A Message from the Senior Warden
This is an exciting week for our parish. On Friday we will be holding our first Fun and Fellowship event since the beginning of the pandemic. From 5-8 p.m. everyone interested is invited to come to Hamilton Hall for a Family Game Night. Bring a favorite game from home or come ready to play some new and exciting opportunity to test your skill and luck. There will be a light supper available and people are encouraged to come and go as they are able. The only requirement is to please wear a mask during gaming. Many thanks to Dana and Justin Glessner for making this evening happen.
The other opportunity I want to remind you about is our annual Parish Meeting. This is a requirement of all churches in the Episcopal Church where we conduct the ever-important updating of the congregation on the financial state of the church and voting on Vestry members and Annual Convention delegates to represent St. Andrew’s in the fall. It also gives us the opportunity to thank our “retiring” Vestry for their dedication and hard work during these challenging past few years. This year we will be saying thank you to Terry Noble and Dennis Knuth. For St. Andrew’s parishioners, this year, we have the chance to formally thank our Search Committee for their perseverance in bringing us a new Rector to lead our congregation. The meeting will take place immediately after the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday.
Rev. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore will begin her tenure with us on Palm Sunday, April 10th. She will be a wonderful addition to our church family. I cannot wait for you all to meet her. The Lord has indeed blessed us. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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 Seventh Sunday after The Epiphany
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, February 20 led by The Rev. Kate Wilson
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 20
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
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
Katie Gleichman, relative of Jim Ensley
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
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Saint John’s Church, Crawfordsville: The Rev. Mark Van Wassenhove, 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 Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and The Middle East.
Birthdays: Larry Wilson, February 20