Jesus blesses the sick. Luke 13:10-17
Weekly Sunday service information and parish newsletter.
The Reverend Eugene A. Stormer, Celebrant
August 21 - Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
+The Holy Eucharist+
Rite I 8 a.m. | Rite II 10 a.m.

Masks are optional.

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - child care in the nursery.
9:15 - Adults - Morning Prayer & conversation in Pearson Hall
10 a.m. service in person & streamed via Facebook Live.
Coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service.
11:30 a.m. - Vestry meeting in the nave.
Sunday Readings
  • Isaiah 58:9b-14
  • Psalm 103:1-8
  • Hebrews 12:18-29
  • Luke 13:10-17
Make Your Offering!
The Week of August 21

  • Monday through Friday - Daily 8 a.m. morning prayer and 5:30 p.m. evening prayer in the chapel.
  • Friday - AA Meeting at 7 a.m. in Pearson Hall.

Looking Ahead

  • Sunday, September 11 - fall startup: choir and church school return.
  • Thursday & Friday, September 23 and 24 - Quilt Guild Garage Sale.
  • Sunday, October 16 - Relay for Life Book Sale at Parkfest
  • Thursday & Friday, November 4 - 5 - Fall Book Fair

We are currently testing two congregational surveys that have been prepared for online submission by Marian Smithson. We hope to distribute those surveys to the congregation this week .
Kevin Babb 
Senior Warden 
Mark Your Calendar for the Quilt Guild's Fall Sale:
Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24

Mark your calendars and tell your friends and family. A super sale of fabric and quilting items will be featured at the Guild's "Garage Sale" on September 23 and 24. Items for sale will include quilt books, rulers, quilting notions, quilt blocks, and fabric collections for quilt projects. ECW will also sell jewelry at the Guild sale.
Are You Aware of the Many Ways You Can Be Involved at St. Andrew's?

Fall is just around the corner and another year of parish activity will soon be underway. Would you like to be a part of St. Andrew's many ministries? What do you know about them and how could you volunteer your time?

From now through September, Weekend Update will feature various parish ministries in order to acquaint you with their activities and whom you could contact if you would like to volunteer your time. The two ministries featured this issue are Altar Guild and Flower Guild. Take time to re read the two articles below!
The Altar Guild

“Altar Guild: A voluntary group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterwards….” (An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church).

Parishioners don’t often see the Altar Guild—Sue Buckley, Marianne Cavanaugh, Donna Ireland, Jane Klamer, Jane Voigts, Cindy Yelverton and Jane Weingartner—at work. When do they work? What do they do?
Each member serves once or twice a month, spending about an hour preparing for Sunday’s services and another 45 minutes cleaning up after the service and washing and ironing linen used in the service. Altar Guild also oversees the changing of banners and frontals (altar covers) at the change of liturgical seasons.

Each Saturday fresh holy water is put into the baptismal font and liquid paraffin into the candles on the reredos and altar. Guild members also change the tabernacle candle and arrange the vested chalice, water cruet, lavabo bowl, wine cruet and hosts on the credence table for the 8 a.m. service. They polish any brass that has gotten tarnished and set out the offering plate in the narthex.

On Sundays, arriving between services they wash the chalice and paten and reset the altar for 10 a.m. After the 10 a.m. service they wash the chalice and paten, rinse the linen, put away everything used in the service, cover the Gospel and the service book with one dust cover and use a second to cover the altar. At home holy linen is washed and brought back starched, ironed and folded the following Sunday.

It is a privilege to touch holy items in the sacristy and sanctuary and to be of service to worshippers at St. Andrew’s. Members comment on the presence they feel as they go about their duties and how much they learn about the liturgy and the liturgical year through their service.
If you want to learn more about the Altar Guild, please contact any member.
 -Jane Weingartner
The Flower Guild

Like the Altar Guild, members of the Flower Guild are "behind the scenes." If you were to stop by the church on a Saturday, usually in the morning, you would often find a Flower Guild volunteer disposing of the prior week's flowers on the altar and beginning work to create a new arrangement for Sunday.

Prior to arriving at church, the volunteer might have cut some flowers from their own garden to use at church but often the volunteers stop at Schnuck's to pick up flowers for their arrangements prior to coming to church. Sometimes the altar arrangement will reflect the liturgical season and at other times the arrangement will honor or remember a loved one at the request of a parish family. (It is still just $25 to make a special request.)

At Christmas and Easter, the Guild impresses us all with the glory of nature's floral creations by filling the altar area and window sills with beautiful flowers. It takes many hands to do this work and any interested parishioner is welcome to join the Guild members at these special times in the liturgical year.

The work of the Guild is coordinated by Kathryn Biarkis and she is joined by LaVernn Wilson, Janice and Lesley Joplin, Caroline Douglas, and Sandy Cooper. Julie Hamilton has served the Guild for many years but is currently taking a leave. If you would like to join Guild members in this joyful work, contact Kathryn or any other member of the Guild.

Note: Parishioner gifts at Christmas and Easter support Guild expenses.
St. Andrew's Communications
Communications Coordinator and Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Marian Smithson
Newsletter Editor, Jane Weingartner | Newsletter Editor, Marianne Cavanaugh