TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY – NEW BOOK ON FOUR GOSPELS AT 4:30 P.M. IN HAMILTON HALL
Alas! They didn’t listen up! But there is help: the Tuesday Bible Study group is reading Garry Wills’ What the Gospel Meant, which explores each of the four Gospels and the particular intentions and concerns of each. We have gone through the Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, and Luke); this coming week we will read the chapter on the mystical John. All are welcome; let Rev. Jen know if you’d like to attend and we will get the reading to you.
Our next book, beginning September 27, will be 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. This is another book found on used book sites for about $5. Order your book and plan to join us! Rev. Jen has three used copies, each for $5.
GERALD MANLEY HOPKINS POETRY GROUP TO GATHER BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15
A group is gathering to read and enjoy the poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins. We will begin on Thursday, September 15 in Hamilton Hall at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a brown bag lunch! If you love poetry, the group is considering continuing on an ad hoc basis.
PROGRESSIVE DINNER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
Join us for a stroll down Seminary Street and a four-course dinner! On Saturday evening, October 1, the Fun & Fellowship ministry group has planned a progressive dinner. We have several St. Andrew’s members who live near one another along East Seminary Street between Bloomington St. and Wood St. and they have graciously offered to host a course. Our dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. with starters at the home of Dave & Sue Murray (514 E. Seminary St.). The first course will be hosted by Rev. Jen and Chris Oldstone-Moore (601 E. Seminary St.). Justin & Dana Glessner will be serving the main dish (639 E. Seminary St.), and we will go to Martha Rainbolt & Carl Huffman’s home (707 E. Seminary St.) for dessert around 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Justin or Dana Glessner.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED
Rev. Jen is in the process of finding a Christian Formation Director (aka Sunday School teacher) for the elementary aged youth. This person will lead the youth in a prepared lesson that is discussed with Rev. Jen the week before, so the teacher will not have to create the lessons. The teacher will also plan occasional fellowship events like going to Scoops. We will pay $12/hr. for a total of 4 hours per week. Please contact Rev. Jen if you have any leads!
HIGH SCHOOL EVENT
Attention High Schoolers! There will be an Episcopal Youth Event—EYE—in 2023 from July 4-8 in College Park, MD. This brings in youth from around the church—22 nations or territories—and is inspiring and heart-lifting. If we have interested youth, I will certainly plan to go. Please pray about this and consider making your plans next summer to include EYE, which happens only once every three years.
LIKE PLAYING WITH COMPUTER ART?
At occasional points in the season, we will be making 8.5×11 posters to invite the DePauw and Greencastle communities to events at St. Andrew’s. If you like messing around with fonts, shapes, colors, and the “design” tab on your computer, we’d love your help in creating these posters. Let Renee or Rev. Jen know if you are interested.
HOOSIER HOSPITALITY PROGRAM
This year DePauw University welcomed it’s biggest ever group of international students from more than 25 countries and they are very excited to make new friends! Two new programs have been set up to help the DePauw community build intercultural friendships: Global Partners Program and the Hoosier Hospitality Program. These programs connect international students with those who are more familiar with the U.S./Indiana/DePauw culture. They are meant to be beneficial for both the international students and for you, as you will get to make new friends, learn new cultures, and share your own culture.
The Hoosier Hospitality Program (HHP) annually pairs DePauw’s international students with Greencastle families to promote intercultural exchange. The program provides an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both American families and international students. It’s a chance for international students to develop a deeper understanding of and experience American culture and life. For local families, it’s an amazing opportunity to foster intercultural awareness. Families are not asked to provide housing for their host students – only a “home away from home”. Application deadline: Sept. 19, 2022. Click here for more details and host application form! 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.
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. For the time being, 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.