Shining the Light – June 21, 2017

Shining the Light

Joyous, Growing, Inviting, Caring
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THIS SUNDAY AT

READINGS FOR SUNDAY:
Proper 7
First Reading:
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Second Reading:
Romans 6:1b-11

Gospel:
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ST. ANDREW’S CHOIR CONCERT 
Please join us for a concert at St. Andrew’s this Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 pm. The Raleigh Boychoir will join with our own St. Andrew’s choir and choirs from Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Dunn Loring and St. Andrew’s Episcopal of Burke, VA to share some wonderful choral selections. Don’t miss this special night of music!

CELEBRATION OF SUSAN BURKE
The celebration of Susan Burke’s life will take place at St. Andrew’s on Monday, June 26, at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Lounge.

DON’T MISS THE FUN AT SHRINE MONT — SIGN UP BY JULY 1!
Plans are underway for a wonderful St. Andrew’s weekend at Shrine Mont July 21-23. We’ll have a great Saturday morning program planned by Steve and Diane, as well as festive happy hours, an ice cream social, and s’mores by the campfire, and a beautiful Sunday morning worship service at the Shrine. Plus, you can hear the sounds of Arlo Guthrie from our porch as he performs Friday night as part of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. But to get in on the fun, you need to sign up by Saturday, July 1 on the bulletin board at church or email marylynnfjones@yahoo.com. Please also submit a $10 deposit per person (up to $50) in the offering plate or send it to the church with Shrine Mont deposit in the subject line of your check. We hope you’ll join us on the mountain next month!

ST. ANDREW’S ADVENTURES OF “BENDABLE JESUS”
The idea of “Bendable Jesus” is based off a children’s book called Flat Stanley. We see this version, “Bendable Jesus”, as a way to keep our church family connected during the summer season. Take “Bendable Jesus” (or BJ for short) wherever you go. Take a picture of you and him doing different things (at the pool or beach, going out to dinner, at an amusement park, being with friends/family). It will be an amazing adventure! It is a great way to remember that Jesus is always with us wherever we go. And it just might start up a conversation with someone about what you are doing and why. We will post photos in the newsletter and at the end of the summer, we will have a slide show to see the St. Andrew’s Adventures with BJ. We can’t wait to see where BJ pops up this summer!! So send in your photos! Please email or text your “Adventures with BJ” to Diane (FamilyMinistry@standrewsnet.org or 571-230-2262).
Diane’s BJ is keeping her company while she works, patiently waiting to go have some fun!

S.A.Y. 
Reminder: SAY End of Year Pool Party — this Sunday from 5 to 7 pm at Donaldson Run Pool for rising 6th graders and up. If you haven’t RSVP’d but are interested in attending, please email Diane ASAP.

FAMILY MINISTRY SCOOP
St. Andrew’s Summer Sun/Son Activity Buckets
Please pick up your bucket of Summer Sun/Son Activities. In it you will find several items to bring joy to your family and have fun together! Some of them can also be used as prayer starters when the time is right; perhaps at bedtime, on a long car ride, or as you are enjoying s’mores over the campfire. So go ahead; play with the globe ball; play a card game; have fun in the sun; and in the love of God’s SON!
NO FAMILY SERVICE ON SUNDAY, JULY 2.
From last Sunday: Jesus tells us that there is so much work to be done in the God’s Kingdom that we all need to be helpers–laborers in the harvest.
Discussion Starter: Discuss how your family can help Jesus–because that’s our jobs at Christians — we help Jesus.
Prayer Starter: God of the Harvest, thank you for calling us to labor in your fields and become a part of this your creation. Guide us to continually hear your call to us to go, heal, and love. Amen.
Next Sunday: Jesus reminds us how God knows us so well since the time we were formed and that we should share Gods love with others.
St. Andrew’s Parish Weekend at Shrine Mont is July 21-23, 2017Deadline to register is July 1. Contact Diane or Mary Lynn if interested in attending!

BUILDING ISSUES: NOTIFY THE BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE!
All who come to St. Andrew’s and its campus should be alert to problems that may require attention by Buildings & Grounds (B&G) or professional repairmen. Such problems include overflowing toilets and gutters, smoking light fixtures and switches, water seeping onto the Undercroft floor, non-working fan coil units, and no a/c in the cooling season. Such problems occur each year. B&G strives to fix them as soon as they are found, lest they cause more damage. It is in everyone’s interest to help achieve that goal. Please contact Richard Knight at 703-216-2369 or Jim Williams at 703-351-9392. Thank you.

ST. ANDREW’S PLOT AGAINST HUNGER SIGN UP

Last week, Carla watered on Tuesday and Jen watered on Thursday. On Saturday, Anne, Doris, Ted, and Dave along with Susan, Misan and two friends from Marymount picked sweet peas, collards and kale. We weeded extensively in the garden, installed more drip irrigation, planted more carrots, watered and installed trellis’ for the tomatoes! Anne delivered 22 pounds of radishes, collards and kale to AFAC for a total of 256 pounds this year from the garden and 34 pounds from the Sinclair’s!
To run the new irrigation system, just pull up on the two faucets in the garden and let drip for two hours. You only need to hand water the two new rows of carrots between the germinated rows of carrots and beets on the far left side of the garden.
We will be hosting another work day this Saturday, June 24 at 10:00am (June 18 at 11:00am as the rain date). We will likely be weeding, tying up tomatoes and peppers, and picking collards & kale. Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to water over the next few weeks! The calendar has been extended if you did not see any opportunities when you logged on previously. The signup is at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eabab2aab9-standrews. Thanks again!

ST. ANDREW’S EIGHTH ANNUAL MIDSUMMER POETRY FEST
St. Andrew’s Eighth Annual Midsummer Poetry Fest reading will take place on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 4:00 pm in the lounge.
All ages are invited to choose a poem (or poems) that has special meaning for them or that they particularly like and would enjoy sharing with others. It does not have to be something you have written yourself. This year’s theme is music, but feel free to choose another subject if you prefer. Light refreshments will follow the reading.
No auditions, no rehearsals, but we would like to know if you are coming and what you will be reading so Helen can make a program. Please email Helen at hke123@msn.com. There is also a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

HELLO FROM — AND TO — HANNAH CEEN!
Our own Hannah Ceen reports that she is doing well in Texas, where she is focusing on family medicine. She’s been able to see patients of all ages and even watched a baby being born. While the Army has done a good job of providing her with the basics, she would love to hear from members of the St. Andrew’s family! Her address is:
ENS Hannah Ceen
c/o IHG Army Hotels
Building 36006, Wratten Dr.
Fort Hood, TX, 76544
Hannah will be moving rapidly through rotations around the country this year, so please write soon if you are able to. Blessings to Hannah!

SUMMER MURDER MYSTERY BOOK CLUB IS BACK!
Now that summer is here, it’s time for the return of the St. Andrew’s Murder Mystery Book Club! This year we’ll be reading “Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death: The Grantchester Mysteries” by James Runcie (the first book in the series). If this title sounds familiar, you may know it from the popular PBS series. Be sure to get your copy now, as we’ll gather on August 6to discuss our thoughts about the book. Happy reading!

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…
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 atcsa@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

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