ALL SAINTS’ DAY
We will be celebrating All Saints’ Day on November 6. (The actual day for All Saints’ is November 1; we celebrate the following Sunday). It will be a big day! We anticipate two baptisms, Jubilee and Amelia Majors, and ask you to keep them in your prayers as we continue preparing for the baptisms.
We also will be remembering those we love who are in God’s nearer presence. We will have several ways of remembering: the Necrology, a list of the departed read aloud during the service; an ofrenda which is a special table/altar where you can put messages, tokens, and things loved by the deceased as a way of showing love and affection, and a craft after the service where we will create votives with a picture of those who are missed on them. Stay tuned!
PHOTO FOR ALL SAINTS TALL VOTIVES
On All Saints’ we will have materials to make votives with your loved ones’ picture on them. We will need a photo that we can print on a xerox machine. Please send your pictures to the office; we will have them ready and printed for the craft on November 6.
CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF SUE MURRAY
On All Saints’, we are sure to sing a favorite hymn, “I sing a song of the saints of God” which tells us that we meet saints every day–“in shops or at tea”–or in Vestry, diocesan meetings and the sacristy in Altar Guild. At All Saints’ coffee hour on November 6 we will be celebrating our local saint Sue Murray’s leadership and compassionate heart. Stay tuned for more details…
Rev. Jen would like to compile a list of hymns that are most loved by the congregation. Hymn selection is based on the lectionary and season of the year, and we would like to include your favorites in our choices!
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY – 4:30 P.M. IN HAMILTON HALL
On Tuesday, October 18 we will continue with our book, which we began on September 27, Anne Lamott’s Travelling Mercies (Knopf, 1999). Travelling Mercies is a memoir about Lamott’s most unlikely conversion to Christianity, and her struggles and revelations in following the Christian path. All are welcome! Rev. Jen can find you a book if you are interested.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need a volunteer each week to be in the Elementary Youth classroom. Our director, Macie Barker, will teach the class; the volunteer will be there as a part of safe church procedures. Please consider this occasional ministry.
HOOSIER HOSPITALITY PROGRAM
We have the opportunity to connect international students at DePauw with American culture and life! DePauw’s Hoosier Hospitality Program annually pairs DePauw’s international students with Greencastle families – it’s a way to foster intercultural awareness while building friendships. Families are not asked to provide housing for their host students – only a “home away from home”. Let’s make St. Andrew’s a leading source of host-families for our international student-neighbors. Click here for more details and host application form, and note that the applications are still open! If you have any questions about the programs, please feel free to contact the International Student Affairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor Nagi Fujie, Asian Studies, and Beth Haymaker, International Student Affairs.
COMMUNION AT THE WATERS
Once a month Sunday services have resumed at The Waters. The next service will be Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. If you’d like to help with this ministry in any way, please contact Rev. Jen or Renee. All are welcome to attend!
COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE
We continue to change, responding to both our county’s current CDC designation but also by the severity of the current variant. Currently masking is optional. Those who serve bread and wine will mask so that anyone who comes to the altar can feel secure. Decisions on COVID policy have moved from the Reconvening Committee to Rev. Jen and the Wardens.