January-February Newsletter

St Andrew’s Newsletter


Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday is February 14th. Eucharist will be celebrated at 12:05 pm (noon) and 5:30 pm. This day is the solemn beginning of Lent. We are returning to offering two services to make it easier to attend.

Angel Tree Thanks

We have received a letter of thanks for our part in the Angel tree program:

It is with pleasure and gratitude to report we received $3,020 from six area churches this year.

          There were 38 requests made by the inmates so each visa gift card was for $70. The number of requests were down this year from previous years. The card fees and postage amounted to $360.

          I’m grateful for your participation of $200. It’s wonderful to connect the inmate with their child, especially at Christmas.


Chaplain Roger Nedrow

Donation to the Grays Harbor Music Teacher’s Association

We also received a letter of thanks for our donation to a local scholarship fund:

Dear St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Thank you for your donation of $200 to the Marianna Stensager Scholarship Fund. Thanks to you, select Grays Garbor and Willapa Harbor music students will receive financial assistance with their college music education. Your support is greatly appreciated!

          Grays Harbor Music Teachers Association

Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 11th is our annual meeting. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting and light lunch that will follow the service.

AED Classes

Sunday March 17th, Rob Ashler will have a class on how to use the AED machine after the service for all who are interested.

Twelfth Night Success

The traditional Twelfth Night Dinner was a great success, featuring a Service of Light for Epiphany, followed by an excellent feast, which was enjoyed by over 60 people. Many thanks to Bette Worth and her crew (listed below) for a lovely night.

Losses in the Church

Two of our members have departed this life recently: Eveline Shaw on January 19th and Morris Rasciner on January 20th. A service for Eveline will be celebrated in the church on February 17th at 11 am. Services for Morris will be held in California.

Lenten Book Study

Fr Don is inviting you to come on Thursday afternoons in Lent to study “I, Julian”, a book about St. Julian of Norwich. This book by Claire Gilbert sets the teachings of Dame Julian in the context of her time. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those interested. Our first meeting will be on February 8th at 3:30 pm.

Pizza & Plans

You are invited to come to a pizza dinner on Thursday, February 22nd at 5:30 pm. The theme of this meeting is planning for programs for youth and children. Bring ideas, and help get activities launched!

Church Family Nights

We will be resuming Church Family Nights, the dates for which can be found at the end of the newsletter. We will begin at 5:30 pm with an informal Eucharist in the Church, followed by a potluck and a class. The evening will end by 7:30 pm. We will need volunteers to sign up for set up and clean up. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Please help us with this addition to our spiritual life as a parish.

Food Bank Update

After discussion with various members of the congregation, the Vestry has decided that our food donations will continue to be delivered to the Aberdeen Food Bank by the food fairy, as usual.

Thank you to:

  • Bette Worth and her crew for a fabulous 12th Night dinner:
    • Lynn and Gerhart Schmidtke, Suzanne Hierholzer, Bobbi Worth, Merry Jo Zimmer, Erin Worth Gatewood, Alice Bertram, Betty Paulsen, Bruce Worth, Annette and Don Pinckney, Kerry and Rachel Tadique, Mert Turner, Bobbi McCracken
  • Our excellent entertainers, Christine Hill and Ken Albert.
  • All those that contributed their time and/or food to make Jim Stamateous memorial service such a success. Please forgive if anyone was left out:
    • Annette Pinckney, Nancy MacNealy, Lynne Schmidtke, Gerhard Schmidtke, Alice Bertram, Bette Worth, Betty Paulsen, Bobbi McCracken, Renee Schrader, Carolyn Maddux, Suzanne Hierholzer, Barbara Bennett parsons, Sheri Heikkila, Sue Marrs, Jan Morgan, Margie Philbrick, & Jill Waite.
    • The dishwashing crew: Donn Pinckney, Colin McAfee, Alan Marrs.


Search Committee  Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of Ann, Kris, Shari, Bette, and Suzanne, who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The following is a list of people for whom our prayers are asked. For the sick, lonely, and suffering; for those who mourn, and for those who rejoice, and others: Bill E, Sally K, Kristin V, JoAnne A, Bob A, Mason A, the members of the AA and NA groups, Mert T, Marsha, Sara, Joseph, Melissa E, Gary E, Joan M, Irv C, Dom Philip Bernard, Shawn M, Louise B, Sydney, Ed L, Harry R, Grace R, Ginger H, Robert P, Lorene H, Phil M, Donna C, Chris C, Dennis D, Larry T, Mike A, Bruce R, Paul T, Marsha S, Pat S, Jill B, Bob A, Michael R, Elaine P, Don & Judy M, Carl H, Tina, Ryland.

Those in current military service: Andrew Roth, Breanne Gunther, Ian Gunther, Nicole Hyde, Jordan Bush, Josh Sindorf, Madison Sylvester, and Amber W.

Prayers for Israel, Gaza, and the Middle East Loving and liberating Creator, send your healing Spirit upon all involved in the current conflict and violence in the Middle East.

Comfort those who mourn or who have been harmed by brutality. Stand with those who are fearful. Protect and provide for the powerless and the vulnerable. Inspire a spirit of forbearance and understanding within all and uphold those who even now work for a just and durable peace. In the name of Christ. Amen.


January: Ray W, Pablo M, Sue W, Marlene C, Sammantha C, Erin C




February: Sue M, Bob W, Pat S, Russel S

Church Events and Meetings


  • January 28th—Altar Guild meeting after service

St. Andrew’s Guild meeting after service


  • February 7th—Vestry meeting at 7 pm
  • February 8th—Building and Grounds meeting at 9 am

Lenten Book Study at  3:30 pm

  • February 11th—Annual meeting with light lunch after service
  • February 14th—Ash Wednesday Eucharist at 12:05 (noon) and 5:30 pm
  • February 22nd—Building and Grounds meeting at 9 am


  • March 9th—Vestry retreat from 9 am to 3 pm
  • March 14th—Building and Grounds meeting at 9 am

Church Family Night at 5:30 pm

  • March 17th—AED Machine Class after Eucharist
  • March 28th—Maundy Thursday

Building and Grounds meeting at 9 am

  • March 29th—Good Friday
  • March 30th—Easter Vigil

Church Family Night Dates

We will be having Church Family Night gatherings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. These evenings begin with eucharist in the church, followed by potluck and a brief class. They will be on the following dates:

March 14th

April 25th—St. Mark

May 9th—Ascension Day

Fr. Don Maddux – Interim Priest.  His phone numbers are 360-533-2511 (church), 360-426-2268 (home), and 360-490-3769 (cell).

Savannah Broadway–Office Admin. You can call the office at 360-533-2511 10:303:30, W-F