St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Newcastle, Maine welcomes you.
BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY
The St. Andrew’s Senior Choir has a regular membership of about twenty singers, and regularly provides music for the 10:00 a.m. service, as well as for special services such as Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas, Holy Week services, Easter, and occasional Evensong services.
St. Andrew's has a fledgling Junior Choir directed by Linda Blanchard. All children are welcome. The choir sings at special services throughout the year. Contact Linda Blanchard if your child would like to join.
Eucharistic Ministers are trained by the priest and licensed by the Bishop to administer the Consecrated Elements at celebrations of Holy Eucharist. We are always eager to expand our ranks.
Altar Guild members prepare all things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist or any of the other sacraments and offices of the church. This includes the changing and cleaning of linens, as needed; making sure the sacristy is stocked with bread, wine and other necessities; and the candles are full for each service. This is all done under the direction of the Rector or Priest-in-Charge. In a word, the Altar Guild makes worship possible for all of us.
We meet as a group twice a year, before Christmas and Easter, to clean and polish everything in the chancel, including all the vessels used for services. We are very grateful for all of the devoted members in our guild. We welcome new members. Anyone interested in joining the Altar Guild please contact Pam Nichols at the church office at 563-3533.
Lectors read the appointed scriptures at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist and at other worship services. Intercessors lead the Prayers of the People at celebrations of Holy Eucharist. Both lectors and intercessors receive training.
Ushers greet worshipers as they arrive at church, hand out bulletins, offer assistance to a seat if necessary, take up the collection, and assist people as they go forward for communion. Contact the church office at 563-3533 or if you would like to explore this ministry