May 17, 2018

Throw Back Thursday Pentecost

THIS SUNDAY, May 20th, The Day of Pentecost, there will be one service only at 9:00 a.m. Don’t forget to WEAR RED!
Please plan to stay after the service for the meeting on the roof.  It is requested that you click on the “Roof video” link below and view the presentation by Tom Huckman (videographer: Tim Huckman) before Sunday.
If you have not received your letter from Caroline yet and would like to read more on the discussion before Sunday, please click HERE.

There is a service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
May 23rd- 5:30 p.m. Taize service.                        

We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY                
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Day of Pentecost
Year B
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:25-35,37
Romans 8:22-27
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Pentecost Sunday
9:00 am       One service only
10:15 am      Pot luck coffee hour – bring a favorite goodie!
10:30 am      Parish meeting about the roof
11:30-ish      June 20 Celebration of New Ministry information

Please plan to attend our parish meeting about the church roof Sunday after the service. If you did not pick up your letter about the roof last Sunday or receive it yet by mail, you can click HERE to read. Please review the information about our bids and come to the meeting with your questions. 

In addition to the information in the letter, be sure to watch the video that Tim and Tom Huckman produced. They did a great job documenting and explaining the current issues with our roof. Thank you, Tom for your clear explanations, and Tim, for your excellent video and editing!! Click “Roof Video” above to view.

And if you are unable to attend our meeting on Sunday, be sure and watch the video!
Our Celebration of New Ministry is on June 20 at 7:00 pm. Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this festive service and celebration! Both the Search Committee and the Liturgy Committee met this week to begin planning. The Search Committee tells me that they would like for me to leave the meeting after we finish our discussion on the roof, so that they can tell you about their plans and how you can be involved. I don’t know what they have in mind, but it sounds intriguing!!  

The Next Event
Grab your date and Save the Date!
For: St Andrew's in the Valley "Senior Prom"
When: Friday June 8th, 2018.  
Place: St Andrew's in the Valley Episcopal Church Tamworth, NH
Join us for music, dancing, and refreshments!
Details to follow in the next week, so check your memo and follow us on Facebook!


The Jamming Divas of St Andrew's in the Valley are making way for this year's jams and jellies!  Just your luck!  All current stock is $5.00 a jar for pickles, apple butter, miscellaneous jams and jelly ( lemon, Blueberry, strawberry) $4.00 a jar for zucchini Relish, $2.00 for pepper jelly.  We have a brand new batch of Orange Marmalade as well for $6.00.  Please call Carol @ 651-8230 or Chris @ 452-4049 for more info!  First come, first served.   

As always, proceeds will help to support local charitable organizations through St Andrew's Outreach Program. 

Please consider signing up to dedicate flowers until your summer ones are blooming.
When your blooms are ready to share from your garden please indicate that on a completed envelope from the Altar flower chart in the Parish Hall and turn in to the office.
We encourage flowers to be given in memory, in honor of or in thanksgiving. If you do not have garden flowers and would like flowers to be ordered ($20), please note that accordingly on the flower chart and submission envelope. Thank you

Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday May 20th
Conway Sangha

Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday May 27th
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!
Our  local Hannaford store has selected
Saint Andrew's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
as the
 May recipient of the
Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!

Great Job!
 Congratulations on completing another month as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!
We are happy to share with you that during the month of April, 
The Community Food Center Food Pantry raised $33.5 
in donations through the sale of 33 Fight Hunger Bags and 2 $.25 donation 4-Pack Fight Hunger Beverage Bags!
We will be sending your donation check in about 4-6 weeks!

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for May is deodorant for men and women.

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018
Acts 25:12 Then Festus, after he had conferred with his council, replied [to Paul], “You have appealed to the emperor; to the emperor you will go.”

Paul’s Roman citizenship comes into play once again. Technically, at this point in history every Roman citizen has the right to appeal their case to the Emperor. Yet the Roman justice system—with its tribunes and appeals to the emperor—largely exists only for the wealthiest and most important citizens. Justice and punishment for most people is settled privately (e.g. revenge) or summarily (e.g. crucifixion).

Whereas Jesus is put on trial and crucified in Jerusalem, Paul’s trial and eventual crucifixion will take place in Rome. What do you make of early Christianity’s movement from the faraway backwaters of Judea to the capital of the empire? Does Rome become the destination for Paul and others because it is the seat of worldly power or because they might have rights and benefits in Rome they wouldn’t have elsewhere? Or do they go to Rome to answer the call of the Great Commission?

MOVING FORWARD: Where are the backwaters of your life that may need some extra attention and love? Share your stories with us by using #ForwardDayByDay.


NAME TAGS  If you requested a new name tag it will be hanging in the entrance hallway or in your Parish Hall mailbox.
Thank you


Today we feel the wind beneath our wings,
Today the hidden fountain flows and plays,
Today the church draws breath at last and sings,
As every flame becomes a tongue of praise.
This is the feast of Fire, Air and Water,
Poured out and breathed and kindled into Earth.
The Earth herself awakens to her maker,
Translated out of death and into birth.
The right words come today in their right order
And every word spells freedom and release.
Today the gospel crosses every border,
All tongues are loosened by the Prince of Peace.
Today the lost are found in his translation,
Whose mother-tongue is love, in every nation.

                                      from “Sounding the Seasons” by Malcolm Guite
If you do not see your birthday or anniversary listed, please make sure Deb in the office has an information sheet on file for you.
Birthdays                                           Anniversaries

1              John Marshall
7        Elaine South
11      Janet Palmer
13      Ruth Rich
15      Kitty Lou Booty, Betty Faella
17      Chuck DeGroot
18      Tim Huckman
20      Tom Forbes
26      Dan DeGroot
28      Bob Luz

13      Tom & Jen Huckman
20      Jonathan & Lois Brady
26      Grete & George Plender
28      Bruce & Denise Foreman
30      Bob & Gabriele Wallace

Sunday-May 20           9am     -Holy Eucharist

Every Sunday              5 pm                -Dinner Bell
      Monday 21st                                Vestry meeting
Every Tuesday            10a-Noon        -Food Pantry
                                    8 pm                -AA meeting
Every Wednesday       9 am                -Morning Prayer
      23rd                       5:30 pm           Taize Service
Every Friday               10a-Noon        -Food Pantry
Every Saturday           8pm                 -AA (Parish Hall) Al-Anon (Prince Room)   

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm – Celebration of New Ministry at St. Andrew’s

Wednesday, June 27, 6:00 pm – Betsy Hess’ Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Barnabas, Berlin

 Photos this week provided by Lisa Thompson

 Celebrating Birthdays:
Peggy Cannon and Elaine South

Preparing for Pentecost

Bill & Maureen Fowler

Photo provided by Chris Mills