ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Linda Mayer, Vicar
Linda Cox, Bishop's Warden
Bob Beeson, People's Warden
Episcopal Women Bake Big for Bach Fest Annual fundraiser returns to popular acclaim.
(Chelan) – July 27 – After missing a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, St. Andrew’s church women pulled out the baking pans and electric mixers to amass a plethora of home-made cookies to sell at the recent Chelan Bach Fest concert.
“We look forward to the annual classical series and the opportunity to make and sell our baked goods to the public on the last night of Bach Fest,” committee organizer Marci Hale said. “River Front Park amphitheater is usually packed and people are always hungry and thirsty. We found a need and filled it.”
“This year, a local grocery merchant donated eight cases of bottled water, which we chilled in the church refrigerator to sell with the delicious cookies,” Hale added. “The ladies baked a wide range of outstanding delights from sugar cookies to snickerdoodles. Once again, it was a triumph!”
The cookies were sold three-for-a-dollar, which has to be an all-time bargain, netting the committee $374 for local community volunteer programs such as: Bach Fest artists, Tender Loving Care, Community Nurse Program and the Lake Chelan Food Bank.
“On behalf of St. Andrew’s Parish, let me thank all those who helped with this outstanding effort,” said the Rev. Linda Mayer, Vicar.
Contributed by Terry LaBrue
Bishop’s Committee Business:
Stewardship—Approve Audit of 2019 and 2020 financial records. Ed and Jane completed the 2019-2020 financial audits. The audit letter was read to BC members. Upon approval a letter will be sent to the Diocese. April was thanked for her well-organized bookkeeping.
Outreach—Kathy report- Kathy, Judy, Susan, and Marci continue to meet monthly to discuss Outreach ideas. This month ideas included replacing light bulbs for elderly and handicapped in our community and supporting Dr. Tabatha Hale Bradley and family on their medical mission in Niger. Mississippi still needs our prayers.
Outreach—Terry LaBrue shared two recent articles he published in the Chelan Mirror. He is currently working on two more articles, one for Linda Mayer, and one for our “Back to Church Sunday Celebration” on September 12th .
Summer BBQ--Dave and Betty Pettit are planning to host a church BBQ picnic on August 15th at 12:00 noon. The Pettit’s provide hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixings. They will have iced tea and ice water. Bring appetizers, salads, and desserts.
Their address is 303 South Harris Ave in Manson.
If you have questions please call Betty (509) 670-5654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike and April Clayton—6
“If the trials of many years were gathered into one, they would overwhelm us; therefore, in pity to our little strength, He sends first one, and then another, then removes both, and lays on a third, heavier, perhaps than either; but all is so wisely measured to our strength that the bruised reed is never broken. We do not enough look at our trials in this continuous and successive view. Each one is sent to teach us something, and altogether they have a lesson which is beyond the power of any to teach alone.”
Chelan’s Bradley Family Lands in Africa on Healthcare Mission
Visiting surgeons trade places in Galmi, Niger with another surgeon now in Chelan
(CHELAN, WA) In a former French colony, two families have switched medical roles. Dr. Tabatha and Luke Hale-Bradley and their three children have moved to Sub-Sahara Africa while Drs. Stacy (Harms) and Aaron Zabriskie moved with their two children to Chelan and into the vacant post at Lake Chelan Health.
The Bradleys first lived in Niger (pronounced nee – jerh´) from 2013-14 before they started their family. This is their first foray to Africa as a complete group of five with Juliet, Timmy and Winnie in tow.
Their new home is located at Galmi Hospital which is located more than eight hours east of the capitol of Niamey, in the rural part of the country far from services and supplies.
“Tabatha and I were there last March, 2020,” Luke said. “We fortunately did not bring the children, as we almost didn’t make it home due to the descending Coronavirus pandemic.”
“We’ve been contemplating taking a long trip back to Galmi for a couple of years, now. However, the right time never came along. I think the right time never seems to come along until you just decide it is the right time.”
“We are thankful that Tabatha was able to take a leave of absence from her job (at Chelan Health). We were also blessed to find (the Zabriskes) to fill in while she is gone,” Luke added. “We plan to switch back in November, however.”
The country of Niger fell victim to a series of coups and general political instability following its independence from France in 1960. Today, the country struggles in the face of frequent droughts, insurgency and wide-spread poverty. Niger is betting on increased oil exploration and gold mining will help modernize its economy. It also depends on foreign nationals to support its meager health system.
Newly arrived in Chelan are the Zabriskies, Stacy, Aaron and their two children.
Marci Hale, St. Andrew’s parishioner, is beloved family to the Bradleys. For more information about their exploits, Tabitha and Luke can be followed on their African blog at: lukeandtab.blogspot.com or their e-mail newsletter.
Contributed by Terry LaBrue