If you…
Did we ever expect to be living in such times as we presently are? Do you really “stop, look, and listen” like you were told to do when you were young before you cross a street (or pull out into an intersection)? Do you prefer not to watch the nightly news programs? I offer some thoughts from conversations with others as we have reflected on what things were like just three years ago and maybe on how things can be again!
  • If you are one of ten drivers who care about how they drive, thank you.
  • If you know the meaning of the octagon-shaped sign on a corner that is painted red with a “four-letter-word” on it, you’re special!
  • If you are someone who understands the difference between green, yellow, and red lights, you’re even more special!
  • If you are someone who is always waiting for someone else to call to suggest doing something, surprise that person and call first.
  • If you are baking something special, bake two and share one.
  • If you are hungry, call and invite someone to dinner – go out, as there are lots of good restaurants that need our patronage.
  • If you are feeling shut-in or confined, call someone to go for a walk with you.
  • If you feel the need to get away and be reflective, consider a drive on the Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • If you are as concerned about what is going on around us, affecting those close to home and those in faraway countries, I invite you to pray the prayer for the Human Family with me: O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us, through Jesus Christ your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 815)                                                      
Bill Wilds
Pastoral Statement on Mass Shooting in Buffalo from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
My heart is heavy with the news that a white supremacist gunman took the lives of 10 children of God in Buffalo on Saturday. I grew up walking distance from the scene of this hateful crime, and my friends and I used to ride our bikes around the neighborhood. Buffalo's Black community raised and formed me. I grieve with the city and people I love.

The loss of any human life is tragic, but there was deep racial hatred driving this shooting, and we have got to turn from the deadly path our nation has walked for much too long. Bigotry-based violence—any bigotry at all—against our siblings who are people of color, Jewish, Sikh, Asian, trans, or any other group, is fundamentally wrong. As baptized followers of Jesus of Nazareth, we are called to uphold and protect the dignity of every human child of God, and to actively uproot the white supremacy and racism deep in the heart of our shared life.

Please join me in prayer for the shattered families in Buffalo. Please also join me in expressing profound gratitude for the intervention by Buffalo police that likely saved many other lives. Even amid tragedy, even when manifestations of evil threaten to overwhelm, let us hold fast to the good. It is the only way that leads to life.
Webinar May 21: Virginia Indians Yesterday and Today
Learn about the history of the Powhatan confederacy and other Virginia tribes that were not a part of the confederacy in this Zoom gathering hosted by Chanco on the James on May 21 at 7 PM. Kevin Brown, retired chief of the Pamunkey Tribe of King William County, and Nellie Adkins, Co-chair of the Diocese of Virginia's Native American Ministry and a member of the Chickahominy Tribe, will discuss the trials of Virginia Indians in the early part of the 20th century including Walter Plecker's attempts to completely erase native culture from our society and will contrast his work to the advocacy of Frank Speck who tried to reunite the tribes of the confederacy. We will hear how attempts to "kill the Indian and save the man" extended into the 50s as Indian boarding schools and the education system were the next phase in racist practices. Speakers will also address the state of Virginia Indians in modern times. Click here for more information and registration.
Adult Forum: The Walk to Emmaus

As the final adult forum of the spring season, Anne will lead a Bible study on one of her favorite gospel passages, the walk to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). This story comes up in the Sunday morning lectionary only once every three years, and 2022 is not one of those years. Join us this Sunday, May 22, at 9:15 AM in the Parish Hall for a chance to experience anew the surprise and hope of this Easter passage.  
Thank you to our Christian Formation leaders!

Among many other challenges, the Covid pandemic certainly created great hardship for students and teachers and gave all of us a new appreciation for the creativity and flexibility of those who teach and the resilience and dedication of those who learn! Here at St. Andrew’s, we are blessed to have so many gifted and faithful teachers and leaders. Join us this Sunday at 10:30 as we recognize and give thanks for the ministry of our Christian Formation leaders:
Adult Formation

Margaret Bivins
John Herbst
David Lilley
Brad Norris
Thursday Morning Bible Study

Margaret Bivins
Merrill Hemmert
Margie Holt
Nancy Johnson
Brad Norris
Jackie Wash
Women of the Word

