Sunday Worship Service
At St. Andrew, we have worship service at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. In worship we, the people of God, acknowledge that God is present in the world and in our lives. In worship, we offer ourselves to God and we are equipped for God’s service in the world.
Elements of Presbyterian worship include prayer, the reading and the proclamation of Scripture, the practice of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, offering of one’s self to God, and relating to each other in the world.
We are home to a welcoming spirit, inspiring music, and lively and thoughtful sermons. All are welcome including you and your family. Please follow the link to What to Expect for additional information.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! – Psalm 34:3 (ESV)
Christmas Eve Service
The Christmas Eve service at St. Andrew is one of the most anticipated events of the year. It is a wonderful prelude to each family’s Christmas celebration.
Christmas carols are sung. The Christmas story is told. The hustle of Christmas shopping is over, and it is a quiet moment to reflect on the meaning of the season. Often there is a guest soloist and special music.
The service concludes with the congregation gathering in a large circle around the sanctuary. Slowly, candles are lit and the lights are lowered as everyone sings “Silent Night”. We cordially invite you and your family to share with us in this special experience to honor the birth of our Savior and King.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:10-11
Ash Wednesday Service
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of spiritual preparation for the joyful celebration of Easter Sunday. The Sundays in the season of Lent are not included in the forty-day count because each Sunday reminds worshippers of Easter and the resurrection grace that makes us Christians. At Ash Wednesday Worship, we are reminded of our brokenness and why we need to turn back to Christ. Ashes are distributed to those who desire them, and all children are welcome.
Our next Ash Wednesday Service will be March 6 at 6:30 PM.
Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent. Our next Palm Sunday service is Sunday April at 10:00 AM.
Maundy Thursday Service
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates the Last Supper as Jesus and the apostles observed Passover. It led to the institution of the Lord’s Supper or the sacrament of communion.
Our next joint Maundy Thursday service will be April 18 at 6:30 PM..
The observance of Easter is the highpoint of the year for Presbyterians. On Easter, Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and his victory over death. This is the Good News for all Christians who profess Jesus as Lord and Savior. Our next Easter service is Sunday April 21 2019, at 10:00 AM. At St. Andrew, Easter is always a special day for worship. We hope to see you there!
He is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Kirkin’ of the Tartans Service
The Kirkin’ of the Tartans or the Blessing of the Tartans service has its roots in Scottish history and was actually revived by Reverend Peter Marshall (A Man Called Peter). It is traditionally celebrated on or near Reformation Sunday. With the tartans on display and the bagpipes playing, the worship experience is unique. Please check our calendar of events in October for the date and time of the next service. We hope you can join us for this unique worship experience.
Blessing of the Pets
We all love our pets and most of us consider them part of our families. In 2016, St. Andrew celebrated the first annual Blessing of the Pets Service. Following a tradition started by St. Francis of Assisi over 800 years ago, members, friends, and the community were invited to bring their pets to the church parking lot to receive a special blessing from Reverend Goldman. Please check our calendar of events in the fall for the date and time of the next service.
Music Program / Choir
Music is a special gift from God that touches our hearts and enables us to be open to the Holy Spirit. In our desire to please God in our worship, we give Him thanksgiving and praise through the talents of the choir and the collective singing of the congregation.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. – Psalm 100:2