November 16, 2017

-               JOIN US FOR WORSHIP             -

THIS SUNDAY, November 19th, the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, there will be two services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
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, November 19th, 2017
Proper 28, Year A
Judges 4:107
Psalm 123
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30


-            FROM THE INTERIM RECTOR           -

The Ordination of Betsy Hess to the transitional Deaconate will take place on Saturday, December 16th at 11a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Concord. Please keep her in your prayers.

Wednesday Evening Services
In December we will have a Blue Christmas service on Wednesday, December 13, at 5:30 pm. This service is open to everyone, but is particularly for those who struggle with the holiday season due to some sort of loss: death of a spouse, a child, a sibling, a close friend; loss of a job or a house; a loved one who suffers from addiction; or any loss that is difficult, and makes it hard to be merry. It is a service of remembrance and at the same time, a time to lift up our blessings even as we grieve a loss.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 pm when we will have an evening prayer service drawing on the Celtic tradition. More on that to come.

-          PLEDGE PROGRESS        -

Help us reach our Goals!

Rector Search Fund 
Goal ~ $ 20,000
32 pledges $ 8,899.00
2018 Stewardship Pledge 
 Goal $ (to be determined)
48 pledges $ 137,255.00

-          “FUN” RAISING        -

The Annual Harvest Supper and Pie Auction
 Friday, November 17th 
Supper 6pm
Pie Auction begins at 7pm

COME JOIN US FOR a Simple Supper of Beef Stew, Rolls and Harvest Bread Pudding. BYO Beer or Wine.  $15.00 per person. $5 for children under 12.

Please contact Chris Mills or Carol Tubman with questions or to sign up.

-                       DINNER BELL                     -
Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday November 19th

Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday November 26th
Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

-                SEARCH COMMITTEE               -
The Parish Profile is completed!
Click on “Parish Profile” button to read!
With joy at the completion of the Parish Profile, the Search Committee now begins a new phase of its work: the receiving and reading of applications from our prospective candidates. The applications, vetted by the Bishop and The Rev. Canon Hannah Anderson, will be sent to us from Diocesan House in Concord. After this, we will conduct Skype interviews with each of the candidates. We think, with time given to prayerful reflection, that this phase will occupy us through November. If so, we will start scheduling visits to parishes in Advent.
We continue to be encouraged by your prayers: keep them coming!
Lisa Thompson, Search Committee
October-November: Begin receiving names and applications of candidates.  Reading and reviewing applications.
Prayer for St. Andrew’s during the search process.
Everliving and everloving Lord, as we are in the midst of our challenging task to search for our new rector, we pray that you continue to lead our parish to be in one mind and spirit through the conclusion of this journey.  May we be strong in the assurance that you are guiding us and carrying us safely to calling the person you have chosen to be our rector.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.

Search Committee
Pat Adams, Betsy Hess, Tom Huckman, Cathie Lewis, George Rau, Lisa Thompson.
-          COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER         -

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for November is paper towels.

-                 FOOD FOR THOUGHT               -

THURSDAY, November 16th

-             FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE            -

The office will be closed for the remainder of the week as I am out sick.


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.
9        Alys Walker
10      George Rau, Bruce Foreman
17      George Donovan

22      Tony & Betty Faella
25      John & Joan Marshall