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

Upcoming Events

Beginning the Search for a Rector

The Rev. Canon Tim Hodapp will be at St. Andrew's on Sunday, May 3, to talk at a 9:30am forum in Farmer Hall about the transition process. He will then celebrate and preach at the 10:15am service. Please come and participate in this conversation and worship celebration.

Vacation Bible School--Searching for a Treasure!

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

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.

Third Annual Cookie Walk

Calling All Bakers! A Third Annual Cookie Walk is being held this year on May 17, in Farmer Hall after both services. We are looking for volunteers to bake for this event--any type of cookie is welcome as long as it looks and tastes good! All of this year's proceeds will go to help defray the costs of our Youth Group Mission Trip to Niagara Falls this summer. If you are able to help, please email Kim Hodgson or phone (203) 318-8870 or Florie Earle (203) 421-0100 or Mary Merkle (203)245-5005. There is also a sign-up sheet in Farmer Hall for bakers and volunteers who are able to help sell cookies on the day of the walk.

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.

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 April 29. The meeting begins at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch. Further information and reading material for the next meeting, contact John Armstrong.

Run/Walk Supports Fund for Children

The Bishop's 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in West Hartford, will raise money for the Bishop's Fund for Children which gives grants to non-profit organizations and ministries in CT. The Fund began 20 years ago as a way to raise awareness of the plight of children at risk in Connecticut and to help underwrite social service programs that aid these children. Since then, $3.2- million in grants have been awarded to 128 different agencies serving children in our urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods. For more information see the Brochure and Course map.