February 16, 2020
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Please join us for worship at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, or 11:00 am

Worship this Sunday
Sunday Services:
8:30 am Eucharist
9:30 am Eucharist
11:00am Eucharist

Readings for 2-16-2020
First Reading:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
Second Reading:
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5:21:37
Church School: NO Classes will be held this Sunday
Coming Up the Rest of the Week
2/17 Mon
2/19 Wed
2/19 Wed

10 a.m.
11 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
Parish Office Closed
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Study Group
SCC Rehearsal
Welcome Visitors
 If you are new to St. Andrew's, please fill out the welcome card in the pew racks and place into the offering plate or return to Rev. Shariya at the end of the service.
Happening Around the Church . . .
Coming up

Mark Your Calendars for 12th Night Revue Potluck & Variety Show! 5:30 PM Potluck and 7 PM Show on Saturday, February 22.     Nevermind that it's not close to the actual 12th Night (you can blame that on the coordinator's mononucleosis...) THE SIXTH ANNUAL 12th Night Revue Potluck & Variety Show is Back! The them of this year's Revue is "Knock Three Times." If your current 3rd-12th grader is interested in performing, email Grant Underwood ( grantmunderwood@gmail.com ) and he'll send you the details.

Attention Scouts! We will celebrate Boy Scout Sunday on  February 23  with a special blessing of our Boy Scouts. We would love for you to wear your uniform and be acknowledged for your commitment to scouts and the community at large. 
Girl Scout Sunday will be celebrated on March 8.

Mission Conference in March.  This year’s annual Mission Conference on Saturday, March 7 will feature keynote speaker Baptist minister Rev. Michael (“Pastor Mike”) Walrond, Senior Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) in Harlem, New York.  Considered a visionary, a cultural architect and “game-changer” by his peers, Pastor Mike will share his story and discuss how mission-shaped work can transform local communities.  In his fifteen years as its leader FCBC has grown from 300 to more than 10,000 members.  The day-long conference will take place at St. Paul’s Church in Riverside. Training (“equipping”) sessions on a host of mission topics will be offered.  You can register on Eventbrite:  

New St. Andrews website coming soon.  The new site is mobile and tablet friendly, easier to maintain, and lower cost. Check out a preview at this temporarily address:   https://saec-madison- ct.faithlifesites.com/
Next  Raise the Roof  build date is Saturday March 28 th . Contact Matt Valentine to sign up. ( matt_valentine@hotmail.com

Joining Jesus – After much discernment, the St. Andrew’s vestry, with input from members of the Endowment, Visioning and Stewardship Committees, has decided the time is right for St. Andrew’s to participate in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut’s Joining Jesus initiative designed to help churches develop financial resources. We are one of fourteen churches participating. Following the recent work done by the Visioning committee, this campaign will allow us to continue to embrace God’s mission here at St. Andrew’s more fully, with the help of professional counsel provided by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. This is an effort in which everyone will be invited to participate in a way that makes sense to them.

Save the date – Regional Confirmations at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am
Youth Percussion for South African Creed for Last Sunday in Epiphany:  On   Sunday, 2/23, we will add a bit of oomph to a South African Creed! There will be percussion instruments and noisemakers for kids to grab on their way into worship. Parents, please help make sure kids are able to make a joyful noise during when we sing A South African Creed. 

Seen around the church
On our prayer list . . .
Joel, Sarah, Sydney, Bailey, Bob, Margaret, Judy, Corey, Paul, Kim, Janet, Florence, Heidi, Rick, Daniel and AJ, Madeline, Lloyd, Stephen, Joe, Orion, Paul, Greg, Johnnie, Karen, Suzanne, William, Sarah, Candace, Rosemary, Andrew, Marvin, Mike, Don and Nancy, Chuck, Dick, Emma, Jay, Susan, Catie, Carol, Ella, Carol, Deborah, Helen, Claudia, Libby, Robin, Charlie, Linda, Sandra, Becky, Lillian, Joe, Heather, Elise, John and Annette, Lucy, Mary Jaye, Linda and Art S-C, Barbara, Rosa, Brinley, Ann S., Marcia, George, Eileen, Richard, Bruce, Steve, Jeanette, Pat, Susan, Martha, Don, Lisa , Bob, Jon, Dave, Helen K., Mary, Leah, Marissa, Isabella, Laura, Tom, Joyce, Len, Laila, Rosemary, Anna, George, Pat, Carol, Lynn, Vic, Sarah, Lynne and Jerry Baron, Mark.
Emma Rodgers
Mike Casey                 
Joe Barber and his family
Ron Gagnon
Emine Gjemnica
Abigail Abbott
Jeff Colburn
Barbara Garneau
Spencer Grimes
Celia Richards
Amy Lawrie
Peter Dodington
Business matters . . .
Annual Report Is OnLine. Our latest Annual Report, distributed at the February 2 Annual Meeting, is online. You can read it here .
STOP and SHOP CARDS. The purchase of Stop & Shop cards provides an additional opportunity, over and above our pledging, to help support St. Andrew's while you buy your groceries. 5% of all card purchases go directly to St. Andrew's when paid for with cash or a personal check. Buy Stop & Shop cards after each service or during the week in the church office. We do accept Visa, Master Card and Discover but then we only net about 2 1/2% for St. Andrew's.