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Fall Festival

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:41 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 28, at 5:00 PM
   
Please join us for the Annual Fall Festival in the parish hall, Saturday evening, at 5pm.  This year we will feature a CHILI cook-off, an APPLE SIDE DISH contest  and a PUMPKIN or ROOT VEGETABLE DESSERT (Pumpkin, Sweet Potato?!?) contest complete with FABULOUS prizes.  The evening will also include "Meet the Saints" Trick or Treating for all young children, games, crafts and fun! Everyone should come prepared to taste contest entries and vote for our 2017 winners! Costumes are welcome - just nothing too scary. All are welcome!
 

Dinner & Dialogue

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:24 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Members of St. Andrew and St. Hubert's will join together for a book discussion focusing on the Protestant Reformation. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's declaration, and the beginning of this important movement in church history. Learn how has this shaped our faith through discussion of the book "October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World," by Lutheran church historian, Martin Marty.  The group will meet on Tuesdays, October 17th & 24th, and share a Potluck at 6:30, followed by a lively discussion.

A sign up is available in the Narthex. 

WASH WINDOWS, BUILD COMMUNITY

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:19 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Every year, our neighbors St. Gabriel sponsor a day of service, when teams from their congregation assist the community by completing service projects. Help us build community with the folks from St. Gabe's by volunteering to help with the service project on Saturday, November 4th from 10 AM to Noon. We will wash windows both inside and out, and if you're not comfortable climbing on a ladder, that's ok, there are plenty of low windows that could use a wash. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Narthex. Please come and spend a few hours getting to know our helpful neighbors and making the windows at St. Andrew sparkle.

Celebration of New Ministry

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:16 PM by Andrew Spiesman

All are invited to join in the institution of Reverend Lisa O'Rear as the fifth Rector of St. Andrew on Thursday, October 19th  at 7 PM. The Rt. Reverend Arthur Williams, Bishop Suffragan of Ohio, Retired,  will preside over the Liturgy and our own Rev. Dawson Moorer will preach the homily.

This joyful celebration will be marked by music, heartfelt prayer and presentations by the congregation to equip Lisa for ministerial duty.  

A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please plan on attending this special historic day in the life of our church, as we joyfully celebrate our new ministry together.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry At Convention

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:39 PM by Andrew Spiesman

November is just around the corner and some exciting events are happening in the Diocese of Ohio. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be coming to the annual convention as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Ohio. The convention is the weekend of November 10th and there will be several opportunities to meet and attend worship with the Presiding Bishop. Complete details and a schedule of events are available here.

Instructed Eucharist September 24

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:34 PM by Andrew Spiesman

On September 24th, Lisa will offer an Instructed Eucharist at the 10:30 AM  worship service. In an Instructed Eucharist the different parts of the service are described: their history, purpose, and rubrics are explained. It's a wonderful opportunity for youth or those new to the church to learn why we worship the way we do and learn about the centuries of traditions behind the words and actions incorporated in the Liturgy. See you September 24th at 10:30 AM.

A Harvest of Blessings

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:30 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Fall is here and while being good stewards of God's gifts should be in our thoughts at all times, we particularly turn our attention to how we can be better stewards this time of year. At St. Andrew  we plan to put more effort into expanding our views of stewardship by looking at the abundance and flow of blessings in our church and  community, with the help of Eric Law's book Holy Currencies.  If you have a chance, pick up a copy of Holy Currencies and read it. Share your ideas with Lisa and Vestry members, and consider what gifts you have to offer. While in the next several weeks you will receive your traditional pledge card for 2018, we hope you will consider all the ways you, and we as a parish, can begin to share the abundance of blessings and Jesus Christ with our community. 

Endowment Update

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:25 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Over the next several months you'll have opportunities to learn more about the St. Andrew  endowment fund and why it's so important to the future of St. Andrew.

An endowment fund  is established to provide a permanent source of income through earnings from the investment.  The St. Andrew Endowment Fund was created in 2010 with generous donations from members and friends of the parish, who either made memorial or tribute gifts, or included the church in their legacy plans.  Through the St. Andrew Endowment Board, funds were invested in the Diocese of Ohio Joint Investment Fund. Over the years, our investment has steadily grown. 

To find out more about the Endowment Fund, or how you can help sustain St, Andrew for the future, talk to an Endowment Board member: Beth Brown, Bonnie Semenik, Michele Miller, Frank Fecser or Todd Penkowski.

Eagle Scout Composting Project

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:20 PM by Andrew Spiesman

Troop 62 Boy Scout James Rodewald is working on an Eagle Scout project that will benefit St. Andrew. The seventeen year old Riverside Senior is going to be building a composting station to help us recycle plant based materials. Every month, our food pantry is blessed to be able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables (most at no cost) from the Cleveland Food Bank.  Sometimes the fresh fruits and veggies aren't so fresh. We sort through the boxes and discard the badly bruised or rotten items. In the past these items went in the trash, but with our new composting station, we'll be able to recycle these items turning them into nutrient-rich soil to use in our gardens at the church. Work on the project should be starting soon.

Free 2017 Summer Songwriting/Art Experience for Youth (Middle-High School)

posted May 31, 2017, 1:05 PM by Saint Andrew

Save the Dates!

FREE Songwriting/Art Camp for Middle - High School Youth

ALL WELCOME-No Experience Necessary!

                    Invite Friends!!!!                                

            

                      
                                                       

                                                                                     AWAKE!

A Songwriting/Art Making Adventure about Becoming Who you Are

Know your Truth, Speak your Truth, Share your Truth, Repeat!

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Thursday July 13,   Thursday July 20,   Thursday July 27

3-5pm at St. Andrew, Mentor (Need a ride? Just let us know)!

 with free dinner and art space till 6:15 pm 

 

Featuring Master Songwriter Brent Kirby, Harvest Town Music LLC

http://www.brentkirby.com

Curator of 10X3 Songwriter/Band Showcase

2012 Cleveland Scene's "Best Musician",2013 Cleveland Scene's "Best Singer"

2013 Cleveland Scene's "Best Male Vocal",2009 Cleveland Free Times "Best Rock Band"

2007 Cleveland Free Times "Best Rock Band",

 

Instrumental workshops will be offered by Sam Hooper, of the Sam Hooper Group

http://www.samhooper.com

International blues recording artist, graduate of the Berklee School of Music

        

                                                                                          
Brent Kirby                                                                                                                                                 Sam Hooper

                                                                                                                            

                                                                  Call Lisa+ or Karla for more information: 440-255-8842

                                                          St. Andrew Episcopal Church – 7989 Little Mountain Road, Mentor


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