What to Expect

What to Expect

The most important thing to remember is this: You will be welcome at St. Andrew’s.

As you enter the church you’ll receive a service leaflet, which will guide you through the order of worship. All worship in the Episcopal Church is based on The Book of Common Prayer, and is said to be liturgical, meaning that it follows a prescribed form. You’ll find it easy to follow along, but if you’re new to the Episcopal Church, you may find a few of our customs unfamiliar. We encourage everyone to join in the ceremonies and physical postures of our worship, such as kneeling, standing, and making the sign of the cross, as they are comfortable, willing, and able.

Episcopalians invite all who are baptized, regardless of age or denomination, to receive the bread and wine at the Holy Eucharist. Visitors who are not baptized are welcome to come forward during communion to receive a blessing from the priest, or simply to remain seated. If you are not baptized and would like to ask questions or talk about baptism, please look for a member of the clergy before or after the service, or contact one of them by email (see Contact Us).

From September through May, our Sunday services are held at 9 and 11am (8 and 10am during the summer months). During the week Evensong (a choral prayer service) is offered every Thursday at 5:30pm.

For answers to a few more practical questions (“Where can I park?” for example, or “Do you have a nursery and Sunday School?”), please read on. If you have need of any further advice or information, please call the parish office, 303.296.1712.