A Message from a Parishioner:

Last year contained many unexpected twists and turns for me. I confidently started down some paths that seemed like the right roads, only to find myself turning back months later, after finding dead ends.

Maybe those dead ends that we find ourselves blundering into in life are sometimes the exact places where we are meant to be, and maybe the doubling back process to search for the right road is a necessary part of our life journey.

This prayer by Thomas Merton has comforted me when I have found myself questioning whether or not I was on the right road:

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”

Renee Majors

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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 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday Morning In-Person Worship Service, Sunday, April 28, led by the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, 10:15 a.m. 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 28.

Introducing Scout Leatrice!

Sara Nimori and Ross Whitten’s daughter, Scout, was anxious to see this world a few months early. After her delivery she has been cared for at Union Hospital in Terre Haute with constant visits from her parents. Sara and Ross wanted to share these photos from last week with you. Scout is gaining weight and strength each day and is now “pushing” four pounds. Their hope is to bring her home in the next few weeks. Once they do get home we will be organizing a Meal Train for them to help with their transition to their new family life. More information will follow.

The Latest Updates


We are in need of 6 – 7 people who would like to help with heading up our phone tree that we are establishing. This group of people would be responsible for notifying church members of cancellations of church services due to weather, etc. Please let Karen Hirt Mannon know if you are interested by e-mailing her at karen.hirt.mannon@gmail.com.


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


This will be on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom. Our friend Demarius Walker will lead five sessions based on Rose Castle Foundation’s Habits of a Reconciler beginning April 17 and running through May 15. The Difference Course presents resources and strategies for the art of Reconciliation which is the heart of reconciling wrongs and repenting – that is, making amends and turning to new paths. For more information, please click link here to register and be provided the Zoom link.


Rev. Jen will be offering a five week series. It began Sunday, April 21 and will end Sunday, May 26. This series explores the foundations of our history, worship, and work in the world. Please contact her or the office if you are interested. The series will be offered on Sundays after church from 11:45 – 12:30. Remaining dates are April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 26. Please contact Jen+ if you prefer a different time.


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!


Please add Adult Depends Sizes Large & XL, 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 May. 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 Greencastle’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) which benefits youth enrichment and support through the summer. You can still donate to the SEP by writing a check made payable to St. Andrew’s and putting “SEP” in the memo field.


Rev. Jen will be out of the office May 15 – May 21 and also May 30 – June 3. If you should need anything during these times, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office or the Sr. Warden, Karen Hirt Mannon.


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 Depends Sizes Large & XL

  • 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
Rae Boscoe, friend of Henrietta Schwartz
Vernon Bothwell, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
David Bryant, brother of Stephanie Gurnon
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
Sister Vickie Griner, friend of Trudy Selvia
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
Sarah Oldstone, sister-in-law of Jen+

Elizabeth & Natalie Sheffler, daughter & granddaughter of Page & Narda Cotton
The family of Gloria Smith
Skip Sutton
Karen Swalley, friend of Thom & Gwen Morris
Scout Whitten
Deb Wilder, sister of Connie Macy
Dwight Ziegler, uncle of Stephanie Gurnon
Kat and family, friend of Jen+
& Chris

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Christ Church, Madison: Dr. David Sloan, Sr. 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.

Birthdays: Josephine Glessner, May 1; Jacob Majors, May 4.

Anniversaries: None.

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