Summer Schedule—June 21 to September 6

One eucharistic service at 9:00am

Worship Schedule and Church School

Sunday Morning:

8:00 - 9:00   Traditional service
9:30 - 10:30   Contemporary Service
10:15 - 11:00   Church School
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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Register for Our Music Camps

You won't want your kids to miss out on these. They will be talking about how much fun they had all year long. Camps are open to anyone (not just St. Andrew's) so your children can invite their friends to join in too.

Two music camps are planned for this summer:
Junior Harmony Camp for kids entering grades 2–8 is called "The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit," a musical retelling of the story of David and Goliath. This camp will run from July 20–24 with the performance on Friday, July 24th at 7:00 PM.
Senior Harmony Camp is for kids entering grades 5 –12 and is called "Once on This Island." Based on the 1985 novel "My Love, My Love," it is set near the Caribbean Sea and includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story as well as the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." This camp will be from July 27–31 with the performance on Friday, July 31 at 7:00 PM.

All Camps run daily from 9 AM-3 PM. There are plenty of parts for both boys and girls and lots of fun, upbeat, musical numbers at both camps. Each afternoon features an exciting activity or field trip. More details are available on the Registration Forms here, or at the back of the church and in the office.

Youth Mission Trip to Niagara Falls Needs a Chaperone

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. The trip is full but an additional adult chaperone is needed. Please contact Florie Earle or Mary Merkle if you are interested in the adventure of a lifetime! Find out all about the trip details now!

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 meeting June 29, July 6, July 14, July 20, and July 28 from 6:30-8:00 in Classroom 1. Please contact Susan Wines for more details.

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.