Getting More Jesus in the New Year
Ideas from Mother Brenda
Dear ones, I have a couple of ideas of how to kick-off the new year with some great spiritual habits. 1) Consider subscribing to the "Brother Give us a Word" mini-meditation (Society of Saint John the Evangelist is an Episcopal monastic order in Boston). 2) Purchase this book of daily meditations. It's a collection of short excerpts from the writings of theologian Henri Nouewen. 3) Download the "d365 Daily Devotionals" app on your phone. It's the kind of format you can do by yourself, with your family, or with a group. 
Christmas Gratitude
Many thanks!
Our guests at the Food Pantry and Saturday Showers were thrilled with your generosity. In total, 250 stuffed animals, $25 gift cards, and packages of children’s pajamas were given away. What a wonderful way to shine God’s light and love into our community!
Office Closure
Monday, 12/26 & 1/2
Our dedicated office team will be enjoying their holiday on the Mondays following Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Vestry Candidate Bios Available
Election 1/22/23 @ 11:15am
Once again, due to the dedication of our Vestry Nominating Committee (Jenna Dustan-Chair, Sharon Doar-Toth, Jim McClennan, Betsy Vaughn & Neville Willsmore), we have a stellar slate of Vestry Candidates! Click here to read their bios, and plan to join us for the Annual Meeting on Jan. 22, when we’ll elect them.
Winter Shelter Dates
Feb. 5-19, 2023
Due to the expansion of our Food Pantry operations, we will collaborate with Bethlehem Lutheran to house several families as part of the Interfaith Rotational Shelter program. Guests will sleep and eat at Bethlehem, and St. Andrew’s will help provide meals as well as serve as greeters and overnight hosts. We’ll post a Sign-up Genius in January, but if you have questions, or want to be a coordinator, please contact Dan Vaughn.
We’re Counting on your Pledge
Please submit ASAP
As of Today, 91 households have pledged a total of $451K toward our goal of $532K. To meet our increased expenses, we’re hoping you consider a 10% increase over last year’s giving. You can mail in your form, or pledge online. Learn more about the pledging process by clicking here.
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday School is on break this week and next. Please join us next week in church for a special Epiphany celebration. Sunday School resumes January 15th.
Worship Livestream
If you can't join us in person click here to join the livestream worship. If the livestream is unsuccessful, there will be a recorded version posted to the website on Tuesday of the following week. Click here to access this week's bulletin. If you enjoy participating in this new version of online worship, make sure you hit the thumbs-up button below the video or leave a comment!
Save the Date
  • 1/1, 9:30am (only)– Morning Prayer + Eucharist
  • 1/8, 11:15am - Aging Gracefully Disscussion
  • 1/15, 10am - Meet the Candidates
  • 1/15, 6pm - Chanted liturgy w/ Heather
  • 1/19, 6:30pm– Liturgy of Prayer for Christian Unity @ St. Patrick's
  • 1/26, 7pm– Affordable Housing Forum, Parish Hall
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