October 6th

Saint Andrew's-in-the-Valley
Thursday MEMO for
October 6, 2011

Services for this coming Sunday, October 9th, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, will be at 8am and 10am with guest preacher, The Rev. Ellie McLaughlin.

 Readings for this Sunday: Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9;
Matthew 22:1-14

 Sunday’s Service was enjoyed by all with guest priest, Rev. Susan Ackley presiding.

Peg Cannon's dog, Carlo
See more pictures below.

Plan to visit our booth at the Sandwich Fair this weekend, October 8th, 9th and 10th.

Attention Bakers and preserve makers! Please have labeled preserves and baked goods at the church by Friday, October 7th at 3pm. Baked goods can come Thursday or Friday morning (later if you have a key). Preserves may be dropped off anytime this coming week. If you need an alternative drop off place or time, please call Gretchen at 323-7459.

From the "Don't Say We Didn't Warn You" department... There is a slight possibility that work will begin this Saturday on the ramped entry to our Parish Hall! If so, be on the lookout for signs indicating which way to enter. The first phase of the work, whenever it takes place, will be to remove the existing walk and railing.
Next Sunday, October 16th will be Fall Workday. Wear work clothes, bring your gloves and rakes and plan to stay to lend a hand for sprucing up. Indoor and outdoor work needed.

Betsy Rouner has moved: Please update your directory with the following.
Betsy Rouner, Forestview Manor II, 153 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253.
Arthur & Molly Rouner wish to convey thanks to the congregation for prayers and care.

The Lunch Bunch will meet next Wed., Oct 12th, at noon, at the Mtn View Station in Ossipee. Any questions, please contact Dale Appleton.

Contributions to the ChIPs program and United Thank Offering need to be submitted by Sunday, October 23rd so they can be taken to Diocesan Convention by our delegates.

ALL ARE WELCOME! To join a Service of Morning Prayer, every Wednesday at 9 AM, led by one of our three licensed worship leaders.

October is a month of changing colors, cooling temperatures, and autumn harvest. The following prayer gives God thanks for all the beauty of October and autumn:

"Loving God, thank you for the many gifts of October. for the beauty of the changing colors, for the warmth of favorite fall food creations and for the many changes that another fall season brings us. As we enjoy the beauty of Your world every day, let us daily celebrate signs of Your goodness and beauty, now and forever. Amen."

Blessings, Debra


Fri  10/7:   
          10a-noon  Food Center

Sat  10/8:    Sandwich Fair
          8pm AA & Al-Anon(PH,PR)

Sun 10/9:   Sandwich Fair
          8am and 10am Holy Eucharist
          5pm Dinner Bell:           Cook team:  Brett School (Pugh)

 Mon 10/10:   Sandwich Fair
          Church office closed

Tue  10/11:
          10a-noon  Food Center
          7 pm Boyscout Comm.
          8pm AA (PH)

 Wed 10/12:
          9am  Morning Prayer
Thu  10/13:         

 Anyone who might be willing to provide pictures of our guest priests or have something to post, please forward your information to the office through hard copy or email to: office@standrewsinthevalley.org

More Pictures of Blessing of the Animals on October 2nd.

Peg Cade with Xena
Melissa with her cat
Val's dog, Ellie
Susan Ackley's dog, Byron

Rev. Susan enthusiastically blesses a bucketful of microbial organisms (in dirt).