June 4, 2015

This coming Sunday – the Second Sunday after Pentecost – there will be one service only at 9 AM followed by coffee hour hosted by Vestry. We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
Readings for this coming Sunday:  1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15, Psalm 138, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35.
 Join us on Sunday, June 21st at 10:30 for our 3rd Annual All-Parish Liturgy and Picnic at White Lake State Park. Yes, it’s Fathers’ Day. What a great way to celebrate. We have reserved the pavilion, so we will be protected from sun and rain! Mark your calendars now to you can plan ahead and bring your family, or invite your friends. Grills with burgers and hotdogs will be provided. Details about what to bring will be provided next week!
A group of 31 Saint Andrew’s folks have reserved tables this evening at 6:00 for the Taste of the Valley Dinner to benefit the Bearcamp Valley School and Children’s Center. If possible, please drop off your $8/person payment in the office or provide it Sunday morning so the “collecting” can be taken care of here at church, since we will be paying our group bill with a single check. Thanks.
Food for thought…
The first few lines of this prayer are probably familiar to you and are widely used by A.A. and other Twelve Step Groups. Reinhold Neibuhr is credited as the author of the first form of this prayer, which was subsequently expanded by William Griffith Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a worthy prayer with which to start the day – a time to  focus on our call to live faithfully, for who knows what the day will hold!
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting, O God that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you for ever in the next. Amen.

See you in church!