Bits and Important Pieces
Our local meteorologists are warning us that our balmy fall weather will quickly move into our memories. With this news comes the realization that 2021, the year that life has been giving us some semblance of a return to a new “normal”, will soon be ending. But before that happens there are many things to share with you all.
- We had one of the largest Non-Food Pantry distributions ever last Saturday. 349 bags of products were given out along with well over 200 lunches and Halloween treat bags for children. Many thanks to the amazing group of volunteers who helped make that happen. We cannot do it without our village.
- Bishop Jennifer will be making her first in person visit to St. Andrew’s this Sunday since 2019. She will be officiating at our 10:15 service with the assistance of Canon Kristin. As is the Bishop’s practice, she is looking forward to having time with the congregation after the service. Because of COVID precautions, we will stay in the Sanctuary after the postlude to have our conversation. I hope you can be with us.
- With Advent quickly approaching, please look for information regarding a special children’s production that Albrecht and Caroline Good will be working on with them.
- Your Vestry and our Treasurer, Carl Huffman, are starting work on our budget for 2022.
We need your pledge cards back as soon as you have made your prayerful decisions about next year. Thank you.
And finally, please pray for our Search Committee as they continue the discernment process with a possible new rector candidate. We have been in wait and anticipation for a long time. We will be keeping you all informed as there is information to share.
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 Delta Variant of the Covid virus continues to spread. The Delta Variant is many times more contagious and believed to be more dangerous, particularly to those who are not yet vaccinated, than earlier strains. 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 and take a congregational singing hiatus. During this time only one cantor and one singer will be allowed, and no choir for awhile. We also ask that you maintain social distancing. Please only sit in pews with prayer books and hymnals. Hopefully, one day soon, we will all be able to lift our voices in song. 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!
The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday In-Person Morning Worship, November 7 led by The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
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 November 7
Non Food Pantry Latest
Saturday, November 20
• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Alex Roehrkasse and sack lunches will be given out. 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!
Top 3 Needed Items
Your prayers are asked for:
The family of Jack Angleton, brother of Peggy Angleton
Rick and Jena Baker, nephew of Lucy Wieland
Russell Ball, husband of Jennifer Ball
The family of Wolfe Beckman, grandfather of Thea Warren-Simpson
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Bernice Emrick, mother of Karen Hirt Mannon
The family of Margaret Anne Ervin, sister of Bob Haymaker
The family of Eric Fladeland, friend of Tim and Caroline Good
Jim and Susan Grivas, friends of St. Andrew’s
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
Keith Keysor, friend of Andy Cullison
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
Art Mannon, brother of Jim Mannon
The family of Helen Noble, mother of Terry Noble
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
The family of Jeff Sheffler, son-in-law of Page and Narda Cotton
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The bishop and staff of the Diocese of Indianapolis: The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Canon Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale, The Rev. Canon Kristin White, Ms. Janet Brinkworth, Ms. Kim Christopher, Ms. Jen Phelps, The Rev. Mary Taflinger, Ms. Erinna Vandever, 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 in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Birthdays: Nancy Lovett, November 11 . Clark Wilson, November 11 . Anna Harmless, November 13
Anniversaries: Tim and Kate Jedele, November 10