Gloria Brooks
Peggy Woodall
Centering Prayer

David Lilley
Children's Chapel
Dawn Edquist
Courtney Hastings
Kirk Klinger
Leah Klinger
Vicki Lanier
Brad Norris
Cary Ragland
Louise Ragland
Amy Robinson
Dan Waddill
Karen Waddill
Allie Wittkamp
Congratulations and Blessings to all of our Graduates
Completing a course of study in the midst of a pandemic is an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations to all of our St. Andrew’s 2022 graduates. Join us this Sunday at 10:30 as we recognize and ask God’s blessings upon our graduates:
High School

Jordan Elijah Bew
grandson of Jim and Becki Shamblen
Fauquier High School
Anna Lorraine Deller
Warwick High School with International Baccalaureate Diploma
will attend the College of William and Mary in a joint degree program with the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

George Mason Hill
Menchville High School, Valedictorian
National Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society, French Honors Society
will attend Virginia Tech as a Physics major

Lavender Lynn Oman
granddaughter of Cris Oman
Heritage High School
will attend Roanoke College
served for three years on the Police Commissioner’s Youth Council
and attended Thomas Nelson Community College this semester

Randall Forehand Harrell, III
grandson of Kathy Gray
Appalachian State University
Bachelor of Social Work
Cassandra Elizabeth Jones
Christopher Newport University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
entering Charleston School of Law in the fall.
Xavier John Oman
grandson of Cris Oman
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Creative Writing
Shannon Alexis Outlaw
Randolph-Macon College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Political Science and Spanish
Honor School Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa
Honor Society Inductee in Psychology, Political Science, and Spanish
Recipient of the Carol Hughes Academic Excellence Award for Psychology
will pursue a PhD in School and Clinical Psychology

Rebecca Bealmear Vance
Ball State University
Bachelor of Science in Pre-Audiology, minor in Audiology, American Sign Language, and Deaf Studies
will be entering the Doctor of Audiology Program at Ball State University
Henry Clyde Waddill
Davidson College
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Philosophy
Caroline Grace Waters
granddaughter of Jim and Becki Shamblen
University of Lynchburg
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
will pursue graduate study in Nonprofit Leadership at University of Lynchburg
Advanced Degree or Certification
Leticia Vance
Eastern Kentucky University
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s Certification
Dan Wilson Waddill, Jr.
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC, Chapel Hill
Master of Business Administration
Wilson has begun working for Greystar in Charleston, South Carolina
Leadership Caucus this Sunday

Prior to the pandemic, we held a Leadership Caucus several times throughout the calendar year to oversee the church’s upcoming calendar, receive reports from various ministry areas, and consider new ideas being proposed. Parish leadership, especially Vestry members and team leaders, will meet in the Parish Hall immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, May 22, for our first 2022 Leadership Caucus. Everyone is welcome to attend. 
Foreign language speakers: Participate in Pentecost service
Sunday, June 5, is Pentecost Sunday. During the reading from Acts of the Apostles, we would like to have those of you who are fluent in a foreign/native language take part in the reading. There will be a brief rehearsal to coordinate the reading immediately following the 10:30 service on May 29. If you are interested in participating, please email Bill Wilds (liturgical.asst@standrews-episcopal.org) with your name and language(s) by May 25.
Memorial Day remembrance

All active duty and retired military are invited to wear their uniforms on Sunday, May 29.
Congregational Meeting June 5

Mark your calendars now for 9:15 on Sunday, June 5th (Pentecost!), when there will be a congregational meeting between services in the Parish Hall to continue the ongoing dialogue between vestry and parishioners. The vestry will report back to the congregation in response to your comments at last December's meeting; will share the parish budget; and will seek your feedback. Please plan to be present for this important time together.
Our love and sympathy
are extended to the family and friends of
Kenneth Wayne Bostic
son of Courtland Bostic
who died April 21, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia
“Let light perpetual shine on him, O Lord.”

Click here to read Kenneth's obituary.
Thank you, blood donors and volunteers!

