February 16, 2017

"Congratulations to our own Bishop Rob on the publication of his new book!"
Click on the picture for link to order book.

This Sunday, The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, there will be two services at 8 and 10 a.m.
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 winter weather advisory note at the end of the memo.

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Psalm 119:33-40
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Matthew 5:38-48


Lent is just around the corner; Ash Wednesday is on March 1 this year. I hope that we can continue the tradition of meeting on Wednesday evenings for a simple supper and discussion, and plan to use a resource provided by the diocese. The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), an Episcopal order of monks based in Cambridge, MA, in conjunction with Virginia Theological Seminary, has produced a program called “5 Marks of Love: Living Life Marked as Christ’s Own”.  Bishop Hirschfeld gave us copies of the program at a recent clergy day, and encourages all of us to participate. There is a workbook, available in the Parish Hall, and a daily series of emails and videos to watch. More information is available at http://ssje.org/ssje/5marksoflove/
Please let me know if you are interested in participating, either by signing up in the parish hall or by contacting me at interimsaitv@gmail.com or 323-8515
The program is inspired by the Anglican Five Marks of Mission, as follows:
The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ
·         To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
·         To teach, baptize and nurture new believers 
·         To respond to human need by loving service 
·         To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
·         To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

“The Five Marks of Mission were developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, have won wide acceptance among Anglicans, and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable ‘checklist’ for mission activities.”
From The Episcopal Church website: www.episcopalchurch.org/page/five-marks-mission

On Saturday, February 11, Canon Hanna Anderson (Canon to the Ordinary and Transition Ministry Officer for the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire)  
met with the Search Committee at Saint Andrew’s. She talked us through the many steps we will be taking as a committee and as a parish in calling our next rector. The search process usually takes a year to 18 months to complete. Hannah will work closely with us during all phases that lie ahead. We felt supported by her understanding of us as a committee and as a parish. 

The Search Committee met on Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 am in the Prince Room. We will be meeting weekly as begin to discuss the Parish Profile, the first of our projects. The Parish Profile is a great way to understand who we have become over the twelve years with Rev. Heidi and Duane, and who we are now, in this moment of transition. You, the parish as a whole, has a part to play: soon we will be asking for your participation in compiling the Profile.
We will bring you more updates, probably twice a month or so, as we proceed.

Lisa Thompson, Communications Liason

Search Committee

Do you have a small grill or hibachi you could lend us for the burning of the palms? We will need it prior to the 7:00 pm service on March 1, and again on April 15 for the Easter Vigil. If you have one please let Caroline know.

If you are a new vestry member or are in need of refresher training, please contact Marty Cloran with your interest to attend one of these training dates.  He will advise you if you need to also complete the online modules prior to the in person training. For more information of the training sites listed below,
click here.
March 4-       St. Paul’s, Concord
March 11-     Christ Church, Exeter
April 29-       Trinity Church, Claremont
Sept 30-       St. Thomas Church, Hanover

February 28th:  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for February is Razors for men and women.

          ANNUAL REPORT 2016
                   RECTOR’S ADDRESS


Jesus learned to pray for the grace to see the present world as it was, rather than as he might have it be. And he in turn invited the disciples to pray with him in the same way—and to trust that God was making all things right as he and they surrendered to God’s gracious will and vision.

Winter Weather Advisory!!! 
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 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.

See you in Church!

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