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St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church

Weekly worship service schedule

 

Sundays
Holy Eucharist
8.30 a.m. & 10.30 a.m.
Church School at 10.30 a.m.
 
Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist
6.00 p.m.
(Summer)
 

HOLY DAYS and EVENSONGS AS ANNOUNCED

 

BAPTISMS
The clergy are happy to schedule baptisms, which normally occur on Sunday mornings at the 10.30 liturgy.  Conversation with parents and other sponsors about the meaning of the sacrament and about the promises made in the Baptismal Covenant is expected, as is a commitment to the life and ministries of St Andrew’s, or an attested commitment to the life and ministries of another parish of the Episcopal Church.  Baptisms do not usually occur during the season of Lent.

 

WEDDINGS and BLESSINGS of MARRIAGES
Weddings and Blessings of Marriages are normally for couples who are members of the parish or who have recently made a commitment to it.  On some occasions, the clergy may officiate on behalf of another Episcopal parish at the request of a priest there.  Conversations with a member of the clergy about Christian marriage is a part of the preparations for weddings.
 
In the summer of 2012, the Bishop of Connecticut gave his clergy permission to officiate at marriages of same-sex couples, beginning in Advent, and the clergy at St Andrew’s are most willing to meet with same-sex couples in order to plan such services.  As with the blessings of the marriages of heterosexual couples, a commitment to St Andrew’s Parish or to another Episcopal parish is expected, as are conversations with a member of the clergy about Christian marriage.
 
Marriage services may not occur on Sundays, nor are they normally scheduled during Lent.

 

FUNERALS and MEMORIAL SERVICES
Bereaved family or friends may schedule funerals and memorial services with members of the clergy staff, and no prior commitment to the parish is necessary.  The services will be according to the Book of Common Prayer, and the only set fees are a negotiable donation to the parish and the fee established by the organist if music is expected.  Funerals and memorial services may occur, Monday – Saturday, at any time of the year.