Weekly eNews

May 10, 2024

This Sunday

Join Us for Worship

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Each Sunday we worship in person and online. We are always glad when you worship with us. Nursery care is available during worship, and we offer Children's Ministry time as well as activity bags to keep little hearts and hands engaged. 

After worship, please join us in the Parish Hall for a Special Coffee Hour Celebration. This Sunday's reception is provided with love by Tricia and John de Beer and St. Andrew’s youth in honor of Mother’s Day. 

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Music Notes: "God of the Women," by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

The Gradual Hymn chosen for this Sunday, God of the Women, is often used on Sundays celebrating the gifts of women in the church and on Mother's Day. Written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, the hymn mentions specific women in the Bible and faithful women of today. Click the "Read the Full Notes" link below to read Carolyn's explanation of how the five hymn verses connect with the biblical texts which inspired her to write it: Genesis 12–23; 1 Samuel 1–2; Matthew 28; Mark 14–9, 16; Luke 8:1–3, 24; John 20; Acts 1:14, 2:1–21, 9:2; and Romans 16:1.

Learn about Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.
Read the Full Notes about "God of the Women."

Come Hear The New Day Singers’ in Concert this Sunday

May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Our favorite a cappella ensemble will perform this Sunday in St. Andrew’s sanctuary. Join The New Day Singers as they present Echoes of Eternity: Melodies for a New Day. This collection of classic and newfound pieces explores the different aspects of what makes us all human—love, loss, connection, joy, humor, and hope. The concert is free, and donations are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Remember Your Meals for Abundant Life Community Dinner 

Bring Dishes to Church, May 12

At St. Andrew’s we are committed to “feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, and being transformed by God.” We help fulfill this mission by partnering with other Episcopal churches in Greensboro to cook for Abundant Life’s community dinners at the Church of the Holy Spirit.

Our next turn to provide is May 14, and we are now seeking cooks! To help, simply fill a 9x13 disposable pan with a favorite dish, put it in the church’s kitchen freezer by the morning of May 12, and you will have fed the hungry, welcomed the stranger, and been transformed by God.

Please sign up using the link below. (Be sure to use the tab for the current month.) You can also contact Barbara Cooke at 336-521-0040 or using the "Ask a Question" link below.

Sign Up to Bring a Dish
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Pentecost Plans

Get Ready for Pentecost and Our Potluck Picnic Party

May 19 after 10 a.m. Worship

On Pentecost, we celebrate the birthday of the Church and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Join us for 10 a.m. worship on May 19 and stay for our all-parish Pentecost Party. We’ll have food, fellowship, and festivities for kids young and old. Wear red and bring a dish to share, according to the first letter of your last name:

A–J: Main Dishes K–R: Sides & Salads S–Z: Desserts

On this special Sunday, we’ll also offer church tours and an opportunity to take or update your church directory photo.

Early Worship on Pentecost

May 19, 8:30 a.m. (Chapel)

On Pentecost, we will offer our early worship service as well as our 10 a.m. service, since it is the third Sunday of the month. The early service is held in the Chapel and is spoken (no music), using Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer.

Children’s Chapel for Pentecost with Special Music

May 19 during 10 a.m. Worship

Our Children’s Ministry will celebrate Pentecost with Children’s Chapel on May 19. We will process out of the church as usual but will head downstairs for a story, thanksgiving, and music with Mr. Riley.

It's Our EYC Spring Finale: “Art Lives in Our Hearts” Mural Project with Jill Lowe

May 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

On Pentecost, all youth are invited to join us in welcoming amazing artist and parishioner Jill Lowe to EYC. Jill will lead us in a fun mural painting project for the Children’s Chapel. We’ll also be making some plans for Youth Sunday, so be sure to be there if you don’t want Martha to assign you to sing a solo while standing on your head during Communion—or if you do! See you from 5:00-6:30 on the 19th.

Signups & Reminders

St. Andrew’s Family Night at the Ballpark is Coming in June!

