ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Vicar
Linda Cox, Bishop's Warden
Bob Beeson, People's Warden
Business as Usual—Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Andrew’s Board Members are still hard at work caring for our church, preparing for future events, and managing the business of St. Andrew's. Be sure to read all of the news from last month’s Bishop’s Committee Meeting!
Bishop’s Committee News:
1. Format for Church Service—Service will continue with Holy Eucharist.
2. Coffee Hour—There will be no coffee hour in Parish Hall at this time.
3. Walla Walla Fundraiser—St. Paul’s in Walla Walla held a fundraiser to assist people with delinquent medical bills. The fundraiser was very successful!
4. College for Congregational Development Virtual August Workshops—Aug 5 at 12:00 p.m. – Aug 6 at 4:00 p.m. Everyone may attend!!!
5. Convention Delegates—need to register online. Everyone is invited to attend virtually. There is no cost for registration. Convention is scheduled for 3.5 hours.
6. “Woven as One”—a fundraising campaign to upgrade Camp Cross. Everyone is encouraged to support this fundraising as they are able to financially.
7. Maintenance—Rimmer and Roeter Estimate---Bob B submitted an estimate for repairs to the logs of the church in the amount of $12,337.00. We approved the expense for repair of the logs on the church building.
8. Weed and Pest Spray—Everything was sprayed by Cascade Weed and Pest for ants and spiders in May and they are prepared to do it again by the end of July or the 1st of August. Bob noticed that a hose bib is leaking and he will see to the irrigation repair
9. Damage to Front Door—Over the 4th of July weekend, the front door of the church was ripped out of place—stripping out the screws. Repairs are being arranged. Bob said there were lots of beer cans on the grounds as well.
10. Outreach—Food Bank—Beginning August 1st, volunteers will be starting a Tuesday and Saturday delivery service and pick-up. Andante's will be doing their Monday meals three more times.
11. Mural report— Marci called Jill Risley on Monday for a possible work schedule to complete our mural project. Jill called back to report that Bill Fenton has made contact with Larry Hibbard to verify the exact procedure by which the mural panels can be attached to the brick wall. Bill has his own scaffolding and does not need help. He hopes to get started with the final assemble and mounting this coming week.
12. Special visitors—We were over-joyed to see Jack & Maureen Reynolds during their visit to Chelan in July. We are especially pleased to announce that they are now the proud owners of Columbarium Niche # A-11.
13. Pledge Support—On behalf of the Finance Committee, we would like to thank the many friends and members of St. Andrew’s for continued pledge support throughout the COVID-19 shut down.
The History of “APRONS”
I don’t think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids…
And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas and been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk know it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.
We at St. Andrew’s wear aprons during the pie social and Shrove Tuesday dinners.
The apron’s say, “Have you hugged an Episcopalian today?”
In Loving Memory
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Don Jamtaas. Don and Jan lived here on the south shore of Lake Chelan and attended
St. Andrew’s from 1988 to 2012 when they moved to California. After 94 active years, Don passed away peacefully at home with Jan by his side.
You can contact Jan at:
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
THOUGHTS FROM LINDA MAYER... “I have been thinking about activities to occupy free time. Perhaps we could get out some crayons and draw or color a lovely cross that we can tape to the fridge. Pretend you are a child again. As much as this virus is impacting our daily life, we need to remember the blessings that we enjoy every day. Perhaps seeing that Cross on the fridge will remind us to be thankful that there is food in there and that is more than many people have.“
Mike and April Clayton—6