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Monthly Newsletter


The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Priest
Linda Cox, Senior Warden
Larry Hazelton, Junior Warden


Vestry Business—

• January 28th 2018 is the date for our annual meeting with pot luck.
• Bishop's request: Spring gathering to be in Chelan. The theme is recognition of when God's love was known.
• Pastoral care: Margaret has moved to Heritage Heights.

Lenten Bible study—“Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John” Plans are being made for a Lenten Bible study to begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14. The day and time for the study are not set yet. Suggestions are welcome. Please contact Linda Mayer. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall.

Please join us for coffee hour on Sunday, January 14 to celebrate

the Rev. Canon Linda Mayer’s 75th birthday!


Lake Chelan Food Bank at St. Andrew’s—

The Lake Chelan Food bank was first located in the parish hall of St. Andrew’s where bags of beans and rice were stored. In 1981 the Rev. Gary Jones with other Chelan clergy saw the need for a food bank in Chelan and offered the parish Hall for storage and location for giving as needed. In 1983 the food bank served 978 families and a total of 1,444 individuals. When the Annex was purchased by St. Andrew’s in 1986, it served double duty and became the location of the Food Bank as well as Sunday school rooms.

In 1988 Esther Brown of St. Andrew’s became director of the Food Bank in charge of organizing and ordering donated staples. In 1988 the Food Bank served 2,005 families and a total of 6,055 individuals. The next director was Odyle Vally, also of St. Andrew’s, and her assistant was Anita Mendoca. Rev. Frank Needles of the Christian Church and Fred Rarden of St. Andrew’s followed them, and then Paul Palumbo, pastor of the Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, took over the expanding Lake Chelan Food Bank.

Most of the time the Food Bank was closed for the summer with the requests for food during that time helped by the Ministerial Association of Chelan. Many in the community supported the Food Bank with donation of money and food, and it operated according to the need with expanded hours.

When the Annex was scheduled to be torn down in 2008, the Food Bank which had also outgrown the Annex space began looking for a permanent home. By 2010 while a new home had not yet been found, an Ecumenical Board was formed to take over the overseeing of the Food Bank with Paul Palumbo continuing as director.

Although remaining as separate entities, the Vestry of St. Andrew’s operated as the financial oversight for the Food Bank. In 2011 the Food Bank formed its own board of directors. People in various churches of the area volunteer their time for packaging and staffing on a monthly rotating basis.

(An excerpt from If These Logs Could Talk by Liz Perry)

In April of 2014, Lake Chelan Food Bank moved into the "Old Library"/ Community Center, now called The Cornerstone Building, located at 417 S. Bradley Street. St. Andrew’s remains closely involved with the Food Bank. From July through December 2017 we donated $200.00 per month to the Food Bank, using funds from our Log Church donations and Outreach. Four of our church members are permanent volunteers serving on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Our church congregation volunteers during the month of May.

Start your new year off with a financial gift or donate your time!

Food Bank volunteers—Bob Beeson, Nyla Kamphaus, Larry and Joan Hazelton

Phyllis Hyde was the church secretary for many years. No history of St. Andrew’s would be complete without mentioning the years this church secretary gave to St. Andrew’s. Though not a member of St. Andrew’s, she was very much a part of the church family, quietly and behind the scenes from 1984 until she retired in 2012. Married to Gordon Hyde, pastor of the Little Stone Church in Lakeside (Chelan), she enjoyed music, her piano and her organ, and working as a “team” with her husband in their work for the Lord.
Phyllis worked with five resident priests after begin hired by Rev. Gary Jones, innumerable senior wardens and Vestries came to her for guidance. Her quiet demeanor kept the church on track when there was no priest, and she calmly helped guide them through the unknown. Phyllis was a gift to St. Andrew’s in so many ways.

(An excerpt from If These Logs Could Talk by Liz Perry)

Wenatchee World Obituary

Phyllis Ann Hyde

Chelan, WA

Phyllis Ann Hyde went home to her reward last Sunday, December 31, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born in Estherville, IA, on October 17, 1941. She was the daughter of Vic and Vera Jones. Phyllis attended several schools in Iowa and graduated from Perry High School in 1960. She attended Colorado State College, studying to be a teacher.

In the summer of her second year, she came to Washington to visit some friends, and met and married her husband, Gordon Hyde, in 1963. The next year they attended Vancouver Bible College in British Columbia. After graduating, they were called to be pastor and wife at the South Aberdeen Baptist Church, where they served for 14 ½ years. They then came to Chelan, WA, in 1982, where they served as pastor and wife for almost 30 years, until their retirement in 2011.
During her life, Phyllis worked as a secretary and office manager for several small businesses, as a secretary at Grays Harbor Community College, and as the church secretary for Little Stone Church and St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Phyllis leaves her husband at the family home in Chelan, WA; a son, Mike, and daughter-in-law, Jean, and their two children, Michelle and Chloe of Chelan, WA; daughter, Charlene, and her children, Bryce and Beck, and great- granddaughter, Destiny of Wenatchee, WA; her brother, Ron Jones (Patsy) of Albuquerque, NM; and numerous other relatives. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Vic and Vera; sister, Sona Lue; and a granddaughter, Brandi Blanchfield.

Visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Precht Rose Chapel, 332 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan, WA. Interment will be at Fraternal Cemetery in Chelan on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life service for Phyllis at noon, at the North Shore Bible Church, 123 Wapato Pt. Pkwy., in Manson, WA, with Pastor Keith Rife officiating. Please leave any thoughts and memories for the family at Services are entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel of Chelan,

Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Teresa



Happy Birthday

April Clayton—11
Cathy Chevalier—11
Linda Mayer—14
Don Jamtaas—20
Johanna Clayton—23
Tom Taxelius—24
Hannah Hubbard—26
Phil Madden—28
Jordana LaPorte—30



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