March 22, 2018


THIS SUNDAY, March 25th, The Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, there will be one service only at 10:00 a.m.
There is a service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY                
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday
Year B
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
The Passion Gospel Mark 14:32-15:39

This Sunday is Palm Sunday!
We will have one service at 10:00 am so that we may all participate in the blessings of the Palms and Procession to the church. At the moment, the weather appears to be in our favor – partly cloudy with a high of 37. Not bad, given our recent weather! The liturgy will begin in the Parish Hall. I hope you will join us.
We then have a full Holy Week schedule beginning Wednesday with 9:00 am Morning Prayer and a reading of the Revelation to John at 7:00 pm, and followed by liturgies of the day on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:00 pm and The Great Vigil on Saturday at 8:00 pm. In addition, on Good Friday the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment at 11:00 am, and a service of The Seven Last Words of Christ at Noon. This noon service, consisting of a reading of each of Jesus’ last utterances from the cross, prayer and silence, will last for two hours. You are invited to stay for all or part of this service. Finally, on Easter Sunday, we will have one service at 10:00 to celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior.
Holy Week is best observed by attending as many of these services as possible. I urge you to consider coming as often as you are able. Each liturgy has its own unique flavor, commemorating a particular event in the last week of Jesus’ life. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus’ command to love one another, modeled by his washing the disciples’ feet. On Good Friday we commemorate his crucifixion through solemn prayer and the veneration of the cross. The Great Vigil is a service like no other, beginning in darkness and culminating in the joyous proclamation of Christ’s Resurrection. If you are only able to attend one of the Holy Week services this is the one! Here we kindle the new fire, remember our ancient salvation history through Old Testament readings, renew our Baptismal vows, and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.  I hope you will join us often.
Martin Luther King

6:01 PM CDT Bell Toll (7:01 our time)

April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  It occurred at approximately 6:01 pm at the Lorraine Motel, 450 Mulberry Street in Memphis, Tennessee, now, the location of the National Civil Rights Museum.  As part of the commemoration, churches and campuses across the nation have been invited to ring their bells 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King dwelled on this earth and to pay homage to his legacy. Chris Boldt and I, who both grew up in the South and remember the moment well, will toll the bells at St. Andrew’s at 7:01 EDT. All who would like to join us are welcome.

St. Paddy’s Dinner was a success!  

Check out the pictures below                                          


Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday March 25th  

Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday April 1st  
Easter Dinner/Carol Tubman & friends
All are invited. If anyone has any special Easter dish
they would like to contribute, it is welcomed!
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

From Preston

Upcoming school event 
School's Out Talent Showcase
 to benefit the School's Out Program.

Ossipee Central School

Come and see  local kids sing, dance and play music.  It's a fun and lively evening!
Friday March 23rd 6:00pm at The Ossipee Central School
Center Ossipee NH
$3 per person or a family (no size limit) $10


Starting April 1st, the Hannaford Cause Bag program at the Hannaford store located at 891 NH 16, Ossipee, NH will be focused on the sale of the FIGHT HUNGER BAGS in support of THE COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER food pantry!!
Every day counts~ we hope you find the resources at helpful in your continued outreach.
And, don’t forget to share with everyone that the Fight Hunger bags with the message “This bag helped feed someone in need” can be found on the reusable bag rack at various registers.
The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for March is JELLO.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018
Luke 21:16-19 You will be betrayed by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.

Luke 21 is one of the most difficult chapters in the New Testament to assimilate and hear. These are the days of vengeance, Jesus says. Some of you will need to flee, and others of you will die. Jesus is not pulling any punches. Some scholars cast these verses as purely symbolic language, and others maintain that the signs of the end times are presently upon us.

The Bible is what it is. Jesus’ words are what they are. The details are best left to God.
What comforts me in this difficult and strange chapter in the ministry of Jesus is the ending. Jesus, after a long day of teaching, walks up the Mount of Olives to sleep. We know the stones are his friends—no doubt the stars are as well. Closing his eyes under the blanket of night, he finds peace. May we come to know that same peace as well.

MOVING FORWARD: Watch the sunset tonight. Spend some time thanking God for the stars in the sky and the peace in your heart.

Please get your Easter Flower requests in to me by Monday, March 26th.

A Prayer for Evening
At the setting of the sun,
in the darkness of the night,
we step from the day into the night
with a desire to be still,
and in being still
to turn to you, O God.
At the setting of the sun,
in the darkness of the night,
we turn to you.              
                                                - John Philip Newell

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.

10      Susan Ines
13      Trudy Thompson
16      Caroline Hines
20      Albert Bunker
21      Chris Boldt
30      Kaitlyn Marshall, Barbara Lord
31      Claudia Kennedy

Photos from St. Paddy's Dinner
It starts with the COOJKING

Pictures from 
an evening with
Masters of the Celtic Harp