- JOIN US FOR WORSHIP -
THIS SUNDAY, September 3rd, The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, there will be One Service Only at 9:00 am.
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, September 3, 2017
Proper 17, Year A
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
- FROM THE INTERIM RECTOR -
As we watch the news unfold of all those displaced by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and begin to understand the scope of this disaster, our hearts are heavy and our thoughts turn to how we can best help. In his response to the aftermath, our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, reminds us that monetary donations are the most effective at present. There are many charitable organizations that are reputable and are responding immediately to this catastrophe, and Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is one of them. If you would like to make a donation to ERD, we will be collecting money over the next two weeks. Make your check to St. Andrew's and put ERD in the memo line.
Regardless of whether you can make a donation, please continue to pray for those who have died, those who have been displaced from their homes and all who are helping them on the ground.
Here are some helpful links:
If you would like to donate on line, click here: https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response
For Bishop Curry's video message click here: http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2017/08/29/our-brothers-and-sisters-in-texas-and-louisiana-need-our-help/
This link gives a good overview of the different phases of disaster response: rescue, relief and recovery: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/stories/hurricane-harvey-2017-what-can-i-do-to-help
For more coverage, visit the websites of Episcopal News Service at episcopaldigitalnetwork.com and ERD at episcopalrelief.org.
- CROP WALK -
WALK. GIVE. CHANGE THE WORLD.
OCTOBER 15, 2017
1 PM at Sandwich Baptist Meeting House
Although we will not be walking until October, now is the time to start collecting walkers and donations. Gretchen will be at coffee hour this Sunday to share information and distribute envelopes to those interested. If you can't be here Sunday, you may call her at 323-7459 for more information.
Last year from the money that we raised $ 680.75 came back to help support the Community Food Center and the Dinner Bell Program. Please consider walking with us. Thank you for your support- as walkers and givers.
- DINNER BELL -
Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday September 3rd
Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday September 10th
Cook teams are needed for the following date!
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)
SEARCH TIME-LINE for 2017
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.
George Rau, Lisa Thompson, Cathie Lewis, Tom Huckman, Betsy Hess and Pat Adams.
- THE ART OF SIMPLE COOKING -
Next class is Sept 5th
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.
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.
- COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER -
The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for September is laundry detergent.
- FOOD FOR THOUGHT -
A Prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey
Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy City where the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Sustain those displaced by the storm with food, drink, and all other bodily necessities of life. We especially remember before you all poor and neglected persons it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, we may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, D.D.
IX Bishop of Texas
IX Bishop of Texas
- FORWARD DAY BY DAY FOR TODAY -
THURSDAY, August 31
Mark 14:26 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
I love the image of Jesus singing with his disciples. I wonder what the melody was like. Was it modal? Minor? Major? Fast? How old was it? Did they clap? Was it a psalm? Did they harmonize or sing in unison? While I wonder about these things, I am content to know that they sang together after the meal. It sounds pleasant, a calm moment in the midst of a tumultuous journey—Mark’s Gospel moves so fast. For just this moment, they are singing all together.
Here at the end of our time together, I invite you to sing with me. Our song has no melody, and you can sing along wherever you are right now. Our song together is this: Three deep breaths. I will do it with you, right this minute. One. Two. Three.
This breathing song is ancient, universal, and most often goes unnoticed. But it is the song that unites us, breaking up the indifferent pace and drawing us closer to the One who paused to sing. Thank you all for sharing your time and singing along with me. Amen.
MOVING FORWARD: Sing a favorite song or hymn with someone you love today. Share your song with #ForwardDaybyDay.
- FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE -
*The Parish Office will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, Sept 1st.
* I am working on a new directory. If you think your information needs to be updated, please get your changes in to me by email or leave them in the office. If you are not listed and would like to be please complete an information sheet, they are available on the Parish Bulletin Board.
Also, if you have a current photo that you would like to replace the current one in the directory, please email it to the office. Thank you.
- SEPTEMBER 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.
1 Bob Wallace
5 Laurie LaBrecque
8 Bruce Kennedy, Antonio Faella
12 June Donoval
14 Preston Mills
20 Brian Scott Kelley
21 Pat Scarborough
24 Sammie Wakefield
28 Jane Horn
29 Valerie May
8 Brian & Scott Kelley
20 Kathy & Alan Bunker
LINKS FOR MOBILE VIEWERS:
Photos courtesy of Lisa Thompson and Betsy Hess.
The Memorial Garden gets some attention
thanks to Gretchen and Midge
Turkeys make haste to cross the back field.