Happening this Week
Tuesday, March 20
7:00 pmVestry Meeting
Wednesday, March 21
10:00 amRite I Eucharist with healing prayer
11:00 amDiscussion of A Journey with Luke
Sunday, March 25: Palm Sunday
The Rev. Shariya Molegoda will lead worship and preach.
8:30 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II. Contemplative spoken service
9:30 amHoly Eucharist. Family-style worship with choir and music from our contemporary music book
10:15 amChurch school
11:00 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II. Traditional service with organ music
Holy Week Service Schedule
Palm Sunday, March 25
  8:30 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II
  9:30 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II, Spirit & Chancel Choir
11:00 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II
Tenebrae, Wednesday, March 28
  7:00 pmTenebrae Service with Taize music. During this service of Shadows and Light scripture is read, and at the end of each passage a candle is extinguished until the sanctuary is left in complete darkness. Taize music punctuates each reading of Scripture.
Holy Thursday, March 29
  7:00 pmMaundy Thursday service. We remember Jesus' command of love and service with the washing of feet followed by Holy Eucharist. Following the service the altar is stripped bare, and an all-night vigil begins until 7 am Friday morning.
Good Friday, March 30
  NoonGood Friday Service (no Eucharist)
  7:00 pmGood Friday Service (no Eucharist)
Holy Saturday, March 31
  7:00 pmIn our Memorial Garden we will celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world by kindling a “new fire” and using it to light the Paschal Candle.
Easter Sunday, April 1
  6:00 amSunrise Service at the Surf Club
  8:00 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II
10:00 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II, Spirit & Chancel Choir
11:15 amEaster Egg Hunt

Meet St. Andrew's Rector

Rev. Shariya Molegoda

The Rev. Shariya Molegoda joined St. Andrew's last fall as its fulltime, permanent rector. Shariya grew up in Sri Lanka, the large island country off the southeast coast of India, once known as Ceylon. But she has lived in the United States for many years. Before coming to St. Andrew's she was rector of a church in Missouri.

You can read more about her here.

Youth matters at St. Andrew's!

Church School Registration Forms

Registration forms are available for church school and also for middle & high school youth groups. Please download the number of forms you need. Hard copies of the forms also are available outside the church school office. Leave all completed forms in the folder holder outside the office. Thanks very much!

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, Anastasia King or Jane Kraus who are organizing this this ministry.

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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.

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.