Whether you are exploring Christianity, looking for a new parish, or just visiting the area, you are welcome to join us at any of our services, Christian education classes, or social events. Here is information about the various worship services that take place each week at St. Andrew's.
Sunday morning worship
Our main Sunday worship is Holy Eucharist/Sung Mass which begins at 10am. This service uses either the Rite II liturgy found in the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.
The music for this service is provided by our 100+ year old pipe organ. Traditional hymns are sung during the service.
The service includes three readings from Scripture (the Liturgy of the Word), and the congregation also reads a psalm, or part of a psalm, in unison.
Following the sermon and prayers, the Holy Communion section of the service takes place. You are welcome to receive communion if you are a Christian baptized in the name of the Holy Spirit and if you are a communicant eligible to receive Communion in your own church or denomination.
As Christians, we are called to worship God, and this service is very traditional and beautiful way to do so.
We offer additional opportunities for worship during the week with the following services:
- Wednesdays at 6:30pm: Said Mass (except the third week of each month) in St. Mary's Chapel (Terilliger Hall building). This services uses the Rite II form without music. Bible study follows the service in Hunsaker Hall (except the third Wednesday of each month when we have a parish potluck supper instead).
- Wednesdays at 6:30pm (third week of each month, only) Evening Prayer using the Rite I form. This brief service in the Anglican tradition, is held before our monthly potluck supper and game night.
Occasionally some of our weekday services are canceled if our rector is unavailable. Please check our parish activities calendar to confirm service times for weekday services.
Help, I'm new to Episcopal/Anglican worship!
Don't worry, our services are easy to follow. The bulletin for the Sunday service will guide you to the pages of the prayer book, and you can follow the rest of the congregation on when to sit, stand, or kneel. Also, when you come into the church, you are welcome to ask for help from one of the ushers who will greet you. The ushers can seat you with somebody who will be delighted to meet you and happy to guide you through the service.
Who can receive Communion? You are welcome to receive Holy Communion if you are baptized and believe that Christ is truly present in the blessed bread and wine, as this Church teaches. Please feel free to consult on this matter with a member of the clergy.
If cannot or do not wish to receive Communion, you can remain in your seat while the congregation goes to the altar for Communion, or you can come up to the altar to receive a blessing ... just cross your arms across your chest to receive a blessing instead of Communion.