A Message from the Senior Warden
Dear Saint Andrew’s family,
Your Vestry and Regathering Committee have been discussing ways that we can best and safely move toward a new “normal”, albeit one that will probably continue to be subject to change, for our life together as a parish family. I wanted to share with you some of our thoughts and recommendations moving forward.
Last Sunday we returned to the altar for the distribution of the communion host. People are coming to the altar rail, masked as appropriate, four at a time to receive communion. There is not, at this time, a return to the sharing of the chalice. For those not wanting to partake in communion, a blessing at the altar rail will be an option. Next Sunday we will reinstate the passing of the wicker baskets to collect donations for the food pantry and non-food pantry from those who wish to bring them to our 10:15 service. There has been talk of offering beverages in the Memorial Garden after the service. If you are interested in helping with this effort, please contact Renee in the church office (653-3921) and we will work on a schedule.
As you will see in the announcements that follow, we are hoping to regather our children. This coming Sunday, August 8th, at 5:00 p.m. families are invited and encouraged to come to the aquatic center at Robe Ann Park for an “end of the pool season” Saint Andrew’s get together. The following day, August 9th, at 7:00 p.m., everyone interested in being involved with our Children’s Ministry is encouraged to gather to discuss this upcoming school year. (If you have questions about either event, please contact Dana Glessner or the church office.)
It is our intention to keep everyone safe and healthy. Masking is encouraged and hand sanitizers and wipes will be available throughout the church buildings as we continue to combat the Delta variant. Your questions and suggestions are always most welcome.
Thank you and sending blessings your way,
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Prayers and Reflections for this week
We have heard that the daily reflections and scripture readings provided during Lent were appreciated. Those of us writing them have also found it an enriching experience and have decided to continue. The meditations are written by persons from Saint Andrew’s, Gobin UMC and Beach Grove UMC. The daily meditations 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!
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday In-Person Worship, August 8 led by The Reverend Mary Slenski
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 August 8
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, August 28
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Kate Berry and sack lunches will be given out. We are very grateful to 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 4 Needed Items
Your prayers are asked for:
Lorrie Anderson, cousin of Joanne Haymaker
Russell Ball, husband of Jennifer Ball
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
The family of Margaret Anne Ervin, sister of Bob Haymaker
Jeanne Fitzpatrick, friend of Jim and Karen Mannon
The family of Eric Fladeland, friend of Tim and Caroline Good
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 and Stephanie Gurnon
Rena Hale, sister of Thea Warren-Simpson
Keith Keysor, friend of Andy Cullison
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
Art Mannon, brother of Jim Mannon
The family of Nafhat Nasr, friend of Dave and Sue Murray
The family of Rev. Bill Novak, friend of Fr. Mark Van Wassenhove
The family of Bruce Ploshay, friend of Page and Narda Cotton and former member of Saint Andrew’s
Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
The family of Jeff Sheffler, son-in-law of Page and Narda Cotton
The family of Peter Staats, friend of Suzanne Hassler
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Florence Virtanen, mother of Sue Murray
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Saint Mary’s Church, Martinsville: Ms. Peggy Miller, 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 South India (United).
Birthdays: Alice Moore, August 11
Anniversaries: Harriet and Kevin Moore, August 12