Church of St. Andrew
The Reverend C. Clyde Elledge, Rector
December 17, 2017
third Sunday in Advent
This week's readings:
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8
Welcome to Bishop Alan Gates
||Holy Eucharist and baptism
Children will stay in church with their families.
Child care for infants and toddlers
Coffee hour and reception;
Giving Tree gifts for the Plummer Youth Promise are due. Pageant rehearsal
Deadline for requesting Christmas memorial flowers
Contact Kathy Loveland at 781-631-7394. Make checks (any amount) payable to St. Andrew's Altar Guild.
Saturday, December 16, 8 p.m.
Saturday Night in Marblehead presents Appalachian signer and songwriter Deborah Silverstein, acc
ompanied by the Band of Erics. Parish Hall. $15, payable at the door.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services
December 24 Services
4th Sunday of Advent
8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
3 p.m. Pageant
5:30 and 11 p.m. Holy Eucharist
(with music 15 minutes before service)
Christmas Day Service
Community Events of Interest
Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Free, with free-will offering to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. ALL singers & listeners are welcome! If you have a copy of the score, please bring it; there are a few scores available.
Messiah Sing at Old North Church (Marblehead)
Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m.
The Essex Harmony "Yuletide at 10 North" Concert
Tom Jacobs is one of the performers in this a cappella group, which is performing at the home of John Archer, 10 North St., Danvers. $20 at the door (space limited).
This year's stewardship campaign is underway.
Please prayerfully consider your contribution toward the life and ministries of St. Andrew's.
For a pledge card, go to our website,
are now being accepted. If you're interested, please speak with a vestry member or Clyde.
The Century Committee
continues to research needs of the church as we begin planning for 2024, when we'll celebrate 100 years of St. Andrew's. We'll present an interim report at the annual meeting on January 28, and there will be opportunities for parish input after that, before plans are finalized. For more information, contact one of our co-chairs,
Opportunities for Giving
If you took an ornament, please return the unwrapped gift in a gift bag to the tree in the Parish Hall by December 17 for Plummer Youth Promise.
To discover additional ways to volunteer and participate at St. Andrew's, see www.standrewsmhd.org/volunteer.html.
Lotions and Potions
Place small containers of shampoo, toothpaste, etc. in the basket in the Guild Room. They'll be
donated to Lifebridge, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), My Brother's Table, the Inn Between, Inn Transition, and other local nonprofits.
Bring nonperishable foods to the basket outside the Parish Hall. Foods go to the Marblehead Food Pantry and Lifebridge.
Save the Dates
Sunday, January 28: Annual Meeting, after 10 a.m. service
Saturday, April 7: Auction
Saturday, May 5: Rummage Sale
Weekly at St. Andrew's
Junior Choir rehearsal, 4-4:45 p.m. Bring a friend!
Choir rehearsal, 7:30-9 p.m.
Open Way Community Sangha, 8-9 a.m. Peer-led meditation.
Please arrive ten minutes beforehand. Share tea and coffee afterwards.
Monthly at St. Andrew's
Third Sunday at 10 a.m. service during the school year
Usually third Sunday after 10 a.m. service or by appointment
Third Monday, 7 p.m.
My Brother's Table
Serve the first Tuesday; contact
Third Friday. An independent group for all faith traditions. Come to either or both segments: Silent meditation in the Zen tradition, 12:30-1 p.m.;
tea and poetry, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Fourth Saturday, 7 p.m.
to our choir; Choir Director Mary Jodice;
and guest organist Brink Bush,
for last Sunday's Service of Advent Lessons and Carols.
Thanks also for all who helped with the reception.
to JIm Santoro for leading a successful Toy Sale
and to all the "elves" who assisted.
to all who contributed to St. Nicholas Night:
leaders Nat Wysor, Deanna Karwowski, and Claire Wahl, along with
Clyde, Mary, Shauna, the young adults in the skit, singers of all ages, and those who decorated, brought food, set up, and cleaned up.
Here are a few photos of St. Nick's Night.
|Christmas songs in the Parish Hall
Wyman Memorial Church of St. Andrew
The Reverend C. Clyde Elledge, Rector
135 Lafayette Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
and by appointment
Cloister Gallery hours
(subject to occasional change due to church events)
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.