Lectionary

Lectionary

A Lectionary is a table of readings from Scripture, appointed to be read at public worship. The association of particular texts with specific days began in the 4th century. The Lectionary [1969, revised 1981] was developed by the Roman Catholic Church...
Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

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Altar Guild

Altar Guild

“The church cannot function at its best to the Glory of God without a loyal, devoted, loving Altar Guild.  These loving servants, in their essential ministry, are truly servants of the servants of God.” In general terms, the duty of the Altar Guil...
Flower Guild

Flower Guild

It has been a tradition at St. Andrew’s to have flowers on either side of the altar throughout the year except during Lent.  The weekly flowers are sponsored by parishioners who would like to remember or give thanksgiving for loved ones.  Every effort is ...
Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

A Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister should normally act under the direction of a Deacon, if any, or otherwise, the Member of the Clergy or...
Lectors

Lectors

   Lectors are lay members of the congregation who are asked to read lessons from the church lectern.  Some training is required and lectors are scheduled to read at least one Sunday per month.  They may also be called upon to lead the Prayers of the...
Ushers

Ushers

Ushers welcome parishioners, newcomers and visitors alike as they arrive at church, hand out bulletins, offer help in finding a seat. During the service, they count and record the number of people present, bring up the elements, take up the collection,...
Liturgy

Liturgy

We Pray . . . he is able for all time to save those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 Above all else, St. Andrew’s is a community of prayer. Prayer is the undergirding of all t...
Music

Music

Youth Choir St. Andrew’s has a fledgling youth choir directed by Linda Blanchard. All children are welcome. The choir sings at special services throughout the year. Contact Linda Blanchard if your child w...
Special Services

Special Services

Learn about planning a baptism, wedding, or funeral at St. Andrew's. About Us Frances Perkins Frances' Perkins' summer parish was St. Andrew's Church. Though born in Boston in 1880, Frances Perkins was strongly connected to Newcastle...
Baptisms

Baptisms

Preparing for Baptism Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is the rite through which one becomes a part of the Community o...
Weddings

Weddings

Planning a Wedding The union of two people in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God’s will, to nurture their children in the knowledge a...
Funerals

Funerals

Planning a Funeral The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised. The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that...