August 9, 2012

This Sunday, the 12th of August, The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services of Morning Prayer, one at 8 and one at 10 a.m., with coffee hour following. We hope you'll join us for worship and fellowship.

Readings for this Sunday: Psalm 130; 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51.

Morning Prayer every Wednesday is at 9 am.

Welcome Bishop Rob Hirschfeld! Saint Andrew’s-in-the-Valley was well represented at the consecration liturgy last Saturday in Concord. See below for more pictures and go to the diocesan web site for even more.   The consecration sermon by the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is also available there. More pictures below.
For a writeup and another great picture of Bishop Rob visit this link:

The reconstruction of our ramp entrance is now under way!!!  The entry is presently inaccessible. Instead, you will need to walk across the lawn behind the Parish Hall and enter through the east door which will be kept open when events, including office hours, are taking place. If walking is difficult for you, a vehicle may drive in at the east end of the building, passing the Prince Room chimney, giving you easy access to the door. Under no circumstances is anyone to drive around the rear of the Parish Hall, which would entail going over our septic tank which might not support the weight of a vehicle!!! If you have a key to the building and are here at off hours, you will need to use the main front door of the church.

Tomorrow, Friday, August 10th is our Backyard Barbecue Bluegrass Bash! We’ll fire up the charcoal pit for a chicken barbecue with fresh corn, potato salad, coleslaw, and our (now famous) blueberry buckle for dessert, all with fabulous, live, musical entertainment by the Bluegrass Mountain Boys! Invite your friends. Call to reserve your tickets now!! 50% of our proceeds will go to local and regional outreach and 50% to the church. Carol Tubman and Chris Mills are co-chairing the event. For tickets, please call Nancy Whitaker @ 323-2385 or buy them at The Other Store in Tamworth village.

Parish Gatherings coming up: The Vestry invites you to participate in one of five comparable gatherings to be held at homes of parishioners. It’s been along time since we’ve gathered groups of 10 to 12 together to talk about the life of our parish – our strengths, our challenges, and our hopes and dreams. Each gathering will be facilitated by two parish leaders; refreshments will be served. Please sign up at the table in the Parish Hall.
Tues., Aug 14th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Thurs. Aug 16th, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Next Sunday is CROP Walk Sunday. Please visit the table in the Parish Hall to sign up to walk or sponsor or contact Lisa Thompson.

Our Annual Rummage Sale will have a few changes this year: It will take place in August this year to help families be ready for the start of school: Friday Aug. 24th and Saturday Aug. 25th.  Diane Lombardi is the chairperson.  This will be a morning event only, on both days. So start sorting your closets and clothes. We will be receiving contributions beginning on Tuesday, August 21st. Please remember: everything should be clean and in good condition. Clothing and fabric household goods only (linens, towels, curtains, etc.)

On Friday, August 10th, there will be a food drive benefitting our food pantry at Hannafords in Ossipee.  We hope you will come out and support  this.

 Calling all lovers of homemade jams, jellies, pickles, etc. Sandwich Fair is only a few short months from now. Any person who wishes to create their own delicacies for sale, please contact Gretchen, Chris or Carol with questions and requests for labels. For any person who loves to consume homemade canned goods, consider saving you empty jars for re-use by one of us. Also, If you frequent yard sales and happen to see two piece 8 or 16oz canning jars, grab them. (new jars run from $8-$12/case of twelve) We will reimburse you.

Rev. Heidi and Duane will be on vacation beginning this Saturday and returning on August 25th.  Please contact the office if you should need assistance.

See you in church!
Blessings, Heidi+

From the office at St. Andrew’s
Office Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 9am-Noon

If you have anything that you would like to have put in the Thurs. Memo, please email to the office by the previous Wednesday. Your submissions are welcome.


Fri  8/10:
                10a-noon  Food Center
                6 PM Bluegrass Chicken BBQ

Sat 8/11:              
                8pm AA & Al-Anon(PH,PR)

 Sun 8/12:
                8 AM Holy Eucharist, Service of Morning Prayer
                10 AM Holy Eucharist, Service of Morning Prayer
                5 PM Dinner Bell (Cook Team: Wakefield)

Mon 8/13:            Church office closed

Tue 8/14:             
                10am – noon  Food Center
                7pm Discernment Committee
               8pm AA (PH)

  Wed 8/15:
                9 AM Service of Morning Prayer
Thu  8/16: