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November—December 2014
Jay’s
Say
All Saints’ Day is 1st November, but The Episcopal Church
considers this celebration so important that it can be moved
to the closest Sunday. I love it when All Saints’ Sunday falls on 2nd
November, as it does this year, because in our church calendar 2nd
November is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’
Day). Our morning Eucharists glorify the heroes of the faith along with
the countless number of saints whose names have been forgotten. In the
evening (6 PM) we gather for a poignant service to remember our own
loved ones who died.
As it happens, this year the clocks go back on All Saints’ Sunday/All
Souls’ Day. But don’t despair when darkness falls at 5 PM on 2nd
November. In church at 6 o’clock we’ll bring hope into the gloom.
Amidst failing light and falling leaves, we give thanks for those who
have brought the light of love into our lives and into our world.
All Saints’ Sunday is the turning point from the green season following
Pentecost to the darker mood of November at the end of the Christian
Year. Veterans’ Day and the natural feeling of fall have a certain
solemnity and sadness about them.
Inside this issue:
But at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew, the liturgical year ends on
Register, Birthdays &
Announcements
2 a high note. On Sunday, 23rd November we celebrate Saint Andrew. A
Sunday School
bagpiper leads us into worship, and the Rev’d Sally Hague preaches on
3 her last Sunday at Saint Andrew’s. It’s been great having Sally with us
during my first year at Saint Andrew’s, but she now lives in Lebanon.
Wardens’ Message &
Outreach
4-5 Saint Thomas’ Church in Hanover will be the richer for having this
Calendar & Music
News
Meet Deacon Intern
Johanna Young
Evensong
wonderful, wise woman of God in their midst.
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On Sunday, 30th November, the great cycle of the Christian Year begins
8 anew on Advent Sunday. In Advent, the mood is one of waiting. We long
9 for the coming of Christ; we yearn for God’s presence.
Western Convocation &
Announcements 10-11
Parish Directory
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God may come amid awesome signs in great glory. But God may come
quietly, not in power, but in grace.
Enter into the mood of Advent, and God will come to you at Christmas.
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Parish Birthdays
Funerals
September 6
David Webster
October 6
Alexander LeClair
A NEW WAY TO CONTRIBUTE
Christmas Nativity Set
To make this year’s celebration of
Christmastide more visual and familyfriendly, Jay and the Altar Guild
would like to feature a Nativity set in
front of the altar.
The St. Andrew’s family has always
contributed generously to the flowers
at Christmas and Easter. These are
given in memory of a loved one or in
gratitude for family and friends.
Would you consider contributing to
the purchase of the Nativity set? The
choice is yours. When you give Shelly
your check, please indicate “Flowers”
or “Nativity.” As always, your gift
will be acknowledged. — Jeanne
Edwards
Don Boxwell
Wendy Sloan
Gene Venable
Beth Krajewski
John MacLeod
Heidi Beckwith
Pat Hall
Donald Ca&no
Pam Morland
Yvonne Kun
Clare Benne,
Allen Ivey
Sam Kelly
Karen Shepherd
Jim Ransom
Joanne Schuyler
Joan Fellows
Colby Beck
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Tracy Dickson
Ben Greenbaum
Bethany Greenbaum
Nancy MacLeod
Emory Sanders
Barry Reardon
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Possible Thursday Healing Service Time Change
Interfaith Service on
Thanksgiving Morning
Join us at 9 AM on
Thursday, 27 November
for an interfaith service
in observance of
Thanksgiving Day.
On Thursday mornings at 9 o'clock we celebrate a Eucharist of Healing,
and people may receive the laying on of hand and anointing for
healing. We are considering moving this service from 9 AM to 12 noon
beginning 4 December, the first Thursday in Advent. We hope that the
later time may allow more people to attend. We gather
every weekday to pray at noon, and on Thursdays the
Healing Eucharist would replace Midday Prayer. Please
let the Rector or any member of the Worship Committee
(Anne Hall, David Almond, Rosie Best, Jeanne Edwards,
Marni Eaton, Joanne Schuyler) know what you think
about the proposed change.
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Sunday School The Sunday school year began with an overflow crowd of children. In these first
few weeks, it has been wonderful to see so many responding enthusiastically to the Bible accounts
of the wonders of creation, God’s provision for Adam and Eve (and all of us), even when we stray
from His will, and God’s grace for Noah and his family and all future generations.
