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Announcements for Week of January 21, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s
The Week of  January 21, 2018
 
Sun
21
Celebrant – Anne Carriere+ 
Adult Forum Adult Forum:”Eager to Love” by Fr. Richard Rohr, Chapters 8 & 9
9:00
AM
Tue
23
Woodcarvers
9:00
AM
Wed
24
Stitchers
9:00
AM
 
 
Area Art Club
9:00
AM
Thu
25
Choir Practice
5:00
PM


Worship Leaders:
January 28 – Gene Crawford+
February 4 – Gene Crawford+
Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s
 
Jan 28 – Annual Meeting @ 9 AM with a potluck brunch.  PLEASE COME.  We’ll elect a new vestry and have a report from the search committee. NOTE:  We have three candidates for two openings; copies of the candidates’ bios are on the table in the Narthex.  Nominations will be taken from the floor.  According to the canons: The qualifications for a member of the parish vestry shall be as follows: A confirmed communicant of the parish in good standing of not less than 16 years of age, a frequent attendant upon the services of the parish for the six months next preceding the election and a regular contributor and pledger of record, or a member of a family unit which is a regular contributor and pledger of record for the support of the parish; PROVIDED (1) a husband and wife shall not both be members of the vestry at the same time; and (2) members of the paid staff (including clergy) of a parish working more than ten (10) hours per week, and their spouses, shall not be eligible to serve.
 
Jan 28 – Food Ingathering, Discretionary Fund Collection
Feb 4 – Installation of New Vestry
Feb 13 – Mardi Gras – we need volunteers, see signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.
Feb 14 – Ash Wednesday

End of Year Statements are in mailboxes in the Narthex.

 Epiphany Season
A season of four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus’ identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.
You may enjoy additional information from this link.
Update from the Feast of Epiphany Committee
Feast of the Epiphany night was a huge success.  Guests arrived to a glowing Keller hall and to the gentle jazz of the Coffey/Keuther trio.  All anticipated “moving in to the light” with sparklers and fresh air and upon entering the narthex..the welcoming music from Bill Weeks greeted all as each entered with lighted candle.    Following an inspiring homily by Rev. Anne Carriere the following prayer served to rededicate the stained glass window memorial.
A Stained Glass Window Prayer
O Lord God, the whole world is filled with the radiance of your glory:  Accept our offering of this window which we now dedicate to you for the adornment of this place and the inspiration of your people.  Grant that as the light shines through it in many colors, so our lives may show forth the beauty of your manifold gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
Note:  If you have photos you took at the event and would like to share, please send them to standrewssecretary@gmail.com
 
 
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Announcements for Week of January 14, 2018

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s
The Week of  January 14, 2018
Sun
14
Celebrant – Gene Crawford+ 
 
Adult Forum Adult Forum:”Eager to Love” by Fr. Richard Rohr, Chapters 8 & 9
9:00
AM
Vestry Meeting
12:00
Noon
Tue
16
Woodcarvers
9:00
AM
Wed
10
Stitchers
9:00
AM
 
 
Area Art Club
9:00
AM
 
 
Pub Theology
5:30
PM
Thu
11
Choir Practice
5:00
PM


Worship Leaders:
January 21 – Anne Carriere+
Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s
 
Jan 28 – Annual Meeting @ 9 AM with a potluck brunch.  PLEASE COME.  We’ll elect a new vestry and have a report from the search committee. NOTE:  We have three candidates for two openings; you’ll find the candidates’ bios on a separate sheet.  Nominations will be taken from the floor.  According to the canons: The qualifications for a member of the parish vestry shall be as follows: A confirmed communicant of the parish in good standing of not less than 16 years of age, a frequent attendant upon the services of the parish for the six months next preceding the election and a regular contributor and pledger of record, or a member of a family unit which is a regular contributor and pledger of record for the support of the parish; PROVIDED (1) a husband and wife shall not both be members of the vestry at the same time; and (2) members of the paid staff (including clergy) of a parish working more than ten (10) hours per week, and their spouses, shall not be eligible to serve.
Jan 28 – Food Ingathering
Feb 4 – Installation of New Vestry
 
Mark Your Calendar – February 13, 2018 for Annual Mardi Gras Party.
Please Welcome New Members:  Dave and Sue Thomas, and Connie Davis.  Welcome to St. Andrew’s.

