A Message from the Senior Warden:

Reverend Jen has mentioned “practicing resurrection” in her sermons. Now I am paraphrasing, but she mentioned that during Lent we practice repentance and abstinence, and during the 50 days of Easter we should practice resurrection by following Jesus’s call to love our neighbors and our enemies. I don’t always know how to put this into action. So in wanting to learn more about how to practice resurrection, I did some reading and came across this list.

Practicing Resurrection

  1. Start a gratitude practice by journaling or sharing with a friend or family members.
  2. Eat something sweet and consider how we can “taste and see that the Lord is good”.
  3. Keep freshly cut flowers on your table throughout this season and use them as a reminder of the vibrant life God gives us.
  4. Take five minutes each day to calm your body and listen to a beautiful piece of music.
  5. Take five minutes each day to gaze at a painting by your favorite artist.
  6. Step outside and stand on the bare grass first thing every morning.
  7. Memorize Philippians 4:8 and name one thing each day that is good, true, or beautiful.
  8. Sing or play a musical instrument.
  9. Do something fun that you wouldn’t typically do (go to a playground, spin in a circle, ride a bike, play a game).
  10. Read one portion of Matthew 5-7 (the Sermon on the Mount) each day, over and over again, and consider how you are invited to walk in the way of Jesus.

-Amy Julia Becker

I hope this fills your heart with joy as you wonder at God’s creation. I hope this joy gives you peace. A peace that spills into love, love for God and love for others.

Peace,

Karen Hirt Mannon

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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: There will be no drop-in hours on Wednesday, May 15.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Sunday Morning In-Person Worship Service, Sunday, May 12, led by 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. Happy Mother’s Day!

Click here for the service booklet for May 12.

The Latest Updates

HELPERS NEEDED WITH PHONE TREE

We are in need of 6 – 7 people who would like to help with heading up our phone tree that we are establishing. This group of people would be responsible for notifying church members of cancellations of church services due to weather, etc. Please let Karen Hirt Mannon know if you are interested by e-mailing her at karen.hirt.mannon@gmail.com.

SPRING VIRTUAL GATHERING FOR WOMEN

All women are invited to participate in the upcoming “Empowering Women of Faith” virtual gathering on May 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET sponsored by the Diocese of Indianapolis Women’s Ministries Council. Click here to register.

THE DIFFERENCE COURSE – THE ART AND PRACTICE OF RECONCILIATION

This will be on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom. Our friend Demarius Walker will lead five sessions based on Rose Castle Foundation’s Habits of a Reconciler beginning April 17 and running through May 15. The Difference Course presents resources and strategies for the art of Reconciliation which is the heart of reconciling wrongs and repenting – that is, making amends and turning to new paths. For more information, please click link here to register and be provided the Zoom link.

EPISCOPAL 101

Rev. Jen is offering a five week series which began Sunday, April 21 and will end Sunday, May 26. This series explores the foundations of our history, worship, and work in the world. Please contact her or the office if you are interested. The series will be offered on Sundays after church from 11:45 – 12:30. Remaining dates are today and May 26.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY

Most weeks, the Tuesday Bible and Book group meet at 4:30 p.m. We have finished reading Debie Thomas, “Into the Mess.” On these Tuesdays, there is a service of Evening Prayer beginning at 4:00 p.m. Don’t be afraid to join in even if you come late! NOTE: There will be no bible study on Tuesday, May 21. On May 28 we will begin the new book “Celtic Christian Spirituality: Essential Writings-Annotated and Explained” published by Skylight Illuminations.

THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST FOR NON-FOOD PANTRY

Please add Adult Depends Sizes Large & XL, 4 and 5 year old Children’s Pull-Ups, and boxes of Laundry Sheets to your shopping list for the NFP for the month of May. 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 Saturday, May 25 from noon – 2:00 p.m. The DePauw students will be unavailable at this distribution so please let us know if you are able to help out in any way.

REV. JEN AWAY

Rev. Jen will be out of the office May 15 – May 21 and also May 30 – June 3. If you should need anything during these times, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office or the Senior Warden, Karen Hirt Mannon.

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, May 25

• 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
  • Adult Depends Sizes Large & XL

  • 4 and 5 Year Old Children’s Pull-Ups

  • Laundry Detergent Sheets in boxes

Your prayers are asked for:

Haile Bane, grandson of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at St. Andrew’s
Rae Boscoe, friend of Henrietta Schwartz
Vernon Bothwell, friend of Warren & Connie Macy
David Bryant, brother of Stephanie Gurnon
Marthe Chandler, friend of Martha Rainbolt
Adam Cohen, friend of St. Andrew’s
Clara Copeland, friend of Jen+
Anita Edenfield, friend of Skip Sutton
Bob Fatzinger, brother of Barbara Pare
Carole Greenawald
Sister Vickie Griner, friend of Trudy Selvia
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
Scout Whitten
Deb Wilder, sister of Connie Macy
Dwight Ziegler, uncle of Stephanie Gurnon
Kat and family, friend of Jen+
& Chris

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Paul’s Church, Indianapolis: The Rev. John Denson, The Rev. Jeffrey Bower, 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 Anglican Church of Burundi.

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Anniversaries: None.

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