Our Chapel Program Wants to Hear from You!
Liz Torrey


Dear Students & Parents,

St. Andrew's Chapel program welcomes you! The Chapel plays a central role in the communal life of our School. Before you arrive on campus, the Chapel team begins to plan our programming for the upcoming year as well as to pray for the time we will spend together. This fall we are committed to bringing a diverse array of speakers and preachers to complement our usual line-up of faculty and staff presenters. As usual, the services will be student-led and will occasionally feature a student speaker. Our Sunday morning Eucharist services promise enriching worship as well as uplifting sacred music. Our Chapel services are central to the fostering of our community, and we hope that you will consider ways that you might become involved in our Chapel program. Since our services require the teamwork of students, faculty, and staff, there are a number of opportunities for you to offer your time and talents to endow our services with vitality and meaning. Please consider the following list of ways to be involved in our Chapel program:  

  • Acolytes—provide assistance for Wednesday and Sunday services, light candles, join the procession into the Chapel carrying the cross, torches, Gospel book, and St. Andrew's banner
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers—seniors who serve as chalice bearers on Sunday morning
  • Lay Readers—responsible for reading lessons, psalms, or prayers during worship
  • Sacristans—set up for services and clean up afterwards
  • Singing in the Choir
  • Ushers—assist with seating, decorum, and handing out service materials

As your Chaplain, I am eager to meet the specific religious needs of each student. If you would take a moment to fill our Chapel Info Request Form, that will help us to serve you better. Please note that providing this information is completely voluntary.

I look forward to hearing from you and cannot wait to see you in September! If you have any questions about our Chapel program, please do not hesitate to contact me at jhutchinson@standrews-de.org, or by replying to this email.

The Rev. Jay Hutchinson

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Adrian Watts '20 Recognized as One of Top Football Players in Delaware
Adrian Watts '20 Recognized as One of Top Football Players in Delaware
Jake Myers and Liz Torrey

Adrian Watts '20 has been recognized as one of the top 75 football players in the state of Delaware. After speaking with high school coaches and reviewing the 2017 All-Conference and All-State teams, Wilmington News-Journal sports reporter Brad Myers ranked the top 75 high school football players in the State of Delaware. Adrian Watts '20, the do-it-all playmaker for St. Andrew's, found himself listed at number 37. Watts, a two-year starter at wide receiver and outside linebacker from Dover, Delaware had an impressive 2017 campaign as he recorded 22 catches for 214 yards and two touchdowns at his receiver position. On defense, Watts added 67 tackles, ten tackles for loss, and four sacks. For his efforts, Watts was recognized with 2017 First Team All-Conference honors at wide receiver and All-Conference Honorable Mention at linebacker.

In his first two games of the 2018 season, Watts has performed impressively. Against Seaford High School on September 21, Watts had a huge day for the Saints, leading them on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. On offense he threw for 166 yards and one touchdown, while also carrying the ball 11 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns; defensively he led the team with 15 tackles. Against Red Lion Christian Academy on September 13, Watts led the Saints' offensive attack by hauling in four passes for 167 yards and a touchdown, and also had nine tackles and two tackles for a loss on defense.

Myers also listed captains Ryan Godfrey '19 and Theo Jaffe '19 as "Players to Watch" for the Saints. Godfrey, a First Team All-Conference linebacker in 2017, paced the team with 78 tackles, five fumble recoveries, and scored three touchdowns. Jaffe also excelled on defense in 2017, receiving First Team All-Conference accolades at defensive back for tallying 70 tackles, 15 of which came behind the line of scrimmage.

The Saints' next game takes place this Friday at home against the George School; kickoff is at 4:00 p.m.