OFFICE HOURS

The office is open September through May on Mondays through Thursdays
9:00am-2:00pm

The office is open June through August on Tuesdays through Thursdays
9:00am-2:00pm

ADDRESS

(207) 563-3533

11 Glidden Street

Newcastle, ME 04543

P.O. Box 234

Newcastle, ME 04553

Email:  stasnew@tidewater.net

 

© 2018 St. Andrew's, Newcastle, Maine

WORSHIP

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Newcastle, Maine welcomes you.

SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday

8.00 AM

Holy Eucharist

Rite 1

 

Sunday

10.00 AM

Holy Eucharist

Rite 2

Wednesday

10.00 AM

Holy Eucharist

Healing Service

BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY
MUSIC

Senior Choir

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.

Children's Choir

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.

LINDA BLANCHARD

Linda has been with St. Andrew’s Church since her marriage to organist Sean Fleming in 1994. She has had a lifelong passion for music, which evolved into a career in church music after an inspirational visit to hear the Choir of Men and Boys at St. Thomas in New York.

 

Linda’s passion now is to help others find joy and inspiration in singing, and she appreciates the opportunity to work with the littlest choristers, as well as the most experienced seniors.

Linda has experienced worship in church from the viewpoint of a chorister since she was five years old, and has served as a choir director in Congregational, Methodist, Catholic and Episcopalian churches before coming to St. Andrew’s and being confirmed as an Episcopalian, herself.

She deeply appreciates the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, and enjoys the responsibility of preparing music to enhance the worship experience of the congregation.

Director of Choirs

SEAN FLEMING

Sean is renowned for his work as organist, pianist, accompanist and music director throughout the United States.

Sean Fleming performs regularly with the Bowdoin Chorus, Coastal Chorale, Down East SingersLincoln Academy Lincolnaires, Lincoln Festival ChorusMaine Friends of Music,St. Cecilia Chamber ChoirSheepscot Valley Chorus, and Tapestry Singers. He is the assistant director of Midcoast Community Chorus, and is the music director for the Hearts Ever Young Chorus. He regularly accompanies many high school and junior high festivals. He has worked with Ann Arbor Camerata, Bowdoin Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Chorus, Colby College ChoraleMaine Pro MusicaOratorio Chorale,Renaissance VoicesUniversity of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan SocietyUniversity of Southern Maine ChoraleUniversity of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, and Vox Nova Chamber Choir.

Sean has directed or accompanied over sixty-five musical theater productions nationwide. Most recently he was the music director and orchestral conductor for “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Godspell”, “Jekyll and Hyde”, “The Legend of Jim Cullen”, and “Sunday in the Park with George” with Heartwood Regional Theater Company, “Shrek”, “Aida”, and “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Waldo Theater, and “The Music Man” with the Watts Hall Community Players.

An organ recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Sean studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindsey, and Gerald McGee. For the past twenty years he has served as organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle.

He was the recipient of a 2009 St. Botolph Club Foundation grant award in recognition of his achievements in music.

Organist

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

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

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

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

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 stasnew@tidewater.net if you would like to explore this ministry