May 19, 2019
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Dear Friends,
Periodically I hear from parishioners who miss the Morning Prayer service, with its lovely cadences and canticles.  Morning Prayer is part of the Daily Office, the set of worship services intended for all Episcopalians to pray each day. Longtime Episcopalians (like me!) grew up with Morning Prayer as the usual Sunday liturgy, a practice begun when there were not enough clergy to lead Sunday morning worship and so communion was not possible. The Book of Common Prayer, crafted and adopted in the 1970’s, returned us to the pattern of the Early Church, where Holy Eucharist was the normative form of Christian worship.  

In January, we marked the start of our 100th year with a service of Morning Prayer from the 1892 Book of Common Prayer. Afterward, a number of folks mentioned how much they liked that liturgy.

After thinking it over, I decided to schedule two more Morning Prayer Sundays this year—Morning Prayer Rite I this coming Sunday, May 19; and Morning Prayer Rite II in November. Both services will end with Holy Eucharist so that we do not miss out on the Lord’s Supper.  

Whether Morning Prayer is familiar to you or is something altogether new in your experience, I pray that our worship with it will be a blessing to you. –Anne
This Sunday - May 19

8:00 Morning Prayer & Holy Eucharist, Rite One

9:00 Kite Flying at Hilton Pier

Adult Forum

10:30 Morning Prayer & Holy Eucharist, Rite One
Children's Chapel

5:00 100th Anniversary Garden Party

Bring your kites to fly this Sunday, May 19 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Hilton Pier! All children, youth and adults are invited. There will be awards for the highest flying kite and the most creative kites. For more information, please contact the Rev. Lorna Williams, Associate Rector for Children and Youth.  
Sunday, May 19 Christian Formation
  • The Adult Forum will meet at 9:15 AM in the Parish Hall for the study of The Beatitudes. This week’s topics are Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness and the Merciful.
  • The Inquirer’s Class will meet at 9:15 AM in the Music Room.
  • Children’s Chapel, in the Day School Library, begins following the reading of the Gospel during the 10:30 AM service.
The Event We've All Been Waiting For is Finally Here!

A Garden Party Celebrating the
100th Anniversary of St. Andrew's

This Sunday May 19
5 - 8 PM
in the gardens of Dawn and Bill Hunt
Christy and Henry Prillaman
136 James River Drive

Please note: the party begins promptly at 5:00, so please allow extra time to park and gather around the Hunt's pool.

There is no charge for this event.
Sorry but we can no longer accept reservations due to the catering deadline.

Dress: Garden Party Best or Period Fashions
Rain Plan: the parish hall
PARKING DIRECTIONS: Thank you, Transportation Team for planning every detail to make “getting to the party” as easy as possible, especially those with mobility challenges. They even have a wheelchair accessible PortaPotty with a hand sink!  

Those in wheel chairs, on walkers or with limited mobility. Click here for parking information.
Those with no mobility challenges, there is ample parking. Click here for locations.

Other things to consider:
  • Chairs will be available for all who need them at the Hunt’s Pool Area and the Garden Supper at the Prillaman’s is seated for everyone.
  • Plan to arrive early to allow time to park and get to the Prillaman's.
  • The sun sets at 8:15 on May 19 and twilight can come quickly so you might want to bring along a flashlight. While you’re at it, grab a wrap! Twilight can be cool.
  • Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Hunt’s & a buffet supper at the Prillaman’s… plus cake & celebration punch!
  • We all love our party shoes, but everyone is encouraged to wear flat, level walking shoes for walking in grass and walking to and from your car. Remember, it’s a garden party and it’s all outdoors!
Chanco Summer Camps for Children and Youth
Now is the time to register for the Summer Camps at Chanco for young people aged 8 to 16 years of age.

Chanco is a residential camp which is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, a place where children and youth can have fun, make new friends, trying new things and enjoying God’s creation

Click here to check out the offerings for this summer.

Here at St. Andrew’s, there is also money available to help with the cost of attending camp at Chanco. Please let the Rev. Lorna Williams know if you would like more information.

