ST. ANDREW &
EVENTS & NEWS
JANUARY 27, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Psalm 15; Micah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12
Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Usher: Fred Benson
First Lesson & Psalm: Elise Felton
Second Lesson: Mary Vekasi
Prayers: Ann Benson
Chalice: Rita Redfield
Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00);
Altar Guild: Dean Henry
Flowers: Susan Buell
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – A service that offers healing and hope to all.
Sunday Forums at 9:00 a.m.
The public is invited.
On January 30, the Sunday Forum embarks on a three-part series of discussions focused on a provocative book by Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. Tickle, a lay minister in the Episcopal Church, recently received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Yale in recognition of the high quality of some 20 books she has written. As one critic notes, The Great Emergence is one of those rare books that "make things make sense." Tickle sees a pattern of monumental shifts roughly every 500 years in the history of religious thought and authority. Around 1000 A.D. western Christendom suffered a great schism; shortly after 1500 A.D., the great Protestant reformation occurred. Now the "Great Emergence" signals a new spirituality, fresh opportunities for religious commitment without denominational barriers, and a renewed passion for social justice.
January 30, Sarah Flynn, will lead discussion on "The Great Emergence: What is it?"
February 6, Jennifer Reece, an ordained Episcopal priest, will lead discussion on the heart of Tickle's book: "How we got here"
February 13, Ted Fletcher, Senior Warden at
v v v v v v v v v v v
Episcopal Relief and Development:
Haiti One Year Report may be viewed at www.er-d.org/Haiti
News from US Disaster Program may be viewed at www.er-d.org/LamplightNewsletter
Island Connections – Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals and groceries, to drive neighbors to healthcare appointments, and to shopping and community centers. As MDI's population ages Island Connections is getting more requests than ever. Often it’s just a short drive to a healthcare appointment or grocery store and back. Island Connections match neighbors' requests with drivers' availability and geographic preferences. Call Mary Parker at 288-4457 for more information.
Westside Food Pantry: Open the first Sunday (12:00-2:00) and third Sunday (12:00-1:00) of the month. The Food Pantry committee meeting will be held after church on Sunday, January 30- 11:30-1:00. Questions? Susan- 244-3124 and Dean- 244-3935.
U U U U U U U
Keep in your prayers this week: Barbara, Vonnie, Patti, Ron, Scott, Mark, Josh, Chelsea, Jim, Pete, Elizabeth, Ian and Oren, Ted, Ezra, Jonathan and Stella.
Military Casualties (January 17-20)
Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew &
Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the spirit of ministry which is our heritage. We acknowledge your call to continue serving each other and the people in our community through open hearts and open doors. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we seek funding and plan expansion of the facilities, including accessibility for all at St. John. Inspire us to share faithfully the love that you have revealed to us through the ministry and sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.