ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Priest
Linda Cox, Senior Warden
Bob Beeson, Junior Warden
- First Words-- John MacDonald shared with Vestry members that he will be ordained at Convention during Sunday Morning Eucharist as a transitional Deacon. He will be ordained as a Priest in 2019.
- Hurricane Relief Fund--Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to partner with us as we support dioceses as they respond to hurricanes and other tragic storms. You can contribute online to our Hurricane Relief Fund at https://support. episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief.
- Advent Bible study—Year B of the Lectionary calendar is focused on the Gospel of Luke. We will dive in to a study of Luke during Advent this year. Studies will begin on Wednesday, November 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. After study, a soup lunch will be served. Please join us!
- Red Kettle Christmas—Chelan Valley Hope will be sponsoring the Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser again this year. If you would like to volunteer to ring the bell this holiday season please contact Jeanne Giddings at (509) 885-4868.
- Cuba Ministry Donation—St. Andrew’s raised $232.00 to be given to the Retirement fund for Episcopal Priests of Cuba.
- St. Andrew’s Harvest Party—On Sunday, November 18 will kick-off our 2019 Stewardship Campaign with our Annual Harvest Party. After church a delicious potluck will be served in the Parish Hall. Please see your invitation and Pledge card on Page 3 of this newsletter.
- Margaret Kamphaus 100th Birthday Celebration—Please join St. Andrew’s on Sunday, November 11 to celebrate this very special occasion with Margaret and her family. After church, during coffee hour, will be a special time to visit and share memories with her.
- Lake Chelan Community Cantata—Marci Hale will be conducting this year’s Christmas Cantata titled, “One of Us.” Performances will be Friday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 p.m.
- Both performances will be at North Shore Bible Church at Sower’s Hall.
We’re Having A Harvest Celebration Potluck.
“Kick-off” for the 2019 Pledge Drive
Join us Sunday November 18th after church
Please bring a Potluck Dish. Your Stewardship Team will provide the meat.
“Give of your treasure… and your heart will follow.”
Stewardship is Life
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Pledge for 2019
In thanksgiving for God’s infinite love, and in gratitude for all God has given to me, I / we pledge to return to God this portion of God’s bountiful gifts:
$ ___________for the year, paid___Weekly ___Monthly ___Yearly
to help St. Andrew’s operate and carry out our mission in 2019
Name __________________ Address __________________
Signature ___________________ Date _______________
Please mail or deliver to the Church by December 1, 2018
PO Box 1226 Chelan, WA 98816
or email: email@example.com
Cold and Flu Season
It has come again, the season of aches and sneezes. It never hurts to review the simple steps we can take to help avoid the spread to those who are more fragile. Hygiene etiquette involves practices that prevent the spread of illness and disease. A critical time to practice good hygiene etiquette is when you are sick, especially when coughing or sneezing. Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are spread by:
• Coughing or sneezing
• Unclean hands
• Touching your face after touching contaminated objects
• Touching objects after contaminating your hands
• To help stop the spread of germs:
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
• If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
• Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing:
• Wash with soap and water, or
• Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.
Cough etiquette is especially important for infection control measures in healthcare, workplace, and other community settings, such as emergency departments, doctor’s offices, and clinics.
One final practice that helps prevent the spread of respiratory disease is avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, you should try to distance yourself from others so you do not spread your germs. Distancing includes staying home from work or school when possible.
What is the difference between a cold and flu?
Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu can have very serious associated complications. The following chart can help.
Bob and Meredith Beeson—19
John and Donna Bagby—23