A Message from a Parishioner:

During the month of June Rev. Jen has been sharing with us the life trajectory of David. Our Tuesday study group has just read Peter Tremayne’s Absolution by Murder. War continues to rage in the Ukraine and in Gaza. We are already in the thick of an election season that is destined to be filled with acrimony. 2,000 + years of stories of mankind unfortunately reflect much hubris, greed and the wrestling for political power. Where do we find the reflections of Christ’s teaching, humanity and love?

Dave and I just returned from a family reunion in Florida. Each time I have the chance to live on the beach I am overwhelmed daily by the rhythm, beauty and splendor of God’s creation. This time we had the added blessings of three generations of beloved family. We worshipped at my Mother’s parish and when were with our St. Andrew’s family this weekend, the long arms of God’s embrace were palpable. It brings me to remember Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.” If I keep and take these words to heart, I won’t miss the beauty of the morning sunrise or the joy that permeates a young child’s face or a conversation with a friend. The glory of this life surrounds us. We just need to keep our hearts open, give back what we can and not get stuck in the quagmire we cannot change.

May God’s peace be with you.

Sue Murray

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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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8

In-Person Sunday Morning Worship Service, June 30, led by the 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 June 30.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. WARREN MACY!

Dr. Macy has been awarded the 2024 Indiana Rural Hospital Association Doc Hollywood Award. He has served Putnam County for 50 years. Doc Hollywood takes its name from a popular film where an inspiring urban surgeon discovers the rewards of practicing in a rural setting. The annual IRHA “Doc Hollywood” recipient is chosen by a group of independent medical professionals who review nominations from across Indiana. Congrats to Dr. Macy on this well deserved honor!

CHARITY CRAFT – TURN T-SHIRTS INTO JUMP ROPES

Today, Sunday, June 30, and 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 going to assist by doing a t-shirt-to-jump-ropes craft after the services on both June 30 and 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.

NEWSNOTE ARTICLES NEEDED!

We are down to our last couple of parishioner penned News Notes. If you’d like to write a short reflection, poem, or what have you, to be included in the Wednesday electronic newsletter, please let Renee know. The parishioner written articles are published on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

AUGUST 4 INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS GAME

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 July 14 so she can get all to St. Mark’s by July 21.

VESTRY MEETING MINUTES

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!

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY

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.

THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST FOR NON-FOOD PANTRY

Please add children’s socks and underwear, boxes of unscented laundry detergent sheets, and dryer sheets to your shopping list for the NFP for the month of July. The laundry sheets are more popular and desirable especially for the older folk as they are much easier to handle than the bottles of liquid. 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 this Saturday, June 29 from noon – 2:00 p.m.

FREE DAILY DEVOTIONAL

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.

ON-GOING COVID PROTOCOL

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, June 29

• 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
  • Children’s socks and underwear

  • Dryer sheets

  • Unscented Laundry Detergent Sheets for Sensitive Skin in boxes

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. George’s Church, West Terre Haute: Mr. Chuck Stafford, Sr. Warden.

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: Hong Kong Shen Kung Hui.

Birthdays: Dave Murray, June 30; Tim Jedele, July 3; Bill Wieland, July 4.

Anniversaries: Daniel & Stephanie Gurnon, July 3; Jim & Cathryn Ensley, July 4.

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