the Episcopal church of st. andrew
the fifteenth sunday after pentecost 22 september
The flowers above the altar are given by Greg Vogt in loving memory of his wife, Janis.
Children and adults worship together at St. Andrew’s. God put the wiggle in children, and it need not be suppressed in God’s house. But if you or your child needs a break, there is a free staffed Nursery downstairs.
The Dr. Rev’d Kathleen Rusnak leads her first of three sessions on the Gospel of Matthew today from 11:45 - 12:45 in the Parish Hall.
Join us for the CROP Hunger Walk around Pleasant Lake on Sunday, 6 October at 1:30PM or you can sponsor us with cash or online at crophungerwalk.org.
Jay celebrates the Eucharist with residents of Woodcrest this Tuesday morning at 11, and singers are especially welcome to join us.
Eucharistic Visitors bring Holy Communion to parishioners’ homes or care facilities. If you are interested in this ministry, please speak to Jay or Nola Jordan. There will be training workshop on Thursday, 3 Oct at 1PM.
New Foyer Groups are being formed, so please sign up on the narthex shelf. It’s a great way to strengthen our community. Groups are made up of singles and couples, young and old, 8 and 10 o’clockers. Each group of 8-10 people meets a few times a year, usually in a member’s home. There is no agenda or plan – just casual fellowship over a meal. The host typically provides the main course while other members bring the rest.
Faith & Issues meets downstairs on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 to consider contemporary issues in the context of faith. Contact Katrina Wagner at 526-4700 or email@example.com for more information.
We serve at Friendly Kitchen on 27 September. The signup sheet is on the narthex shelf. See how you can help by serving or donating food.
Blessing of the Animals is on 5 October at 10AM on the New London Inn Town Green. Following the tradition of Saint Francis, we gather on the Green in front of church for a 5-minute service and then a prayer is offered for each animal. Bring your pets and encourage others to do so.
Sowers of the Kingdom, the not-for-profit charitable foundation that will be the recipient of our Last Sunday offering on September 29, is the subject of Greg Vogt’s brief testimony this morning at both services. He plans to offer his firsthand account of the marvelous work being done by this organization in the Dominican Republic. During coffee hour after both services, Greg will be available to address any concerns or any questions congregation members may have about the work being done by Sowers. It is hoped that parishioners will support this organization generously on the Last Sunday.
On Monday, September 30, the Warner Men’s Club is hosting a forum on NH school funding and property taxes that is open to the general public. John Tobin, Chair of the NH School Funding Fairness Project, will speak on the inequities of the current State funding system for our schools which is largely based on property taxes imposed at greatly differing rates across the state. This forum will provide information on trends in school costs and funding for municipalities across the state as well as for the towns that comprise the Kearsarge Regional School District. The forum will convene at 7:00 PM in the Warner Town Hall.
The first episode of The Way of Love podcast Season 2 with Bishop Michael Curry was released this week. Our own Margaret Greenwood will lead the prayer on the episode released 1 October: www.wayoflove.episcopalchurch.org
St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop:
St. Andrew’s is sponsoring Immigration 101 at 2PM on Sunday, 20 October at St. Andrew’s — a nonpartisan overview of current US immigration policy, including the many categories of migrants and how these policies affect “Granite-Staters”.
We are asked to donate canned fruit to the Food Pantry in September.
Please pray for Kara LaBarge and Patrick Durkin who will be married at Old St. Andrew’s next Saturday at 3PM.
This week we celebrate birthdays with Sally Asher, Gene Hall, Abby Boucher and Jared Midgett.
We remember with thanksgiving Henry Fitts, Harold Burton, Janis Vogt, Arnold “Bud” Major, Andrea Christine, and Murray Forbes.