September 29, Sixteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II
Fr. John Thorpe, officiating

Church School 10 a.m. | Child Care 9:45 a.m.
 Choir Rehearsal 9 a.m.

Pictured: Stained glass window of Saint Andrew at Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College.

Worship notes

The Collect:
O God, you declare your mighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers in your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen

This week’s lessons: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

“Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.” 1 Timothy 6:6-7
The Gospel | Luke 16:19-31

Jesus said, "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried.

In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.' But Abraham said, `Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.'

He said, `Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father's house-- for I have five brothers-- that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.' Abraham replied, `They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.' He said, `No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
Schedule | Week of September 29

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., St. Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 816
Saturday, 9:00 a.m., Gardening Angels
2020 Stewardship Campaign Begins Sunday, October 6!

October is Stewardship Month and details of the 2020 campaign will begin unfolding as of Sunday, October 6. The Stewardship Committee, comprised of Andy Mills, Marian Smithson, Lynley Atwood, Larry Reader, and Jane Weingartner encourage you to be thinking about your 2020 gift to St. Andrew's so your pledge can be returned on Sunday, October 27 and can be taken to the altar to be blessed on Sunday, November 3. This year's theme is "The Gifts of God for the People of God" and we will celebrate the offering of pledges at a Harvest Potluck on Sunday, November 3!
Deanery Meeting, September 15

Darrow Deanery recently met at St. George's in Belleville with Fr. Ian Wetmore, Dean, presiding. Kevin Babb and Marian Smithson attended for St. Andrew's. Representatives of the other Deanery churches in Alton, Belleville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, and O'Fallon were in attendance. After each church shared highlights of the past year, Fr. Wetmore provided information about the upcoming Synod meeting in Alton on October 18-19. Because Fr. Wetmore will be relocating to New York as of October 1, election of an acting Dean was held. Bishop Tony Clavier of St. Thomas will be serving in this capacity until the end of this year. A lay representative to Synod, Diane Martin of St. Paul's, was also elected.
ECW White Elephant Boutique, October 18 and 19

Do you have artwork or prints, nice linens, glassware, pottery, brass, antiques, china, jewelry, fashionable purses, upscale kitchenware, seasonal items (Christmas and Halloween), collectibles in good condition that need to find a new home?

The ECW White Elephant Boutique sale in just four weeks will help you declutter and help ECW carry out its mission of hospitality and support for special projects and ministries at St. Andrew’s. Our thanks go to all parishioners for your help with this important project.

Please bring contributions of fashionable, attractive items in good to great condition to the sitting room near the back entrance of the lower level below Pearson Hall anytime between now and October 17 th . If you need more information, call Mary Jane Helsel at 656-7653.
The 2019 United Thank Offering Ingathering Ends Sunday

The Fall United Thank Offering Ingathering at St. Andrew’s concludes on Sunday, September 29. UTO envelopes and boxes are in the narthex.

UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. In 2019, $1.5 million will be awarded to various projects. In 2000, St. Andrew’s received a $25,000 grant to help fund a path of access so that all people would have access to the parish addition and the church.
From the Archives: Daily Bread

In our archives is a thick folder of correspondence related to Seasoning with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church: A Cookbook for the Liturgical Year. Completed and published in late 1999 by the women of our ECW, it is a compendium of 250 recipes, most of which were contributed by St. Andrew’s parishioners. What distinguishes it from ordinary cookbooks is its organization according to the liturgical year. Appropriately themed artwork, prayers and theological commentaries are interspersed among recipes–some delightfully simple, some challenging in their complexity—which reflect a wide range of culinary tastes and skills.

Following a notice in The Springfield Current, the cookbook received a favorable review in the Easter, 2000 issue of The Anglican Digest . At $15.00 per copy, including shipping, it sold well, if not quite like hotcakes (for which it contained no recipe). The initial run of 324 copies sold out and it went into a second printing of 327 copies. The bookstore of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis stocked it, and orders came in from 30 states and Canada, some with memorable comments. The Anglican Digest review had included sample recipes, and some orders were placed by readers who had tried them. Ray Harmon’s onion casserole and marinated carrots (p. 100) were singled out for special praise – they were judged “delicious”!

Barbara Pinckney of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, lauded the women of St. Andrew’s for producing a “super” and “marvelous” cookbook and declared that she was “having a wonderful time reading each recipe and all the information on the church year.” An order was placed by Archbishop Robert Zaborowski of the schismatic splinter Mariavite Old Catholic Church, who expressed appreciation for the cookbook in that, lacking “a cook or other domestic help, I am chief custodian, sacristan, cook and housekeeper.” If that was not sufficient evidence of denominational poverty, Archbishop Zaborowski added plaintively that “our Church offers both new and used liturgical articles which are offered for auction through eBay.” (I think he deserved a free copy.)

The publication of Seasoning with St. Andrew’s was an impressive achievement of ECW and immediately preceded an even more impressive achievement by our church—the building of the addition. Both are evidence of a parish that was recovering in the wake of a painful period in its history.

The author of Ecclesiastes wrote as though he had foreseen the St. Andrew’s of the cookbook: “ Go, eat your food with gladness and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.” Ecclesiastes, 9:7.

- Jim Weingartner

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed!
It is St. Andrews time to do Meals on Wheels, an outreach project to the community. Our dates are Monday September 30 through October 11. Volunteers need to pick up the meals at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Street Community Center and deliver them. The number of meals varies from day to day, but the approximate time is 1 to 1.5 hours. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by Pearson Hall or you may contact Lyndia Pezza at
(401)463-8049 or

Coffee Hour
Only three dates in 2019 are available for hosting Coffee Hour: October 6, November 24, and December 1. To sign up as a host, contact Pat Rudloff.
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