Who Are We?
Posted February 7th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

If you are curious and have come to see. . .
If you are weary and have come to rest . . .
If you are grateful and have come to give thanks . . .
If you are hurting and have come for solace . . .
If you are listening and have come to pray. . .
If you are seeking and have come for answers. . .

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

At St. Andrew’s, we worship in the tradition of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), a protestant denomination founded by Martin Luther, a mortal man who valued independence of thought and tried to teach that concept to others. Luther cherished the idea that God’s grace is a free gift for one and all, that God’s Spirit is on the move in the world, and that through that Spirit, we are to commit ourselves to work for peace and justice.

 

We have two times on Sunday when we come together as a community to worship. Our liturgical worship (a fixed set of words and rituals that are repeated week to week) is held at 8:30 a.m., and our contemporary worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

 

For those who enjoy worship in a more relaxed atmosphere with songs one might hear on a Christian radio station, the 10:45 worship is led by our Praise Team with guitars, keyboard, and drums. Communion is offered at both worship times. Generally worship lasts about an hour. In between worships times, fellowship and refreshments are offered for everyone.

 

Nursery services are available at all worship times, however all ages are welcome to participate in worship, especially children. The Pastor also offers a message that is especially geared for younger children.

 

Our Sunday School is intentionally flexible and open, and the program is arranged so that each week stands alone. Any children who are at church are most welcome in Sunday School.