What to Expect
Whether you are a lifelong Episcopalian or are entirely new to the Episcopal Church, it is our hope that you will feel welcomed and at home at St. Andrew’s! When you arrive at St. Andrew’s for a worship service, you will be provided with a worship bulletin (leaflet) that will guide you through the service. You will not be singled out as a visitor, and you may sit wherever you feel comfortable in the church. If you have any questions, there are greeters near the front doors who are available to assist you with any questions or other needs that you may have. Please come, visit, and get to know St. Andrew’s in person!
Currently, we offer two services on Sundays, and both have a slightly different “feel.”
8:00 a.m. – This service is a quiet, contemplative service with a smaller attendance, and it typically lasts less than an hour. Though it follows the same pattern of our 10:30 a.m. service and includes Holy Communion, it uses the older language found in Rite One of our prayer book. This language is similar to the 16th and 17thcentury English found in the King James version of the Bible. We typically do not sing hymns at this service, but our organist does provide music from the organ.
10:30 a.m. – This service is the larger of our two services, and it typically lasts about an hour and ten minutes. This service follows the typical pattern of Episcopal found in our prayer book and includes Holy Communion. This service uses the language of Rite Two from our prayer book, meaning that it is modern, contemporary English. Music is an important component of this worship service, and it includes congregational hymns, choral music sung by our choir, and music provided on the organ, piano, and other instruments.