St. Andrew's Calendar for the Week Beginning August 20, 2017

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Sun 20th

8am Holy Eucharist

Sunday, August 20, 8:00am9:00am

10am Ecumenical Worship @ St. Andrew's

Sunday, August 20, 10:00am11:00am
Mon 21st

8:45am Silent Contemplative Prayer

Monday, August 21, 8:45am9:10am
Tue 22nd
Wed 23rd

7:30am Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30am8:00am

8:45am Silent Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday, August 23, 8:45am9:10am
Thu 24th

8:45am Silent Contemplative Prayer

Thursday, August 24, 8:45am9:10am
Fri 25th

8:45am Silent Contemplative Prayer

Friday, August 25, 8:45am9:10am
Sat 26th
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Just Visiting?  Welcome!

We know that venturing out to a new church for the first time can be a challenge. Below we have tried to identify and answer most of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) that first time visitors might have. In addition, you may wish to download a copy of St. Andrew’s Welcome Guide. If these don’t answer all your questions, please contact our church office directly. We are eager to welcome you and make your first visit with us a rewarding and comfortable one!

Our church is located at 79 Denton Road in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in the Wellesley Square section near Wellesley College. For worship, enter our main entrance located on Washington Street, and for church business, enter from the Denton Road entrance, and go up the steps. (Note that Denton Road is a U-shaped road, and we are on the western end.) Click here for directions and map.

Sundays at 8am, 10am, and 5pm. Wednesdays at 7:30am. During August, St. Andrew’s parishioners gather with the members of Christ Church United Methodist, Wellesley Hills Congregational Church and Wellesley Congregational Village Church, for joint worship services at 10am. Preachers and locations rotate through the various churches.

Sunday early morning service and Sunday evening service typically are less than an hour in length. Sunday 10am services vary in length from one hour to an hour and 20 minutes, depending on whether communion is served and whether there are special events during the service, such as baptisms or special music. Weekday services last 30-45 minutes and Morning Prayer lasts about 20 minutes.

If you are joining us for church school, arrive at 9:45am. If you are coming to attend for worship only, plan to arrive about 10 minutes before the service starts in order to have time to find a seat and get settled.

St. Andrew’s parking lot is just west of the church on the left side of Washington Street between Denton Road and Cottage Street (traveling west on Washington). Parking is also available on Washington Street. Please observe the posted parking restrictions. The public lot located on the corner of Weston Road and Washington Street is also available on Sunday mornings.

Our church comprises three floors and includes the Wellesley Montessori School. The basement level includes the parish hall, the toddler room, church school classrooms for grades K-2 and various other meeting spaces. The first floor is at street level with Washington Street and includes the main sanctuary, transept chapel, children’s chapel, offices and the Harvey Room (a gathering space). The second floor is reached by the steps near the Harvey Room and includes church school classrooms for grades 3 to 7.

  • Ages 0–2: Childcare is provided at no charge. Some parents keep their babies with them in the service. Location: Childcare is on the basement level.
  • Ages 3–4: Children in this age group attend classes each Sunday from 9:45am to 11:15am. Worship consists of a simple prayer service with lots of singing and storytelling. Location: Classroom
  • Grades K-7: Elementary school children attend grade-level classes starting at 9:45am and join in worship at the time of the Peace on Holy Eucharist Sundays. On All Parish Eucharist Sundays (once a month), these children are in church with their families for the entire worship service. Locations: Grades K-2 are on the basement level. Grades 3-7 are on the second floor.

There is a big range of dress at St. Andrew’s — from suits and dresses to khakis and slacks! Generally, most people attend wearing “business” or “business casual” attire. We care about who you are on the inside, not what you are wearing. Feel free to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in for church.

We offer coffee hour almost every Sunday after the 10am service. The coffee hour takes place in our parish hall downstairs except in the summer when we gather in the front garden. Please don’t be shy — join us! Look for volunteers wearing a name tag who are there to welcome newcomers.

Please fill out the “Welcome” card located in the narthex or speak to a volunteer greeter after the 10am service. The greeters would be happy to speak to you about any questions you may have and can take down your contact information. St. Andrew’s publishes a newsletter, The CALL, emailed to you unless you need it mailed through the USPS, and a weekly email, the e-Pistle, with clergy commentary, information about the week’s activities, and other timely content.

If we haven’t answered all your questions here, please call the church office at 781/235-7310. Office hours are 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Friday. Summer office hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Friday. August hours are 9am to 12pm. Or email us with your questions: kate@standrewswellesley.org.

About Us

Our Church

We are an Episcopal church that celebrates and shares the transforming love of Christ.

Who We Are

Our Mission — What we do
Our Values — What guides us
Statement of Affirmation
Where we live

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Membership

We are a vibrant community of all ages, and we welcome everyone, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.

Interested in Membership?

