A Message from the Senior Warden
Our long wait to welcome a new rector is almost over. We have been searching, praying and waiting since August of 2019. On Monday, April 4th the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore will officially begin her time as Rector at St. Andrew’s, Greencastle. We couldn’t be more delighted.
As we have begun planning for her first two weeks with us that encompass Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter, please know there will be some most wonderful opportunities to complete our Lenten journey. Have you ever painted pysanky (Ukrainian) Easter eggs? Made an Easter tree? Had a family vigil candle lit on Maundy Thursday? These are just a few of the things being talked about. Also, Rev. Jen would like the chance to start meeting parishioners, in small groups. We will be working to set up a schedule for those once she is in town. Please reach out to Renee in the church office (653-3921) or me (720-5857) and let us know if you would like to be included. We will be looking at late afternoon or early evening for those chances. If you have a time/day preference, that would also be helpful as we work to put together a schedule.
Finally, I would like to wish everyone heading out of town for spring break safe travels, a joyful respite from your daily routines, and many wonderful memories to carry back home.
Wishing you peace and good health,
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING SINGING, MASKING, AND SEATING
As we gather in person for Sunday worship, please remember we still need to be protective of each other as the Omicron Variant of the Covid virus continues to spread. Even those who are vaccinated may become infected and transmit the virus. To protect our communities until this subsides, the Diocese has suggested that you wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We also ask that you maintain social distancing. We now encourage you to sing, but with your masks on. Many thanks to everyone for your patience.
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Prayers and Reflections for this week
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! These are currently on hold, but will resume after Lent.
The Third Sunday in Lent
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, March 20 led by The Rev. Kelsey Hutto-Ford
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 March 20
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, March 26
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Alex Roehrkasse and sack lunches will be served. We are very grateful to Kate Berry, 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! If you can help with the March 26th packing of lunches or distributions, please let us know because we can use your help!
Top 3 Needed Items
Your prayers are asked for:
The family of Jack Angleton, brother of Peggy Angleton
The family of Teresa Batto, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Lee Bird, nephew of Lucy Wieland
Bernice Emrick, mother of Karen Hirt Mannon
The family of Margaret Anne Ervin, sister of Bob Haymaker
The Rev. Nancy Ferriani and the family of Bob Ferriani, friends of Warren and Connie Macy
Katie Gleichman, relative of Jim Ensley
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
The family of Dr. John Lovett, father of Nancy Lovett
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
Mike Majors Sr., father-in-law of Renee Majors
The family of Marilyn Mourouzis
Leo Nelson, brother-in-law of Joanne Haymaker
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
Elizabeth and Natalie Sheffler, daughter and granddaughter of Page and Narda Cotton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
The family of Mary Jane Van Oosten, grandmother of Tim Jedele and family
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis: The Very Rev. Dr. Gray Lesesne, The Rev. Canon Hipolito Fernandez Reina, The Rev. Canon Thomas Kryder-Reid, The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus.
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 Mexico.
Birthdays: Stephen Jones, March 20 . Sharon Pitcock, March 21
Anniversaries: Jim and Karen Mannon, March 20