A Message from Rev. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore
This Lent has been a very poignant time of self-reflection for me, shaped by preparation for our journey together as followers of Jesus. I have been reading St. Andrew’s newsletters and love reading about your shared life in worship, service, and fellowship.
Senior Warden Sue Murray has been updating you (thank you, Sue!), so you know we have had many big life events pushed into a short span of time. Although we thought I would rent an apartment for my first months in Greencastle, we’re lucky to have found a wonderful house near the church. By the time you read this, I will be in Greencastle, settling in and getting ready for our first Sunday together, April 10.
We’ll have many chances to get to know each other in the coming months, but I wanted to plan one that would help our Easter preparations: dying Ukrainian pysanky eggs. We love making pysanky eggs and started when our children were small—little ones can make very satisfying and beautiful eggs. The eggs will be a part of a decoration in church on Easter Sunday and taken home after.
Our three daughters are now grown, but we still make pysanky eggs if we get together near the holidays. Aileen lives in Missoula, Montana; Marilee just started a three month stint teaching English in Italy; and Caroline, together with husband Nick and son Gabriel, live in Urbana, Illinois. Gabriel is our first grandbaby and just turned one month last Saturday. New life and new lives are definitely our themes for this season.
I look forward to joining you soon!
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.
FOLLOW-UP ON EGG MAKING
I wanted to follow-up on Rev. Jen’s letter today. She has offered up several days and times for people to come to Hamilton Hall and make Pysanky (Ukrainian) Easter eggs with her. She thinks groups of 5-7 would be optimal, but if there are families that want to come or bring someone along, 10 would be a maximum.
April 7th, at 4:00 PM April 8th, at 6:00 PM
April 10th, at 2:30 PM April 11th, at 6:00 PM
April 12th, at 4:00 PM April 13th, at 5:00 PM
As Rev. Jen mentioned, these eggs will be included in our decorations in the sanctuary on Easter and ready for you to take home after the service. Please call Renee in the church office at 653-3921 to reserve a place. This is a wonderful way to spend some time with our new Rector and start a new St. Andrew’s Easter tradition. I’m looking forward to seeing you.
Connect With Us
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship Service, March 27 led by The Rev. Charles Carpenter
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 27
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, March 26
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution and sack lunches will be served. Easter treat bags will also be given out to the children. 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 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
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: Good Samaritan Church, Brownsburg: The Rev. Beth Scriven, 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 Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma).
Birthdays: Thom Morris, March 28 . Carrie Klaus, March 29