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Rector's Warden's Report

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, St. Andrew’s! Last month was a lively period for St. Andrew’s as you’ll see in our list of highlights below. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but for me our Lessons & Carols service stands out. The evening included a historic tour of our church, a beautiful candle lit service with exquisite music, reflective readings, and an excellent time of fellowship with champagne reception and harpist. I can’t think of a better way to usher in the Christmas festivities. Thank you to all who made our Advent through Christmas season so incredibly special, there are so many of you!

As we head into the new year, I have a few reminders:

  • Nametags: please wear them. If you don’t have one, please request a printed version be made through our office administrator, Amanda Schlick.

  • Online Giving Tokens: If you give online, pick up a token when you take a Sunday bulletin before the service, and place the token in our offertory plate during the service. This is an act of worship and an opportunity to bless your online giving.

  • 2024 Pledge: If you haven’t pledged, it’s not too late. Thank you to all who have pledged and we welcome any outstanding pledges that can be communicated in January.

  • Spread the Word: Don’t forget to share about St. Andrew’s with others. We have wonderful events, outreach, and worship opportunities that your neighbors may be looking for. Sometimes people just need a nudge to feel welcomed.

Highlights (Dec)

  • Advent Bible Study Program

  • Christmas Pageant

  • Historic Open House & Church Tour

  • Lessons & Carols and special reception with harpist

  • Outreach: Bridge of Hope & Giving Tree

Opportunities (Jan)

  • Outreach ministry highlight during coffee hour (Jan 21st) - Atkinson’s Men Shelter. Opportunity to learn more about our partnership directly from the source!

  • If you are interested in Vestry, let Rev’d. Ben or a Vestry Member know. February we will be retiring a few members and will be electing new ones.

Dependencies (items that impact our ability to accomplish opportunities/goals)

  • Volunteers - We need you! Let a vestry member know what you are interested in. Or we can direct you to a program that can use the help!

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