A Message from the Senior Warden
It’s been thirty-one months since we started on this journey together. Thirty-one months since we have had a spiritual teacher, a full-time rector and a trusted friend to help us through life’s very challenging moments. We have lost much loved parishioners. We have survived uncertainty, a search, and a pandemic.
Today, thanks to each one of you, and some help from our friends at the Diocese and in the Federal Government, St. Andrew’s is financially secure. More importantly, through this time we have maintained our chances to worship together: sometimes on Zoom and sometimes in person. Our Non-Food Pantry found new ways to function and meet the needs of the under resourced in our community. Albrecht has valiantly continued to inspire us with music both on the Internet and now in-person. Renee has kept the office running. Carl has taken care of “the numbers”. Terry has formatted and added inspirations to our service sheets. Our Vestry and Search Committee continued their work; and our ministry groups have continued to function, as they were able. It does, my friends, truly take a village.
We are about to bring our Lenten season to a close, ending with the joyous celebration of the resurrection. For me, this journey also represents a new birth for our St. Andrew’s community.
Welcome, Rev. Jen and my sincere thanks to every one of you for your support and love for our small parish, here on the corner of Seminary and Bloomington streets, Greencastle, Indiana.
Blessings and wishes for good health and great joys,
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING SINGING, MASKING, AND SEATING
As we gather in person for Sunday worship, please remember we still need to be protective of each other as the Omicron Variant of the Covid virus continues to spread. Even those who are vaccinated may become infected and transmit the virus. To protect our communities until this subsides, the Diocese has suggested that you wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We also ask that you maintain social distancing. We now encourage you to sing, but with your masks on. Many thanks to everyone for your patience.
PYSANKY (UKRAINIAN) EASTER EGG DYING OPPORTUNITIES
Please remember to sign up to make Easter eggs with Rev. Jen on one of these upcoming dates: April 7 @ 4:00 p.m., April 10 @ 2:30 p.m., April 12 @ 4:00 p.m. or April 13 @ 5:00 p.m. Groups of 5 – 7 people would be optimal and a group of 10, maximum. Please call (653-3921) or e-mail Renee (email@example.com) in the church office.
Connect With Us
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, April 3 led by The Rev. Jim Lemler
You can connect to the service 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 April 3
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, April 30
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Alex Roehrkasse and sack lunches will be served. We are very grateful to Kate Berry, 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
Your prayers are asked for:
The family of Jack Angleton, brother of Peggy Angleton
The family of Teresa Batto, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Lee Bird, nephew of Lucy Wieland
Bernice Emrick, mother of Karen Hirt Mannon
The Rev. Nancy Ferriani and the family of Bob Ferriani, friends of Warren and Connie Macy
Katie Gleichman, relative of Jim Ensley
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
The family of Dr. John Lovett, father of Nancy Lovett
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
Mike Majors Sr., father-in-law of Renee Majors
The family of Marilyn Mourouzis
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
Elizabeth and Natalie Sheffler, daughter and granddaughter of Page and Narda Cotton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Mary Jane Van Oosten, grandmother of Tim Jedele and family
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Saint John’s Samaritan Church, Lafayette: The Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace, The Rev. Gretchen Freese, The Rev. Andrea Arsene.
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 the Nigeria.