Weekly eNews

August 4, 2022

Glory Ridge Week Is Winding Down


Our Glory Ridge Team returns to us tomorrow. Please continue to include them in your prayers as they wrap up their week together. Pickup time is Friday at 1 p.m. in the Kensington St. parking lot. Click on the button below for a glimpse into their time together.  

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Our Living the Liturgy Sermon Series Continues


What is liturgy and why is it important in our faith? This series will explore why we do what we do each Sunday in worship. We will reflect together on how liturgy connects with and shapes our daily lives.

Last Call to Play Ball!


Join us next Thursday, August 11th, for a parish outing to see the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Game time is 6:30, and we will meet outside the ballpark when gates open at 6:00. A block of seats has been reserved for St. Andrew’s. Please call or email the office to reserve your tickets, and bring payment ($10 per ticket) to the office or mail checks to: Bookkeeper, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2105 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403. We will provide details early next week on a game night meeting plan and place.

It’s Time to Make Supper for Abundant Life


Our next date for Abundant Life meal preparation is this Tuesday, August 9th. If you would like to get involved with this ministry, please contact the Rev. Barbara Cooke at bjcooke58@gmail.com

Urgent Appeal from the Corner Market for Help with SNAP


The good news from the Corner Market is that, weekly, they are doubling the food budgets for 30 to 40 families receiving SNAP benefits. The bad news is that they are burning through funds more quickly than anticipated due to unprecedented pressure on family budgets. A number of organizations and people in our community have stepped up to the plate for 2022. Recently the Weaver Foundation provided a $7500 matching donation. The Corner Market has raised $2500 and is putting out a call to match the rest.  


You can donate by clicking here; mailing a check to, Neighborhood Markets, 712 S. Elam Ave., Greensboro NC 27403; or visiting the yellow market tent on Saturday mornings to donate by cash, check, or card. Everything is matched, and it’s all tax-deductible.


If you’d like to know more about the details of the program and the current need, click here for the full message from Corner Market Directory, Kathy Newsom.  

Join Our Next Men’s Breakfast Next Friday


All men are invited to the monthly Men’s Breakfast. Join us at Green Valley Grill on Friday, August 12th, at 8:30 for good food and good fellowship. Contact Charles Kelshaw at 336-549-7652 or drgandolf2003@yahoo.com with questions. 

Mark Your Calendar for Affordable Housing 101—August 14th & 21st


Join the Rev. Pam Haynes and community guests for a two-part course on the affordable housing crisis in our community. In week one, we will learn about unmet housing needs, how we got to this point, and how housing has become a systemic tool to divide people. Week two will focus on work being done to make safe and affordable housing accessible for all, and the ways we can join in these efforts in Guilford County. 

Make a Bag that Makes a Difference


Join us on August 18th, 19th, & 20th at 10 a.m. to help make fabric, reusable market bags. These works of art reduce the need for single-use plastic or paper bags and will be sold to raise funds to support the Safi family in the months to come. We have all the materials and an easy pattern, broken into small jobs for assembly line production. Sewers, non-sewers, and those who would like to learn are welcome—we have lots of “no skill” jobs! If you prefer sales, we could really use your help selling the beautiful bags at the Corner Market on August 27th. Contact Lynda Sanecki (lsanecki894@gmail.com) or Karen Spencer (kospencer48@gmail.com) for details. 

Funeral for Nancy Quigley Is August 25th


You are invited to join us to celebrate the life of Nancy Quigley on Thursday, August 25th, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. 

You’re Invited to Education for Ministry this Fall


Education for Ministry, or EfM, is an adult formation program provided by the School of Theology at Sewanee / The Univ. of the South. St. Andrew’s has openings for new students in its class which will meet on Tuesday evenings, 6-8:30, beginning in September. EfM students study the New & Old Testaments, church history, and modern religious thought, and explore our baptismal call to ministry in our own lives and in the world. If you would like to join the class or learn more about EfM, contact one of St. Andrew’s two co-mentors, Brenda Swearingin (swearinginbl@guilford.edu, 336-423-6876) or Bonne Cornwell (cornwellbl@bellsouth.net, 336-404-8694).

A Beloved St. Andrew’s Tradition Continues: Deck the Halls Set for December 3, 2022


This is so much more than a “mark your calendar” notice. This is a warning and an invitation. Be warned ... that there will be many posts in the weeks ahead as the many parts of Deck the Halls come together. And the invitation? To give something of yourself and your treasury of time and talent to the success of Deck the Halls. To be even more generous because it is so worth it.


What matters most to you? Raising funds to help those in need? Demonstrating our faith in action to our neighbors? Building fellowship by working together? All of this—and more—is our annual fundraiser for Mission and Outreach, Deck the Halls. Share the Love!

It’s Time to Expand the Circle


We are now ready to expand the circle of support for the Afghan Safi family and need help with things like future medical appointments, periodic collections of food from Out of the Garden, school runs (when the bus doesn’t arrive!), minor home improvements, etc. If the Spirit moves you to join “Team Safi” and connect with this beautiful family while assisting with some of the roles described, please reach out to any of us listed below.


Doug Sanecki, dpsanecki@gmail.com

Kathryn Crowe, kmcrowe71@gmail.com

Barbara Cooke, bjcooke58@gmail.com

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10 a.m., in-person and online. Nursery care is available during worship, and we offer children’s ministry time as well as activity bags and weekly handouts to keep little hearts and hands engaged.


