Holy Eucharist Rite II, Sunday, October 4
Live-streamed at 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite I, Sunday, October 4
In person worship at 8 a.m.
Open to twenty-five Parishioners (no registration required)
Worship Notes

  • October 4, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Ben Hankinson, officiating
Kevin Babb, Eucharistic Minister
Henry H. Evans, Organist

  • Coffee Hour via Zoom, following the 10 a.m. service (new link).

  • Communion will be distributed on the back lawn of the church from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.
Worship Information:
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

  • Old Testament - Isaiah 5:1-7
  • Psalm 80:7-14
  • The Epistle - Philippians 3:4
  • The Holy Gospel - Matthew 21:33-46
The Holy Gospel |
Matthew 21:33-46

Jesus said, “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.” So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.”

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.
(Pictured: Red Vineyards at Arles by VanGogh 1888.)
Make Your Offering

Schedule for the Week of October 4

  • Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, 3 p.m.
  • Evening Prayer, Sunday, 7 p.m.
  • Compline, Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer, Tuesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Class with the Rector on The Psalms, Wednesday, 11 a.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Class with the Rector on The Psalms, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
  • Midday Moment: Noonday Prayer, Thursday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Morning Prayer with Great Litany, Friday, 9 a.m.
  • Compline, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Also remember --
  • Diocesan Synod via Zoom, Saturday, October 3, 9 a.m.
God has called us to be stewards of his creation, overseers not only of the earth and plants but caretakers of the creatures as well. Throughout time and personal experiences, we know that the animals a family raises truly become a part of the family.

Sunday afternoon, October 4, we will have our Blessing of the Animals here on the church lawn at 3 p.m. In that service, we remember the call God gave to our first parents even as we enjoy the present role which our beloved animals play in our lives. Even if you don’t have a pet, this is an opportunity to celebrate and be with one another, and it’s a chance to invite some friends to join us as well.

So, bring a lawn chair and the whole family for a time of prayer and blessing as we celebrate the beauty of all creatures of our God and king. Then stick around afterwards to share in some fellowship on a lovely, crisp autumn afternoon.

-Fr. Ben

(Note: Chairs are available for those who need one).
Outdoor Book Sale, Saturday, October 3

Cindy Reinhardt reminds everyone in the parish of our second outdoor book sale on Saturday, October 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All books will be priced at 50 cents! No pre-registration is required but shoppers and volunteers are required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Diocesan Synod

One of the most important things that we do in the course of the "business" of a regular Synod is gather together for worship, and in particular to share together in the Holy Eucharist. St. Paul says, “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” (1 Corinthians 10:17). From the early days of the church, the ability to gather together in the fellowship of the Lord's Supper was a mark of unity within the church, a sign of our common union, or communion.
Yes, we are gathering to transact necessary business such as reports and budgets, but without the centrality of the Eucharist, without the people of the diocese gathering with its bishop and clergy at the Lord's table, the business is, in this priest's opinion, insignificant and irrelevant. Out of the fruit of the people of God at worship comes forth the people of God in mission and ministry. From the abundance of grace shared in Word and Sacrament comes the wisdom and will to do all that Christ has called us to do.
While it may feel like we do much of our church life in isolation, now more than ever, we do not. Just as we gather in various forms each Sunday from the places we live and work to be the church in worship so that we may go forth as the church in mission, so too do the churches of the diocese gather each year. There is no such thing as a solo church any more than there are solo Christians.
We are one body with our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Springfield, and this weekend we renew that bond of unity which we share with them as we take up the business of the church and, more importantly, share by a Spiritual Communion in the one bread and one cup, the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the Diocese of Springfield for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Keeping the Spirit of the Angel Tree

With the uncertainty of the status of the pandemic, the Outreach Committee has decided to make our Christmas giving as contact free as possible. We will be foregoing our usual Angel Tree and will be giving gift cards.

We realize there will be more need so we are asking those who can to give generously. Please make your checks to St. Andrew’s and put Outreach in the memo line. We know this is early but we have had inquiries and wanted everyone to be informed. Thank you for your support.
-JoAnn Nabe
Saturday, October 31:
Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
E-Waste Collection
The Village of Glen Carbon is holding an E-Waste Collection this Saturday at Village Hall. Anything with a cord will be accepted.
Voting Faithfully

2020 election information is available from the Madison County Clerk's website, MadisonVotes.com.
The Clerk's Office indicates that ballots are being regularly sent to those who request them. Also, a pamphlet about election security is available on their website. Click here to view.

Early voting information:

  • Edwardsville - County Administration Building, 157 N. Main Street
  • Weekdays - September 24-25, 28-30, October 1-2, 5-9, 12-16
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Weekdays - October 28-30 - Hours: Noon - 5:00 pm
  • Morris University Center, Willow Room
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 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