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Monthly Newsletter


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


Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 6th, the Rev. Linda Mayer will hold a special service for our furry friends. The Blessing of the Animals will be held in the church courtyard at 3:00 P.M. Bring your beloved pets and let them receive a blessing (and perhaps a little treat?). In honor of our animals we love so much, we want to highlight a couple members of our church and their special pets:

If you went to the Chelan County Fair this year in Cashemere, you may have spotted Macaela LaPorte with her FFA steer. She took home the ribbon for Reserve Grand Champion! Congratulations Macaela!



Breck Smith’s dog Abbey is just as much a member of St. Andrew’s as any of us! And if you didn’t know, Breck is a very talented artist! He drew this incredible picture of Abby sitting peacefully in her usual church pew using graphite pencils, watercolors, colored pencils, and crayons. He did such a great job, this picture really looks just like the photograph!



“It takes a long time to become young.”
Pablo Picasso


100 Years Old!!!

St. Andrew’s beloved member, Margaret Kamphaus, will turn 100 next month! We hope to have her celebrate with us after church Sunday, November 11!



Youngest Lay Server!!!
Johanna Clayton, daughter of Mike and April Clayton, is our young new cross bearer. She looks happy and ready for the job!




Happy Birthday

Marci Hale—1
Donna Bagby—5
Ken hartl—6
Jack Reynolds—13
Randy Farris—14
Kathy Madden—17
Lacy Boosinger—20
Madi Reynolds--25

Happy Anniversary

David and Tamara Larson—14




Vestry News:

Insurance—The church insurance agent visited St. Andrew’s last month. We passed our church insurance inspection.

Diocesan Convention—will be held October 19-21. Linda Mayer, Linda Cox, Dave Larson, and Ed Mclain will be attending. Tamara Larson will also attend as an alternate.


Vines removed—Jesus Mercado removed the vines on Kelly’s brick wall.

Electrical inspection—A final inspection was done on Beckstead Electric’s rewiring of the church. The inspection passed. Church Maintenance—Our St. Francis statue has been repaired. Ceiling tiles and lights have been replaced. The church has been deep-cleaned. Thank you to Bob for facilitating all of these repairs!

Outreach Cuba—The Cuban Episcopal Priests have been serving the people of Cuba without receiving any retirement services for the past 50 years. Now that sanctions have been lifted, the United States Diocese is requesting that every member of the United States Dioceses donate $1.00 toward these Priest’s retirements. St. Andrew’s Vestry passed a motion to donate $100 and make an announcement during church for two Sundays for the congregation to have opportunity to donate individually.

Prayer—Bob has asked that we pray for his mother Jean Beeson and Lake Chelan Food Bank worker Barbara White.

Last Words—Jane shared the Sadi is bravely adjusting to her new school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has introduced herself to teachers and is making new friends.

Episcopal Church Women—Their October luncheon will be held Thursday, October 11 at Noon in the Parish Hall. Plan to join!

Community Information:
TLC—Tender Loving Care is a local group created to provide care and assistance to persons in our community with special needs. Claudia Swanson coordinates TLC. Trained volunteers visit homebound people. They offer friendship, transportation to appointments and shopping, time spent visiting or playing games, and information on services available in our community i.e. Meals on Wheels. St. Andrew’s board member Kathy Nierenberg is involved with the TLC program. Please contact her if you have any questions or would like to request assistance.

Find your favorite costumes because Halloween is only a few weeks away! St. Andrew’s will be participating in the downtown trick-or-treating festivities on Wednesday, October 31st. We are looking for candy donations, as well as volunteers to hand out candy that night. If you are interested in either of these, please contact Linda Mayer!



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120 East Woodin in Chelan (509)682-2851

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