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

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.

Upcoming Events

Parish Field Trip to Attend a Musical

We will be seeing a live musical, "Once On This Island Jr." at the Newington Children's Theatre on Sunday, May 31st. Tickets are at a reduced group cost: $11 Adults; $9 for children, students, & senior citizens. Bring a packed lunch or $5-$10 to buy something when we stop for food. This field trip is perfect for young children but the plot of the musical is appropriate for all ages--not just little kids! Especially recommended for those who will be attending this year's St. Andrew's Summer Harmony Camp, because the Sr. campers will be preparing and performing this musical! Reservations can be made by emailing Grant Underwood.

Outdoor Service and Parish Picnic Scheduled

Join us on Sunday, June 14 at the Surf Club in Madison (weather permitting). A worship service will take place on the point at 10:15am, followed by the picnic. Grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and all the fixings will be provided. Please bring a salad, side dish, fruit salad, veggie dish or dessert to share.  There will be a entrance pass included in the June Messenger; present it at the gate to the Surf Club.  Feel free to bring family and friends! Please list what you will bring on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Contact Mark Auletta 617-877-6550 or Barb Gibbons at the church office 203-245-2584, with questions or if you would like to help.

Vacation Bible School--Searching for a Treasure!

Join St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and The First Congregational Church for "VBS 2015: SonTreasure Island!" June 22 to June 26.

Visitors to SonTreasure Island are welcomed by the scent of exotic flowers and captivating sound of island music. But this is no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all—-God's love!

Get all the important details about this exciting program plus an on-line registration form.

Youth Mission Trip to Niagara Falls in July

St Andrew's students in Middle (entering grade 7 in the fall and up) and High school will be taking a six-day trip to Niagara Falls NY from July 5 to July 10. There will be lots to do including painting and repairing homes, helping in soup kitchens and homeless shelters, assisting the elderly, and child care. And plenty of time for fun from viewing the majestic Niagara Falls to an exciting gospel service and more. Find out all about the trip details now!

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

Music Notes: Choir Schedules
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.

The Women's Spirituality Book Club

The Women's Spirituality Book Group will be discussing "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng on June 9 from 6:30-8 in Classroom 1. Please RSVP to Rebecca Rastetter and let her know if you need childcare.

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 May 28 and the topic will be baptismal & confirmation vows. The meeting begins at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch. Further information and reading material for the next meeting, contact John Armstrong.