April 21, Easter Sunday

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II
Fr. Joel Morsch officiating
Easter Egg Hunt for children follows 10 a.m. service

Church School 10 a.m. | Child Care 9:45 a.m.
Worship notes

The Collect:
Almighty God, who through your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now for ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-17; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18

The Epistle :
“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection from the dead has also come from a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
The Gospel | John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, `I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Services

-Friday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. | Stations of the Cross
-Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. | Good Friday Service
-Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. | Easter Vigil
-Sunday, April 21 | Easter services at 8 and 10 a.m.
... Easter egg hunt for children follows the 10 a.m. service.

Fr. Joel's Holy Week and Easter message (Click here.)

Holy Week at St. Andrew's | Website information (Click here.)
Schedule for the week of April 21

Monday, church office closed.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Tuesday, 12 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Tuesday, 1 p.m., Bible Study
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Bible Study
Friday, 6 p.m., Family Game Night
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon, Plant Sale at Bohn Greenhouses

Rector’s office hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking ahead...Bishop Martins visits St. Andrew's on Sunday, March 28.

See the parish's online calendar at standrews-edwardsville.com/events !
Bishop Ken’s Window

Most of the windows in our nave, narthex, and cloister walk are dedicated to the memory of deceased members of parishioners’ families or in honor of priests who have served St. Andrew’s with distinction. But there is an exception. One window is dedicated to Thomas Ken, Anglican Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1685 to 1691. He led an interesting life.

Born in 1637, Ken was ordained in 1662 and eventually came to the favorable attention of the notoriously licentious King Charles II, who appointed him his personal chaplain. Trouble followed when Charles requested that Ken find accommodations in his home for Nell Gwyn, the king’s favorite mistress. With commendable courage, Ken refused, informing the king that it was not appropriate for the royal chaplain to also serve as royal pimp!

Surprisingly, the confrontation worked to Ken’s advantage. Charles was apparently impressed by Ken’s forthrightness and when the Diocese of Bath and Wells became vacant declared: “None shall have it but that little man who refused lodging to poor Nellie!”

The “little man” continued to prove his mettle. Charles was succeeded in 1685 by his brother, James II, who had converted to Roman Catholicism (as Charles had done on his deathbed). When James issued a decree directing that public offices that had been restricted to Anglicans be opened to others, including Roman Catholics, and that this “Declaration of Indulgence” be proclaimed by bishops throughout the realm, Ken was one of seven who refused, for which he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

Public outrage soon compelled the freeing of the rebellious bishops. James was overthrown in 1688, and the throne given by Parliament to the Protestant William and Mary. But when the new monarchs required that all Anglican clergy swear allegiance to them, Ken was one of five bishops (“non-jurors”) who refused. Although he had defied James and gone to prison for it, he still felt bound by his oath to him, for which loyalty he was deprived of his diocese.

Ken spent his remaining years in retirement until his death in 1711. Today, he may be best known for several liturgical compositions, including the words to the beloved doxology, “Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow.”

Who at St. Andrew’s thought highly enough of Bishop Ken to dedicate a window in his honor? Look for the answer next week. –Jim Weingartner  
Getting to Know YOU!

Rebecca and Rick Biethman were raised in the midwest. Rick is a faculty member at the SIU Dental School and Rebecca is retired from teaching K-12 music in the public school system. They have lived in Edwardsville nine years.

Rebecca's current passion is the 60s Chicks, a women's show choir she has directed for the past four years. The group sings 25-30 shows a year in the Edwardsville area and once a year in Branson. Parishioners Diane Dudding and Mary Jane Helsel are members of the show choir under Rebecca's direction. (Picture below.)

The couple has four children: two are in the medical profession, another is graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in May, and the youngest is finishing her first year at SIUE.

Before moving to Edwardsville, Rick had a private dental practice in Kansas City and had retired to Hilton Head. Rebecca taught school for 20 years in Hilton Head and was a music director for a Lutheran Church for many years. She also produced and hosted two different TV shows for 7 years.
Rebecca indicates she enjoys singing in the church choir with its excellent musicians. To her, Henry’s directing and organ skills are a true blessing. She finds the congregation very friendly and looks forward to meeting and knowing more church members in the future.

She sees Father Joel as an exciting addition to our St. Andrew's ministry and looks forward to being more involved in the outreach of the church.
A nnouncements

Order Relay-for-Life Cardinals Tickets by Sunday, April 21
The last day to order Cardinals tickets to benefit the American Cancer Society is April 21. The Relay Day at the Ballpark is Sunday, August 25, as the Cardinals face the Colorado Rockies. Tickets are $20 each and include a voucher for a free hot dog and soda, as well as admission to pre-game activities. Contact Elizabeth at elizabethdonald@yahoo.com or find her at Coffee Hour on Easter Sunday to reserve your ticket.

Scrip News April and May, 2019
May is the month of graduations as well as Mother’s Day. If you need a small gift to tuck into a card in honor of a graduate or, perhaps, someone who isn’t your mother but is someone you want to recognize, the scrip program may have just the thing. Until May 24, we can order cards for $10, right for that small gift. Some of the cards available are Walmart, Taco Bell, Target, Starbucks, home Depot, CVS, Amazon and Applebee’s. To see the complete list, drop by the scrip table during coffee hour. Remember that a portion of your purchase price supports our outreach program and the general fund of the church.
–Fredna Scroggins

Bohn Farm Plant Sale April 27 th Benefits St. Andrew’s
Buy beautiful plants at bargain prices and while raising funds for St. Andrew’s.
Come to Bohn Farm Greenhouses—1656 Pleasant Ridge in Maryville--between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 27 and get your garden off to a great start.
Walter Bohn will be there to help you find what you’re looking for. You’ll see flowers (annuals or perennials), herbs, tomato plants or other vegetables, and more. It’s an amazing sale!

No May Meeting for Book Club
Book Club will not meet in May, but will announce the next meeting and book selection in a future newsletter. –Pat Rudloff
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