WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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USHERS, LECTORS, COFFEE HOUR HELPERS NEEDED!  Now that summer’s here, we REALLY NEED YOU TO SIGN UP to help, once in while, to:  usher at either service (it’s easy and fun); read a lesson (it’s totally cool); or host coffee hour (super rewarding!).  PLEASE SIGN UP on the list in the Parish Hall, or see the boss (that’d be HEATHER ANNE SLAYTON!).

 

LAY LEADERS ARE TOTALLY AWESOME!    PLEASE BECOME A TOTALLY AWESOME PERSON!  Yes, we could use some new lay leaders—even if for the summer months only.  Wanna know what lay leaders do?  They read the psalm and a reading, bear the chalice, and generally help Father Chip (and Cynthia Hubbard) up around the altar.  Fantastic stuff!  Please speak with Father Chip or Heather Anne if you would like to sign up to become a totally awesome person.  AND FOR YOU TOTALLY AWESOME PERSONS OUT THERE:  please sign up for the summer coverage ASAP.  Many thanks, ye disciples!

 

NEW “WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?” CLASS FORMING!  New(ish) to the Episcopal Church?  Never been confirmed?  Baptized?  Wanna know (or remember) the basics of our Christian faith?  Our Episcopal tradition and flavor?  SIGN UP TODAY to participate in our FOUR SESSION CLASS that gets you up to speed on why we do what it is we do—and so joyfully!  And—for those who would like to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church (highly recommended by Padre Chip), you might be excited to take a road trip to our Cathedral in Boston on October 20 to do this right (and joyfully)!  Open to anyone 13 and older…

 

PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM!  This is the second year we’ll be providing lunches to kids that are on the Free or Reduced Lunch Program at schools and, because of Summer vacation, frequently go without.We are looking for volunteers who will help provide lunch at the Edgartown Boys and Girls Club, from July 9th until August 17th. We need two volunteers from Monday through Friday, 11:15-12:15. We have had some folks sign on and we have Federated Church participating in July. We need more help in filling the slots so we hope that others will join us.  Please contact Mardi Moran 508-696-8977, mardi.moran@gmail.com, 617-291-7711 or Susan Pratt at 505-670-7985 [text] or soozharlin@aol.com.

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP FEED OUR ISLAND CHILDREN AND OUR UNHOUSED FRIENDS:

  • Once a week – transport bags from Our Lady Star of the Sea (“OLSS”) to the MV High School;
  • Once every two weeks -  assist with trip to Boston Food Bank to pick up supplies for the island (transportation and driver provided);
  • Once every two weeks—unload off-island supplies from the van into OLSS (semi-heavy lifting);
  • Wednesdays 9:00 am to Noon—help with laundry in the St Andrew’s Parish House basement

Anyone interested to help with any or all of these opportunities should contact Mardi Moran at 508-696-8977 or Les Holcomb at 774-563-8557.

 

CENTERING PRAYER is an easy technique to learn and can be a real-life changer just by practicing for a few minutes each day, or when you can—TRY IT OUT!  Our Centering Prayer group meets between worship services Sundays at 9:15 am across the street in the Parish House until July.  For the summer, the group will move to every Tuesday at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm.  Looking for a way to introduce balance, health, wholeness and meaning to your life?  This could just be your ticket…

 

”DIRTY GOSPEL SUNDAYS”(featuring Workman Song and Sean McMahon) continues weekly on Sundays at the Ritz in OB and goes from 7 – 9pm.  Come hear classic gospel songs and spirituals, with some pop “convertibles” about life and love—in a fun and informal setting!

 

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The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

 

Our Vestry:             

Wardens:  Carl Malmquist and Jessica Buckley

Treasurer:  Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk: Pam Monterosso

Members at Large: Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Leon Brathwaite, Chris Buchholz, Michael Balay and Harrison Kisiel