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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Saints Boys Cross-Country Finishes First at Middletown Invitational
Saints Boys Cross-Country Finishes First at Middletown Invitational
Liz Torrey & Jake Myers

Team currently ranked first in the state

St. Andrew's trails hosted the Middletown Invitational cross-country meet on Friday, September 21. Twenty-nine teams from around the state competed in the meet, and more than 1100 spectators came to campus to cheer on the runners.

Saints boys cross-country team took home first place as a team, with five Saints runners placing in the top 13. Blake Hundley '20 took home the gold, crossing the finish line in 16:24. Right behind Hundley was Carson McCoy '19, placing second overall after finishing in 16:40. Tad Scheibe '19 finished fifth with a time of 16:58 while Will Cammerzell '19 and Augie Segger '19 finished 12th and 13th, respectively.

As of September 24, Saints boys cross-country is ranked first in the state among Division II teams. This week, Hundley was nominated for Delaware Athlete of the Week by the Wilmington News-Journal.

Saints girls cross-country place seventh as a team. Charlotte Gehrs '20 led all Saints runners with a strong time of 21:23, which was good enough for 21st place. Sofie Neil '19 came in 31st place while Sarah Bruno '21 and Leandre Pestcoe '19 finished 49th and 51st, respectively.

Go Saints!