JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
THIS SUNDAY, July 29, The Tenth 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 9:00 a.m.
NEXT SUNDAY-AUGUST 5TH – ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 9 AM
We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
CENTERING PRAYER-With Rev. Dr. Midge Pendergast
Please join us in the sanctuary at 5:30 Tuesday evenings during the month of August for an opportunity to deepen and/or broaden your prayer life. Centering Prayer is a simple practice of meditation which focuses on your personal relationship with God. Whereas you may ‘center’ alone, the combined energy of a group of people is noteworthy. Thomas Keaton and Richard Rohr are advocates of quiet prayer, and research has clearly demonstrated its value for adults and children (Newburg). The Rev. Dr. Midge Pendergast will lead us in this prayer practice. We will end no later than 6:30. No experience is necessary. Come and pray with us. For more information please see Midge.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY
Sunday, July 22, 2018
10TH Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 12, Year B
2 Samuel 11:1-15
FROM THE RECTOR
Raise the Roof!
As I write this we are very near signing the final contract with Mike Lord of ML Construction so that work on the roof can begin. Assuming weather permits, Mike plans to begin work around August 1. The Vestry has approved a dark bronze color for the roof, which goes nicely with the color of our building exterior. Check the Raise the Roof bulletin board in the Parish Hall for a color sample. Mike will bring us an actual piece of roofing soon, and that will be on display under the bulletin board.
We have made good progress in our Raise the Roof campaign. Though we have not yet reached our goal of $50,000, we are getting close, and we have received a little more than $23,000 in pledge payments. Because we have already received these pledge payments on Monday night the Vestry voted to reduce the amount of our loan from the Diocesan Advance Fund from $50,000 to $30,000. Our loan payments are reduced to $670.68 per month over 48 months, instead of the original monthly payment of $909.59 over 60 months. Using the pledge payments already received and funds from the Capital Projects Fund, we have enough cash on hand to make the first roof payment of $25,737.50. We will receive the loan check in time to make the final payment.
We have received 32 pledges for Raise the Roof, for a total of $40,140. This is a little over 80% of our pledge goal of $50,000, which is excellent news! Thank you to all who have made a pledge! But 32 pledges is just over half of our 60 annual pledges for 2018, so there are still quite a few of you who have not yet made a pledge. The Vestry has moved ahead with this project believing that we will be able to raise the needed $50,000. We really had no choice. Just this morning we had a leak in the rear of the sanctuary. As parishioners, as the community of faith who gathers at St. Andrew’s in-the-Valley every week to worship, we must be good stewards of our building so that it continues to be available for those who come after us. Please, if you have not already, make a pledge to Raise the Roof. If we all make a contribution, we will easily raise the needed funds. And to those of you who have already made pledges,again, we thank you for your generous gifts!
With gratitude and anticipation,
Butler’s Bridge Closure
The latest information we have is that Butler’s Bridge, at the intersection Whittier Rd and Tamworth Rd (Rt. 113), will close next week. Especially since rain has slowed progress this week, I believe it is safe to expect that it will still be open this Sunday. Once it closes, the Police Department says that the closure will last about four weeks. They also caution that the speed limit of 35 mph will be enforced on roads used for detours, particularly Depot Rd. and Whittier Rd., so watch your speed. (I find it all to easy to drive over the speed limit on Depot Rd.!) See our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/standrewsinthevalleytamworth/) for the full notice from Tamworth Police.
RAISE THE ROOF
As of this week beautiful fabric has been generously donated, and a volunteer is getting it ready to be cut into patches. Here is the plan for completing the quilt:
Monday, July 23rd was cutting day.
See Gallery below for more pictures!
Monday August 27th is assembly day. We will meet in the Parish Hall at 9:30 to sew the 12 1/2” patches into a quilt.
On Monday, September 10th, assuming all is ready, we will put the quilt on the frame and begin quilting, beginning at 9:30 in the Parish hall.
Everyone is invited to help make this happen. If you would like to participate in any way please let Barbara Lord know. Or just come to the Parish Hall on those days and enjoy the fellowship!
Pledge cards for Raise the Roof project can be found
on the back wall bulletin board in the parish hall.
STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER
Friday August 10th 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.
Episcopal Church, Tamworth
678 Whittier Road
No Later than Sunday August 5th
Cost is $30 Great Value !!
Child’s Hot Dog Dinner $5
Includes all the Fixin’s
Great Time with Great Food
We Look forward to seeing you there !!
IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP ON THE CHART FOR ALTAR FLOWERS
PLEASE MAKE SURE A CARD GETS TO THE OFFICE WITH YOUR
DEDICATION REQUEST. Thank you.
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!
Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday July 29th
Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday August 5th
COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER
The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for July is dish detergent.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY FOR TODAY
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018
Romans 15:1-2 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor.
I’ve learned a great deal from other teachers I’ve known. Some have shown me what not to do. But there was also a professional mentor who continually reminded me that I should never make anyone look foolish; and many, many years earlier, an elementary school teacher told me I was a good writer. These two examples showed me not only the importance of letting a student try and fail and then try again, but also the role a teacher can play in helping students find their gifts.
Today, the friend who builds me up is one who sets a new example for me. Though he’s considered one of the leaders in his field, he’s continually deflecting the spotlight onto others—cheering on younger scholars and encouraging colleagues, including me.
What my friend and those like him have shown me is that rather than losing anything by building up others, they are building themselves up—and the entire community, as well.
MOVING FORWARD: Call or write a note of thanks to your favorite teacher. If you are not able to do so, tell someone a story about them and why that teacher had such an impact on your life.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
You are above us, O God,
you are within.
You are in all things
yet contained by no thing.
Teach us to seek you in all that has life
that we may see you as the Light of life.
Teach us to search for you in our own depths
that we may find you in every living soul.
- John Philip Newell, Sounds of the Eternal, p. 2
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.
July BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
1 Lisa Thompson
5 Don Pease
17 Vic DeGroot
18 Davis Dassori
21 Jennifer Brady
28 Marge Hagerup
30 Jim Theodore
2 Ann Cady & Rob Walty
16 Todd & Jane Horn
29 Don & Elizabeth Pease
31 Carla & Jack Knapp
THIS WEEK AT ST. ANDREW’S
Sunday-July 29 8 & 10am -Holy Eucharist
5 pm -Dinner Bell
Tuesday 10a-Noon -Food Pantry
8 pm -AA meeting
Wednesday 9 am -Morning Prayer
Friday 10a-Noon -Food Pantry
Saturday 8pm -AA (Parish Hall) Al-Anon (Prince Room)
Click HERE to link for more pictures from Betsy Hess’ Ordination
Quilt Cutting Day!
Many Hands make light work...
|Susan's puppy, Charlie, watches with interest, too!|
Listening intently to the Postlude
shows off her tie-dyed project