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Wednesday, June 14, 2017  Weekly e-newsletter

Saint Andrew's Vacation Bible School News

We have been spending a wonderful VBS week with about 30 plus Saint Andrew's children, youth and friends, learning about the life of Paul in Rome and the Underground Church. 
Also, a big thank you to the kitchen crew for the wonderful meals! 

Saturday, June 17 at Saint Andrew's:

A Community Engagement training will be held  this Saturday, 9:00-noon, at Saint Andrew's. We'll have a light breakfast available. After a shared time of training with St. Francis, we will break into our own group to do specific work on our next steps.

For returning workshop members, or parish members who are new to the training, please RSVP to  Mary Lenn Dixon.

Sunday June 18, 2017

Please remember our Summer Service Schedule:
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

All are invited for Coffee & Fellowship after each service in the parish hall.

Have you Signed up for is a text-based system that is designed to send important messages from Saint Andrew's such as reminders for special worship services, weather & traffic news affecting our church, and event/program updates or schedule changes.
How do you sign up?
Simply text "@standrews2" to the number 81010. You will receive a welcome text from Remind. 
Please note - when prompted if you are a "student/parent/teacher" - please just select student or parent. (This system was designed for schools therefore uses certain terminology for school use.) Contact Alison Sawyer, with questions.

Thank you for staying connected!  
Saint Andrew's Upcoming Events & Ministry Announcements:
July Parish Potluck & Game Night - Wednesday, July 5

Thanks to all who participated in our June Potluck and Game Night! If you missed the last one, plan to attend 
on July 5th, 6 p.m. in the parish hall.
Bring a game and dish to share!

Save the Date! Reception for Matt and Heather StoneThe Parish is invited to a special reception to welcome Matt and Heather Stone on July 13, 6 p.m. in the parish hall. 

Status of Church Library:
In order to create an office for Matt Stone, our new Curate, we have found it necessary to suspend the operation of the Church Library. We are in the process of developing a new location for this part of Saint Andrew's ministry. Additional information will be forthcoming. 
Persons wishing to turn in books previously checked out, please place them in the box identified for that purpose in the parish hall.  Thank you, The Church Library Committee

Send us your summer trip photos!  We want to hear from you this summer! Send photos of your trips, or bring back a bulletin from a church you visit, just post the bulletins on the white bulletin board in the parish hall. Send photos to Alison Sawyer,

Summer E-news: The e-news will be published every other week this summer. If you have something to send in the announcements, contact Alison Sawyer,

New Community Conference, July 19-22 at Camp Allen 
Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Clergy and Lay Conference, slated for  July 19-22 at Camp Allen. The theme is Affirming Life, Liberty and Justice. "The New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a venue for us to learn from one another as we strive to live together as the beloved community," said the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Episcopal Church Director of Ethnic Ministries Department. Please let Father Daryl know if you are interested in attending, 

We are planning some wonderful events this year as part of our 150th Celebration. Please mark your calendar!

Friday, October 6 -  First Friday Open Doors & Birthday Party for our Parish- Community celebration

Thursday, November 2  -All Soul's Day-Remembrance for all departed, Choral Evensong

Saturday, December 9-  Celebration Luncheon-Phillips Event Center

Sunday, December 10  - Commemoration service of Saint Andrew's Sesquicentennial, with C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop,  Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Youth News & Summer Fellowship

Youth Dinner- Wednesday, June 21st
Youth (7th and up) and families are invited to the home of Joan and Hugh Magers for dinner & fellowship, 6:00 p.m. (Address: 11785 Durrand Street, College Station.)

While Harrison Pavlasek is serving an internship in Austin, please c ontact Julie Vilas, or Alison Sawyer, for more information .

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Happy Birthday and Anniversary to those celebrating this week, June 14-28.

Happy Birthday!

6/14 AnnMarie Hinton
6/14 Austin Hernandez
6/16 Judy Winn
6/16 Lonny Tanel
6/16 Grace Crouch
6/19 Art Hobbs
6/20 Derek Song
6/21 Sandy Petty
6/21 Jack Sawyer
6/21 Audrey Lowey
6/25 Jeff Waskom
6/26 Harold Boas
6/27 Stephanie Sale Singleton
6/27 Rachel Neal
6/27 Michael Burnett
6/28 Aron Nelson

Happy Anniversary!

6/16 Ben and Lori Smith
6/24 Jennifer and Michael Nations
6/25 Billie and Dutch Elmendorf
What's happening in the Episcopal Community:

Fr. Bill Miller (Author of "Gospel According to Sam") will be signing books at Barnes and Noble Saturday,  July 1st.  On  Sunday, July 2 he will be speaking at St. Thomas and preaching at St. Francis.  Saint Andrew's  community is invited for lunch at Saint Andrew's, following the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, contact 
Aneya Elbert,,  Ministries Coordinator
St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Theater Camp at St. Thomas, College Station, will host a new theater summer camp for children, ages pre-K through 6th grade.  July 24-28th. Click here to learn more. 

Spiritual Formation School Accepting Applications
FIND, a school for spiritual formation, now offers programs in both spiritual direction training and spiritual formation for ministry. Applications will be accepted until June 30. See for more information and an application form. Or contact Kathleen Phillips 979-324-4302 or

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