Game Day: June 20, 6:30 p.m.

Sign Up Deadline: June 5 

Join us for a parish outing to see the Greensboro Grasshoppers take on the Hudson Valley Renegades, Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. (Thursdays = Discounted hot dogs and beverages!) We have reserved a block of seats for St. Andrew’s at a reduced rate of $11 / ticket.

All are welcome to join us, but you must reserve your St. Andrew’s block ticket by June 5 online at the link below.

After reserving your ticket(s), please submit payment to the church before game day, following the payment instructions provided in the online form.

Questions? Email Phil Barrineau at the link below or call him at 910-280-2963. 

Reserve Your Baseball Tickets
Contact Phil with Questions

Who in Your World is Graduating?

Send Us Your Grads’ Names by Tuesday, May 28

As part of our Youth Sunday service on June 9, we will pray for and recognize all Class of 2024 high school and higher ed graduates. Please help us complete our list of graduates.

Use the link below to email us with the the first and last name, school name, and degree (subject line “Class of 2024”) by Tuesday, May 28, for inclusion in the June 9 bulletin. You are also welcome to include a sentence about your grad’s hopes, dreams, or next steps. We look forward to celebrating these milestones.

Send Us Your Graduates' Names

Mission & Ministry Opportunities

Courageous Conversations on Gun Violence Prevention 

Starting May 30, 10:30 a.m., in the Library

This summer a small group of us will be using the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s six-session curriculum to learn and talk together about gun violence and how God is calling the church to respond. And we invite you to join us on alternate Thursday mornings as we listen to stories and learn more about the role of gun violence in suicide, domestic violence, race and racism, and the power and money around guns in our country.  

We hope that Courageous Conversations will help us better understand the issue and consider ways we might respond. Mutual respect and open minds and hearts are all that is required for these one-hour sessions. 

We hope you’ll join us beginning Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Library. For more information please contact Kathryn Crowe at the link below.

Contact Kathryn Crowe

Children’s Support Team is Looking for You

Join us at A Special Blend, May 31

Have you ever wondered where all those kids go when they leave the church on Sunday morning? Are you interested in learning more about how to help the littlest among us grow in God’s love? Are you having trouble meeting your monthly quota of hugs from small people? The Children’s Support Team might be for you! We are having a meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, at A Special Blend to talk through our plans for the summer (VBS! Revamping our Godly Play Room!) and would love to see you there. Click below to contact Martha and learn more, or just join us on the 31st!

Contact Martha Chaires

Bedding and Blankets Needed for YWCA Family Shelter

Look for the "D.O.K. Donation Stations"

The Daughters of the King have accepted responsibility for supplying bedding for the YWCA Family Shelter. At the shelter, new families experiencing homelessness are provided fresh bedding on arrival, which they will take with them to their eventual “real” home.

Please bring bagged donations of new and gently used twin, double, and queen bedding to the new "D.O.K. Donation Stations!" Look for the Donation Stations on the classroom hall by the Godly Play Room, and downstairs next to the nursery.

Episcopal Breakfasts at Greensboro Urban Ministry

Your mother probably fed a lot of people. You can, too! Honor your mother this May with a gift to Urban Ministry.

Episcopal volunteers gather before dawn every Tuesday to prepare and provide breakfast to 150 people who are struggling through the deprivations of life without stable housing. The cost to provide each meal is currently $312, and donations are needed.

To sponsor a Tuesday, you can give:

  • By mail to Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27406
  • By phone to Tori Kallam, 346-271-5959, ext. 320
  • Or online, using the link below. 

However you give, please designate “Episcopal Breakfast” as the recipient.

Give to G.U.M. Episcopal Breakfasts

Take a Bag and Bring a Bag

Help fill the shelves at One Step Further!

Thank you for remembering our burgundy Bag Ministry. Each Sunday you may leave bags in the church narthex or Chapel hallway and take a bag to fill in the coming week. Food is collected and distributed weekly to One Step Further food pantry by our Missions and Outreach Committee.

