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

Adult Lenten Program Starts Wednesday, February 25

Ash Wednesday is February 18, and we begin our observance of Lent on this day. On the next five Wednesdays, we will hold our adult Lenten series starting at 6:30 pm with a soup and salad supper followed by a program from 7–8 pm. The topics for these sessions are as follows:

Madison's Scranton Library will have approximately 20 copies of "The Screwtape Letters" available for loan starting on Wednesday, February 25 and they are specifically reservedfor St. Andrew's parishioners. Thanks to Laura Downes for coordinating! Bishop Douglas recommended this book to the vestry, so we decided to invite everyone in the parish to read and discuss this literary work with us.

Spaghetti Supper Set For March 21

Save the Date! Our 24th Spaghetti Supper and Auction is set for Saturday, March 21 at 5:30pm in Farmer Hall. The evening includes a fabulous dinner, wine tasting, silent and live auction items, and the ever popular "mystery boxes." Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door. Plan to attend and bring some friends for a fun "adults' night out." Donations of auction items are needed and welcome--please send details to Margaret Mason.

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

February Music Notes From Grant
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

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 cycle each month. They include: 1st Sunday of the month - Theological, faith, worship and religious issues; 2nd Sunday - Parish community topics; 3rd Sunday - Outreach discussions; and 4th Sunday - Diocesan happenings.

'Estimate of Giving' for 2015

Thank you to everyone who has turned in an "Estimate of Giving" card. We will continue to collect these cards, so if you have not had an opportunity to return one you can download an Estimate of Giving Card as a PDF file. The card can be dropped into the collection plate or returned to the church office. They represent our individual commitments to St. Andrew's and we will be recording the responses. (If you would like to continue following our faith-based giving from the past several years and do not want your estimate of giving recorded, please let Fr. Steve know.)

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.

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.

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.

Men's Prayer and Discussion Group

The St Andrew's Men's Group gathers monthly for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and discussion. The next meeting will be on March 26 and we will be talking about Marcus Borg's Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary. Last month we read chapters 4 and 5; the chapter(s) for March will be announced. The book is available from the Library (through inter-library loan) and from Amazon in Kindle and paperback format. The meeting begins at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch; drinks provided. For further information contact John Armstrong.