Happening in the Week Ahead
Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday
10:00 am"Worship from Afar"
 We will be holding a virtual gathering for worship on Sunday. We will use the "Zoom" platform which supports participation via computer, tablet or smartphone. Details are available here
Tuesday, April 7
 7:00 pmCompline
 Join Shariya to pray night prayers drawn from the monastic tradition. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/9324235361
Wednesday, April 8
 7:00 pmTaize-Tenebrae Service
 We will hold an online Tenebrae service--prayer and scripture chosen to remind us of the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of Jesus' passion. Taize music will punctuate the service, which offers time for reflection during these stressful times. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/653609586
Thursday, April 9: Maundy Thursday
12:00 pmOur Bishops, the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas and the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, will share prayer and reflections from 12 Noon- 12:30pm. Watch on ECCT Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ctepiscopal/ or Facebook
 7:00 pmHoly Eucharist with Stripping of the Altar
 Join others from St. Andrew's and Episcopalians from all around the United States for a webcast of the service at the National Cathedral at https://cathedral.org/lent/
Friday, April 10: Good Friday
12:00 pmWebcast of the service at the National Cathedral at https://cathedral.org/lent/
12:00 pmOr gather with others in ECCT to pray Stations of the Cross. Watch on ECCT Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ctepiscopal/ or Facebook
Sunday, April 12: Easter
10:00amJourney virtually to the Easter service at our own cathedral in Hartford with our bishops. Watch on ECCT Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ctepiscopal/ or Facebook
12:15 pmWebcast of the Easter service at the National Cathedral at https://cathedral.org/lent/

Meet St. Andrew's Rector

Rev. Shariya Molegoda

The Rev. Shariya Molegoda joined St. Andrew's in the fall of 2016 as its fulltime, permanent rector. Shariya grew up in Sri Lanka, the large island country off the southeast coast of India, once known as Ceylon. But she has lived in the United States for many years. Before coming to St. Andrew's she was rector of a church in Missouri.

You can read more about her here.

Youth matters at St. Andrew's!

Church School Registration Forms

Registration forms are available here for church school and nursery care. Release and permission forms for our middle and high shcool youth groups are available here. Please download the number of forms you need. Hard copies of the forms also are available outside the church school office. Leave all completed forms in the folder holder outside the office. Thanks very much!

Join the Welcoming Team

We want to resume the practice of providing a personal "welcome" to everyone attending Sunday services. Vestry members have offered to serve as Welcomers, but additional help is needed. Volunteers will not be asked to serve more than once a month. The job calls for a Welcomer to be in the narthex before the start of each service, greet worshipers, and pass out name tags. An important part of this ministry is meeting newcomers and helping them feel comfortable. Additional assistance might include directing parents and children to Sunday School classes, an invitation to coffee hour, pointing out the rest rooms, or explaining elevator operation. Anyone interested in joining the Welcoming Team should contact Kristen Garnett, Anastasia King or Jane Kraus who are organizing this this ministry.

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Make a Little Extra to Share

The St. Andrew's Loaves and Fishes ministry provides meals to parishioners in times of illness, loss of a loved one, or welcoming a newborn--to name a few. Please consider preparing a meal; they can be simple and you can choose a time that is mutually agreeable for you and the recipient. If you are not much for cooking but available to drive, we can pair you with a cooking buddy just like a good wine. It's easy and it's meaningful--please get involved! For more information, phone Brenda Naegel at 203 887-7640 or send an e-mail.