Weekly News from Saint Andrew’s: Balancing Our Worship Music

Weekly News from Saint Andrew’s: Balancing Our Worship Music

 

FROM THE RECTOR

Balancing Our Worship Music

A call for your input

This Fall we have experimented with our worship music by including alternative praise songs to Glory to God after the opening acclamation.

The decision to do so was made by our Worship Ministry Group—which oversees our worship services—as a way of meeting the various worship needs represented in our parish and as expressed by our members. Some members highly enjoyed this change; several have reported that it seemed to not fit well with our overall liturgical experience.

The Worship Ministry Group will meet on Wednesday, December 2 to discuss our worship needs as a parish. If you have constructive input concerning any aspect of our services, musical or otherwise, please do not hesitate to offer your perspective to one of our Worship Ministry Group members: Terry Noble, Dennis Knuth, Nicholas Reynolds, Christian Hoffland, or Father John.

In the meantime, you will notice that we are returning, as is customary, to a more Anglican style of music for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.


Father John

Wednesday, December 2
• Worship Ministry Group meeting, Advent House, 5:00 p.m.
 Email your views on our worship services to Father John, Worship Ministry Group chair.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Saint Andrew’s youth group interest meeting

SAINT Andrew’s invites youth in Grades 4–12 who would consider forming a youth group to attend an interest meeting on Sunday, November 22.

The meeting’s goal is to seek input from a broad range of ages to help determine those interested and what their hopes are for the program.

If your child can’t attend the meeting, please contact Kevin Johnston, Children’s Minister, so that he or she can still be included in our plans.

Sunday, November 22
• At the home of Kevin and Meggan Johnston, 4022 South County Road 125 East, Greencastle (⇪ Google Maps), 4:00–6:00 p.m.

 Confirm your attendance with Kevin, or request more information.

What’s happening at Saint Andrew’s in the next couple of weeks?

THIS WEEK
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Special liturgical music at this Sunday’s service: Fauré’s Requiem

This Sunday parishioner Harriet Moore will accompany our choir in a special litugical performance of two movements from the “Requiem in D minor, Op. 48,” by Gabriel Fauré: Sanctus and In paradisum.

The “Requiem” by Fauré (pictured above) is one of his most popular and well-known works. Join us on Sunday for this special addition to our liturgy.

Sunday, November 15
• Sanctuary, 10:15 a.m.

THIS WEEK
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Children’s Ministry Group program meeting

On Monday a program meeting will be held for all existing members of the Children’s Ministry Group, as well as anyone who feels called to join to help facilitate children’s church during our Sunday worship service.

Monday, November 16
• Hamilton Hall, 6:00 p.m.

  Email Kevin Johnston, Children’s Minister, to confirm attendance or for more information.

NEXT WEEK
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Vestry meeting

The Vestry (the main leadership body of the parish) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19.

Vestry meetings are always open to Saint Andrew’s parishioners.

Thursday, November 19
• Advent House, 7:00 p.m.

For your calendar

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monon Bell Game concessions
Saturday, November 14
• DePauw University football stadium, 12:30 p.m. ⇪ Sign up for a slot helping with concessions.

Monon Bell Game survivors’ after-party
Saturday, November 14
• At the home of Caroline & Tim Good, 306 West Walnut Street (⇪ Google Maps), immediately following the game.

 

MINISTRY MEETINGS

Children’s Ministry
Monday, November 16
• Hamilton Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Vestry
Thursday, November 19
• Advent House, 7:00 p.m.

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

The Kingdom of God study series
Tuesday, November 17
• 707 East Seminary Street, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18
• 639 East Seminary Street, 6:30 p.m.

Children’s mid-week program
Wednesday, November 18
• The Murray Suite, 6:15–7:45 p.m.

 

SPECIAL MEETINGS

Youth group interest meeting
Sunday, November 22
• At the home of Kevin and Meggan Johnston, 4022 South County Road 125 East (⇪ Google Maps), 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Ministers serving
this Sunday

 

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

 

November 15, 10:15 a.m.

The Rev. Dr. John G. Rumple, Presider. Kevin Johnston, Children’s Minister. Gwen Morris, Children’s Assistant. Dennis Knuth, Doorperson. Chris Skrobot, Lay Eucharistic Minister. Ruth Heithaus and Clay Glessner, Acolytes. Nicholas Reynolds, Organist. Christian Hoffland, Choirmaster. Jim Mannon, Cantor. Harriet Moore, Soloist (Harp). The Choristers of Saint Andrew’s. Mac Mackenzie, Lector. Joyce Mayer, Intercessor. Thom Morris, Usher. Gwen Morris and Narda Cotton, Altar Guild. Pam & Orcenith Smith and Connie & Warren Macy, Hospitality.

Recent sermons

â–º VI. How Our Lives Fit In
November 8

â–º V. No Room for Grudges
November 1

► IV. Let’s Party!
October 25

The Rev. Dr. John G. Rumple, Rector of Greencastle
standrewsgreencastle@gmail.com
standrewsgreencastle.org

Sunday service 10:15 a.m.
Office hours Mon–Thu 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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