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  • Spring 2017 “Rebuilding God’s Church – Sharing God’s Love – Changing God’s World!” Page 1

    The Shield “The Lord is my strength and my Shield” Psalm 28:7

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Pasadena MD Volume 48 No. 4, Spring, 2017

    The Calendar of the Church Year

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    News From:

    MD112 was a successful weekend. There are now 8 new Cursillistas, including our own Michelle Bryant.

    The 4th day workshop will be at St. Martin’s in the Field on Sunday May 7th beginning with lunch at 1:00.

    MD113 will be November 2 - 5. The rector for MD113 has not been announced, but the announcement is anticipated to be made at the 4th day Workshop.

    The Ultreya at St. Martin’s in the Field, Severna Park will be May 19 at 7 pm. These meetings are open to all. Want to learn more about Cursillo? Come on out!

    Team Application and Applications for new Cursillistas can be found at http://www.cursillo.ang- md.org/Resources.html.

    Save the Date: Episcopal Church Night at Camden Yards, Friday, August 4. Orioles vs. Tigers.

    Choir needed to audition for National Anthem.

    Contact Sharon Tillman, stillman@claggettcenter.org. Tickets on sale soon!

    Who Will Be in the Pulpit?

    May and June will see some changes in Sunday worship. Father Ron will be leaving us to begin a interim position at St. Thomas. This was planned long before we knew Father Carl was going to be Bishop Carl. We will miss Ron. Beginning May 21st we will be having Fr. David Stenner taking the helm of the Pulpit. He will be with us Through the 18th of June. June 4th will see the return of our Summer Service Schedule. We will have one service only on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

    Birthday Wishes

    Please keep these fellow parishioners in your thoughts

    and in your prayers throughout the month. Send them

    a birthday card or, even better; wish them a happy

    birthday when you see them.


    Mike Kane 5-1

    Rev. John Kenny 5-8

    Missy Freeman 5-12

    Michele Day 5-17

    Shayne Wissmann 5-21

    Emma Rafferty 5-21

    Tyler Rollhauser 5-22

    Yvonne Cotham 5-26


    Terry McLean 6-3

    Jill Ashby 6-7

    David Jacobs 6-13

    John Sefcik 6-14

    Carolyn Hough 6-15

    Dorothy Lowman 6-15

    Lou Toalepai 6-22

    Norman Wahlhaupter 6-24

    Joan Teakle 6-26

    Frannie Mudd 6-29

    The Shield

    Is the monthly newsletter of:

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 7859 Tick Neck Road

    Pasadena, MD 21122






    Joan Wibbe Organist-Chiormaster

    Bill Forkgen Rector’s Warden

    Richard Crothers People’s Warden

    Joan Teakle Treasurer

    Charles Rollhauser Registrar

    Karen Heilker Church Secretary

    Alex M. Cox Shield Editor

    If you have informative articles that you believe

    would interest our readers, please put them into The

    Shield’s mailbox in the Great Hall, or send them to

    me at:


    mailto:stillman@claggettcenter.org?subject=O's%20Game mailto:secretarystandrewspasadena@verizon.net

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    Corby Zern to be Ordained a Deacon “Give glory to God! And thank you for all your prayers and support!,” shouted deacon-intern Corby Zeren last Sunday. And so the announcement was made to the people of St. Andrew’s, that she had made it over the last hurdle (the Standing Committee interview) and would indeed be ordained to the Diaconate in the Episcopal Church on Saturday, 10 June, at a service beginning at 1100 AM. “It has been a long, long road, but with God’s constant help and direction, I have finally made it to the place I have been longing to go for many years. And I do thank my Lord Jesus, and the many persons God has sent to uphold and strengthen me.” All the people of St. Andrew’s are invited to attend the ordination, and are asked to continue to pray for Corby as she enters her new ministry.


    WOSA is now accepting applications for vendors

    for the Harvest Festival, Oct. 21, 2017. Only one

    vendor per brand will be allowed, first come first

    served. Applications received before June 30 will

    receive $5 off the vendor fee. Please contact Laura

    Richardson,( 410-437-9587,

    dlrich9587@verizon.net), for an application or more


    MUSIC NOTES Joan Wibbe Choir Master/Organist

    We are singing (and playing) for the Lord is our light! Our handbell ringers will finish out their year on Mothers Day, but are already practicing for the fall. June 11th marks the end of the season for the vocal choir, so there is still time to join us. Please do if you would like to share that light!

    Hello from your vestry,

    This past Tuesday evening your vestry met

    with Bishop Chilton Knudsen. We discussed our

    journey to date and the options before us. It was an

    uplifting and informative meeting!

    We accepted Bishop Knudsen’s kind offer to

    pay a visit to our congregation in the near future.

    We were excited to hear that her schedule allows a

    possible visit to us as soon as Sunday, May 7th in

    the evening.

    Before we confirm with the Bishop, we’d

    love to know if you and your family would join us

    at 5:00pm on Sunday, May 7 for a Burger Burn and

    words of encouragement from the Bishop.

    Please respond to us by either email or a

    brief note with your thoughts as soon as possible.

    In His Service,

    The Vestry of St Andrew's


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    The Calendar of the Church Year

    The calendar (BCP, pp. 15-33) orders the liturgical year of the Episcopal Church by identifying two cycles of feasts and holy days-one dependent upon the movable date of Easter Day and the other dependent upon the fixed date of Christmas, Dec. 25. Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or after Mar. 21. The sequence of all Sundays in the church year is based on the date of Easter. Tables and rules for finding the date of Easter Day, and other movable feasts and holy days are provided by the BCP, pp. 880-885. The date of Easter determines the beginning of the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday and the date of Pentecost on the fiftieth day of the Easter season. The Sundays of Advent are always the four Sundays before Christmas Day. The church year begins on the first Sunday of Advent. The calendar also identifies and provides directions concerning the precedence and observance of principal feasts, Sundays, holy days (including Feasts of our Lord, other major feasts, and fasts), Days of Special Devotion, and Days of Optional Observance. The calendar lists dates for celebration of major feasts and lesser feasts by month and date. Appropriate Sunday Letters and Golden Numbers are also provided. (see BCP, pp. 880-881). The calendar also lists the titles of the seasons, Sundays, and major holy days observed in the Episcopal Church throughout the church year, including Advent season, Christmas season, Epiphany season, Lenten season, Holy Week, Easter season, the season after Pentecost, holy days, and National Days.


    The first season of the church year, beginning with the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continuing through the day before Christmas. The name is derived from a Latin word for "coming." The season is a time of preparation and expectation for the coming celebration of our Lord's nativity, and for the final coming of Christ "in power and glory."


    In the BCP, Christmas Day is one of the seven principal feasts. The Christmas season lasts twelve days, from Christmas Day until Jan. 5, the day before the Epiphany. The season includes Christmas Day, the First Sunday after Christmas Day, the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and may include the Second Sunday after Christmas Day. In many parishes, the main liturgical celebrations of Christmas take place on Christmas Eve. The BOS includes a variety of resources for use during Christmas, including a form for a Station at a Christmas Crèche, a form for a Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music, and seasonal blessings for use during the Christmas season.


    The manifestation of Christ to the peoples of the earth. The winter solstice was kept on Jan. 6 at some places during the first centuries of the Christian Era. In opposition to pagan festivals, Christians chose this day to celebrate the various manifestations, or "epiphanies," of Jesus' divinity. These showings of his divinity included his birth, the coming of the Magi, his baptism, and the Wedding at Cana where he miraculously changed water into wine. The day was called "The Feast of Lights." Celebration of the Son of God replaced celebration

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