A Message from a Parishioner:

I am busy with a lot of things. I like the Special Olympics. On February 4th I will be doing “Skills” at the Special Olympics. “Skills” is where you do many different things, like throwing a basketball at a square, or dribbling a basketball between cones, or making a basket from different places on the court. I’m also going to be competing in bocci with Tori, my partner.

In my job as a janitor I do a lot of things: clean, sweep, mop, trash, use the dust buster and clean offices.

I am President for the Action Club, which is a part of Kiwanis. We serve in a lot of ways. We have a raffle on Superbowl weekend, and sell 20 tickets for $1. There is a Duck Race in the spring–you guess which number duck will be picked up, or guess which one is going to make it first over the line. Every year at the Moose Lodge we have a pancake breakfast, we also have a Christmas dinner there. Action Club also rang bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas. Other activities with Action Club are helping pick up garbage and planting flowers.

Basically the church means a lot to me. I like serving: carrying the crucifix, carrying the Gospel book, and ushering. I like the people around. I would like to serve more at church, maybe serving at the altar. It really means a lot to me.

Stanley Morris

Transcribed and edited by Rev. Jen.

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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 Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

Sunday Morning In-Person Prayer Service, Sunday, February 4, led by Jim Mannon, 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 February 4.

The Latest Updates


Join us Friday night at St. Andrew’s from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for dining and games. Bring your bathing suits if you’d like to hot tub afterwards at the Glessners. The Glessners will provide chicken noodle soup and lots of games. See you there!


Join us Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in Hamilton Hall for pancakes and talent. All are welcome!


Join us Ash Wednesday at noon for a quiet service or 6:30 p.m. for a chorale service.


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!


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.


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, February 11 will be the next Discretionary collection.


Copies of the December Vestry Meeting minutes are available for you all to read. Copies are on top of the piano in Hamilton Hall.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, February 24

• 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!

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Bleach

  • Fabuloso

  • Dawn Dish Soap

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 Brett, friend of Jen+ & Chris
The family of Richard A. Butler, father-in-law of Claudia Butler
Adam Cohen, friend of St. Andrew’s
Clara Copeland, friend of Jen+
The family of Warren Copeland, friend of Jen+
Mary Alice Crampton, friend of Steve & Kathy Jones
Michael Curry
Anita Edenfield, friend of Skip Sutton
Nathan Elson, friend of Michael Knuth
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
The family of Alan Good, father of Tim Good
Carole Greenawald
The family of Rob Harvey, friend of Jen+ and Chris
Kimberley Heithaus, niece of Joe & Jenny Heithaus
Thad Jones, brother of Steve Jones
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob & Mimi Breese
Don Marple, brother of Martha Rainbolt
The family of Marie Kohl Mitchell, friend of Fred Vallowe
Mary Mountz
Tom Mullen, father of Patti Harmless
Marilyn & Leo Nelson, sister & brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
The family of Joe O’Connor, friend or Jen+ and Chris
Sarah Oldstone, sister-in-law of Jen+
The family of Brian Pohlar, friend of Trudy Selvia and many at St. Andrew’s
The family of Billy Ray Selvia, father-in-law of Trudy Selvia
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
The cousin of a parishioner’s son-in-law
Kat and family, friend of Jen+

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Paul’s, Columbus: Rev. Elred Dean, 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 Anglican Church of South America.

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Anniversaries: None.

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