Another gift to all of us this year is Nicole Densmore’s choral work with the
children, which takes the place of the Holy Moly! curriculum on the final Sunday
of each month. The results of their time together have been wonderful: shared in
all-age worship on the first Sunday of the month when the children lead the
congregation in song. Many thanks to Nicole for her gifted teaching.
We are still in need of Sunday School teachers and, particularly, helpers. We
hope that more will participate in this very enjoyable and gratifying experience. — Ellen Yenawine
The New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ is sponsoring a half-day session
on ways to lower utility bills, decrease use of fossil fuels and the contribution they make to
global warming, and offering information about solar energy at Massachusetts Interfaith
Power & Light’s Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) workshop.
Doors open at 8:30 AM and the program starts at 9 AM. For more information or to register for
the November 1 workshop at South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH go
to http://bit.ly/SHOWNov1. An optional brown bag discussion will be held from 12:30 to
1:30. For the November 15 workshop at Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 Post Office Square,
Plymouth, NH go to http://bit.ly/SHOWNov15.
The fee to attend is $10 per person, payable at the door by cash or check. Light refreshments
are included. Checks made out to NHCUCC. Members of all faiths who share a commitment to caring for creation are welcome. Questions: call Al and Mary Krygeris, 603-495-3116
The Craft Group — The leaves have changed color and are falling. the temps are dropping, and
the Crafty Critters are hard at work making ready for the St. Nicholas Fair. We are meeting every
Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 AM to work on craft items, share stories, check up on each
other and enjoy coffee, tea and great refreshments. Please come by and see what is happening--a
couple of folks have done so and we now see them about every week.
St. Nicholas Fair will be held Saturday, 6 December from 9 AM to 2 PM in the church parish hall.
Enjoy purchasing homemade food items at the baked goods table and doing Christmas shopping at
the craft table for items hand-crafted by our parishioners. Vermont cheese will be
available for purchase as well as interesting, seasonal items on the Santa’s treasures
table. Activities for youngsters include building gingerbread houses and assembling
wooden items in Santa’s workshop.
A delicious luncheon menu will be served by volunteers and we can expect a visit
from the esteemed St. Nick himself, with an opportunity to have your picture taken
with the jolly old elf. Gift requests written on stars will be found on the Giving Tree
for parishioners to purchase. These gifts will later be distributed by the VNA to
those in need.
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The Wardens’ Words
As we write this, the blaze of colors on the hills is beginning to diminish, with chilly winds
reminding us that winter may visit us at any moment now. But no matter the season, New
Hampshire is the swirl of seasons!
We hope you’ve marked your calendars for all the exciting upcoming events—both special services
and social events. They are summarized in each Sunday’s bulletin and in this newsletter. And
please plan to visit the ministry fair after each service on November 2 to learn about the many
activities you might like to join or help with.
In this issue of Wardens’ Words we focus on your vestry—who we are and how we go about our
business. The vestry consists of three classes (e.g., Class of ’15) of three people each, plus two
wardens and a treasurer. One of the vestry people serves as clerk (read “recording secretary.”)
You will find a vestry list with term expirations on the last page of this newsletter. Please know
also that our nametags are orange and to help you identify us, our photos are posted on a bulletin
board in the parish hall. One of us reads the announcements each week, and we are always
available to answer your questions or listen to your comments or concerns. Our email addresses
and phone numbers can be found in the directory and on the church website.
Our meetings are usually, though not always, held on the third Monday of each month at 5PM.
This is an open meeting; you are always welcome to come and listen. Most of our work revolves
around the business of running the church—planning and approving the budget (with the help of
the finance committee), approving the larger expenditures, and keeping informed about upcoming
events, special concerns and diocesan affairs. As wardens, we (Becky and Richard) try to be aware
of what is going on, ensure that everyone feels welcome, and that Jay has the support he needs.
It is important that we find time to reflect on the health of the parish and where we are headed.
Early in October, we engaged in a “Mutual Ministry Review”—an annual exercise to assess the
well-being of the parish. It was led by Canon Hannah Anderson from the diocese and involved the
entire vestry and Jay. In preparation, some of you were asked to answer a series of questions about
what you found welcoming and what not so much so. We will continue to ask those and similar
questions. We want to hear from you! In general, the review concluded that our parish is healthy
and growing but there are areas we should work on. Our next step will be to work on developing a
vision of our mission—why we are here—and to set some goals for St. Andrew’s.
