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

Saturday, July 23, 2011

About 75 people gathered indoors and out last night to feast on lobster, clams, steak, corn, and blueberry buckle. It may have been the hottest day of the year, but it cooled to a wonderful evening. Thank you to ALL who made it possible!

Service for this coming Sunday, July 24th, will be at 8 and 10 AM, with coffee hour following both services. We hope you will join us for worship.

Calling all families and friends of families!!! Twice a year the rector and her husband team up with young people and their families to the serve as the Dinner Bell cook team. We are “on” for next Sunday, August 31st, from 4 to about 6 PM. We’ll do something summery and easy. It would be a great opportunity for those of you with young children to help out a little, having an opportunity to do some Christian service together – table setting and plate clearing – as well as have some outside playtime. The actual meal begins at 5 o’clock and is free of charge. Please talk to me (Heidi) at church on Sunday, or email me if you’d be willing to help.

Rummage Sale plans: Heads up!!! Our annual Rummage Sale will be taking place at the end of August this year (NOT in September), so mark your calendars for Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th. The Rummage Sale accepts clean clothing that is in good shape, as well as household linens (sheets, towels, blankets, table clothes, etc.) and will be happy to receive them on Tuesday, the 23rd, Wednesday, the 22nd, and Thursday, the 23rd. Diane Lombardi will be chairing the event this year and she is counting on lots of help.
In addition, for the modest price of $10, if you or someone you know would like to have (and tend) a “booth” of your own to sell white elephant items or crafts, we welcome such additions outside on the lawn near the Parish Hall entrance.
So now is the time to start thinning out your shelves and closets! Posters will be coming soon. In the meanwhile, spread the word!

Readings for Sunday: Genesis 29:15-28, Psalm 105:1-11, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Food for contemplation from poet Mary Oliver:

Who Said This?

Something whispered something
that was not even a word.
It was more like silence
that was understandable.
I was standing
at the edge of the pond.
Nothing living, what we call living,
was in sight.
And yet, the voice entered me,
my body-life,
with so much happiness.
And there was nothing there
but the water, the sky, the grass.

Blessings, All.
See you in church.