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Shining the Light – November 15, 2017

Shining the Light

Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring
Announcements

THIS SUNDAY AT

READINGS FOR SUNDAY:
The Feast of Saint Andrew 
 
First Reading:
Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Gospel:

 Scheduled to serve

this Sunday as Lay Ministers and Counters
10:00 am
Crucifer:

Matt Armstrong

 Server:
Jean Lynn
Lector:
Jim Williams

Ushers:

Margo Calkin

Carla Eckhardt

Torch Bearer:
Jannah Eckhardt

Janey Volkwein

Counters:
John Bartlett

Joyce Fall

Save the Date:
Bishop’s visitation onFebruary 4, 2018.
::

ST. ANDREW’S DAY CELEBRATION
This Sunday, November 19, at our one worship time of 10:00 a.m. we will celebrate our feast day. We will all gather at 9:50 a.m. (weather permitting) on the sidewalk behind thechurch and process into the church to the sound of bagpipes as we celebrate our annual Feast of St. Andrew. Please plan to stay for brunch that follows worship. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Please invite a neighbor, bring your stewardship card and help us celebrate being St. Andrew’s Church!

ADVENT WREATHS: ORDERING DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20. 
Once again, St. Andrew’s is pleased to provide materials for your Advent Wreath. If you would like to get Advent candles, or either a metal or foam oasis Advent ring, please sign up at Sign-Up Central or online through this link to SignUp Genius (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080945AFAF28A1F94-advent).Materials will be available for pick up after Thanksgiving.

THE CHRISTMAS TREES ARE COMING
This year, 200 beautiful Vermont Christmas Trees will be delivered to St. Andrew’s on Thursday, November 30 and we will start our sales on Saturday, December 2. We will sell trees on Saturdays and Sundays in December starting on that first weekend. The hours of operation are 9 to 5 on Saturdays and 11 to 5 on Sundays. Please spread the word to your friends so that they come and support this joyous ministry. As always, we also will need lots of help selling trees. Please contact Bob Len at blen@thewolfgroup.com to express your interest in helping out. Having a good crew that first weekend is important as we sell most of our trees that weekend.

CHRISTMAS JAMMIN’ WITH BRANDON
All I want for Christmas is a good old fashioned sing-a-long! Join Brandon after the service on Sunday, December 10 for a special Christmas jam session. All ages are welcome as we sing carols and other favorite Christmas tunes around thepiano in the lounge following coffee hour. Let Brandon know if you have special requests, and we’ll make sure to have music ready.

ANNUAL BAKE SALE FOR HAITI OUTREACH
Calling all bakers: please note our annual bake sale in support of our Haiti partnership will be in the Lounge on Sunday, December 3, after each service. Factor in some baking time on your calendars now! In addition to baked goods, we hope to have jams, chutneys and other goodies, as well as a raffle of a bottle of premium Haitian rum! Questions? Check with Libby Schollaert or Carol Kiranbay.

SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7:30 TO 9 PM IN THE CHAPEL

Join your St. Andrew’s Sisters in Christ for Christmas Cheer! Festive dress is welcome. We’ll share favorite Christmas traditions. Questions? Contact Diane.

ST. ANNE’S GUILD
Our next quarterly meeting will be on Tuesday, December 5, at 11:30am in the Lounge. Details to follow, but mark your calendars now for lunch and a Christmas-themed program. All are welcome to join in! Ruth Duvall and Carol Kiranbayare co-hostesses.

FAMILY MINISTRY SCOOP
 

Now’s the time to have a conversation about giving to thechurch with children: What does it mean to give back to God from all that we have received from God? How will we each show our gratitude in the coming year? Families will have the opportunity to place their pledge cards on the altar this Sunday during worship.
Last Sunday: We heard one of Jesus’ parables in which he reminds us how important it is to be prepared and ready. And we talked about how we can, through prayer, invite Jesus into our hearts and lives. We then did a final review of the Lord’s Prayer.
Discussion Starter: When do you prefer to pray? Which is your favorite line in the Lord’s Prayer? With Thanksgiving approaching, as a family, write a Thanksgiving Blessing.
Prayer Starter: Heavenly Father, one day we are going to meet you face to face. Help us to always be ready and prepared. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
This Sunday: Following the example set by our patron saint, Andrew, how will we “drop our nets” and follow Jesus?

