FROM THE RECTOR

This Sunday we will celebrate our 95th anniversary. As you know our focus will be on the Rev. Frederick Charles Cowper, the first priest who served the community that would become St. Andrew's. The Rev. Cowper (pronounced "Cooper") was a retired English clergyman and a beloved pastor whose ministry in Carroll County from 1912-1929 inspired the building of our church. 

We are stepping back in time to the early days of our church, when the 1928 Prayer Book was in use. The language is different (Elizabethan English) and some traditions were not yet in place. The altar was against the wall and the Priest consecrated the bread and wine with his back to the congregation. There were of course, no women priests and women didn’t serve as acolytes or readers. Eucharistic Ministers didn’t exist, male or female. It was a much more clergy-centered church. The Eucharist wasn’t celebrated every Sunday but once or twice a month, with Morning Prayer held on other Sundays. Lay people did not lead Morning Prayer. You will also notice that there is more penitential language than we are used to and fewer responses made by the people. All of this is the way the Eucharist was celebrated until the late seventies when the 1979 Prayer Book was approved.

Please let yourself relax into this service, and don’t worry if your tongue trips over the archaic language! Pay attention to the bulletin, as responses will be different: The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up unto the Lord. And so forth… 

Sermon time will be devoted to hearing about the origins of St. Andrew's and some words of wisdom from the Rev. Cowper. Hymns will be old familiar tunes, most of which were no doubt used in our early days. It will be a journey back to our roots.

Following the service there will be displays from the Rev. Cowper's personal belongings and writings and from the early days of St. Andrew's to browse, and a potluck brunch. To streamline preparation for the potluck at the church and to keep the kitchen cool we ask that everyone bring food that does not need to be cooked or heated.

The Rev. Cowper is buried in a cemetery in North Wolfeboro. The week following our celebration some of us plan to take flowers to his grave, and invite any who are interested to join us. The date and time for this will be announced in the near future. 

Please join us for this festive day, and a walk back in time!

The CDC continues to classify Carroll County in the low range for community spread of Covid. This will be updated as needed, but for now masks are optional in church.

Blessings, Caroline

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP 
This Sunday - August 7, 2022
 One Service at 9:00  

This service will be in person and livestreamed via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Email RectorSAITV@gmail.com for Zoom meeting information or
visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/standrewsinthevalleytamworth/

AND...
JOIN US FOLLOWING THE SERVICE FOR A PARISH BRUNCH!

READINGS FOR SUNDAY
Sunday August 7, 2022
The Feast of the Transfiguration, transferred 
The Collect of the Day
O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

          The First Reading            Exodus 34:29-35

          The Second Reading        2 Peter 1:13-21

        The Holy Gospel              Luke 9:28-36

  Click below to see all the readings: 
              
LAY MINISTRY SCHEDULE

 

August 7

August 14

Acolyte

Gretchen

Kaitlyn

LEM

Bruce

Nancy

1st Reader

Jonathan

Preston

2nd Reader

Christi

Val

Prayers

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Cathie

Camera

Sammie

Patti

8:00

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­­­Marty

PRAYERS FOR EACH OTHER

This Week We Pray for:

Health and Wholeness for our:

ParishCarolyn, Marty, Judy, Jan and George, Jim, Sue, Joan, Elizabeth, Grete, Becky, Steve, Gabriele and Bob

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

For all victims of gun violence, and for their families, friends and communities


Birthdays: 
8/8         Marty Cloran


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

on the prayer list. Thank you.


COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER

The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.
Food pantry continues to serve the communities needs with new hours.
Alternating Wednesdays
11am-3pm 
                                                                                                                                                                                              August 17 and 31

          Any questions please call 603-960-4067.   

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Hope is not optimism, not wishing,
not a bet on the future,
but trust in what is already present, unseen.
I hope in the sunrise because the earth is already turning.
My faith is not that God will intervene
and make things better or fix problems;
my faith is that love is at work.
I trust in hidden love even as injustice runs loose.
I believe in our Oneness even as war and racism wound us.
I know our Belovedness even as we assault each other.
Even though we damage the earth,
though the violent rage and the rich oppress the poor,
still this world is born of Goodness,
and grace flourishes even in bad places,
and Love holds us in aching but untiring arms.

Even when the way is not well lit, I live in hope.

 Steve Garnaas-Holmes
 Unfolding Light