October 6, 2019
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
 
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
OCTOBER 6, 2019
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS


Please join us for worship as we delight in God’s creation. Each service will begin with the Blessing of the Animals.

Worship this week
Sunday Morning:
 8:30 am Holy Eucharist
9:30 am Holy Eucharist
11:00 am Holy Eucharist
Readings for 10-6-19
First Reading: Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Holy Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
Coming up the rest of the week
10/9 Wed
10/9 Wed
10/10 Thurs

10:00 am
11:00 am
6:30 pm
Holy Eucharist
Study Group
Spirit & Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Welcome Visitors
 If you are new to St. Andrew's, please fill out the welcome card in the pew racks and place into the offering plate or return to Rev. Shariya at the end of the service.
Happening Around the Church . . .

Offering Plate Card.  Are you a loyal supporter of St. Andrew’s but use digital payments, or write checks monthly, quarterly or sporadically? When the plate is passed, have you felt awkward not having an envelope or check to put in? You are not alone! To address this situation we are introducing the “Offering Plate Card.” Look in any of the small racks at the back of every pew. You will find an Offering Plate Card with the wording:

May this card serve as a symbol of my pledge of treasure 
to God and to St. Andrew’s, which I fulfill regularly
by check or automatic payment.

Put it in the plate and it will be blessed along with everyone else’s contributions!
Coming up
Coming Up: Middle School Youth Group meets 6:30-8 on Friday, October 18th; HSYG meets Saturday, October 19th from 7-9PM for the HAUNTED ISLE!
Please complete the 2019-20 Medical and Media Release and bring the completed and signed form to youth group! Thank you!

SPECIAL PARISH MEETING, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10:30 AM -- We will have a special parish meeting to approve draw down from the endowment for the installation of a new septic system and a supplemental drawdown for the 2019 budget shortfall. Please plan to attend.

Episcopal Church in Connecticut Annual Convention, Sunday October 27. Convention Eucharist in Hartford at 11:00am. Only one service of Morning Prayer at St. Andrew’s at 9:30 a.m.  As many of us as are able are encouraged to attend worship at the diocesan convention in Hartford – please see details below.  Come worship with your sisters and brothers across Connecticut at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT and hear the Good News as proclaimed by the Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris, the first woman to be consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion. Our venue this year allows us the unique opportunity to hold a worship service where all are welcome to attend and take part in our sacramental life. Prior to worship, there will be a light breakfast offered at the Convention Center for all attendees, an excellent opportunity to connect with your fellow Episcopalians from around the state. Registration for Sunday is free but requires separate registration from your Convention registration. Anyone who wishes to participate in worship at this year's Annual Convention needs to reserve a spot for themselves using https://conventionworship2019.eventbrite.com/.

St. Andrew's will be supporting another Raise the Roof build on Saturday, November 9 th The latest build at 39 Elliot Street in New Haven is well under way and this is the last scheduled build day for the property. Contact (matt_valentine@hotmail.com) Matt Valentine for additional information and to volunteer.

2019-2020  Middle School Youth Group! 

October 18th - 6:30-8P - Friday. Halloween Fun! 

November 1st - 6-8/9P - Friday. Meals-to-Go cooking event. Parent helpers wanted and welcome.

December 13th - 6:30-8P - Friday. Cookie baking for our homebound parish family. Bring sugar cookies to decorate or a batch of dough to bake!

December 15th - 12-2P - Sunday. Light lunch and caroling with parish families.

December 17th - 11:15A - 2P* - Tuesday. Pizza People toiletry and gift giving on the New Haven Green. 

January 10th - 6:30-8P - Friday. Performing arts night - Improv anyone?! Learn to do improv and why it can help you in life!

February 7th - 6-8P - Friday. Laser Tag.

March 6th. 5:00-8p. Friday. Ronald McDonald House tour and dinner prep for families of children being treated for cancer. 

April 25th - 9A-12P. Saturday. Green-Up Clean Up. Let’s pick a place in town to make shine!

May 15th - 6:30-8P. Friday. End of year BBQ and celebration!
*This is a school day, but students will attend classes all morning. Pickup at schools at 11:15A. 

Seen around the church
On our prayer list . . .
Joel, Sarah, Sydney, Bailey, Bob, Margaret, Judy, Corey, Paul, Kim, Janet, Florence, Heidi, Rick, Daniel and AJ, Madeline, Lloyd, Stephen, Joe, Orion, Paul, Greg, Johnnie, Karen, Suzanne, William, Sarah, Candace, Rosemary, Andrew, Marvin, Mike, Don and Nancy, Chuck, Dick, Emma, Jay, Susan, Catie, Carol, Ella, Carol, Deborah, Helen, Claudia, Libby, Robin, Charlie, Linda, Sandra, Becky, Lillian, Joe, Heather, Elise, John and Annette, Lucy, Mary Jaye, Linda and Art S-C, Barbara, Rosa, Brinley, Ann S., Marcia, George, Eileen, Jackie Jane, Richard, Bruce, Steve, Joanne and Charles, Jeanette, Pat, Susan, Martha, Don, Joie, Joanne, Lisa , Bob, Jon, Helen K., Mary, Leah, Marissa.

Emma Rodgers
Mike Casey                
Eric Hill
Joe Barber and his family
Ron Gagnon
Emine Gjemnica
Jeff Colburn
Barbara Garneau
Spencer Grimes
Celia Richards
Amy Lawrie
Peter Dodington
Business matters . . .
Counters Needed – We have created 5 teams of counters who gather at noon on Sundays to count the offering. One of the teams has lost one of their counters. If you are interested in becoming a counter, please let Lucinda Embersits or Barb Gibbons know. Thank you.
STOP and SHOP CARDS. The purchase of Stop & Shop cards provides an additional opportunity, over and above our pledging, to help support St. Andrew's while you buy your groceries. 5% of all card purchases go directly to St. Andrew's when paid for with cash or a personal check. Buy Stop & Shop cards after each service or during the week in the church office. We do accept Visa, Master Card and Discover but then we only net about 2 1/2% for St. Andrew's.