June 2, 2022




Mini Parish Meeting and Potluck Brunch on Pentecost Sunday, June 5

Please plan to attend church on Sunday, June 5 for a celebration of Pentecost and the birthday of the Christian Church, followed by a mini parish meeting to talk about how Covid has and is impacting our life together at St. Andrew’s. We will meet in the church so that those on Zoom can participate as well. After the meeting we’ll set up food in the parish hall and eat outside under the tent. Please plan to bring your favorite brunch dish to share.

If your dish needs to be baked, please bake it at home until it’s almost done, so we will only need to reheat it.

I really hope you will make every effort to join us for this discussion!

Don’t forget to wear red for Pentecost!

Please let me know if you would be willing to read the lesson from Acts in a different language. Many thanks!

MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED in church again, as the Covid numbers have been on the rise and we know several people who have been infected. I think we can expect to go back and forth between wearing masks and not as the numbers rise and fall in the foreseeable future.

As before, please, for the safety of others, plan to attend church on Zoom if you have recently traveled commercially and/or been present at large gatherings, or are not feeling well.

Next Sunday following the 10:00 service I’ll hold a workshop on creating a Rule of Life. A Rule of Life is a tool for helping us live our lives according to our Christian values and our personal core values. It provides us a structure for intentionally living our lives in congruence with these values and can be most helpful. Typical areas covered are spiritual health, mental health, physical health, vocational health and financial health. 

A good place to begin is identifying your core values, and we will begin with some exercises to help with this on Sunday morning.

Creating a Rule of Life may require two sessions, so the second session, if needed, will be held after the 10:00 service on Sunday, June 19. I realize this is Father’s Day, but I will be out of town on June 26 and July 3, so this is the best time to hold it.

John McGowan’s memorial service is on Saturday at 11:00. Please wear your name tags so visitors will know you can assist them with directions to the restrooms, etc.

Blessings, Caroline


This Sunday - June 5, 2022
 Service at 9:00am
Day of Pentecost - Whitsunday

Service will be held in person 

The 9:00 service is also available via Zoom 

(email RectorSAITV@gmail.com for Zoom information)
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Sunday June 5, 2022
Day of Pentecost - Whitsunday 
The Collect

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading                        Acts 2:1-21
This lesson tells the story of the Holy Spirit filling the apostles and empowering them to share the message of the gospel with people of different languages. Clearly this was a most dramatic moment in the life of the early church, an experience described in terms of wind and fire. From this time forward the mighty works of God done in Jesus will be told to all the peoples of the earth, crossing barriers of language and culture.
The Second Reading     Romans 8:14-17
In this lesson we hear that when we are moved by God's Spirit, we become God's children and heirs with Christ. The spirit makes this experience possible by prompting our lips to call upon God as Father with the same Aramaic word (Abba) that Jesus used. This new relationship means that we are no longer required to be led by baser instincts. Our heritage is life, while we must also learn to share Christ's sufferings.

The Gospel  John 14:8-17 (25-27)

          In our gospel Jesus tells his disciples that in him the Father has been revealed, and he promises              the gift of another Counselor, the Spirit of truth, to be with them. The Lord is speaking with his              followers on the night before his death. Soon he will be taken away from them, but all that they              ask the Father will now grant in Jesus' name. As they continue to love Jesus and keep his                      commands, they will realize the indwelling Spirit who will take Jesus' place in their midst.


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"God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.  

~Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

One thing we can always do while we stay at home is to pray for each other! 

This Week We Pray for:

Health and Wholeness for our:

ParishAudreyCarolyn, Marty, Judy, Jim, Sue, Joan, Elizabeth, Grete, Becky, Steve, Gabriele and Bob

Family and FriendsMegan, John, Angela,  Gary, Grace,  Tracy, Jan and George, Carolyn, Jack, Laurie, Alexa, Chris, Lyse, Margaret, Melody, Peg, Curt, Sage, Sharon, Mary

For those who have died: 

 Birthdays: 06/07 Becky, 06/11 Dale       


Please let the Parish Office know if you would like to add or remove someone 

on the prayer list. Thank you.


The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
Food pantry continues to serve the communities needs with new hours.
Alternating Wednesdays
                                                                                                                                                                                           June 8 and June 22

          Any questions please call 603-960-4067.   


Food for Thought

       The Spirit Likes to Dress Up, by Mary Oliver

The spirit
likes to dress up like this:
ten fingers,
ten toes,

shoulders, and all the rest
at night
in the black branches,
in the morning

in the blue branches
of the world.
It could float, of course,
but would rather

plumb rough matter.
Airy and shapeless thing,
it needs
the metaphor of the body,

lime and appetite,
the oceanic fluids;
it needs the body's world,

and imagination
and the dark hug of time,
and tangibility,

to be understood,
to be more than pure light
that burns
where no one is --

so it enters us --
in the morning
shines from brute comfort
like a stitch of lightning;

and at night
lights up the deep and wondrous
drownings of the body
like a star.