August 1, 2019

THIS SUNDAY, August 4th, the 8th Sunday after Pentecost, there will be ONE service only at 9:00 am to celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Andrew's. Following the service there will be a potluck coffee hour. Please plan to bring something for coffee hour to add to our celebration.

St. Andrew's turns 92!

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.


READINGS FOR SUNDAY                
Sunday, August 4th
Readings from August 6th, The Transfiguration
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:13-21
Luke 9:28-36


St. Andrew’s turns 92!

This delightful little booklet resides in our archives. There is only one copy of it, so Deb has on her “to do” list scanning a copy to her computer, When that is done she will provide a link to it in the Thursday Memo. The booklet was written in 1964, and is signed only with the initials, “MTG”. Does anyone know who that might be?
There are several names we know mentioned in the booklet, most notably Thompson, Grace and Morgan, whose descendants are well known to us today. It tells the story of how the Rev. Frederick Cowper, Rector of St. John’s in Sanbornville, walked “all over the back roads of Carroll County, offering the ministrations of the Church in isolated places where no active church existed.” Also  noted is this:
“In his record book marked ‘Sanbornville Missionary District’ is an entry that belongs to this chronicle and indicates his pastoral  spirit – June 21. Found Mrs. Elias at Butler’s Bridge and Mrs. Rena Lord. These two women were Episcopalians; and presently this shepherd proposed services in the Whittier School house. Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Ella Moulton and a number of children and mothers came, then the Atwoods of Chocorua Inn began to tell their guests, and came themselves.’

Strung along the Whittier Road were the homes of five or six families of children, the Davises, Moultons, Johnsons, Welches, Berrys, Graces, Coombses, and others later. Summer residents, more and more impressed by Mr. Cowper’s wisdom and utter dedication to his sacred calling, came regularly. Thompsons, Kilhams, Atwoods, Bowditches, Bemisses, Peabods came regularly, crowding themselves into children’s desk seats (and presently buying a few much needed folding wooden chairs).”
This Sunday, August 4, join us at 9:00 a.m. (no services at 8:00 or 10:00) for a celebration of the 92nd anniversary of the Consecration of St.-in-the-Valley. The service will be followed by a potluck coffee hour, so please bring your favorite dish and enjoy good food and fellowship.
I will be on vacation Tuesday August 6 – Monday, August 19. 

Mark your calendar !
Friday, August 23rd at 6pm 

The Menu: Caesar Salad, Steamers, Lobster, Steak, Corn-on-the-Cob, Scalloped Potatoes, Blueberry Buckle with Ice Cream and You may bring your own Beer or Wine.
Adults $30
Hot dog meal- $10

Call 603-651-1744 for reservations

St Andrew’s-in-the-Valley
Episcopal Church, Tamworth
678 Whittier Road


David Manley will be collecting donations again this year for the Pack A Pack campaign. This is a great project of WMUR & Service Credit Union to collect Backpacks for school children that include needed school supplies. People can choose to sponsor a Backpack or two if they can or any amount they are able to donate. Each backpack including supplies cost about $15.00. Last year we provided 30 and this year I would like to provide between 50 - 100.


Come join us! Knitting skills not required.
1st and 3rd Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

If you knit or crochet (or would like to learn how to) and are led to engaging in an outreach mission that provides physical and spiritual comfort to those in need, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM in the Prince Room. We are a joyous group that will keep you in stitches! The coffee and tea will be on and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions, please call Lin Frank at 323-0402.


Several of us parishioners are performing next week in the operetta called
"Elderville". Performances are at 7:30p on August 8,9, and 10 at the
Sandwich, NH Town Hall.  All are welcome at the full dress rehearsal
Tuesday August 6 at 5:30pm.

Elderville is the story of two young folk who happen upon a village in
which the inhabitants will live forever at age 82 years.  Anyone staying
in the village will soon become 82. The couple must decide whether or not
to remain, but they can only leave if they solve a magic riddle!

The musical numbers are borrowed from several Gilbert and Sullivan
operettas, with original words by Ellen Farnum who also wrote the script. 
The music is, of course, marvellous, and Ellen's lyrics and script are
clever and funny!

Tickets are 'by donation' but reservations are required. They are going fast!

Hope to see you there!

David Gartrell


for August are:

 4th - Sandwich Community Church
11th - Wakefield
25th - Lewis

Thank you for your volunteer
work in this special Outreach program!

Circus Smirkus 
Presented by All Saints Church, Wolfeboro

This is a fun circus production of children actors.

Deb is selling tickets in the office during office hours
and is able to accept credit card payments for ticket purchases 
on behalf of All Saints Church.



THURSDAY, August 1, 2019
Mark 7:17-19 When [Jesus] had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, “Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?”
One of the great failings of Christianity is the way we domesticate Jesus. We would do well to remember that Jesus is a guy who has a tantrum in the temple, curses a fig tree, and uses human bodily functions as object lessons. It’s tempting to gloss over this side of Jesus and fast-forward to the nice-guy bits. But Mark’s Jesus is one who understands earthy stuff.
With his frank talk of sewers, Jesus rejects the premise of a phony, to-do list religiosity. We can never earn God’s love by way of what we do or leave undone. When we forget Jesus’ earthiness, we deny his humanity and our own.
The love of God is a gift, not merit to be earned.

MOVING FORWARD: What do you think Jesus means when he talks about what defiles us?
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   Stephen Hird
6   Kathy Bunker
8    Marty Cloran, Elizabeth Wiesner
15  Bernice Thompson
16  Susan Luz
28   Grete Plender
30   Patti Rau

15     Dale and David Appleton
25     Dwight & Barbara Baldwin
27     Sammie & Dick Wakefield, Bruce & Claudia Kennedy