St. Andrew’s provides various worship opportunities, allowing parishioners and guests to worship as they feel called. We blend a traditional liturgical approach with a comfortable and welcoming environment. While all of our worship services are interactive, individuals are invited to participate as they are comfortable.
Holy Eucharist: Rite One
8:30 AM - Traditional and contemplative
9:30 AM - Programs for children, youth and adults
9:15 AM to Noon
Nursery care is available for children, from infancy through 3 years old. Located to the right of the church's main entrance at the far end of the Oak Table Room, the nursery is staffed by experienced caregivers who have been trained in Safeguarding God's Children and the Montessori infant/toddler environment. Along with age appropriate classroom materials, we provide Seasons of the Spirit Bible stories and activities for toddlers.
Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
10:30 AM - Joyous and musical
Children are invited forward for a “child-friendly” sermon on most Sundays. Then, children are invited to follow the cross to the Chapel of the Good Shepherd for an age-appropriate discussion of the scripture, recitation of the Apostle’s Creed, Prayers of the People, and Confession before returning to the sanctuary at the exchange of the peace. Participation in Children’s Chapel is completely voluntary, and parents are welcome to accompany their child if they wish. There is no expectation that all children should leave for the sermon and prayers, it is simply an option for those parents and children who feel it is more appropriate for their child to take part in this “preparation for worship.”
Rhythms of Grace
2 PM - An ecumenical worship experience designed for families who wish to worship together in a relaxed atmosphere of acceptance. For children and young adults who have difficulty in a traditional worship setting, this service is accepting of all behavioral and developmental differences. We follow the traditional order of service – gathering, hearing God’s word, response to the story, sharing the Eucharist and going forth in peace. There is no need to call in advance, but if you have a particular need or any questions, please contact Lisa Puccio, Coordinator for Special Needs Worship.
4 PM on the second Sunday of each month.
Evensong is an approximately 40-minute service that uses song and liturgy to invite us into peace and reflection through the beauty of music. Sung primarily by the choir, Evensong makes little demand upon the congregation and instead folds them into the variety and richness of God’s creation and human experience as expressed through music. A reception will be held immediately following the service.
Advent & Christmas
Each year, we celebrate Christmas with special services for families on Christmas Eve. Later, our candlelight Eucharist is both spiritually moving and musically uplifting. Our Christmas day, Eucharist is joyful and relaxed as we celebrate Christ's birth.
Lent & Holy Week
St. Andrew’s also observes Lent and Holy Week with somber and celebratory worship. Beginning with two services on Ash Wednesday, the parish gathers weekly during Lent for centering mid-week programs. Holy Week is marked by services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (Stations of the Cross and Liturgy). Our Easter Sunday services, including a sunrise vigil, are beautiful and joyous as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection.
Communion To Go
If you are unable to get to church because of health or mobility issues and would like to share Eucharist with your parish family, we offer Lay Eucharistic Visitors who are trained and ready to visit and bring our Holy Banquet to you. Contact our Parish Administrator to schedule a visit.