February 1, Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II
Fr. Morsch officiating

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

The Collect:
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 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: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
The Gospel | Luke 4:21-30

In the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and began to say, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, "Is not this Joseph's son?" He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Doctor, cure yourself!' And you will say, 'Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.'" And he said, " Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown.

But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian." When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.
This Week

Sunday, 1 p.m., Ron Yelverton funeral at St. Andrew's
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 816
Tuesday, 10 a.m., Healing Eucharist
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Wednesday, 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Rector’s office hours, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Book Fair Tonight & Tomorrow!

Friday, February 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.

Make sure you aren't stuck at home on a cold winter's day without a good book to read!
Procrastinators, One Last Call!

Have you been meaning to let Fr. Joel know when you could meet to study Paul’s letter to the Galatians? He’s heard from a number of parishioners. If you’re not among them and you are interested, please get in touch with Fr. Joel this week.

Let him know what time—morning, afternoon or evening—and what day of the week—Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday works best for you. If more than one day and time works, include that information. Class times will be announced in next week’s newsletter. Text or voice: (941) 773-6018. Email: joelmorsch@icloud.com . 
The 2019 Parish Directory is Ready!

An updated parish directory is linked to this newsletter. Click here to open the pdf for printing. Or, save the document to your PC desktop or appropriate app on your cell phone. If you have additional information to add to the directory, email it to Marian Smithson and it will be included in the next directory published in August. Cell and new phone numbers, as well as birthday information, would be very helpful.
Thanks from Jim Weingartner!

I’ve done more than a few articles for our weekly newsletter, and this one is long overdue. Scribblers like me who write history don’t do it unaided. We are dependent on archivists who preserve, organize, and make accessible the materials without which the writing of meaningful history would be impossible. They are often the unsung heroines and heroes of the historiographical trade. We are fortunate to have some of these indispensable people in our parish.

Mary Bohn, JoAnn Nabe, and Jane Weingartner meet almost every Monday afternoon in our library, and examine masses of unorganized documents and photographs that have accumulated over many years. Much of this material is of no historical value or is duplicative and is discarded. Thousands of pages have gone to a recycling dumpster following a time-consuming but necessary process of culling. Many other items, which constitute our institutional memory, are sorted and filed , an even more challenging undertaking, but critical to preserving and understanding the long and sometimes painful, sometimes inspiring history of St. Andrew’s. Concurrently, Cindy Reinhardt has been digitizing particularly significant documents.

In the process of creating a usable archive, Mary, JoAnn, and Jane have often discovered interesting material that I have been able to use. If you’ve enjoyed reading the results, please know that part of the credit belongs to them. I’ve gotten a major kick out of writing these little articles, but also feel a bit guilty. They do the work and I have the fun, and for that, a big “thank you” to JoAnn, Mary, and Jane!

Thanks, too, to Marian Smithson for her artful formatting, which always makes what I’ve written seem to flow a bit more smoothly. And finally, thanks to the parishioners whose supportive words I’ve greatly appreciated. It’s gratifying to know that some of you actually read this stuff and like it! 
Another Successful Family Game Night!

ECW hosted a well attended Game Night on Friday, January 25. Below: Helen Pezza makes a strategic game move and gets the attention of Dad Brian, Grandmother Lyndia, and pal Ivy Dickens. Click here for more pictures!

Last Souper Bowl Collection, Sunday, February 3!
Sunday is the last day to bring items for the Souper Bowl Collection. Please bring ramen noodles and canned soup, pasta, chili, tuna, tamales, chicken and dumplings, and stew this Sunday, February 3, for delivery to the Glen Ed Pantry. Please be generous. Hunger has no season. –JoAnn Nabe

Inquirers’ Class Begins February 10
Fr. Joel will be hosting an Inquirers’ Class beginning on Sunday February 10 in the Parish Hall immediately following the early service and ending before the 10 a.m. service. This class will be for candidates for confirmation, reception and for reaffirmation and is also open to parishioners looking for a refresher on Christianity and who would welcome adult formation on Sundays.

Consider Participating in the 2019 Quilt Show
Volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts at the Quilt Show on the following days:
  • Friday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To enter a quilt or other piece of fabric art in the 2019 Quilt Show complete the registration form found on St. Andrew's website or the Quilt Guild’s Facebook page . The registration deadline is February 18. Please see Elizabeth Edwards or LaVernn Wilson if you have questions or would like to sign up for a shift.

Order Your St. Louis Cardinals Tickets Sunday
Relay for Life will once again be selling Cardinals tickets to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Relay Day at the Ballpark will be Sunday, August 25, as the Cardinals face the Colorado Rockies. Tickets are $20 each and should be ordered through Elizabeth Donald. Your ticket includes a voucher for a free hot dog and soda, as well as admission to pre-game activities such as dugout tours and player autographs. Please do NOT go to the ACS website to order; you will get a ticket, but St. Andrew’s won’t get credit towards our goal! Contact Elizabeth at elizabethdonald@yahoo.com or find her at Coffee Hour to reserve your ticket. Go Cards!
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