St. Andrew’s offers three opportunities for worship each weekend:
•The 5:30p.m. service on Saturday is a Rite II Eucharist, with musical accompaniment throughout the service.
•At 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, the service is a Rite I service. This service is quiet and contemplative. Following this service is a brief time of fellowship in the Gathering Space.
•The 10:00am service on Sunday is a Rite II Eucharist, with a choir and traditional hymns sung throughout the service. A time of fellowship follows this service.
•Solemn High Mass with Incense and Anglican Chant is normally held when there is a the 5th Sunday of the month at the 8am & 10:00am services.
Don’t worry if you’ve never been to an Episcopal worship service. Printed worship bulletins include the entire service and the words and music for any hymns. This makes it easy for anyone to follow along with our worship. Also, don’t worry about what to wear. God looks at the interior of our heart, not the exterior of our clothing!
Receiving Communion at St. Andrew’s
Holy Communion is offered weekly at each of our weekend worship services and all baptized Christians are welcome, and encouraged, to receive communion. Communion at St. Andrew’s is given out at the rail surrounding the altar. Communicants may kneel or stand at the rail, and may receive the wine either by drinking from the chalice or by dipping the wafer into the wine (intinction). If you desire to take only the bread (host), cross you arms across your chest after receiving it and you will not be offered the chalice of wine. If you do not wish to receive any communion, but wish to receive only a blessing from the priest, again, cross your arms over your chest before the host is given.
Food & Fellowship
After our weekly 8am Sunday services, and after the 5:30pm service on the first Saturday of the month, you are invited to join us for refreshments and fellowship. We gather after the service for light refreshments and to chat together, and we hold a potluck meal after the 10am service quarterly when we invite everyone to bring a dish to share! St. Andrew’s is known for our gift of hospitality, so we hope you come and enjoy getting to know us.
Our next potluck will be held on the first Sunday in February.