July 28, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I, Fr. Pence, Officiant

The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II, Fr. Boase, Officiant

Child Care 9:45 a.m.
Worship notes

The Collect:
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever and ever. A men.

This week’s lessons: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138:1-6; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13

Epistle
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7
The Gospel | Luke 11:1-13

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:

  • Father, hallowed be your name. | Your kingdom come. | Give us each day our daily bread. | And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. | And do not bring us to the time of trial."
And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.' And he answers from within, `Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

"So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! "
Schedule for the week of July 28

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Friday, 5:00 p.m., Book Fair
Saturday, 9:00 a.m., Book Fair

Office volunteers will be in daily to check phone messages, and distribute mail.
Parish Updates

  • The Rector Search Committee has met twice, is revising the Parish Profile to reflect the current goals of the parish concerning potential clergy, and has been in contact with the office of the Bishop concerning identifying candidates for the rector vacancy per Kevin Babb, Committee Chair.

  • St. Andrew's Quilt Guild members report that their recent two-day trip to Missouri quilt shops was a huge success. Nearly 50 area women traveled by bus from Edwardsville to five locations in Missouri, including the well-known Missouri Star shop in Hamilton. Looking ahead, the Guild announced their 2020 show will take place Thursday, March 5, Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. No show hours on Sunday in 2020.
  • Don't forget! The Outreach Committee is collecting school supplies for the Glen Ed Pantry now through Friday, August 2. Notebooks, pencils, backpacks, crayons scissors, glue sticks and notebook paper would be appreciated. Place items in the basket in Pearson Hall.

  • Come to St. Andrew's Book Fair Next weekend, August 2-3! There’s so much to love at the Book Fair: wonderful books, DVDs, CDs and LPs at a bargain prices and a friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you. Book Sale hours are Friday, August 2, 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The parish website at standrews-edwardsville.com has several updates, including links for sending questions or information to the church in general, the Senior and Junior Warden, Treasurer, and others that can be used by parishioners or community persons. Additional information about making stock gifts to St. Andrew's or gifts from your IRA have been added. Take a few minutes to check it out!
Consider Supporting the Springfield Diocese Initiative in Tabora, Tanzania!

Bishop Martins is inviting our diocese to contribute to the Tabora initiative in Tanzania. “I have visited the Diocese of Tabora twice and have seen firsthand the conditions under which their clergy labor. From our comfortable western perspective, we would call it nothing less than heroic," indicates Bishop Martins.

As it celebrates its thirtieth year, our companion Diocese in Tabora is embarking on a campaign to further ensure the future health–quite literally–and flourishing of the Church in the diocese. Bishop Elias is launching a campaign to raise funds in order to provide health insurance at the diocesan level to the fifty clergy and their families who call the Diocese of Tabora home. Startup cost is 12,500,000 Tanzanian shillings, which is roughly $5,500. Once established, the program will cost around $500 a month to maintain.

Contributions to this effort can be made to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund by mailing checks to 821 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Ilinois 62704. Just indicate that it is for the Diocese of Tabora healthcare initiative. Funds will be collected through September 1.

Click here for more information on the Anglican Diocese of Tabora.
The Great Kumphoozle

When Clio, the muse of history, deserts me or leads me onto unwelcome paths, I can always resort to that seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of the bizarre, our mystery priest, Henry Tudor. Lawyer, priest, bigamist, merchant, con-artist and probably some other things that I’ve yet to discover. He also used pulpit and pen as a social and political critic. Here are some verses from his satirical poem about a fictional ruler of an imaginary kingdom.

~~~The Great Kumphoozle of Whak by Henry M. Tudor~~~

  • His empire was strong –his fingernails long,
  • His tongue was as sharp as a tack,
  • He wore his crown o’er a permanent frown,
  • Did the Great Kumphoozle of Whak.
  • He had ruined the lives of some scores of his “wives,”
  • But he never had sighed for them back,
  • “The last is still best” was a favorite jest,
  • Of the great Kumphoozle of Whak.
  • ‘Twas his ministers’ task in his sunshine to bask,
  • Till the clouds in his visage grew black,
  • Then to shudder in dread till “Off with his head”
  • Said the great Kumphoozle of Whak.
  • He had never decreased life’s ills in the least,
  • But to add to their sum he’d the knack,
  • With commerce and trade sad havoc he played,
  • Did the great Kumphoozle of Whak.
  • For a man is no good till it’s well understood,
  • There are other trump cards in the pack,
  • Which from cradle to throne, no one ever had shown,
  • To the great Kumphoozle of Whak.
  • How to help one another, to feel for a brother,
  • To lighten the load he must pack,
  • ‘Tis too late to be told when you’ve grown rather old,
  • And have long been Kumphoozle of Whak.”

Henry Tudor would be a good man to have around should there be any Kumphoozles to confront in our own time. But of course there aren’t any, are there? -Jim Weingartner
Announcements

Coffee Hour
Coffee Hour slots are filled through September, except for August 25 and September 1, thanks to the generosity of St. Andrew’s parishioners! –Pat Rudloff

Summer Cleaning?
The ECW will again hold a White Elephant Boutique in the Fall. Please start saving glassware, china, pottery, silver, jewelry, seasonal items, purses, collectibles, fine linens and similar items for the sale.
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