June 25-July 1

The Third Sunday after Pentecost (June 25, 2017)
  8:00 Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Chapel

  9:45 Nursery is open    
10:15 Holy Eucharist, Rite II Church
11:30 Coffee Hour, White Hall
Worship Leaders
8:00 a.m.
Lay Reader/Chalicers: Michael Snead
Greeter:  Will King
10:15 a.m.
Lay Reader and Chalicers: Anne Segar and George Bangs 
Acolytes: Bonnie Johnson’s Team
Ushers: David Branch and Andy Stephenson
Altar Guild:  Betty Wade Coyle, Hunter Costas and Bev Bullock
Brass Guild:  Pat and Beau Hodge
Flower Arranger: Sarah McBride
Flowers Deliverer:  Casey Beeghly  
Linens:  Vickie Genesevich
Nursery Helpers: Lois Gail Davis
Coffee Hour:  The Barnum Family

Spiritual Yoga:  Is back on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in White Hall. 
VBS Thank You:  We are grateful for your loving support and prayers for our Maker Fun Factory program for this year’s  Vacation Bible School.  Our week was a huge success.  We are grateful to our parishioners for the roles they played donating supplies, monetary donations, and volunteering their time and energy to this incredible outreach to our children and their families! 
Prayer Partners for our Youth Mission Trip to Raleigh:  Our youth and adults are headed to North Carolina for their Mission Trip, Sunday, July 9 - Friday, July 14 We are looking for parishioners to support our team by being prayer partners.  Your commitment would be praying for your missionary each day they are on the mission.  To participate or for more information, contact Harper Lewis Bathel at hbathel@standrewsnorfolk.org.
Summer Children’s Activities:  Beginning, this Sunday, June 25 which will be offered during 10:15 a.m. service.  This program will be for rising pre-K 4 – rising 3rd grade.  This ministry will be on Sundays, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, and August 20.  Children will return to their families at the Peace.  We are looking for two adult volunteers each Sunday to support this children’s ministry in the Auditorium.  Please sign up on the bulletin board outside of White Hall or by e-mail Harper Lewis Bathel at hbathel@standrewsnorfolk.org.
Two Mission Projects to consider supporting:  Our VBS and Youth Mission Trip have two worthy causes for you to consider supporting: one for the world to assist Kids in Peru to have access to clean water.  The other is a community project will support families in Raleigh who are getting back up on their feet and moving into a home.  Please review the attached filer to see how you can assist with these projects.  Donations are being accepted in the St. Andrew’s Auditorium, the area will be marked World and Community Connections.   Questions?  Please contact Harper Lewis Bathel at hbathel@standrewsnorfolk.org .
All are welcome to our Summer of Connection Bible Study. On a weekly basis we sit and listen to each of the lectionary readings. The sermon usually addresses the gospel reading but how much do we think about the Old Testament reading, the psalm or the epistle?  Starting this week, we will have a Bible Study on the Lectionary Readings for the week. We will meet in the auditorium from 9:00 to 9:45. The week prior to each class, members will get a copy of the Lectionary readings and the Study Guide for them.  Each reading is followed by 2-3 questions for discussion. The focus is on our faith and how we apply our faith in this world. Each week is self-contained so you can come and go without the need to catch up. If you wish to join us but have not attended a class to get the lesson, you will be able to download it from our website. Or go to this web site http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/stw/bible-study/ and download the lesson for the week you wish to attend. There is no leader for these lessons so as long as two or more are gathered and have the material, they can have a discussion.
Lemonade in the Shade:  Beginning Sunday, July 2 the after-church coffee will take on a summery look.  We'll keep it light with offerings of lemonade, other soft drinks, cookies and some fruit.  As to the shade, well, on these hot summer days, shade will be anywhere that is cool.  Anyone interested in signing up to sponsor a coffee may do so on the table outside of White Hall. Please consider signing up at the information table to host a coffee hour during July and August, thank you! 
Summer Choir:  Summer Choir has begun and will run through Labor Day weekend.  Show up each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. to go over the hymns.  Allow for a little time for help with a vestment.  If you want to try out choir or want to sing but unsure of the commitment, this is the best time!
Chanting of the Psalm:  During the summer at the 10:15 service the congregation will chant the psalm.  Simplified chant follows speech rhythm as if you were speaking or reading aloud.  The organ will play the chant through as an introduction.  The first note is the reciting tone, which changes to the next note on the last strong syllable or word(s) at the end of the first phrase.  Basically, each half verse is 2 notes.  The choir will help lead, also.
The WSA Books and Bake Sale is back and will be held on Saturday, September 23.  Please bring in books that are in good shape (no missing covers, torn spines, loose pages). All types of books, including audio-books (CD format) are welcome with the following exceptions. We ask that you NOT bring encyclopedias; old travel and financial books; dictionaries or thesauruses; textbooks; or magazines - they just do not sell. We DO want CDs and DVDs in satisfactory condition (no scratches that interfere with playing) and in their original jewel cases. Please do not bring in VHS tapes, audiotapes or home-recorded CDs or DVDs. Later this month, we will put out a sign-up sheet for those who wish to help sort books and who would like to bake something scrumptious for the sale.  Whether you donate books, baked goods, or your time, this project is great fun and we look forward to working with you.‚Äč When you bring in your books, please place them on the stage in the auditorium. And, of course, if you have boxes with removable tops that you wish to get rid of, we will be happy to receive them.
Nursery Volunteers:  The new sign up poster is on the bulletin board leading to White Hall for July - September.  Please consider signing up, thank you.