A Message from the Senior Warden
Just when we had started thinking winter might just pass us by and the Covid virus might be receding, it has proven to be a challenging week. Although Dave and I are still in Florida we have been watching and hearing about the closings and weather that has been plaguing Greencastle. Just before the storm made its way to Putnam County, Rev. Kelsey, who was scheduled to be with us this week, contacted Jim and me to let us know she and one of her children had tested positive for Covid. Would we have church on Sunday? Could we make accommodations to alter the already printed service bulletins to transition to Morning Prayer and could we hopefully get the parking lot and drives plowed, sidewalks and entrances cleared and salted for the stalwart who might join together in the sanctuary on Sunday?
For those who worshiped at St. Andrew’s this week, you know that there was parking and safe walkways and stairs surrounding the church. The very talented and always flexible, Albrecht, was at the organ and your Junior Warden, Jim Mannon, officiated the service.
St. Andrew’s is an incredible community of loving and giving Christians who inevitably find ways to “make things happen.” My sincere thanks to Albrecht, Jim, our choir members, Thom, Caroline and Orcenith. You all made the morning happen and gave everyone a special place and time to thank God for our many, many blessings.
We are looking forward to being back with you next week.
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 and take a congregational singing hiatus. During this time only one cantor and a small choir will be allowed. We also ask that you maintain social distancing. Please only sit in pews with prayer books and hymnals. Hopefully, one day soon, we will all be able to lift our voices in song. Many thanks to everyone for your patience.
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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 Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, February 13 led by The Rev. Kelsey Hutto-Ford
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 February 13
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, February 26
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Alex Roehrkasse. 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
Russell Ball, husband of Jennifer Ball
The family of Wolfe Beckman, grandfather of Thea Warren-Simpson
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 family of Margaret Anne Ervin, sister of Bob Haymaker
The Rev. Nancy Ferriani and the family of Bob Ferriani, friends of the Warren and Connie Macy
The family of Eric Fladeland, friend of Tim and Caroline Good
The family of David and Janis Gerkensmeyer, parents of Sarah Gerkensmeyer
Katie Gleichman, relative of Jim Ensley
Jim and Susan Grivas, friends of St. Andrew’s
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
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
Majors family, family of Renee Majors
The family of Art Mannon, brother of Jim Mannon
Leo Nelson, brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
The family of Ann Kelly Newton
The family of Helen Noble, mother of Terry Noble
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
Elizabeth and Natalie Sheffler, daughter and granddaughter of Page and Narda Cotton
Barbara Stinson, friend of Joanne Haymaker
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Good Shepherd Church, West Lafayette: The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke, 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 Nippon Sei Ko Kai.
Birthdays: Marilyn Mourouzis, February 15 . James Mannon, February 16 . Mark Smith, February 18 . Jenny Heithaus, February 19 . Warren Macy, February 19
Anniversaries: Tim and Caroline Good, February 17