November 23, 2017

-               JOIN US FOR WORSHIP             -

THIS SUNDAY, November 26th the Last 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.
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.

ComiMark 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.

We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship.
-              READINGS FOR SUNDAY            -

Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Proper 29, Year A
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 100
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

-            FROM THE INTERIM RECTOR           -

Thank you to all who attended Friday night's Harvest Dinner and Pie Auction, all who donated pies and all who bought them!! It was such a wonderful evening, full of fun, laughter, good food and friendly bidding - which from time to time was also competitive!

The dinner itself was delicious. Carol Tubman outdid herself once again with a choice of beef stew or butternut squash soup for the entree and a scrumptious bread pudding for dessert.
 Chris Mills, George and Patti Rau and David Manley kept all the pies matched up with successful bidders and what they bid, and Chris Boldt (with his sidekick Preston) entertained us once again with his humor and auctioneering skills. Ann Albrecht, Gretchen Behr-Svendsen and Bev Hammond did their magic cleaning up the kitchen.

So many thanks to you all for your time and hard work in making the evening such a success! We raised $2000! 

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.

-          PLEDGE PROGRESS        -

Help us reach our Goals!

Rector Search Fund 
Goal ~ $ 20,000
32 pledges $ 8,899.00
2018 Stewardship Pledge 
 Goal $ 148,215.00
52 pledges $ 139,130.00

-          55+ Community        -

Autumn is calling and so is our Cortland Apple Butter! So delicious with a pork loin roast!!
It's available now or come see us at the Tamworth Farmer's Market on December 2nd. It'll be indoors at the K.A. Brett School in Tamworth 9am-1pm. We'll be hanging with the Jammin' Divas from St. Andrew's in the you know it'll be fun!

-                       DINNER BELL                     -

There is no Dinner Bell on Christmas Eve, December 24th but
all are invited to the Dinner on Christmas Day

Dinner Bell cook team for this Sunday November 26th

Dinner Bell cook team for next Sunday December 3rd
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         -

Food Pantry will be closed Friday, November 24th

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
The monthly item for November is paper towels.
Brett School Food Drive
 Photos by Caroline Hines
-                 FOOD FOR THOUGHT               -
Collect for Thanksgiving Day

Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

BCP, p. 246

-             FROM Deb IN THE OFFICE            -


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