August 17, 2017

-                  JOIN US FOR WORSHIP                -

THIS SUNDAY, August 20th, The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, there will be
two services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

There is a service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.

We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.

-                 READINGS FOR SUNDAY               -

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Proper 15, Year A
Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:10-28

-                          THE ART OF SIMPLE COOKING                        -

The Tamworth Farmer’s Market
(in alliance with the Tamworth Community Nurse Association)
Learning the Art of Simple Cooking

Classes under the guidance of Elizabeth will focus on how to use fresh, seasonal and locally produced ingredients to create appetizing, simple-to-prepare dishes.
Classes are free of charge, but donations are welcome.
WHEN:         The First Tuesday of Every Month in 2017. Next class is Sept 5th.
TIME:           10:00 a.m.-Noon
LOCATION:   In the kitchen at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley
SIGN-UP:      Call 662-6717 and ask for Elizabeth or please leave a message. 

-                          DINNER BELL                        -


Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday August 20th
Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday August 27th

Cook teams are needed for the following dates!
Sept 3rd, October 8th
Please contact Bev Hammond or the Parish Office.
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

-                   SEARCH COMMITTEE                  -
“The (parish) profile serves as the parish’s introduction to potential candidates.  At its best, the profile uses images and words to describe the personality, mission, ministry, and ministers of the parish; and denotes the passion and gifts for ministry it seeks in its next Rector.” 
                                      (2017 Search Committee Handbook, Diocese of NH)

Small-group Summary Presentation after Church, Sunday, August 6, 2017
Search Committee member Pat Adams led the discussion which focused on what we learned from the six House Meetings. The three areas discussed were: What we do well, what needs improvement, and what characteristics we would like to find in our next Rector. 
We are a welcoming church with a strong lay participation in worship and in the community. We need to focus more on Christian formation, scheduling church and community events with enough lead-time, modeling who we are in the community, and welcoming participation in Children-Youth ministry.
We need these, but do we want them? Jim Theodore, a professional head-hunter (retired), said that if he were coming here for an interview, he would ask us, “What is it you would want me to be able to do, short-term and long-term?”  A very good question for us all to ponder in prayer.
The whole parish was thanked for their support of the Committee through prayer, and for their active participation in preparing the Profile.
Next year, after interviews and visits to parishes, the last step in this process, will be to present two or three candidates to the Vestry, who will make the final decision on who we call to be our next Rector.
-Betsy Hess and Lisa Thompson, for the Search Committee
July-Early September: Assemble the Parish Profile, with help from parishioners.  Editing process with Vestry and the Rev. Canon Hannah Anderson.
September-October: Complete the Profile and make it available to prospective candidates and our parishioners.
October-November: Begin receiving names and applications of candidates.  Reading and reviewing applications.
Lisa Thompson, Search Committee
Prayer for St. Andrew’s during the search process.
Loving God, giver of all good gifts, grant to the Search Committee, and to the parish, wisdom and faith.  Be with us as we develop and create the Parish Profile. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Search Committee
George Rau, Lisa Thompson, Cathie Lewis, Tom Huckman, Betsy Hess and Pat Adams.

-            COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER           -

Weekly Sales Flash!
We are so excited to announce your Hannaford Cause Bag sales!

From Aug. 8-14, 
~ 11 ~
Fight Hunger bag(s) sold, which equals a 
$2.75 donation to The Community Food Center Food Pantry! 
That brings this month's total so far to $5.50!

Well Done!

This is a great time to remind your supporters to get out and buy the bag!
Don’t forget to visit the Hannaford store at the
 891 NH-16, Ossipee location and purchase the Fight Hunger bag! 
Every bag purchased generates a $.25 donation to The Community Food Center Food Pantry.

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for AUGUST is Jello which is a popular summer item.

THURSDAY, August 17

Acts 21:28 This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against our people, our law, and this place.
I came into clergy life through the backdoor. I was working as a musician, and a good friend invited me to play mandolin at a church in a jazz venue. The community I found in that jazz venue changed my life, leading me to seminary and eventually to ordination as an Episcopal priest.
Some people said that this jazz-venue church was part of an “emergent” movement of Christians. Often the emergent movement is associated with the unexpected, like worship services in bars, homes, or even laundromats. For me, the emergent church experience is about following Jesus in a way that feels authentic. Some church leaders feel threatened by this movement and question its nonchalance or cult of personality. Others openly denounce it.
Paul knows all about this sort of criticism. Maybe Paul and the temple leaders could have learned from one another. Or maybe not. In our own day, I hope mutual respect will guide our church into deeper and different ways of loving God—ways both traditional and fresh.
MOVING FORWARD: Attend church with a friend or family member who does not attend your congregation. See what their experience of church is like, and invite them to join you next week.

-               FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE              -

Click here to listen to Reba McEntire "Pray for Peace" on YouTube


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.
1        Stephen Hird
6        Kathy Bunker
8        Marty Cloran, Elizabeth Wiesner
15      Bernice Thompson
16      Susan Luz
28      Grete Plender
30      Patti Rau

15      Dale & David Appleton
25      Dwight & Barbara Baldwin
27      Sammie & Dick Wakefield
27      Bruce & Claudia Kennedy