Newsletter from St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Wellington
Website: https://standrewswellington.ca/

Friday September 15, 2023
Sunday September 17, 2023
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 24
Upcoming Services:  
September 17   11:00 am    Holy Eucharist    Rev Rod Brant-Francis
September 24   11:00 am    Holy Eucharist    Canon Nancy Beale
October        1   11:00 am    Holy Eucharist    Canon Nancy Beale & Potluck
October        8   11:00 am    Service of the Word   Ron Cork
October       15  11:00 am    Holy Eucharist     Rev Rod or Lisa Brant-Francis

Readings & Hymns 
September 17 Readings: Genesis 50: 15-21, Psalm 103: 1-13, Romans 14: 1-12, Matthew 18: 21-35
September 17 Hymns: 429 For the Beauty of the Earth, 393 Immortal Invisible God Only Wise, 423 How Great Thou Art, 564 Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead us

Wednesday Morning Eucharist
Our regular Wednesday morning Eucharist service – a said service with group conversation and reflection on the readings in place of a sermon.  Please come and join us for any or all of these Wednesday morning celebrations and great conversations. 10:15 am Hope to see you there!

Prayer Team
Did you know that we have a faithful team of folks in our parish who pray daily for the needs of folks who have asked us to pray for them, as well as the concerns of the world? These prayers are private and confidential. If you have a need or concern, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either Marg Stanford at marg.stanford@live.ca or Marjorie Seguin at marjorie@ontariohistory.ca  Also… God may be calling you to join your voice of prayer to our prayer team. If so… please contact Canon Nancy at pecpriest@gmail.com Thank you for your consideration of this beautiful ministry here at St. Andrews. Canon Nancy
From the Diocese of Ontario Layreaders Association….
October 29 - an Online Evening with the Primate. Evening Prayer to be followed by discussion with the Primate. For more information please contact Joan Donaldson… jjoandonalds@gmail.com
Passed away peacefully at the 
Belleville General Hospital on 
Friday, September 8, 2023 at the age of 82.

Loving husband of 58 wonderful years to Marlene Corfield. Caring father of Randy, Paul (Shelley) and Steven (Shannon). Supportive Grandpa to Sarah (Matt), Emily (Blake), Miranda, Lincoln (Danielle), Gemma, Lucy, Evan (Sydney), Mason (Tori), Madelyn and great children Violet, Nova, Flora and Charlie. Survived by his sister in-law Jean Corfield and brother in-law Clifford Foster and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Helen and Arthur Corfield and sisters Jean Post, Margaret Foster, brother Bill Corfield and granddaughter Amber Corfield.
Harold owned and operated his own excavating business for 35 years and also a local family-owned waste and recycling company for 18 years. He was passionate about woodworking and his involvement with the Anglican Church, the Masonic Lodge Lake Lodge #215 and the OES Quinte 59. He will be fondly remembered by friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington. Reception to follow the service at the church. Interment Grove Cemetery, Ameliasburgh

Memorial donations to the Belleville Hospital Oncology Department (www.bghf.cawould be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be shared at
Weekly Contemplation
Exodus 14: 19-31
The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh's horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. At the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the Israelites, for the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers." So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great work that the LORD did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the LORD and believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.
1. The story reveals that the Israelites experienced some of the same feelings on the shore of the sea as they had in the wilderness. What is it like to look back and see Egyptians advancing? What are the fears that all but consume the people? What does Moses' crying out betray? Imagine being there by the sea through the long night. What might be gained by turning around and going back? What might returning to Pharaoh salvage for the future of the Hebrew people?
2. What do you know of times in your life when you have been caught between the devil and the deep blue sea? Recall some of those defining times when you have spent the long night between the Pharaoh of your Egypt and the waters separating you from freedom, a new start, another chapter in a different land.
3. On what dark shore are you spending these days? Through the long night that may be hours, days, weeks, and even months, what is the Pharaoh in your life demanding that you surrender in order to return to the security, safety and sanity of Egypt? What is the vision, hope, or dream on the other side of the sea that calls, woos, and beckons you to risk the waters? What do you gain and lose by opting for Egypt? What is your payoff, and what is the price of heading into the sea? When will you decide?

