A Message from the Senior Warden:

The Legend of St. Christopher

Long ago a St. Christopher medallion was a common object carried by travelers in the west, especially those of the Christian faith. Long journeys were potentially life-threatening and filled with unknown threats. People would look to the divine for aid in ensuring safe passage. They would also carry small portable objects, such as medallions, which became tangible representations of their faith and the need for intercession. St. Christopher is widely considered to be the patron saint of travelers, believed to keep them free from danger and disease.

After saying good-bye to our St. Andrew’s pilgrims last Sunday and wishing them a safe and fulfilling trip, I was reminded of St. Christopher and his protection. Whether we wear a St. Christopher medallion, a cross, or other tangible evidence of our faith, I know that this summer many of us are traveling; some far from home and some just down I-70 a way, but we all need the assurance of a safe passage. I pray for your safety. I pray that you look to the divine during your travels. I pray we all meet again safe and sound in our church together as a church family.

The Path as found in Celtic Blessings: Prayers for Everyday Life by Ray Simpson

God bless the path on which you go.
God bless the earth beneath your feet.
God bless your destination.
God be a smooth way before you,
A guiding star above you,
A keen eye behind you
This day, this night, and forever.

God be with you whatever you pass.
Jesus be with you whatever you climb.
Spirit be with you wherever you stay.

God be with you at each stop and each sea,
At each lying down and each rising up,
In the trough of the waves,
on the crest of the billows
each step of the journey you take.

Karen Hirt Mannon

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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. NOTE: No drop-in hours July 10, July 17, and July 24.

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 10B

In-Person Sunday Morning Prayer Service, July 14, 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 July 14.

The Latest Updates



Sunday, July 28 at 11:30, help craft jump ropes for Operation Christmas Child. This is a ministry that sends shoeboxes full of gifts to children living in impoverished countries. Locally, New Life Baptist Church in Greencastle packed over 1,000 shoeboxes last year and hopes to do the same this year. We are assisting by doing the craft after the service on July 28. Come join us immediately after the service for this fun and easy craft. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.


The Wabash Neighborhood is having an outing at the Indians baseball game on Sunday, August 4 at 1:35 p.m. The cost per ticket is $15 and kids eat free that day! Please get your money and reservations to Renee by this Sunday so she can get all to St. Mark’s by July 21.


If any of you are interested in what your Vestry is doing, there are two copies of each month’s minutes on the top of the piano in Hamilton Hall. Feel free to read and return!


Most weeks, the Tuesday Bible and Book group meet at 4:30 p.m. This group will take a break during the month of July and resume in early August.


Please add razors, stain remover sticks, and shaving cream to your shopping list for the NFP for the month of July. Meals and conversation in Hamilton Hall are going well. Patrons are now able to pick out items they most need. Your contributions help our budget go farther in helping meet the needs of those in Putnam County. The next Non-Food Pantry will be Saturday, July 27 from noon – 2:00 p.m.


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. 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, July 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!

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Razors

  • Stain Remover Sticks

  • Shaving Cream

Your prayers are asked for:

Haile Bane, grandson of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at St. Andrew’s
Amy Berry, friend of Pam Smith
Rae Boscoe, friend of Henrietta Schwartz
Vernon Bothwell, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
David Bryant, brother of Stephanie Gurnon
The family of Jackie Casey, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
Marthe Chandler, friend of Martha Rainbolt

Clara Copeland, friend of Jen+
Anita Edenfield, friend of Skip Sutton
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
Carole Greenawald
Janet Jenks, friend to many at St. Andrew’s
Thad Jones, brother of Steve Jones
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob & Mimi Breese
The family of Bernie Knuth, uncle of Dennis Knuth
The family of Don Marple, brother of Martha Rainbolt
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+

Elizabeth & Natalie Sheffler, daughter & granddaughter of Page & Narda Cotton
The family of Gloria Smith
Skip Sutton
Karen Swalley, friend of Thom & Gwen Morris
Deb Wilder, sister of Connie Macy
Dwight Ziegler, uncle of Stephanie Gurnon
Kat and family, friend of Jen+
& Chris

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Paul’s Church, New Albany: The Rev. Allan Wallace, 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 Ireland.

Birthdays: Silas Glessner, July 20.

Anniversaries: Warren & Connie Macy, July 20.

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