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Also see below for events in the wider community.
Wednesday, December 13
Deadline for requesting Christmas memorial flowers 
Contact Kathy Loveland at 781-631-7394. Make checks (any amount) payable to St. Andrew's Altar Guild.  

Chimes deadline
Saturday, December 16, 8 p.m.
Saturday Night in Marblehead presents Appalachian signer and songwriter Deborah Silverstein, acc ompanied by the Band of Erics. Parish Hall. $15, payable at the door.  
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Serviceschristmas

Image and illustration composition Christmas Nativity scene for card or background with gold text
December 24 Services 
4th Sunday of Advent
8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Christmas Eve 
3 p.m. Pageant
5:30 and 11 p.m. Holy Eucharist
(with music 15 minutes before service)                                                                        
Christmas Day Service
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist 
Community Events of Interest community
Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Messiah Sing at Old North Church (Marblehead) 
Free, with free-will offering to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. ALL singers & listeners are welcome! If you have a copy of the score, please bring it; there are a few scores available.

Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m.
The Essex Harmony "Yuletide at 10 North" Concert   
Tom Jacobs is one of the performers in this a cappella group, which is performing at the home of John Archer, 10 North St., Danvers. $20 at the door (space limited).
Read about upcoming events offered through St. Andrew's about the Town!


This year's stewardship campaign is underway. Please prayerfully consider your contribution toward the life and ministries of St. Andrew's.  

For a pledge card, go to our website,,   or you may call the church office.
Vestry Nominations are now being accepted. If you're interested, please speak with a vestry member or Clyde.
The Century Committee continues to research needs of the church as we begin planning for 2024, when we'll celebrate 100 years of St. Andrew's. We'll present an interim report at the annual meeting on January 28, and there will be opportunities for parish input after that, before plans are finalized. For more information, contact one of our co-chairs, Peg Howard or Charlie Milner.
Opportunities for Giving   
The Giving Tree
If you took an ornament, please return the unwrapped gift in a gift bag to the tree in the Parish Hall by  December 17 for Plummer Youth Promise.
Lotions and Potions 
Place small containers of shampoo, toothpaste, etc. in the basket in the Guild Room. They'll be donated to Lifebridge, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), My Brother's Table, the Inn Between, Inn Transition, and other local nonprofits.
Food Pantry                                                    
Bring nonperishable foods to the basket outside the Parish Hall. Foods go to the Marblehead Food Pantry and Lifebridge. 
To discover additional ways to volunteer and participate at St. Andrew's, see
Save the Dates

Sunday, January 28: Annual Meeting, after 10 a.m. service
Saturday, April 7: Auction
Saturday, May 5: Rummage Sale

Weekly at St. Andrew's
Junior Choir rehearsal, 4-4:45 p.m. Bring a friend!
Bible Study, 9:15 a.m. Newcomers welcome! Contac Margaret Eckman. 
Choir rehearsal, 7:30-9 p.m.
Eucharist, noon
Open Way Community Sangha, 8-9 a.m. Peer-led meditation.
Please arrive ten minutes beforehand. Share tea and coffee afterwards.
Monthly at St. Andrew's
Children's sermon
Third Sunday at 10 a.m. service during the school year 
Healing Service
Usually third Sunday after 10 a.m. service or by appointment
Third Monday, 7 p.m.  
My Brother's Table
Serve the first Tuesday; contact Tim Parker, 781-631-5335
Meditation and Poetry
Third Friday. An independent group for all faith traditions. Come to either or both segments: Silent meditation in the Zen tradition, 12:30-1 p.m.;
tea and poetry, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Poetry Saturdays
Fourth Saturday, 7 p.m.

In the Cloister Gallery
Watercolors by Susan Burgess and Elaine Abrams through January 11

to our choir; Choir Director Mary Jodice;
and guest organist Brink Bush,
for last Sunday's Service of Advent Lessons and Carols.
Thanks also for all who helped with the reception.

to JIm Santoro for leading a successful Toy Sale
and to all the "elves" who assisted.

to all who contributed to St. Nicholas Night:
leaders Nat Wysor, Deanna Karwowski, and Claire Wahl, along with 
 Clyde, Mary, Shauna, the young adults in the skit, singers of all ages, and those who decorated, brought food, set up, and cleaned up.
Here are a few photos of St. Nick's Night.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas songs in the Parish Hall

Singers under the altar

St. Nick


wide view of church

Wyman Memorial Church of St. Andrew
The Reverend C. Clyde Elledge, Rector
135 Lafayette Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
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Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
and by appointment

Cloister Gallery hours
(subject to occasional change due to church events)
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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