A Message from the Junior Warden:

It might just be time. Time to acknowledge the good that people are doing. So often I find myself thinking hey that person does great work or look at how they are helping out. Then I don’t do anything about it and may even take it for granted. Well maybe it is time for me to stop being passive about it. It is time for me to say thank you. Thank you for picking up the trash on the sidewalk. Thank you for spending time with me and my family. Thank you for being patient with others. We all see people doing good things for others or for our community. Maybe it is time we all speak up and say thank you. Over the next few weeks I am going to make it a priority to acknowledge the good people are doing and I am asking you to do the same.

Thank you, St. Andrews, for being our Church Family. For encouraging our children when they try something new. For the moments we spend together talking, laughing and enjoying coffee hour together. Thank you for being there for each other when it is needed the most. Thank you for doing the hard work with a joyful heart. Thank you for coming together in prayer. Thank you for being so welcoming to all. Thank you, St. Andrew’s, for all that you have done and will do in the future for our community.

Brian Cox

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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. Please note that she will not be available Wednesday, September 14 as she’ll be away at a Diocesan event for clergy. Also, she has chosen Mondays as her Sabbath.

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday Morning In-Person Prayer Service, September 18 led by Sue Murray, 10:15 a.m.

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: 858 0497 0006 and press #, then enter the password: pray and press # again. NOTE: This is a new ID number as of April 4, 2022 so be sure to enter the new information!

Click here for the service booklet for September 18.

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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.


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.


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.


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!


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.



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.


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: intlstudents@depauw.edu. Instructor Nagi Fujie, Asian Studies, and Beth Haymaker, International Student Affairs.


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.

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 Saint Andrew’s, 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, September 24

• Noon to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a drive through distribution coordinated by Alex Roehrkasse and sack lunches will be served. 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
  • Menstrual Pads
  • Tampons

  • Toilet Paper

Your prayers are asked for:

The family of Jack Angleton, brother of Peggy Angleton
Haile Bane, grandson of Joanne Haymaker
Beth Benedix, friend to many of us at Saint Andrew’s
Lee Bird, nephew of Lucy Wieland
Douglas Butler, brother-in-law of Claudia Butler
Richard A. Butler, father-in-law of Claudia Butler
Cynthia Cornell
Bernice Emrick, mother of Karen Hirt Mannon
The family of Robert E. Fatzinger, Sr., father of Barbara
Nancy Ferriani and the family of Bob Ferriani, friends of Warren and Connie Macy
Katie Gleichman, relative of Jim Ensley
Mary Ellen Gurnon, aunt of Daniel and Stephanie Gurnon
The family of Roxanne Harrison, friend of Jen+
The family of Bob Haymaker
Shandol Hoover, friend of Dave and Sue Murray
Terumi Imai, friend of Jen+
Lisa Breese Kincaid, daughter of Bob and Mimi Breese
Judy Lepper, aunt of Trudy Selvia
Grayson Lyons, great nephew of Peggy Angleton
The family of Winkie Mitchell, friend of Jen+
Mary Mountz
Bryan Murray and the Murray family
Lucas Murray, grandson of Dave and Sue Murray
Gordon Redden
The family of Margaret Sammons, friend and colleague of Jen+
The family of Jordan Sanders, sister of Jim Ensley
Mike Schmidt, brother of Renee Hood
Elizabeth and Natalie Sheffler, daughter and granddaughter of Page and Narda Cotton
Gloria Smith
The family of Susan Stewart, friend of Jen+
Skip Sutton
Karen Swalley, friend of Joanne Haymaker
Jerry Taylor, friend of Warren and Connie Macy
Sydnor Thompson, brother of Harriet Moore

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Saint Matthew’s Church, Indianapolis; The Rev. Frank Impicciche, The Rev. Cathy Scott.

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 Episcopal Church of Brazil.

Birthdays: Michael Knuth, September 18; Page Cotton, September 21; Debbie Beck, September 24

Anniversaries: Chris and Jen Oldstone-Moore, September 19.


I would like to discuss our returning to communion by wine via the common cup.

Background: The Diocese of Indianapolis has stated that we may return to full communion (both bread and wine), but that receiving the wine can be by common cup only. Several parishioners have had questions about this. Here’s what I’d like you to know at this point.

  • The Vestry voted and approved our new COVID guidelines recommended by the Regathering Committee.
  • We might use the words “full communion” to indicate that we are finally back to both bread and wine, but it has ALWAYS been true that taking either one is a complete communion. You do not need both to fully commune.
  • The choice is yours, Eucharist by Eucharist. You can decide to let the cup pass because you have a cold; if you are worried about others you can pass; you can wait until we return to intinction. Just cross your arms over your chest—or just shake your head and quietly demur.

Yours in health, restoration, liturgical engagement, and literature review,

Rev. Jen

Most research has shown that the common cup transmits fewer microorganisms than intinction. Counter-intuitive perhaps; the problem with intinction is that some fingers make contact with the chalice and/or wine and the possibility of fecal-oral transmission. I’ve collated several articles for those of you who’d like to read up on this.

  1. From Living Church (an Episcopal magazine): Click here https://afkimel.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/germs-viruses-and-the-common-cup-is-intinction-safer/
  2. The 1943 article by W. Burrows and ES Hemmens about use of silver chalice as safe for communion. It is on JSOTR; I can get the full article if you want it. Click here
  3. 1998 CDC statement Risk of infectious disease transmission from a common communion cup. Click here
  4. Anne LaGrange Loving, “Controlled Study on Intinction: a safer alternative”. Click here
  5. 1995 controlled study concludes that intinction appears to be less likely to transmit disease (but also notes that this depends on the microbes on the hands of parishioners and priest). Click here https://www.jstor.org/stable/44536847 (another JSTOR article if you’d like me to access it for you).


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