End of Year Statements are in mailboxes in the Narthex.

 Epiphany Season
A season of four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus’ identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.
You may enjoy additional information from this link.
Update from the Feast of Epiphany Committee
Feast of the Epiphany night was a huge success.  Guests arrived to a glowing Keller hall and to the gentle jazz of the Coffey/Keuther trio.  All anticipated “moving in to the light” with sparklers and fresh air and upon entering the narthex..the welcoming music from Bill Weeks greeted all as each entered with lighted candle.    Following an inspiring homily by Rev. Anne Carriere the following prayer served to rededicate the stained glass window memorial.
A Stained Glass Window Prayer
O Lord God, the whole world is filled with the radiance of your glory:  Accept our offering of this window which we now dedicate to you for the adornment of this place and the inspiration of your people.  Grant that as the light shines through it in many colors, so our lives may show forth the beauty of your manifold gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
Note:  If you have photos you took at the event and would like to share, please send them to standrewssecretary@gmail.com
 
 
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Announcements for the Week of December 31, 2018

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s
The Week of  December 31, 2017
Sun
31
Lessons and Carols
Food Ingathering
10:00
AM
Tue
1/2
Woodcarvers
9:00
AM
Wed
1/3
Stitchers
9:00
AM
 
 
Area Art Club
9:00
AM
 
 
Healing Service
Noon
 
 
 
Pub Theology
5:30
PM
Thu
1/4
PEO Meeting
11:30
AM
 
 
Choir Practice
5:00
PM
Fri
1/5
Celebration of Life for Bill Harrington
10:30
AM
Sat
1/6
DoK
10:00
AM
 
 
Feast of the Epiphany
5:30
PM


Worship Leaders:
January 7 – Anne Carriere+
January 14 – Gene Crawford+
Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s
 
Jan 9 – Book Discussion Group @ Noon
Jan 13 – Men’s Breakfast @ 7:30 AM
Jan 13 – Building & Grounds Committee @ 9:15 AM
Jan 21 – Annual Meeting
 
Last/5th Sunday Food Ingathering – The pantry appreciates all food items donated.  The current pantry need is; dried beans, spaghetti and sauce, oatmeal and small personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.
Celebration of Life for Bill Harrington – A coffee reception will follow the service.
Feast of the Epiphany – a celebration of light with jazz combo (see more information about the season below)
 
Annual Meeting – will be held on January 21
Mark Your Calendar – February 13, 2018 for Annual Mardi Gras Party

Epiphany Season

A season of four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus’ identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.
You may enjoy additional information from this link.
 
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Announcements for the Week of December 10, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of December 10, 2017

 

Sun 10 Gene Crawford+, Celebrant
Adult Forum:“Eager to Love” by Fr. Richard Rohr, Chapter 5 9:15 AM
Vestry Meeting Noon  
Service of Light & Remembrance 4:00 PM
Tue 12 Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
    Book Discussion Group Noon  
Wed 13 Stitchers 9:00 AM
    Area Art Club 9:00 AM
Thu 14 Choir Practice 5:00 PM
Sat 16 DoK Quiet Day 9:00 AM

 

 

Worship Leaders:

December 17 – Anne Carriere+

December 24 – Anne Carriere+

 

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

 

December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent (Two morning services as usual) – Discretionary Fund Collection, Food Ingathering

December 24 – Christmas Eve – Vigil at 5:30 (details to follow)

 

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT AND REMEMBRANCETONIGHT–This service helps us honor those who are not with us, for any reason. Gather at 4 PM in Keller Hall; if you like, bring a framed photo of those you wish to honor to display on your table.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE – is also the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  We will have our regular two services Sunday morning.  We’ll commence the Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve with a vigil.  Details will follow.

