Announcements for the week of August 2, 2015

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of August 2, 2015

Tuesday

Woodcarvers 9:00 am

 Citizens for Clean Water  12 noon

          Twin Lakes Choral Society 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Stitchers 9:00 am

 Healing Service 12 noon

  Pub Theology 5:30 pm

Saturday

Men’s Breakfast 7:30 am

2nd Saturday Singles 9:45 am

 Announcements

 Embracing an Adult Faith: This Sunday we begin the video series for small groups titled Embracing an Adult Faith by Marcus Borg on What it Means to be Christian during forum.  Please note that for this series, forum begins at 9:00 am.

Food Ingathering : The food ingathering held on Sunday July 26th was a huge success. We appreciate the congregation coming together to supply our food pantry with the items necessary to support the community and those in need. Thank you to everyone who participated.

St. Andrew’s Book Discussion Group: The upcoming meeting for the St. Andrew’s book discussion group will be Tuesday August 11th, at 12:00 noon, in Keller Hall. Under discussion will be The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Attendees are reminded to bring a sack lunch.

Second Saturday Singles: The 2nd Saturday Singles will be going to Buffalo Point Restaurant on August 8th for lunch and fellowship. They will meet in the parking lot at St. Andrew’s at 9:30 am to carpool and at the Flippin Wal-Mart parking lot at 10:15 am. If you plan to attend please sign the signup sheet in the Narthex.

Vestry Meeting Highlights:  At its July meeting, the vestry approved the minutes of its June meeting and the June financials – both are on the bulletin board by Keller.  It was noted that pledge receipts are behind and the treasurer asks that a reminder be put in the bulletin.  There was some discussion concerning General Convention’s actions regarding marriage and the use of alcohol at church functions.  The rector expressed concern for members who disagree with the church’s new policy permitting marriages of same gendered couples.  He proposed offering a forum to discuss the churches understanding of the scriptures and its theology that supports its decision while permitting others to express their views.  The purpose of such a forum would not be to change opinions, but to offer an explanation as to the churches reasoning.

Pledge Update:  In June, pledge payments year -to-date pledge were behind over $4,000.  Our treasurers asks us to remind you that our bills must be paid each month – even in the summer.  If you are behind and can, we would appreciate it if you would get caught-up.  Thanks.

  Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

Monday August 10th

Audubon Society

Tuesday August 11th

Book Discussion Group

                 The Sixth Extinction

    Twin Lakes Choral Society

Thursday August 13th

Twin Lakes Literacy Council Pizza Party (Keller)

 St. Martha’s Guild