complete. More volunteers would shorten this cycle and get families into new homes, sooner. The “bottom line” is that HFHKSA is a non-profit, Christian, ecumenical organization that supports families in need in our community. Please consider your financial support here on 25 November. Harvey Best
Our office hours will be slightly adjusted for the next few weeks as Shelly gets Shane to rehearsals at Northern Stage for Matilda.
St. Nicholas Fair takes place on Saturday, 8 December. Check your attics for holiday decorations and consider donating to our Santa’s Treasures table. You can also help by baking and freezing goodies for the bake table. In addition to cookies and breads we'd like jams, jellies, spiced nuts, fudge, and items that can be given as gifts. Please call Barbara Smith (526-2310) or Judy Ackroyd (456-2087) to help in any way.
On Nov. 17 Faith & Issues will cover chapters 10-12 of An Altar in the World and finish the book.
The Men’s Breakfast is November 24. The signup sheet is on the narthex shelf.
We serve at the Friendly Kitchen on 23 November. Please sign up to help serve or donate.
Kearsarge Chorale, celebrating its 10th year anniversary, and under the direction of Dr. Donald Cox, will present its fall concert “All of Us.” The concert will be held at 3:00 PM on November 18th at the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College. The program will include the melodic Sunrise Mass by contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo accompanied by a string orchestra. It will conclude with “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent. Tickets ($15 each and $5 for students) will be available at Tatewell Gallery and Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, BookEnds in Warner, at the door and online at www.kearsargechorale.org . There’s something for everyone!
We are asked to donate cereal to the Food Pantry in November.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Don Catino, Pam Morland, Yvonne Kun, Clare Bennett, and Becky Underhill.
Please pray for Libby, Nancy Coleman, Cindy Roberts, Don, Richard, Peter, Steven, Kathleen Hunter, Sarah, Brenton, Peter Watts, Peter Sullivan, Heidi Clasby, Becky Forbes, Jack Liberman, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Peter, Dot Gordon, Mike, Bruce Rollins, Michael Prosperi, Gail Emerson, Beth, Carolyn Lockhart, Marvin, Dawn, Dexter Summersales -Heard, Carol Ryder, Diane Larson, Howard, John, Wareing family, Keith, Roger Sherwood, Kerry Hebert, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Phil Trussell, Hod Moses, Priscilla Roberts, Bruce, Frank Bartucca, Dusty Logan, Ray Provencal, Kevin Bland & family, Sheila, Brooke, Tuckerman, Don & Dana, Rob & Karen, Greg Potter, Christopher Baron & family.
This week we remember with thanksgiving Patricia Jane Smith, Charlie Stewart, Elva Lillian Poole, and Susan McClaugry.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Rector: The Rev'd Jay MacLeod
Administrator: Shelly Boucher
52 Gould Road (PO Box 294), New London, NH 03257
Office: 603-526-6344 Office Hours: 9:30-3:30 M-F Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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