 

VESTRY ELECTIONS COMING UP – Will you serve?   Can you do a little more? Want to help with the workings of the Parish? The Vestry is seeking persons who wish to consider serving a term (three years) on the Vestry beginning January 2018. Watch for more information.

 

Announcements for the Week of November 26, 2019

 

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of November 26, 2017

 

Sun 26 Anne Carriere+, Celebrant
Adult Forum:“Eager to Love” by Fr. Richard Rohr, Chapter 3 9:15 AM
DoK Installation of new members 10:30 AM
FOOD INGATHERING
Discretionary Fund Collection
Tue 26 Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
Wed 29 Stitchers 9:00 AM
    Area Art Club 9:00 AM
Thu 30 Choir Practice 5:00 PM
  ~~»
St. Andrew’s Feast & Celebration 5:30 PM
Sat 12/2 DoK Regular Meeting 10:00 AM
Sat 12/2 Lasagna Dinner 4:00 PM

 

 

Worship Leaders:

 

December 3 –Bob Williams+         December 10 – Gene Crawford+

 

 

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

 

December 6 – Healing Service @ Noon

  • Pub Theology @ 5:30 PM – Arena Sports Bar

December 9 – Breakfast for the ladies hosted by the Men’s Group

  • Building & Grounds @ 9:15 AM

December 10 – Service of Light and Remembrance

December 12 – Book Discussion Group – The Glass Castle by Jeannette  Walls

December 16 – Daughters of the King Quiet Day

 

 

THE FEAST OF ST. ANDREW’S: The parish is invited to gather for a celebration of our patron saint’s feast day on November 30, @ 5:30 PM in Keller Hall with a pot luck.  Drinks will be provided.  LET’S TELL STORIES.  What are your memories of our beloved church? Come prepared to share.

 

LASAGNA with THE MEN’S GROUP! Get your tickets for a Lasagna Dinner set for Saturday, December 2, 4 PM. Tickets are available in the church office and takeout dinners will be available, order by noon on 11/30.

 

DOK QUIET DAY – The Daughters of the King will sponsor a Quiet Day on Saturday, December 16, 9 AM to 2 PM.  Jos Tharakin+ will celebrate a Eucharist and lead participants in a series of meditations and opportunities to reflect on Advent.  All are invited to participate; lunch will be provided.

 

GODSPEED, MARY WALDECK – – The vestry accepted the resignation of Mary Waldeck with regret, and presented her with a wooden St. Andrew ‘X’ cross with loving thanks for her service to St. Andrew’s.

 

Announcements for the Week of November 19, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of November 19, 2017

 

Sun 19 Anne Carriere+, Celebrant
Adult Forum:“Eager to Love” by Fr. Richard Rohr, Chapter 2 9:15 AM
Vestry Meeting 12 Noon
Tue 21 Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
Wed 22 Stitchers 9:00 AM
    Area Art Club 9:00 AM
Thu 24 THANKSGIVING ALL DAY

 

 

Worship Leaders:

November 26 – Anne Carriere+

 

 

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

 

November 26 – Christ the King Sunday/DoK Installation of new members

November 26 – Food Ingathering, Discretionary Fund Offering

November 30 – The Feast of St. Andrew potluck and church get-together.

December 2 – Daughters of the King regular meeting

December 2 – Lasagna Dinner hosted by the Men’s Group

December 9 – Breakfast for the ladies hosted by the Men’s Group

December 10 – Service of Light and Remembrance

December 16 – Daughters of the King Quiet Day

 

 

 

FOOD INGATHERING – November 26.  The Pantry needs rice, pasta sauce, and oatmeal in particular.  Thank you for your support of the Pantry

 

THANKSGIVING DAY:  All are invited to April Baily’s home for Thanksgiving Day dinner.  April will provide a ham, wine, tea and coffee; attendees are asked to bring a side dish and anything else they might like to drink.  Dinner will be at 1 PM.  Let April know if you can attend.

