ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Linda Mayer, Vicar
Linda Cox, Bishop's Warden
Bob Beeson, People's Warden
St. Andrew’s Upcoming events
Saturday September 11th 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Service for Elbert Hubbard – due to the increasing numbers of COVID the family has decided to limit attendees to just family. We hope everyone understands this difficult decision the family had to make. Please hold the family in your heart and pray for peace and comfort for them all.
Sunday September 12th 10:00 a.m.
Back to Church Sunday – due to increasing COVID numbers this wonderful event has been postponed to another date when the numbers begin to decrease. Many thanks to all who have dedicated so much time and effort to planning this event. We will celebrate – with champagne and cookies at a later date – when we are no longer required to wear a mask.
Saturday September 18th 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Service for Don Jamtaas – The family will be gathering to celebrate Don’s life at the Columbarium. Jan will be staying another day so that she can join us for Holy Eucharist on Sunday the 19th. Please pray for peace and comfort for Don’s family as they travel to Chelan for this event.
Saturday September 25th 9:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fall Gathering Day – has been changed from in-person to virtual because of COVID numbers. Our delegates to Convention will be given more information but changing to virtual means that everyone can be part of Gathering Day. Please contact Linda Mayer for a link to attend. The link has not been published yet by the Diocese.
CALM—In the Bible
Webster Dictionary Calm – A period or a condition free from storms, high winds or rough water: Complete or almost complete absence of wind: a state of tranquility.
We can all use a state of tranquility, a calm, in our daily hectic lives. Here are 5 times calm is used in the Bible: See if you can find more!
Psalms 107:29 He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
Jonah 1:11-12 11 Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you that the sea may be calm for us?”—for the sea was growing more tempestuous.
12 And he said to them, “Pick me up and [a]throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.”
Matthew 8:26 26 But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:30 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace,[a] be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Luke 8: 24 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.
Jane & Randy Farris—15
Dave & Sandy Gellatly—30
Peace in the storm
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
An art contest was held to find “the perfect picture of peace”. The challenge stirred the imagination of artists everywhere, and paintings arrived from far and wide. Finally the great day of revelation arrived, and the field had been narrowed down to just two paintings.
As a judge pulled the cover from first one, a hush fell over the crowd. A mirror-smooth lake reflected lacy, green birches under the soft blush of the evening sky. Along the grassy shore, a flock of sheep grazed undisturbed.
Surely this was the winner!
But when the second painting was uncovered, the crowd gasped in surprise.
A tumultuous waterfall cascaded down a rocky precipice; the crowd could almost feel its cold, penetrating spray. Stormy-gray clouds threatened to explode with lightning, wind, and rain. In the midst of the thundering noises and bitter chill, a spindly tree clung to the rocks at the edge of the falls.
But in that tree, a little bird had built a nest. Content and undisturbed in her stormy surroundings, she rested on her eggs. With her eyes closed and her wings ready to cover her little ones, she manifested peace that transcends all earthly turmoil.
Perhaps today, you’ve been guilty of searching for the kind of peace in the first picture. But the problem is that IT JUST DOESN’T EXIST. Real peace—the kind in the second picture—is one that’s ready and available to you when you take shelter in the arms of the Savior.
COLUMBARIUM NICHES AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
The Columbarium has many niches available.
Be aware of this and plan a beautiful, sacred, resting place.
Think of family members to plan for also.
The niches cost $950.00 and fit two urns.
Please take time to think about this wonderful opportunity.
Contact the church for more information:
509-682-2851 or write us at P.O. Box 1226, Chelan, WA 98816