March 10, First Sunday in Lent
**Change to Daylight Savings Time**

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
Inquirer's Class with Fr. Joel, 9 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II

Church School 10 a.m. | Child Care 9:45 a.m.
The Collect:
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13

Epistle:
The Scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:11-13
The Gospel |Luke 4:1-13

After his baptism, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread." Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'"

Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours." Jesus answered him, "It is written,
'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'"

Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'"

Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
Schedule for the week of March 10

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Charlie’s Lunch Bunch, Sugo’s
Tuesday, 12 p.m., Prayer Service
Tuesday, 1 p.m., Bible Study
Tuesday, 6 p.m., Bible Study
Tuesday, 7 p.m. Edwardsville Ward 5 Aldermanic Forum, Fr. Joel, Moderator
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mission Leadership Team

No Rector's office hours this week. Fr. Joel will be traveling.

See the parish's online calendar at standrews-edwardsville.com/events !
The Season of Lent

ECW to Host Retreat March 30
Save the date! The annual Lenten Retreat sponsored by the ECW will be held on Saturday, March 30, in Pearson Hall. The retreat begins at 8:30 a.m.   The featured presenter will be Sister Barbara McMullen whose topic is titled: “Celebrate Lent: From Wilderness to Wonder.” RSVP by March 27 to Mary Jane Helsel, 656-7653; or Nancy Dickens, 292-8036. Breakfast will be served.

Episcopal Resource for Lent: Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent
Another Successful Fabric Art and Quilt Show!

Liz Edwards and Lavernn Wilson report that the 2019 Fabric Art and Quilt Show went well with ticket and quilt sales bringing in $1,240. Although the Sunday hours were canceled due to weather, 175 community members visited the show on Friday and Saturday.

Over 100 works, both fabric art and quilts, were on display throughout the main level of the church. Visitors enjoyed the presentations of Quilts of Valor to local veterans and the batik demonstration by Linda Rawson, a local artist.

There are many pictures from the show available on the parish website events page and the Guild's Facebook page. The most recent posting is a photo gallery of Linda Rawson's demonstration. Yet to come is a gallery of the fabric art and quilt entries to the show that should appear within a few days on the parish website.

Thanks to the Guild members for all the work that went into this year's show. St. Andrew's enjoys having community visitors for this event each year! 
Solution to a Mystery?

The Reverend Granville Hudson Sherwood, Episcopal Bishop of Springfield from 1916 to 1923 and the first native Midwesterner to hold the position, was remembered as “an administrator, constructive, a statesman Bishop,” who was, at the same time, “so lovable, so easy to approach.” Those qualities probably assisted him in achieving solvency for his diocese and in building its endowment.

But there was a prickly side to him too. He warned clergy and laity in 1917: “The man who believes that we will become the dumping ground for inefficient and silly Priests whose highest thought is to ‘say Mass’ and call themselves ‘Cawtholics,’ will, in time, we trust, revise his opinion.”

 Bishop Sherwood also knew architectural and structural quality when he saw it. He visited the “new” St. Andrew’s for the first time on May 1 st , 1917, and was delighted by the “beautiful church” that had been built for $10,000 (approximately $250,000 today). Anyone else in the diocese who wanted to build a church should, he thought, visit St. Andrew’s.

Maybe Bishop Sherwood’s enthusiasm for St. Andrew’s new edifice spread beyond the confines of his diocese. Could that be the solution to the mystery of why plans for our church were discovered last year in the archives of the Diocese of Oklahoma?

-Jim Weingartner
Thanks to the Men of St. Andrew's! The Shrove Tuesday pancakes were delicious!
Tech Talk

To help parishioners get acquainted with some of the new tech happenings at St. Andrew's, Tech Talk will appear periodically in the newsletter. Here are some bits for this week:

  • To use wi-fi in the parish hall, choose ATT600 under networks then enter the code of 4914871996. Suggestion: file the code in your contacts under St. Andrew's.



Announcements

Fifth-Ward Aldermanic Forum to be Held at St. Andrew’s Tuesday, March 12
The Friends of Leclaire will host a debate for aldermanic candidates from Edwardsville’s Fifth Ward. The debate will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.in Pearson Hall with Fr. Morsch as the moderator. Following the Forum, Cindy Reinhardt is offering a tour of the church to view the many item manufactured at the N.O. Nelson Factory in Leclaire. For further information call Mike or Cindy Reinhardt at (618) 656-1294.

Game Night Scheduled for March 29
Mark your calendar for fun and games starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 29! ECW will be hosting another enjoyable family evening in Pearson Hall.
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