 

THE FEAST OF ST. ANDREW’S: The parish is invited to gather for a celebration of our patron saint’s feast day on November 30, @ 5:30 PM in Keller Hall.  It’s a pot luck dinner, and of course we will eat well!  Drinks will be provided.  Not a fundraiser, not a worship service – just a chance to celebrate the love we have for one another.

 

LASAGNA with THE MEN’S GROUP! Save the Date… and get your reserved tickets for a Lasagna Dinner set for Saturday, December 2, 4 PM. Tickets are available in the church office and takeout dinners will be available.

 

DOK QUIET DAY – The Daughters of the King will sponsor a Quiet Day on Saturday, December 16, 9 AM to 2 PM.  Jos Tharakin+ will celebrate a Eucharist and lead participants in a series of meditations and opportunities to reflect on Advent.  Everyone is invited to participate; feel free to bring your friends and neighbors as well.  A soup and bread luncheon will be provided.

Announcements for the Week of November 12, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of November 12, 2017

 

Sun 12 Gene Crawford+, Celebrant
Adult Forum:“Eager to Love” by Fr. Richard Rohr, Preface and Chapter 1 9:15 AM
Tue 14 Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
Book Discussion Group 12 Noon
Worship Committee 1 PM
Wed 15 Stitchers 9:00 AM
    Area Art Club 9:00 AM
    Search Committee 4:00 PM
    Pub Theology 5:30 PM
Thu 16 Choir Practice 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Worship Leaders:

November 12 – Gene Crawford+

November 19 – Anne Carriere+

 

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

 

November 24 – Thanksgiving Day (office closed)

November 26 – Christ the King Sunday/DoK Installation of new members

November 30 – The Feast of St. Andrew potluck and church get-together.

December 2 – Daughters of the King regular meeting

December 16 – Daughters of the King Quiet Day

 

 

 

STEWARDSHIP: The number of pledge cards handed or sent out numbered 74.  45 are returned.  29 are Outstanding.

To set a budget and to begin the work of the search committee we need everyone to respond.  If you are one of the 29, please respond no later than this Sunday, November 12.

 

THANKKSGIVING DAY:  All are invited to April Baily’s home for Thanksgiving Day dinner, if you have no place better to be (i.e. family, close friends, other loved ones).  April will provide a ham, wine, tea and coffee; attendees are asked to bring a side dish and anything else they might like to drink.  Dinner will be at 1 PM.  Let April know if you can attend; abaily4994@usa.net is her email, 870-421-5395 is her cell.

  

DOK QUIET DAY – The Daughters of the King will sponsor a Quiet Day on Saturday, December 16, 9 AM to 2 PM.  Jos Tharakan+ will celebrate a Eucharist and lead participants in a series of meditations and opportunities to reflect on Advent.  Everyone is invited to participate; feel free to bring your friends and neighbors as well.  A soup and bread luncheon will be provided.

Announcements for Week of November 5, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of November 5, 2017

 

 

Sun 5 Anne Carriere+, Celebrant
Adult Forum/Wired Word 9:15 AM
ALL SAINTS/PLEDGE SUNDAY
Mon 6 ASUMH Pipeline Class All Day
Tue 7 ASUMH Pipeline Class All Day
Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
Citizens for Clean Water 12 Noon
Wed 8 Stitchers 9:00 AM
    Area Art Club 9:00 AM
Thu 9 ASUMH Pipeline Class All Day
    Choir Practice 5:00 PM
Sat 11 Men’s Breakfast
  Building & Grounds 9:15 AM

 

 

 

Worship Leaders:

November 12 – Gene Crawford+

 

 

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

November 14 – Book Discussion Group @ Noon

November 15 – Search Committee Meeting; Pub Theology @5:30

November 30 – The Feast of St. Andrew potluck and church family get-together.

