September 7, 2017

-               JOIN US FOR WORSHIP             -

THIS SUNDAY, September 10th, The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 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.


-              READINGS FOR SUNDAY            -

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Proper 18, Year A
Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20
 -            FROM THE INTERIM RECTOR           -

So many need our prayers today. Recovery from Hurricane Harvey is only beginning in Texas, and now Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas are threatened by an even larger Hurricane Irma. Lives have been lost in the islands already hit by the storm, and the Southeastern coast waits to see where Irma will hit. We pray for all whose lives are impacted by these storms.
Having grown up in Mississippi, which has also seen its share of major hurricanes - most recently Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Camille in 1969, I remember the anxiety that comes with the waiting. I had to evacuate from the Mississippi coast while I was in college, and was in the middle of those endless lines of cars trying to get out of harm's way. An hour and a half drive took most of the day. So my heart goes out to those on the road, as well as those who are staying in their homes or in shelters. We pray for their safety, and that the damage will not be as bad as expected.
Closer to home we have been touched by several deaths. Last year we lost Brooks, such a beloved member of St. Andrew’s. In recent months we've lost Kathie Johnson, Peg Custer and Cathie Lewis' mother, Tommie Dayton. And Tuesday of this week Kevin Mort's father, Joseph, died after a battle with cancer. Kevin was with him when he died, a blessing for them both, as well as the rest of their family. We pray for all of these families.
We may feel that there is little we can do in the face of death and grief, or the destruction left in the wake of hurricanes, but prayer is the one thing we can all do, right now. Never underestimate the power of prayer, and how it lifts up those for whom we pray.
Do you pray every day? If not, it is never too late to begin! Find the time of day that works best for you, and begin simply, with the Lord's Prayer or another familiar prayer, and ask God to watch over those you love, and those who need your prayers. Pray for them by name, thinking of them and what they are going through. Prayer changes us, making us more faithful, and more compassionate and giving us a heightened awareness both of the needs of others and of our own blessings.
So let us pray, every day.
-                       LOCAL HAPPENINGS                     -
Provided by Jen Huckman
Judges needed for 4-H exhibits at Fryeburg and Sandwich Fairs
Hello Everyone,
It’s almost Fair Time!  I am looking for judges to help judge youth exhibits at both Fryeburg and Sandwich Fairs.  Judging categories might include posters, baking, sewing, vegetables, arts and crafts, photography etc.  You can judge whichever category you’re most comfortable with.  No experience is necessary, we will orient you to the process and staff will be there to help the whole time.

Judging Schedule is:
Fryeburg Fair: Saturday September 30th 11:30-3pm
(11:30-12 Judges Orientation)
Sandwich Fair: Friday October 6th 5:30pm-8pm
(5:30-6pm Judges Orientation)

Please let me know if you might be interested in helping out as a judge.  Judging takes place the day before the fairs are open so parking is usually not an issue.  As a thank you all judges receive a pair of passes to the fair.   

Amanda Royce
Program Manager, 4-H Youth Development
UNH Cooperative Extension
73 Main St. PO Box 1480
Conway, NH 03818

-                       DINNER BELL                     -
Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday September 10th

Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday September 17th
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

-                SEARCH COMMITTEE               -

“The (parish) profile serves as the parish’s introduction to potential candidates.  At its best, the profile uses images and words to describe the personality, mission, ministry, and ministers of the parish; and denotes the passion and gifts for ministry it seeks in its next Rector.” 
                                      (2017 Search Committee Handbook, Diocese of NH)

July-Early September: Assemble the Parish Profile, with help from parishioners.  Editing process with Vestry and the Rev. Canon Hannah Anderson.
September-October: Complete the Profile and make it available to prospective candidates and our parishioners.
October-November: Begin receiving names and applications of candidates.  Reading and reviewing applications.
Lisa Thompson, Search Committee
Prayer for St. Andrew’s during the search process.
Loving God, giver of all good gifts, grant to the Search Committee, and to the parish, wisdom and faith.  Be with us as we develop and create the Parish Profile. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Search Committee
George Rau, Lisa Thompson, Cathie Lewis, Tom Huckman, Betsy Hess and Pat Adams.
-              THE ART OF SIMPLE COOKING             -
Next class is October 3rd
The Tamworth Farmer’s Market
(in alliance with the Tamworth Community Nurse Association)
Learning the Art of Simple Cooking

Classes under the guidance of Elizabeth will focus on how to use fresh, seasonal and locally produced ingredients to create appetizing, simple-to-prepare dishes.
Classes are free of charge, but donations are welcome.
WHEN:         The First Tuesday of Every Month in 2017.
TIME:           10:00 a.m.-Noon
LOCATION:   In the kitchen at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley
SIGN-UP:      Call 662-6717 and ask for Elizabeth or please leave a message. 

-          COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER         -

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for September is laundry detergent.
-                 FOOD FOR THOUGHT               -
As requested, a copy of the blessing used on Sunday

of those who journey the way with us.
So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always. Amen.

THURSDAY, September 7
Psalm 37:7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.
I am often amused by how much we praise God’s greatness while at the same time pigeonholing God into the narrowness of our very human expectations and imaginations. We expect God to do our bidding, in our time frame, and in the way we define as “good.” We are so much more interested in God acting out our will than we are in acting out God’s will for us.
We don’t realize God wants to do so much more for us than we could ask or imagine—and that God will act in a time frame requiring our patience and perseverance. Modern theologian Frederick Buechner writes, “Inhabitants of time that we are, we stand on such occasions with one foot in eternity. God, as Isaiah says (57:15), ‘inhabiteth eternity,’ but stands with one foot in time. The part of time where he stands most particularly is Christ, and thus in Christ we catch a glimpse of what eternity is all about, what God is all about, and what we ourselves are all about too.”
God is coming to you and has so much to give. All you have to do is trust—and wait. God never runs out of time, or love, or space. May you be blessed to know that today.
MOVING FORWARD: Spend ten extra minutes in prayer or study today. Be quiet and listen to God.
-             FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE            -
Looking for some help with photos!
Looking for photos of these-please! Hopefully by September 27th.

-Tamworth Farmers Market (Valerie May’s booth and veggies would be good)
-Brett School mosaic up close of the church in tiles
-Photos from local areas of interest.
Thank  you.


If you do not see your birthday or anniversary listed, please make sure Deb in the office has an information sheet on file for you.
1        Bob Wallace
5        Laurie LaBrecque
8        Bruce Kennedy, Antonio Faella
12      June Donovan
14      Preston Mills
20      Brian Scott Kelley
21      Pat Scarborough
24      Sammie Wakefield
28      Jane Horn
29      Valerie May

8        Brian & Scott Kelley
20      Kathy & Alan Bunker



Photo by Jen Huckman
Peg and Tim at the Bretton Woods Evensong Service
From Thursday Night Convocation
Photos by Lisa Thompson
Kevin Nichols and Gloria Gallant in a light-hearted moment
(Budgets are fun!)

Sarah Ambrogi and Kevin Nichols