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July 4, 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 activity bags to keep little hearts and hands engaged.  After worship, we invite you to stay for coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall.

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Come Join the Choir this Summer

All interested adults and teenagers are invited to sing with the Chancel Choir in worship. Meet at 9 a.m.

For more information email Ann Doyle using the link below.

Contact Ann Doyle


Share a Dish with Abundant Life Community Dinner

Dinner: July 9

Dropoff: July 7

At St. Andrew’s we are committed to “feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, and being transformed by God.” To help fulfill this mission we partner with other Episcopal churches to cook for Abundant Life’s community dinners at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Our next turn is July 9, and we are now seeking cooks! To help, simply fill a 9x13 disposable pan with a favorite dish, put it in the church kitchen freezer by the morning of July 7, and you will have fed the hungry, welcomed the stranger, and been transformed by God.

Sign up or below. Questions? Contact Barbara Cooke at 336-521-0040 or by email using the link below.

Sign Up to Bring a Dish
Contact Barbara Cooke

Every Living Thing Needs VBS—It’s Signup Time for Campers & Volunteers

August 5–9 (9 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Ages: 3–10 yrs. old 

Cost: $50 / child (Scholarships are available.)

Last summer’s Compassion Camp VBS was a huge success with our littlest parishioners and friends, thanks to those campers and to the many loving St. Andrew’s helpers who volunteered their time and talent to make it happen. We are looking forward to another wonderful week of worship, compassion, learning, and fun, and ...

We are ready for you to sign up! 

Campers: All kids ages 3-10 are invited to join us for Compassion Camp—What Every Living Thing Needs, Register your campers TODAY at the link below.

Register Your CAMPERS

Helpers: Volunteer storytellers, craft supervisors, singers, dancers, shepherds, and general lovers of kids aged 3–10 are invited to sign up NOW at the link below.

Sign Up as a HELPER

Join Us on a Civil Rights Center & Museum Guided Tour

July 27, 10–11:30 a.m.

For Youth and Adults

Please plan to join St. Andrew’s Youth on a guided tour of Greensboro’s iconic International Civil Rights Center & Museum on Saturday, July 27, 10–11:30 a.m., followed by a group discussion and lunch in the Parish Hall. While our intent is to expand our youth’s understanding of Greensboro’s rich civil rights history, all are welcome to join. We will meet in the Kensington parking lot at 9:40 a.m. and carpool to the site. The fee is $15 for K–12 and $20 for adults, and financial assistance is available.

To sign up or learn more, contact Joe Stultz at 336-257-8419 or using the link below.

Contact Joe Stultz to Sign Up

Reduce, Reuse, and Share the Love—Come Help Out at Our Market Bag Workshop

July 25-27 in the Parish Hall

Beginning 10 a.m. Daily

Please join us July 25, 26 and 27 as we make fabric reusable bags to be sold at the Corner Market and Deck the Halls 2024. Proceeds will be dedicated to St. Andrew’s "Share the Love" fund which supports our Mission and Outreach programs.

No sewing experience is necessary. All materials and training are provided—we just need willing helpers! 

We start at 10 a.m. daily. Bring a lunch and supplies (especially white, cream, black, navy thread) if you have them, and we’ll sew away. On Saturday, July 27th, we will also need help cleaning up/ breaking down at the end of the day. 

Contact Laurinda Stokes to learn more, at 502-396-9123 or by email using the link below

Contact Laurinda Stokes

Join Courageous Conversations on Gun Violence Prevention

Next Class: July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

This summer a group of parishioners is using the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s curriculum to learn and talk together about gun violence and how God is calling the church to respond. Mutual respect and open minds and hearts are all that is required for these one-hour sessions. We hope you’ll join us in the Library at 10:30 a.m. for one or more Courageous Conversations on July 11, July 25, and August 15.

For more information, contact Kathryn Crowe at the link below.

Contact Kathryn Crowe

Water Donations Needed for IRC

Summer is a critical time to provide water for unhoused people served by the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) and other agencies, with an estimated 150–200 bottles a day needed by the IRC alone. Please consider making donations of water this summer to fill the need. There are a few ways to do this: 

  • Purchase the water and deliver to the IRC at 407 E. Washington St., 8 a.m.–3 p.m., weekdays. 
  • Order water and other items from IRC’s Amazon wish list at the link below.
  • Take water to the front porch of 1024 Jefferson Rd. for IRC volunteer Frank Moore to deliver.

To speak with an IRC staff member about the need, call Karen Bullock at 336-332-0824, option 3 or 6.  