Please feel free to chat with us any time!
Blessings! — Becky Rylander and Richard Haines
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Outreach Corner
Kearsarge Regional Ecumenical Ministries, commonly known
as KREM, is now in its thirteenth year of existence. Founded in
May, 2001 to reach out to those in the Kearsarge region with emergency financial needs such as an
overpowering electric bill or needed service for an old, malfunctioning car, this volunteer organization also offers a comprehensive list of referrals to ensure its clients are aware of food and clothing
resources in the vicinity.
KREM is almost entirely funded by donations from churches and individuals in the New London
area, from local organizations, and from occasional grants from the Episcopal Diocese of New
Hampshire. This money is the foundation for the ongoing work of KREM’s board members, each of
whom works with clients for a period of two weeks at a time every three to four months. Anyone
wishing to become a board member may attend a board meeting to meet the members and to
become familiar with required procedures.
KREM is extremely grateful for the support it receives! This support has made a great difference in
the lives of hundreds of individuals over the years. – Wendy Sloan
St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop continues to thrive, thanks to the many volunteers who man the shop, the
customers who buy our merchandise and also to those who donate items. The shop is open yearround, Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM, staffed completely by volunteers. The proceeds
are donated back to the church as well as to many outreach organizations in the area.
I want to mention a couple of wonderful times in the thrift shop lately. First, it was such a
delight to have Sally’s Mum, Winnie, come by to revamp her wardrobe before she returned to
England. She gets great pleasure out of showing off her new clothes to her English friends and
telling them where she bought them. Another was the visit of a Colby-Sawyer College freshman
from Vietnam. She asked for help finding things, and then she called her mother in Vietnam using
FaceTime to show her everything she was considering buying. I even got to say hello to her mom.
She left the shop outfitted for rain and snow to be sure.
I tell you about such instances because I want you all to know that it’s fun volunteering two
hours a week not only to help the Thrift Shop, but also to have a chance to meet and help interesting
folks. We need a regular volunteer who could work Saturdays from 10 to 12. If this is something
you could do, please contact Jackie Thompson. — Jackie Thompson
Our next visit to Friendly Kitchen is Friday, Nov. 28, the day AFTER Thanksgiving. We will try to serve a meal that is prepared in their kitchen, hoping
to give our cooks a rest. Watch for the sign up sheet early in the month to see
how you can help.
Many thanks to all who helped prepare and serve the September meal. — Judy Ackroyd
Help Re-Stock the KLS Community Food Pantry
November: Cereal
December: Hearty soups/stews & pasta sauce
Paper towels, toilet paper, coffee (regular and decaf) and peanut butter are
always welcome.
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Calendar of Events
November:
2 (Sunday) - All Saints’ Sunday with Ministry Fair after both services and 6 PM Service of Light in
Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
9 (Sunday) - We welcome the return of Josh Thomas (currently Executive Director of Kids4Peace)
16 (Sunday) - Ingathering of stewardship pledges
21 (Friday) - Stewardship celebration with Evensong at 6 PM with potluck supper following (p. 9)
23 (Sunday) - Festival of Saint Andrew with Sally Hague preaching on her last Sunday with us
27 (Thursday) - Interfaith Service at 9 AM Thanksgiving Day
28 (Friday) - Friendly Kitchen (see p. 5)
30 (Sunday) - Bishop Rob preaches and presides on the first Sunday of
Advent
December:
6 (Saturday) - St. Nicholas Fair (see p. 3)
Advent and Christmas activities and services TBA
First Sundays 10 AM All-Age Worship
Monday to Friday 12 Noon Midday Prayer ▼ Mondays 6 PM Meditation
Tuesdays Craft Group 9:30 AM (through 2 December, resumes in February)
Thursdays 6 PM Reading the Score (see below) ▼ 7 PM Parish Choir
Music Reading Clinic
Recently a number of people have shown an interest in learning to read music. Like many skills,
music reading is best developed “in the doing.” To meet this need, our Director of Music, David
Almond, will host a series of weekly “classes” to develop note-reading skills.
