Sunday, November 18, 26th Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Rite II
Fr. Pence will officiate at both services.

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

The Collect:
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scripture to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25; Mark 13:1-8

The Epistle
“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
The Gospel |Mark 13:1-8

As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”
The week of November 18
Monday, 1 p.m., Book Club
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 816
Tuesday, 10 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving!
Highlights of the November 14 th Meeting of the Mission Leadership Team

  • The Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2019, with a snow date of January 27th. Information on the election of new MLT members will be forthcoming.

  • Father Morsch phoned during the meeting to describe his wife’s medical problems, which have delayed the Morsches’ arrival in Edwardsville. Barbara is suffering from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which involves shingles affecting a facial nerve near the ear, causing pain, nausea and vertigo. Happily, she is making encouraging progress toward recovery, and Father Morsch hopes to assume his new responsibilities in mid-December.

  • A decision was made to award the contract to replace the addition’s basement and office area units for heating and cooling to Langhauser Sheet Metal Company, the company that installed the original equipment, for a total cost of $15,597. Some parishioners have stepped forward to assist in defraying the cost, and it is hoped that more will follow suit.

  • The stewardship campaign has thus far generated 41 pledges totaling $145,000. When all parishioners have turned in their pledges, total pledge income is anticipated to match or exceed last year’s record total.
Getting to Know YOU!

Dave and Deane Thomas  have been married thirty-eight years. Both grew up in the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City but didn’t really know each other. Deane lit candles at the church for Dave’s sister’s wedding and caught her bouquet. Years later they met and married. It was destined!
Deane majored in Advertising at the University of Illinois and later completed her master’s degree in Speech Communication at SIUE.  Dave has a B.A. in Fine Art from SIUE. She retired from Metro Academic and Classical High School as a college counselor. Previously, she was an English and Speech teacher and counselor at Granite City High School. Dave owns Dave Thomas Design and would love to retire. He is awesome according to his favorite coffee cup. (Deane says he is "Just a wee bit cheeky.")
They have two daughters and three grandchildren. Megan and her husband, Mike, live in Ballwin with their son, Simon, who is seven. Claire and her husband, Jeremiah, live in Shrewsbury with their daughter, Lyra, who is six and son, Ellis, who is age two. Megan majored in music education at Millikin University. Claire majored in fashion at Washington University, where she currently teaches. Claire has an exciting children’s fashion line called “Vivi,” which is on Facebook as Vivi Design Studio. “Vivi” was Deane’s mother. Deane indicates all grandmothers should check out her line!
Deane babysits Ellis one day a week and is a member of the St. Andrew’s Quilt Guild.  She enjoys water aerobics, reading and her grandchildren. Her name is pronounced “dee-nee."
Dave is an avid Formula I race fan and enjoys driving a red Honda NSX way too fast.  He is often mistaken for Doug Callies at coffee hour.
Both Dave and Deane are of Welsh descent and their families lived in a small village outside of Swansea but they are not related. The Episcopal Church helped Deane’s family emigrate to the United States, and her mother was raised in the church in Granite City. Dave and Deane have visited Wales three times including last summer when they toured Scotland and Wales.
Advent Begins with Lessons and Carols,
Sunday, December 2, 5 p.m.

Advent, a season of hopeful anticipation of God's breaking into our world and our time, begins on Sunday, December 2, this year. The season is composed of four Sundays prior to Christmas Day, beginning around the first of December.

St. Andrew's celebrates the beginning of Advent with the beautiful service of Lessons and Carols, which includes readings, hymns and anthems sung by St. Andrew’s Choir, to celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. A reception in Pearson Hall follows the service. ECW asks the women of the church to contribute finger foods for the reception.
A Thanksgiving Recipe

About 20 years ago, as many of you will remember, this parish produced a cookbook, Seasoning with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church: A Cookbook for the Liturgical Year. It was an impressive effort undertaken by our ECW and involved the gathering of 250 recipes, almost all contributed by parishioners. The recipes were arranged according to the liturgical year with introductions to each liturgical season by our then rector, Mother Virginia L. Bennett. Recipes and supporting text were organized and produced in the form of a handy and attractive volume. The recipes range from the fairly complex to the delightfully simple (but all, of course, delicious!). In the category of simple and delicious is one contributed by Pat Sim for “Brandied Cranberry Sauce,” which was served in the Sim household along with the Thanksgiving turkey.

Pat Sim’s Brandied Cranberry Sauce
  • 12 oz. cranberries
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 to ½ cup brandy
  • 2 T finely shredded orange peel
Wash and sort cranberries. Mix with other ingredients in a 9-inch pan. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees until tender (about 1 hour). Stir occasionally.

I just made a batch, and it’s excellent either warm or chilled. It’s quite sweet and, if you’d prefer a bit of tartness, reduce the sugar by a half-cup.

Happy Thanksgiving!-Jim Weingartner
Support St. Andrew’s Scarf Project This Winter!

Our Scarf Project is once again in operation at the Edwardsville Public Library. Those in need may help themselves to scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, hats, earmuffs, shawls, and throws—all those small extras that make the difference in comfort. As I write this, it’s trying to snow. Weren’t we in sandal weather 3 weeks ago? That’s a tough transition for those of us with means.
If you can help those without means with any of the above items, please leave them in our box on the shelf in the cloak room. We accept new or gently used items. We are particularly needing men’s and boys’ items. We also accept donations of fleece yardage and monetary donations. Make checks out to St. Andrew’s and designate Outreach: Scarf Project in the memo section. Thank you for any help you can give. For questions, talk to Mary Bohn or Diane Dudding. –Diane Dudding

Book Club Meets November 19
The St. Andrew’s Book Club will meet Monday, November 19, 1 p.m. in Pearson Hall. Our book selection this month is Please Look after Mom by Korean author Kyung Sook-Shin. If you have a favorite book to suggest and would like the opportunity to discuss its merits with others, we would like to hear from you. Also, join us for some lively conversation whether you have read this month’s selection or not! –Pat Rudloff

ECW Holiday Celebration at Sugo’s Spaghetteria
When : Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.
Who: All women of St. Andrews and their friends are invited!
Where: Sugo's Spaghetteria, 244 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville

Please RSVP to by emailing or by calling 618-292-8036 by Monday, November 26. -Nancy Dickens
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