A Message from a Parishioner:

Monuments are raised, buildings are dedicated, and holidays are celebrated in honor of the famous. These men and women have left marks upon history, and their benevolence will be noted through the ages. One’s life is seldom more than a meager reflection of their lives.

As much as we owe them, however, it is a rare person who actually bears the marks of the great. Most of us were influenced and guided by those who were not famous at all. They lived their lives, made no name for themselves, died without much attention, and were laid to rest by a handful of family and friends. The world at large did not notice their being or their going.

That’s a shame because they are the reality and wonder of this planet, They grew the crops, reared the children, mended the torn places, and did their best to fill the dark and empty spaces with light and love. Because of them we live, and when we sing it is their song which is heard.Those who were not famous at all lived full lives and have passed their mantles on to us. We, who are not famous at all, are learning that such a mantle is an honor.

(From: Notes on an Unharried Journey by John A. Taylor – Unitarian chaplain at Cornell since 1971.)


Now much of life reminds me of endings – birthdays, long-term care bills, adult grandchildren, chronically ill friends and relatives, and too many funerals to attend.

Soon school will begin again with new teachers, subjects, friends, and activities. I’d love to be a student again – in the actual – not figurative sense. Only during my student years did I feel totally “in control” when I made Honor Roll grades and could make decisions and plans without infringing on others’ needs and expectations.

Why was I in such a hurry to finish this busy but carefree time of life?

Henrietta Schwartz

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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 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday Morning In-Person Morning Worship Service, July 30, led by The 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 July 30.

The Latest Updates


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!


Please add spray cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner 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. There is 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. She is needing someone to take 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. Thanks in advance!


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, sstone@pcfoundation.org


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.


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.


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.


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 taflinger@indiodio.org with questions. Register here.


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.


Once a month Sunday services are continuing 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!


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, August 26

• Noon to 3:00 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: There will be no distribution in July. Distributions will resume August 26 with new guidelines and will take place indoors. Participants must provide proof that they live within Putnam County.

Top 3 Needed Items
  • Spray Cleaner

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Toilet Paper

Your prayers are asked for:

Haile Bane, grandson of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Douglas Butler, brother-in-law of Claudia Butler
Richard A. Butler, father-in-law of Claudia Butler
Adam Cohen, friend of St. Andrew’s
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
David Grueber, stepson of Scott Kissinger
Kimberley Heithaus, niece of Joe & Jenny Heithaus
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob & Mimi Breese
Mary Mountz
Tom Mullen, father of Patti Harmless
Emmanuel Myril, Karen Hirt Mannon’s son-in-law’s father
Marilyn & Leo Nelson, sister & brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
The family of Michael Oldstone, especially his wife Elizabeth, father of Jen+
Gordon Redden
Elizabeth & Natalie Sheffler, daughter & granddaughter of Page & Narda Cotton
Gloria Smith
Skip Sutton
The family of Jerry Taylor, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
Dwight Ziegler, brother of Stephanie Gurnon

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Clergy in hospital chaplaincy.

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 Central America.

Birthdays: Brooke Cox, August 1; Penny Cummings, August 1.

Anniversaries: Brooke and Brian Cox, August 3; Dana and Justin Glessner, August 3; Karen and Fred Vallowe, August 4; Patti and Tony Harmless, August 5.

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