S.A.Y.
 

Join us at the SAY Table at the St. Andrew’s Day Brunch!
Coming up…
12/10   Xmas Carol Jammin’ w Brandon (let’s rehearse before we go caroling)!
12/17   SAY Cookie Decorating @5:30 pm followed by All Parish Caroling.
Save the Date: Talking to Teens about the Tough Stuff
Parents of teens are invited to a discussion and workshop on November 28, 7-8:30 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (2609 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington). Friends and neighbors are welcome.

ST. ANDREW’S ANGEL TREE
This year, St. Andrew’s again is participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The purpose of the program is to provide NEW clothing/shoes/toys for children of the neediest families designated by The Salvation Army in the Washington, DC area to receive Christmas assistance. St. Andrew’s has adopted 45 angels for Christmas. For each angel, the family that has signed up for that angel will shop for NEW, UNWRAPPED gifts, including two or three toys and an outfit/coat — if possible — from the wish list on the Angel Tree Tag. Also, it is always possible to “share” an angel if that works better.
All new, unwrapped gifts must be brought to St. Andrew’s by Sunday, December 3 and should be labeled with theoriginal Angel Tree Tag. Please do NOT seal the bags as we will add a separate paper ID tag inside the bag. You may include wrapping paper and gift boxes, but please keep gifts UNWRAPPED. Any gifts brought to St. Andrew’s before December 3 should be labeled and/or in labeled bags and left in the outer office.
We will have a sorting party in the Chapel right after service on Sunday, December 3. If you have any questions, including about sharing an angel, please contact Jen Gowetski at  jennifer_gowetski@yahoo.com or 703-725-4611.
Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!

ST. ANDREW’S PLAYERS
Auditions for the spring musical production of Anne of Green Gables will be held on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Callbacks are scheduled for December 3 at 2:00 pm.
There are roles for all ages in this classic tale of a spirited orphan who uses her unlimited imagination to make everything a little more special. While all principal roles involve solo singing, there are featured roles that do not. Those interested in principal roles should be prepared to sing a one-minute song. Everyone will be taught a simple song and dance routine to be performed in a small group. Please share this information with others via the attached flyer or by directing them to St. Andrew’s Players Facebook page.

GLORIOUS COMPANIONS 
There’ll be no meeting the day before Thanksgiving. We’ll resume the following Wednesday, November 29, with chapter 10 of Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister.

MURDER MYSTERY BOOK CLUB RETURNS FOR A WINTER TREAT
Our Summer Murder Mystery Book Club was so popular, we decided to bring it back for the winter! We’ll next piece together the clues in “A Morbid Taste for Bones” by Ellis Peters, the first book in the Brother Cadfael series. Plan to read the book over the holidays; we’ll meet to discuss it on February 24 at Sarah Petcher’s home at 2 p.m. We hope you can join us then!

THE REV. STEVE RORKE’S OFFICE HOURS
The Rev. Steve Rorke’s regular office hours are Tuesday through 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 – November 8, 2017

Shining the Light

Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring
Announcements

THIS SUNDAY AT

READINGS FOR SUNDAY:
Proper 27
First Reading:
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
Second Reading:
Gospel:

 Scheduled to serve

this Sunday as Lay Ministers
Crucifer:
8:00am: not filled
10:00am: Tom Cassidy
Server:
8:00am: not filled
10:00am: Ana White
Lector:
10:00am: Claire Jones
Ushers:
10:00am:

Jim Williams
Anne Williams

Save the Date:
Bishop’s visitation onFebruary 4, 2018.
::

