CHURCH WORK SIGN-UP
There are several inside and outside projects that need doing to maintain our church and grounds and keep them beautiful. Kate Berry, Junior Warden, has compiled a list that can be accessed in the electronic newsletter. Please sign up to do a chore or two, if you are able. Click here for sign-up sheet. Thanks in advance!
THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST FOR NON-FOOD PANTRY
Please add body wash or Comet 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 Pantry returns on Saturday, August 26. This Sunday there will be a sign-up sheet posted in Hamilton Hall for folks to help with a product pick-up on Thursday, July 27 and/or as well as for help on August 26 at the monthly distribution. FYI: Baskets at church are now dedicated for the NFP and not the food pantry.
Parishioner Peggy Angleton will soon be moving and was needing help taking several boxes of books to the local library for donation. If you are able to help her out with this chore, please call her directly at (765) 301-9299 to set something up. Thanks in advance!
COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY
Please click here to find the Putnam County Community Foundation’s Community Needs Assessment survey. To learn more about the survey and the assessment process, click here for the website. It is vital to our efforts that we include the voices of as many different parts of our community as possible. Please share with everyone here in Putnam Country and see the flyer posted in Hamilton Hall. Thanks, Sarah Stone, Communications Director, email@example.com
SPECIAL NOTE FOR PENTECOST AND THE SUNDAYS AFTER PENTECOST
During Ordinary Time/Pentecost, for the Great Thanksgiving we will be using Eucharistic Prayer B in the BCP on page 367. The next time you are in church please move your yellow ribbon to this page.
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS?
Every week the St. Andrew’s newsletter has a reflection about life and faith. Most are observations about daily life and where we experience God in the midst of the “same old, same old.” We would love to feature your thoughts – – a few paragraphs that will help us all see more clearly how the Holy One touches us in our ordinary lives. Please let Renee or Jen+ know if you are interested.
FREE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
We still 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.
LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITORS
The Diocese is offering training for people to become Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV). This training licenses you to take the blessed sacrament to those who cannot come to church, including residents of The Waters. It is a wonderful way to be church! The next training is on September 7. Please consider being a LEV! Contact the Rev. Mary Taflinger at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Register here.
NEW ZOOM LINK
The new link can be found on the St. Andrew’s website at the bottom of the last page. Click on the Zoom icon to join as an attendee for Bible studies and meetings.
COMMUNION AT THE WATERS
Once a month Sunday services have resumed at The Waters. The next service will be Sunday, August 13 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!
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.