St Andrews in the Valley Episcopal Church


St. Andrew's in the Valley is a caring, vibrant, open and diverse parish welcoming all, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective.

The Rev. Canon Nelson Kuule Baliira, Rector
June 5, 2022




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From Sr. Warden, Betsy Howell: It would be nice if there was a strong presence at the luncheon on June 11. The idea is to meet at St. Andrew's and carpool to the Zembo Shrine. People are responsible for their own registration.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is visiting our diocese on Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. All are invited to join us for a Worship Celebration on Saturday, June 11 at the Zembo Shrine Auditorium. Lunch will be provided and the event is free! Please share the following link with your congregations The event link provides all of the information for each day of his visit. There will also be an opportunity for our children and youth to meet the Presiding Bishop later that afternoon. Stay tuned, more details will be available next week.
To register for the Worship Celebration on June 11, click here. Please share the link with all parishioners and guests.
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June 5, 2022: Installation of new Vestry members and recognition of outgoing Vestry members.
July 16, 2022: We will have a concert on the lawn by Keystone Concert Band. Please bring your own chair or a blanket and enjoy the music. Water will be provided.
July 30, 2022: St. Andrew’s will be sponsoring a table for the Pride Festival held in the city. A sign-up sheet will be available for volunteers to help at the festival.  


At the 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday service, please wear something red in honor of Pentecost; and 
to those who are blessed with the gift to speak a second language, you are invited to join others as we recite the Lord's Prayer in many languages.


June 5, 2022


Hymn 516, “Come Down, O Love Divine”


The Collect for the Day of Pentecost
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.      
The First Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21
When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-- in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
`In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' "
The Word of the Lord
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
26 Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.
27 There move the ships,
and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.
28 All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.
29 You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.
31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.
32 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
may the Lord rejoice in all his works.
33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
34 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.
35 May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the Lord.
37 Bless the Lord, O my soul. *


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
The Second Reading is from the Letter of Paul to the Romans 8:14-17 
All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-- if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
The Word of the Lord

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to
John 14:8-17
Philip said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you."
The Gospel of the Lord!


Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayers of the People
  • We pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop;
  • For Audrey our Bishop;
  • For Nelson our Rector;
  • For all clergy;
  • For all who are in the armed forces, and for the special protection of those serving in dangerous areas of the world;
  • For the parishioners, staff and vestry of St. Andrew's in the Valley.    
Friends, do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. Our God is with us, and in us; therefore, let us pray: “Come, Spirit of Truth: come Holy Spirit.”’
Holy God, by your Spirit you gave birth to your Church: may our many members be the one Body of Christ in this world. And then lead us by your Holy Spirit in the ways of truth and love.
Come, Spirit of Truth:
Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy God, you gave your disciples the ability to speak in the languages of the people: May we also speak about your deeds of power throughout the world, that all may know of your salvation.
Come, Spirit of Truth:
Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy God, the earth is full of your creatures: may all who look to you be given food  in due season. Open your hand in desolate places and fill the hungry with good things.
The congregation my add their own thanksgivings
Come, Spirit of Truth:
Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy God, you poured out your Holy Spirit in your holy city Jerusalem: pour out your Spirit in our own city. Raise up prophets and dreamers; give us vision.
Come, Spirit of Truth:
Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy God, you give the gift of healing by your Spirit: bring healing and wholeness to all those on our hearts and minds this day. In your might and mercy, renew the face of the earth;
bring renewal to those in need, especially everyone on St. Andrew’s prayer list.
The congregation may add their own petitions
Come, Spirit of Truth:
Come, Holy Spirit.
Bishop Nathan Baxter, Dot Bothwell, Gail Campbell, Steve Campbell, Cathy, Bob and Francine Citrone, Helen Copp, Sue Dietrich, Yvonne Dwyer, Marjorie Faish, Boyd Fetterolf, Bill and Cindy Galinac, Mike and Maryann Gelehrter, Kathleen Goelz, Cheryl and Mike Good, Pat Grove, Heather, Carole Heikel, Goldie Hoover, Jean Hunter, Norma Johnson, Jim, David Kasputis, Anna Mae Lacey, Carol Lauver, Beth Lichtenwalner, Mary, Ken Olson, Mary Parise, Bob Patrick, Renee Patrick, Lauren Rippeon, Cathy Rippeon, Bill and Karin Roberts, Al Robinson, Sandra and Pastor Jim, Andy Sellers, Shawna, Evelyn Smith, June Sweger, Bob and Carole Unger, Susan Unger, Peter VanZant, Marie Vene, the Walker Family, and the victims of the CORONA Virus and the people who are assisting them. Prayers of Thanksgiving for Nancy Comiskey and Rose Eagen who safely returned from Poland after working with the Ukarinian refugees.
Holy God, you adopt us as your children, joint heirs with your Christ. In your mercy, keep us and love us. May we, and all who have entered into your joy, rest in your presence forever.
Come, Spirit of Truth:
Come, Holy Spirit.


Hymn Levas 157, “Revive Us Again”

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received special training to provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties. The care you’ll receive is confidential, free and very helpful. To receive care from a Stephen Minister, contact Fr. Nelson or a Stephen Leader, Richard Comiskey 717-657-0817, Judy Dillon 717-991-6071, or Helen Copp 717-991-2791.
Richard and Shirley Comiskey maintain the prayer list and send out a monthly email (or oftener, if needed). If you wish to be included on the email distribution list, please let either of them know. Persons on the prayer list will be kept on for three months, unless Richard and Shirley are otherwise notified. If you wish to add yourself or another person to the prayer list, please let either of them know. Their email addresses are:
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Ed Copeland
Carole Dembosky
Elizabeth DeSousa
Dave Dwyer (Jr. Warden)
Betsy Howell (Sr. Warden)
Chris Mayer
Margaret Olson
John Prim (Treasurer)
Bob Zaccano


Dee Mayer, Financial Secretary
Helen Copp, Church & Vestry



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