A Reflection from the Senior Warden:

Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians

4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

At my graduation from DePauw years ago these words, attributed to Paul, were read as a charge to the graduates. They were meant to inspire. And I’ve been told they have been read to many, if not all, of the graduating seniors at each commencement since. I love these words. I want to read them over and over again. They are beautiful words that fill me with joy and hope.

Paul wrote this letter in what may be considered a simpler time. There was no mass media, no Internet, no social media. Today there are competing voices of what is true, what is honorable, what is just. Even among Christians there are different claims to truth, honor, and justice. In some respects it is up to us to craft our own definitions of these virtues.

I think that our versions must come from the heart. Whatever our versions of these virtues are, they must come from and find their basis in love.

I like the next line by Paul, too.

9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

“And the God of peace will be with you.”

May your day be filled with God’s peace,

Karen Hirt Mannon

Connect With Us

Rector’s Office Drop-In Time

Rev. Jen has set her office drop-in day as Wednesday of each week from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to stop in and visit. You are always invited to make an appointment for a time convenient for you. Mondays are her Sabbath day.

The Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday Morning In-Person Worship Service, Sunday, April 14, led by the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, 10:15 a.m. Karen Hirt Mannon will be giving the homily and speaking about the Summer Enrichment Program. You can stream the service via St. Andrew’s Facebook Page. Click on this link to view the Live Stream. We will start the Live Stream 5 minutes prior to the start of the service.

Click here for the service booklet for April 14.

The Latest Updates


Harriet Moore, Beth Haymaker, and Karen Hirt Mannon are hosting a fundraising dinner on Friday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Hamilton Hall to benefit the Summer Enrichment Program. They are planning to buy lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. They are asking for your help with providing one of these items for the dinner. They will be announcing the dinner to the congregation and also inviting members of Gobin Church to join us. They will be asking for a donation at the door with a suggested donation of $20/person. They are asking for your help because they know you care about SEP. If you would rather just come and purchase a meal, that would be great too! If you know of others who might like to help donate food, please let Karen know. Karen’s contact information: karen.hirt.mannon@gmail.com, (765) 720-2402. Thanks for all you do! Karen Hirt Mannon


All women are invited to participate in the upcoming virtual spring gathering “Empowering Women of Faith” on April 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET sponsored by the Diocese of Indianapolis Women’s Ministries Council. Click here to register.


Per Brian Cox, our Advent House community project is exciting and making great headway. The bathroom and new stairs are completed, and lighting is finished. We now need your help to clean and paint the upstairs bedrooms and hallway. Join us, whether as a family or individual, for some good old fashioned fun. No painting expertise necessary; all supplies will be provided in the room. Let’s come together and make a difference for our St. Andrew’s family and community. Macie Barker and her sorority have also volunteered to help us out with this project!


Most weeks, the Tuesday Bible and Book group meet at 4:30 p.m. We are currently reading Debie Thomas, “Into the Mess.” On these Tuesdays, there is a service of Evening Prayer beginning at 4:00 p.m. Don’t be afraid to join in even if you come late!


110 families were served at the last distribution on Saturday, March 30. The numbers continue to rise each month. The next distribution will be Saturday, April 27. This outreach can always use your help. If you’d like to help in any way on Thursdays for product pick-up or Saturdays for the actual distribution, please contact Fred Vallowe or Harriet Moore. Distributions are on the last Saturday of the month.


Please add Adult Pull-Ups Size Large, 4 and 5 year old Children’s Pull-Ups, and boxes of Laundry Sheets to your shopping list for the NFP for the month of April. The laundry sheets are more popular and desirable especially for the older folk as they are much easier to handle than the bottles of liquid. Meals and conversation in Hamilton Hall are going well. Patrons are now able to pick out items they most need. Your contributions help our budget go farther in helping meet the needs of those in Putnam County. The next Non-Food Pantry will be Saturday, April 27 from noon – 2:00 p.m. Please let us know if you are able to help out in any way. FYI: Baskets at church are now dedicated for the NFP and not the food pantry.


Monies in the loose plate collection on the 2nd Sunday of each month normally go towards Rev. Jen’s Discretionary Fund used to help the less fortunate in Putnam County, but this month all loose plate collections for all Sundays will go towards the Summer Enrichment Program.


We have some large print Day by Day daily devotionals in the sanctuary that you are free to take home for your personal devotions–and if we know that people would like copies, we can order the right amount. Many of you may also appreciate the on-line version of Day to Day. Click here.


We continue to respond to both our county’s current CDC designation and to the current variant. Masking is optional. Decisions on COVID policy have moved from the Reconvening Committee to Rev. Jen and the Wardens.

Prayers and Reflections for This Week

We have heard that the daily reflections and scripture readings provided during Lent were appreciated. The meditations are written by persons from Gobin UMC and Beech Grove UMC. They will be in the newsletter each week and go from Wednesday to Tuesday, except for Sunday. Whether you enjoy these every day or as the Spirit moves you, may this resource continue to bring you spiritual food for the journey. Blessings!

Click here to view the readings and accompanying links.

Non-Food Pantry Latest

Saturday, April 27

• Noon to 2:00 p.m.
There will be a distribution in Hamilton Hall and light lunches will be served inside. We are grateful for all those who have worked so hard to obtain supplies for the Non-Food Pantry. Items are having to be purchased from a variety of sources making it much more expensive. Donations to help offset this extra cost will be gratefully accepted!

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Adult Pull-Ups Size Large

  • 4 and 5 Year Old Children’s Pull-Ups

  • Laundry Detergent Sheets in boxes

Your prayers are asked for:

Haile Bane, grandson of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at St. Andrew’s
Sharon Bone, friend of Emily Knuth
Vernon Bothwell, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
Cara & Leo Paul, niece and great nephew of Fred Vallowe
The family of Rick Cassara, friend of Dave & Sue Murray
Chance Charters, friend of the Majors family
The family of Mandy Charters, friend of the Majors family
Adam Cohen, friend of St. Andrew’s
Clara Copeland, friend of Jen+
Anita Edenfield, friend of Skip Sutton
Sharon Ellett, friend of Joanne Haymaker
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
Carole Greenawald
Thad Jones, brother of Steve Jones
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob & Mimi Breese
The family of Don Marple, brother of Martha Rainbolt
Mary Mountz
Tom Mullen, father of Patti Harmless
Marilyn & Leo Nelson, sister & brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
Sara Nimori & daughter, Scout
Sarah Oldstone, sister-in-law of Jen+

Elizabeth & Natalie Sheffler, daughter & granddaughter of Page & Narda Cotton
Gloria Smith
Skip Sutton
Karen Swalley, friend of Thom & Gwen Morris
The family of Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Marion Visoskas, sister of Pat Baylis
Deb Wilder, sister of Connie Macy
Dwight Ziegler, uncle of Stephanie Gurnon
Kat and family, friend of Jen+
& Chris

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mark’s Church, Plainfield: The Rev. Kirsteen Wilkinson, Rector.

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 in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.

Birthdays: Orcenith Smith; April 14, Josie Cox; April 16; Sue Murray, April 16.

Anniversaries: None.

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