St. Andrew's Episcopal Church eNews for May 12, 2021
Have you heard?

We're having a Pentecost Party! Join us on May 23rd, 4-6 p.m., as we celebrate the birthday of the church.
Pinky the Ice Cream Truck will provide frozen treats, and live music will be provided by the Mark Freundt Jazz Haus. There will be activities and games for children of all ages. We will be collecting detergent, cleaning supplies, and socks for infants and toddlers for the YWCA. Bring chairs or a blanket, and wear red!


Congratulations, Class of 2021!
We will recognize our graduates in the online service this Sunday, May 16.
Edy Bynum is graduating from Weaver Academy and will attend Earlham College. Edy is the daughter of Barbara Smith.
Meg Bynum is graduating from Haverford College. Meg is the daughter of Barbara Smith.
Lee Carrico is graduating from Grimsley High School and will attend Lenoir-Rhyne University. Lee is the son of Shane and Melanie Carrico.

Phoebe Dell is graduating from Weaver Academy and will attend University of St. Andrew’s (Scotland). Phoebe is the daughter of Kyle and Erin Dell.
If you know of a graduate we have failed to include, please let us know so we can celebrate their accomplishment! Contact Susan at

A Prayer for our Graduates
In this season of letting go and holding on,
remember the love of God.
The God who formed you and counts the hairs on your head,
the God who dwells in you,
the God who calls you beloved.
In this season of letting go and holding on,
remember the radical compassion of Jesus.
Jesus, who loves you as you are,
who knows your joys and your fears,
who is always calling you to new life.

In this season of letting go and holding on,
remember the presence of the Spirit,
The Spirit, who infuses your days with hope,
who gives you strength and support,
who knits us together with breath.

In these days of great change,
remember you are not alone.
Whatever lies ahead, we go with you.
A community praying for your growth and well-being,
A church that tends the Christ light in your name.

Go forth with God,
Remembering that you are loved.
(by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller, adapted by Rev. Ginny Bain Inman)
Friday May 21, 6-8 p.m.
Pizza Dinner for Parents of Children and Youth

Join us at the home of Craig and Anna Taylor, 117 S. Tremont Drive in Greensboro. Please bring a chair and come enjoy dinner from Sticks and Stones Pizza with other parents from St. Andrews. This is an adults-only event.

RSVP to by Wednesday May 19.
Hearing the Gospel Upcoming Schedule
With the end of our spring schedule on Thursday May 20, we will be changing our meeting dates. We plan to move our meetings to every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning May 26. Starting out, we will continue to use Zoom as our meeting vehicle. The program number (591 492 036) and passcode (802839), as well as the dial in line (1-929-205-6099), will not change.
Hearing the Gospel is a weekly group study of the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday, emphasizing what it meant in Jesus' time and how we apply it today. All members of the parish and friends are welcome to join us. No preparation is required.
Men of St. Andrew's: We need your help
Our previous men's retreats have brought us closer to each other and to God, and we're now planning the next one. We'd like your responses to help guide us, so please click here to take a short survey. 

Please submit your reply by May 31.  
Calling all Rising 6th and 7th graders!

We are working to update our church records and want to extend personal EYC invitations to all our youth who will be eligible to join the EYC. If your child is a rising 6th or 7th grader, please contact Susan Frye at

Youth Confirmation is Coming

The rite of Confirmation is an affirmation of one’s faith and a claiming of baptism. Preparation for youth confirmation allows teens to deepen their discipleship, to ask hard questions, to wrestle with their faith and to explore their own lives in Christ in a safe space. It offers the church an opportunity to support adolescents in their faith journeys. 

Young people are traditionally confirmed when they are in the 8th grade or older. If you are interested in confirmation in fall 2021/spring 2022, please email Rev. Ginny Inman at
Glory Ridge is Aug. 8-13 (Sunday - Friday)

If your youth is interested in attending and/or if you would like more information about this mission trip, please reach out to Rachael Revell at 276-224-0118 or

What is Glory Ridge, you ask? Glory Ridge is a multi-denominational Christian camp in North Carolina, founded in 1973. The camp is located in Madison County on 26 acres overlooking the French Broad River. Youth, chaperones, and college-age youth advisors participate in work projects around the community during the day and enjoy dinner, fellowship, and games in the evening. Learn more at -- or ask us!
Supporting St. Andrew's
Thank you for your financial support of St. Andrew’s. We need and appreciate your gifts. Please review your most recent quarterly statement and contact Ray Marsh at with any questions or concerns. Click here to see the ways you can help us fulfill our mission or, to donate now, just scan the QR Code with your smartphone.
A Prayer for Social Justice

Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

(Book of Common Prayer, page 260)

We Pray for...

Those on our Parish Prayer List: Mary Stalter; Anna Stalter; Ella Janssen; Judy Wells; Norma Bullock; Moira Ermentrout; Laurie Simon Queen; Bruce Adkins; Charles and Rebecca Goodrum; Dee Dee Fulton; Judy Stancil; Maria Wilmoth; Barbara Sherer; Leslie; Johnetta Shablack; Dorothy Cook; Jenna Cottrill; Jimmye Olivey; Karen Hall; Don Lowe; Lynn Palmgren; Jamie Smith; Larry Phillips; Greg Chambers; Paula Pile; Sandra Witherspoon; Val Swan; Dick Montgomery; Mike; David York; Jeff Cummer; Linda Shablack; Sarah Ames; Scott Lee; Dale Brinley; Libby Eberhard; Charles Kelshaw; Camille; Poppy and her parents; Jim and Ali Ostridge; Patrick and Margaret Miller; Page Davies; Julie Jennings; Nancy Brown; Barbara Van Cleve; Frank and Sandy Tatem; Gia Yunker; Karen Moth; Amanda; Ann Hardin; Debbie M.; Jacqui Butcher; Mack Baker; Doug Sanecki; John and Gisela Smith; Galen Hill; Mary Lou Strohl; Heather; Rob James; Ed Morea

Those Serving in our Military: Wes Durham, Tom Stauffer, Paul Zeigler, Stephen Johnson, Benjamin Phillips, Kenneth Gearhart, Alex Reyes, Raymond Harrison, Catharyn Nosek

Those Expecting : Ashley and Chris Courtright, son and daughter-in-law of Cheri and Mark Courtright; Drew and Alice Courtright, son and daughter-in-law of Cheri and Mark Courtright; Emily and Clint Thomas, daughter and son-in-law of Anne Wilkinson and Mike Sanford

Birthdays: Karen Rierson, Jack Sellers, Cindy Shane, Lilly Wangelin

Anniversaries: Mark and Beth Hens, Bill and Kathy Shore, Jeff and Julia Testa

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