How do I become a member?
Do I have to be baptized?
These and  other questions answered…

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Diocese

We are 180 congregations in eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the islands.

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

We seek to be Christ’s presence in the world as we answer God’s urgent call together. Join us!

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Vestry

The Vestry functions as the standing committee of the parish, helping the clergy and staff carry out the mission of St. Andrew's Church.

Vestry Members

Each member of the Vestry is responsible for a specific aspect of parish life and usually works with a committee of parishioners to accomplish that task.

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Staff

Our dedicated staff coordinate our administration, our music ministry, and care for our facilities and grounds.

Our Staff Team

Katharine Clark, administrator
Wardie Mannix, music minister
Susan Jackson, christian learning
Amanda Kern,  choir director
Steve Killeen, sexton

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Clergy

Our four clergy members bring tremendous gifts in ministry to their service at St. Andrew's.

Our Clergy Team

The Rev. Adrian Robbins-Cole
The Rev. Margaret K. Schwarzer
The Rev. Catherine (Cat) Healy
The Rev. Karen Vickers Budney

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Worship at St. Andrew’s

Worship Services

The worship of God is at the heart of our shared life at St. Andrew’s Church.  As followers of Christ we come together to hear the Word and celebrate the sacraments as frequently and regularly as possible. Read more

Milestones

As a church community we are committed to one another through all stages of life. For information about Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, Memorial Services, and the Rose Memorial Garden, please read more here

Resources

The worship resources page includes “Preparing for Sunday,” a study of this week’s lectionary readings, the upcoming worship service bulletin, and recordings and transcripts of the past weeks’ sermons. Read more

Music

St. Andrew’s has a long tradition of beautiful vocal and instrumental musical offerings that enhance and deepen the worship experience each Sunday and on the great feasts of the church year. Read more

Christian Learning

Christian Learning is a life-long process that involves the deepening of faith and understanding in every phase of life. As such, the Christian Learning Programs at St. Andrew’s fall into four categories: children, youth, college students, and adults.

Margaret with children

The children and youth of our congregation add to the vibrancy and joy of our community. St. Andrew’s offers a wide range of age-appropriate programming for our families to fit their needs. Programs include: Kids’ Place (childcare, 9:45am until the end of Sunday service), Kindergarten / Elementary Grades (9:45am until brought in to the service at the time of Peace), Holy Communion Preparation (1st and 2nd Grade), Children’s / Youth Choir, Vacation Bible School, Church School Message (weekly email message). Please contact the Rev. Catherine (Cat) Healy or Susan Jackson regarding these programs.

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Youth Service Project

Programs include: Sixth & Seventh Graders: Welcome to Rite-13 (meets 9:45am Sundays, and once a month for an additional weekend evening or Sunday afternoon event), Eighth Graders: Exploring Confirmation at St. Andrew’s (5pm, Sunday Eucharist followed by class, ending 6:30pm), Ninth to Twelfth Grades: High School Youth Group (6pm, bi-weekly on Sunday nights), Youth Acolyte Program (for young adults eighth grade and older).

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Wellesley College

St. Andrew’s College ministry offers a rich combination of bible study, retreats, special trips, and brunches and provides continued pastoral support and “coffee date” ministry. Students are encouraged to take part in St. Andrew’s church activities as participants, volunteers, and spiritual leaders. Right now we have Wellesley women teaching Church School and Confirmation Classes, singing in our Adult Choir, and reading scripture during our Sunday morning services. Please contact the Rev. Margaret Schwarzer if you would like to meet for a coffee, or would like more information about our ministry. A weekly email is sent out to the college students on our list with updates for opportunities and upcoming events; please also contact Margaret if you would like to be added to the college email list.

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Adult Class

Christian education is a foundation of our community at St. Andrew’s. With a wide range of learning experiences offered here, we welcome you to join us. Programs include: Christian Learning Series (9am on most Sundays, September through May), Bible Circle Square (10:30am, 2nd Tuesdays and 7pm on a Wednesday night), Men’s Bible Study (8am, 1st Saturdays), Reading Maven’s Book Club (7pm, 1st Mondays), Men’s Book Club (7:30pm, 1st Wednesdays). Please contact the Reverend Margaret Schwarzer regarding these programs.

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Serving Others

Outreach

Outreach puts our Christian faith into action. Volunteers may come to monthly meetings, sign up for one-time or ongoing commitments or make donations. Read more

Worship Ministries

Several committee, including Ushers, Acolytes, Lay Readers, and the Altar and Flower Guilds, care worship. Please consider where you might be led to serve. Read more

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is offered by the clergy and a Lay Pastoral Care Team. If you have pastoral care concerns you would like to discuss confidentially, please contact us. Read more

Be Involved

Active involvement in our community gives us the opportunity to strengthen our faith and share the bounty of our gifts with others. Get more involved. Read more

Giving