October 17, 2019

This week's tree outside the Parish Hall Window.

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

THIS SUNDAY, October 20th, the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

and FELLOWSHIP

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.

 Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Pentecost 19, Proper 24
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8




READERS FOR THIS SUNDAY:
1st Reading: Cathie Lewis
2nd Reading: Kaitlyn Marshall
Prayers: Tina Quinn

Click below to see the readings: 

FROM THE RECTOR

Our stewardship season for 2020 is well underway. Letters were mailed last week to everyone who didn’t pick theirs up in church. If you have not received your packet please let Deb know. Many thanks to the Stewardship Committee (Pat Adams, Barbara Lord, Patti Rau, Lisa Thompson and Sammie Wakefield) for another season’s good work! They have once again created a wonderful and meaningful campaign. Our theme this year is from John 15:5: “I am the vine, you are the branches.” For this theme Sammie created our very own vineyard!! It’s hard to get a picture that does it justice, so be sure to look at it when you’re next in church. The vines are currently rather bare, and will remain so until you return your grape leaves with your pledge cards. Barbara made the leaves, and when they are returned they will be painted with a stiffening agent, attached to a wire and then to the grape vines. Please drop off your leaves in the basket on the piano, or enclose it with your pledge card in the envelope provided.

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. John 5:4-5

This passage speaks to our place in the Body of Christ and to our roles as members of that Body. We receive our sustenance from Christ, and it is only through him, and our connection to him, that we can bear spiritual fruit. Our connection to that vine also connects us to each other here at St. Andrew’s, and to the vine of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, and to the Jesus Movement of the Episcopal Church.

Our connection to the vine that is Jesus not only makes it possible for us to bear fruit, it makes ministries like Dinner Bell, the Community Food Center and Eleanor’s Project possible. It supports us as we worship on Sunday mornings and gather during the week for worship, the prayer shawl ministry, Lunch Bunch, and the Altar Guild. It supports our ministries as Eucharistic ministers, readers, ushers and acolytes. It supports us as we give of our time to take care of our building and our grounds. It strengthens us in times of sickness and grief and binds us together in times of joy. It nurtures us as we grow in our faith and find the strength and courage to navigate our lives during the week. We are the branches of the vine that is Jesus, and together we continue to grow and become the community of faith that God calls us to be. Thanks be to God!

And thank you for all you do, for all that you give, and for all that you are.
With gratitude,

Caroline

ALTAR FLOWERS


Please consider signing up to dedicate flowers.
Complete a slip from the Altar flower chart in the Parish Hall and turn in to the office.
We encourage flowers to be given in memory, in honor of or in thanksgiving. If you do not have garden flowers and would like flowers to be ordered ($20), please note that accordingly on the flower chart and submission envelope.
If you would like to arrange your own flowers, vases are available in the kitchen under the counter between the refrigerator and the small sink. 
Thank you

PLEDGE SEASON 2020


In celebration of our shared commitment to St. Andrew's-in-the-Valley the Stewardship Committee warmly invites you to 


A FESTIVE EUCHARIST and INGATHERING followed by a Celebration Breakfast
November 3, 2019- One Service at 9:00 a.m.

Please turn in your pledge commitment 
as soon as possible
if you have not already done so...
and don't forget your leaf!


Thank you to Sammie Wakefield
for her construction of the grapevine 
and Barbara Lord for her 
creative leaves.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT


IN ALL THINGS
It was easy to love God in all that
was beautiful.

The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me
to embrace God in all
things.

From Love Poems from God, by Daniel Ladinsky I

UNITED THANK OFFERING
Click the picture for more information.

SAFE CHURCH

 If you are up for Safe Church Renewal
you must do your renewal modules on Armatus
then sign up for one of the following meetings online.

Safe Church Zoom Call

October 16, 2019 6:00 - 7:00 pm
If you have questions, please contact Safe Church Minister, Marty Cloran.

CROPWALK

WALK. GIVE. CHANGE THE WORLD.



OCTOBER 20, 2019
1 PM at Sandwich Baptist Meeting House
Church Street
Contact Starr Hope 603-630-1935 for more information

 PRAYER SHAWL  MINISTRY 
Come join us! Knitting skills not required.
1st and 3rd Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.


If you knit or crochet (or would like to learn how to) and are led to engaging in an outreach mission that provides physical and spiritual comfort to those in need, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM in the Prince Room. We are a joyous group that will keep you in stitches! The coffee and tea will be on and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions, please call Lin Frank at 323-0402.

**************************************
       During the month of October, the Prayer Shawl Ministry is knitting and crocheting warm hats and mittens for the Maine Immigrant Network in Portland.  These will be gifted to families arriving from the Congo and Algers.  You can imagine what a transition to a New England winter this will be for them!   
       If you would like to help, there is a basket for completed items in the Parish Hall, as well as a basket for donated wool.   All sizes, babies to adults, are needed.
       Thank you for your kindness,   Lin

 DINNER BELL

 

COOK TEAMS
for October are:

13- Lewis
20-Tubman
27-Friends
We are in need of a cook 
team for November 3rd!!!!

Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

 FROM DEB IN THE OFFICE


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.

Birthdays
5    Ray Walker
9    Joan Wright, Rob Walty
20  Lois Brady
22  Sally DeGroot, John McGowan
27  Larry Grace
28   Dick Wakefield, Dwight Baldwin

Anniversaries
8    Judy & Larry Grace

PHOTOS






LINKS





October 10, 2019


JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

THIS SUNDAY, October 13th, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

and FELLOWSHIP

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.

 Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Pentecost 18, Proper 23
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19




READERS FOR THIS SUNDAY:
1st Reading: Davis Dassori
2nd Reading: Valerie May
Prayers: David Manley

Click below to see the readings: 

FROM THE RECTOR

Save the Date! Advent Quiet Day, Saturday, December 7, 2019
Many of you have met Christi Humphrey, a parishioner who joined us last spring, but you may not know what gifts she brings to St. Andrew’s. One of those gifts is leading retreats, and she will offer a Quiet Day at St. Andrew’s on the first Saturday in Advent. Below is a flyer describing the day. Sign up information will be available later, but meanwhile, mark your calendars! Thank you, Christi, for so generously sharing your gifts with us!!
Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
In the Gospel Reading for the First Sunday in Advent, the writer of Matthew’s Gospel invites us to Keep Awake! For we do not know on what day the Lord is coming. As 21st century Christians what does it mean for us to keep awake? With the pace of life, the needs of family, friends, co-workers and fellow community members, what are the ways we can stay present to where God is in our lives.
Please join us for a time of contemplation, conversation, and reflection on how the stories of Advent can help us know what it means to keep awake. We will spend time with the stories of Mary and Joseph and consider how their witness might inform our lives of faith.
Facilitated by Christi Humphrey, the quiet day will include times for contemplation, small group conversation, as well as, experiential opportunities including time with nature, art, and poetry.
Christi Humphrey, M.Div., is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and a colleague at the Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington, MA. She holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Religious Development. For twenty years, Christi has accompanied others on their spiritual journey through various projects -- spiritual formation groups, pilgrimages, mission trips, and as a Minister of Spiritual Care.
Caroline


ALTAR FLOWERS


Please consider signing up to dedicate flowers.
Complete a slip from the Altar flower chart in the Parish Hall and turn in to the office.
We encourage flowers to be given in memory, in honor of or in thanksgiving. If you do not have garden flowers and would like flowers to be ordered ($20), please note that accordingly on the flower chart and submission envelope.
If you would like to arrange your own flowers, vases are available in the kitchen under the counter between the refrigerator and the small sink. 
Thank you

CHANGING THE GAME DOCUMENTARY

the NH Film Festival in Portsmouth just released the screening times of the documentary that Sarah Huckman participated in.


Trailer:

UNITED THANK OFFERING
Click the picture for more information.

SAFE CHURCH

 If you are up for Safe Church Renewal
you must do your renewal modules on Armatus
then sign up for one of the following meetings online.

Safe Church Zoom Call

October 16, 2019 6:00 - 7:00 pm
If you have questions, please contact Safe Church Minister, Marty Cloran.

CROPWALK

WALK. GIVE. CHANGE THE WORLD.



OCTOBER 20, 2019
1 PM at Sandwich Baptist Meeting House
Church Street
Contact Starr Hope 603-630-1935 for more information

 PRAYER SHAWL  MINISTRY 


Come join us! Knitting skills not required.
1st and 3rd Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.


If you knit or crochet (or would like to learn how to) and are led to engaging in an outreach mission that provides physical and spiritual comfort to those in need, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM in the Prince Room. We are a joyous group that will keep you in stitches! The coffee and tea will be on and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions, please call Lin Frank at 323-0402.

**************************************
       During the month of October, the Prayer Shawl Ministry is knitting and crocheting warm hats and mittens for the Maine Immigrant Network in Portland.  These will be gifted to families arriving from the Congo and Algers.  You can imagine what a transition to a New England winter this will be for them!   
       If you would like to help, there is a basket for completed items in the Parish Hall, as well as a basket for donated wool.   All sizes, babies to adults, are needed.

       Thank you for your kindness,   Lin

 DINNER BELL

 

COOK TEAMS
for October are:

13- Lewis
20-NEED COOK TEAM
27-Friends

Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

 FROM DEB IN THE OFFICE


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.

