Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday Live 10 a.m.
Worship Notes
May 3, The Fourth Sunday of Easter
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II Live via Facebook
The Holy Eucharist, 11:20 a.m., Rite II, recording of 10 a.m. service available
Fr. Ben Hankinson officiating

Coffee Hour via Zoom following the service ( Zoom link )
Worship Information: Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Holy Gospel | John 10:1-10

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Weekday Schedule for the week of May 4
  • Morning Prayer, 9 a.m. daily
  • Compline/Evening Prayer, 7 p.m. daily
  • Midday Moments, live on Facebook three times weekly at 12 noon
Father Ben is available for pastoral counseling. Parishioners should not hesitate to contact him when needed. His email is rector@standrews-edwardsville and his cell phone is (843) 610-5129.

Also, he is introducing a weekly online group chat via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. All are welcome to join the chat. The information needed to sign into the group will be sent to parishioners this coming Wednesday.
A Tale of Soggy Works:
Water Line Break in the Undercroft

Around 10 a.m. last Wednesday morning, Mike Reinhardt entered the code for the lower level door and headed down the long hallway under the gallery walkway to check whether any storm water from the night before came into the undercroft. No water in the usual places. Fantastic!

He hit the switch for the lights in the undercroft, looked around, and suddenly realized significant water was on the floor in the center of the room, perhaps a pond of water that was 10-15 feet in diameter. Thankfully, much of the water was heading to the floor drain in the back of the undercroft but he could readily see that the books located under the tables in the history section were ruined. Books on the Kennedys, Princess Di, children’s books and duplicate books were thoroughly  soaked and more were in danger as water continued to bubble up from the foundation faster than it was going down the drain.

Mike alerted Fr. Ben, Cindy, and Walter Bohn and all quickly worked to move much of the water down the floor drain. Noting that the water continued to bubble up and the water meter indicator was spinning, they determined that a water line under the undercroft floor must have broken and they notified the City of Edwardsville. The City subsequently confirmed that there was a line break.

The four workers, plus Jim Gillentine, removed about 350 wet books and took them to the dumpster. Unfortunately, the adjuster later needed to know how many books were removed so Walter was called on to "dumpster dive" and retrieve the 350 books. A lot of time was invested in getting the soggy books to the dumpster, followed by removing and counting them for insurance purposes. Not a fun job!

At this point, the adjuster is reviewing information and will let St. Andrew’s know to what degree it will cover the damage. Our problems include the loss of the damaged books, work to run a new water line from the Hillsboro end of the undercroft to the connection to the water line for the addition, and possibly new flooring. Apparently, our decision to cancel the May book sale was a good one!

-Marian Smithson, photos and assistance from Cindy Reinhardt
From the Archives:
Altared States

The rectorship of Fr. Michael Pullin (1969-1973) was an interesting if not particularly happy one. A graduate of what was then Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and a former curate of the Episcopal Chapel of St. John the Divine in Champaign, Illinois, he announced to the Edwardsville Intelligencer on his arrival that he hoped to start a motorcycle club at St. Andrew’s (eat your heart out, Carl!)

As I noted in an earlier article, there is no evidence that “Hell’s Anglicans” ever burned up the streets of Edwardsville, but his rectorship was marked by novelty in other ways. St. Andrew’s hosted its first diocesan synod in Pullin’s first year as rector. He was involved in the establishment of the United Campus Ministry Center at SIUE, which may have been linked to the presentation of a recorded version of Tim Rice’s and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ, Superstar in St. Andrew’s nave to an audience partly composed of students. He experimented with the then trendy “guitar masses” although, as he frankly admitted in The Springfield Churchman (the forerunner of the Springfield Current) , there was “one big problem, though–lack of people.” High Church, he was not. High morals he apparently was not, either, but that’s another story.

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Plant Sale Continues at
Bohns’ Home
 Call Walter Bohn at 618-920-0189 to make an appointment to pick out vegetables and herbs for your garden and hanging baskets for the porch. Please bring cash or a check. All sales benefit St. Andrew’s.

New Mini-Magazine Needs Your Pictures!

We're glad everyone is enjoying In Touch , our new parish mini-magazine. Issue Five will be published mid-week this coming week. We challenge parishioners to share pictures of themselves and their pets. Send your pictures to info@standrews-edwardsville.com by end of day on Sunday, May 3.

Jane, Marianne, Marian
Pastoral Care Support

For those who need help getting groceries, medicines or other supplies, contact one of these members of the Pastoral Care Committee.
  • Marianne Cavanaugh
  • Nancy Dickens
  • Julie Hamilton
  • Meg Solon
  • Kay Werner

These volunteers will appreciate advance notice of your needs (24-48 hours) so that volunteers can fit the delivery into their schedules.
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 Design Editor, 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