Especially needed are rice, pasta, beans (dried and canned), and canned vegetables, meats, and fish. Thank you for feeding the hungry in our community.  

Children, Youth, & Families

There’s No Youth Sunday without You!

Be Part of Our Service & Celebration of Seniors—June 9

In worship on June 9 we will celebrate our youth, especially our graduating seniors, with Youth Sunday. We have a few special projects in mind but we’re calling all readers, musicians, and singers to step up to the plate. We need you to help make this celebration truly special.

If you’ve ever wanted to read in church, wondered what it might be like to pass the offering plates, or even wanted to sing in the choir, reach out to Martha Chaires, using the link below, and she’ll make it happen.

Email Martha to Help with Youth Sunday

VBS Signup is Live for Compassion Camp—What Every Living Thing Needs

August 5–9, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ages: 3–10 yrs. old 

Cost: $50 / child (scholarships available)

All kids ages 3-10 are invited to join us for our Vacation Bible School offering for 2024: Compassion Camp—What Every Living Thing Needs. Sign up using the link below for a wonderful week of worship, compassion, learning, and fun.

Register for VBS!

HUGS Camp Still Needs Buddy Campers & Staff!

July 6-13 for Buddy Campers & Staff

Haw River State Park

HUGS is a unique camp for unique people, bringing together young people of diverse abilities. differences among campers and staff help all of us learn to appreciate and celebrate our diversity as we recognize our common ground. 

Buddy campers are rising 9th–12th graders who help campers with special needs enjoy all aspects of a typical summer camp experience.

Staff must have completed their first year of college and are expected to stay in cabins with campers, as well as serve on one of the following teams: camp life, worship, activities or program. Staff earn a stipend for their work.

Learn more or submit an application at the links below.

Learn about HUGS
Buddy Camper Application
Staff Application

Community Connections

Pick a Bouquet: May 11 Preview

Saturdays, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

In St. Andrew's Parking Lot

(W. Market St. at Kensington)

Our flower farms have been gearing up for one of the busiest days of the year, Mother's Day. Bring your mom a long-lasting bouquet of fresh-cut flowers from Deep River or Shady Acres farms. At their booths, along with flowers, you'll find other gifts like wreaths, handmade brooms, gourd birdhouses, and wee succulents for giving.

At Coltrane Farms you'll find lush hanging baskets to brighten mom's day (and porch or patio!)

Deep River has a special Flower Punch Gift Card - a four-bouquet punch to be used anytime this season, with a small discount and a free card. Flowers now and flowers later!

This Saturday's Market will include lots of special guests, live music, and mom gifts galore. Come see for yourself!

The Corner Farmers Market delivers the goods each Saturday in our Kensington Rd. parking lot. Stay up to date on weekly offerings at their website (sign up for their newsletter!), and Facebook page.

Follow the Market on Facebook

Voting Resources from the Diocese of North Carolina

May 14: Statewide Second Primary Election, Republican Party Only

The diocese has compiled resources on voting and voter engagement for this election year. We hope the page at the link below will provide valuable information and resources to help you be ready to vote and engage in helping others to be ready, too. You can also find information at our Advocacy Center in the Parish Hall.

Diocesan Voter Information

Supporting St. Andrew's

Your Gifts Sustain Us

We are grateful for your gifts that sustain St. Andrew's. If you have questions about your giving, please email Ray Marsh, Bookkeeper, or leave a message at 336-275-1651, ext. 3. Ray is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you would like to make a new gift or a payment on your pledge, please use your choice of these options:

  • Donate at abundant.co/standrewsepiscopalch/give.
  • Use the “Abundant Giving” app, choosing "St Andrew’s Episcopal Church" in Greensboro.
  • Mail a check to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Bookkeeper, 2105 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403.