These sessions will be tailored to the needs of the class. Anyone interested in increasing their ability
to read musical notation is encouraged to join us. Inexperienced and experienced alike, young and
old, we can all learn from each other and find new approaches to reading music. Every page of our
hymnal offers inspiring opportunities for adventures in music.
Beginning 6 November, please join us at 6 PM each Thursday in
the Choir Room for Reading the Score.
Notice that these sessions are followed with parish choir rehearsal
at 7-8:30. You may wish to stay and sing in the choir. You are
most welcome to join us.
[Please note that Reading the Score and rehearsal will be on Tuesday 25 November, during the week of Thanksgiving.]
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Voices in Counterpoint
Ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name; worship the
Lord with holy worship. (Psalm 29:1b-2; tr. Myles Coverdale)
This morning I pulled my copy of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary down from the shelf and
read again the definition of the word worship. The first definition gave me the focus I was seeking:
“The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity: the worship of God . . .”
The psalmist and the OED agree on what we do when we gather as a community to celebrate the
Presence of God among us. In the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs we rehearse our
unity with this God and with each other. Each of us comes from our particular place with our
particular blessings and burdens to worship. We welcome others, and together with them we are
gathered into the great congregation, the Communion of Saints. We sing with united voice the
praises of the living God: the God who has created us, has redeemed us, and welcomes us into
God’s eternal union.
In her book, A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World,
author Marva Dawn writes: “Worship that is filled with splendor, in contrast, will greatly stimulate
the imagination – with symbols and other works of art, with a wide variety of musical sounds, with
texts and preaching full of images and thought-provoking challenges, with silences that give inspiration free reign.”
When we sing and pray, we do so with fervor. When we listen to readings and preaching, we do so
with rapt attention. And then in the wonderful silence we experience and savor the God’s presence
in, with, and among us. This is our worship.
Peace,
david
Editor’s Note: lower case
signature is deliberate
The Blessing of the Animals was held in the Parish Hall on 4 October due to
inclement weather outside. More than 20 people came with dogs of all
sizes and shapes. There was some excitement at first with a good deal of
sniffing and rapidly-wagging tails, but then all settled down in a circle and
remained peaceful and fairly quiet while Jay went to each owner and
offered a blessing for his or her pet. Two women wisely brought photos of
their cats. Everyone left with a dog cookie and/or a smile. Thanks to
everyone who helped, especially Shelly Boucher, Becky Rylander and Rosie
Best. — Wendy Sloan
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Meet Johanna Young—Parish Deacon Intern
By the mystery of this water and wine
may we come to share in the divinity of Christ
who humbled himself to share in our humanity.
--prayer of the deacon on pouring water into wine,
Deacon Oronde Plater, Diocese of Louisiana
Over the last year, I have frequently been asked about the role of a deacon in the Episcopal church.
In the handbook on the diaconate process we read:
“The Book of Common Prayer provides roles for deacons within liturgies and defines the responsibility of deacons in serving others in the name of Christ and in leading and training
lay people in such service. Many deacons define their true ministry as being outside the four
walls of the church itself, at the ragged edges of society and our comfort zones.” (Diocesan
Program for Diaconal Formation, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts).
Take a look sometime when you are sitting in the pew waiting for the service and check out the
rubrics (directions in italics) for the offices and services to see where you find the word deacon.
Every priest is a deacon for at least six months before ordination as a priest. That means that Jay
was first ordained as a deacon as was Bishop Rob. . . . Many priests and bishops embrace this
important expression of their vocation and live it out in a variety of ways, alongside their vocation
as priest. A deacon is not less than, not helper, not merely assistant. A deacon serves at the pleasure
of the Bishop and reports directly to the Bishop, not to a vestry. She or he serves as a bridge
between the church and the world. The deacon prepares the table, proclaims the Gospel and
invites the congregation to venture outside church walls to “Go in peace to love and serve the
Lord.”
I am one of four deacons in formation in the Diocese of New Hampshire. Our formation program
takes place at the convent of the Order of St. Anne – Bethany (OSA) in Arlington, Massachusetts.
We meet once a month from September through June where we join 14 other deacons in formation
from the dioceses of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The weekend includes academic instruction,
worship and community-building.
