Saint Andrew's-in-the-Valley Thursday MEMO Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lobster party dude, Woods Hole!!!

Services for this Sunday, July 16th, will be at 8 and 10 AM with childcare provided at the later service. The Reverend Jay Hutchinson will be the guest presider and preacher. We hope you will join us for worship.

Sunday is the deadline for making your reservation and buying tickets for the Lobster/Steak dinner this coming Friday evening, July 22nd, at 6 o'clock. The menu: boiled lobster or grilled steak, corn on the cob, steamed clams, salads, and homemade blueberry buckle for dessert! Children's hot dog meals are also available. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer. 50% of the proceeds go to support outreach projects, locally and internationally.
Food for reflection adapted from Nancy Wood in Earth Prayers from Around the World

Teach us Stillness

O God, teach us stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Teach us suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.
Teach us humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Teach us caring
as the parents who secure their young.
Teach us courage
as the tree which stands alone.
Teach us limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Teach us freedom
as the osprey which soars in the sky.
Teach us resignation
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Teach us to forget ourselves
as melted snow forgets its life.
Teach us to remember kindness
as dry fields weep with rain.

And live into the fullness of the beauty of this season.

Sent from sunny, breezy, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
I'll be back in the office on Tuesday.

Blessings, Heidi+