Announcements for Sunday October 6th

Announcements for Sunday October 6th

Announcements – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 6,  2013



Holly Place Monthly Worship today: We have a very busy schedule today at St. Andrew’s. Fr. Steve & Melanie will be leaving very soon after the 9:00 worship service to do our Monthly Worship Service for the residents at Holly Place on S. Potomac Street in Hagerstown.

C.R.O.P. Walk:  Our annual C.R.O.P. walk sponsored by the Church World Services and our local congregations, is today. The walkers will meet at the entrance to the Western Maryland Rail/Trail, Big Pool parking lot at 1:00 PM. This year is St. Andrew’s obligation to feed the walkers at St.. Paul’s Methodist Church, Big Pool. The walkers who choose to eat after the walk, will start flowing into the fellowship  room at St. Paul’s around 3 -3:30. Please talk to Elizabeth Miller if you want to walk or help with feeding the walkers.

St. Francis Blessing of the Pets Service: The Annual St. Francis Blessing of the Pets Service is today at 6:30 PM.  Service is held in  Perry Hall. Outside for larger pets such as horses, donkeys, goats, and elephants. Fr. Steve is allergic to Snakes!!

Evening Prayer Rite I – this Wednesday 6:00:  Contemplative prayer at 5:45 P.M. Evening Prayer Rite I 6:00 PM. Healing and Unction at  6:30 P.M. Washington County Regional Council meets at 7:00 P.M. – St. Thomas’ Hancock.

Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner – This Saturday October 12th:

This Saturday 4-7 P.M. Please get the word out. See sign-up sheet in Perry Hall.

Contemporary Worship Service – Next Sunday (13th) 10:15 A.M.:  Our 2nd Contemporary Worship Service is next week. “One Mission”  Praise Team (Fr. Steve is a member) will be here to do praise music.  Most of the words to music will be projected onto a large screen. Foundations Family Church from Hagerstown has made plans to join us for worship at the Contemporary Worship Service. Some of these folks will also worship with us at our 9:00 A.M. Traditional Service next Sunday.

October 2013 Monthly Epistle is available: Our October newsletter is now available in print & on the Church website.

Reusable Bulletins – “Going Green”: We are already using laminated reusable bulletins for Evening Prayer at St. Andrew’s. Beginning next Sunday you will see laminated reusable bulletins for both Rite I & Rite II Holy Eucharist. These plastic bulletins will be in your pew racks. Special Thanks to Chuck & Patty Kauffman for taking on this project and donating their time and materials to make these bulletins. This project is one of the many ways we are “Going Green” at St. Andrew’s. The weekly scripture inserts that are donated to the Church by Carlene Staley will still be handed out as well as weekly announcements. The other ways your Vicar & leadership team have “Gone Green” was by eliminating the unnecessary, and wasteful use of electricity around the Church campus. In the past year, we have saved tremendously on our Church electric bill by turning off lights. We have also saved by turning off the hot water heater and fixing the thermostats in Perry Hall.

The Dismissal after Worship: For the last two weeks; your clergy have asked the congregation to turn and face them while giving the dismissal. This has been the accepted practice throughout the Church, and is encouraged by your Bishops. Also, beginning today; we will not kneel for silent prayer after the Recessional Hymn. The Dismissal will be given immediately after the ending of the Recessional Hymn. The candles will be extinguished during the postlude. Any questions see Fr. Steve.


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