We postulants at the deacon formation school come from a variety of backgrounds: seminary
students and retired nurses; some work at social services agencies; one owns a security company,
another works with the mentally ill and addicted living on the streets and often travels as a nurse
to the Diocese of Haiti to work on special projects there; another works for a company which
installs cell towers around the world and has been volunteering for Samaritan House in Boston, a
hotline for people feeling suicidal. All of us share a passion for serving among the most vulnerable
in our communities and bringing the needs and concerns of the world to the attention of the people
in the pews through preaching and teaching.
My own particular “ragged edges” ministry is in the refugee community in Concord where I have
been an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher of adult refugees for nine and a
half years for Ascentria Care Alliance, Services for New Americans (SNA). SNA has most recently
been resettling refugees who have fled from fear of persecution or war from the Congo, Bhutan,
Sudan, Iraq and Burma. (see next page)
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. . . Meet Johanna Young (continued)
In the coming months while I have the privilege of serving as an intern at St. Andrew’s, I invite
your curiosity and questions about deacon formation process and diaconal ministry. As we postulants move through this process, we ourselves are discovering more and more what it means to be
a deacon in a world which thirsts for the compassionate love and care of those who follow Christ’s
path. -- Johanna Young
Johanna is a teacher, poet and naturalist and lives with her husband Lindley Rankine
in Washington, NH along with their cat Benita on 27 acres of forest and wetlands.
She is a second-year student at the Deacon Formation School described above. She is a
Red Cross volunteer on its recently formed Disaster Services spiritual care team and a
member of the diocesan committee on disaster preparedness and response, and has
been part of the Ondjiva School Project Committee, Angola. Her sponsoring parish is
Church of the Epiphany, Newport.
Evensong – an Anglican Treasure
We must not only begin the day with prayer, but fill it with prayer and end it with prayer.
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Thomas Cranmer (1489-martyred in 1556), was Archbishop of Canterbury at the time of the
English Reformation. He helped shape the liturgy of the Anglican Church. One of the lasting
legacies of his work is the service of Evensong. On 21 November, the Community of St. Andrew
will celebrate a successful period of focus on our stewardship with dinner and Evensong.
The service will follow the order in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Incorporating elements from
the monastic service of Vespers and Compline (prayer at the end of the day), Evensong offers a
time for reflection on the day past and an anticipation of the Day God has made ready for us.
The Parish Choir has been preparing for weeks for this service. Our music will include anthems
and canticles by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The canticles Magnificat and Nunc dimittis are from the
“Village Service” composed by Vaughan Williams in 1925 for use in parish churches. The Introit
will be “O taste and see” by Vaughan Williams. This lovely setting of Psalm 34:8 was composed
for the Coronation Service of Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
After the final prayer at Evensong, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer suggests: “In quires and places
where they sing, here followeth the anthem.” The Parish Choir will sing Vaughan Williams’
“O How Amiable” at this point. This anthem is a setting of verses from Psalms 84 and 90 and
includes the first stanza of the hymn “O God, our help in ages past.”
Please join us for this wonderful service and celebration of our life together in Christ
on Friday, 21 November at 6 PM.
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The September meeting of Western Convocation was devoted to discussion of resolutions to be
voted on at Convention in November. They are:
Resolution #1 ~ Clergy Compensation Guidelines
Resolution #2 ~ 2015 Proposed Diocesan Budget
Resolution #3 ~ Transaction of Convention Business
Resolution #4 ~ Revision to NH Canon 5.2.2; Duties of the Commission on Ministry
Resolution #5 ~ Repeal the Death Penalty
Resolution #6 ~ Redesignation of Congregation Status
The resolutions in their entirety may be found on the Vestry bulletin board or at the diocesan website: http://www.nhepiscopal.org/2014-annual-diocesan-convention.
Rev. Canon Kevin Nichols, Canon for Mission Resources/CFO noted that Resolution #1 involves the
“type” of church or mission, which is determined on the average Sunday attendance shown on the
parochial reports each year. He also highlighted items of interest in the proposed diocesan budget
(Resolution #2). They are:
• The 2014 Fair Share amount is calculated at 16.5%, down from 16.86%. Congregational support
continues as the major revenue source and is expected to fund 81% of the 2015 Proposed
Budget.
• Investment Income is expected to be increased in 2015.
• The North Country Ministry consists of congregational input and some income from investments.
• The Evangelism Commission be folded into the Leadership Institute, lowering the budget by
$3000.
