December 1, 2011

Bidding is in full swing for Pies!

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


Services for this coming Sunday, December 4th, The Second Sunday of Advent, will be one service only at 9 am Welcoming back our rector, Rev. Heidi Frantz-Dale.

Readings for this Sunday: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13;

2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8

On Sunday, November 20th, Rev. Gail Avery was unable to preach and Rev. Brian Kelley was able to preside over the Service.

Last Sunday’s Service, The First Sunday of Advent was enjoyed by all with guest priest, Rev. Ellie McLaughlin presiding.

The Diocese is offering Advent Retreats in 4 locations( Concord, Berlin, Exeter and Meredith) the 1st and 2nd weeks of Advent. For more information please pick up a card in the Parish Hall or visit
Harvest Supper & Pie Auction: Great Food, Great Fun had by all! (more pictures below)
           Many people have told me what a great job I did as auctioneer, well, thank you very much but, you did all the work. I had all the fun. You told people about the dinner and auction. You baked the pies. You prepared and served the dinner. You gave pronunciation and elocution lessons. You did the cleanup. You did the bidding. This had to be one of the most fun-filled FUN-Raising events ever. So, let me tell you…. YOU DID A GREAT JOB! Tom Reinfuss

Come and get your wreath! and other goodies.
St. Andrew’s Boughs & Bonbons Holiday Fair 
This Saturday, December 3rd – 9 AM – 1PM
Please contact co-chairs Lynne Clough (323-7046) or Patti Rau (367-8223) with questions or offers of help. Let’s make this Boughs & Bonbons the best ever!
SEAFARER’S LOCKER needs 2012 Calendars, hats, cards. Please ask Tom Reinfuss about other needs.

Memory Awakens Hope. . . . . . . . . Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Seek That Which Is Above,1986

"Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.…

It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope." 

Celebrate Christmas Schedule
December 18 Fourth Sunday of Advent 8 & 10 am Services

December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
4:45 pm Carol Sing
5:00 pm Blessing of the Créche & Holy Eucharist
“Midnight” Service with Organ and Choir
10:45 pm Carol Sing- 11:00 pm Festival Eucharist

December 25 Christmas Day 11:30 am Holy Eucharist followed by Christmas Dinner

~ Holiday Blessings, Debra ~


 Fri 12/2:       
           10a-noon Food Center

 Sat 12/3:      
            9-1 Boughs & Bonbons Fair 

           8pm AA & Al-Anon(PH,PR)

Sun 12/4:      
            9am Holy Eucharist followed by
                     a Welcome Back for Heidi           
            5pm Dinner Bell: Cook team: UUFES

Mon 12/5:     
            Church office closed

Tue 12/6:     
            10a-noon Food Center
             6:30pm Evening Prayer
            7pm Liturgy Committee
            8pm AA (PH)

Wed 11/23:   
            9am Morning Prayer
 Thu 11/24: 

 See the Parish Hall bulletin board for more pictures
(Thank you to Sammie Wakefield for photography)
Yummy Pies!

lots of hearty eaters.

Auctioneer, Tom and helper, George.