Weekly eNews

May 12, 2022

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Join Our Zoom Offering on Parenting and Mental Wellness


Forum & Conversation with Brie Klein-Fowler, LCMHCS


This Sunday, May 15th, at 7:30 p.m.


St. Andrew’s parishioner and experienced family therapist Brie Klein-Fowler will host a virtual conversation for parents on May 15th at 7:30 p.m. Brie will present and explain research on the effects of the pandemic on parents and children and will create a space for open connection and support among parents of kids of all ages. If you are wondering about next steps as society returns to "normal," have struggled with how to support your children through the stress of the pandemic and beyond, or just need a place to connect with other parents who have survived through this unprecedented time, we hope to see you there. Please use the signup link below for this free event.  

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a blessing for those struggling with mental health

o God it is terrifying to feel threatened within - by something invisible, changeable, yet immovable as stone.


God, come help me. I want peace but I never find it.


God have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

Spirit have mercy.


...

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You’re Invited to a Welcome & Forum, May 15th*


Whether you are new to our pews, joined us in COVID, or are ready for a refresher, we invite you to gather before church on May 15th for our Newcomer Welcome & Forum. Meet fellow parishioners, learn more about St. Andrew’s mission, and learn from ministry leaders how to connect with outreach and activities. We will provide information about all that makes St. Andrew’s the special place that it is. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Pat Stultz at patnjoes@gmail.com by May 12th. We hope to see you there! 


* We had originally scheduled the forum to span 2 Sundays, May 15th and 22nd, but we have opted to meet on the 15th only.

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Learn about Confirmation 2022

 

We are thrilled to announce that we have a Confirmation date set for November 13th, 2022! All 8th grade through high school youth and their parents are invited to join us for an interest and informational meeting on Sunday, May 15th, immediately following the service. We'll meet in Herman Hall, downstairs from the sanctuary, and give a brief overview of what confirmation is and what the process entails for our youth this year.

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Join Our Book Study this Sunday


In Racism, not Race, the authors offer a welcome invitation to see ourselves as members of one human race, disputing the widespread assumption that there is a genetic foundation for the racial differences that we observe in our society.


In our weekly study, the discussion is engaging, respectful, and freeing, as we grapple with material from the book. This Sunday, May 15th, we turn our attention to the impact of racism on people of color, reflecting together on Chapter 8: “Driving While Black and….” Join us in the Cloister after church—and bring your coffee!

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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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Start Your Day with Prayer and a Good Breakfast


All men are invited to the monthly Men's Breakfast on Thursday, May 19th. We will meet at Green Valley Grill at 8:30 for prayer, fellowship, and breakfast, of course. If you have questions or want to receive information about upcoming events, contact Charles Kelshaw at 336-549-7652 or drgandolf2003@yahoo.com.

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Youth & Adults: Get Ready for EYC Field Day 2022!

 

Our last "official" EYC youth meeting of the year will be Sunday, May 22nd, 5-6:30 p.m. We'll be having a field day, complete with egg and spoon races, parachute games, water balloon dodgeball, and (gluten-free, nut-free) snacks as prizes. 


Adult parishioners: It's going to be fun, and we'll need a lot of help with this one! Please email martha@standrewsgso.org to volunteer.

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Holy Living, Holy Dying on Sunday, May 29


Join the clergy for a conversation to break the silence about end-of-life planning. We will meet after worship on Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend), in the Cloister. We will offer an overview about how we understand death and dying as Christians, review the Book of Common Prayer burial liturgy, and offer a practical resource for funeral planning to make known and communicate our wishes. We will discuss the mystery of death as a means of affirming God’s precious gift of life. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive a copy of our revised funeral planning guide, please contact Susan Frye at parish@standrewsgso.org.

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Save the Date for a Pentecost Picnic


...and EYC Surprise!*

 

On Sunday, June 5th, we'll gather as a parish for a Pentecost party and potluck picnic on the church grounds! There will be food, fellowship, and activities for kids young and old.


* Youth, take note: Please meet up at 9 a.m. to engage in a secret mission before church. You don't want to miss this! 

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St. Andrew's Pastoral Care Team Is Forming


Pastoral Care is an important part of our life together. In whatever season of life people find themselves, relationships are important. We’re looking for people who are ready to help walk our church family through grief and loss, tear down strongholds and build up healthy foundations through fellowship, and visit or call people in the hospital or at home. If you are a person who likes to listen and share the Good News of Christ’s love with others, we are looking for you! Come join us in this caring ministry. Contact Deacon Pam at deacon@standrewsgso.org.

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Time to Sign Up!


Registration is open through June 13th for our Glory Ridge mission week (July 31August 5)


This year, St. Andrew's youth who are rising 7th graders through graduating Seniors will attend Glory Ridge from Sunday, July 31st, through Friday, August 5th. Located in Madison Caounty in the Blue Ridge mountains, Glory Ridge hosts church youth groups who come for weeklong mission trips to help neighbors in Madison County with urgent home repair needs. Glory Ridge's rustic facilities have been built primarily by volunteers over the years and the camp has always emphasized a combination of "work and worship." In addition to helping with home repair needs, this summer we will also be helping with community projects in the Marshall and Mars Hill area. Click the link below to learn more, including cost information, a detailed daily schedule, and more. 

