A Church Worth Finding

Welcome to Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church —  a church worth finding — in Bloomfield, Connecticut, near West Hartford, Simsbury, Windsor and Granby.  And, welcome to our new web site! We hope you enjoy it.

Garden Dedication

******  EASTER IS THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 5   ******

Following the 10 a.m. Easter service there will be an Easter egg hunt for children 10 and younger. Don't miss the fun!

Following the 10 a.m. Easter service there will be an Easter egg hunt for children 10 and younger. Don’t miss the fun!

HOLY WEEK 2015 EVENTS

Monday, March 30,  7 p.m.                                       Quiet Eucharist

Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m.                                         Stations of the Cross & Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday,  April 2,  6 p.m.                         Pot Luck Supper;

                                                    7 p.m.                          Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar

                                                    8 p.m.                          Overnight Vigil begins

Good Friday,  April 3,  2 p.m.                                    Prayer Service

EASTER SUNDAY,  April 5,  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.       Holy Eucharist with full choir and instruments

                                             after 10 a.m. service        Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

The Labyrinth is now available for walking, prayer, and meditation.  Feel free to visit it in the Parish Hall any time of day or night through Friday, April 3.

Regular Schedule (September- May):

Worship at 8 & 10 a.m.
Music & full choir at 10 a.m.
Childcare at 9.15 a.m
1st Sunday – Family Sunday
2nd & 3rd Sundays – Church School at 9.45 a.m.
4th Sunday – Children serve

Here at Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

P1360705. . . you will find a 207 year old building filled with 21st century people who are passionate about bringing Jesus’ message of compassion, forgiveness, inclusion, justice and love to the world.

On Sundays, you will share in the Holy Eucharist, hear a really good sermon, and participate in making uncommonly good music.

You will notice our recent enhancements, including updated handicap accessibility. You are invited to discover an Episcopal Church family of compassionate spiritualists where there is attentive pastoral care, adult education seminars that explore faith and questions of faith in an ever changing world, a loving and caring church school, outreach initiatives at home and around the world, and genuine fellowship.

Come join like-minded people who care about children and seniors, who welcome provocative ideas, and who often prayerfully walk a labyrinth as a way of finding the peace of God that passes all understanding.

A Favorite Old St. Andrew’s Blessing!

Life is short
and we do not have too much time
to gladden the hearts of those who travel
the Way with us.
So, be swift to love,
and make haste to be kind.

Creator God, grant us your blessing,
through him in whom we live and move and have our being,
and fill us with your peace through the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

(This prayer was given to me by Marcus Borg and is
adapted from a poem by the French priest Henri Amiel,
in 1868. I wrote the blessing. The Rev’d Erl G. Purnell)