The people and clergy of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church welcome you into our community. We hope you will find spiritual nourishment and companionship with us as you seek a church home.
Saint Andrew’s is a parish of the Episcopal Church, the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We have deep historic roots and also a willingness to open ourselves to the issues of the contemporary world.
As Episcopalians we look to scripture, tradition, and reason as authority for our faith and worship. These provide a framework for understanding ourselves and our salvation and the way we are meant to live in relationship to God and one another.
Our life of worship is centered in the Holy Eucharist, and we encourage all baptized Christians to join us in receiving communion.
We worship our King corporately and personally.
We proclaim Christ’s Gospel and seek to bring the lost people into the Kingdom.
We seek to build one another into wise, trusted servants of Christ our King.
We are Anglican in our traditions.
We value and welcome all servants of Christ.
We serve our King seeking to further His Kingdom in our culture and society.
We do not live for ourselves but to help other individuals and churches mature in the Kingdom.
Only our best efforts honor the King.
We are historically rooted, having served God in this place since 1871.
Growing in the assurance of a genuine ad joyous relationship with Jesus Christ leads us to a deeper faith. We strive to know Him in truth and experience Him authentically in prayer, Bible study and worship every day.
We enjoy the friendship of others who follow Christ and share in some form of regular, encouraging, supportive and accountable fellowship together.
By developing our God-given gifts for ministry, pursuing our calling, and giving sacrificially of our resources, we seek to accomplish God’s purpose both in this church and in the communities in which God places us.
We spread the flame of Christ’s love and truth, each seeking to love our neighbor and to express clearly to our neighbor the essentials of Christ’s good news so that others may come to know our Lord.
A Harbor of caring where each person is cherished and nurtured.
A Lighthouse that illuminates and shows the way.
A Bonfire that encourages, inspires and spreads the flames of Christ’s love.
In order to fulfill this calling we feel compelled to:
There are values at St. Andrew’s that unify our efforts and distinguish us as a unique parish church.
An atmosphere of grace must pervade our life together. While we expect the highest and best of one another, we accept one another as forgiven and beloved of God. Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 12:9-18; Matthew 6:14-15
We are a family – we need each other and rejoice in the gift of supportive, accountable, faithful relationships. Mark 3:31-35; I Corinthians 12:12-27
Authenticity of life – we all seek to exhibit genuineness and authenticity, to be persons of integrity while seeking to grow in Christ. Matthew 6:33-34; 7:18-21; Ephesians 4:25-26; James 1:22-25, 5:12; Hebrews 12:1-2; Philippians 1:6
Worship – while there are many styles of worship, we intentionally embrace a formal liturgy, reverent music, and splendid architecture, to guide us in the praise and worship of Almighty God. Psalm 100; Psalm 95:6; Psalm 96:1-6
Growth is expected – God-honoring worship, supportive relationships, purposeful disciplining, daily obedience, wise counsel, prayer and study are the ingredients we cherish as catalysts for personal and corporate growth in Christ. Colossians 1:28; Matthew 5:48; Romans 12:1-2
Conversion – apart from Christ, people are lost. As we reach out and share Christ in the pwer of the Holy Spirit, we expect to see a steady stream of new persons becoming believers and joining our family. John 3:1-6; Luke 15; Matthew 28:18-20
The will of God is our highest goal in every aspect in life. Luke 6:46-49
Scripture – we expect every member of St, Andrew’s to become a student of Scripture, for it is the Word of God written. Matthew 5:17-20; II Timothy 3:14-17; Matthew 4:1-11; Psalm 119:9-11
Prayerful dependence on God – life with Christ can only be lived in the power of the Holy Spiritm whose fullness we seek daily. Prayer must undergird all our life. Prayer focuses us on the will of God, and releases through us the miracle-working power of God. Philippians 2:13, 4:13; Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:1-13; Luke 6:12
Leadership in the church is to be entrusted only to those with leadership abilities who exhibit consistent maturity wisdom, and willingness to sacrifice for the sake of Christ. Acts 6:2-5; Nehemiah 1-2; I Timothy 3
Giving sacrificially of our money and time to the purposes of Christ is a reflection of our spiritual maturity. II Corinthians 8:8
Gifts for ministry – every believer has been given a gift for ministry. The church functions best only when each member discovers, develops and deploys his/her own gifts in ministry in the church and in the world. We seek to help all members find their own calling and ministry. While ministry grows out of gifts, all are called to serve. I Corinthians 12:4-31; Ephesians 4:1-16
Involvement – our church must be actively involved in the culture seeking to bring the mind of Christ to the issues and challenges of the day. I Corinthians 9:19-23; Acts 19:8
Attitudes of joy, gratitude to God, trust and sacrifice and an ongoing expectancy must characterize our life together if we are to fulfill God’s purposes for us. James 1:1-8; Luke 1:37; I Thessalonians 5:16-18