ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Vicar
Linda Cox, Bishop's Warden
Bob Beeson, Junior Warden
St. Andrew’s Summer Picnic
Home of Dave and Betty Pettit
303 S Harris Avenue, Manson
4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14th
A sign up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall for salads and desserts.
St. Andrew’s News—
1. Gathering Day—This year’s Fall NW Regional Gathering day will be held in Omak at St. Anne’s on Sept. 28 from 9:30 – 3:30. A carpool will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. Please contact Linda if you would like to join the carpool.
2. Logs on the side of the bell tower are splitting—Rimmer and Roeter looked at the logs and took pictures. They will submit a bid to fix the split logs.
3. Additional Church Service –Ed presented a proposal to members suggesting an additional church service be added to our weekly calendar. Members were able to provide feedback on their thoughts and concerns. Ultimately members agreed that a Thursday silent service would be added to our schedule. Kathy, Linda C., Linda M, and Ed will form a committee to work on plans.
4. Priest Replacement—Member’s will be asked to consider a 5-year plan contributing $10,000 per year to the Priest Replacement Fund.
60th Wedding Anniversary
On Sunday, August 25th, Elbert and Hannah Hubbard renewed their vows on their wedding anniversary in front of the congregation. In a beautiful celebration of 60 years spent with each other, we are honored to be with them as they move forward with even more blessed years of love and commitment to each other.
Celebration of Life
We will be honoring the life of Madison Vick, one of our beloved members, on Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Andrew's Columbarium. Jean and the family will be in Chelan during this time for the celebration of his life. Feel welcome to join us as we remember what a dear friend Madison was to our church and community. We also want to remember the life of Tom Taxelius, who passed away in 2019. Tom was another beloved member of St. Andrew's and a friend in the community. His celebration of life services will be in the summer of 2020, when all of his family will get the chance to come to Chelan and enjoy a beautiful time of being together and getting to celebrate his life.
Welcome New Members!
Rufino and Judy Ramos have been living in Tacoma for the past 28 years raising their two children, along with half of their neighborhood! They have been active members at St. Theresa's church during their time in Tacoma. Rufino is a M.D. and Judy is a nurse and family therapist. Rufino worked at the Chelan hospital from 2008-2009 which introduced them to our beautiful valley. They fell in love with the area and have kept coming back to visit every chance they get. They enjoy spending time with friends, going on scenic drives, and finding new restaurants to dine out. Judy was raised a Lutheran and Rufino was raised a Catholic, so finding the Episcopal church was a happy fit for them both! They both have a heart for ministry by reaching out to others and helping with the food bank.
Bob and Marcie Jateff travel from Winthrop to visit us here in Chelan! Bob is a retired fish biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Marcie is a retired registered nurse. They love coming to our area for the outdoor activities, such as fishing and hiking, and the beautiful weather. They were drawn to St. Andrew's because of the traditional service, the music, and the welcoming congregation. Helping with maintenance and odd jobs is a way that they like to help in the community. Bob and Marcie are continuing to search for deeper understanding and knowledge of the scriptures.
Please reach out and welcome our new members! We are so thrilled they have found a place here in our congregation and are excited to continue growing relationships with them!
The Desert Father
Usually when we think of saints, we probably have an image in our minds of an elderly man with a long, white beard, praying in a big cathedral beneath stained glass windows, who has had a life dedicated to missions and ministry. Saint Moses the Black paints a very different picture in his life story. Referred to as Saint Moses the Black, he was a tall, strong, intimidating stature of a man who left people in fear wherever he went. He was born into slavery in Egypt in the year 330, working as a servant for one of Egypt's government officials, while committing petty crimes on the side. After being found guilty of several robberies and suspected of murder, he fled his household and started a gang in the Nile Valley with other thieves. His band of criminals terrorized the outskirts of Egypt until he had to flee into hiding while authorities were searching for him. During this time he found refuge with some monks in a monastery in the desert of Scetes, Egypt. This group of monks was a monastic community called the Desert Fathers, for they decided to live out the dedication of their lives in solitude in the harsh condition of the desert. Moses observed their pacifist way of life, which was so different from his world, and was influenced by the peace that they seemed to acquire this way. He decided to give up his life of violence and terror, and his reputation as a feared criminal became the reputation of a saint. When he was older in his years, a group of robbers came to the desert cell where the monks camped out, and killed Moses along with seven other desert fathers. This camp of monks still continued after the massacre, and the Desert Fathers became the model for Christian monasticism throughout history.
Jane & Randy Farris—15
Dave & Sandy Gellatly—30
“As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life, and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.”