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

Progressive Dinner  On November 1st we will gather for appetizers at the Karas' home, dessert at the Downes' and dinner in between. If you are willing to be a "dinner house", please email Nancy Karas. If you are planning to attend, call the church office (203-245-2584) so we can plan how many dinner houses will be needed.
St. Andrew's Ecumenical Healing Service   The next Ecumenical service of healing will be held on November 16, Sunday evening at 6:00pm. Styled after a service of healing frequently held in the Iona Abbey in Scotland, the service will reflect the belief, expressed in the Iona Abbey Worship Book, that "God's purpose for us all is a life of wholeness, as expressed in the life and teaching of Jesus." All members of the shoreline community are invited to attend. Eucharist will not be celebrated and no collection taken. Christians of all denominations will feel comfortable in a very ecumenical liturgy. A detailed description of the event is available.
Holiday Fair  Every year in December the church converts itself into a grand bazaar offering food, gifts, photos with Santa, craft projects for kids, face painting, "attic treasures" and did we say food? This year the Fair will be on December 6. Susan Miller is in charge.
Tag Sale Style 'Furniture Room' at Holiday Fair  A Furniture Room is popping up at the Holiday Fair this year. Items to be sold will include small to mid-sized furniture items such as end tables, coffee tables and chairs; sports and outdoor equipment in usable condition; instruments in playable condition; holiday sweaters/sweatshirts in good condition; and tools that are usable but do not require fuel. If you have any of these items gathering dust, we would appreciate the donation. This is the perfect opportunity to "fall clean!" Items may be brought to Farmer Hall beginning on November 2. If you cannot drop off your items or have any questions about a donation, please contact Laura Downes at (203) 245-1737, Kim Hodgson at (203) 318-8870 or Amy Jamison at (203) 421-3637.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 October 30, Thursday at Noon. Bring a brown bag lunch; drinks provided. We will be talking about the film "Happy." For further information contact John Armstrong.

'Episcopal Way' Classes

Fr. Steve will be facilitating 4 sessions about Episcopal identity, spirituality, authority, polity and history. These sessions will be on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm on the following dates: October 15, 22, 29 and November 19. Please RSVP to Fr. Steve and come join this group to learn more about our Episcopal Church. In addition, once you complete this series you are ready to be received or confirmed by Bishop Douglas on Sunday, December 14th at the 10:15 service.

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.