Read Glory Ridge Information for 2022
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Hot Dog! It's a First Moravian Festival this Saturday 


Peace and blessings to you from First Moravian Church! In the spirit of fellowship with our closest communion church, your parish is invited to attend our first open event to the community at First Moravian since the pandemic started--a Hot Dog Festival!  Meet our new pastor (and Sunset Hills resident) Barbara Styers. Dine on famous Zinzendorf and Norwegian hot dogs and veggie dogs. Please join us Saturday, May 14th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at 304 South Elam Avenue. Click on the link for all the details.

Hot Dog Details
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Support Mustard Seed Community Health on May 21


Mustard Seed Community Health is proud to partner with Greater Greensboro Society of Medical Alliance to present our 2nd annual signature event in Greensboro, Sowing Seeds Rodeo. The event features food truck fare, a flower market, music, Truck Touch for kids, and more. Guests will be treated to balloon artists, and unique opportunity to witness and contribute to the power of community health! 


Mustard Seed Community Health provides essential health services to Guilford County adults and children without insurance and living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Learn more at mustardseedclinic.org

Sowing Seeds Rodeo Details
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As we continue to pray for an end to violence and for those fleeing Ukraine, please also pray for Episcopal Relief & Development and other ecumenical agencies working to respond to the current crisis. Please consider partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development in this response. Visit episcopalrelief.org for more information, or donate using the button below.

Give to Ukraine Crisis Response Fund
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Market Bag Workshop


Let's reduce, reuse, recycle and support our Mission and Outreach program at the same time! 


Join us on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 10 a.m.1 p.m., to help make fabric, reusable market bags to help reduce the need for single-use plastic or paper bags. We have all the materials and an easy pattern which will be broken down in small parts for assembly line production. Sewers, non-sewers, and those who would like to learn are welcomewe have lots of "no skill" jobs! The bags will be sold at the Corner Market at various times throughout the year, with proceeds supporting our Afghan family in the months to come. For more information contact Lynda Sanecki (lsanecki894@gmail.com) or Karen Spencer (kospencer48@gmail.com)

This Week at St. Andrew’s 


Sunday, May 15

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Newcomer Welcome & Forum, 9:00–9:45 a.m.

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

Book Study: Racism, not Race, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Confirmation Information Meeting, 11:15 a.m.

Parenting & Mental Wellness Conversation, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom


Tuesday, May 17

Election Day – Primary Election

(St. Andrew's is a Polling Place)

Chapel Closed


Wednesday, May 18

Hearing the Gospel, 10:30 a.m.

Choir Rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.


Thursday, May 19

EfM (Education for Ministry), 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 21

Corner Farmers Market, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


Sunday, May 22

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

Book StudyRacism, not Race, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

EYC Field Day, 5–6:30 p.m.

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Your Gifts Support Our Ministry & Mission


Your gifts of all sizes support our mission and ministries. To make a new gift or continue your pledge, you may:


  • 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.

 

Quarterly giving statements were emailed this week. If you have any questions about your giving, please reach out to Ray Marsh, our bookkeeper, at bookkeeperstagso@gmail.com. Ray is in the office on Wednesday afternoons.

We Pray For

 

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Scottish Episcopal Church

 

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Saviour, Jackson; St. Matthew’s, Kernersville  

 

Those on our parish prayer list: Mary Stalter, Ella Janssen, Norma Bullock, Moira Ermentrout, 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, Larry Phillips, Sandra Witherspoon, Val Swan, Dick Montgomery, Mike, Jeff Cummer, Linda Shablack, Libby Eberhard, Charles Kelshaw, Camille, Poppy and her parents, Jim and Ali Ostridge, Patrick and Margaret Miller, Julie Jennings, Nancy Brown, Barbara Van Cleve, Frank and Sandy Tatem, Gia Yunker, Karen Moth, Amanda, Ann Hardin, Debbie M., Doug Sanecki, John and Gisela Smith, Mary Lou Strohl, Heather, Ed Morea, Glenn Strohl, Cindy Shane, Jean Phelps, Jeanette Lowe, Sally Brannan, Leslie Ehrlich, Megan Bailey, Amos Fisher, Elaine Williams, Mike Patterson, Jimmy Hyler, Laura Shinn, Julie Dameron, Dan Shumate, the May family, Charles Cottrill, Mark, Becky Claunch, Amelia, Olivia, Elise, Fran Phelan, Traci and Erik, Kirby Richardson

 

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

 

The Departed: Pat Wojtek

 

Those Expecting: Kelly and Cody Lankford, daughter and son-in-law of Holly Grant

 

Birthdays: Mark Stauffer, Lilly Wangelin

 

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

 

 

Please send prayer requests to Susan Frye, Parish Administrator, at parish@standrewsgso.org or 336-275-1651, ext. 1. Names are taken off of our parish prayer list after six weeks. If you would like a name to remain on the list for longer than six weeks, please let Susan know. Please also let Susan know of birthdays or anniversaries we have missed in the bulletin.

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