St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Centered on God, Focused on Others
Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Congretional Resource Day 2015
Saturday, October 3rd 9:30am - 3:15pm
Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA

Resource Day is designed to give congregations a variety of hands-on tools, practical helps and networking support for joining God's mission in the world.

Bring a team from your congregation for workshops in areas including youth ministry and leadership, communications strategy and social media, financial stewardship, parish life, global mission and more.

Registration is now open; for full workshop descriptions and to register, go to:

Questions may be directed to Amy Cook, Congregational Resources and Training (617-482-4826, ext. 645 or

Coffee Hour Hosts:

9/20   Janet Keane
9/27   Lori Jones
10/4   Carol Scott
10/11 Sue Gagnon
10/18 Sue Coyne
10/25 Lori Jones

Birt hd ays:
Roger Troupe
Steven Geddis
Sue Scopelleti
Jared Shontz
A Word from the Wardens

Can anyone recommend a contractor with experience with gutter replacement including carpentry work? Someone who could repair or replace rotted sills? If you know someone, please contact Gordon O'Reilly at 


November 13th:
  4 - 7 PM
November 14th:
  9 AM - 2 PM
December 5th:
9 AM - 12 NOON
Bishop Bud's Contact Information

Bishop Bud Cederholm is available any time by 
phone, text or email.  
(617) 548-2175

Please feel free to contact him for any reason.  
Ama Beth's
Sabbatical FAQs

Have questions about what is going to happen during Ama Beth's Sabbatical? Want to know who to call while she is away? Check out Ama Beth's helpful Sabbatical guide at the following link: 
Printed copies are available in the Narthex and in the office.


Do you have something to add?

Please send us any notes, calendar items, pictures, etc. that you would like us to include in the newsletter by Tuesday each week.  Email them to: 


Contact Info
Carole Reilly
Parish Administrator
St. Francis Day

" All things bright and beautiful, 
all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, 
the lord God made them all."

Join us on Sunday, October 4th at 10:00 AM for the Blessing of the Animals celebrating the feast day of St. Francis.  Bring your pet, a picture of your pet, or your favorite stuffed animal to be part of this special day. (All pets should be on a leash or in a carrier, please!)

 We will collect dog and cat food, kitty litter, and any pet supplies  to distribute to our friends in elderly housing who often must choose between eating or feeding their own pets. Why not help an elder keep their pets in healthy condition?  The items we collect will be distributed by Susannah Leslie and her civic group Altrusa . Please be generous in helping our Seniors and their pets.    
       MUSICAL NOTES     

Adult Choir:  The Adult Choir will begin the 2015-16 season this Sunday, September 20th . There will be a rehearsal at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary and then they will sing at the 10:00 AM service.  All are welcome!
Do you have questions about 
the Episcopal Church? 
Whether you're a lifelong Episcopalian or new to the Episcopal Church, you may have questions about our worship, customs, beliefs -- or just about anything else. Email Deacon Liz if you're interested in forming a group to find out more. We'll establish dates, times, and topics to meet the needs of the group.
Confirmation Class

All 9th graders are invited to prepare for confirmation next May. The first meeting will be this  Sunday, September 20th at 4:30 PM
in the Rector's office. A parent should come with each student for this brief informational and planning meeting. Please notify both the office and Deacon Liz if you are planning to be there, or if you plan to participate but are not able to be at the first meeting. In confirmation class, we learn together and also have fun!

St. Andrew's Calendar

September 19th:
9:00 AM-1:00 PM Vestry
Off-Site Retreat 

9:00-10:00 AM Galway
Irish Dancers 
September 20th:
8:00 AM Service
Rev. Claude
9:00 AM Adult Choir

10:00 AM Service &
Sunday School 

4:30 PM Confirmation
Class Meeting 
September 21st:
6:30 PM Hanover Chorus
September 25th:
6:00 PM Girl Scouts
September 26th:
9:00-10:00 AM Galway
Irish Dancers
September 27th:
8:00 AM Service
Bishop Bud
10:00 AM Service & Sunday School
September 28th:
6:30 PM Hanover Chorus
October 3rd:
Diocesan Resource Day @ Bentley University

9:00-10:00 AM Galway Irish Dancers
October 4th:
8:00 AM Service
Bishop Bud
10:00 AM Blessing of the Animals