• The reduction of money sent to the Episcopal Church is based on a formula that is worked each
year.
• The format of the NH Episcopal News will be changing. It costs $35,000 to piggyback on the
Episcopal Journal. Various other ways to communicate are being explored.
• The FICA/Health Care Tax Credit amount has changed because the Diocese is no longer
classified as a small business.
• There is a new website in the making.
Resolution #3 was adopted last year but as part of the constitution must be voted on a second year.
Resolution #4 changes language to develop an understanding that all baptized are called to
ministry. It is hoped that there is strong support for Resolution #5. The status of Trinity, Tilton will
be changed to mission congregation from parish if Resolution #6 is passed.
St. Andrew’s delegates are Marni Eaton, Gail Goddard, Harriet Messer, and Anne Hall. Alternate
delegates are Jack Liberman and Chuck Ackroyd. -- Anne Hall
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Meditation at St. Andrew’s. Each
Monday at 6 PM (with occasional
exceptions) St. Andrew’s Meditation
Group meets at the church for meditation (20 minutes) and some brief
teaching and discussion (10 minutes)
of contemplative spirituality.
Our group is associated with the
World Community of Christian
Meditation: www.wccm.org and is
facilitated by Fr. Charlie Tirrell.
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Sing a New Song with John Bell
John Bell is a hymn writer, composer, author,
broadcaster, Church of Scotland minister and Iona
Community member. Many of the songs that we've
learned since Jay's arrival are from John Bell's pen.
In mid-February John Bell will be coming to the Episcopal
Church of Saint Andrew! Among other things, he'll be
leading a workshop for anyone who enjoys singing (or
wants to) during the day on Thursday, 12 February.
Mark the date in your calendar and please spread the
word.
Harriet Messer reports that the CROP Walk overall netted $7400 with six walkers from St.
Andrew’s raising $1235 of that amount, all of
which is collected to end hunger locally and
abroad through Church World Service. Thanks to
those who walked and to those who generously
pledged to the walkers.
If you’d like to warm the hearts and
bodies of mariners around the globe
who visit the Seamen’s Church Institute, knit or crochet a hat or scarf.
Suggestions and patterns on the
narthex shelf or at
www.seamenschurch.org/christmasat-sea). Yarn (machine washable,
worsted weight) and needles are
available through the
craft group. Please
have items ready to mail
by 1 December. — Judy
Ackroyd
Savor an oasis of prayer in the midst of
your day. Join us for Midday Prayer at
church, or join your prayers to ours at
home. Midday Prayer is offered
Monday through Friday at twelve noon.
The service takes 15 to 20 minutes and
includes scripture (a psalm and Gospel passage), a
canticle and silent prayer. The service leaflet and lectionary (calendar with readings for each day) are on
the shelf in the narthex if people would like to say
Midday Prayer at home.
Watch for announcements of the schedule of services throughout Advent and Christmastide.
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New London, NH
P.O. Box 294
52 Gould Road,
New London, NH 03257
The Vestry
Parish Office
Office 603-526-6344
Fax
603-526-8623
Email
[email protected]
Rector
The Rev. Jay MacLeod
Director of Music
David Almond
Verger
Anne Hall
Parish Administrator
Shelly Boucher
Resident Clergy
The Rev. Sally Hague
The Rev. Patricia Harris
The Rev. Canon Jim Ransom
The Rev. Kathleen Rusnak
The Rev. Charlie Tirrell
Wardens
Richard Haines (through 2014)
Becky Rylander (through 2015)
Vestry Members
Term Expires 2014
Marni Eaton
Peter Ruth
Ellen Yenawine
Committee Chairpersons
Altar Guild
Jeanne Edwards
Rosie Best
Buildings & Grounds
Lyman Smith
Craft Group
Rosie Best
Barbara Smith
Communications
Coordinator
Marni Eaton
Term Expires 2015
Gail Goddard
Carolyn Lockhart
Theresa Quinn
Bill Sloan, Treasurer
Term Expires 2016
Martha Barron, Clerk
Harvey Best
Nancy Rollins
Eucharistic Ministers
Anne Hall
Finance & Investments
Bill Sloan
Newsletter
Alice Perry – Editor
Outreach
Nancy Rollins
Stewardship Wrangler
Peter Ruth
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