Jesus as carpenter with Mary & Joseph. Stained glass window, St. Bavo Cathedral, Belgium.
Weekly parish news and Sunday service information
Fr. Ben Hankinson
Celebrant for all services.

If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask and observe social distance.

July 4, Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Holy Eucharist | Rite I, 8 a.m. | Rite II 10 a.m. (Sung)

In-person attendance for up to 75 worshippers
Facebook Live at 10 a.m.
Coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service.
Readings for Sunday, July 4
  • First Lesson - Ezekiel 2:1-5
  • Psalm 123
  • Epistle - 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
  • Holy Gospel - Mark 6:1-13 - "Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house."
  • Stained glass image related to the Holy Gospel: Photo 83185213 / Carpenter Jesus © Jorisvo | Dreamstime
Make Your Offering!
Mail: Send your check to St. Andrew's Treasurer, at 406 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville 62025.
The Week of July 4

  • Independence Day service, Monday, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:
  • Fr. Ben will be at Nashotah House for continuing education, July 12-16.
Book Fair Clearance:
$1400 in Sales!

At 5:20 p.m. today, Cindy Reinhardt reported that about 2800 books had been sold in the weekend clearance sale, netting about $1400 in profit for St. Andrew's. (Final totals will be announced tomorrow.) A few unsold books are being held for the Relay for Life book sale in a few weeks; the rest are being sent to Goodwill and various schools. Cindy indicated she was very appreciative of all the volunteers, including some younger members of the parish!
Donate School Supplies for Area Children in July

Volunteers are getting ready to fill backpacks with school supplies. Nancy Dickens will deliver donations from parishioners to the Glen-Ed Pantry after church on July 11. Please bring your donations to Pearson Hall by July 11.

Alternatively, contributors can write a check directly to the Glen-Ed Pantry so that staff can purchase supplies. Checks should be made out to “Glen-Ed Pantry” and mailed to Glen-Ed Pantry c/o Amy Poos, 125 Fifth Avenue, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Please write “from St. Andrew’s” in the memo line. Thank you.

 -Nancy Dickens
Jim Weingartner
A Saint, a Martyr, and a Movie

On July 6th, the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and my favorite movie are interrelated. The movie is the 1966 blockbuster (six academy awards), “A Man for All Seasons.”

The title refers to Sir Thomas More, played by Paul Scofield, a renowned 16th-century English scholar, jurist, and author, most notably for his book “Utopia” depicting an imaginary society based on reason that avoided most of Europe’s ills. But More was also an active participant in the treacherous politics of King Henry VIII’s (portrayed by Robert Shaw) tumultuous reign, serving as Henry’s Lord Chancellor from 1529 to 1532. The movie, based on Robert Bolt’s play of the same name, oversimplifies and misstates some of the history of that time but gets the essentials more or less correct.

Martin Luther had launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517 to which More, a supporter of the church of Rome and an upholder of papal authority, was vehemently opposed. So, too, was Henry, and More assisted the king in writing “Defense of the Seven Sacraments,” an anti-Lutheran polemic dedicated to Pope Leo X and published in 1521, for which the pontiff honored him with the title “Defender of the Faith.” By the time More became Lord Chancellor, however, Henry’s position on papal supremacy had changed. He sought an annulment of his marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon so that he could marry Ann Boleyn, but Pope Clement VII refused to cooperate. The result was England’s break from the Roman church in 1534 and the establishment of the Church of England with Henry as its supreme head. This church promptly granted him the desired annulment.
By that time, his rejection of royal church policy had caused More to resign as Lord Chancellor. Although he could not accept the separation of the English church from Rome and the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Queen Catherine, he is depicted in the film as expressing to his skeptical wife Alice (Wendy Hiller) his confidence that if he remained silent on the matter, he would be safe. More was mistaken. When he refused to take an oath recognizing the king as supreme governor of the church in England, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

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Join Parish Friends for Tuesday Lunch!

Ken Kelley invites parishioners to lunch on the second Tuesday of the month, possibly beginning in August or September. Charlie's Lunch Bunch has been "down" during the pandemic closure but Ken and others are interested in starting it up again. One issue to resolve, however, is the location. Sugo's, previously the CLB Tuesday location, is not currently offering lunch specials. A similar restaurant, Bella Milano, has a few lunch specials but not as many as in prior summers.

If you are interested in reviving the CLB, take a look at the menus (Bella link), Sugo's link) for these two restaurants, then send Ken a note or see him at church. Let him know if either of these locations with these menus would be a good choice for lunch for you.
Bella patio
Sugo's outdoor dining
Updated Directories

  • Parish Directory (Link)

  • Friends and Former Clergy (Link)

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Parish Notes

  • Glen-Ed Pantry Celebrates 40 Years of Service - The Pantry will have its 40th year Gratitude Gathering for the entire community on September 25. Please save the date. St. Andrew’s played a large role in the opening and initial operation of the Pantry. If you remember those early days, please share your recollections and stories by contacting Nancy Dickens by phone at 618-292-8036 or by email at

  • Altar Flowers - If you wish to remember or honor a special person on their birthday, anniversary, or other, consider making a $25 gift to the Flower Guild to cover the cost of flowers on a particular Sunday. You may sign up online at this link.

  • Reminder re Sim Memorial Service - If you are planning to attend the August 21 memorial service for Pat Sim at Meridian Village, please email the church office at this address: Father Steve Weissman will be the celebrant for the service at Meridian Village. A reminder and further information will be provided in a subsequent newsletter closer to August 21.
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