A Message from a Parishioner:

When Rev. Jen asked me to write something for the newsletter, without hesitation I said yes. What should I write? What is my message? As a former coach I thought nobody goes through life undefeated. Let me expand on that. We all go through our daily lives facing a variety of challenges that often have no immediate answer. That is to say there is no silver bullet, although we are not alone in learning how to deal with the many issues we face in our lives. How we respond to our life’s adversities is most important, and how we reach out to others for help and understanding is crucial for anyone’s life journey. Together with the support of family, St. Andrew’s family and friends, and our God we can all strive to work towards the coveted goal of an “undefeated season.”

Page Cotton

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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: Rev. Jen will be out of the office the entire month of June so no drop-in hours during that month. If you need Pastoral Care while Rev. Jen is away, please contact Senior Warden Brian Cox or Junior Warden Kate Berry.

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday Morning In-Person Worship Service, June 11, led by The Rev. Don Jones, 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 11.

The Latest Updates


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.

On the Feast of St. Mary and St. Martha, July 29, 1974, eleven women were ordained priests in the Episcopal Church–the first females ordained priests in our church.
A film company has been putting together a documentary on the Philadelphia Eleven, and work has been halted for lack of funds. The makers are making an appeal for funding so that the film can be completed. For a gift of $500, the filmmakers will offer a viewing. Our friends at St. John’s, Crawfordsville would like to join with us and St. John’s, Lafayette ideally to get 10 donations of $50 to complete the film and so that our congregations can share a showing of the film.
Please let Renee know if you can donate, and we’ll hope to have a viewing later in the year!
Rev. Jen


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! Trainings are on June 17 and 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.


Once a month Sunday services have resumed at The Waters. The next service will be Sunday, July 9 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.

A Very Special Thank You!

St. Andrew’s and those in need in Putnam County owe great thanks to two young women. For years Kate Berry and Christiane Wisehart have carried the major part of the load in keeping our Non-Food Pantry stocked and distributing needed goods and cleaning products to our most vulnerable citizens.

Kate started helping with the Non-Food Pantry well before the pandemic closed down our lunch offering in Hamilton Hall and the indoor distribution. We stopped the pantry during the “lock-down” months of Covid, but it soon became apparent that the need for our outreach was greater than ever. Our Outreach Ministry group came up with a plan for a drive-through pantry. Kate recruited her friend Christiane to join the team and a new chapter of our outreach began. Christiane and Kate took on the coordination, ordering and procurement of products, recruitment of volunteers, distribution day activities, and Kate had her beautiful son, Otto. Between distribution days there were trash bags to bundle, bag. Needless to say, they are always the last to leave. There was never much time before the next month’s preparation had to begin and prepare they did.

No one was surprised when they said it was time for another chapter in our Non-Food Pantry to be written. They have done and given so much of themselves for so long, a well-deserved rest is at hand. Thank you hardly seems to be enough to convey how grateful our church community and those who visit the pantry are for their service, their smiles and their commitment. Kate and Christiane, you are the best!

Sue Murray

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. 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 distributions in June or 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
  • Menstrual Pads
  • Tampons

  • Incontinence (Poise) Underwear – all sizes

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
Family & friends of Michael Condra
Norm Crampton, former member
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
David Grueber, stepson of Scott Kissinger
Don & Laurie Hamilton, friends of Dave & Sue Murray
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
Gordon Redden
Elizabeth & Natalie Sheffler, daughter & granddaughter of Page & Narda Cotton
Gloria Smith
Skip Sutton
Jerry Taylor, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Trinity Church, Lawrenceburg: The Rev. Dr. Jason Haddox, 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 Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and Polynesia.

Birthdays: Mary Mountz, June 15.

Anniversaries: Bill and Lucy Wieland, June 15.

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