July 25, 2019

HAPPY SUMMER!

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
THIS SUNDAY, July 21st, the 6th Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services of Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.



Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
and FELLOWSHIP

READINGS FOR SUNDAY                
Sunday, July 21st
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 11, Year C
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

FROM THE RECTOR

On Saturday at 5:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s will host a concert of chamber music, A Feast for the Soul. Proceeds will go to the SNAP/EBT Doubling Program of the Tamworth Farmer’s Market. Ellen Swindt, one of the performers, wrote the following about the concert. I hope you will join us and enjoy the music, as well as supporting this worthy cause.
Hello Music Friends,
There is little in this life that motivates me quite as much as gardening. I find these summer days, in all their length, too short to fit in quite all the planting and tending and harvesting I want to do. I've gardened my whole life, beginning in this backyard haven: my mother's garden. 
My own garden is less flat and a lot less neat and organized. But it does contain green beans, onions, and a little corn. It has been providing me with my breakfast greens since early June and usually has something to offer for dinner as well. I appreciate the access I have to very fresh vegetables. It would be great if everyone had access to delicious and healthy food. 
That's the idea behind a trio concert planned for Saturday, July 20th at 5:00 PM at St. Andrews in the Valley in Tamworth. Amy Berrier, Chris Nourse, and I have been rehearsing music to share with the community. We'll play Dvorak's Terzetto for two violins and viola, a Handel Sonata for violin and two violas, a Beethoven violin and piano sonata and my own "miniature sonatina" for viola and piano. The concert is free, but listeners may make a donation to the Tamworth Farmers' Market's SNAP/EBT Doubling program. 
You can read about this project, which includes a GoFundMe campaign, on my blog
I'll hope to see many of you at Saturday's concert. If you can't make it to the concert, but you want to contribute to the project you do so through

GoFundMe by searching on "Feast for the Soul." or by mailing a check to Tamworth Farmers' Market, PO Box 25, Tamworth, NH 03886. 

Blessings,
Caroline

“FUN” RAISING
Mark your calendar !
STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER
Friday, August 23rd at 6pm 


The Menu: Caesar Salad, Steamers, Lobster, Steak, Corn-on-the-Cob, Scalloped Potatoes, Blueberry Buckle with Ice Cream and You may bring your own Beer or Wine.
Adults $30
Hot dog meal- $10


Call 603-651-1744 for reservations

St Andrew’s-in-the-Valley
Episcopal Church, Tamworth
678 Whittier Road

A FEAST FOR THE SOUL
We are hoping to raise $500 for the SNAP/EBT 
doubling program of the Tamworth Farmers' Market. 



 PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY 

Come join us! Knitting skills not required.
1st and 3rd Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.


If you knit or crochet (or would like to learn how to) and are led to engaging in an outreach mission that provides physical and spiritual comfort to those in need, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM in the Prince Room. We are a joyous group that will keep you in stitches! The coffee and tea will be on and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions, please call Lin Frank at 323-0402.

 DINNER BELL

COOK TEAMS
for July are:
July 7- Rau
July 14-Wakefield
July 21 - ??
July 28-Adams

COOK TEAMS NEEDED!
for the following date:
July 21

Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!



CIRCUS SMIRKUS 
Circus Smirkus 
Presented by All Saints Church, Wolfeboro

This is a fun circus production of children actors.

Deb is selling tickets in the office during office hours
and is able to accept credit card payments for ticket purchases 
on behalf of All Saints Church.


 FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE

I have been the Carroll County local Board Chair for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for over 5 years now.  This program provides Federal funds to Carroll County Food assistance programs, shelters and other allowable entities that apply for this assistance.  There are currently approximately 8 food assistance programs applying for these funds during a phase period located from Wakefield to Wolfeboro to Conway.

I have recently been tasked with a family member illness that has required me to travel back and forth to Maine and is taking a good part of my time. I am unable to continue this Volunteer position and am hoping that someone will be ambitious enough to take it on. It does require computer skills as they have many online forms.  I would hate to see these funds go unused but if someone doesn't step up in the next 30 days, that is what is going to happen as I have to step down. I am willing to guide this next person thru the process but the next phase is now ready with $11,000.00 in funds to be distributed and the process is time sensitive.

Please contact my cell 603-651-8938. And do pass this information on to likely prospects.
thank you
Debra
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 I will be out of the office Friday,July 19 and  Friday, July 26.  The office will be closed. Please contact Caroline if you have office needs.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Mysteries, Yes

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
    to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
    mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
    in allegiance with gravity
        while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
    never be broken.

How people come, from delight or the         
    scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
     who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say,
    “Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.

~ Mary Oliver


FORWARD DAY BY DAY
THURSDAY, July 18
Mark 2:27-28 Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”
We follow the rules to the letter so we can wear the badge of God’s approval. Sometimes, I worry we follow rules so we can mentally and spiritually check out of hard conversations with God. If we observe the sabbath as appointed and follow all the written instructions, we’ve checked all the boxes. This is an understandable struggle. We’re just trying our best to bring order out of the messiness of being human.
Jesus permits his hungry disciples to pluck ears of corn on the sabbath but the Pharisees forget God’s mercy. God does not want us to follow rules so stringently that we hurt our bodies. God creates the sabbath so we can take care of our bodies and commune with God in beautiful union—a holy timeout from the relentless march of time.

MOVING FORWARD: Do you struggle with striking a balance between following rules and extending mercy?   

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
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
1        Lisa Thompson
17      Vic DeGroot
18      Davis Dassori
21      Jennifer Brady
28      Marge Hagerup
30      Jim Theodore

Anniversaries
2        Ann Cady & Rob Walty
16      Todd & Jane Horn
31      Carla & Jack Knapp