Sunday, September 16, 17th Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Rite I, Fr. Pence officiating
The Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Fr. Boase officiating

Church School at 10 a.m.; childcare available 9:45 a.m.
The Collect:
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 116:1-8; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

The Epistle:
“From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so.” James 3:10
The Gospel |Mark 8: 27-38
Jesus Affirms He is the Messiah

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
The week of September 16

Sunday, 8 a.m., The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Sunday, 9 a.m., Choir rehearsal
Sunday, 10 a.m., The Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church School at 10 a.m.
Childcare available 8:45 a.m.

Monday, 1 p.m., Book Group
Tuesday, 10 a.m. Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Tuesday, 10 a.m., Quilt Guild workshop
Wednesday, 8 a.m., The Holy Eucharist, Rite II; no yoga at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., Quilt Guild workshop
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mission Leadership Team
New Website in Development!

Work with Membership Vision (MV) of Ventura, California to develop the new parish website is underway. Marian Smithson has been working with Lisa Brown of MV and a private test site (picture) is now up. The test site is a starting place but will be reviewed by the MLT and others before the site is live in early November. Several of our parishioners reviewed other sites developed by MV recently and their comments have been helpful as the project gets underway. An important facet of this new site will be candid photos of St. Andrew's parishioners at worship and involved in parish activities. Marian will be taking some pictures and a local photographer will also be donating some time. Thanks to Marianne Cavanaugh, Nichole DeWall and Brian Pezza, Deane Thomas, Kay Werner, and Jane Weingartner for their help in reviewing web sites.
From the Archives: Sounding a Tuxhorn

Kevin Babb recently discovered in our archives a sheet of paper covered with handwritten jottings and brought it to my attention. I thought I recognized it as something that might have been the work of Father Stephen Weissman, St. Andrew’s rector from 1975 to 1990 and someone very much interested in the history of this parish. An email to Father Weissman confirmed this. Kevin had found notes that Weissman had made based on an interview with Mildred Brown Tuxhorn that probably occurred around 1980.

Ms. Tuxhorn had been a parishioner and sometime church organist with memories of St. Andrew’s priests going back to the end of the 19 th century. She had also been one of the vestry’s first non-voting female associate members and had served as parish treasurer. Her three children were baptized at St. Andrew’s. Mildred’s recollections are colorful, if not particularly edifying. Of course, we know from our own experiences that memory can be, and often is, fallible. Moreover, some of what Ms. Tuxhorn divulged to Father Weissman might simply have been rumors that she had heard, rather than things she had personally observed. Yet, she had lived a long time as a St. Andrew’s parishioner and had undoubtedly witnessed much.

Ms. Tuxhorn recalled that Father J.A. Antrim, who served St. Andrew’s from 1898 to 1900, was English as was his wife, had two “Negro” boys as family, and got around in a donkey cart. Father George W. Bentley, 1906-1909, and his wife were also British, “eccentric”, and gave a “Christmas jelly party.” Rev. Willis Cleaveland, St. Andrew’s rector when the present church building was consecrated (the “new church” to Ms. Tuxhorn), had no children and his feet hurt. Father Samuel E. Arthur, 1925-27, featured (and lampooned) in an earlier newsletter, was “ineffectual,” “very poor,” had “many dogs,” as well as Olga, a drug addicted wife. Father Jesse K. Brennan, 1930-31, was a bachelor, “very popular,” and “handsome.”

Ms. Tuxhorn’s only recorded memory of Father William May seems to have been that he couldn’t remember her name, particularly galling since he had had a relatively long tenure at St. Andrew’s, from 1943 to 1952. The Reverend Ralph Krohn, 1952-57, was a “drinker,” as was his wife, who gave him no support, and their “little sons were neglected.” Krohn’s successors, Reverends Thomas Lyons, 1959-60, and Thomas Whitcroft, 1960-63, were remembered by Ms. Tuxhorn for their alleged sexual orientation which, by the standards of that time, was scandalous.

 Ms. Tuxhorn seems to have remembered St. Andrew’s priests in distinctly unspiritual terms. Maybe they were an uninspiring lot, although we can hope that Bishop Granville Sherwood (1916-1923) did not have St. Andrew’s in mind when he referred to the prospect of the Diocese of Springfield becoming “the dumping ground for inefficient and silly priests.” Or maybe Mildred was simply someone who enjoyed carrying tales. Spirituality does not make for good gossip. In any case, her memories embraced a major fraction of St. Andrew’s history. She died on January 17, 1988, at the age of 96.  -Jim Weingartner
Link to Updated Parish Members & Friends Directory

By clicking on this link, 2018 Members and Friends Directory, you will open the latest parish directory in pdf format. The document can be saved to your PC or MAC desktop or document folders, Pages or iBooks on your iPhone or iPad, or printed. Several new residence and email addresses are reflected in this directory. Updates are welcome and should be sent to msmiths@siue.edu.
Announcements

ECW to Meet October 3 at 7 p.m.
ECW will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, in Pearson Hall. All women in the parish are invited. This is an important planning meeting. We are particularly hopeful that younger women will participate. –Velma Schmidt

United Thank Offering Sunday, September 23
The fall UTO ingathering at St. Andrew’s will take place Sunday, September 23. The United Thank Offering Mission Statement calls us to action: "Put gifts into the Blue Box with thanksgiving, prayer and generosity. Take blessings out of the box for grants serving the church’s mission." -Jane Weingartner

Hosts needed for Coffee Hour
Volunteers are still needed for Coffee Hour for the following Sundays:
October 7, 14, 21,
November 11, 18, 25
December 12, 16, 23, and 30
A sheet for signing up is on the bulletin board outside Pearson Hall.
-Pat Rudloff

Book Club Meets September 17th
The Book Club selection for the month of September is Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier by Joanna Stratton. I own a copy and will lend it to whoever needs it. The group meets Monday, September 17th. –Pat Rudloff
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