Worshipping Outdoors this Sunday for Pentecost!
Dear St. Andrew’s friends and family,
After fourteen months of not worshipping together, the Regathering Committee and the Vestry are excited to welcome all of you who can attend, to our first gathering as a congregation. We are planning on meeting in the Memorial Garden, weather permitting, for a 10:15 a.m. service, this Sunday, May 23rd, to celebrate Pentecost. (If for some reason God chooses to again water the Greencastle earth that morning, we will be prepared to celebrate Pentecost the following Tuesday or Wednesday and we will definitely get the word out about any such change.)
In order to make Sunday as safe and convenient as possible, we would like to ask people parking in the lot to enter off Bloomington Street. If you have a folding chair, please consider bringing that with you. While the Bishop evaluates the new CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated people, we will ask those attending to wear a face mask. Appropriate social distancing will be observed.
We are planning a joyful, music filled communion service, with a most special poetic creation to mark this day. Anyone needing a ride to the service is asked to call the church office by noon on Thursday. We hope you will be able to join us, but please know, if you cannot, a Zoom link will be provided.
Wishing you beautiful spring days and many blessings,
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Prayers and Reflections for the Easter Season
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!
New St. Andrew’s Book Study
If asked, what’s the first prayer which comes into your head? Chances are most people will answer “The Lord’s Prayer.” How about you?
While “The Lord’s Prayer” is the best-known Christian prayer, have you ever wondered why this is so? Would it surprise you to know that it is as much a Jewish as a Christian prayer? Would you be surprised to learn that it is “both a revolutionary manifesto and a hymn of hope?”
This study began on Wednesday evening, April 28. Please join us for our next St. Andrew’s Book Study on May 26 as we read and discuss The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of The Lord’s Prayer by John Dominic Crosson.
As before, our Book Study will occur at 7:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: May 26. If interested and needing a copy of the book, please contact Renee at the Parish Office or Fr. Mark at email@example.com.
The Day of Pentecost
Sunday Outdoor In-Person Worship, May 23
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 May 23
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, May 29
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution and no lunch. Kate Berry is coordinating the distribution. 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
Jo Ella Burns, friend of Terry Noble
Douglas Butler, brother-in-law of Claudia Butler
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 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 Phyllis Wright, grandmother of Zac Johnson
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Trinity Church, Indianapolis: The Rev. Julia Whitworth, The Rev. Dr. Ben Anthony, The Rev. Erin Houghland.
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: Anglican Communion Sunday.
Birthdays: Dennis Simpson, May 27
Anniversaries: John and Kate Berry, May 26 . Dennis Simpson and Thea Warren-Simpson, May 27