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May 25, 2023

On Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the birthday of the Church and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Join us for worship and stay for our all-parish Pentecost Party & Potluck Picnic (see below).

Each Sunday we worship in person and online. We are always glad when you worship with us. Nursery care is available during worship, and we offer children’s ministry time as well as activity bags to keep little hearts and hands engaged.

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Celebrate Pentecost with Us this Sunday

Rain or Shine!

Potluck Picnic, Church Tours, & Festivities for Kids of All Ages

Our Pentecost Party & Potluck is this Sunday! Barbecue will be prepared and provided by Sandy Shelton. And there will be plenty of delicious sides and treats, plus fun activities for kids young and old. We will be offering church tours as well as an opportunity to participate in our Parish Online Directory. See you after church!

  • Homemade barbecue will be served.
  • Bring a dish to share. Drop it off in the Parish Hall before church. Last names beginning A–G bring Salads & Vegetables; H–P, Desserts; Q–Z, Chips & Sides.
  • Wear red!
  • Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket if you want to sit outside.
  • Take a church tour.
  • Update your photo for the Parish Directory--or add / update your listing!

Last Call for Gift Cards for Baby Yusra

Collection through May 28

The Safi family from Afghanistan recently welcomed the birth of a baby girl, Yusra. We are invited to celebrate this arrival and assist with the family’s needs with donations of Walmart gift cards. Please put your card (in an envelope labeled “Baby Yusra”) in the labeled basket in the office, or hand to Doug Sanecki. You may also give cards to Doug Sanecki at church or call (732-546-5934) or email Doug to arrange for pickup. Our collection is through this Sunday, May 28.

The Gospel of Matthew: Wrap & Recap

Our Gospel of Matthew class led by Samuel Moss concluded this past Sunday. If you missed any of the classes or would like to review, you will find abridged recordings of the lectures for all five classes at the links below.

Lecture Recordings: April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21

Summer Term of Hearing the Gospel Group Bible Study Starts May 31

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Parish Hall

Our Hearing the Gospel Summer Session will begin May 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Each week we read the Gospel for the coming Sunday and follow with group discussion of its meaning in Jesus’ time and how it applies to our lives today. No preparation is required, and all members of the Parish and friends are welcome. Sessions last about an hour and close with Noonday Prayer. To learn more, contact summer facilitators, Charles Kelshaw and Julia Davis, or join us one Wednesday!

Come to a Welcome Breakfast June 4 and Learn about St. Andrew’s

June 4 at 9 a.m.

RSVP by May 30

Want to learn more about St. Andrew’s and how you can connect with our mission? You are invited to a Welcome Breakfast on Sunday, June 4, from 9:00–9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Meet fellow parishioners and ministry leaders and get insight into our mission and outreach. We will answer questions and provide information about the groups and ministries that make St. Andrew’s a vibrant community of faith. And breakfast will be served! Click below to RSVP to Jon Anderson / Jennifer Jones by May 30. We hope to see you there.

RSVP for Welcome Breakfast, June 4

Our Next Children’s Chapel Sunday is June 4

Our next Children's Chapel will be Sunday, June 4, in celebration of the Season of Pentecost. During worship, children will process out of the church as usual during Children’s Ministry Time, but this time we will head downstairs to our Children’s Chapel for a story, thanksgiving, and music with Mr. Riley. We will return during announcements.

It's a Flash Drive! Support the EYC

Now through June 11

Our youth mission trip is just over 2 weeks away. One of the agencies they will assist during their work in Western NC is Housing First, which has helped to reduce chronic homelessness in Asheville by 75%. Even so, when folks move into their new homes, they often lack basic supplies for living in them. Here's where we, the St. Andrew’s parish family, can help! Please sign up below to bring an item (or two!) to fill a Welcome Home Pack for a Homeward Bound family. Then bring donations to church on Sunday or during office hours and put them in the labeled baskets. If you bring them June 4 or 11, you can hand them to our youth who will be outside before church to collect them and personally thank you.

Sign Up to Donate Home Essentials

Being Prepared: Safety at St. Andrew’s

June 11 at 9 a.m.

All are invited to a preparedness presentation at St. Andrew’s on June 11 at 9 a.m., beginning in the sanctuary. We will touch on some of the most common emergencies and issues that occur in church life, discuss how we can respond, and highlight available resources. Ushers, vestry members, and ministry leaders are encouraged to attend.

Poverty and Community Disparities: The History of Racism and Redlining in Greensboro

June 11 after Worship

Plan to attend a special presentation in our Adult Formation offerings by Dr. Stephen Sills, Senior Vice President at the Research, Policy & Impact Center. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Summer Choir Fun Starts June 11

During the summer, all interested adults and teenagers are invited to sing with the Chancel Choir in worship. We meet at 9:00 on Sunday mornings,and we hope to fill the chancel seats with a joyful, summer choir! Contact Ann Doyle to learn more. 

Love Our Livestream? Join the Team!

