Shining the Light – September 20, 2017

Shining the Light

Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring
Announcements

THIS SUNDAY AT

READINGS FOR SUNDAY:
Proper 20
First Reading:
Exodus 16:2-15
Second Reading:
Gospel:

 Scheduled to serve this Sunday as Counters
 
Counters:
Janey Cartmell
Ted Edwards
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ST. ANDREW’S SEARCH COMMITTEE SURVEY
Our search for the next rector of St. Andrew’s Church has begun. Our first task is to better understand what the needs of the members are and this is where we need your help. The link below is a short survey asking for your inputs on our worship style, desired characteristics of the rector, and some basic demographic data. We will use these results to articulate St. Andrew’s to prospective rectors and inform our search.
The survey should only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete and can be taken multiple times on the same computer/smartphone. Paper copies are also available in the lounge at church. We welcome each person within a family (kids included) to offer their thoughts. The survey will be available online until Sunday, October 1.
This is an exciting time at St. Andrew’s and we look forward to the search for the church’s new faith leader. We thank you in advance for taking the survey and help us in our task.
The members of the Search Committee are Dave Smith, Mark Seip, Susan Thomas, David Roan, Craig Lawrence & Jen Gowetski.

BAGGED MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS: September 23
We will gather in the St. Andrew’s kitchen at 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 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 PM to the park on N. Oakland Street behind St. George’s, please contact Marcela Scott at Marcela.scott@yahoo.com. We would love to expand our volunteer base for this important ministry! We hope to see you in the kitchen.

SUNDAY WORSHIP
This Sunday, September 24, we return to our two regular worship times of 8:00 am Contemplative Worship and 10:00 am Choral & Family Worship.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN RECEPTIONS
Come join us! We will be holding two receptions after each service on Sunday, September 24. At these receptions, we will be giving updates on the campaign as well as discussing the vision and goals of our Capital Campaign. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

ST. ANDREW’S PLAYERS
Please join us this Sunday, September 24, from 2:00-3:30 pm, in the undercroft, for our first planning meeting in preparation for our Spring Production, Anne of Green Gables.Performances are scheduled for the first two weekends in May with casting in December and rehearsals starting in January, 2018. There are plenty of decisions to make and roles to be filled, onstage and off, for children, teens, and adults. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Our next meeting will be on October 29, same time and place. Questions? Contact Jane Massant,  jwmassant@gmail.com or 703-241-7586.

GLORIOUS COMPANIONS 
For our meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the Lounge on Wednesday, September 27, we will discuss Chapter 2 of our book, Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister.

HAITI FUN NIGHT: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 305-7 PM.

ALL members of the St. Andrew’s family are invited to attend a Haiti Fun Night highlighting food, music, culture and games from Haiti and celebrating our companion school, St. Peter’s in Berault. RSVPs requested — please go to this Sign-Up Genius link (Haiti RSVP) or email or call Diane (FamilyMinistry@stanrdrewsnet.org / 571-230-2262). Merci!

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
In honor of St. Francis, patron saint of animals, there will be a Blessing of the Animals outdoor service for the community on Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. (In case of rain we will move into the Undercroft.) Invite others to come, bring beloved pets to be blessed and share in some treats: for people and pets alike! Local rescue organization Homeward Trails will be joining us with information on their rescues and adoptions.

COMMITMENT SUNDAYSUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
On Sunday, October 15, we will be having Commitment Sunday, where each individual/family will have the opportunity to fill out a Faith Promise Card. These cards will be handed out at the receptions on Sunday, September 24 and are also available in each of the pews afterwards. We would like each individual/family to fill out a Faith Promise Card, regardless of the gift. We would love to know that even if you and/or your family cannot give a gift at this current time that your prayers are with this effort. Thank you again for your prayers and support. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful people here at St. Andrew’s!

FAMILY MINISTRY SCOOP
 

Last Sunday: We heard the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant and talked about how just as God forgives us over and over again, we should forgive other people over and over again also. None of us are more or less forgiven than any others.
Discussion Starter: Think of a time when you needed to forgive someone and think of another time when you needed to be forgiven.
Prayer Starter: Dear Lord, Thank you for your love for all of us. Give us the strength to forgive — just as you forgive our own shortcomings. Amen.
This Sunday: We will discuss another line of the Lord’s Prayer focusing on “Give us this day our daily bread”.
Coming up…
Saturday, September 30 — 5-7 pm — “Haiti Fun Night” — an evening of fun for the whole family!
Sunday, October 1, 4 pm — Blessing of the Animals.

S.A.Y.
 

SAY KICK OFF GATHERING — TO BE RESCHEDULED
More info coming soon. Questions? Email Diane at  FamilyMinistry@standrewsnet.org.

ST. ANDREW’S PLOT AGAINST HUNGER SIGN UP

Last week, Priscilla watered on Thursday. On Saturday, Dave and Doris, Marymount students Didi, Mikayla, Alex, and James, along with Junior League volunteers Brittany and Stephanie, picked green beans, peppers, beets, and tomatoes. Doris and Dave delivered 144 lbs. of produce from our garden. Our totals for AFAC this season are now at 2129 pounds from the garden and 113.5 pounds from the Sinclair’s CSA!
Anne and Ted will host at the garden this Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am (September 24 at 11:00 am as the rain date). Thank you to all our volunteers! The signup is at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eabab2aab9-standrews.

CROP WALK 2017
Lace up your walking shoes for the Arlington CROP Hunger Walk on Saturday, October 28 at 9:00 a.m. Join your St. Andrew’s friends in walking either a 5K or 10K, with 25 percent of the proceeds going to benefit AFAC. All ages welcome! Questions, contact Ana at anazeliaoxw@gmail.com. To read more about the walk, to join our team or make a donation, please visit St. Andrews page at: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/arlingtonva/StAndrews.

HURRICANE RELIEF FUND
Episcopal Relief & Development urges prayers for communities in the US and Caribbean dealing with the impact of Hurricane Irma and other major storms. Please consider donating to the Hurricane Relief Fund and visit the organization’s website for more information about relief and recovery efforts: https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH: HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY!
It’s back to school time and Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts are having a party. All are welcome at St. John’s Church in Arlington, on Sunday, September 24 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. All kids and families are invited to join in a fun-filled afternoon of games, readings, movie clips, and refreshments. Costumes are not required, but you are welcome to come dressed as your favorite character. Free for all families and kids. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. St. John’s is located at 415 S. Lexington St., Arlington, VA 22204, and can be reached at 703-671-6834.

THE REV. STEVE RORKE’S OFFICE HOURS
The Rev. Steve Rorke’s regular office hours are Tuesdaythrough Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to Noon. Please contact him at rector@standrewsnet.org and by calling the church office 703-522-1600 or 703-550-3655 (home).

FARM FRESH PRODUCE PLUS… 
David and Christina Jernigan, along with their 8-year-old daughter Riley, are distributing farm-fresh produce Thursday afternoons from 3:00-6:30 p.m. in the upper parking lot. 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. They accept payment by check or cash. For more information about membership contact the Jernigans at csa@sinclairfarm.com or 540-477-9268. Read all about the CSA at www.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 – September 13, 2017

Shining the Light Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring Announcements THIS SUNDAY AT ST. ANDREW’S 10:00 AM   Choral & Family Worship 11:00 AM   St. Andrew’s Community Picnic 3:00 PM  Girl Scout Troop 65008 4:30 PM   Girl Scout Troop 6896 READINGS FOR SUNDAY: Proper 19 First Reading: Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 114 Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35  Scheduled to serve this Sunday as Lay Ministers… Continue Reading