ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Priest
Linda Cox, Senior Warden
Bob Beeson, Junior Warden
• NW Regional—We will host this year’s Spring Northwest Regional Meeting on April 21. The ECW is pre-planning for the event. A menu has been discussed.
• Community Nurse—Michelle asked for ideas for health articles for our newsletter. i.e. Stress, heart symptoms, COPD, stroke. She would like to build relations with church members so that in the event of health conditions, surgery, and illness she will have opportunity to work with them on preparations and care.
• Gregario cleaning—We will hire Gregario to clean offices and classrooms. We also need him to clean the church before Easter and the Bishop’s visit.
• Senior Warden: Linda Cox read a thank you note from the Food bank. We donate $200 each month to the Lake Chelan Food Bank. They always send us a kind thank you card for our donation.
Altar Guild members dedicate their service to the maintenance and preparation of worship services at St. Andrew’s. Altar Guild is responsible for procuring and maintaining all worship service paraphernalia (vessels, linens, candles, vestments, etc.). Altar Guild members prepare the altar for weekly worship services as well as weddings, funerals, baptisms and other special services.
Altar Guild members select and arrange the altar flowers for our Sunday services at St. Andrew’s. We encourage the donation of flowers for the altar as an opportunity for donors to dedicate them in memory or in honor of special persons or occasions in their lives.
If this is a ministry that you feel called to serve, please contact our Priest, Linda Mayer 670-6166.
A Flower Chart is located in the Parish Hall where anyone can sign-up for donating flowers. The suggested donation of $20 for altar flowers is used to provide the floral arrangements, as well as, provide other items related to our worship services, such as wine, bread, linens, communion vessels, vestments, palms etc. This is a wonderful way to give special recognition to loved ones or celebrate an event!
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY—“Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John” bible study will continue through Lent each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Following Bible study, a soup lunch is served at 12:00 noon. Make plans to join us!
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS - LENT
As you face the altar, on the front left, the fourth set of three windows represent the season of Lent. The pillar or column with the ring and the flagrum symbolize Christ’s passion. Rooster is the symbol for St. Peter and contains a warning for steadfastness of faith. The center medallion is sacrament of Penance which prepares us for the forgiveness of our sins. The keys are as the keys to the Kingdom. The Celtic cross is symbolic that we can only receive absolution and forgiveness through Christ. Thirdly the medallion with cross with shroud and three nails depict the nails driven through the palms and feet of Jesus and the crown of thorns are all symbols of Christ’s humiliation and suffering. Seasonal color along the lower border is purple.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1
HEALTHY TIPS FROM MICHELLE JEROME
Chelan Valley Community Nurse 509-679-9059
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
People with generalized anxiety disorder display excessive anxiety or worry for months and face several anxiety-related symptoms.
Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include:
• Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge
• Being easily fatigued
• Difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank
• Muscle tension
• Difficulty controlling the worry
• Sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep)
How to make stress your friend – Kelly McGonigal
SHROVE PANCAKE SUPPER 2018
A delightful evening of pancakes, fun, and friendship. Thank you to all of our volunteers!
Bonnie and Ellis Morton—31