November 3, 2011

DON’T FORGET–Turn your clocks back 1 hour- Midnite, Sat. Nov. 5th.

One Service only for this coming Sunday, November 6th, All Saints’ Sunday, will be at 9am with guest preacher, The Rev. Gail Avery. If you have names to be remembered at the altar during the service you may call the office or email Debra at Names must be recieved no later than 8am Friday morning.
Following the service there will be a Pledge Celebration brunch hosted by the Stewardship Committee. Thank you to those of you who have made your pledge for 2012.  If you have not turned in your pledge, please do so and help us celebrate.

Readings for this Sunday: Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22;
1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Last Sunday’s Service was enjoyed by all with guest priest, Rev. Ellie McLaughlin presiding. She shared the story of the church pictured on the back of her vestments.

Following the service was the Blessing of the Kitchen led by The Rev. Brian Kelley. A poem reflected during the blessing is written below along with additional pictures. If you were unable to attend the Kitchen Blessing, click below to view the video.

November Book Group led by Lisa Thompson: praying for strangers An Adventure of the Human Spirit “To escape her own fear – a paralyzing terror every parent of a soldier understands – River Jordan resolves to pray for a stranger every single day for a year. And it is the beginning of something extraordinary.” (Neil White, jacket cover) Discover where River Jordan’s resolution takes her –and you – in her compelling and can’t-put-down account. We will read the book and then meet to reflect what has moved us, excited us, comforted us, or challenged us. More information and sign-up times in the Parish Hall this Sunday. 

We hope you will join us for a Saint Andrew's Harvest Supper and Pie Auction, to be held on Friday evening, November 18th. Tickets will be available at the door. Plan to come and invite your friends.! It is hoped that many of you will bake delicious pies (pies that can be frozen for Thanksgiving feasts are especially welcome) to be auctioned following the meal, beginning at about 7:30pm. 
Note: Pies should be delivered on the day of the dinner/auction by 3 p.m.

Get Ready! 
 St. Andrew’s Holiday Fair Boughs & Bonbons
Saturday, December 3rd – 9 AM – 1PM

We need your help with this last fundraising event of the year. 
Here are the many ways how you can be a part of it:

· Make bows: It’s easy and fun and you can do it while watching TV! If you are interested, Elaine South or Judy Grace can give you some tips and supply you with ribbon.

· Decorate wreaths: Elaine and Judy will be at the church on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 9-noon to attach bows, pinecones, and other natural decorations. 

· Bake cookies: Cookie plates are a big seller – it would be great if you could donate 4-5 dozen (because of food allergies, nothing that contains nuts or peanut butter, please). Cookies should be dropped off at the church on Thursday or Friday, Dec. 2 (by 9 am). Please tag the cookies with your name and a brief description of what you’ve made.

· Make candy: If you have a favorite, great. If not, some suggestions: peppermint bark or peanut brittle. We are all set with fudge.

· Bake bread or make preserves or relishes: Holiday breads such as cranberry or date nut are always popular. We have some jams/jellies/pickles etc. left from the Sandwich Fair but we could always use more. Please contact Carol Tubman to let her know what you’re contributing no later than Sunday, Nov. 27: 539-2780 or Please include size and ingredient info, as she is making signs and labels.

· Deliver posters: Holiday Fair posters will be available at the church on Sunday, November 13. They need to go to post offices, libraries, and other high traffic areas in Tamworth, Madison, Moultonboro, Sandwich, and Ossipee.

 · Set up: The Parish Hall will be transformed into Holiday Fair headquarters on Friday, Dec. 2. Help is needed assembling cookie plates, setting up and decorating tables, and arranging gift items. 

· Work at the Fair: A sign-up sheet for helpers will be in the church hall by Nov. 13.

 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! 

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

 The people I love the best
jump into the work head first
without dallying in the shadows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.

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They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half-submerged balls.

I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
 who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.

I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.

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The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape which satisfies, clean and evident.

Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.

Happy Fall Blessings, Debra
Fri 11/4:   
        10a-noon Food Center

Sat 11/5:    

          8pm AA & Al-Anon(PH,PR)


Sun 11/6:   
         9am Holy Eucharist
 Stewardship Brunch to follow the 9am service.

          5pm Dinner Bell: Cook team: Reinfuss

Mon 11/7: 

          Church office closed

Tue 11/8:   

          10a-noon Food Center
          8pm AA (PH)

Wed 11/9:  

          9am Morning Prayer

 Thu 11/10:          

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

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