Holy Eucharist Rite II, Sunday, June 14
Live-streamed at 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite I, Sunday, June 14
Open to Ten Pre-Registered Parishioners
Worship Notes

  • June 14, Second Sunday after Pentecost

  • The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m, Rite I, open to ten pre-registered parishioners
  • The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II, live streamed via Facebook
Fr. Ben Hankinson officiating
Kevin Babb, Eucharistic Minister
Henry H. Evans, Organist


  • Distribution of communion consecrated at the 10 a.m. service, from 12 to 12:30 p.m., back lawn of the church. Receiving sacrament at this time is considered an extension of the 10 a.m. service. Please attend the livestream or recorded service before receiving the sacrament per Fr. Ben's letter of June 5.
Worship Information: Second Sunday of Pentecost
  • Exodus 19:2-8a
  • Psalm 100
  • Romans 5:1-8
  • Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23)
The Holy Gospel | Matthew 9:35-10:8

Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
Weekday Schedule for the week of June 14

  • Morning Prayer, 9 a.m. daily
  • Midday Moments, 12 Noon daily
  • Compline/Evening Prayer, 7 p.m. daily
  • Chat with Fr. Ben via Zoom, Thursday at 10 a.m. (Link via email.)
  • Vestry meeting, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
As we continue the process of re-opening at St. Andrew's, here's a brief update of where things stand currently.
 
Last weekend, following protocols laid out in the pastoral letter on Phase 3 Worship , we opened an outdoor Communion station from 12 to 12:30 pm following the Sunday Eucharist. It was a warm and sunny afternoon as we had three receptions, which more than doubled the average number of communicants from the last three months! We hope more will join us tomorrow and in the weeks ahead. Remember, no need to sign up in advance.
 
Tomorrow morning, we will restart the 8 a.m. liturgy ( Bulletin available here ) also following procedures outlined in the pastoral letter above. We still have space to sign up for this week and coming Sundays and Holy Days. If you're signed up, please be sure to wear your mask, bring your Bulletin or Prayer Book, and observe appropriate distancing.
 
We will continue to livestream the 10 a.m. liturgy ( Bulletin available here ). That service may be found on our Facebook page at the appointed hour. As you look at the bulletin you may notice a change as we move to Eucharistic Prayer C for a while. I'll also note that Prayer C has more responses than the other options, so be ready to join in along the way.
 
We hope you will continue to worship with us in as full a manner as you are able, and we look forward in the weeks and months ahead to being able to all worship together back here at St. Andrew's.
 
God bless!
Fr. Ben
Happy 90th Birthday, Earl!

Earl Goodman, a member of St. Andrew's for 60 years, celebrates his 90th birthday on Wednesday, June 17. It would be hard to have a cake for Earl at our Zoom coffee hour so give him a call or send him a card to wish him a Happy Birthday! (Address: 328 Linden Street, Edwardsville; phone: 656-6681)

Earl lives in Edwardsville with his wife Jeannene and enjoys having most of his children and grandchildren living in this area. He was a business man for many years but also served in the US Air Force during the time of the Korean War.

At St. Andrew's, he has served on the vestry more than once, and was both Senior and Junior Warden at different times. He also was a Sunday School teacher for teens and participated in parish fundraisers and community activities. He enjoyed being a delegate to the Diocesan Synod and has attended, as a visitor, the National Convention.
Insuring St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is our spiritual home, but it’s also a physical structure. We may be reluctant to think about the monetary cost of replacing it and its contents in case of fire or other calamity, but it can’t be avoided. That was also true a half-century ago.

In our archives is a detailed insurance proposal from 1966 offered by Millers’ Mutual Insurance of Illinois, which had been insuring St. Andrew’s at that time. Readers may find the values specified in the proposal interesting.
Replacing the church building was estimated to cost $75,000 or $593,000 in today’s dollars. The price of the rectory or “parsonage” was set at $20,000, the equivalent of $158,000 in 2020. Included in the replacement value of the church building was the organ--$12,000 ($95,000); pews--$3500 ($28,000); altar--$2,000 ($16,000). The annual premium was quoted at $325, the equivalent of $2,600 today.

