A really BIG birthday for Maureen Carkeek!

Dear Saint Andrew’s congregation,

Maureen Carkeek’s 95th birthday is Monday, Feb. 8. We want to celebrate that but need to keep it a secret from her until the day! Albrecht and I have hatched a plan where we can send her a video with everyone singing Happy Birthday (to his accompanying of it)! You can whoop up your own celebratory punctuation after the last note, too!

Here’s how the technology on this will work– WORDS– Yes…Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Maureen, Happy birthday to you! (You can add craziness after the last note!)

INSTRUCTIONS (We realize that not everyone will be able to participate, but hope that enough can join in!) On your laptop or computer, play back the below attached video (that is Albrecht playing Happy Birthday; he plays a little introduction first, so wait…) while listening on headphones/earbuds.

1. On your phone, you need to record a video of yourself singing to the Albrecht’s playing track that you are hearing on your headphones. (Do not play out loud Albrecht’s playing, just hear it on headphones.) or the other way around seems ok, too– listen to Albrecht on your phone over headphones/earbuds, and record a video of you singing on your computer. Families should feel free to sing together while being guided by an adult singing with the headphones on. (Again, do not play Albrecht’s playing out loud into the room.)

2. When you have completed the video, then send the video you have made to me, Orcenith, at osmith@depauw.edu. I will forward to the engineer to put the video together, with all of us showing up on the screen. Maureen will see the finished video on February 8. Sue will go over there and show it to Maureen!

I need the videos back from you by Thursday evening at end of day to forward to the engineer.

If your circumstances do not allow you to record a video, please know that she would appreciate a card, of course, sent to her home at:
Maureen Carkeek
837 Indianapolis Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Regards, warm-up your voices, and send in those videos… Questions? Write to Orcenith! osmith@depauw.edu


Happy Birthday video

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday Worship, February 7

You can connect to both services via Zoom. Click on this link to connect. If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download Zoom, go ahead and do that. When you enter the meeting you should be able to see and hear others and others can see and hear you. If you come in a little late, please listen for a moment before speaking. In order to see everyone, go to Gallery view (upper right on PCs and upper left for Macintosh). When we get started everyone except the speaker will be muted. If you are reading or playing music, please be sure to unmute yourself.

If you are connecting via telephone dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 847 8600 1703 and press #, then enter the password: pray and press # again.

Click here for the service booklet for February 7.

Book Study Next Week, February 10th

Do you wonder whether Christian life and church membership still make sense in our tumultuous world? And wonder how so many people claim to be Christian and yet act so differently? If so, then please join us beginning on Wednesday evening, January 27. Join us as renowned Biblical scholar, theologian, and fellow Episcopalian Marcus Borg takes us on a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful journey. Join us in reading and discussing Borg’s final book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most. Copies of this book will be available at the Parish Office beginning this weekend. Book Study dates will be: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. on January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10 Please join us as we read and discuss Borg’s final book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most.

Wednesday Book Study
Starting Wednesday, February 10 • Via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting link – click here. If you are connecting via telephone dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 847 8600 1703 and press #. The password is: pray.

This isn’t one of those times when no news is good news (or bad news). From the search committee, no news is…no news. Our Rector position continues to be listed with the Diocese, posted on Episocopal job boards, and presented to clergy in the region by diocesan staff as appropriate. The committee continues to wait for candidates. Our work right now is patience and prayer.

Like many of you, the committee has wondered if the part-time nature of our position has discouraged folks from applying. To prepare ourselves for questions we may get from potential candidates about the expectations our congregation has for a part-time Rector, we asked the Vestry to provide some guidance. At their last meeting the Vestry agreed to a list of fundamental responsibilities for a part-time Rector:
1. Liturgy preparation and coordination
2. Pastoral care
3. Communication coordination
4. Represent St. Andrew’s at the Diocesan level
5. Special Services (funerals, wedding, etc)
We thank the Vestry for clarifying expectations and know this information will help us in our conversations with candidates. Thank you for the care you have given the search. I know it’s not easy to wait, but know that the committee is working. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or to share your favorite prayers and/or jokes.

Non Food Pantry Latest

Saturday, February 27
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution and no lunch. Kate Berry is coordinating the distribution. We are very grateful to Martha Rainbolt, Carl Huffman, Karen Hirt Mannon, and Christiane Wisehart who have worked very hard to obtain supplies for the Non-Food Pantry. Kroger is not able to acquire enough products for us, so the items are being purchased from a variety of sources. This is much more expensive. Donations to help offset this extra cost will be gratefully accepted!

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towels

  • Shampoo, Bar Soap and Dish Detergent

  • White and Black Trash Bags

Lorrie Anderson, cousin of Joanne Haymaker
Heidi Beckman-Warren, mother of Thea Warren-Simpson
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Jo Ella Burns, friend of Terry Noble
Douglas Butler, brother-in-law of Claudia Butler
The family of Patty Clements, friend of Cathryn & Jim Ensley
Narda Cotton
The family of Tom Gibson, brother of Gwen Morris
The family of Micah Grimm, friend of Zac and Savannah Johnson
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel & Stephanie Gurnon
Rena Hale, sister of Thea Warren-Simpson
The family of Frances Louise Hassler, mother of Suzanne Hassler
William Johnston, son of Kevin and Meggan Johnston
Keith Keysor, friend of Andy Cullison
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
Jill McDermott, mother of Jim & Karen Mannon’s son-in-law
Stanley Morris
Mary Mountz
The family of Nick Mourouzis
Gordon Redden
Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
The family of Jeff Sheffler, son-in-law of Page & Narda Cotton
The family of Rogene Snook, mother of Caroline Good
The family of Pastor Daniel Stroebel, friend of Father Mark
Skip Sutton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Phyllis Wright, grandmother of Zac Johnson
The family of Eric York, husband of Christi York and father of Dunkin

Birthdays: Elizabeth Cotton Sheffler, February 7 . Maureen Carkeek, February 8 . Clay Glessner, February 11

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: . Diocesan Cooperating Ministries and the people they serve: Alternatives, Inc., Crain House, Damien Center, Dayspring Center, Exodus Refugee Center, Julian Center, Project Home Indy, Saint Richard’s School, and Trinity Haven.

Our companion dioceses: The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil: The Most Rev. Mauricio Jose Araujo De Andrade, Primate of Brazil and Bishop of Brasilia. The people and Diocese of Haiti and Saint Andre’s in Mithon.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Burundi.


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