"Sing to the Lord a new song ;sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary"
Psalm 96: 1-6
Sundays: 10 AM & 6 PM
What to Expect
The worship of God in the beauty of holiness is at the center of our communal life at St. Andrew's. Each day, people of faith step into this holy space and onto this holy ground to pray and to worship the mystery of God. We do this primarily through the act of offering Holy Eucharist, or, as we call it at St. Andrew's, “Mass.” This celebration of the gift of Christ’s body and blood to sustain and grow the Church – both individually and collectively – is the primary act of worship in the Episcopal Church and at St. Andrew's. It is what shapes and feeds us in our life as a group of faithful disciples of Jesus of Nazareth – as the Body of Christ in the world.
The worship at St. Andrews is many things – it is beautiful, intentional, ancient, timely, formal, approachable, humble, and inclusive. Our liturgical language is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, the common source for worship for the entire Episcopal Church. Our actions are highly ceremonial; they engage the whole body and help us to orient ourselves rightly in the presence of the living God. In our worship, all of our senses are involved as we bow and genuflect, gaze up to the striking presentation of our Risen Lord, taste the bread and the wine on our tongues, and hear the sounds of our common prayer and the exquisite music which helps to lift our hearts in prayer. Our worship is truly incarnational, employing our whole selves – soul, mind, heart, and body – to the greater glory of God.
You are always welcome to join us for worship at St. Andrew's. If our liturgy is new to you, we invite you to follow along with the suggested congregational actions in our worship leaflets (sitting, kneeling, standing), ask for help if you need it, and participate to the extent you feel comfortable. It won’t take long for the ancient rhythm of this worship to become your own.
Children are always welcome. They may sit with the adults in church or may choose to attend our childcare or Godly Play classes (ask an usher for directions). We also always have a couple of rocking chairs in the back of the church if needed.