How does that compare to what it costs to insure St. Andrew’s today? The difference is dramatic. Our current budget notes that $14,000 is now required to insure church property, more than five times the premium (adjusted for inflation) paid in 1966. What accounts for it?

The St. Andrew’s of 2020 has no rectory to insure, but does have an addition dedicated in 2001, which greatly expanded the space available to the parish. That and higher construction costs undoubtedly accounts for much of the increase. But the cost of liability insurance in an increasingly litigious age may also bear some responsibility.

It is noteworthy that until 1966 St. Andrew’s apparently did not find it necessary to carry liability insurance. Were people less likely to sue in those days, and would they have been particularly reluctant to sue a church at a time when places of worship were held in greater reverence than they are today? In any case, insuring our beloved St. Andrew’s is expensive, one of the many reasons why it’s important for us to continue our financial support.
-Jim Weingartner
The next issue of In Touch will be published Thursday, June 18, and will feature travel. Parishioners are invited to submit one picture from a favorite trip with a brief comment such as year, location. Don't be bashful! Local trips have much to offer as well as trips afar. Send your photo via email to info@standrews-Edwardsville.com by Tuesday noon. Late submissions probably will not be used.
In the News: Restore Illinois

We are currently in Phase Three/ Recovery of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan and may move to Phase Four in the coming weeks. This is based on the rate of infection among those tested, the number of patients admitted to the hospital, and the number of patients needing ICU beds.

In the current phase, ten may attend in-person worship at 8: a.m if they observe social distancing and wear a mask; consequently, Fr. Ben recently sent a pastoral letter describing how this would be carried out at St. Andrew's and provided an option of online registration in order to limit Sunday attendance.

The Illinois plan anticipates moving forward to Revitalization, meaning the rate of infection among those tested and the number of patients admitted to the hospital continues to decline. In this phase, all gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed. Face coverings and social distancing will be the norm.

We appreciate all that Fr. Ben has done to keep in touch with us during this unusual period and look forward to the time when we can again worship together on Sunday morning!
St. Andrew’s Treasury Grows from Plant Sale

Walter and Mary Bohn sent a check to the church treasury for plants sold to parishioners and folks outside St. Andrew’s at the recent plant sale they coordinated. Members of both groups graciously made extra donations raising the total to $800. Thanks go to the Bohns for those great plants and a generous donation to St. Andrew’s!
Tech Talk

Parishioners have been visiting our Facebook page weekly to view the 10 a.m. live-streamed service but we hope many are taking advantage of these new sources on the parish website:

  1. a new page titled "Worship and Restore Illionis Phase Three"at standrews-edwardsville.com/Worship-and-Illinois-Restore-Phase-3/;
  2. recordings of daily prayers, links to Sunday and Feast Day services, service bulletins, and a recent pastoral letter from Fr. Ben at standrews-edwardsville.com/sermons/.

By mid-July, there will be a new event page promoting the August Book Sale, which will be organized differently than our usual parish book sales due to the Illinois Phase Three and Four restrictions. It is possible that attendees will be asked to register to attend at a specific time in order to control the number of attendees at one time.

Also, it is hoped that parishioners are getting used to these email addresses for Fr. Ben and parish communications:
  • Fr. Ben Hankinson - rector@standrews-edwardsville.com
  • Marian Smithson - info@standrews-edwardsville.com

The info email address is meant for sending Marian communication business items, photos, or documents related to parish communications. She will continue to use msmiths@siue.edu for her personal mail.

In coming weeks, a new office address of office@standrews-edwardsville.com will be active. Before activating it, time is needed to phase out contacts who regularly use the old office address and update them on the new address. The new address should be in use by August 15.
Stewardship: Online Giving
 The St. Andrew's Week-End Update , a weekly emailed newsletter, is designed to update parishioners on church activities. Please send news items to Jane Weingartner
by 11 a.m. on Tuesday to have them appear in the following Friday's newsletter.
Newsletter Editor Jane Weingartner
Newsletter & Bulletin Editor Marianne Cavanaugh
Newsletter Editor and Designer, Marian Smithson
Important links:
St. Andrew's website:  standrews-edwardsville.com
Diocese of Springfield:  episcopalspringfield.org
The Episcopal Church:  episcopalchurch.org
Living Church:  livingchurch.org
Episcopal News Service:  episcopalnewsservice.org