St. Andrew's hosted the most recent Hilton Area Churches blood drive on May 11. The Red Cross' goal for that drive was 19 units and surpassed it with a total of 23 units donated! Thank you to all our donors! And to the volunteers who made the drive possible: Betty Hayes and Kate Henderson who welcomed and registered donors as they arrived, and Jerry & Martha Dodson (of First United Methodist) who made sandwiches for donors.
Join the Breakfast Club!

We are looking for people who want to join the Breakfast Club! Volunteers are needed to help prepare a full breakfast one Sunday a month beginning in June. Breakfast will be served between services, so folks can dine before or after worship. If you are interested in being a “club member” (even if you aren’t available every month), please contact Joy Johnson (757-876-5235 or morris.johnson1@verizon.net). 
Spotlight family: The Fabbris
Lisa Ann and Bryan Fabbri, with their daughter Gianna, began attending St. Andrew’s three years ago at the invitation of long-time friend Dawn Edquist. Lisa, originally from Richmond, is a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Hampton Newport News Infant Program and provides services to children from ages 0 to 36 months. Lisa enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, dining, Pilates, and going to live music events (particularly jazz, blues, and rock and roll). Bryan, originally from Masontown, Pennsylvania is a Research Scientist for SSAI, a contractor for NASA, and is responsible for managing climatology measurement sites for the atmospheric sciences department. Bryan enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports including softball, basketball, golf, and football as well as gardening, dining, and traveling. Gianna is thirteen years old and attends Ella Fitzgerald Middle School. She enjoys ice skating, roller skating, art, traveling, playing her PS4, piano, zip-lining, and their cat, Squeaky. 

Congratulations to Wilson Waddill and Antonella Abad who will be married on May 21 and reside in Charleston, South Carolina.
THRIVE Peninsula update

Since March 27, when we began our “second ton,” we have collected 377.2 pounds of food items for THRIVE. Please bring an item with you each week.
Receiving communion while worshiping virtually

For those worshiping with us virtually on Sunday mornings, you can call or text Bill Wilds (880-5460) to arrange to pick up communion kits any weekday morning between 9:00 AM and noon.
Upcoming at St. Andrew's
For the full church calendar, click here.

Wednesday, May 18
11:00 AM - Holy Eucharist and Healing
12:00 PM - Parish Lunch to Go
5:15 PM - Centering Prayer (Parish Library)
6:00 PM - Choir rehearsal (church)
6:30 PM - Women of the Word (Parish Library)

Thursday, May 19
7:30 AM - Centering Prayer (Parish Library)
10:00 AM - Bible Study (Parish Library)

Sunday, May 22
8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15 AM - Adult Forum (Parish Hall)
10:15 AM - Children's Chapel (Youth House)
10:30 AM - Holy Eucharist (also live-streamed on our Facebook page)
11:45 AM - Leadership Caucus (Parish Hall)

Tuesday, May 24
1:00 PM - Crafters Group (Parish Library)
5:30 PM - Memorial Committee (Rector's Office)
7:00 PM - Vestry meeting (Parish Hall)

Wednesday, May 25
11:00 AM - Holy Eucharist with Healing
5:00 PM - LINK Board meeting (Parish Hall)
5:15 PM - Centering Prayer (Parish Library)
6:30 PM - Women of the Word (Parish Library)
Service Participants - May 22, 2022

8:00 AM Service
Lector & Prayers: Bill Wilds
Chalicers: David Franzman
Acolyte: Bill Wilds
Greeter: Morris Johnson
Ushers: Conway Shield, Terry Wolak
Sound: John Whitley

10:30 AM Service
Lector: Nora Lambiotte
Prayers: Pat Woodbury
Chalicers: Nora Lambiotte, Pat Woodbury
Acolyte: Caroline Rous
Greeters: Charlotte and Doug Vaughan
Ushers: Rick Donaldson, Chris Robinson, Bob Wharton
Sound: Leah Klinger
Camera: Audre'ana Ellis
May Altar Guild: Mary Morgan Hunter, Anne Edelblute, Sarah Findley, Rossie Hampton, Jane Smola, Debbie Tanner, Allie Wittkamp
May Flower Guild: Sandy Deans, Terry Arnold, Kate Horning, Elizabeth Mayo
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What if I need to reach the parish clergy or staff?

What if I have a pastoral emergency or know of someone else who is ill?
Call or text Anne directly at 804-687-5396.