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Monthly Newsletter


The Rev. Linda Mayer, Vicar

Linda Cox, Bishop's Warden

Bob Beeson, People's Warden



Priest Recruitment Updates

Profile reports: The State of the Congregation and the Congregation Profile reports will soon be submitted to the Diocese of Spokane.

Prayer: We pray to you Lord with trust, as you lead us with your love on our journey for a new vicar. Give us wisdom as we search for someone filled with love for the Lord. A person who is compassionate and excited to be a part of our church family here at Chelan, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Upcoming Events

• A new Bible study series will begin Sunday, September 11th at 11:30 a.m.
“The Heart of a Leader” will be led by Linda Mayer. If you would like to join and have not ordered a study book, please contact Linda Mayer.

• This year’s Fall Regional Gathering will be held at St. Luke’s in Wenatchee on Saturday, September 24th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Contact Linda Mayer if you would like to attend.

Bishop Visitation

The Rt. Rev'd Gretchen M. Rehberg will be worshipping with us at St. Andrew’s on Sunday, October 9th, 2022 at our 10:00 a.m. service. We invite everyone to mark this date on your calendar and plan to stay after church for a welcoming coffee hour.

Narthex Wall Unveiled

Due to a leaky gutter issue at the Narthex back entry, it was necessary to remove an exterior wall and replace it with fresh lumber and paint. Many thanks to Randy Farris and Bob Beeson who volunteered their time and skill to repair the wall!


Episcopal Church Women Pie Update

This year’s Pie Social was a great success. 91 pies were sold and over $3,000.00 raised. An amazing crew of ladies hosted the event. Many new friends were made. Thanks to all!!!


Legacy Coalition— Helping grandparents have a greater spiritual impact on their families

Legacy Coalition is led by Christian grandparents who understand the joys and struggles that come with intentional Christian grand parenting.

Their staff of veteran ministry leaders is deeply devoted to helping you pass on your faith so multiple generations of your family follow Christ.

Ray and Kathryn Dobbs, of Chelan, are currently Ambassadors for Legacy Coalition.

You are invited and encourage to contact them, or go to the website and learn more—

Darrell L. Thayer
March 15, 1934 – June 21, 2022
Oroville, WA


Darrell L. Thayer, 88, of Oroville, WA, passed away June 21, 2022, in Roseburg, OR. Darrell was born in Omak, WA, and lived in the states of Washington and Oregon all of his life. He was very active in sports and scouting, while growing up. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Darrell graduated high school from Oroville, WA, and then attended and graduated from Washington State University, with a degree in horticulture. He loved attending WSU, and was a member of the WSU wrestling team.

Darrell served in the Army for two years, before being married to Judy Kirkpatrick of Cashmere, WA, in 1961. They had three children: Tris, Carol, and Diane. Darrell and Judy raised their family in Oroville, Okanogan, WA, Wenatchee, WA, and Sunnyside, WA.

Darrell loved a good road trip, and was known to his family as a human compass, having a perfect sense of direction and a love of adventure. He always knew the way, and enjoyed exploring all the possible routes.

Darrell was an orchardist and worked in the fruit industry throughout his career. He was civic-minded and was active in Rotary International. He was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church and enjoyed the fellowship of other parishioners.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; as well as his twin brother, Dick, who also died of Alzheimers. Darrell is survived by his wife; three children; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Coffin; and a host of longtime friends.

In lieu of flowers, please, if so moved, make a donation to the Alzheimers Association, in Memory of Darrell L. Thayer: .


Happy Birthday

Julio Altorre—1
Judy Oliver—6
Kyle Rynd—20
Kathy Nierenberg—21
Sean Rynd—23

Happy Anniversary

Jane & Randy Farris—15
Dave & Sandy Gellatly—30




September Church Calendar


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, PO Box 1226, Chelan, WA 98816

120 East Woodin in Chelan (509)682-2851

Editors--April Boosinger, Terry LaBrue, Marci Hale, Linda Mayer

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