Summer Schedule—June 21 to September 6
One eucharistic service at 9:00am
Worship Schedule and Church School
|8:00 - 9:00|| Traditional service|
|9:30 - 10:30|| Contemporary Service|
|10:15 - 11:00|| Church School|
Coffee hour follows each service
|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.
Join the Welcoming Team
We want to resume the practice of providing a personal "welcome" to everyone attending Sunday services. Vestry members have offered to serve as Welcomers, but additional help is needed. Volunteers will not be asked to serve more than once a month. The job calls for a Welcomer to be in the narthex before the start of each service, greet worshipers, and pass out name tags. An important part of this ministry is meeting newcomers and helping them feel comfortable. Additional assistance might include directing parents and children to Sunday School classes, an invitation to coffee hour, pointing out the rest rooms, or explaining elevator operation. Anyone interested in joining the Welcoming Team should contact Kristen Garnett or Colleen McHugh who are organizing this this ministry.
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
Adult Education Program
Will Start Again in September
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
In August, the Book Group will be discussing "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr on August 10 from 6:30-8:00 in Classroom 1. Please RSVP by August 9 and let Rebecca Rastetter 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.
Memorial Garden Renovated
The Memorial Garden of the Resurrection underwent a complete rejuvenation thanks to donations from parishioners and other friends of St. Andrew's. Plantings of hydrangeas, cypress, mountain laurel, leucothoe, japonica, and rhododendrons added to the renewal. Summer Hill Nurseries, M & M Landscaping, and the Memorial Garden Committee—great job!