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JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
THIS SUNDAY, September 2, The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, there will be ONE Service only at 9:00 a.m.
There is a service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY
Sunday, Septmeber 2, 2018
15TH Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 17, Year B
Song of Solomon 2:6-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
FROM THE RECTOR
Last Friday Bishop Hirschfeld hosted a Zoom call for diocesan clergy to discuss some of the resolutions from General Convention, particularly relating to Prayer Book revision. It was reported that revision and publication of a new Book of Common Prayer would cost 1.5 – 2 million dollars. This, along with various other factors, led to a resolution to explore new liturgies during the next three years and report back to the 2021 General Convention rather than to begin Prayer Book revision. This resolution was passed. For the full text of the resolution go to https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2018/07/10/house-of-bishops-proposes-expanded-path-for-prayer-book-revision/.
Bishop Rob has given us permission to explore the existing liturgies of other churches in the Anglican Communion. I have already begun looking at Eucharistic Prayers from the Church of England, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the New Zealand Prayer Book, and will be sharing these resources with our Liturgy Committee (Gretchen Behr-Svendsen, Bernice Thompson, Lisa Thompson and Sammie Wakefield).
It is our practice At St. Andrew’s to change our service music and prayers on a seasonal basis to reflect the theme and flavor of the current liturgical season. We are currently in the season after Pentecost, which is the longest, lasting from the Sunday after Pentecost until Advent begins in late November or early December (the first Sunday of Advent this year is December 2). Because this season is so long we typically make changes in our service about halfway through, or in early September. We usually alternate between Prayer Book liturgies and those from Enriching Our Worship.
The Liturgy Committee and I met this week to discuss this. We will be looking at Eucharistic Prayers from the prayer books mentioned above and expect to choose one for use during the rest of the Season after Pentecost, probably beginning in late September.
We are excited to delve into the new resources available to us and wanted to let you know about this. But know that we are not looking for anything wildly different from what we normally do. What we will look for are fresh imagery and expressions of our Anglican faith, language that includes more expansive images of God (i.e. not limited to male pronouns), and appreciation and care of God’s creation.
We seek a balance between retaining the prayers in our Prayer Book that we know and love and exposing ourselves to new ways of experiencing God and our faith. Part of our discussion this week centered around the importance of prayers that we all know by heart and can say together. We do not want to lose that. And we will return to the Prayer Book in Advent.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. If there is interest I would be happy to hold a discussion one Sunday after church.
P.S. 8:00-ers, we will continue our use of Rite I, and will take a few minutes in a service in September to discuss whether you wish to use any of the new resources.
SEE GRETCHEN TO SIGN UP!
RAISE THE ROOF
Pledge cards for Raise the Roof project can be found
on the back wall bulletin board in the parish hall.
IF YOU HAVEN'T PLEDGED, WE HOPE YOU WILL
CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEW ROOF PROJECT
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!
We Want You! and your Contributions
for the 90th Anniversary
Saint Andrew's Cookbook
Do you have a recipe or a memory you would like to share with your
Saint Andrew's Family ?
Select your 3 (limit) favorites and submit by October 1st.
Please understand that in the case of duplicates, not all submissions may be used.
There are two ways to get them to us, The Saint Andrew's Cookers
Email us at email@example.com
go to: https://www.typensave.com/
Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday September 2nd
Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday September 9th
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!
DINNER BELL will receive proceeds from the
Fight Hunger bag during the month of September
at the Hannaford store located at: 891 NH-16, Ossipee NH
COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER
The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for August is JELL-O.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY FOR TODAY
THURSDAY, August 30
Psalm 18:2 My God, my rock in whom I put my trust, my shield, the horn of my salvation, and my refuge; you are worthy of praise.
Many years ago, I attended training for a special trauma therapy developed by groundbreaking psychologist Francine Shapiro. The training included a relaxation exercise called the Safe Place.
The person facilitating the Safe Place exercise asks the client to imagine the safest place he or she can think of—real or imaginary. The therapist then guides the client in developing the Safe Place in rich detail. What does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it smell like? What do you feel when you think of this safe place?
When you imagine God as a rock that you hide in, how do you feel? When you imagine God as a fortress, do you grasp a sense of how much God loves you and wants to protect you?
MOVING FORWARD: If you try this exercise yourself, you’ll find that imagining your Safe Place can be powerfully calming. Today’s psalm provides some great images as prompts.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
not because you are ever absent from us
but because often we are absent from you
at the heart of each moment
where you forever dwell.
In the rising of the sun,
in the unfolding color and shape of the morning
open our eyes to the mystery of this moment
that in every moment
we may know your life-giving presence.
Open our eyes to this moment
that in every moment
we may know you as the one who is always now.
- John Philip Newell
Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter
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
14 Preston Mills
20 Brian Scott Kelley
21 Pat Scarborough
24 Sammie Wakefield
28 Jane Horn
29 Valerie May
8 Brian & Sara Kelley
20 Kathy & Alan Bunker
THIS MONTH AT ST. ANDREW’S
The Month of September
Sunday- 9 am -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)
FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE
The work on Butler Bridge, at the intersection of Whittier Rd and Hwy 113 is now complete enough for traffic.
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