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Monthly Newsletter


The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Priest
Linda Cox, Senior Warden
Bob Beeson, Junior Warden


Margaret’s 100th added to St. Andrew’s website

Many thanks to Jennifer Anderson for sending us a lovely article in celebration of Margaret Kamphaus 100th birthday—See photos and read stories shared by Margaret and her family.

Visit St. Andrew’s website and click on the page titled, “Margaret turns 100”.

Vestry news—
1. Vestry Election 2019—Jane, Pat, and Ed have agreed to stand for election at the Annual meeting on January 27 following church service. New nominations are welcome.
2. Insurance—Susan Fisher read a letter from our insurance company stating that following their review of our church there are no recommendations for change. Great work St. Andrew’s!

St. Andrew’s Annual Meeting and Potluck—will be held Sunday, January 27 after church. Vestry members and Convention delegates will be nominated. The annual financial reports will be reviewed and the annual budget will be passed. If you would like to bring a side dish for the potluck, be sure to add your name to the sign-up sheet on the Parish Hall announcement board.

You are invited!—St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Omak invites you to celebrate the Ordination of
The Rev. John McDonald into the Episcopal Diaconate. Holden Evening Prayer with cantors will be held at
St. Anne’s on Sunday, January 6 at 4:00 p.m. Reception with Kings’ Cake following.

February 9—Warden’s & Treasurer’s Day—Bishop Rehberg will be hosting a Warden’s and Treasurer’s Day at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This workshop is free and open to anyone interested in the work of Wardens and Treasurers. A lunch will be provided. * Do not miss the opportunity to come together with colleagues and ask questions. They will be covering many different topics that apply to the administration of our church. If you have specific topic requests please contact the Financial Officer, Laurie Boss, and she will try to include them. 

A Little Bit of History

When St. Andrew’s was built in 1898 the only lighting was a central hanging, four globe kerosene lamp. In the winter months it was most probable that the early arrivals sat near the front of the church not only to have better light, but also to be near the barrel wood stove.

It wasn’t until 1916 that electricity was added to the church even though downtown Chelan had had electricity for about twenty years. These were several single bulbs that hung from the rafters along the length of the nave.

The congregation made do with those fixtures until several women decided that better lighting was a necessity. In 1931 they began planning for something more practical and to give more light. The electric light fixtures in wood frames that you see today were added. They were slightly different with wood panels in place of the glass. That let light downward but didn’t do much to light the surrounding area.

In 1957 new wiring and outlets were added in the church. At some point red glass replaced the wood panels and that was some improvement. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that the semi opaque white glass replaced the red glass, and a dimmer switch was added to vary the level of light for special occasions.

*Last summer, the knob and tube wiring from 1957 was replaced. This provides safety and improved lighting at the front of the church for the Priest and Lectors while reading.

The history of St. Andrew’s is long and varied with each generation of worshipers leaving their imprint of improvement and loving care.



In Loving Memory – Stoner Cole

 Stoner Cole went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, December 23rd.

 Stoner and his Dachshund, Mick Jagger, will be dearly missed at St. Andrew’s.

The following poem was written by Stoner. He loved to share it with people he met.



Gold, Love, and Life


In life I find

A little gold

In everybody’s mind!


Of life I see

There is love

Whether prisoner or free!


While life is real

The quality of love

Is what one should feel.


By Stoner Cole—copyrighted 1977




Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

On a cold, wintry December day, Linda Cox served the Episcopal Church Women this delightful soup. The recipe is from Joanna Gaines—Magnolia Journal Cookbook. If you are looking for a new soup to warm the hearts and stomachs of your friends and family, this will be a sure success!

¾ c all-purpose flour
1 ¾ tsp kosher salt
1 ¾ tsp ground black pepper
2 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into ½ inch pieces
4 T salted butter
½ c diced white onion
½ c diced celery
1 bay leaf (optional)
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, trimmed and cut into ½ inch slices
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ c dry white wine (optional)
One 32 oz box chicken broth
Two 8,8 oz pouches long-grain and wild rice blend, preferably Uncle Ben’s cooked according to package directions
1 ½ c milk
½ c heavy cream
¼ c chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and 1 ¼ tsp each of the salt and pepper. Add the chicken and gently toss to thoroughly coat the pieces in the seasoned flour. Remove the chicken from the flour, shaking off the excess, and set it aside. Discard any remaining flour.

2. In a large soup pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add the onion, celery, and bay leaf and sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they give up most of their liquid and are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until aromatic and lightly browned, about 30 seconds.

4. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes (it does not need to be cooked through).

5. Add the wine (if using) and cook until it is almost entirely evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

6. Stir in the cooked rice, milk, and cream. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors come together, about 20 minutes. Season with the remaining ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Serve hot, garnished with parsley if desired.

Happy Birthday!

April Clayton—11

Cathy Chevalier—11

Linda Mayer—14

Johanna Clayton—23

Hannah Hubbard—26

Jordana LaPorte--30


When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them.

When you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.



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