June 18, 2020

A summer memory!


Rev. Caroline is enjoying some time away this week!


 WORSHIP with the Bishop at 9 am

Sunday, June 21 - Bishop Rob and St. Paul’s in Concord will offer Liturgy of the Word beginning at 9:00 am. The Order of Worship is HERE. (note: the actual PDF was not available as of this posting)

You may join the Zoom webinar by clicking HERE (for video and audio) or by calling (audio only) 1-929-205-6099 and entering Webinar ID: 982 5949 0741. This service will also be streamed live to the NH Episcopal YouTube Channel (when possible) and will be available as a link on our Facebook page.


 Many thanks to Pat Adams and Sammie Wakefield for hosting Coffee Hour and our Compline and Morning Prayer services on Zoom in my absence. These services will not be available on Facebook Live while I’m away, so plan to tune in via Zoom.


The Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 21st  

Proper 7, Year A

Collect of the Day   

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen  

The First Lesson:                                                                    Genesis 21:8-21

This reading tells of Sarah’s jealousy as she fears that Ishmael may supplant her son Isaac in her husband Abraham’s affections.  As our narrative unfolds, we are reminded that Abraham had grown weary waiting for God to fulfill the promise made and had taken matters into his own hnds, having a son through this wife’s slave, Hagar the Egptian.  Hagar and Ishmael are driven into the wilderness where, but for Gods intervention, they would likely have died.  God will provide for Ishmael, and Ishmael will also become the father of a great nation.

Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

A prayer to the gracious and loving Lord for mercy and guidance.

 The Second Lesson: A Reading from The Book of Romans         Romans 6:1b-11

In this reading we learn that, as Christian disciples have been joined with Christ in his death through baptism, so they are to know a resurrection like his.  In union with Christ we have died to our sinful selves and have begun to experience a new way of life.  In one sense, Paul recognizes, our freedom from death still awaits us in the future.  Yet, in another sense, we already know what it means to be alive to God in Jesus Christ and to realize the true meaning of life.

 The Gospel:                                                                       Matthew  10:24-39

In our gospel Jesus warns his disciples of troubles to come, but offers them the assurance of the Father’s care and his own readiness to support them before God when they speak up for him.  Because they are Jesus’ disciples, people will do to them what they did to him.  There will be persecution and divided families, but disciples are not to be afraid.  They are to love Jesus more than father or mother, son or daughter, and to be willing to lose their own lives for Christ’s sake.  Those who live in this way will actually find their true lives, and God will hold them fast.

Click below to see the readings: 

One thing we can always do while we stay at home is to pray for each other! We would like to keep our prayer list up to date and publish it each week in the Thursday Memo. Please email Deb at office@standrewsinthevalley.org with any updates.

This Week We Pray for

Health and Wholeness for: Angela B, Ryan C, Doug Crapser, Richard Cady, Dave Appleton, Courtney and her baby, Christian, Tiffany, Kyren, Dorothy O'Donnell, Lisa Lemire, Donn Carty, Bob & Sue Huckman, Kenneth LaForge, Jennifer M, David Manley, Robin Martelle, John McGowan, Gabriele Wallace, Carolyn Jarvis, Tamara, Milan McNall, Marilyn Cloran, Joan Marshall, Rick, John, Carolyn Boldt, the Huckman family, as they grieve the death of Tom's uncle, Norm.

For those who are homebound: Joyce Gendron, Marge Hagerup, Elizabeth Pease, Susannah Keith, Alida, Dylan, Brian & Sara Kelley, Bob Wallace, Carl Mamigonian, Elizabeth Wiesner, Judy Grace, Audrey Berry.

For our First Nation people and those in this country who are living in impoverished areas of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans and the inner city areas populated by some of our poorest citizens.

For all those who are on the front lines serving communities during these difficult times.

For those who have died: Shirley Boldt, Mother of Chris Boldt.


