Sunday, October 21, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Rite I, Fr. Pence officiating
The Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Fr. Pence officiating

Church School at 10 a.m.; childcare available 9:45 a.m.
Worship notes

The Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

Old Testament

“Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:4-6
The Gospel |Mark 10:35-45

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
The week of October 21

Sunday, 8 a.m., The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Sunday, 9 a.m., Choir rehearsal
Sunday, 10 a.m., The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday, 20 a.m., Church School for children
Childcare available 9:45 a.m.

Sunday, 11:30 a.m., Finance Committee
Sunday, 12 p.m., Relay for Life Team Book Sale at Leclaire Parkfest
Sunday, 4 p.m., Community Concert

Tuesday, 10 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Wednesday, 8 a.m., The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Getting to Know YOU!

Maxine and Doug Callies began attending St. Andrew’s in 2015. Maxine grew up in Mount Olive and Doug in Milwaukee. Maxine has lived in Edwardsville since 1966, when her late husband began working at SIUE. Doug moved here in 2003. M arried for 15 years, they have four children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren between them. They suffered the tragic loss of their son, Ed, in March of this year.
 
Maxine retired as President of the SIUE Credit Union after 38 years of service but still serves on the board of directors. Doug retired from CUNA Mutual Insurance Company CUNA Mutual is the company that provides all the insurance products credit unions need such as bonds, credit life insurance, pensions and such. He claims that when Maxine's pension (that he sold) came due, he married her.  
 
Maxine’s hobbies include photography, sewing, traveling, reading, and enjoying time with family and friends. Doug is currently writing a book, loves old cars, plays golf, and enjoys being the best great grandpa ever. 
 
Many years ago the church Maxine attended shared some joint services with St. Andrew's and she thought it was a welcoming church. When Maxine was looking for a place of worship, Liz Edwards invited her to a service. To quote Maxine, "I was warmly welcomed by the congregation, immediately liked Father Ralph, loved the music, and felt that I was where I was meant to be." 

Maxine is enjoying the quilt guild, involvement in the book sales, the women's group, first Tuesday luncheons, coffee hours and the warm atmosphere created by the parish. 

Editors' note: Parishioners told us that the stories in past months about our Church School families were of great interest. In this issue, we begin a new series: families who have joined the parish in the past three years.
ECW White Elephant Boutique, Friday, 4 to 7, and Saturday 9 to Noon.

St. Louis Cardinals fans are in for a treat as are shoppers looking for beautiful china, crystal, linens, collectibles and jewelry at ECW’s White Elephant Boutique.

Take a moment to check out more pictures of the sale items on the parish Facebook page then come to Pearson Hall to pick out Christmas presents, one of a kind treasures, and items to use in Holiday entertaining. You will find good value in the items at the sale while supporting a good cause.

Revenue from the White Elephant Boutique will support hospitality and special projects at St. Andrew’s. For example, half of the chair you used in Pearson Hall was funded through ECW. The organization gave generously to the Centennial Windows restoration. It supports Outreach, Relay for Life, Game Night and other special programs. Finally, every Sunday ECW puts the coffee in Coffee Hour. With your help, ECW will keep on perking.
Transitions

Arguably the most harmonious period in St. Andrew’s recent history was the rectorship of Fr. Stephen E. Weissman (1975-1990), by far the longest tenure of a St. Andrew’s priest prior to that of Mother Virginia Bennett (1996-2003). The parish prospered under his leadership, experiencing a more than 20% increase in pledging households during that period. Parishioners who remember Steve recall a gentle and eloquent man who, in a few minutes, could deliver “a sermon you could remember all week.” Weissman’s regard for St. Andrew’s was equally high. He regarded it as a “functional parish” whose members were, on the whole, kind, gracious and intelligent. His service here was, he declared, “the best job I ever had.”

Weissman’s decision to leave St. Andrew’s for personal reasons was painful to priest and parish alike. Steve took his leave with the grace and generosity with which he had served St. Andrew’s for almost a decade-and-a-half. In a letter dated January 29, 1990 and addressed to “Dear Sisters and Gentle Brothers,” he noted that “St. Andrew’s has been extravagantly kind to me. I am bonded to many parishioners here…. Here I have spent more than fourteen years of the center of my adult life, longer than I have spent at any other place. Here my younger children have grown up. Here you and I have seen sunny days and shadowy. No man could ask for better.”

He closed his farewell letter with the wish that St. Andrew’s would find a successor “who has different talents and fresh perspectives. Whoever it turns out to be, if you treat that priest half as lovingly as you have treated me, he will thank God for the opportunity to serve you. As I thank Him. Love, Stephen”

That’s a farewell worthy of remembering as we engage in a new transition.

-Jim Weingartner
Announcements

This Sunday—the King of Instruments and the Instrument of Kings
Henry Evans and trumpeter Dallas Blair will give a program of trumpet and organ music this Sunday, October 21, at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. They will be joined by soprano Emily Ottwein. The program includes the music of Handel, Vaughan Williams, Blair, Corelli and others. The concert is free and open to the public.

Support Relay for Life This Sunday at Leclaire Parkfest
The St. Andrew’s Relay for Life team is running its annual used-book sale at Leclaire Parkfest on Sunday, October 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Please come by the festival, pick up some terrific books and enjoy all the great activities at Parkfest! All profits will go to the American Cancer Society. –Elizabeth Donald

November Selection for Book Club
Our next Book Club meeting is Monday, November 19th, 1 p.m., Pearson Hall. Our selection for November has been changed from  No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt  to Please Look after Mom , an international best seller by Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin . This book is available from the Edwardsville Public Library and, oh yes — it is much shorter than our first choice! –Pat Rudloff

Coffee Hour
The Coffee Hour dates that were listed in last week’s newsletter — November 18th and 25th and December 16th and 23rd — still need volunteers. If you volunteered early in 2018 or have not volunteered yet this year, please consider taking on this responsibility.
-Pat Rudloff

Correction to the October 11 Newsletter
Nichole DeWall was incorrectly listed as continuing on the Mission Leadership Team through 2019. Nichole’s term ends in January 2019. Liz Edwards is continuing through 2019 along with Bob Hume and Riley Atwood. The editors regret the error.
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