the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew
The eighteenth sunday after Pentecost 23 september 2018
The flowers above the altar are given by Greg Vogt in loving memory of his wife, Janis.
This morning we welcome the Rev’d Mike Smith to preside and preach. Padré Mike has served the Church of England in Manchester, Leicester (where he was Chaplain to the Bishop), and now Oxford Dioceses. A friend of Jay and Sal, Mike arrived in the United States yesterday afternoon. He’s been put to work quickly as Jay is officiating at his sister’s wedding in Maine this morning.
The Crop Walk is next Sunday, 30 September with registration at Elkins Beach at 12:30. Visit www.crophungerwalk.org to sign up to walk or make a donation to our team to help end world hunger. Our goal is to raise $2,500 and we’re currently $2,100 short! Please visit the website to support St. Andrew Strollers and make a donation.
We’ll celebrate St. Francis with the Blessing of the Animals on the Town Green on Saturday, 6 October at 10AM and in our worship on Sunday morning.
The Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry serves people in need by supplying canned and boxed staples as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, eggs and bread. Clients can also receive “Snack Packs for Kids,” toilet paper, paper towels, and dish and laundry detergents. Besides receiving quality goods, clients have their spirits lifted because they are received warmly (with a cup of soup in winter). A supplemental summer feeding program provides extra food for school-age children who receive meals at school in other seasons. Gently used children’s books are frequently available. We invite you to make a financial gift to the Food Pantry on September 30 with our Last Sunday offering, to be matched by an anonymous donor. This morning Ginny Register will speak briefly about the Food Pantry at our 10 o’clock Eucharist.
James Dunford arrived from Virginia last week to coordinate EpIC — Epiphany Intentional Community. He had seen the Epiphany parish house on a previous visit, so he is delighted at its transformation. James works full time at Hannaford in New London and will serve as a long-term volunteer with both Epiphany and St. Andrew’s Churches. We hope that he’ll be joined soon by our British volunteers whose visa problems are being addressed by Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s office.
Faith & Issues meets downstairs on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 to consider contemporary issues in the context of faith. The group is currently reading Class Matters and will be discussing chs 9-12 this coming Saturday.
Please sign up to help with the next visit to Friendly Kitchen in Concord on September 28.
Thanks to Suza Lambert Bowser for leading an excellent Novel Theology discussion last week. Our next session will be on Tuesday (this time Tuesday is correct!), 16 October at 7PM when we discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Just read the book and turn up
Stop by our Thrift Shop to see the wonderful new changes and items. If you can spare two hours a week to volunteer, please contact Jackie Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have the ability to accept credit cards in the Thrift Shop and Shelly also has a terminal in the office to accept church payments.
We are asked to donate canned fruit to the Food Pantry in September.
St. Andrew's has an account at the Go Lightly Home Store so that you can easily donate items.
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This week we celebrate birthdays with Sally Asher, Gene Hall, Jared Midgett, and Molly Van Vranken.
Please pray for Brenton, Peter Watts, Peter Sullivan, Heidi Clasby, Becky Forbes, Jack Liberman, Debbie Knowles, Christine Taylor, Peter, Dot Gordon, Norma Willard, Mike, Brady Miller, Bruce Rollins, Michael Prosperi, Gail Emerson, Beth, Carolyn Lockhart, Harriet, Virginia Milord, Marvin, Dawn, Dexter Summersales -Heard, Carol Ryder, Diane Larson, Craig Knowles, Howard, John, Wareing family, Keith, Roger Sherwood, Kerry Hebert, Martha Andreo, Bob Kenney, Edward Kanu, John Fuller, Cody, Phil Trussell, Lev, 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 Henry Fitts, Janis Vogt, Arnold “Bud” Major, Andrea Christine, Murray Forbes