Our amazing new stove!

Saint Andrew's-in-the-Valley

Thursday MEMO

August 18, 2011

Services for this coming Sunday, August 14th
and the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, will be at 8 and 10 AM, with coffee hour following each service. The 10:00 service will include the service of Holy Baptism, as we welcome Isaiah and Lilyana Arsenault into the household of God. Child care provided at the later service.

It is also CROP WALK Sunday, so your last chance to sign-up to walk and/or pledge support to our walkers. Do join us. (The proceeds from the Lakes Region Church World Service Walk are divided among international, national and local projects, with our Community Food Pantry and Dinner Bell receiving significant support.)

Our Kitchen is on a roll!!! The new stove is now installed, and handsome counter-tops went in yesterday. The prep sink and slop sink are yet to be installed, and there’s still a bit of finish work to be completed but do plan to take a look at the progress on Sunday!

HELP WANTED: If you happen to be available to lend a hand for an hour or so at 5:00 Friday, it would help our lone volunteer get the contents of cupboards back in place.

MORE HELP WANTED: This is Rummage Sale Week!!! Your clean, in-good-condition contributions of clothing and household linens may be dropped off on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. We still need a few more workers during those days to do set-up (sorting clothing and setting out clothing on to tables and racks). A few workers are also needed DURING the sale, as well as for “wrap-up.” The sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall, or call Diane at 539-6134.

Rummage Sale: Friday, August 26: 10-noon and 5-7 Saturday, August 27: 9-1

In addition, if you would like to set up a craft or white-elephant booth of your own on Saturday outside, during the rummage sale, please contact Debra in the office next week. We ask only a contribution from your sales ($10? 10%? 100%? It’s your choice.)

Readings for Sunday: Exodus 1:8–2:10, Psalm 124, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20

Wisdom for living well from and old Cherokee story…

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil – it is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is God – it is joy, peace, love, kindness, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

See you in church!