Order from the IRC's Wish List

Shhhhh! (It's a Silent Auction for Deck the Halls)  

What's new with Deck the Halls this year? For one thing, we are planning a silent auction, and we hope you will contribute. We are seeking donations of items in excellent condition that would retail for $40 or more. So far, we have two donations worth $200+ and one in the $80 range. Now we need your help assembling a substantial array of enticing items to fill a room so we can promote this new feature and our event.

To learn more or contribute, contact Marion Seaman at the link below or 336-908-6094.  

Sign Up for “Be You” Special Event

August 17, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.

St. Mark’s, Raleigh

“Be You” is a special day event for youth of color in the diocese and their families. The day is geared primarily for youth in grades 6–12, but there will also be activities for children and parents. Fun and fellowship are the goals, with community building, live music, games, and food truck lunch fare. We will end with a youth-led worship service. Canon Myra Garnes, the Officer for Youth Ministry from The Episcopal Church, will be our guest speaker, and we will share about our Diocesan Youth Ministry department as well. The event is free, but registration is required. Sign up today at the link below.

Sign Up for "Be You" Event

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.  

Join the "Stream Team" this Summer

Our Sunday morning livestream has become an important ministry in our life together and keeps our community connected in worship. Volunteers will receive training and will work with existing volunteers to help stream our services. Please contact Anderson Burgess at the link below if you’re interested!

Contact Anderson Burgess

The Corner Farmers Market

Follow the Market on Facebook

The Market is Strong!

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

In the Kensington Parking Lot

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

SUN BUCKS Food Assistance Doubled at the Market this Summer

Families who receive a stipend for summer meals through the SUN BUCKS program can double your budget at The Corner Farmers Market! Bring your SUN BUCKS card to the yellow market info tent. Staff will match up to $50 weekly from your benefits card, issuing tokens that can be spent with the farms and food vendors at the market, who offer fresh fruits and veggies, meats, eggs, fresh baked goods, and more. If you have questions about how the SUN BUCKS match works at The Corner Farmers Market contact Kathy Newsom, market director.

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 typically 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.

We Pray For

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

This province consists of the islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles and Madagascar. Anglicans came to Mauritius (mainly as clergy serving British officials) after the British seized the island from the French in 1810. The Church Missionary Society and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) followed with work in the Seychelles in the 1850s—intriguingly, a place with no indigenous inhabitants, so mission work focused on formerly enslaved Africans brought by Europeans. The SPG sent its first missionary to Madagascar in 1864. By the time the French officially colonized the island in 1896, Christian missions were already well-established. Madagascar was a multi-cultural place with multiple religions (true of Mauritius as well), but Christianity is today a majority population there. In the province overall, Anglicans are smallish in number—perhaps 120,000 out of seven million Christians. The three islands became an Anglican province in 1973.

One of the more distinctive provincial banners in the Anglican Communion.

From Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean - Martin's Ecclesiastical Heraldry (weebly.com)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Michael’s, Raleigh; St. Timothy’s, Raleigh

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; Bob Emmaus; Judy Gecinger; Liz Wert; Carol Phillips; Leslie Deaton; Ed Phelps; Tom Walton; Mack Baker; Lauren; Downs Brown, Jr.; Martha and Jim Kaley; Nancy O’Donnell; Tina Sink Gangi; Florine; Vickie; Heather; Victoria; Dean Barrett; Johnetta Shablack; Doug Baker; Erik Flak; Elizabeth Nevius; Frank Tatem; Pauline Tatum; Jim Tatum; Pia; Henry, Christine, and Emily Davis-Potter; Linda Heller; Katelyn Flowers; Amelia Menston-Sambola; Rafael Morales and family; Mark Courtright; Jeannie Phillips; James; Ralph and Laura Bricker; Boyd Lankford; Jim and Sue Ligon

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

Birthdays: Evie Fowler, Holly Grant, Cecil Haynes, Katherine Rayborn

Anniversaries: John and Tricia de Beer, Don Mackey and David Messelink

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. 

St. Andrew's Weekly Calendar

Sunday, July 7

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Summer Choir Rehearsal, 9 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Worship, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Coffee & Conversation, 11:15 a.m. (Parish Hall)

Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Parish Hall & Kitchen in Use by Community Group, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9

Staff Meeting, 10:30 a.m. (Cloister)

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

Abundant Life Meal Delivery, 1-3:30 p.m. (Home of Coordinator)

Wednesday, July 10

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

Thursday, July 11

Courageous Conversations, 10:30 a.m. (Library)

Saturday, July 13

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

(Kensington Lot)

Sunday, July 14

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Summer Choir Rehearsal, 9 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Worship, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Coffee & Conversation, 11:15 a.m. (Parish Hall)

Buildings & Grounds Committee, 11:15 a.m. (Library)

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