The Educational Center ~ Resources for the Spiritual Journey
Reconciliation Series
This fall we are blessed with the gift of having The Rev'ds Lisa and Rod Brant-Francis come to lead us for a series on reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters. This will be a 3 evening series. From our primary conversations, each evening will have roughly a 30-45 minute presentation, then lots of time for Q&A. The series will roughly take the shape of:

Wednesday September 27, 7pm
"Yesterday - An Abbreviated Picture of Indigenous History"
Wednesday October 25, 7pm
"Today - A Current Picture of Indigenous Life in Canada"
Wednesday November 22, 7pm 
"Tomorrow - Hopes, Prayers, the Work of Reconciliation, and the Indigenous Anglican Church & Sacred Circle"

Consider Joining a Fundraising Committee
A formal request was made at the last Parish Advisory Council meeting asking people to think about forming a Fundraising Committee. A quick brainstorming came up with a few new and some old tried & true fundraising events like Dine & Learn, a Pie Auction, a Dedication Hymn Sing Service, Roast Beef Dinner, a Meat Pie Sale and an Apple Blossom Sale. If you think you would like to help form a Fundraising Committee, please speak to one of the Wardens.

The ACW Diocesan Retreat will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Glen House Resort in Gananoque. The deadline for registration is August 30th. The cost of the retreat is $71.50 and includes a luncheon buffet and refreshments. For more information got to: https://ontario.anglican.ca/events/acw-diocesan-retreat/2023-09-27
The ACW Regional Annual Meeting will be held in Belleville at Christ Church on Thursday October 5, 2023 - The cost is $18.00 per person, please let us know if you will be attending by September 21. Registration is at 9am with the service of Holy Eucharist starting at 10am with Bishop Oulton. Contact Mary Dunlop 613 399-3411 or Helen McLaughlan 613 399-3413 or Mary Ellen Closson 613 968-3320

The ACW is having a Bridge Luncheon at 12 noon on Thursday October 12. Cost is $15.00 per person.  Reservations are by table only. Please call Mary Dunlop 613 399-3411 or Mary Ellen Closson 613 968-3320.  We also need prizes for this function.
The ACW Homemade Cookie Sale will be sold on the  lawn on Saturday September 16 starting at 9:30am. Get them while supplies last!
Canon Nancy’s Vacation Season is coming-up; her second vacation will start September 9 to September 18. Should there be a pastoral emergency please contact one of the Wardens. They are Rector’s Warden: Evelyn Sprigings 613 399-2584, People’s Warden: Lee Ramsbottom 613 399-3195, and Deputy Warden: Faye Campbell 613 399-2522.
Tracy’s Vacation
 will start September 19 to October 17. The office will be closed during this time but phone messages will be checked on a regular basis. For any inquiries or emergencies, please contact one of the Wardens.

St. Francis Day Please join us at St. Philip’s on October 4th at 5:30pm and bring your pets for the blessing of the animals on St. Francis Day.
Installation of the New Bishop

The Installation for the RT Rev William Cliff to serve as the thirteenth bishop of The Diocese of Ontario, will take place in Kingston at St. Georges Cathedral on Saturday October 21, at 5pm. All are welcome. For more information go to: https://ontario.anglican.ca/news/installation-of-rt-rev-william-cliff--276
Invitation from Archbishop Johnson
Join us for four illustrated talks on the art, history and making of stained glass
windows followed by a discussion period. The illustrated talks are created and led by Sarah Hall, CM, RCA, a member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters and the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. The talks will take place on Sunday afternoons in November, from 2-3:30 pm in the beautiful Prince Edward Room at The Waring House. All talks take place from 2-3:30 pm. Limited Seating, Registration Required Cost: $75.00 for 4 Talks Tickets:

Sunday, November 5th
Kaleidoscope: A Thousand Years of Stained Glass
Join us in a journey through time of the art, history & making of stained glass windows. Follow this art from its obscure origins in the dark ages, glorious flowering in Medieval times, to its fall and decline, and then joyful rebirth in the 20th C.
Sunday, November 12th
Rose Windows: An Eternal Light
From ancient stone wheel windows set with coloured glass, to magnificent Medieval spectacles of colour, to contemporary masterpieces, rose windows are incomparable. Learn about their unique symbolic, architectural language and timeless spirit.
Sunday, November 19th
Wind’s Eye: Artists In Stained Glass
In every era there have been artists who breathed new life into stained glass through vision and innovation. Tiffany, Burne-Jones, Chagall, Matisse, Schaffrath, Ferron and Williams among many others charted brilliant new direction and technical wizardry.
Sunday, November 26th
The Woman in the Window: A Journey with Mary
On this journey we accompany Mary, a Jewish mother revered by Christian and Muslims alike, through a millennium of stained glass imagery. From a monumental Byzantine goddess to gentle mother figure, to the powerful mother of God, we see Mary anew.