 

 

 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will read Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time for November; Eric Larsen’s Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History in December; Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach for January, and The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in February.  Amazing lineup!

 

FILL A SHOEBOX – Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Get a shoebox to fill in the Narthex and bring it back by November 13 to bring some Christmas joy to a child who might otherwise have little or none.

 

THANK YOU!  The Flower Chart is complete and Gail Alter is deeply appreciative of all who signed up to provide altar flowers for 2018. You’ll get a reminder to complete a flower form and a check for $38.

 

THANK YOU!  The food ingathering was a complete success and the pantry is well-stocked for Thanksgiving.  Bless you all!!

 

Announcements for Week of October 29, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of October 29, 2017

 

 

Sun 29 Gene Crawford+, Celebrant
Adult Forum/Wired Word 9:15 AM
Food Ingathering
Tue 31 Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
Wed 1 All Saints Day
    Healing Service 12 Noon
    Pub Theology 5:30 PM
  Stitchers 9:00 AM
  Area Art Club 9:00 AM
  Choir Practice 5:00 PM
Thu 3 PEO 11:30 AM
Fri 4 Prayer Group 1:00 PM
Sat 5 DoK 10:00 AM

 

 

Worship Leaders:

November 5 – Anne Carriere+

November 12 – Gene Crawford+

 

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

 

November 5 – Pledge Sunday AND All Saints’ Celebration!

November 11 – Men’s Breakfast

November 11 – Building & Grounds – 9:15 AM

November 15 – Pub Theology

November 30 – The Feast of St. Andrew potluck and church family get-together.

 

 

 

THANK YOU to Sarah Jackson-Lockyer and her friends for baking some serious goodies and selling them after last Sunday’s services, raising $50 for the Food Pantry.  Nicely done, girls!  Thanks!!

 

FILL A SHOEBOX – Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Get a shoebox to fill in the Narthex and bring it back by November 13 to bring some Christmas joy to a child who might otherwise have little or none.

 

SEARCH COMMITTEE:  A big thank you to Linda Hipes, Chair, and the members of the search committee, Bonnie Smith, Dale Brissey, Kathy McClellan, Deanna Van Eps, Bill Weeks, and Roehl Johnson. But Linda reminds us that the process will take all of us, and our continued support and prayers are necessary.

 

Announcements for Week of October 22, 2017

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of October 22, 2017

 

 

Sun 22 Gene Crawford+, Celebrant
Adult Forum/Wired Word 9:15 AM
Discretionary Fund Collection
Tues 24 Woodcarvers 9:00 AM
Wed 25 Stitchers 9:00 AM
  Area Art Club 9:00 AM
Thu 26 Choir Practice 5:00 PM
Fri 27 Prayer Group 1:00 PM

 

 

Worship Leaders:

October 29 – Gene Crawford+

November 5 – Anne Carriere+

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

October 29 – Food Ingathering

November 1 – All Saints’ Day, also Pub Theology

October 5 – Pledge Sunday AND All Saints’ Celebration!

 

 

 

SWEETS FOR THE PANTRY – TODAY –- “Sweet” sale Discretionary Fund effort to benefit St. Andrew’s Pantry. Plan to participate, donate and nibble – after 8:30 service and again after 10:30.

 

FOOD INGATHERING – On Sunday, October 29, food will be collected for the food pantry.  We have a need for oatmeal and soup.  Also, the pantry would also appreciate any personal items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.) that can be donated.  Thank you. “What you do for the least of these…”

 

STEWARDSHIP:  All parishioners have received an invitation to prayerfully consider our promises and our pledges, and an envelope which includes our own pledge card and history, and a return envelope. On November 5, we’ll combine our celebration of All Saints with the blessing of our pledges/promises in a special service.

 

FILL A SHOEBOX – Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to reach out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Gifts are sent outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S. Get a shoebox to fill in the Narthex and bring it back by November 13 to bring some Christmas joy to a child who might otherwise have little or none.