Worship Schedule and Church School

Sunday Morning:

8:30 - 9:30   Traditional service
9:30 - 10:15   Church School
10:15 - 11:00   Contemporary Service
Coffee hour follows each service

Wednesday Morning:

10:00   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

Upcoming Events

Fall Barbecue  Old timers refer to this event as "the pig roast," which is fine, except that, this year at least, there will be no pig! It will just be an outdoor barbecue, on Saturday, September 20. Volunteers are needed to set up, cook and clean up. Speak to Barb Gibbons in the church office.
Progressive Dinner  In October on Saturday the 18th we will break into small groups and have dinner at parishioners' homes throughout Madison, and then gather back together at church for dessert. We need people to open up their homes and host dinner for groups of six to eight.
Holiday Fair  Every year in December the church converts itself into a grand bazaar offering food, gifts, photos with Santa, craft projects for kids, face painting, "attic treasures" and did we say food? This year the Fair will be on December 6. Susan Miller is in charge.

Brown Bag Lunches

On the second Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:00pm, please join Fr. Steve and various church leaders for a relaxed unstructured conversation in Farmer Hall as we break bread together. We will provide beverages and dessert, you bring whatever you would like to eat. We will discuss any questions, thoughts, ideas, or issues that are brought up and make connections with those we may not know or see very often.

More News

Win-Win with Stop and Shop cards

Some Photos of Interest

Combined Choirs Feb. 2, 2014
2013 Holiday Fair
2012 Holiday Fair
Bishop Ahrens Visit

New Adult Education Program Starts

Please join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 am in Farmer Hall for coffee hour and conversation. This year we are providing a rotating schedule of adult forums that repeat each month. They include: 1st Sunday of the month - Theological, faith, worship and religious issues; 2nd Sunday - Parish community topics; 3rd Sunday - Diocesan happenings; and 4th Sunday - Outreach discussions.

Same Sex Marriage Liturgical Resources

Starting 1 Advent 2012, priests in the Diocese of Connecticut may officiate at the civil marriage of a same-sex couple. Those who choose to do so have new liturgical resources, a rite for provisional use approved at General Convention, "I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing," as well as pastoral resources for preparing same-sex couples. This information was included in a letter emailed on August 3 to clergy of the Diocese of Connecticut. The letter, the resolution from General Convention, and the full resource referenced, are available from the diocesan website.

Make a Little Extra to Share

The St. Andrew's Loaves and Fishes ministry provides meals to parishioners in times of illness, loss of a loved one, or welcoming a newborn--to name a few. Please consider preparing a meal; they can be simple and you can choose a time that is mutually agreeable for you and the recipient. If you are not much for cooking but available to drive, we can pair you with a cooking buddy just like a good wine. It's easy and it's meaningful--please get involved! For more information, phone Brenda Naegel at 203 887-7640 or send an e-mail.

Blessing of the Animals

October 4 is the Feast of St. Assisi, and in recognition of that event we will celebrate the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 5 at both the 8:30 and 10:15am services. Bring your dogs, cats, birds and other pets!

Discussion of St. Andrew's Goals

Last winter our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, challenged the vestry to come up with three broad goals and an action plan to meet them.The three goals are:

  • Renew St. Andrew's Focus on Love, Diversity, Family and Community.
  • Feed our Hunger for a Deeper Spiritual Life.
  • Optimize our Organizational Structure in Order to Better Share the Work of Running St. Andrew's Together.

The action steps are outlined in a 5-page pdf document. Just click on the "Goals & Actions Report" icon in the upper left column.

The Women's Spirituality Book Club

The Women's Spirituality Book Group will be discussing "Falling to Earth" by Kate Southwood on October 7 from 6:30-8 in Classroom 1. The book is available from Amazon (paperback or Kindle) or via the public library system.. Please RSVP to Rebecca Rastetter (203-533-5814) by October 5 and let her know if you need childcare.

Men's Prayer Group/Book Club

The St Andrew's Men's Group gathers monthly for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and discussion. The next meeting is scheduled for September 25, Thursday at 7:00pm. For further information contact John Armstrong.

Shop the St. Andrew's Bookstore

Shop all of Amazon from St. Andrew's website. Books to baby stuff, electronics to clothes, toys to tools, everything Amazon sells including the latest Woman's Spirituality Book Club selection. Plus order specially chosen books and music from the St. Andrew's Bookstore. Just click on the icon at the left to go to the bookstore and Amazon portal. Every time you place an order through our bookstore or by using Amazon through the familiar search box included, St. Andrew's will receive a portion of the sale amount. No increase in price and you get the outstanding Amazon on-line shopping experience. A great fundraiser for the church! Use this easy path for all your Amazon purchases.