Message from the Senior Warden

Good morning Saint Andrew’s Family and Friends.

It’s good to be back in Greencastle with the sun shining, but with a not so balmy 18 degrees outside. I’ve spent the last week and half with my Mother down in Florida helping to get her “resettled” in her condo that she has been displaced from for over 4 months, because of building refurbishment. One thing that I was reminded of every day was how very grateful she was to be “home”. It was the same kind of feeling I always have when I’ve been away and settle back in on Seminary Street. It’s the same kind of feeling we will all have when we can regather again in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s. Today I am more optimistic than I have been in a while that the future is brightening up. Indiana has been doing a remarkably good job working to get the Covid vaccine into people’s arms. Today I know of at least five parishioners who have had at least their first dose and many more are scheduled. This is definitely a time to be looking forward and focus on what our future will be, not on what we have lost.

Speaking of the future, at our Vestry meeting last night the group set the date for our annual parish meeting for February 28th. We will convene right after our 10:15 service to do only two things: to elect Vestry members and two delegates to represent us at the Diocesan Convention next fall. If you have ever considered serving on the Vestry, or have served in the past and might like to revisit the opportunity, please get in touch with me. We are moving into another exciting chapter in the life of St. Andrew’s and we would love your help. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and your possible calling to it. Meanwhile, stay well, continue to take good care of yourselves and each other, and know we will indeed be able to be together in fewer days, now, than we have spent apart.


Connect With Us

Third Sunday after Epiphany: Jesus calls the first disciples

Sunday Worship, January 24

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 January 24.

What are YOUR Convictions? Book study starts next week.

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, January 27 • 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.

Non Food Pantry Latest

Saturday, January 30
• 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 Claudia Butler 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

Your prayers are asked for:

Lorrie Anderson, cousin of Joanne Haymaker
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
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
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
Father Bill Wieland
The family of Phyllis Wright, grandmother of Zac Johnson
The family of Eric York, husband of Christi York and father of Dunkin

Birthdays: Tony Harmless, January 24 . Kathy Jones, January 26

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Peace Church, Rockport: Mr. Dan Kincaid, Senior Warden.

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 Church of Bangladesh.

GCYG This Sunday!

It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new GCYG meeting! I have two Zoom meetings set up for Sunday. We will check in, and then we will play an online game called The Game of Things! (it would be a good idea to have the game uploaded onto a phone or iPad before you join the meeting.)

Middle School Get Together
Time: Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting here. Meeting ID: 867 7436 4383 Passcode: 440182

High School Get Together
Time: Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:00 p.m.  Join Zoom Meeting here. Meeting ID: 838 2497 2138 Passcode: 928114

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