A Message from the Senior Warden:

At the beginning of the year, we engage in a time of fresh possibilities loaded with anticipation of what lies ahead. It is a time when we set expectations and goals for ourselves. Setting goals is more than just a tradition, it is semblance of hope. Hope is one of the most powerful tools that we have. A little hope and determination can help us grow personally, professionally and spiritually. I’ll just speak a moment about the spiritual side. I encourage you to set a goal that has a spiritual basis this year. It can be going to a class that Rev. Jen offers or participating during Sunday service. It could also be making it a priority to be more mindful in prayer. It is your goal, make it whatever works for you. If I want to grow in my personal and professional life I have to grow in my spiritual life.

Brian Cox

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Rector’s Office Drop-In Time

Rev. Jen has set her office drop-in day as Wednesday of each week from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to stop in and visit. You are always invited to make an appointment for a time convenient for you. Mondays are her Sabbath day.

The Second Sunday After the Epiphany

Sunday Morning In-Person Worship Service, Sunday, January 14, led by Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, 10:15 a.m.

You can stream the service via St. Andrew’s Facebook Page. Click on this link to view the Live Stream. We will start the Live Stream 5 minutes prior to the start of the service.

Click here for the service booklet for January 14.

The Latest Updates

WELCOME BABY BOY!

Congratulations to Anna Harmless and Chris Torrence on the birth of their baby boy, William Harmless Torrence, on Sunday, January 7, 2024. All are doing well!

HELP NEEDED WITH SEVERAL MINISTRIES

Both the Altar Guild and Beyond Homeless Shepherds are in need of persons to help out monthly. If you are able to help out a month or two a year or just want more information, please contact Renee in the church office. We are also in need of Ushers, Lectors, Intercessors, Chalice Bearers, Coffee Hour hosts, Youth Acolytes, 2nd persons in Sunday School room, and The Waters Communion Service helpers.

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, January 14, go towards Rev. Jen’s Discretionary Fund used to help the less fortunate in Putnam County.

THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST FOR NON-FOOD PANTRY

Please add body moisturizers (including hand lotions), Fabuloso, Comet, Pine Sol, and shampoo 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, January 27 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 January 27 at the monthly distribution. FYI: Baskets at church are now dedicated for the NFP and not the Food Pantry.

EVENING PRAYER

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.

COMMUNION AT THE WATERS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 14

Once a month Sunday services are continuing at The Waters. The next service will be Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. If you’d like to help with this ministry in any way, please contact Rev. Jen or Renee. All are welcome to attend!

BIBLE AND BOOK GROUP, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 4:30 PM

Our Bible study/books group(s) started up again. This will be our final discussion of “Witness and Epilogue.” We will meet in Hamilton Hall at 4:30 p.m.

VESTRY MEETING, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 7:00 P.M.

The Vestry will meet for it’s monthly meeting in Hamilton Hall.

SAVE THE DATE FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2024

The Philadelphia Eleven documentary will be shown at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Korb Classroom in the Wabash College Fine Arts Building. After the screening Bishop Jennifer will participate in a panel discussion.

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.

Prayers and Reflections for This Week

We have heard that the daily reflections and scripture readings provided during Lent were appreciated. The meditations are written by persons from Gobin UMC and Beech Grove UMC. They 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!

Click here to view the readings and accompanying links.

Non-Food Pantry Latest

Saturday, January 27

• Noon to 2:00 p.m.
There will be a distribution in Hamilton Hall and light lunches will be served inside. We are grateful for all those who have worked so hard to obtain supplies for the Non-Food Pantry. Items are having to be purchased from a variety of sources making it much more expensive. Donations to help offset this extra cost will be gratefully accepted! NOTE: For January we can use Body Moisturizers (including hand lotions), Fabuloso, Comet, Pine Sol, and Shampoo.

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Body Moisturizer (Including Hand Lotion)

  • Fabuloso

  • Comet

Your prayers are asked for:

Peggy Angleton
Haile Bane, grandson of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Sharon Bone, friend of Emily Knuth
The family of Richard A. Butler, father-in-law of Claudia Butler
Adam Cohen, friend of St. Andrew’s
Mary Ann Crampton, friend of Steve & Kathy Jones
Michael Curry
Anita Edenfield, friend of Skip Sutton
Nathan Elson, friend of Michael Knuth
Katie Farris, friend of Thom & Gwen Morris
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
The family of Alan Good, father of Tim Good
Carole Greenawald
Kimberley Heithaus, niece of Joe & Jenny Heithaus
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob & Mimi Breese
Thad Jones, brother of Steve Jones
Thom Morris
Mary Mountz
Tom Mullen, father of Patti Harmless
Marilyn & Leo Nelson, sister & brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
Sarah Oldstone, sister-in-law of Jen+
The family of Brian Pohlar, friend of Trudy Selvia and many at St. Andrew’s

Elizabeth & Natalie Sheffler, daughter & granddaughter of Page & Narda Cotton
Gloria Smith
The family of Heidi Stecher, friend of Jen+
Skip Sutton
Karen Swalley, friend of Thom & Gwen Morris
The family of Jerry Taylor, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
Deb Wilder, sister of Connie Macy
Dwight Ziegler, brother of Stephanie Gurnon
Cousin of a parishioner’s son-in-law

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Peter’s, Lebanon: The Rev. Christopher Beasley, 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 Church of the Province of South East Asia.

Birthdays: Suzanne Hassler, January 14; Pat Baylis, January 19.

Anniversaries: None.

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