September 20, 2012

Sammie, Connor, Melissa, Lisa, and Albert

This Sunday, the 23rd  of September, The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services at 8 and 10 a.m., with coffee hour following. We hope you'll join us for worship and fellowship.

Readings for this Sunday: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37.

Morning Prayer every Wednesday at 9 am.

Preparations for the Sandwich Fair are now in high gear. We are eager for jam and jelly makers, as well as bakers for backed good. Carol Tubman will be providing information sheets on Sunday. Please see her if you can help with food preparations. A signup sheet for staffing the booth at the Fair October 5 through 8 is posted on the Parish Hall bulletin board. We're also looking for a few people who would be willing to make reminder calls. This is our most significant parish fundraiser. We're counting on your participation.

A very productive week on the entrance to the Parish Hall has yielded a useable entry beginning this Friday.  Temporary handrails have been placed to ensure that no one falls off the edges. Many thanks to all who have helped make this happen and Duane for orchestrating the process as well as his many hours of hands on labor.  More pictures of the process are at the bottom of the memo.
More ramp work photos below (after the calendar)

Yet to come on the parish hall entry project:
* Proper handrails. (The 2x4's installed yesterday are only temporary!)
* Some new asphalt at the bottom, for a smooth transition from concrete to parking lot
* A new door which opens the other way (outward, but with hinges on the left, handle on the right)
* The drainage pipes from the perimeter of the Memorial Garden will be extended (to the south) and buried.
* Re-grading; grass and flowers restored.

Saint Andrew’s to host Lakes Region Convocation meeting on Tuesday, October 2, at 7 PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the wider church without having to drive very far! The agenda for the meeting will be the resolutions before our Diocesan Convention later this fall. Look for the resolutions to be posted on the Parish bulletin board. Folks arrive for the meeting beginning at 6:30 for an informal social time for which we are responsible for the food  – savory or sweet finger food. If you’d like to help with food, please contact Dale Appleton at 539-6737.

“Tuesday Group,” our Children’s Formation activity group is underway, meeting on two Tuesday late afternoons each month and one Sunday morning. This week we welcomed Tim, Ted, and Jim, along with their mom. We're meeting again on Tuesday, September 25th.

From the office at St. Andrew’s: Office Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 9am-Noon
Just a note: We now have WiFi available for your laptop or tablet use to access the internet. Check the office door for instructions.  If you have a problem connecting, see Deb in the office for help.
If you have anything that you would like to have put in the Thurs. Memo, please email to the office by the previous Wednesday. Your submissions are welcome.

Fri  9/21:
                10a-noon  Food Center
Sat 9/22:              
                8pm AA & Al-Anon(PH,PR)

Sun 9/23:
                8 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
                10 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
                5 PM Dinner Bell (Cook Team: Rau)

Mon 9/24:            Church office closed

Tue 9/25:             
                10am – noon  Food Center
                5pm-“Tuesday Group”
                8pm AA (PH)

Wed 9/26:
                9 AM Service of Morning Prayer
Thu  9/27:       

PICTURES FROM ENTRANCE WORK: The concrete was delivered by Coleman Concrete. Our profound thanks to J.E. Roberts Excavation for site work and to East Coast Foundation for the concrete work.  Also thanks to the Ham Charitable Foundation and to many others who will be thanked in due course.
Concrete truck arrives

Concrete unloaded into the wheelbarrow

Dumping a wheelbarrow load

Smoothing out the upper portion

Creating a slip-resistant "brush surface"

Workers, Chris and Brian, from East Coast Foundation