The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Vicar Linda Cox, Bishop's Warden Bob Beeson, Junior Warden
St. Andrew’s News—
1. Log Repair—Rimmer and Roeter have completed the log repair project. They inspected the entire church and found another log that will need replacement. This will be repaired prior to painting the church next year. Bob will get estimates for the painting.
2. Joy Song Concert—Posters and promotions will be created for this special event. 100 tickets will be given out in advance for seating in the church. Remaining people will watch the concert remotely from the Parish Hall. Twenty ladies will need housing for the night. Arthur Dunn will be contacted to see if he can assist with sound set-up.
3. Advent Service—St. Andrew’s is excited to announce a new service to be held during Advent! Take a moment from the hectic pace of your day to join us each Thursday in Advent. December 5, 12, 19, and 26. at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
4. Diocese of Spokane Convention Report 2019 Pasco Washington—All who attended the Diocesan Convention had a wonderful time meeting new people during the meaningful workshop presentations. The Bishop’s address to Convention Saturday was posted on St. Andrew’s Facebook page and her Sunday sermon was read to St. Andrew’s members Sunday morning by Worship Leader Cris Kollmeyer. However, the exciting news is that The Rt. Rev. Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop, will be guest speaker at the 2021 Diocesan Convention in Spokane! Stay tuned for more information…
5. Stewardship continues—The members of St. Andrew’s make a huge difference in our community with their stewardship of time, talent and treasure. If you look at our “Footprint” page posted on the bulletin board you can see where many members spend hours volunteering. We also support monthly the Lake Chelan Food Bank from our Outreach Fund. Stewardship finances are used to provide a place for members to gather weekly to renew, refill and refresh. During worship the members provide physical, spiritual and mental support for each other, our extended family. By giving of our selves and our finances we are given the opportunity to bless others with our generosity and love.
St. Andrew’s Day—Not only is November the month of ultimate feasting that makes our bellies grumble just thinking about it all year long, but it is also the feast month of our very own patron saint, St. Andrew. St. Andrew, one of the apostles of Jesus, is largely remembered as a fisherman. From Portugal to Ukraine to Scotland, there are many legends and stories about St. Andrew on his travels. One fascinating legend is told about a journey St. Andrew took to Cypress, where the ship he was on went off course and crashed upon a shore. When the men got off the boat, it is said that St. Andrew took off his staff and struck it against the rocks. A spring of healing water rushed forth from that place. The captain of the ship, who was blind in one eye, used the water and his sight was restored. A monastery was built in this place, which dates back to the 18th century, and people have pilgrimaged there ever since.