Worship Schedule and Church School
|8:00 - 9:00||Traditional service|
|9:30 - 10:30||Contemporary Service|
|10:15 - 11:00||Church School|
|10:00||Holy Eucharist and Healing Service|
New Service Schedule in Effect
We are using a revised schedule for church services and Sunday school that started on Sunday, September 13. The traditional church service now begins at 8 o'clock, and the contemporary family service starts at 9:30. Families and children are encouraged to attend the 9:30 family service. Children enrolled in church school will be invited to receive bread and wine first during the eucharist and will then leave directly for their classrooms (about 10:15). Church school will end 45 minutes later (about 11 o'clock). The adult choir will continue to alternate between the two church services. Children will only serve as acolytes, or sing in a choir, at the family service. Coffee hour and adult education will follow the family service.
Discernment Day Scheduled
Sunday, September 27 from 3:30 to 8:00pm is Discernment Day. This time will be spent gathering information that the Transition Team will use to write a profile and job description for the next rector. This is everyone's chance to share their opinions of what they want St. Andrew's to be and what kind of priest they want to lead it. Supper will be served. Childcare will be provided. Teens are encouraged to attend.
Church School Registration Forms
Registration forms are available for church school and also for middle & high school youth groups. Please download the number of forms you need. Hard copies of the forms also are available outside the church school office. Leave all completed forms in the folder holder outside the office. Thanks very much!
A New Spirituality Discussion Group
Led by Mother Jenni and John Armstrong, a new discussion program will explore the first thousand years of Christianity, tracing the development of Roman Christianity and Celtic Christianity. These two distinct traditions grew up separately but sometimes collided and together formed much of what Christianity is today. The group will meet once a month on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 beginning September 23. All parishioners are invited! There will be some light assigned reading, but no prior knowledge of church history is required. Anyone interested should speak to or email Jenni or John.
Something New--Weekly Bulletin On-Line
The curent Weekly Bulletin will be posted here prior to Sunday services. Just click on the "Weekly Bulletin & Readings" link to the left. In addition, an email message announcing availability and a link to the current week's Bulletin will be sent to everyone who has provided us an email address via the Constant Contact link in the lower left column. Take advantage of this opportunity to stay informed of Sunday's Services, Readings, Participants, Announcements, Prayer List, and more.
Looking For Church School Coordinator
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Madison seeks a part-time Christian Education director. For more information see our advertisement.
Join the Welcoming Team
We want to resume the practice of providing a personal "welcome" to everyone attending Sunday services. Vestry members have offered to serve as Welcomers, but additional help is needed. Volunteers will not be asked to serve more than once a month. The job calls for a Welcomer to be in the narthex before the start of each service, greet worshipers, and pass out name tags. An important part of this ministry is meeting newcomers and helping them feel comfortable. Additional assistance might include directing parents and children to Sunday School classes, an invitation to coffee hour, pointing out the rest rooms, or explaining elevator operation. Anyone interested in joining the Welcoming Team should contact Kristen Garnett or Colleen McHugh who are organizing this this ministry.