Lay Ministry through Worship
Acolytes and Crucifers
To assist and facilitate worship, under the guidance of the Rector, by serving at the Altar. There is ongoing training and serving 2 times each month. Contact: Bridget Tytler
The ministry of the Altar Guild is to prepare the linens, altar vessels and candles used in the sanctuary and chapel for all services, including Sunday and other Holy Communions, Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals. Contact: Palmer Rankin
The choir of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church dedicates its gifts of time and talent to glorifying God through music. We are committed to the preservation and enrichment of the Anglo-Catholic liturgy of our worship services. We offer to God the best of ourselves and our music, seeking always to "serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song". Contact: Steve Calvert
The Flower Guild is the ministry of arranging flowers on the weekends that flowers are given in memory of / in thanksgiving for by a parishioner for use in the chancel. To provide flowers for a Sunday service click here. Contact: Deborah Van Zalingen
Lay Eucharist Ministers
LEMSs take Communion to members of our parish family who are unable to come to church because of illness or infirmity. These ministers are charged during the service and leave with kits containing consecrated sacraments and conduct abbreviated services in homes, the hospital, or nursing homes. Contact: The Reverend Deacon Gerri Aston
To contribute to the liturgy of Sunday worship and/or in observance of a special occasion. To provide readers of both the Old and New Testaments readings for each Sunday or special occasion of the liturgical year and with an attempt to vary the readers from week to week. Contact: Office staff
The mission of the greeters/ushers is be hosts, ambassadors for the St. Andrew’s congregation. This is accomplished by greeting both visitor and member as they enter and by facilitating the smooth running of the “house” side of the service. Contact: Tommy Carr
What to expect at Worship
Wear what makes you comfortable. If you're used to going to church in a dress, please wear one. If you've never been to church and you're happiest in jeans, please wear those. We probably have a parishioner who will be wearing something similar... from jeans to khakis to suits and skirts, and from flip flops to patent leather shoes.
You may see some movement among those around you during a service, including kneeling, crossing oneself, genuflecting, and bowing. There will be times that the congregation will read or chant in a response and recite creeds collectively. If you are new to a tradition that uses formal prayers and liturgy, we encourage you to participate without any concern for “doing things correctly.” We want your visit to be comfortable so that you may fully experience God’s presence through worship and fellowship, whether you are just visiting or looking for a church home.
Please come to coffee hour. This is a brief time set aside after the service to visit. Current members and clergy are available for visitors to ask questions about the service, get more information about St. Andrews, or just chat. Coffee and a simple snack are served. If you are interested in hosting Coffee Hour click here. Please join us!
Summer House Eucharists
In the summertime, House Eucharists provide an opportunity for us to worship in the homes of parishioners and share a potluck meal.
As announced: 6:30 P.M. Holy Eucharist followed by a covered dish supper.