Jesus heals Jarius' daughter. Mark 5: 21-43
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.

June 27, Fifth 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, June 27
  • Lesson: Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24
  • Psalm 30
  • Epistle: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
  • Holy Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 - "Rise, little girl."
Make Your Offering!
Mail: Send your check to St. Andrew's Treasurer, at 406 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville 62025.
The Week of June 27

  • Sunday, Farewell Evensong for Bishop Martins (Cathedral), 4 p.m. Also available Livestream via Facebook.
  • Tuesday, Holy Eucharist, Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:
  • Independence Day will be celebrated on July 5 online.
  • Fr. Ben will be at Nashotah House for continuing education, July 12-16.

At Evensong this Sunday, we bid farewell to Bishop Martins who, after serving the Diocese of Springfield for 10 years, will be retiring on June 30th. Reflecting on one season drawing to a close and considering what is next, we do well to recall what it is that we and, more importantly, God expects of our bishops.
To help us discern what that is, we have seen the fruits of the Election Committee’s work in the materials put together for the Diocesan Profile. As significant and necessary as these materials are, before any candidate is led to consider our local nuances, they must first wrestle with the significance of the office of bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.
The bishop-elect is exhorted in “The Examination,” found on page 517 of the Book of Common Prayer, with these words at their consecration:
A bishop in God's holy Church is called to be one with the apostles in proclaiming Christ's resurrection and interpreting the Gospel, and to testify to Christ's sovereignty as Lord of lords and King of kings.
You are called to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the Church; to celebrate and to provide for the administration of the sacraments of the New Covenant; to ordain priests and deacons and to join in ordaining bishops; and to be in all things a faithful pastor and wholesome example for the entire flock of Christ.

With your fellow bishops you will share in the leadership of the Church throughout the world. Your heritage is the faith of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and those of every generation who have looked to God in hope. Your joy will be to follow him who came, not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
May it be so with the 12th Bishop of Springfield, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God the Father. 

-Fr. Ben
Success: Helen and Graham Pezza's Lemonade Stand!

Entrepreneurs Helen and Graham Pezza raised $85.15 for St. Andrew's at their Wednesday, June 23 lemonade stand. They had many visitors but pictured above are two well-known in the St. Andrew's family: Fr. Ben Hankinson and Senior Warden Kevin Babb.
Updated Parish Directories

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  • Friends and Former Clergy (Link)

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Election of Committee to Nominate Presiding Bishop Candidates Underway

[ENS] An election is underway for the members of the committee that will select the nominees for The Episcopal Church’s next presiding bishop. (Note: The current Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will complete his third triennium in 2024.)

The Joint Nominating Committee is made up of five lay leaders and five clergy leaders elected by the House of Deputies and five bishops elected by the House of Bishops. The committee’s members typically are elected in person at the meeting of General Convention scheduled three years before the new presiding bishop is to be elected, but because the 80th General Convention was postponed a year to 2022, this committee election is being held online.

Bishops and deputies were invited to begin voting at 8 a.m. EDT on June 8, with the first ballot closing after 24 hours. The result of the first ballot was announced on June 9 on the General Convention Office's results page.

All five bishop seats were filled on the first ballot. The five elected to the committee are Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright, Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime, Central Pennsylvania Bishop Audrey Scanlan and West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf.

Three of the 10 deputy seats were filled on the first ballot. They are Deborah Hines, Steven Nishibayashi, and the Rev. Deborah Jackson.
(Continue at this link.)

Parish Notes

  • Book Sale: Volunteers with strong backs are needed for set-up and take-down for the outdoor book sale on July 2 and 3. Contact Cindy Reinhardt at 618-656-1294 or if you can help.

  • 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.

  • Liturgical ministers: Volunteers are needed to serve as Acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, Intercessors, and Lectors. Contact Fr. Ben if you are interested.

  • Reminder - 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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