November 2, 2017

-               JOIN US FOR WORSHIP             -

THIS SUNDAY, November 5th, All Saints’ Sunday & Pledge Ingathering, there will be One Service only at 9 am followed by Stewardship Brunch.
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 5, 2017
All Saints, Year A
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:103
Matthew 5:1-12

-            FROM THE INTERIM RECTOR           -

Thank you to all who attended last night's Taize service, and to Val, for accompanying us. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways! The church always looks beautiful in the evening, and was enhanced by a lot of candles and Sammie's Joseph sculpture.

The music was wonderful, with Val's accompaniment on her harp - it's the perfect instrument for a quiet, contemplative service - and many voices. 
There were 26 people present, including quite a few from the community (I would have been pleased with 10!). 

So we will continue with a Celtic Prayer Service on Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 pm, and alternate these services going forward on the first Wednesday evening of the month. Thank you to Lisa Thompson for the photographs, as always!

-          WOMEN’S LUNCH BUNCH       -

The Women’s Lunch Bunch will meet on Wednesday, November 8th at the Mountain View Station Restaurant in Center Ossipee at Noon.  If you have questions, please contact Dale Appleton. 
-          PLEDGE PROGRESS        -

Help us reach our Goals!

Rector Search Fund 
Goal ~ $ 20,000
31 pledges $ 8,899.00
2018 Stewardship Pledge 
 Goal $ (to be determined)
35 pledges $ 109,089.00

-          “FUN” RAISING        -

A favorite event is coming soon!  
The Harvest Supper and Pie Auction is scheduled for Friday, November 17th with supper at 6pm followed by the pie auction at 7.  Volunteer help is always needed.  And of course pies, those are definitely needed. 

-                       DINNER BELL                     -

Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday November 5th

Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday November 12th
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               -

A Prayer for the Evening

O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.
BCP, p. 833
THURSDAY, November 2nd

Matthew 13:23 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundred fold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.

My daily commute takes me through Louisiana farmland. The state boasts rich, fertile soil, perfect for cotton, corn, sorghum, and other crops. Overflowing rivers and bayous have deposited their nutrient-rich sediments on this land for millennia. Farmers since before the marking of time have tended fields.

Our hearts, souls, and minds are the soil within which Jesus sows the seeds of good news—that God loves us, each one of us, without reservation. When these seeds of love take root, they bear fruit and change the way we treat those around us. We receive everyone we meet as God’s beloved.

Our spiritual soil is never barren, though it may be rocky, shallow, or overgrown for a season. But Jesus constantly tends and nurtures us with word and sacraments, through other people, and all of creation. Jesus persistently and patiently prepares us to receive and share his love. The sower’s work is never in vain.

MOVING FORWARD: Visit a local farmers’ market to enjoy the last fruits of this year’s harvest.

-             FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE            -
It's That Time of Year!!!


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


Photo Gallery
Photos by Lisa Thompson

Sammie's Sculpture
This amazing artwork sculpture of  Saint Joseph
was created
by Sammie Wakefield
The baby Jesus is a separate removable piece

Bishop's Visit ~ Sunday Oct 29th


Sammie talking to the Bishop about her sculpture.
Admiration abound
of this wonderful masterpiece!


Jackson taking in Sammie's sculpture piece
with the removable baby Jesus

Taize Service ~ Wed Nov 1