SUNDAY WORSHIP
Father Steve will be having back surgery on December 4. Until and during that time the Rev. Larry Packard will be assisting Father Steve with Sunday morning worship. This Sunday, Father Larry will preach and celebrate at both the 8 and 10AM services. Father Steve will lead the Christian education sessions on Thanksgiving and the Eucharist after the 8 and 10AM services. Also, because of Father Steve’s surgery, the education series, Episcopal 101, will be moved from December to January. The January time frame will allow adults to be confirmed when Bishop Jones comes on February 4.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL: THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12  
Theme: Thankfulness and Communion.
Adults: Two offerings: 8:50 am to 9:30 amOR 11:20 am to noon in the Lounge.
Children and Youth: from 11:20 am to noon (after the 10 am service) in theChapel.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GROWING SEASON FOR GENERATIONS UPDATE
We have more exciting news to share about our Capital Campaign Growing Season for Generations. It has only been a few short weeks since we kicked off our campaign and already we have raised over $718,000, which is 83% of our goal! We are asking all families to be a part of this faith journey in order to reach our goal. Faith Promise Cards and FAQ’s can be found in the pews and on the Haiti table in thelounge. You can give your completed card to Dana Madsen or Susan, place it in the Treasurer’s mailbox, or mail it to thechurch office. This has been an incredible success thanks to your continued prayers and generosity!

ST. ANDREW’S DAY CELEBRATION
On Sunday, November 19 at our one worship time of 10:00 a.m. we will celebrate our feast day. We will all gather at 9:50 a.m. (weather permitting) on the sidewalk behind thechurch and process into the church to the sound of bagpipes as we celebrate our annual Feast of St. Andrew. Please plan to stay for brunch that follows worship. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. So circle the date on your calendar, bring a friend and your stewardship card and help us celebrate being St. Andrew’s Church!

ST. ANDREW’S PLAYERS
Auditions for the spring musical production of Anne of Green Gables will be held on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Callbacks are scheduled for December 3 at 2:00 pm.
There are roles for all ages in this classic tale of a spirited orphan who uses her unlimited imagination to make everything a little more special. While all principal roles involve solo singing, there are featured roles that do not. Those interested in principal roles should be prepared to sing a one-minute song. Everyone will be taught a simple song and dance routine to be performed in a small group. Please share this information with others via the attached flyer or by directing them to St. Andrew’s Players Facebook page.

ST. ANDREW’S ANGEL TREE
This year, St. Andrew’s again is participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The purpose of the program is to provide NEW clothing/shoes/toys for children of the neediest families designated by The Salvation Army in the Washington, DC area to receive Christmas assistance. St. Andrew’s has adopted 45 angels for Christmas. For each angel, the family that has signed up for that angel will shop for NEW, UNWRAPPED gifts, including two or three toys and an outfit/coat — if possible — from the wish list on the Angel Tree Tag. Also, it is always possible to “share” an angel if that works better.
All new, unwrapped gifts must be brought to St. Andrew’s by Sunday, December 3 and should be labeled with the original Angel Tree Tag. Please do NOT seal the bags as we will add a separate paper ID tag inside the bag. You may include wrapping paper and gift boxes, but please keep gifts UNWRAPPED. Any gifts brought to St. Andrew’s before December 3 should be labeled and/or in labeled bags and left in the outer office.
We will have a sorting party in the Chapel right after service on Sunday, December 3. If you have any questions, including about sharing an angel, please contact Jen Gowetski at  jennifer_gowetski@yahoo.com or 703-725-4611.
Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!

PRAYERS
With sadness we share that Orval Hansen, of Boise, Idaho, died in his home on November 2, 2017. By order of Idaho’s governor, Orval Hansen will lie in state at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday, November 20 from 9 am until 12:30 pm. A public service will be held at St. Michael’s Cathedral at 1:30 pm to be followed by internment at Boise’s Pioneer Cemetery. To contact June and the rest of the family, please call 208-639-9239 or send them a card at 2386 East Gossamer Lane, Boise, Idaho 83706. Our prayers are with the family as we celebrate the life of an extraordinary man.

ANNUAL BAKE SALE FOR HAITI OUTREACH
Calling all bakers: please note our annual bake sale in support of our Haiti partnership will be in the Lounge on Sunday, December 3, after each service. Factor in some baking time on your calendars now! In addition to baked goods, we hope to have jams, chutneys and other goodies, as well as a raffle of a bottle of premium Haitian rum! Questions? Check with Libby Schollaert or Carol Kiranbay.