Our Sunday morning livestream has become an important ministry in our life together and keeps our community connected in worship. Folks who are interested in learning about cameras and microphones are encouraged to join. Volunteers will receive training in the operation of the broadcast system and will work in conjunction with existing volunteers to help stream our services online. Please contact Anderson Burgess if you’re interested!

For High School Grads, Do Just One Thing ...

As you celebrate your seniors’ milestones, be sure to do “Just One Thing” and help them connect with the faith community wherever their next steps take them. It takes only a minute to fill out the short form at the link below. The benefits of being a part of their new community can last a lifetime.

Complete "Just One Thing" Form

Diocesan Offering: Introduction to Dismantling Racism

June 23–24 via Zoom

Racial healing and reconciliation are fundamental to our ongoing spiritual formation. This interactive workshop is designed to deepen our spiritual commitment to dismantle racism as participants in the Jesus movement. Through presentations, prayer, story sharing, videos, and small group discussion, we will explore how the sin of racism impacts all of our lives. We will ground our work together biblically and sacramentally by renewing our baptismal vows—to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of all human beings. Registration is required (click below).

Register for Dismantling Racism, June 23-24

If you can't make the June class, here are remaining 2023 sessions:

July 28, 5-8 p.m., and July 29, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

September 29, 5-8 p.m., and September 30, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

November 10, 5-8 p.m., and November 11, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

VBS Registration is Here & You Can Also Volunteer

Compassion CampLovingkindness Edition: July 24–28, 2023 (9a-12p)

Ages 3-10, $50 per child

Our Vacation Bible School offering for 2023 is “Compassion Camp—Lovingkindness Edition.” All kids ages 3-10 are invited to join us July 24–28. Please sign up at the link below!

We are also looking for volunteers—storytellers, craft supervisors, singers, dancers, shepherds, and general lovers of kids aged 3–10. If you are interested in volunteering for a wonderful week of worship, compassion, learning, and fun, contact Martha Chaires.

VBS Child Registration
VBS Volunteer Signup

St. Andrew's Youth in Pictures

Youth Sunday, May 21

EYC Field Day, May 14

Help Us Feed the Hungry

Thank you for continuing to pick up a burgundy bag and bring it back the following week with your food donations. Items that are especially in demand include:

  • dried beans, rice, pasta
  • canned vegetables, beans, meats, fish

Please leave donations in the church narthex and office hallway, and they will be collected and distributed to One Step Further food pantry by our Missions and Outreach Committee. Your gifts help carry out our mission to feed the hungry in our community.  

Your Generosity Sustains St. Andrew's

We are grateful for your gifts and pledges that sustain St. Andrew’s ministry and our impact in our community. To make a new gift or continue your pledge:

  • Click on the "Thank You..." image.
  • 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 email Ray Marsh at bookkeeper@standrewsgso.org.  

This Week at St. Andrew’s

 Sunday, May 28

Pentecost Sunday

Worship (In-Person & Online) and Children's Ministry, 10 a.m.

Potluck Picnic & Party with Church Tours, 11:15 a.m.


Monday, May 29

Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 30

Staff Meeting, 10:30 a.m.

Chapel Open for Prayer, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

EfM, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 31

Hearing the Gospel, 10:30 a.m.

Choir Rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.


Thursday, June 1

Adult Formation Team Meeting, 10 a.m.

Handbell Rehearsal, 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

Corner Farmers Market, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


Sunday, June 4

Trinity Sunday

Welcome Breakfast, 9-9:45 a.m.

Worship (In-Person & Online) and Children's Chapel, 10 a.m.

EYC Workday at Peacehaven Farm, 2 p.m.

We Pray For

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Extra-Provincial Churches

Some churches within the Anglican Communion are simply too small to be their own province, and they do not connect naturally with nearby geographic areas. We call them extra-provincial churches. For ecclesiastical oversight, they fall under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury. These days there are five such churches: Bermuda, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the Falkland Islands, Portugal (“the Lusitanian Catholic Apostolic Evangelical Church”), and Spain (“the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church”).

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Alban’s, Littleton; St. Matthias’, Louisburg; St. Paul’s, Louisburg

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, Carol Phillips, Charles Claunch, Libby Eberhard, Gwen Snead, Ali Avery, Barbara Van Cleve, George Ellison, David Heflin, Jeff Cummer, Charles Kelshaw, David McGraw, Mark Martin, Maureen Morea, Carolyn Ritchie, Sadique Jaffer, Betty Atwell, Eva Harris, Lynda Sanecki, Stu Jenks, Kathy Shablack, Jean Phelps, Harold Johnson, Bob Emmaus, Judy Gecinger

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

Those expecting: Lindsay Eanes Schipper and Keith Schipper, daughter and son-in-law of Lee Eanes; Anna Bengel and Joshua Greene, daughter and son-in-law of Tony Bengel

Birthdays: Kathy Mills, Laura Shinn, Matthew Siegmund

Anniversaries (Weeks of May 21 & May 28): Skip and Kimberly White, David and AmyRuth McGraw

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 a birthday or anniversary has been missed in the bulletin.

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