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

Advent Adult Forums  During Advent we will be focusing three evening sessions on prayer. We will be meeting on three consecutive Wednesdays, December 3rd, 10th and 17th. We will present three different styles of prayer: a Taize service with easy meditative singing and readings, another session on Centering prayer and one on praying with scripture or the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. A light supper of soup and salad will be served at 6:30 each Wednesday and then our study and experience of prayer will be from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. There will be a sign up sheet in Farmer Hall for anyone who would like to bring some food to share.

Christmas Pagent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Services Schedules

This year we have decided to move the Christmas pageant from December 24 to Sunday, December 21 during the 10:15 service. This change has come about after much discussion. We realize that Christmas Eve is a very busy time for families so we decided to simplify this holy day. Laura Miller has graciously agreed to coordinate the pageant and is seeking some adult volunteers, so please contact her if you are able to assist. There will be one parent-coordination meeting on Tuesday, December 2 from 5:30 to 6:25 pm and only one rehearsal for the kids on Saturday, December 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
   In addition, we decided to combine the 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm Christmas Eve services into one liturgy at 5:00 pm. We will involve children, and there will be an inter-generational music ensemble. Of course we will be singing our familiar Christmas hymns. A later service begins at 10:30 pm with festive music, and the liturgy of the word starts at 11:00 pm. There will be a Christmas morning service at 10:00 am.

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.

'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 discussing "Purposeful Destiny" by Joan Hoey on January 6 from 6:30-8 in Classroom 1. Please RSVP to Rebecca Rastetter and let her 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.

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 will be scheduled for January 2015. Meeting date, time, and topic will be announced soon. For further information contact John Armstrong.