Shining the Light – March 22, 2017

Shining the Light

Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring
Announcements

THIS SUNDAY AT
ST. ANDREW’S
8:00 AM
Contemplative Worship

9:00 AM
Adult Choir 

10:00 AM
Choral and Family Worship

11:15 AM 

Children’s Choir Rehearsal


READINGS FOR SUNDAY:
Fourth Sunday in Lent
 
First Reading:
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 23

Second Reading:
Ephesians 5:8-14

Gospel:
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ST. ANDREW’S PLAYERS: BROADWAY MEETS LITTLE ITALY

Don’t miss Saturday’s performance of Broadway Meets Little Italy. There are a few more days to spread the word in your community. Dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. Get your reservations in before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. If you want to do the show only, curtain time is 7:00 p.m. Adult prices are $15 with dinner; $10 without. Tickets for children are only $5 (with or without dinner). The program consists of old and new musical theater favorites, including songs from Matilda, Wicked, South Pacific, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and a special guest appearance. Questions and reservations may be directed to Jane Massant at 703-241-7586 or jwmassant@gmail.com.

BAGGED MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS: March 25 

We will gather in the St. Andrew’s kitchen at 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, March 25 to assemble 50 meals in support of ASPAN (Arlington Street Peoples’ Assistance Network). Many hands make quick work and we’d like to invite you to share our blessings and join us for about an hour as we spread the peanut butter and give thanks for all of the blessings afforded to us. All ages are welcome–it’s a great teaching moment for our young people. Meals are funded by the St. Andrew’s Endowment for Outreach and Human Needs and we are grateful for that ongoing support. If you would like to volunteer to deliver the meals at 5:50 p.m. to the park on N. Oakland Street behind St. George’s, please contact Jennifer Gowetski at jennifer_gowetski@yahoo.com. We would love to expand our volunteer base for this important ministry! We hope to see you in the kitchen.

FAMILY MINISTRY SCOOP
From last Sunday: We heard the story of the woman at the well and the “living water” Jesus offers us — the love and joy and happiness that flows deep down inside our feelings when we know that God loves us and cares about us!
Family Discussion: The woman at the well ran back to her town to tell everyone about Jesus who was at the well. They all came and saw and became followers of Jesus. Who would you run and tell?
Prayer Starter: Dear God, We are thirsty! Not for the water we drink, but for the special living water that comes from your love. Fill us up with your love and watch over us always. Amen.
This Sunday: How well do we see? Is our eyesight as good as we think? Is there more than one way to see?
Don’t forget Mite Boxes (available in the Lounge).
Through daily donations of change, we are remembering our brothers and sisters at St. Peter’s School in Berault, Haiti. Want to know more about the history of mite boxes? Mite boxes will be collected on Palm Sunday (or Easter Sunday).
Resources for Lent

Remember you can pick up a weekly handout for each week of Lent on the table in the lounge. Here is a link to the handout for this third week of Lent. You can also find a link on the FISH

website (standrewsfish.weebly.com) as well as other Lenten resources such as books for children.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER CAMPS AT SHRINE MONT!
The Diocese of Virginia’s summer camp program at Shrine Mont offers a variety of overnight camps for different ages and different interests. The goal of these camps is to encourage the growth of relationships with self, others, and God. Interested? Go to www.shrinemontcamps.net.

EASTER FLOWERS AND MUSIC
“Extra-giving” donations are being received for Easter flowers and special Easter music. Please use the form attached here.  Paper copies are located in the lounge and narthex. Please return them (with your check) to the church office by Sunday, April 9 so that your acknowledgement can be included in the Easter worship booklet. Thank you!

GLORIOUS COMPANIONS
For our meeting on Wednesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the lounge, please read chapters 30 through 32 in The Flames of Rome: A Novel by Paul L. Maier.

TREE TRIMMING WORK
On Monday, March 27, a Merrifield Gardens crew will trim the evergreens behind the Rectory. A large cherry picker will be used as well as other equipment. We ask anyone visiting the church that day to avoid parking in the upper parking lot. On Monday, please park in the Rectory parking lot and the Lorcom Lane parking lot. Vehicles using either lot should exit to Military Road via the Rectory parking lot. Thank you.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE CONTACT DURING TRANSITION
During this time of transition, please contact Priscilla Carey with any congregational care needs. Priscilla can be reached at pris.carey@gmail.com or 703-524-3966. If you have other questions or concerns, you may always reach out to Mary Lynn Rynkiewicz, Senior Warden, at marylynnfjones@yahoo.com or 703-244-2368.

FARM FRESH PRODUCE PLUS…
The Sinclairs distribute their farm-fresh produce from our upper parking lot weekly. Anyone from the parish who would like to purchase produce and products (at the same price the CSA members pay for the fresh local items such as tomatoes, lettuce, English cucumbers, apples, local raw honey, pastured eggs, and fresh beef) is invited to come by. CSA is on site each Thursday 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and they accept payment by check or cash. For more information about membership contact Debbie and Allen Sinclair at csa@sinclairfarm.com or 540-477-9268. Read all about the CSA atwww.SinclairFarm.com/CSA.
To our readers:  Have a social activity or event you want published in Shining the Light?

The deadline is Tuesday evening. As always, we welcome your comments, ideas or suggestions.

Email the church office at church.office@standrewsnet.org or call (703) 522-1600.

Your input is very much appreciated.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA 22207

Shining the Light – March 15, 2017

Shining the Light Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring Announcements THIS SUNDAY AT ST. ANDREW’S 8:00 AM Contemplative Worship 9:00 AM Adult Choir  10:00 AM Choral and Family Worship 11:15 AM  Children’s Choir Rehearsal 3:45 PM Girl Scout Troop 65008 4:45 PM Girl Scout Troop 6896 READINGS FOR SUNDAY: Third Sunday in Lent   First Reading: Exodus… Continue Reading