|The bells of St. Andrew's|
The services for this coming Sunday, September 29th, the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, will be at 8 and 10 AM. We will welcome Tom Reinfuss, our postulant to the Vocational Diaconate, as our homilist and will offer our "official" Saint Andrew's blessing and send-off as he begins his formal training. Please join us as well for coffee hour in his and Peggy's honor.
Sunday’s eucharist will be offered to the glory of God in thanksgiving for the life of Roy Grace. Roy died last December and at that time a congregation of over 400 family, friends and, colleagues celebrated his life with a the Burial Office. Since September 30 is the anniversary of his birth, it will an appropriate time to celebrate this eucharist in his memory.
Readings for this Sunday: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31.
The Blessing of the Animals! Next Sunday, the first Sunday of October, we will have ONE service only at 9 AM. In honor of the Feast Day of Saint Francis, your feathered, furry, or finned friends are invited to join you for church and a special blessing! (Please: Dogs on leashes, cats caged. Any large animals wanting a blessing should come to the front lawn at 10:45.) The transept will be reserved as a non-animal area for humans with sensitivities to fur. Do spread the word with your friends -- human and otherwise :-)
The success of our booth at the Sandwich Fair depends on what we sell and sufficient staffing of our booth. The signup list for booth-tenders is near the kitchen door in the Parish Hall. Please help out. We're counting on you. If you are willing to bake or do jams and jellies, see Carol Tubman or Lynne Clough. (See below for preparation details.)
The Rector's Discretionary Fund, the source of assistance that we provide to people in deep financial need, is in need of replenishment. If you are able, please make a contribution, designating such on the memo line of a check or using a Discretionary Fund envelope. Thank you.
There is a Service of Morning Prayer every Wednesday at 9 AM. We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
|Two happy Families!|
A new parish directory is in the works!!! Please check with Duane for a new picture or if you happen to have a favorite “head shot” of your own, you are welcome to email your picture to Debra in the office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Even if we have your picture from a previous directory, maybe it’s time to update it? Thanks.The Lakes Region Convocation will be meeting here on Tuesday, October 1st. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the resolutions for our Diocesan Convention in November, so consider yourself invited! As host parish, we are the providers of refreshments for the evening. If you can lend a hand with refreshments and radical hospitality, please talk to Bruce Kennedy, our Senior Delegate.
Preparations are continuing for the Sandwich Fair – October 12-14. If you can make jams and jellies- great! Also looking for donated baked goods for the fair in addition to preserves, specifically: small-sized quick breads, whoopie pies, and cookies. These are preferable and seem to be more what fairgoers want over full-sized pies (but we definitely will want those for the pie auction!) and cakes. Contributors need to contact Carol Tubman at email@example.com about preserves that they are making or Lynne Clough at firstname.lastname@example.org about baked goods. Lynne has collected many recipes for different types of whoopie pies and is happy to share them. The standard chocolate with vanilla cream filling did not sell as well as the fall-flavored ones, such as pumpkin and gingerbread. Carol will be preparing labels for all food products, so she will need to be e-mailed a list of ingredients and quantities of whatever will be contributed.
Food Pantry Donations: We are a low on some foods and on miscellaneous “non-food” items. If you have a chance to add to our Sunday food basket or drop items off during church open hours, it would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions: Mac n’ cheese, spaghetti sauce, instant coffee, shampoo, dish soap, evaporated milk, elbow macaroni. Thank you. Peg R.
Food for thought … continuing from last Sunday’s sermon:
We had two lively discussion last Sunday about the Parable of the Dishonest Manager¸ (Luke 16:1-13), a perplexing passage for many. If you are interested in pursuing it further, you might be interested in this conversation on Episcopal Café with comments from clergy and lay people from across the church. It can be disorienting, and even upsetting, when scripture passages are difficult to understand. Sometimes we truly need to be part of a praying and interpreting community to discover the life-giving word – and even then, we may need to wrestle together! Never hesitate to ask if you feel stymied. Remember, we are all together on this journey in Christ. http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/ethics/the_parable_of_the_dishonest_m.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+episcopalcafe+%28Episcopal+Cafe%29
Almighty God, give us your children grace to understand and live the wisdom and truth that is in Christ Jesus; Grant that by his teaching we may know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Collect for a theologian and Teacher, adapted. BCP p. 249]
See you in church this Sunday as we celebrate the dynamic life of our parish with Tom and Peg’s send-off and our upholding of Judy and Larry.