Weekly eNews

January 19, 2023

Prayers for Our Pilgrims


Thank you for continuing to pray for those traveling on the Pilgrimage to Selma and Montgomery. They have been carrying our congregation with them this week, and we look forward to their return on Friday.

Come Quilt for Charity this Saturday, Jan. 21!


Join us at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall


The Greensboro Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting a sewing opportunity in the Parish Hall for those who wish to quilt up a storm for local charities. Bring your lunch, machine, and materials for a lap-sized quilt. If you need materials, instructions, or wish to learn more, email Lynda Sanecki.

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.

Due to recent outbreaks of the new strain of COVID in our county and surrounding counties, it is recommended that masks be worn during the service.

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Godly Play Helpers Needed!

 

Have you ever wondered where all of the kids go when they process out of the sanctuary during church? They head over to our wonderful Godly Play Room, upstairs on the bright yellow hall!


Godly Play is a Montessori-based approach to children's formation, teaching the Bible through stories, imagination, and play. Each week, we learn a new story or parable, then the children have time for creative work, painting, molding clay, building, and more.

 

We are looking for extra hands to help with Godly Play during our Sunday worship service this winter and spring. If you are interested in being a part of our children's ministry, please click below to sign up.

Sign Up to Help with Godly Play

EYC this Sunday: Won't You Be My Neighbor?


Jan. 22, 5-6:30 p.m.


All middle and high schoolers are invited to Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Curious? Good! Come find out more this Sunday at 5.


Sign Up for the Bishops' Ball!


January 27-29, Haw River State Park


The Bishops’ Ball diocesan gathering for youth January 27-29 at Haw River State Park. This is an opportunity for middle and high school youth to engage with the bishops, attend workshops, and have fun and fellowship with their peers. There will be music, community building, worship, and a special dinner and dance on Saturday night. The highlight is the dance on Saturday, and both of our bishops will be there, dancing the night away! The cost is $126 for youth and $100 for adults. Some scholarship money is available.

Learn More & Register for Bishops' Ball

Star Words for Epiphany and All Year Long


On Epiphany Sunday we introduced Star Words, a spiritual practice that invites you to set your intention for the new year. You may pick up a Star Word, chalk, and Epiphany at Home handouts at the Chapel entrance.


Click on the buttons below to learn more about Star Words (from Rev. Ginny's Epiphany Sunday sermon) and Chalking of Doors for the new year.

Star Words Introduction
Epiphany at Home 

Gracious God, you sent your son, Jesus, to become like us, so that we might become like him. Bless our home with his presence. May he always be here among us; may he nurture our love for each other, share in our joys, and comfort us in our sorrows. Inspired by his teachings and example, let us make our home a dwelling place of love, which spreads far and wide the goodness of Christ. Amen.

Resources for Spiritual Renewal in 2023

There are some wonderful resources available to you, in print and online, for reflection and spiritual renewal in the new year.


Look for copies of Forward Day by Day and Gospel-Based Discipleship at church outside of the Chapel and in the Narthex.

Forward Day by Day
Gospel-Based Discipleship

Journey through Epiphany: Living Well with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind is a 28-day eCourse from Living Compass with daily readings and prompts.

Journey through Epiphany

You can listen to recorded daily meditations combining music, scripture, and questions for reflection, at Pray As You Go (also available as an app),

Pray As You Go

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. If you don't have a burgundy bag, you may leave your full bags of any color in the "burgundy bag places"the church narthex and office hallway—and they will be collected and distributed.


Items that are especially in demand include:

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


The Outreach Committee supports the year-round collection of canned goods and nonperishable food items for the One Step Further food pantry. Your donations help carry out our mission to feed the hungry in our community.  

Calling All Pancake Lovers!


Shrove Tuesday Is February 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m.


Helper Signup Is Now Open!


We are so excited that our beloved pancake supper will be back this year—in person, in the Parish Hall! Join us for pancakes, sausage, baked apples, and fellowship. Our beloved Men’s Fellowship, who have manned the spatulas for this event through the years, are now recruiting parishioners to help with this event.

Adults, please click the button to sign up!

Sign Up to Help at Pancake Supper

Youth—We need your help, too! 

The men’s fellowship will begin training the next generation (you!) in the ways of Shrove Tuesday this year. If you are able to help serve, bus tables, and hand out door prizes at our pancake supper, please put it on your calendar now. Martha will send details soon.

It’s going to be a great evening. Start spreading the word.

Annual Reports Requested by Jan. 22


It’s time for all committee and group chairpersons to report on what your ministry accomplished in 2022. Please send your report as a Word document (or body of an email) to Susan Frye. Pictures are also welcome.

Your Gifts Support Our Mission & Ministry


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



  • Click on the Giving 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 reach out to Ray Marsh at bookkeeper@standrewsgso.org.  

This Week at St. Andrew’s 


Sunday, January 22, 2023

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

Coffee & Conversation, 11:15 a.m.

EYC: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, 5 p.m.



Tuesday, January 24

Staff Meeting, 10 a.m.

Chapel Open, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

EfM, 6:30 p.m.

Vestry Meeting, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, January 25

Hearing the Gospel, 10:30 a.m.

Choir Rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.


Saturday, January 28

Corner Farmers Market, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


Sunday, January 29, 2023

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

Coffee & Conversation, 11:15 a.m.

Save These Dates!


Sunday, Feb. 12, after Worship

Annual Parish Meeting and Reception


Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper


Wednesday, Feb. 22

Ash Wednesday

We Pray For


Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of North India (United)


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Advocate, Chapel Hill; Chapel of Christ the King, Charlotte; Christ Church, Charlotte


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, Larry and Carol Phillips, Charles Claunch, Libby Eberhard, Gwen Snead, Ali Avery, Brad Stevenson and family, Martha Barrineau, Barbara Van Cleve, George Ellison, David Heflin, Jeff Cummer, Brenda Ames, Charles Kelshaw, David McGraw, Mark Martin, Jeff Richardson, Dorcus Payne, Tony Marple and family, James Stephens, Maureen Morea, Carolyn Ritchie


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


Those traveling on our Pilgrimage, January 17–20: Barbara Cooke, John de Beer, Tricia de Beer, Earnest Graham, Faith Hamilton, Ginny Inman, Charles Kappauf, Shelley Kappauf, Michael McGrew, Samuel Moss, Carol Phillips, Ed Pickup, Douglas Sanecki, Joe Stultz, Peg Thomas, Barbara Van Cleve


Birthdays: Joanne Atwell-Smith, Brittany Collins, Harper Collins, Dylan Denton, Maeve Hollern, Gail Walters, Anne Wilkinson  


Anniversaries: Cory and Rebecca Rayborn


Please send prayer requests to parish@standrewsgso.org or call 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 us know. Please also tell us if you know of a birthday or anniversary that we missed in the bulletin.

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