ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES, FEBRUARY 14, 12:00 AND 6:30 P.M.
Join us Ash Wednesday at noon for a quiet service or evening at 6:30 p.m. for a chorale service. For 10:00 a.m. Slave Trade Lament and Repentance (on-line), see link below in calendar section.
ADVENT HOUSE UPDATE!
Per Brian Cox, our Advent House community project is exciting and making great headway. The bathroom and new stairs are completed, and lighting is nearly finished. We now need your help to clean and paint the upstairs bedrooms. Join us, whether as a family or individual, for some good old fashioned fun. No painting expertise necessary; all supplies will be provided in the room. Let’s come together and make a difference for our St. Andrew’s family and community. Click here to sign up.
FEBRUARY SAVE THE DATES: FEBRUARY 18 AND FEBRUARY 25
The Budget/Finance Meeting will be held Sunday, February 18. The Annual Meeting will be Sunday, February 25. Both meetings will take place immediately following the service. All are invited and encouraged to attend!
A SERVICE OF LOSS AND LAMENT: SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 4:00 P.M.
St. Andrew’s will be hosting a community service to reach out to those who have lost children, infant or adult, whether through miscarriage, abortion, still birth, SIDS, illness, addiction, accident, or alienation. This is a service for lament and healing, and will be crafted to be accessible to and comfortable for people with various faith backgrounds. Rev. Jen and community leader and grief counselor Jai Miranda are the coordinators. Please reach out to those you know in the community who have suffered loss.
BELL RINGERS NEEDED
The bell is up and running once again! We are in need of older youth or adults who would like to serve as bell ringers. If you are interested, please let Renee or Rev. Jen know and we’ll see to it that you get the proper training.
SECOND SUNDAY DISCRETIONARY COLLECTION
Monies in the loose plate collection on the 2nd Sunday of each month go towards Rev. Jen’s Discretionary Fund used to help the less fortunate in Putnam County. NOTE: Sunday, March 10 loose plate offerings will go toward the Rev. Jen’s Discretionary fund.
THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST FOR NON-FOOD PANTRY
Please add Bleach, Fabuloso, and Dawn Dish Soap to your shopping list for the NFP. Every little bit helps our budget go farther in helping meet the needs of folks in Putnam County. The next Non-Food Pantry will be Saturday, February 24 from noon – 2:00 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet posted in Hamilton Hall for folks to help with a product pick-up and/or as well as for help on February 24 at the monthly distribution. FYI: Baskets at church are now dedicated for the NFP and not the food pantry.
TUESDAYS IN LENT
Most weeks, the Tuesday Bible and Book group meet at 4:30 p.m. 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!
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
This Lent we will have two series that alternate weeks, a movie series with discussion and an introduction to the devotional practice of the Stations of the Cross. A short worship service and a simple meal will be offered at each gathering. The offering will be duplicated at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. so that all have an opportunity to attend. NOTE: On February 21, the offerings will be different: 12:30 p.m. Serving Life Movie and Discussion; 6:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Eleven Movie and panel discussion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. February 28: Introduction to the Stations of the Cross at both times. March 6: A River Runs Through It Movie and discussion at both times. March 13: Stations of the Cross: Applying Them to Our Lives at both times. March 20: Bonhoeffer Movie and discussion at both times. March 27: Stations of the Cross: Devotional Practice at both times.
FREE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
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.
ON-GOING COVID PROTOCOL
We continue to respond to both our county’s current CDC designation and to the current variant. Masking is optional. Those who serve bread and wine will mask so that anyone who comes to the altar can feel secure. Decisions on COVID policy have moved from the Reconvening Committee to Rev. Jen and the Wardens.