February 10, 2019
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Ideally, the song choices for a church service echo the words or at least the themes of the lessons. As I read the lessons for this Sunday, the Isaiah reading has these words:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts…

Then, in the reading from Luke, Jesus was talking with some fishermen. He told them that from now on they would be catching people. The reading ends:

When they had brought their boats ashore,
they left everything and followed him.

What two well-known hymns are we singing this Sunday?

Brad Norris
Minister of Music
Sunday Morning February 10, 2019
Scout Sunday

8:00 Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 - 11:45 Nursery open

9:15 Adult Forum - Romans study continues
Inquirers Class - History: Anglicanism - What's Our Story?

10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Children's Chapel

Noon: EYC

Our love and sympathy
are extended to
the family and friends of

Lyn Draughon

mother of Karen Waddill
who died January 31, 2019

Let light perpetual shine on her, O Lord.
Scout Sunday February 10
This Sunday, February 10 we will observe Scout Sunday at the 10:30 AM service.
Welcome Preacher Matt Deller
This Sunday, February 10, parishioner Matt Deller will be our preacher at both services, breaking open the scriptures for us and sharing some of his own story, including his involvement with the Kairos prison ministry.
Our Youngest Chalice Bearers
Have your noticed that several of our chalice bearers (Lay Eucharistic Ministers, also known as LEVs) at the 10:30 service are high school students? According to our diocesan canons, LEVs must be confirmed adult communicants in good standing; regular participants in the worship of the church, including receiving Holy Communion; and active in the support of their mission or parish. Did you know that the canons also say that 16 is the age at which a person is considered an adult, which is why 16-year-olds can vote during parish meetings? The Book of Common Prayer tells us that “[i]n the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop” (BCP, 412). That “mature public affirmation” is the sacramental rite of Confirmation.

We are so blessed at St. Andrew’s to have these amazing young people who meet all of the requirements serve among us as LEVs! Our youth LEVs are all regular participants in worship, regular recipients of Holy Communion, and active ministers in the local community through EYC mission trips and other community service. Each time a high school student offers you the blood of Christ, he or she is living into the mature public affirmation of faith made at Confirmation. How incredibly blessed we are by their presence and ministry among us!  – Anne
Parish Discernment News
Forty people, including a number of Hilton neighbors, participated in our January Parish Discernment meeting, which included a walking tour of the school facilities. Notes from the group discussion can be found here.

Deadline for Submitting Building Use Suggestions: February 15
Since June, many people have made suggestions about how we might use our space. We have kept a written list of those suggestions and will continue to add to it through February 15. If you have an idea for how we should use our space, please email your suggestion(s) to Rachel Roby by Friday, February 15. Parishioners as well as neighbors are welcome to submit ideas.

Next Discernment Meeting: Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM
Thus far in our discernment process, we have spent time reflecting on who we are as a parish, including our financial situation and current outreach ministries; we have heard from local experts about needs facing our community; and we have looked closely at the space we have to offer. Armed with that information, we are now ready to consider ideas for the use of our building. At our February meeting, we will distribute and begin to discuss the list of suggestions we have received.

One meaning of the Latin stem of the word discernment is “sift.” As our process continues, with God’s help we will work together to sift through all of the information we have received and find within it what God is calling us to do with our space.
Two Sunday Music Events at St. Andrew’s in February
  • There will be a Celtic Service at 4 PM on Sunday, February 17.
  • There will be an 1892 Evensong at 4 PM on Sunday, February 24. Our choir will be joined by the choir from First United Methodist Church. Our featured organists will be Brad Norris, Matthew Frey, and Thom Robertson. A reception will follow the service.
Vestry News
At our January vestry meeting, the vestry elected Senior Warden John Whitley, Junior Warden Chris Robinson, Treasurer Jim Shamblen, and Register Bill Clock; and appointed the following liaisons:
Finance - Mary Waddill
Outreach - Allie Wittkamp
Pastoral Care - Catherine Frey
Christian Formation - Fritz Horne
Communications - Ann Turner
Parish Life - Bob Wharton & Betsy Jones
Worship - Tonia Graves
Congregational Development - Jay Lambiotte
Facilities - Chris Robinson
Buildings and Grounds - Steve Howell

Our annual vestry retreat will take place this coming Friday and Saturday (February 15-16). Our Diocesan Canon for Christian Formation, Lynn Farlin, will be the facilitator. The retreat will include our annual Mutual Ministry Review, a tool that helps us assess our work over the past year and set goals for the future.

Please hold our hardworking vestry members in your prayers, and don’t forget to thank them for their ministry of leadership.
Downtown Newport News Christmas party, St. Vincent de Paul Church
A Letter of Thanks for Turkey Day Bag Lunches
Dear St. Andrew’s Parishioners:

This year we were fortunate to provide Christmas gifts; toiletry bags; new book bags with school supplies; and new coats, hats and mittens for over 509 men, women, and children. The guests then went to Youth Challenge and were given homemade turkey sandwiches, cookies and beverages at the reception. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were at the reception and the children were even able to pick out a new book. All of this was possible due to many generous donations.

As you can see from the [photo above], it was breathtaking to see so many people and so many gifts. Thank you for your amazing contribution of turkey sandwiches and food for the reception. It was such a blessing to the adults and children who desperately needed them. We could not do it without you!

We hope to see you again next year and may this New Year be filled with many blessings of peace, hope, and love.

Ellen Williams
Downtown Christmas Coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul Church
Happening #70
Happening is an experiential weekend retreat for young adults in grades 10 and up that may just change your life! Come and see what it is like to be transformed by God’s love! 

Happening #70 will take place March 15-17 at Chanco at the James. The weekend will begin at 7 PM on Friday evening and end at 6 PM on Sunday evening. 

The cost per participant is $180. Fee includes all meals, retreat lodge rooms with private bath and linens provided. Partial scholarships are available from the Diocese and from St. Andrew’s; please contact the Rev. Lorna Williams, Associate for Children and Youth.

The registration deadline is February 15. Click here for details and registration.
Our 100th Anniversary Recipe File - Chicken in a Garden
from the recipes of Evelyn Franzman

2 c cut up chicken 1 can French fried onions
1 pkg mixed vegetables 1 can cream of chicken soup
½ c milk

Combine the ingredients and pour in a 1 ½ qt. covered casserole. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  

If you have a favorite family recipe from the early 1900’s that you would be willing to share, please either send or bring a copy to Bill Wilds: