July 18, 2013

The services for this coming Sunday, July 21st, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, will be at 8 and 10 AM.
Readings for this Sunday:  Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42.

See Picture galleries below for
-the Celebration of the Life of Our Friend and Brother in Christ John Booty on July 13th.
-from Church Island in Squam Lake where Heidi preached last Sunday.

Tickets are going fast for our Holy Smoke Backyard Barbeque to be held on July 26th. Have you reserved or purchased yours? Call or stop by the office or plan on picking them up this Sunday.

The Celebration of the Life of Billy McAdams, long-time grounds-keeper and snow-remover for Saint Andrew’s and good friend of the parish, will be held this coming Sunday afternoon, July 21, at 4 PM in the meadow behind the Norcross house, at 1218 Bearcamp Highway (Rte 25), South Tamworth. This is about half a mile past the South Tamworth country store coming from the church. There will be signs designating the location. Gina, Shana, and Joshua are extending an open invitation to all who knew and loved Billy. Please join those of us who will be there as a way of expressing Saint Andrew’s appreciation of Billy and his years of service to the church. Come be the church out in the community!

Billy died very suddenly of a heart attack on July 10th. There is a Billy McAdams Memorial Fund that is being set up at the Meredith Village Savings Bank. Checks may be made out to the "Billy McAdams Memorial Fund" and mailed to Tom Vachon at PO Box 28, South Tamworth, 03883. Billy’s several jobs were the major income source for his family. It is hoped that this fund will assist the family in making ends meet during this difficult time of transition. Questions? Talk to Rev. Heidi or Elizabeth Wiesner.

Another untimely death: Arrangements are being made for a funeral for Jeb Pike to be held at St. Andrew’s next week – date and time yet to be determined. Jeb was a long-time Tamworth resident, owner of Granite State Self-Storage in Chocorua, and a former parishioner and vestry member at St. Andrew’s in the 1980s. His wife, Beverly, extends an invitation to all who knew or remember Jeb to attend the service.

Calling all walkers!!! The Annual Church World Service CROP Walk will take place on Sunday, August 4th, beginning at 1:30 from the Baptist Church in Sandwich. Please plan on walking the five-mile loop through Sandwich and Sponsor envelopes will be available this Sunday following both services. Our Community Food Pantry and Dinner Bell both benefit significantly from the money raised.

Saint Andrew’s will be at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market this Saturday! Stop by the Market between 9 and noon at the four corners in Tamworth Village. You can buy your tickets to our Holy Smoke Backyard Barbeque to be held on July 26th and/or a chance for two tickets to a Red Sox Game, as well as sign up to walk in the CROP Walk – all while you enjoy the pleasures of this extended community. Another opportunity to be the church out in the world!

People of the Way discussion groups are now underway. This coming week, the Wednesday morning group will focus on chapters 2, 3, and 4, meeting at 10:15 in the Prince Room. The Wednesday evening group will meet at 5:30 for a light supper followed by discussion of the introduction and chapters one and two. Please confirm with the office if you plan to attend.

Thank you to all who provided such wonderful hospitality for John’s service last Saturday, with special thanks going to Sally, Carol, Gretchen, David and Duane for handling set-up, a wonderful reception, and clean-up, and to Bernice for her organ-playing, accompanying Clare Fischer-Davies for two solo offerings and the congregation for the splendid hymns.
Food for thought from poet Mary Oliver…
Summer Story

When the hummingbird
sinks its face
into the trumpet vine
into the funnels

of the blossom
and the tongue
leaps out
and throbs,
I am scorched
to realize once again
how many small, available things
are in the world

that aren’t
pieces of gold
or power ––
that nobody owns

or could buy even
for a hillside of money––
that just
float about the world,

or drift over the fields,
or into the gardens,
and into the tents of the vines,
and now here I am
spending my time,
as the saying goes,
watching until the watching turns into feeling,
so that I feel I am myself

a small bird
with a terrible hunger,
with a thin beak probing and dipping,
and a heart that races so fast

it is only a heartbeat ahead of breaking––
and I am the hunger and the assuagement,
and also I am the leaves and the blossoms,
and, like them, I am full of delight, and shaking.
See you in church!
Blessings, Heidi+

-the Celebration of the Life of Our Friend and Brother in Christ John Booty on July 13th.
Rev. Heidi, Bp. Rob, Rev. Ellen Aitken (preacher)

Clare Fischer-Davies

Kitty Lou, Gillian and Diane bringing forward the bread and wine.

Retired NH Bp. Theuner with former St. Andrew's rector Clare Fischer-Davies

Bell-ringer Elsa
The Rectors of St. Andrew's
Clare Fischer-Davies, Heidi Frantz-Dale, Peg Custer

Sammie, former Sr. Warden for all three rectors!

-from Church Island in Squam Lake where Heidi preached last Sunday.

The boat ride out

View from Church Island

What is it about the front pews???

Morning Prayer officiant and preacher