Holy Week Services

Tenebrae Service
7:30pm--Wednesday--April 16

Maundy Thursday--7:30pm--April 17
Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing
Also All Night Vigil (Sign up sheet in Narthex)

Good Friday Service--April 18
12:00 Noon--Traditional Good Friday service
immediately followed by Stations of the Cross led by our teenagers
7:30pm--Music Service

Great Easter Vigil
8:00pm--Saturday--April 19

Easter Day--April 20
6:00am--Sunrise Service
Madison Surf Club (at point/by flagpole)
8:30am and 10:30am--Blended Services
with instrumentalists and choirs

Worship Schedule and Church School

Sunday Morning:

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

Wednesday Morning:

10:00   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

More News

Summertime activities
April Musical notes from Grant
Church School registration forms
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
2012 Blessing of the Animals

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.

Combined Coffee Hour

Even though we have two different service times, we are asking everyone to come together between the services from 9:30am--10:30am to share a common coffee hour. This is one way in which we can work together to help strengthen our community of faith. Whichever service you attend, we hope to see you in Farmer Hall at 9:30am for coffee, food, and fellowship.

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 Thursday, April 24 at 7:00pm. For further information contact John Armstrong.

Get a Family Portrait on Easter

Want a family portrait? You can get one on Easter Morning, at St. Andrew's. Local photographer and parishioner Keira Schwarz will be doing a photo fundraiser for Team Uganda on Easter morning. Photo sessions will be ten minutes long, in the outdoor chapel, and cost $20. All proceeds go towards supporting our four sponsored Ugandan orphans. Contact Keira to sign up for a photo session from 8:30 to 10:30.

Events Scheduled for This Summer

There's a new page on the website listing information about things that are going on this Summer. Just click on the red link "Summertime Activities" in the column at the right. It will keep you posted about all kinds of events as they are announced. Right now there is a notice about this year's summer musicals directed by Joy Weaver with a registration form to fill-out and return. VBS information will be posted soon.

Lenten Series: Being an Episcopalian

We will be offering a six-week adult education series every Sunday from 9:30–10:15am beginning on March 9. The focus of this series is on our Episcopal tradition, history, theology, worship and communal life. The leaders for this program are Art Criddle, Linda Smith Criddle and Michael Greene. Each week's session is a stand alone topic so you do not need to be present every week to participate. We hope you will be able to join us for these exciting conversations!

The Women's Spirituality Book Club

The St. Andrew's Women's Spirituality Book Club meets monthly for soup, salad, and discussion of a book. In April, the meeting will be on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to discuss the book "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt. You can purchase the book on Amazon in hard copy or Kindle. Shop Amazon by clicking on the Bookstore icon at the upper left and St. Andrew's will receive a portion of the sale amount. Please RSVP and for questions, contact Rebecca Rastetter.

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.