Pies for the pie auction tomorrow!!! Have you baked yours?

Saint Andrew's-in-the-Valley
Thursday MEMO

November 18, 2010

Services for Sunday, November 21st, will be at 8 and 10 AM, with coffee hours following both services. We hope you'll join us for worship and fellowship.

Our Harvest Supper and Pie Auction tomorrow is Friday, November 19th. The supper begins at 6 PM and the auctioning of pies will get underway at about 7. Bring yourself! Bring your friends and family! This event has been a fun and lively community happening.
You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer. Apple cider will be provided.

The proceeds from it will go to support the work of six organizations: The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Starting Point (providing service particularly to women and children locally in domestically abusive situations), Seafarers' Friend (pastoral care and attention to mariners), The Edith Junior School in Kenya, the Pilgrim Reconciliation Project (working primarily in war-torn countries in Africa), and The Tamworth Community Christmas Project (TCCP).

Our support of these organizations extends our reach as we do our part to "seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves."

And don't forget, we need your delicious pies for this event. Please deliver your pies to the church Friday afternoon by 3:00. Pies should be labeled with ingredients.

Our Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving service will be this coming Sunday evening at 6:00 at the Tamworth Congregational Church. Any singers who wish are invited to arrive at 5:00 for a choir practice. Please think of this as our Thanksgiving service, shared with the wider community. The location of this service rotates from year to year among the Tamworth churches, with the clergy and choirs of all churches providing the leadership and all the people of God welcome. The offering will go to the rebuilding of the Agape Ministries and Farm following their devastating fire a few weeks ago. (Agape is a companion ministry to our Food Pantry and Dinner Bell, providing food, clothing and household goods to people in need in the Ossipee Valley.)

The Take This Bread group discussion will meet on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 5:00 in the Prince Room. Whether you have read all or just some of the book, or even if you're just curious, please come.

Hard as it may be to believe, our Boughs and Bonbons Christmas Fair will take place two weeks from this Saturday, on December 4th from 9 to 1. Click on the "HELP NEEDED" section in the upper left for details.

Readings for this Sunday, the Sunday of Christ the King: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Canticle 16 (The Song of Zechariah), Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43

Food for thought as we enter the season of festive eating in community with others:
This prayer comes from our current book, Take this Bread, which focuses on making the connection between the eucharist and how we live as baptized Christians in the world. It would be wonderfully appropriate as a table grace at any meal.

O God of abundance, you feed us every day. Rise in us now. Make us your bread, that we may share your gifts with a hungry world and join in love with all people, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mary Ellen bids on a great pie last year!

See you at church!
Blessings, Heidi+