September 22, 2022

FROM THE RECTOR                                                                                      

Please plan to stay after church on Sunday, September 25 for a discussion on the Vestry's meeting with Tina Pickering, Canon to the Ordinary, last week. We will also discuss some of the questions we need to answer for the search process, so please plan to attend. This will be a time to discuss the direction of St. Andrew's after I retire, and we want your input!

These are the questions we will respond to, for your reflection before Sunday:

1.      What is our purpose/mission? “The Spirit of the Lord is upon us, in order that we ________”

2.      What are our core strengths? 

3.      What are our present challenges?

4.      What is our liturgical style? 

Mark your calendars! The Blessing of the Animals will be held on Sunday, October 2. There will be one service at 9:00 am.

A parish-wide Book Study on Part-Time is Plenty, by G. Jeffrey MacDonald will begin on Sunday, October 9 following the 10:00 (or 9:00) service and coffee hour. We'll meet every week for six weeks, as there are six chapters in the book. Dates are October 9, 16, 23, and 30, November 6 and 13.

I hope you will take part in this important book study as we prepare for the possibility of a part-time rector or Priest-in-Charge. This is only a possibility, not definitive, but we need to be prepared just in case.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP                                                                   

This Sunday - September 25, 2022
 Two Services at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

The service at 8 AM will be in person and the 10AM service will be in person as well as livestreamed via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Email for Zoom meeting information or
visit Facebook at


READINGS FOR SUNDAY                                                                            
Sunday September 18, 2022
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

The Collect of the Day
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    The First Reading              Amos 6:1a,4-7

    Psalm                                 Psalm 146                         

    The Second Reading         1 Timothy 6:6-19  

  The Holy Gospel               Luke 16:19-31   

  Click below to see all the readings: 
LAY MINISTRY SCHEDULE                                                                       


September 25

October 2


Kaitlyn Marshall

Preston Mills


Sammie Wakefield

Gretchen B-S

1st Reader

Preston Mills

Pat Adams

2nd Reader

Patti Rau

Bob Seston


Tina Quinn

Carol Tubman


Pat Adams



­­­Jen Huckman

Bob Irwin

 PIE SALE !!                                                                                                         

2nd Annual St. Andrew's Pie Sale

 Saturday, 10/8   8:30a – 1:30pm

Plans are well underway for St. Andrew’s 2nd Annual Pie Sale!  This year the event will be held at the Church due to limited space at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market.

     A sign-up sheet is available in the Parish Hall…. please sign up!  Along with the sign-up sheet, this Sunday (9/18) there will be a stack of 9” pie plates available for the taking.  There are plain, fluted, regular and deep dish—help yourself and happy baking! Last year we ran out of blueberry and apple pies, but any pie you wish to donate is greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to sign up at the Church, feel free to call either Tina or Lin.

     Other attractions being planned for the day include the guest appearance of the mystery Pumpkin Person!  Also, face painting will be offered for the youngsters (or the young-at-heart!).

     More details will be forthcoming as we firm them up….stay tuned and start looking through those recipes!

Tina (603-307-8549) and Lin (603-323-0402)     

INVITATION FROM DEB HOYT                                                                   


CROP WALK 2022                                                                                                         

Sunday October 16 at 1:00 pm
Meet at Community Church in Center Sandwich
5-mile walk on country roads
shorter walk in town on sidewalks
Gabrielle Watson - 603-257-0587

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE                                                                           

Contemplative Practice Returns

Tuesday, October 18th from 9:00-10:00am

Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.

Psalm 90:12

 The pace with which we move through our days can cause our hearts to be weary and distracted. We can feel disconnected from our lives. Making room in our life to pause, sit in silence, and simply be can help us reconnect and strengthen our hearts.

Each Tuesday morning our session will draw upon the Christian contemplative tradition, monastic spirituality, mindfulness meditation, and self-compassion practices. Our time together will include prayer, guided meditation, contemplative sharing from the heart, conversation, and fellowship. Newcomers are welcome at each session.

We will gather in the Sanctuary or you may join through Zoom.

If you would like to learn more or have questions, contact Christi Humphrey at

 Christi offers a Tuesday evening contemplative practice, virtually, through Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington, MA. If you are interest in this offering visit or contact Christi.

 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP                                                  

Bringing Compassion to these Complex Times 
               Saturday, October 29, 2022                  
                    9:30am – 3:30pm                              
                Saint Andrew’s in-the-Valley              

A retreat for those interested in learning mindfulness meditations and practices which support bringing compassion to the difficulties of being human in these times. How might we offer loving-kindness to ourselves and those around us? Topics covered will include: 
• Mindfulness of breath and body 
• Mindfulness of emotions 
• RAIN- recognize, allow, investigate and nurture 
• Loving Kindness 
• Compassion for Self and Others 

**Registration Required** For more information or to register, contact Christi by phone (508) 633-7466 or email

Facilitator - Christianne Humphrey, MDiv, is a student within the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification program offered by Sounds True, in association with The Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Christi has supported others in practices of the heart for over 20 years. 

PRAYERS FOR EACH OTHER                                                                        

This Week We Pray for:

Health and Wholeness:

ParishCarolyn, Judy, Grace, Jim, Sue, Joan, Elizabeth, Grete, Steve, Gabriele and Bob

Family and FriendsMegan, Alec, John, Angela, Gary, Grace, Dick, Tracy, Jan & George, Carolyn, Jack, Laurie, Alexa, Chris,30pm Lyse, Margaret, Melody, Peg, Curt, Sharon, Mary

Birthdays: Pat Scarborough 9/21

Anniversaries:  Kathy & Alan Bunker  9/20

Please let the Parish Office know if you would like to add or remove someone 

on the prayer list. Thank you.

COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER                                                                       
The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
Food pantry continues to serve the communities needs with new hours.
Alternating Wednesdays
                                                                                                                                                                September 28 & October 12

                           Any questions please call 603-960-4067.   

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                                                       

                  I Go Among Trees      

I go among trees and sit still.

All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.

Then what is afraid of me comes
and lives a while in my sight.
What it fears in me leaves me,                        

and the fear of me leaves it.
It sings, and I hear its song.

Then what I am afraid of comes.
I live for a while in its sight.
What I fear in it leaves it,
and the fear of it leaves me.
It sings, and I hear its song.

After days of labor,
mute in my consternations,
I hear my song at last,
and I sing it. As we sing,
the day turns, the trees move.

                                    ~ Wendell Berry