Last  week 

1. Jim Kellett brought a red plastic telephone to the lectern to speak to God during the sermon. Unfortunately, I do not remember their conversation. (I realize this question is a bit unfair, because only about three current parishioners will remember the event.)                                                            

2. The Rev. Frederick Cowper was born in Pernambuco, Brazil. His father was a British diplomat, a life which held no attraction for his son. So the young Frederick traveled north from Brazil, eventually settling in Sanbornville, NH.                                                                                       

3. A Pyx is a receptacle used to carry the consecrated Sacrament to the sick. (Later, of course, I thought of another “answer”: Greek, pyxyl from which we get “pixel”).                                                                    

4. Mr. Cowper was the first Vicar of Saint Andrew’s. A vicar is a priest in charge of a mission, meaning a congregation supported by the diocese instead of being a self-sustaining parish which is headed by a rector.  (This succinct definition is from Wikipedia.)                                                                                                 

5. The Lectionary (Reading) for Sundays is arranged in a three-year cycle, in which Year A always begins on the First Sunday of Advent in years evenly divisible by three. (BCP p.888)


 In the title, The Book of Common Prayer, which word or phrase best defines “Common”?  

1. Inferior, second rate

2. Most widely known, ordinary

3. Belonging to, shared by, applying equally: joint                                                                            

4. Belonging to or relating to the community as a whole: public

 At the end of the 1950’s, it was the idea of The Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Prince (for whom the Prince Room is named) to embark on an ecumenical experiment called:

1. The Tamworth Plan (TTP)

2. The Tamworth Associated Churches (TAC)

3. The Tamworth Experiment (TTE)

 Which three local churches joined together in this effort?

1. Tamworth Congregational, South Tamworth Methodist, Wonalancet Chapel 

2. Chocorua Baptist, South Tamworth Methodist, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal    

3. Tamworth Congregational, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal, Chocorua Baptist

 What is meant by “Proper” in “The Proper of the Day”  

 1. A set of rules governing acceptable Christian behavior   

2. Appropriate prayers or special liturgies for an appointed day or feast 

 3. A fence around the church to prevent sheep and goats from grazing on the parish lawn  

 Note: Thank you for your encouragement of this project. Due to my hand surgery on June 19, FUN WITH NAMES will return in a few weeks. Lisa


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

The next Safe Church Zoom call is scheduled for

and scroll down the page until you see dates to register.

If you have questions, please contact Safe Church Minister, Marty Cloran.


No DINNER BELL until further notice.

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


The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.

Food pantry continues to serve the communities needs
New Hours
Alternating Wednesdays
12-6 pm
Next Food Pantry: June  24
Any questions call 603-960-4067




A Tiny Thing We Cannot See-  Rae E Whitney

A tiny thing we cannot see

or taste or feel or hear,

has shut down nearly half our world

and brought distress and fear.

We’ve read about our plagues of old:

now a virus gone astray

has caused  much sickness, death and grief,

with new reports each day.


Yet there are other tiny things

to cheer each anxious heart,

A smile, a wave, a caring note,

though we must stay apart;

A phone call, email, Facebook, skype,

can curb anxiety,

While faith and hope and love abound

to keep our spirits free

Suggested Tune: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

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.

7        Cathie Lewis, Becky Riley
11      Dale Appleton
16      Tina Quinn
19      Christi Humphrey
26      Gabriele Wallace, Mary Harrington

1        George & Patti Rau
14      Bob & Susan Luz
16      Bernice & Ron Thompson
20      Vic & Sally DeGroot
22      Joan & Bob Wright
28      Kit & Suzanne Morgan

PHOTO GALLERY- Breathing "Outside"

photos and I will post each week!
send to office@standrewsinthevalley.org

Now that the weather is getting better and we are finding time outside
please share your pictures of what you are doing...
Getting your gardens ready? Going for a hike?
Planting flowers? Taking in a picnic? Wildlife encounters?

From Tina Quinn
Yellow swallowtail on blue salvia

From Chris Mills

Remick Farm Museum - back pasture


“A figure in the woods”

Bob Mills and his pack

Carol Tubman’s kitty “Colby”