Camps at Chanco fill up fast, so please register and inquire about financial assistance soon!
Thank You from Maggie Mahloy
I wanted to take the time to thank the congregation of St. Andrew’s for letting me be a part of your children’s lives. I am blessed to have seen so many of our church’s youth develop their steadfast love for God. In the past three years, they have taught me about love, acceptance, and more. I believe that the youth of EYC showed me more about faith than I showed them. It is hard to let this position go, but it is time for me to move on to the next project God has in store. I will be a camp counselor at Chanco this summer, and I am thankful that my time at St. Andrew’s has prepared me for this next step. I am leaving St. Andrew’s with so many memories and relationships that I will cherish for years to come. I look forward to seeing each and every one of our youth be successful in whatever they choose to do with their lives. I will always be proud of every single one of them. 
With a heart full of joy,
Maggie Mahloy
Confirmation AND Ascension AND Chocolate!!
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend a very special service on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 PM at St. John’s, Portsmouth, where Bishop Jay Magness will confirm eight youth and two adults from St. Andrew’s!

May 30th is Ascension Day, which St. John’s traditionally celebrates with an evening service followed by a “Death by Chocolate” reception. The Rev. Derek Harbin, rector of St. John’s, has graciously invited us to join the people of his congregation for worship that evening. Our confirmands are Grace Durreger, Dawn Edquist, Tucker Jones, Rachel Klinger, Caitlin Knapp, Alex Rous, Vanessa Smock, Joey Stone, Cora Walsh, and Libby Wharton. (Helen Mitchell will be received into the Episcopal Church on June 9th.) Please hold each of these parishioners and their sponsors in your special prayers.

St. John's is located on the corner of Washington and London streets in Portsmouth. The street address is 424 Washington St. The parking lot is also on Washington Street, just before the church. All kinds of chocolate finger foods are welcome for the reception!!
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) and Lectors
If you would like to be considered as a Lay Eucharistic Minister (reading the lessons or prayers of the people and chalicing) or just as a lector (reading the lessons or prayers of the people), please contact Bill Wilds ( or 595-0371). LEMs must be confirmed members of the parish. Lectoring is open to all.

LEM, Lector, and LEV (Lay Eucharistic Visitors) Training
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30 for a training/refresher session in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 service. All new and continuing LEMs, LEVs and lectors should plan to attend.
Vacation Bible School
After much soul searching and prayer, the VBS Steering Committee has decided not to hold Vacation Bible School this year. While we greatly appreciate our youth who want to be helpers, we just did not have enough adults, as required by Safe Church guidelines, to cover all of the bases. However, we are going to have two VBS Mini Days – Joyous July on the 16th and Awesome August on the 22nd! More details about these two fun days will be forthcoming.
Our love and sympathy are extended to the family and friends of

Jerry Wayne Uselton
husband of Virginia Smart (now living in South Carolina)
who died May 1, 2019


Kenneth Hubert Peebles
who died May 8, 2019

Let light perpetual shine on them, O Lord.
Photos from the Pastors' Dialogue on Racism, Poverty and Violence which was hosted by St. Andrew's on May 8.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Emily Bailey and I serve as a Board member for GraceInside, Virginia's Prison Chaplain Service. I want to personally thank the members of St. Andrew's for their generous support. Your church is a key member of our GraceInside family and I am grateful for your help saving the lives of those behind bars in our state correctional centers. Your financial support allows GraceInside chaplains to introduce men and women to the love and forgiveness of Jesus. There is no higher calling.  

Additional information about our ministry is available at our website:
Our 100th Anniversary Recipe File: Loaves & Fishes Bran Muffins

2 c bran (Miller’s Bran or 100% bran cereal)
2 c boiling water 2 sticks margarine
2 c brown sugar 4 eggs
1 qt buttermilk 5 c whole wheat flour
5 t soda 4 c oatmeal
2 c raisins 1 c finely shredded carrot
1 c chopped nuts (or sunflower seeds)

Mix bran and boiling water together and set aside. In a mixer, cream together margarine and brown sugar. Add eggs, buttermilk, wheat flour, and soda. Mix well.  

In a very large bowl, combine oatmeal, raisins, carrots, and nuts. Add all other ingredients, mixing by hand.

Spray muffin tins with Pam. 1/3 c of dough per muffin. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. The recipe makes about 3 ½ doz muffins.  

There is no salt in this recipe.

The Loaves & Fishes were women of St. Andrew’s who for many years made soup and sandwiches each week for the Salvation Army.  Someone from the Salvation Army came to the church with a large pot that would keep the soup hot in transport. Then they started making items to sell, such as muffins and even pre-made dinners, each Sunday after church to raise money for the Heifer Project. Since they were using the St. Andrew’s kitchen, their baking instructions were 350 degrees for 10 plus or minus minutes in our convection oven. They determined the muffins to be done when they felt firm to the touch!