Parish Photos

Children's Ministry May 5:

Kids of the Kingdom

Film Screening May 9:

"The Philadelphia Eleven"

We Pray For

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Burundi

From Home - Anglican Church of Burundi (anglicanburundi.org

Anglicanism in the small nation of Burundi is of rather recent vintage, dating from the mid-1930s. Expanding from the Church of Uganda into Burundi and neighboring Rwanda, the Church spread rapidly due to the East African Revival movement. It became part of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaire in 1965. When the strong Ugandan church became its own province, the remaining three continued together as a francophone province until 1992, when the Anglican Church of Burundi came into its own. Today, the political and humanitarian situation in the country remains dire, and the Church tries to contribute to peace and reconciliation.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mark’s, Huntersville; Church of the Saviour, Jackson

Those on our parish prayer list: Mary Stalter; Norma Bullock; Moira Ermentrout; Maria Wilmoth; Jimmye Olivey; Patrick and Margaret Miller; Ed Morea; Julie Dameron; Traci and Erik; Barbara Cernansky; Ella Janssen; Gabriel; Charles Claunch; Libby Eberhard; Gwen Snead; Barbara Van Cleve; David Heflin; Jeff Cummer; Charles Kelshaw; David McGraw; Maureen Morea; Carolyn Ritchie; Betty Atwell; Eva Harris; Harold Johnson; Bob Emmaus; Judy Gecinger; Liz Wert; Carol Phillips; Leslie Deaton; Ed Phelps; Tom Walton; Mack Baker; Amber Morales; Lauren; Downs Brown, Jr.; Martha and Jim Kaley; Nancy O’Donnell; Tina Sink Gangi; Florine; Vickie; Heather; Victoria; Dean Barrett; Bob; Leslie; Johnetta Shablack; Doug Baker; Erik Flak; Elizabeth Nevius; Frank Tatem; Pauline Tatum; Jim Tatum; Kenya; Terrance Horne; Margaret Ann Horne; Pia; Henry, Christine, and Emily Davis-Potter; Harry Barrineau; Linda Heller; Macy Maness and Palmer Rose; Katelyn Flowers; Amelia Menston-Sambola

Those serving in our military: Tom Stauffer, Paul Zeigler, Stephen Johnson, Benjamin Phillips, Kenneth Gearhart, Alex Reyes, Michael McNeil, Jordan Payne, Catharyn Nosek

Birthdays: Susan Gallimore, Richtina Kpangbai, Cole Phillips, John Redding, Mark Stauffer

Anniversaries: Rob and Lane Brown, Jorge and Martha-Wade Chaires, Claude and April Ragan

Please send prayer requests to Susan Frye, Parish Administrator, by email or at 336-275-1651, ext. 1. Names remain on our parish prayer list for six weeks. Please let Susan know if you would like a name to continue to be listed. Please also contact Susan with birthdays and anniversaries for the bulletin. 

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, May 12

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Abundant Life Meal Drop-Off at Church

Worship & Children's Ministry, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Coffee Hour Celebrating Mother's Day, 11:15 a.m. (Parish Hall)

The New Day Singers in Concert, 6 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Monday, May 13

ECW St. Agatha / St. Mary Dinner Out, 6 p.m. (Bravo!)

Tuesday, May 14

Election Day: Primary Runoff

(St. Andrew's is a polling place.)

Staff Meeting, 10:30 a.m.

Chapel Open for Prayer, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

EfM, 6 p.m. (Cloister)

Wednesday, May 15

Hearing the Gospel, 10:30 a.m. (Parish Hall)

Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Thursday, May 16

Handbells Rehearsal, 2 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Saturday, May 18

The Corner Farmers Market, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Day of Pentecost

Third Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m. (Chapel)

Worship & Children's Chapel, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Pentecost Party & Potluck Picnic, Church Tours Offered, 11:15 a.m. (Parish Hall, Church Lawn)

EYC: “Art Lives in Our Hearts” Mural with Jill Lowe, 5-6:30 p.m. 

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