Masks are optional at all church events for the fully vaccinated. You are always welcome to wear a mask, and those serving Communion and working with our children will still mask. 

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We Have an Online Directory? And There’s an App for That?


Yes! And we need your updates! We are asking for your help this month to make sure all member information is included and updated in our directory.

 

Please check the directory for your listing by August 31st.

You can view our church directory online or via the free mobile app:


  • For the directory ONLINE, go to members.InstantChurchDirectory.com and follow the prompts under “Sign In” to “Create a login now.” Please remember, you must confirm your email address before you can sign in.


  • For the free mobile APP, search for “Instant Church Directory” to get the download at the Apple® App store in iTunes®, Google Play™ store, or Amazon Fire App Store.

 

You will need to use the email address for you that is listed in our directory to create a log-in the first time you use the directory online and via the mobile app.


If your email address is not listed in the directory, or if you have any other directory-related questions, please contact us – by email – at directory@standrewsgso.org.

 

If you do not have a way to access the directory online or in the app, please call the office at 336-275-1651, ext. 1, so we can create a paper copy for you.

 

Need help or have questions? 

Please email for assistance, at directory@standrewsgso.org.

Remember Your Burgundy Bags!


The Outreach Committee supports the year-round collection of canned goods and nonperishable food items for the One Step Further food pantry. The need for donations increases in the summer when schools are out. Please continue to pick up a burgundy bag from the narthex and bring it back the following week with your donations. You may also pick up and drop off bags outside the office. Thank you for supporting our Greensboro neighbors. 

Episcopal Relief & Development at Work

Deadly flooding and fires in southern and western parts of the US are displacing thousands and creating a financial burden on the most vulnerable. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with church and local partners to provide help where it’s needed the most. Your swift response and compassionate gift to the Episcopal Relief & Development Disaster Fund will provide supplies to help communities in Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, California, and other places make a full and sustained recovery. Visit episcopalrelief.org to make a contribution today.

Thank You for Your Summer Gifts


We are grateful through these summer months for your gifts and pledges that sustain the mission and ministry of St. Andrew’s.


To make a new gift or continue your pledge, please:



  • Donate at abundant.co/standrewsepiscopalch/give.
  • Use the “Abundant Giving” app, choosing "St Andrew’s Episcopal Church" in Greensboro.
  • Mail a check to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Bookkeeper, 2105 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403.

 

If you have questions about your giving, please reach out to Ray Marsh at bookkeeper@standrewsgso.org. Ray's schedule has recently changed, and he is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You Can Help Provide Humanitarian Assistance to People Fleeing Ukraine


Please continue to pray for an end to violence and for those fleeing Ukraine, as well as for Episcopal Relief & Development and other ecumenical agencies working to respond to the current crisis. To offer financial support for their response, visit episcopalrelief.org or donate using the button below.

Give to Ukraine Crisis Response Fund

This Week at St. Andrew’s 


Sunday, August 7

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Summer Choir Rehearsal, 9–9:45 a.m.

Worship In-Person & Online, 10 a.m.


Tuesday, August 9

Staff Meeting, 10 a.m.

Chapel Open, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Abundant Life Meal Delivery, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, August 10

Hearing the Gospel, 10:30 a.m.


Thursday, August 11

Grasshoppers Game, 6 p.m.


Friday, August 12

Men's Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.


Saturday, August 13

Corner Farmers Market, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


Sunday, August 14

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Summer Choir Rehearsal, 9–9:45 a.m.

Worship In-Person & Online, 10 a.m.

Affordable Housing 101 Part 1, 11:15 a.m.

We Pray For


Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in the Province of the West Indies

 

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Luke’s, St. Matthew’s, and St. Paul’s, all of Salisbury

 

Those on our parish prayer list: Mary Stalter; Norma Bullock; Moira Ermentrout; Maria Wilmoth; Johnetta Shablack; Jimmye Olivey; Patrick and Margaret Miller; Ed Morea; Cindy Shane; Julie Dameron; Traci and Erik; Barbara Cernansky; Ella Janssen; Dick Montgomery; Gabriel; Doug Sanecki; Herb Turner; Pauline Tatum; Larry and Carol Phillips; Charles Claunch; Libby Eberhardt; Temple Pearson; Sarita Cross; Gwen Snead; Ali Avery; Brad Stevenson and family; Martha Barrineau; Kelly, Cody, and Boyd Lankford; David McGraw

 

Births: Welcome Cody “Boyd” Lankford, Jr., son of Kelly and Cody Lankford, grandson of Holly Grant.

 

Those serving in our military: Tom Stauffer, Paul Zeigler, Stephen Johnson, Benjamin Phillips, Kenneth Gearhart, Alex Reyes, Raymond Harrison, Catharyn Nosek

 

The Departed: Nancy Quigley

 

Those Expecting: Jessie and Richard Girardin, granddaughter and grandson-in-law of Jean and Ed Phelps

 

Birthdays: Barb Cronin, Jai Jordan, AmyRuth McGraw

 

Anniversaries: Robin Bartlett and Ken Byrd, Karen and Leon Spencer, Fran and Geoff Swan


Please send prayer requests to Susan at parish@standrewsgso.org or 336-275-1651, ext. 1. Names remain on our parish prayer list for six weeks. If you would like a name to be on the list for longer, please let Susan know. Please also tell Susan if you know of a birthday or anniversary that was missed in the bulletin.

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