How We Worship

worship the lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth tremble in awe.

Psalm 96:9 

 At St. Andrew's worship is a central part of our life together. We both take it seriously and have a lot of fun with it at the same time. You'll notice that on any given Sunday our music is drawn from a broad range of sources, Anglican chant to spirituals, Taize chants to traditional hymns. We are intentionally eclectic in how we worship. You'll find that our prayers are drawn from the Book of Common Prayer, Enriching our Worship, as well as other Anglican and Ecumenical partners around the globe.

At St. Andrew's there is no wrong way to worship. People stand, sit, or kneel at different times. They cross themselves and bow down at other times. You'll see people dressed in coat and tie sitting right next to someone in t-shirt and jeans. Do what feels comfortable to you.

On Sunday mornings we feast on God's word and then feast at God's table. We hear readings from the Old and New Testament and we sing psalms. Our sermons are offered by our clergy and by members of the congregation and they are regularly thought-provoking, challenging and comforting and invite us to engage with our faith more deeply. We pray for those in our community and our world who need God's presence.

Then we gather around God's table for the Eucharist, or the Great Thanksgiving. We remember all that God has done for us throughout human history and we share this meal to commemorate the last meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. This table belongs to God, not the church, and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at it.

Finally, having shared in the stories of our faith and been nourished at God's table, we are sent forth with a blessing to share God's love with the world. Our shared worship is what empowers us to do God's work in our daily lives.