Announcements for the week of October 25, 2015

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of October 25, 2015


Food Ingathering 8:00 & 10:30 am


Wood Carvers 9:00 am

Twin Lakes Choral Society 5:00 pm


Stitchers 9:00 am

Choir Practice 5:00 pm


EfM 5:00 pm



Discretionary Fund Collection: All loose plate offerings (gifts not dedicated for pledge or building) this Sunday will be used to fund the Rector’s Discretionary Fund which is used to provide assistance to people who come to the church seeking help.

Adult Forum in October:  This Sunday we will continue our series, Embracing Spiritual Awakening, with Diana Butler Bass. This is the fourth session titled Belonging. Books are available through the office. Class will begin at 9:00 am.

All Saints’ Day Memorials:  All names to be memorialized on All Saints’ Sunday must be received by the church office no later than Monday, October 26th, in order to be printed in the All Saints’ Day bulletin.  See the signup sheet in the Narthex.  For those wishing to make memorial contributions in remembrance of loved ones, cards and envelopes are also available in the narthex.

Food Ingathering: This Sunday is our food ingathering. There are shopping list available in the Narthex. If everyone brings an item from the list once a month, it will make a huge difference.  There are brown paper bags available in the red wagon (which is used to collect our donations) to help remind parishioners to bring food to the pantry.  We plan on blessing the food collected when the collection plates are presented at the altar on each food ingathering Sunday.

Baptism Scheduled:  All Saints’ Sunday is a Sunday when Baptism are especially appropriate and this November 1st we will celebrate it with the baptism of Brian Maness at the 10:30 service.

Wedding Invitation:  On Saturday, November 7th at 3:30 pm we will celebrate the witnessing and blessing of the marriage of Gary Clayton and Brian Maness (reception to follow).  The couple invites all members of St. Andrew’s.  For planning purposes, they ask you to contact Gary at, or 870-736-5570, if you will be in attendance.

Vestry Meeting Highlights: The Vestry worked on the calendar. They scheduled a fall work day on Saturday November 14th following the Men’s Breakfast. April Baily will host a Thanksgiving Dinner at her house for anyone interested in attending. There will be a sign up sheet in the Narthex once details are confirmed. A Service of Light is tentatively scheduled for December 5th at 4:30 pm. In addition, we will be ordering some new albs and rope cinctures to replace some of the damaged ones. The Vestry also reviewed possible candidates for vestry elections.

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

Sunday November 1st

All Saints’ Sunday

Wednesday November 4th

Healing Service

Pub Theology

Saturday November 7th

Clayton-Maness Wedding