Wednesday's torrential rainstorm clears across the Ossipee Valley, as viewed from Lakeview Neuro Rehab Center, following the eucharist celebrated there.

Saint Andrew's-in-the-Valley
Thursday MEMO
October 28, 2010

Services for Sunday, October 31st, will be at 8 and 10 AM, followed by coffee hour. Davis Dassori will be the stewardship speaker. This is also UTO (United Thank Offering) ingathering Sunday.

A word from your Stewardship Committee: We have only a week to go until our All Saints' Day celebration, which will include the offering of our pledges of support to the church. If you have already turned in your pledge card, thank you! If you have not yet done so, now's the time. If you can, please bring your pledge card with you this Sunday. If you have misplaced your card, additional copies are available on the bulletin stand. Help us fill those honeycomb cells on our altar frontal! Thanks!

And be sure to join us next Sunday, for our single service at 9:00, keeping in mind that Day Light Savings Time ends the preceding night, so remember to set your clocks back one hour. The liturgy will be followed by a Stewardship Celebration Breakfast, hosted by the Stewardship Committee.

Last chance to bring in your ChIPs contributions of gifts or money, as well as your UTO offering. For details, click on the 2nd October entry onside bar to the left to last weeks MEMO. Both ChIPs and UTO donations will be taken to Diocesan Convention next Saturday in Concord.

In keeping with the church's practice, next Sunday at the All Saints' Sunday liturgy we will be reading the names of saints who have been welcomed home by God. If you would like to add names to this list, please email the church office (, or write your names (legibly please) on the sheet provided in your bulletin this coming Sunday.

Looking ahead to our Harvest Supper and Pie Auction (Friday, November 19th) and our Boughs and Bonbons Christmas Fair (Saturday, December 4th)...links to the details of how you can participate in the success of these events can be found by clicking the appropriate link in the column to the left on your computer screen. Many hands make light (and pleasurable) work. Join us for bow-making this Wednesday, November 3rd at 1:00.

The November-December issue of the Mountain Top is out and in your church mailbox or being sent to you. If you are eager, or want to see the pictures in color, it is also posted on our web site. Click here. (You may need to use your browser's back arrow to return to this MEMO.)

Responding to the devastating fire at the Agape Ministries Farm and the home of the Straughan's home... here's another way to offer you financial support and enjoy an evening of community music as well: Native American Flute Concert to benefit the Straughan and Agape Ministries: Friday, November 12th at the Chocorua Church at 7 PM.

Jesse Red Horse and Kim White Feather, performers of American Native flute music, will appear in a benefit concert entitled “Indigenous Voices”, Friday evening, November 12, at 7 p.m. at the Chocorua Community Church. Admission to the concert is by donation. All proceeds from the concert will be given to Agape Ministries based in Ossipee which provides furniture, clothing and food to local families. In October, the Agape homestead barn burnt to the ground, killing most of the animals and destroying the family business and home.

Jesse Red Horse, is of Black Feet ancestry. He discovered the sounds of the traditional G flute fifteen years ago. His passion for Native American flute music began when he heard their ethereal sounds. “The flute spoke to my spirit and the playing came naturally,” says Jesse. “In the concert I will play traditional melodies and improvisations on single as well as multi-chambered flutes.” This gifted artist makes creative use of what he calls a ‘canyon machine” which sets up echoes as if he were playing in a mountain canyon. He says that this is a good way to practice by hearing the tone coming back to him.

Kim White Feather of the Mi’Kmaq nation in Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia will open the concert at 7 p.m. She is a student of Jesse’s and has played flute for nearly ten years. She also sings and performs with rattles, djembe and hand drums. “Since I was fifteen years old I have attended Pow-Wows in the Northeast,” comments Kim, “ and since I was born I also grew up with the singers and song writers Billy ThunderKloud and the Chieftones . Traveling with them in my youth inspired me to continue to study the stories, indigenous music and culture of my own Native American Heritage.”

Readings for Sunday: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Psalm 119:137-144, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10

See you in church!

Blessings, Heidi+