Yard Sales on the Lawn Every Saturday morning volunteers are needed to help-out! If you are able to help, even if it’s just for set-up and or take-down, please call Shirley Jarvis at 289-675-9144. During the rain, the sale will be moved inside.
PLEASE NOTE: Shirley and Jerry are not available October 7 so we need volunteers and a coordinator for that Saturday.  Thank you!
What-Not-Shop will be having a BAG SALE Sept 5 to Sept 23. Grocery bag $3.00 Garbage bag $5.00 Please bring your own bags. Hours Tuesday 10-12, Thursday 2-4, Friday 10-12 and Saturday 10-12.  Lawn Sale on Saturday's 9-12. If weather is inclement, the YARD SALE will be in the Parish Hall. Donations can be left in the bin outside the side door. We sell clothing, shoes, dishes, glasses and knick-knacks etc. We recycle as much as possible. Please no large furniture, baby furniture, VHS tapes.
Peameal Bacon-on-a-Bun Fundraiser If you like meeting new people then you're invited to volunteer at the Saturday market at the United Church selling peameal bacon/onions on a bun, at the PEC Lions Club booth. Sign-up sheet is posted in the church hall. This is a fundraiser for St. Andrew's Church.

Heritage Walking Tour of Wellington
Sunday, September 24, 2:00pm to 4:00pm join an architectural tour of Wellington to explore the fascinating legacy of contractor, architect and village resident W.W. Fitzgerald. Register early! Attendance is limited to 30 participants. Cost $25
October 22, 2:00pm to 4:00pm there will be a Heritage Walking Tour of Consecon. Join a discovery walk of Consecon, a unique 19th-century time capsule in an all-but-forgotten corner of Prince Edward County. Also $25. For more information on both go to
Planning Ahead - Dates to Note
September 16   ACW Cookie Sale, Lawn Sale, Peameal Bacon Fundraiser
September 19  Office closure
September 18  Canon Nancy returns from vacation
September 23  Lawn Sale, Peameal Bacon on a Bun Fundraiser
September 23  What-Not-Shop ends BAG SALE
September 24  Heritage Walking Tour of Wellington
September 27  ACW Diocesan Retreat
September 30  Lawn Sale, Peameal Bacon on a Bun Fundraiser
October         1  Potluck after Sunday Service
October         4  St. Francis Day at St. Philip’s Milford
October         5  ACW Regional meeting in Belleville
October         7  Peameal Bacon on a Bun Fundraiser
October       11  Canon Nancy goes on vacation
October       12  ACW Bridge Luncheon
October       14  Peameal Bacon on a Bun Fundraiser & Lawn Sale
October       17  Office open
October       21  Installation of new Bishop William Cliff
October       22  Heritage Walking Tour of Consecon
October       24  Canon Nancy returns from vacation
October       29  Online Evening with the Primate

Syria/Turkey Earthquake Response Give today to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
https://pwrdf.org/give-today/  and then choose: Syria/Turkey Earthquake Response.

Helping out UkraineIf you would like to make a donation through PWRDF towards assisting the people of Ukraine, simply make a cheque out to St. Andrew's Anglican Church and designate that it go to PWRDF Ukraine.  We are all praying for this country and for a peaceful resolution.
Contact Information
If you have any questions about what is happening as we continue on our journey of faith here at St. Andrew’s, please call our priest, Canon Nancy Beale (613 848 3239) or the church wardens, Evelyn Sprigings Rector’s Warden (613 399-2584), Lee Ramsbottom People’s Warden (613 399-3195), and Faye Campbell Deputy Warden (613 399-2522). May God continue to bless this parish!

Land Acknowledgement
We recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples connected to and on this land. We are grateful for the opportunity to gather on this territory and work in this community, and we commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
Donations Invitation
To donate to the ministry of St. Andrew’s via electronic funds transfer,
please send to:
To donate to the ministry of St. Philip’s via electronic funds transfer
please send to:
 treasurer@stphilip schurch.ca