Birthdays
5    Ray Walker
9    Joan Wright, Rob Walty
20  Lois Brady
22  Sally DeGroot, John McGowan
27  Larry Grace
28   Dick Wakefield, Dwight Baldwin

Anniversaries
8    Judy & Larry Grace

PHOTOS






LINKS





October 3, 2019



JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

THIS SUNDAY

OCTOBER 6TH- BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
One Service only at 9 AM

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

and FELLOWSHIP

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.

 Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Pentecost 17, Proper 22
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-10
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10




READERS FOR THIS SUNDAY:
1st Reading: Marty Cloran
2nd Reading: Jonathan Brady
Prayers: Dale Appleton

Click below to see the readings: 

FROM THE RECTOR

Save the Date! Advent Quiet Day, Saturday, December 7, 2019
Many of you have met Christi Humphrey, a parishioner who joined us last spring, but you may not know what gifts she brings to St. Andrew’s. One of those gifts is leading retreats, and she will offer a Quiet Day at St. Andrew’s on the first Saturday in Advent. Below is a flyer describing the day. Sign up information will be available later, but meanwhile, mark your calendars! Thank you, Christi, for so generously sharing your gifts with us!!
Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
In the Gospel Reading for the First Sunday in Advent, the writer of Matthew’s Gospel invites us to Keep Awake! For we do not know on what day the Lord is coming. As 21st century Christians what does it mean for us to keep awake? With the pace of life, the needs of family, friends, co-workers and fellow community members, what are the ways we can stay present to where God is in our lives.
Please join us for a time of contemplation, conversation, and reflection on how the stories of Advent can help us know what it means to keep awake. We will spend time with the stories of Mary and Joseph and consider how their witness might inform our lives of faith.
Facilitated by Christi Humphrey, the quiet day will include times for contemplation, small group conversation, as well as, experiential opportunities including time with nature, art, and poetry.
Christi Humphrey, M.Div., is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and a colleague at the Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington, MA. She holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Religious Development. For twenty years, Christi has accompanied others on their spiritual journey through various projects -- spiritual formation groups, pilgrimages, mission trips, and as a Minister of Spiritual Care.
Caroline
From Midge:
Over 30 complete sets of toiletries were contributed by St. Andrew’s in the Valley, including:
41 toothbrushes 
35 toothpastes
33 deodorants
53 combs
29 reusable bags
Thank you for your GENEROUS contribution to welcome folks at the border!
We will be mailing them with LOVE!

Blessings, Midge

ALTAR FLOWERS


Please consider signing up to dedicate flowers.
Complete a slip from the Altar flower chart in the Parish Hall and turn in to the office.
We encourage flowers to be given in memory, in honor of or in thanksgiving. If you do not have garden flowers and would like flowers to be ordered ($20), please note that accordingly on the flower chart and submission envelope.
If you would like to arrange your own flowers, vases are available in the kitchen under the counter between the refrigerator and the small sink. 
Thank you

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A Prayer from St. Francis

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. 
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

UNITED THANK OFFERING
Click the picture for more information.

SAFE CHURCH

 If you are up for Safe Church Renewal
you must do your renewal modules on Armatus
then sign up for one of the following meetings online.


Safe Church Zoom Call

October 16, 2019 6:00 - 7:00 pm
If you have questions, please contact Safe Church Minister, Marty Cloran.

CROPWALK

WALK. GIVE. CHANGE THE WORLD.



OCTOBER 20, 2019
1 PM at Sandwich Baptist Meeting House
Church Street
Contact Starr Hope 603-630-1935 for more information

 PRAYER SHAWL  MINISTRY 


Come join us! Knitting skills not required.
1st and 3rd Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.


If you knit or crochet (or would like to learn how to) and are led to engaging in an outreach mission that provides physical and spiritual comfort to those in need, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM in the Prince Room. We are a joyous group that will keep you in stitches! The coffee and tea will be on and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions, please call Lin Frank at 323-0402.

**************************************
       During the month of October, the Prayer Shawl Ministry is knitting and crocheting warm hats and mittens for the Maine Immigrant Network in Portland.  These will be gifted to families arriving from the Congo and Algers.  You can imagine what a transition to a New England winter this will be for them!   
       If you would like to help, there is a basket for completed items in the Parish Hall, as well as a basket for donated wool.   All sizes, babies to adults, are needed.

       Thank you for your kindness,   Lin

 DINNER BELL

 

COOK TEAMS
for October are:
6- Sandwich Community Church
13- Lewis
20-NEED COOK TEAM
27-Friends

Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

 FROM DEB IN THE OFFICE


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.

Birthdays
5    Ray Walker
9    Joan Wright, Rob Walty
20  Lois Brady
22  Sally DeGroot, John McGowan
27  Larry Grace
28   Dick Wakefield, Dwight Baldwin

Anniversaries
8    Judy & Larry Grace

PHOTOS

Deacons Kevin Mort and Midge Pendergast: their last Sunday (9-29-19) before heading south for the winter. (Photos by Lisa Thompson)




LINKS