ST. ANNE’S GUILD
Our next quarterly meeting will be on Tuesday, December 5, at 11:30am in the Lounge. Details to follow, but mark your calendars now for lunch and a Christmas-themed program. All are welcome to join in! Ruth Duvall and Carol Kiranbayare co-hostesses.

OPERATION GRATITUDE’S
HALLOWEEN CANDY DONATIONS
Thank you to all who donated candy to Operation Gratitude. Your donations will be distributed to our troops and first responders around the world.

SAVE THE DATE: SOUL SISTERS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4
The next meeting of Soul Sisters will take place on Monday, December 4, from 7:30 to 9 pm in the Chapel. Thank you to Mary Lynn R. and Sarah P. who guided our conversation this week on faithful friendships as we looked at the special friendship between Mary and Elizabeth. Join us in December for Christmas Cheer! Festive dress is encouraged. We’ll share favorite Christmas traditions. All women of St. Andrew’s in all stages of their lives are invited. Questions? Contact Diane.

MURDER MYSTERY BOOK CLUB RETURNS FOR A WINTER TREAT
Our Summer Murder Mystery Book Club was so popular, we decided to bring it back for the winter! We’ll next piece together the clues in “A Morbid Taste for Bones” by Ellis Peters, the first book in the Brother Cadfael series. Plan to read the book over the holidays; we’ll meet to discuss it on February 24 at Sarah Petcher’s home at 2 p.m. We hope you can join us then!

ADVENT WREATHS

 

Once again, St. Andrew’s is pleased to provide materials for your Advent Wreath. If you would like to get Advent candles, or either a metal or foam oasis Advent ring, please sign up at Sign-Up Central or online through this link to SignUp Genius (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080945AFAF28A1F94-advent). The deadline for placing orders is Monday, November 20. Materials will be available for pick up after Thanksgiving.

FAMILY MINISTRY SCOOP

 

Pledge Cards for Children are available in the Chapel and on the Haiti table. Families are encouraged to have a conversation around the dinner table about what does it mean to give back to God from all that we have received from God. How can each one of us give thanks to God. Please pick up a pledge card which includes many different ways of giving thanks. (Stewardship cards will be gathered on November 19, St. Andrew’s Day)
Last Sunday: On our celebration of All Saints, we discussed Saints in the church and saints in our lives. We read the“Beatitudes” and learned why we can call them the “Be Attitudes” as happiness isn’t a feeling about things that happens to us but about an attitude we have in our heart.
Discussion Starter: Who are saints in our every day lives? Why do we think they are special? How can we follow their examples?
Prayer Starter: Gracious God, help us to follow the examples set by all the saints so that we can know your love and feel deep joy as they did. Amen.
This Sunday: We will talk about what it means to be prepared or ready for our journey with God.

S.A.Y.

 

Confirmation
We are excited to partner with St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington for confirmation classes. If you are participating, you should have received an email from Diane regarding schedules. Introductory meeting scheduled for next week. Confirmation will take place on February 4, 2018. Questions? Contact Diane.
Coming up…
11/12   Christian Education — Thankfulness and Communion: Synonyms?
11/19   St. Andrew’s Day — Join us at the SAY Table for our festive lunch
12/10   Xmas Carol Jammin’ w Brandon (let’s rehearse before we go caroling!)
12/17  SAY Cookie Decorating @ 5:30 pm followed by All Parish Caroling
Save the Date: Talking to Teens about the Tough Stuff
Parents of teens are invited to a discussion and workshop on November 28, 7-8:30 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (2609 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington). Friends and neighbors are welcome.

GLORIOUS COMPANIONS 
For our meeting in the Lounge at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 15, we’ll be reading Chapter 9 of Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister.

DEDICATED PARKING SPOTS AT RECTORY
The two spots in front of the rectory’s back door and garage are reserved for the tenants of the rectory. On several occasions during the past month other vehicles have parked in one of the spaces. To those attending church services and functions, as well as staff and visitors, please do not park in these dedicated spaces.

THE REV. STEVE RORKE’S OFFICE HOURS
The Rev. Steve Rorke’s regular office hours are Tuesday through 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