Thank you to everyone who helped with the clean up day last week!! Cleaning was thorough and much of the furniture was brought inside from the MiBox container.
Clean Up Day: We are grateful to Lin Frank, who organized the day, and Christi Humphrey, Cathie Lewis, Bruce and Claudia Kennedy. Bill Lord, Stuart Lord, Kit and Suzanne Morgan, Kevin Mort, Tina Quinn, George and Patti Rau, Lisa Thompson and Sammie Wakefield. (Am I leaving anyone out?) They cleaned the Prince Room and Parish Hall from top to bottom, washed the windows on the interior and made a good dent in cleaning the kitchen.
New Kitchen Coordinator! David Manley was the last person to hold this position, and for the last two years it has gone unfilled. I’m so happy to announce that Tina Quinn is our new kitchen coordinator. She will monitor supplies and let Deb know when we’re running low on something, keep items in their proper places, make sure large appliances are properly maintained, dispose of outdated items in the fridge, cull the duplicate pots, pans and skillets and more. Many thanks, Tina!
Please keep John McGowan in your prayers. He was admitted to Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover on Monday.
Don’t forget your masks! Masks are required at St. Andrew’s again – please wear a mask whenever you enter the building. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The remaining Sundays at 8:00 and 10:00 AM
This Sunday-August 29th
14th Sunday after Pentecost
at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
First Lesson Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Our Hebrew Bible reading brings us a celebration of love in the springtime of the year. The lover bounds across mountains to peer through the lattice of his beloved’s enclosure to summon her into the meadows. There was considerable discussion about the inclusion of the Song of Solomon in the Hebrew Bible, but many rabbis found here an allegory of God’s love for Israel. Following this tradition, many Christian interpreters perceived in the Song of Solomon an allegory for the love between Christ and the church.
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
A poem for a royal wedding celebrating the ruler’s majesty.
The Second Lesson James 1:17-27
This lesson consists of a series of teachings on the meaning of true religion: doing God’s word. Every good gift comes from the unchanging Father. By God’s word of truth we are given birth and have a first place among all creatures. Purified from anger and all other bad conduct, we are not only to hear God’s word but to put it into practice. So do we observe the perfect law that sets people free–the law as interpreted by Jesus.
The Gospel Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
In the gospel passage Jesus denounces those who find ways to ignore the genuine commandments of God, and he calls people to the awareness that the only evil which can corrupt a person comes from within. His judgments are occasioned by an accusation against his disciples that they are not following the rules of ritual cleansing. On one level Jesus’ words warn against the human tendency to fashion traditions that become more important than the law itself. More significantly still, his teaching points to the dangers involved in making legalism the basis for one’s life.
Updating the Prayer List
Please let Deb know if you need someone added to the prayer list. Thank you.
WHAT: DALE and DAVE APPLETON’s YARD SALE
WHEN: Saturday, August 28 from 10AM to 4PM
WHERE: 191 Ossipee Lake Road, right across from the entrance to Windsock Village.
The Yard Sale is outside, under the trees. You will see it as you turn in. Plenty of parking.
WICKER COUCH, PICTURE FRAMES, CHRISTMAS TREE (put together with fiber optics), GLASSES,
PAINTINGS, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, TABLE LINENS, WALL PLAQUES, and much more.