TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY AT 4:30 P.M. IN HAMILTON HALL
On Tuesdays we will be reading and discussing the Gospel passage that is assigned for the following Sunday. The Gospel passage for Sunday, August 21 is Luke 13:10-17; it will be our text for the August 16 Bible study. You can always find the week’s Bible readings at lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL. For the Season Pentecost 2022, we are in Year C, and we will use Track One readings. Hope to see you there!
NEW PHOTOS NEEDED
We are in need of updated photos for the St. Andrew’s website so please remember to take pictures of any events or happenings and send them into the church office. Thank you!
CALLING ALL ACOLYTES!
We will have acolyte teams serving beginning in September. Acolytes help with worship, from lighting candles and ringing bells to carrying the Gospel and leading with the cross and many other things, too. We will meet Sunday right after church August 14th to find albs (the white robes) and to have an introduction to acolyte work. You will be able to use the materials and see what it feels like to move with them in the sanctuary. If you would like to be an acolyte and cannot be there Sunday, we will find another time. Please also be ready to sign up for anyone is welcome to join an acolyte team at any time during the year–just let Renee or Rev Jen know.
AD HOC GROUP: Poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins
We are in the process of organizing a second group in addition to the Bible Study group that meets on Tuesdays at 4.30. This group will look at the poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins, a 19th century poet and English Jesuit whose distinctive poems are full of unusual rhythms and gorgeous imagery and words. Hopkins was working out his own experiences, feelings and commitments to the Holy in his poetry, and the poems are evocative and beautiful.
If you would like to be a part of this group, let Rev. Jen know. Once we know who is interested we will find a time to meet.
One of Hopkins’ poems, in case you’re not familiar with his style:
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies catch flame
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves—goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I do is me: for that I came.
Í say móre: the just man justices;
Kéeps gráce: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is—
Chríst—for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE
Given the recent rise in COVID rates, we will send an email each Friday to alert you to the protocol of the coming Sunday. Please be prepared to be masked; masks will be provided at the doors for your convenience. We pray that this current variant pass soon, and that those who are infected are quickly restored to health.
SAVE THE DATE-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
We will have an all parish event (brunch, lunch, lupper–you can call it what you will) right after church on Sunday, September 11. Stay tuned for details!