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The Church of St. Andrew welcomes all to worship in our sanctuary and to participate in our many activities and ministries. New to St. Andrew's?
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Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Services during Clyde's Sabbatical
Best wishes to Clyde on his sabbatical this summer. We wish him well
in this time of reflection and rejuvenation.
We will welcome him back on October 1.
Here is information about Sunday services while Clyde is away.
July 23: Morning Prayer
Officiants: Richard Stratton and Billie Phillips; Homilist Claire Wahl
July 30: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Jess Gill
August 6: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Jess Gill
August 13: Morning Prayer
Officiants: Deanna Karwowski and Steve Hahn; Homilist John Howard
August 20: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Roger Cramer
August 27: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Roger Cramer
September 3: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Roger Cramer
September 10: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Roger Cramer
The Church School Year will resume, with a special welcome picnic that will include activities and a barbecue.
September 17: Morning Prayer
Officiants: Chris Stockwell and Marsha Cassidy; homilist Chris Stockwell
September 24: Holy Eucharist with guest celebrant the Rev. Roger Cramer
Century Committee: Planning for the future of St. Andrew’s
The Century Committee thanks you for your comments! The committee, which is planning for the future of St. Andrew’s, is now identifying and researching projects and/or needs. Plans requiring funding will be presented and tested in a feasibility study, which will include an all-congregational survey.
Read more about the Century Committee and the phases of its work
Book Club News
The next meeting of the Book Group will be on July 9th at 3:00 P.M.
We will be meeting at Bonnie Howard’s house to discuss LaRose by Louise Erdrich. This is an “emotionally haunting tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native America.” Please join us, all are welcome!
SATURDAY NIGHT IN MARBLEHEAD
cancelled for June
Bob Franke's June 17 concert and the Saturday Night in Marblehead July and August concerts have been cancelled for later rescheduling due to injury. SNIM will reopen in the fall.
Refugee Immigration Ministry
has our first guest, a young mother and her toddler daughter, from Latin America. St. Andrew's, in cooperation with Temple Emanu-el, and Old North Church are supporting them as they get settled here.
Watch for information about ways you can help.
RIM Helping the Stranger Update July 2017
Old North Church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church and Temple Emanu-el are partners in the Marblehead Cluster of Refugee Immigration Ministries (RIM).
We have been sponsoring and walking with Danie and Annie who are seeking political asylum in the US from the traumas of living in Haiti. Tremendous progress has been made in the last 9 months in getting Danie and Annie settled and accumulated to life here and working through the legal process of asylum seeking and to reunite her with the rest of her family who are still in Haiti.
RIM Marblehead Cluster: Clifton Lutheran Church in Marblehead is considering joining Old North Church, St Andrews and Temple Emanu-el as a partner in the RIM Marblehead Cluster. The Steering Committee has met with their Social Action Committee and recently with their Church Council. The Council voted unanimously to join with us and the proposal now goes to a church wide membership vote in this September or October.
Goals/hopes: Her ambition is to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and to have her family reunite with her in the U.S.A. Legal Status: Danie’s pro bono legal team are working hard to get her an expedited Asylum hearing; hopefully in the fall of this year. They are also working on a humanitarian parole for Dani’s older daughter to come to the USA; with a 2018 time frame. Danie is working on getting her Massachusetts driver’s license.
Housing: The lease on their apartment in Salem has been renewed through the end of March 2018. Applications have been submitted for less expensive public housing in Salem, Beverly and Middleton. Marblehead is not accepting applications at this time. The expectation is that sometime between now and then, a subsidized or a more affordable apartment will open up.
Health: Danie and Annie have health insurance. Danie uses the services of the Lynn Community Health Center and the Boston Medical Center.
English: Under Linda Duvel and other volunteers’ instruction, her verbal English continues to improve with written English at a more measured pace.
Work: Danie has been interviewing for a job at Logan Airport and also in contact with two resources for home health aide employment.
Child Care: JCC has offered a scholarship for Annie for their summer program for August. Annie will be starting at Salem’s Head Start Program in September. This means she will have regular interactions with other children, and Danie will have greater opportunity to work.
Fund Raising: The monthly budget to support Danie and Annie is $1700 a month. The participating congregations continue with their financial support. Raising sufficient funds is our biggest challenge. Contributions (big or small) are always appreciated. We are about to launch a Go Fund Me Appeal to augment this effort. When Dani gets a part-time paying job, she will be able to start contributing to the monthly expenses.
1. We are always looking for additional volunteers to help with acculturation, child care, health care visits and loving and emotional support.
2. A person to take Danie to the food pantry twice a month on a Saturday morning. This would be an hour and half commitment.
3. Basic math and computer lessons
4. Babysitting or childcare, for when Danie goes to work full time.
5. A "bridge" apartment, affordable until she receives a less expensive publically subsidized one. This could be something over a garage or in a basement, for example or for someone looking for house sitting this coming winter. Affordable housing is the biggest challenge.
Thank you for your assistance for those who need the most.
RIM Marblehead Cluster Steering Committee
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Cloister Gallery hours
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m
Saturday 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The next Cloister Gallery show, opening Sunday, May 21, will feature work from students at RAW Artworks in Lynn. In addition, we would like to feature art from our youngest parishioners, so we are looking for submissions from kids and teens!
Adult Forum Sundays at 9 am
Youth Choir: Mondays, 4 pm
Youth Groups: Senior High, 1st Sunday,
Bible Study: takes place on Tuesday morning at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room
My Brother's Table: 1st Tuesday
Poetry Saturdays: 4th Saturday, 7 pm
Tea & Poetry Meditation Group: 3rd Fridays except September meeting is 9/23
12:30-1 pm, silent meditation in Zen tradition
1-2 pm, tea and poetry sharing/discussion
People from all faith traditions welcome
For a ride, email Peter Phillips or call 781-631-0201; for a meal, If you need assistance or would like to be involved in Pastoral Care,
please contact the office at St. Andrews at 781-631-4951; for a pastoral visit, contact the rector, Clyde Elledge; in a pastoral emergency, call Clyde's cell phone, 781-576-0329.
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