A Note from the Senior Warden
Once again, our St. Andrew’s family finds ourselves saying goodbye. Father Mark, who has faithfully served our parish since September of 2019, through a pandemic, and a seemingly endless search process, will be leaving us at the end of this month. His faithful ministry these many months has been so very important for keeping us spiritually connected and cared for. We are all very grateful Father Mark for your time and your ministry and wish nothing but the best for you and your family in the years ahead.
So, where does our small, but loving group of Christians go from here? I would suggest that we prayerfully and confidently continue our search and our ministries to those in need and each other in the weeks and months ahead. We know we can do these things well. I, for one, remain hopeful that our search will come to a successful conclusion. I just wish I could tell you when. In this interim your Vestry is working to finalize plans to have a wonderful priest with us most Sundays to conduct our services. We will be looking to our lay leadership to provide opportunity for morning prayer to fill the calendar. I also want to encourage those who have not yet felt comfortable to come back to church on Sunday morning. You will be inspired with hope and faith, as I have been, by the incredible music from Albrecht and our choir, and the warm fellowship of those we have missed these many months. Our community and our Lord remain our strengths and our hope for our tomorrows.
With appreciation and thanks and many blessings.
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Prayers and Reflections
We have heard that the daily reflections and scripture readings provided during Lent were appreciated. Those of us writing them have also found it an enriching experience and have decided to continue. The meditations are written by persons from Saint Andrew’s, Gobin UMC and Beach Grove UMC. The daily meditations 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!
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday In-Person Worship, June 20
You can connect to the service via Zoom. Click on this link to connect. If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download Zoom, go ahead and do that. When you enter the meeting you should be able to see and hear others and others can see and hear you. If you come in a little late, please listen for a moment before speaking. In order to see everyone, go to Gallery view (upper right on PCs and upper left for Macintosh). When we get started everyone except the speaker will be muted. If you are reading or playing music, please be sure to unmute yourself.
If you are connecting via telephone dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 847 8600 1703 and press #, then enter the password: pray and press # again.
Click here for the service booklet for June 20
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, June 26
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Kate Berry. We are very grateful to Martha Rainbolt, Carl Huffman, Karen Hirt Mannon, and Christiane Wisehart who have worked very hard to obtain supplies for the Non-Food Pantry. Kroger is not able to acquire enough products for us so the items are being purchased from a variety of sources. This is much more expensive. Donations to help offset this extra cost will be gratefully accepted!
Top 4 Needed Items
Your prayers are asked for:
Lorrie Anderson, cousin of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
The family of Margaret Anne Ervin, sister of Bob Haymaker
Jeanne Fitzpatrick, friend of Jim and Karen Mannon
The family of Eric Fladeland, friend of Tim and Caroline Good
The family of Tom Gibson, brother of Gwen Morris
The family of Micah Grimm, friend of Zac and Savannah Johnson
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
Rena Hale, sister of Thea Warren-Simpson
Keith Keysor, friend of Andy Cullison
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
Art Mannon, brother of Jim Mannon
The family of Nafhat Nasr, friend of Dave and Sue Murray
The family of Rev. Bill Novak, friend of Fr. Mark Van Wassenhove
The family of Bruce Ploshay, friend of Page and Narda Cotton and former member of Saint Andrew’s
Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
The family of Jeff Sheffler, son-in-law of Page and Narda Cotton
The family of Peter Staats, friend of Suzanne Hassler
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Florence Virtanen, mother of Sue Murray
The family of Phyllis Wright, grandmother of Zac Johnson
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Alban’s Church, Indianapolis: The Rev. Debbie Dehler.
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 North India (United).
Birthdays: Cathryn Ensley, June 21 . Simon Cullison, June 23 . Tim Good, June 23