January 5, 2017

Sunday Jan. 1st-A Service of Lessons and Carols.

This Sunday, The First Sunday after Epiphany, there will be two services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Come and hear special music at the 10 am service provided by Ginger Heard’s group “The Treble Makers”.
There is a service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.
We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
** See a weather advisory note below.

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17

Would you like to be an Acolyte?
Acolyte training is coming soon! If you or your child would like to be an acolyte please contact Caroline at InterimSAITV@gmail.com or 323-8515. It’s a great way to learn about liturgy, and to serve God and St. Andrew’s. Training date TBD, but will be after the 10:00 service on a Sunday morning in the near future.

Rector’s Discretionary Fund Donations Needed
As winter weather settles in more people are in need of shelter, heating oil and other forms of assistance. One of the ways that St. Andrew’s helps people in need is through the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. It is a separate checking account, available to the Rector to assist people with a variety of needs: assistance with rent, utility bills, heating fuel, emergency shelter, etc.  At our outreach meeting in December I mistakenly said that the Rector’s Discretionary Fund was in good shape (I believe I was thinking of the fund at my previous church). In fact, there is very little money available. I have recently used it for heating assistance and shelter, and the balance is down to just over $150. If you would like to make a donation to this ministry of St. Andrew’s please make your check payable to Rector’s Discretionary Fund.  
Many thanks,


The church recently received a check from Trust Company of America (Institutional Advisor Services) as the custodian of an IRA account. The institution is not allowed to disclose any information regarding the donor due to privacy laws. To help us properly attribute the amount in our records, we ask that the donor please consider contacting the office or Treasurer, Bob Seston.


The Women’s Lunch Bunch will meet on Wednesday, January 11th at Noon at the Mt. View Station Restaurant in Center Ossipee.  Please direct any questions to Dale Appleton.


You are invited to a 12th Night Open House on January 8th at 12 Noon – 6 pm.  Hosted by Gretchen Behr-Svendsen. Location: 106 Tamworth Rd (Driveway next to police station).


Please be getting your reports together and submitted to the office.
If you need an electronic copy or hard copy please let Deb in the office know and she will be happy to provide that for you. REPORTS ARE DUE JANUARY 13TH!


The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for January  is Shampoo/Conditioner.


 The wizard kings observed celestial signs
a moving eastern star especially bright
cast shadows in the pitchest dark of night
a hint enough to agitate their minds
And, journeying through a sleeping world, they found
a manger pin-pricked by a point of heaven
a tiny entry vivifies - like leaven;
a break in lifeless patterns - round and round;
a growing beam of light revealing all.
We thought we knew until we saw it clear
the manger glowed with knowledge God was near.
Who’d ever seen their Maker in a stall?
Light shines unbidden shows the way. We see
new truth, new light, new life - Epiphany. -  Harold MacDonald

Please keep in mind during the winter when the weather looks questionable for safe travel to call the church before you leave home to check for schedule changes. If a storm comes in on Saturday evening or Sunday, I will make a judgment call by 7:00 AM about whether to hold, cancel, or delay services. Cancellations will posted on WMUR9 and also be announced on WMWV radio 93.5. The church phone message will also reflect any cancellations. PLEASE do not travel if it feels unsafe to you. Enjoy a Sabbath morning at home and remember St. Andrew’s in your prayers.

Blessings, See you in Church!

Photography by:
Lisa Thompson