MARCH 19, 2009
ST. ANDREW &
EVENTS & NEWS
Sunday, March 22nd: Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Lectionary Readings: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21.
Sunday School: Sundays during the 10:00 service on Sunday in the undercroft, with the Godly Play lessons.
Sunday Forums – 9:00 a.m. in the Undercroft.
March 29: Tina Baker, The Power of One in Three Cups of Tea
Evensong: Annunciation Day, Wednesday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. No Bible study this week.
Noonday Prayer and Organ Music: 12:15 p.m., Fridays during Lent.
Help Wanted: Ginny Agar is looking for men or women to help her decorate the church with items found in our local landscape, flowers, and wall hangings. If you are interested in helping her and being on the committee please call Ginny at 266-1705
The Living Last Supper, a chancel drama, will be performed by the men of the
Financial Planning Seminary:
Ministry Fair: Join Bishop Steve and Episcopalians from across
"Living Our Baptism; Celebrating Our Journeys." This day, to explore ministry together, will include singing, faith stories, workshops, and more. Lunch will be provided by the people of
Each workshop will be offered in the morning and afternoon.
- The Ordination Process in the Diocese of Maine with
- Learning to See Hidden Possibilities Among Us with the Committee on Baptismal Ministry
- Finding (and Keeping) Our Deep Inner Peace with the Rev. Jim Gill
- "Circles of Light," the Diocesan Discernment Process with the Rev. Ann Kidder and Canon Vicki Wiederkehr
Seder Passover Service: SWH Congregational Church will present a special Seder service presided over by Oded Cohen of Jews for Jesus on Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Come and participate in a ceremony that has been an annual part of the Jewish life for over 3,500 years.
Concert by the
Best Ever Spaghetti Dinner: Come join us for SWH Congregational Church’s 6th annual dinner to benefit the Westside Food Pantry, Saturday, April 4th, 5-7 p.m. They will be serving homemade meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, bread, and desserts. Cost is $6/person or $25/family.
Emmaus Homeless Shelter Wish List:
coffee, sugar, margarine, butter
plastic twin mattress and pillow covers
quart and gallon storage and freezer bags
prepaid phone cards and postage stamps
dish and laundry detergent and dishwasher tabs; dryer sheets
diapers, baby wipes, baby monitors
trash bags (30 & 13 gallons), toilet paper, paper towels
Lysol disinfectant, Pine Sol, Top Job, glass cleaner and bathroom cleaner
Adult Advil, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Excedrin,
Batteries, pens, markers
Real Relief: With the cost of food and health care skyrocketing, families losing their homes, retirement accounts shrinking and millions of Americans without a job, AARP recently launched www.aarp.org/realrelief, an online resource to help people weather these tough economic times. Created to help individuals and families seeking assistance and guidance, this one-stop online portal offers programs and tools for those struggling to make ends meet, seeking employment or job training, worried about retirement, cutting back on expenses, or protecting investments.
Content on the Real Relief site includes:
· Retiree information─helpful tools and resources for retirees who may be facing economic challenges.
· Programs to help make ends meet─including free tax preparation assistance and help accessing and applying for public benefits.
· Job tips─direction on what to do if you are seeking full or part-time employment; and specific companies that value older workers.
· Tips on protecting your money─learn how to avoid scams, protect your assets, and choose a financial planner.
· Financial calculators─all designed to help you keep your finances on track.
· Money saving tips─suggestions on how and where to cut back on expenses.
· Economic news─featuring specialized articles in AARP Bulletin Today.
The church office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.