October 13, 2019
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


& More Donuts
(and Jamaican Punch!!)

Farewell Reception for Lorna

October 13 after the 10:30 service

Join us for a fun & festive celebration
of Lorna's ministry at St. Andrew’s

Do-nut forget us Lorna!!!
This Sunday

8:00 - Holy Eucharist, Rite One
9:15 Adult Forum
10:30 - Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
Children's Chapel

11:30 Farewell Reception for Lorna

Noon Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Coffee in the lobby all morning
Nursery open 10:15 until 11:45

Christian Formation
The Adult Forum will meet at 9:15 AM in the Parish Hall.  This week’s topic is Icons led by Lorna Williams.

Children’s Chapel meets in the school library during the 10:30 AM service immediately following the reading of the gospel.  

The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will meet from noon to 2:00 PM in the youth room.  
Purse for Lorna
If you would like to contribute to a purse as a gift of gratitude to Lorna for her ministry in our midst, please make a check payable to St. Andrew's by October 11 with Lorna in the memo section.
Nominations for the Vestry
Nominations for the Vestry Class of 2022 are now being accepted. If you would like to nominate someone, after getting their permission, please submit the nomination form (available in the rack outside of the church office or click here to download) by November 3. The election will take place on Sunday, December 8 after the 10:30 AM service.
Don't forget to RSVP!

Please Join Us as We Celebrate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Gracious Giving
Pledge Campaign

Wednesday, October 23
5:30 – 7:30 PM

at the home of
Mary Gibson Waddill
24 Spottswood Lane
Newport News, Virginia 23606

Your pledge card is your admission ticket!

Click here to RSVP by October 16! Subject line should say Pledge Party.
Allie Wittkamp and her daughter, Larkin
2020 Pledge Campaign: Reflections on Gracious Giving

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us,
an offering and sacrifice to God.

When we walk in Christ's love together, we pave the road with support, dedication and kindness. I see these elements on display whenever I am with the people of St. Andrew's - in worship, on the vestry and committees that keep the business of the church humming, and in every passing encounter. We are a body fueled by Christ's love, and our love for each other. What gifts those are!

During this stewardship drive, as we consider our own Gracious Giving, think of the gifts St. Andrew's gives to you. We are invited to God's table in abundance, we have a 100-year history of welcoming others into an active faith community, we meet kind and helpful faces at every turn. The continued health of our church depends on us, its members, to make generous gifts to sustain its mission and support it as an active place of worship. Consider the gifts you receive, as you consider the gift you will make, to support a thriving 2020 at St. Andrew's!

Your companion on the road,
Allie Wittkamp
Welcome Babies!
Poppy Drake
born on October 3
daughter of Maggie and Solomon Drake
granddaughter of John and Gabbi Darden
great granddaughter of Virginia Darden

Anne Katherine Brown
born on October 4
daughter of Adam Brown and Kate Henderson Brown

Elliot Francis Law
born on October 5
son of Margaret Lindsay and Christopher Law
grandson of Andy Lindsay and Anne Thornton-Lindsay
All Saints’ Sunday - Don't forget to sign a ribbon!
On All Saints’ Sunday, November 3, we will have one more opportunity to honor our 100th Anniversary as we remember family saints, living or dead, by writing their names on ribbons that will be carried in and out of the church at the 10:30 AM service. The service will be followed by a reception. Be watching for the details!!

There will be several locations on Sundays October 20 and 27 at which you can write the names of your saints on ribbons. You may also come by the church during the week until Wednesday, October 30 to write names on the ribbons.
Don't Forget to RSVP!
Click here to send an RSVP email to Rachel Roby by Sunday, October 13. Subject line should say Italian Supper. 
Refreshing the Parish Hall!
A volunteer team, led by John Streker, has been busy this week painting the Parish Hall. When you see them, remember to thank John and other team members: Chris Robinson, Danny Switzer, Bill Von Ohlen, Steve Howell, Matthew Williamson, and John Whitley.
Getting Ready for Our Community Halloween Outreach - needed now: bags of candy , children's books, and toys
Halloween is sneaking up on us! To be ready for the 1000 or so children that blanket our neighborhood each year we need:
  • lots of candy to make 1,000+ Trick or Treat bags
  • children's books (can be gently used)
  • small stuffed animals and toys (ditto)
It takes a while for our volunteers to stuff 1000 treat bags, so please bring all of your donations as soon as possible but no later than Wednesday, October 23 and place them in the Halloween Treat Box in the Main Street Lobby. Let's keep a great tradition going!
Responding to Gun Violence - Prayer Vigil on Oct. 20.
In an effort to continue to address gun violence and its effects on our lives and community, we will be holding a prayer vigil/service on Sunday, October 20, at 4 PM here at St. Andrew’s. After the service, there will be a meeting of those who are interested in learning more about what can be done about this epidemic on an individual/collective basis. For concerns or comments, please contact Karen Merritt, merrik01@msn.com or Merrill Hemmert, merrillhemmert@verizon.net.
This notice can now be found in French churches:
En entrant dans cette église, il est possible que vous entendiez l'appel de Dieu. Par contre, il n'est pas susceptible de vous contacter par téléphone. Merci d'avoir éteint votre téléphone. Si vous souhaitez parler à Dieu, entrez, choisissez un endroit tranquille et parle lui. Si vous souhaitez le voir, envoyez-lui un SMS en conduisant.

Translation: It is possible that on entering this church, you may hear the Call of God. On the other hand, it is not likely that he will contact you by phone. Thank you for turning off your phone. If you would like to talk to God, come in, choose a quiet place, and talk to him. If you would like to see him, send him a text while driving.
100th Anniversary History Notes for October
  • On October 15, 1954, it was reported that Hurricane Hazel “roughed up the place.”
  • On October 27, 1974, the newly installed Noehren organ was dedicated.
Our 100th Anniversary Recipe File - Scalloped Oysters
from Our Family Recipes , a cookbook by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

1 c melted butter or margarine
1 ½ pt oysters (drained thoroughly on paper towels)
¾ c bread crumbs
1 ½ c cracker crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Butter a shallow baking dish. Combine the crumbs, mix with the melted butter, and place 1/3 in baking dish. Add a single layer of oysters. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat another layer of crumbs, oysters, and salt and pepper. Add remaining 1/3 of crumbs on top. Bake at 450 degrees 30-40 minutes. -Carol Hogg