August 16, 2019
Sundays in August

8:00 Holy Eucharist, Rite One

9:15 Adult Forum- The Problem of Evil

10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
(Aug 18 - Healing)
Children's Chapel

11:30 Lemonade and cookie fellowship

Service participants/weekly calendars

Scripture Readings

We Welcome the Newly Baptized!

Jason Carney
and Nicole Emmelhainz-Carney
who were baptized on July 21


Rachel Edquist, (pictured above)
daughter of Karl and Dawn Edquist
who was baptized on August 11
Our love and sympathy are extended to the family and friends of

Margaret "Piggy" Hogg Hatchett
who died on August 6, 2019 at the age of 99

Mrs. Hatchett was the mother of Phillip Hatchett

Let light perpetual shine on her, O Lord.
August Christian Formation
John Herbst will be leading the Adult Form in a series of conversations about biblical responses to the Problem of Evil. Over four weeks, we will discuss 8-10 Bible passages that try to answer the question, "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?"  Below are the scripture readings for the first two classes.
August 18
  • Substitution – 2 Samuel 12:7–15, 2 Sam 24:1–14
  • Protest – Jeremiah 15:15–18, 20:7–8; Luke 18:1–8

August 25
  • Improvement – Sirach 4:11¬–19, Hebrews 12:1–8

Children’s Chapel continues every Sunday, in the Parish Library, following the reading of the Gospel during the 10:30 AM service. ( NOTE: temporary location change while the air conditioning in the school library is being repaired)
Bring your plastic bags to church!
St. Andrew's is excited to partner with Hilton Community Playgroup, Hilton Community Garden and TREX to collect film plastic to earn a TREX bench for the soon to be Hilton Community Garden. Film plastic includes, plastic grocery bags, clean bread/food bags, paper towel wrapper, newspaper bags, etc. The TREX bin is located in the Main St. lobby.  
Bishop Search News

The Transition Committee has created a series of documents to help congregations prepare for the bishop election process, including the Walkabouts:

Click here to read about the following:
What is a Bishop?
What is the Role of Bishops Today?
What Kind of Person Should We Be Looking For in Our New Bishop?

Click here to read about the nominees.

Dates, Locations for Bishop Candidates Walk Abouts
There will be four walk about opportunities around the Diocese. These open public forums with the nominees gives everyone a chance to meet them, ask questions of them and hear their responses.
  • Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 pm at Hungars Parish, Eastern Shore, 10107 Bayside Road, Machipongo, VA
  • Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm at Galilee, 3928 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA (will be available live and on-demand on the diocesan website) 
  • Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 pm at Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive, Spring Grove, VA. NOTE: This is the Walk About our Clergy and Delegates will be attending.
  • Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 pm at Johns Memorial, 400 High Street, Farmville, VA
The election of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019. The consecration of the new Bishop will be held February 1, 2020, with the Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding.
How do I take Safe Church Training?
Who needs the training?
Exterior Door Locks Changing on August 20

Thanks to everyone who has already taken the Episcopal Church’s Safe Church training. Remember, you will need to be certified before we can issue you a new key.

Who needs the training? Anyone can take the training and the more people who do, the better! However the guidelines list certain categories of people who are required to take it. This is not an all-inclusive list, but in general, anyone who has a key to the building must be certified. Others who are required to be certified are all staff, clergy, vestry and officers, anyone who works with children or youth, Altar Guild members, and anyone who makes pastoral care visits to people in homes or facilities.

Two types of training:
  1. Specialized Training is the most extensive and is required for vestry members, clergy and church staff, pastoral care visitors, program supervisors, etc.
  2. Universal training is a shorter class designed for Altar Guild, and others who use the building occasionally. This training takes approximately 90 minutes to complete whether online or in the classroom.

How do I take the training? There are 2 ways:
Online training:
  1. Click here to send an email with the subject: Safeguarding Online Registration to Susan Allen at the diocese. You must include the following: a) your name, b) your church and city - St. Andrew's, Newport News, c) your position - vestry, altar guild, usher, Lay Eucharistic Visitor, etc., d) are you staff or volunteer.
  2. Susan will send your log in credentials and let you know which modules you need to take based on your position. IMPORTANT: read the email carefully and only take the modules listed in the email. When you log in there are a lot of modules and most do not apply to you. The only way you will know which ones you need to take is to read the email carefully!
Classroom training:
If you prefer to take the training in a classroom setting click here for a list of scheduled classes and follow the registration instructions.

If you have previously taken Safe Church training you need not take training until that certificate expires. Lorna Williams has been appointed as the Safe Church Contact person for our parish. While she is away in August, if you have previously taken the training and need to know if you are still certified, please contact Rachel Roby.
R.S.V.P Here for the Joint Hilton Churches 100th Anniversary Celebration on September 8
As you know, First United Methodist, Hilton Baptist, Hilton Presbyterian, and St. Andrew’s are all celebrating our 100th anniversaries this year.  On Sunday, September 8 a joint outdoor (weather permitting) service is being planned for 10:00 AM followed by a picnic lunch at a location to be determined based on the progress of the city’s sewer construction project. We need to know how many in your family will attend and a few other details. Click here to RSVP and answer 3 quick questions. NOTE: We already have a lot of people signed up to bring a salad, so it will be helpful if you sign up for one of the other items! The deadline to let us know you are coming is August 25.
Storm Drain Replacement Work is Proceeding Quickly
Workers made a lot of progress this week on the project and have almost completed the Main Street portion adjacent to our building. Below are a couple of pictures to help you get a feel for how deep they are digging and the size of the new pipes. On Sunday morning Main St. will be open for parking. Next week we are told they will begin laying pipes on Ferguson Ave.
The middle of Main Street just outside of the glass doors, Wednesday, August 14: workers are standing below street level!
The same area on Friday afternoon: all filled in!