THE NETWORK News from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Albany February 19, 2014
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Beyond St. Andrew’s
This Week at St. Andrew’s
Office hours Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
Wednesday Feb 19
(2/23-3/1): Betty Nubbemeyer
Healing Prayer List: Bernie, Carole
If we missed your birthday or anniversary, please let us know so we can update our records and wish you God’s blessings on your occasion. Thank you!
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LENTEN BOOK STUDY A Sunday Morning Lenten book group led by Rev Mary will be held on Sundays in Lent from 9:10-9:45am. The book being read is Reflecting the Glory: Meditations for Living Christ’s Life in the World and is available from Amazon.com or you can order it from your local bookstore. The group will begin on Sunday, March 9th. Please obtain the book before the first meeting.
LOVE THY NEIGHBORHOOD DINNER Tomorrow, Thursday February 20, 2014 at 5:30pm is our next community dinner. Join us for fun, fellowship, and community building! If you would like to help, please speak with Jeff Haugaard.
DAILY DEVOTIONALS Daily Devo is a new daily e-mail devotional from Forward Movement publications. This resource for prayer and reflection is delivered daily to your inbox. Every daily devotion offers a brief meditation on Scripture, a video or images, and a call to action with prayer: Read, Watch, Act, Pray. Albany Via Media has purchased a congregational subscription to daily Devo. They would like to make this resource available to members of St. Andrews. If you would like to have Daily Devo sent to you, please send an email to email@example.com. Along with your subscription you will receive occasional program announcements from AVM. Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, by computer or cell phone, Daily Devo can increase your spiritual health. The email will arrive in your inbox in the morning. You decide when to share, whenever it is convenient for you.
SPACE PLANNING Fr. Richard Vosko, the internationally recognized liturgical architect, will meet with us Monday, March 3 in Children’s Chapel at 7:00pm to help us evaluate our liturgical space in terms of how we want to use it. He will give us tools for use in “discernment, designing, and doing.” Many people have ideas on how better to use our beautiful space, so this consultation with an expert should be a great help.
2014 FLOWER CHART The 2014 Flower Chart is now up on the bulletin board in Carmichael Hall. Members and friends of the parish are invited to make a donation of flowers for Sundays in 2014 by signing up on the chart. Many give flowers in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving for an event. The suggested donation is $60/week. The Flower Guild, led by Lorrie Graham, is happy to provide specific color or flower choices as available. Please write legibly on the chart so that correct names may be included in the Sunday leaflet. Thanks!
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS The Coffee Fellowship Host Chart for Epiphany and Lent is now available on the bulletin board in Carmichael Hall. We are looking for individuals or groups to host each Sunday after the 10am Service. Hosting includes arriving early to set up (cups, plates etc), providing goodies and clean up after. The Coffee and Tea will be turned on, and you will assist in getting things set up. If you have questions please speak to John White or Laura Soloway. Thanks! Coffee Hour cannot happen without participation by everyone.
VOLUNTEER WITH HOSPICE Spring 2014 training for Community Hospice volunteers will be held at The Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, beginning March 17. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact 518-724-0295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMING EVENTS AT ST ANDREW’S
MARDI GRAS: The Parish’s Annual Mardi Gras Celebration will be on Sunday, March 2, the Last Sunday after Epiphany. We gather to celebrate Mardi Gras on the Sunday before Lent begins. Our tradition is to have a festive brunch after the 10:00am Service in Carmichael Hall. Beginning today there is a sign up list on the bulletin board where you can let us know what foods you will bring. For more information please speak to Mary Gregg who is heading up the plans and preparations. Help is always need to set up and clean up.
BEYOND ST ANDREW’S
Coming events in the Diocese of Albany
Building Healthy Relationships Workshop Adirondack Cross Roads Psychology, P.L.L.C. will be presenting a series of workshops on building healthy relationships at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 543 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. The workshops are as follows: –Wednesday, February 26 Presenter: Sandra M. Hanley, MN LPC Creating Healthy Boundaries – Finding Your Voice, Standing Up for Yourself, and Working to Your Strengths –Thursday, March 13 Presenter: Paul Schulze, Janice Benjamin, Bruce Tamlyn, Sandra Hanley Twelve Key Ideas for a Satisfying Relationship The workshops are free, though a free will offering will be taken. For more information or to register, please call Lisa at Adirondack Cross Roads Psychology at (518) 798-2088. Please note that there is no expectation for anyone to share anything about themselves in this workshop series. The workshop series is designed to give each person/couple a number of practical and useful skills for enhancing their relationships.
Coming events from Cornerstone Ministry
CALL FOR GOSPEL SINGERS FROM CORNERSTONE On Sunday, March 2, Cornerstone will be co-sponsoring a “Hip-Hop and Gospel Fusion” on campus. It’s a great event that brings together great music, great dancing, and great teaching. Our very own Omari Edwards from New Generations Cathedral will be the preacher for the night! Now we’re looking for gospel groups, soloists, choirs to perform. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday March 2. Do you have a gospel group? Do you know a gospel group? The more the merrier! Contact Rev. Sandy Damhof at 518-489-8573 (x26) or email@example.com ASAP if you can help! This will be a great event on campus and an opportunity to share what we have campus-wide!
Coming Events from Capital Region Theological Center
Finding Sacred Common Ground: Three Abrahamic Traditions Christianity, Judaism and Islam all spring from the life and faith of a revered Father Abraham. Yet over the years, generations have come to different understandings about how to express the faith we have received from this great ancestor. We live in a time in which we desire to understand and connect with others of different traditions. But why engage in Interfaith relations? Could Christians become productive partners in building spiritual affinities? What are the challenges? What are the benefits? Professor Landau will help us consider both the challenges and the opportunities involved when we seek to come together with those of other faith traditions. Explore the tensions and possibilities for cooperation that exist in Jewish-Muslim relations. Consider ways that we can begin to promote Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, and build lasting Abrahamic partnerships. Professor Landau will guide us through ways of greater understanding, offering tools to foster constructive conversation, build trust, and pave the way for new advances in Interfaith relationships. Course Dates: 03/13/2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; 03/14/2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Early Registration: 02/14/2014; Registration Deadline: 02/26/2014 Cost: $150 by Feb. 14; $165 thereafter. Location: Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue, Schenctady, NY 12309
Register by phone at 518-462-2470. Watch our website and our Facebook page for information on these and many other upcoming courses. Scholarships and group discounts available for most classes. New Discount! Bring someone new to CRTC – you both attend for ½ price!
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Albany, New York Call us at 489-4747 Parish Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 12:00pm www.standrewsalbany.org
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