February 2, 2017

This Sunday, The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, there will be ONE service only at 9:00 am followed by brunch and Annual Meeting.
There is a service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.
We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.

Photo's from last Sunday below!

** See winter weather advisory note at the end of the memo.

Isiah 58:1-9a
Psalm 112:1-9
1 Corinthians 2:1-12
Matthew 5:13-20

Annual Meeting Sunday!
This Sunday begins with our service at 9:00, followed by brunch (I always look forward to that!) and the Annual Meeting. As you have heard by now, vestry members are providing breakfast casseroles, and everyone else is asked to bring something to accompany them. What's your favorite breakfast dish? Bring that! Sammie is making her cheese grits, so don't miss it.
The Annual Meeting will follow its usual format, except we will only ask for comments and questions on the reports as a whole, not go through them one by one. So please read the reports in advance, and have your questions ready. If you did not pick up a paper copy of the Annual Report on Sunday, it is attached to today's Thursday Memo so that you may download it.
I also ask that you be thinking about a few things in the days leading up to the meeting. What are some of your best memories of your time at St. Andrew's? What do you value most about our parish? There will be some time to share some of these reflections on Sunday morning.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts, and to my first Annual Meeting with you.
See you on Sunday,

Please click on the cover photo for PDF of Annual Report.

Lunch Bunch will meet on Wednesday, February 8, at noon at the Mountain View Station Restaurant in Center Ossipee.  This is an open group and invitation extends to all women in the parish and guests from outside the parish as well.  If you have questions or need a ride, please call Dale Appleton 539-3761.

Though you most certainly do not have any “spring” flowers blooming to share yet we do ask that you help with providing flowers for our altar during those wintery Sundays.  There are 3 more Sundays in February in which we will have flowers before branches appear for Lent.  Please consider giving in memory of or thanksgiving of and fill out the flower chart and a slip so we may get your dedication in the bulletin. Thank you.

February 28th:  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Throwing pancakes on a throwback Thursday
The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for February is Razors for men and women.

Christ be at the center of my mind and my heart,
Christ be at the center of my thoughts and my words,
Christ be at the center of my joy and my pain,
Christ be at the center of my home and my journey,
Christ be at the center of my peace and my turmoil,
Christ be my inspiration and my guide.         
          From Life in Christ, by Mary Fleeson

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!

Photography by:
Lisa Thompson
Duane Dale

Happy Birthday Carol!

The Rau's brought their visiting daughter & husband on Sunday.