Sunday 10:30 am Thursday 12:15 pm
The worship of God is the first priority of the church – and all of its ministries emerge out of this primary calling. Each Sunday morning, members and friends of St. Andrew’s gather for worship at 10:30 am – and there are guests and visitors every week, so newcomers are always welcome.
The style of worship at St. Andrew’s is rooted in the reformed / Presbyterian tradition, and embraces a fairly traditional format for worship (sometimes called the “liturgy” of the church). To learn more about the tone and format of the worship services at St. Andrew’s, please read “Why We Do What We Do the Way We Do It”.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted at the door by one of the greeters or ushers, and handed a bulletin which outlines the various parts of the service, including the hymns and readings. It is good to keep this bulletin with you through the service as it contains a lot of the information that is needed to participate fully in the service.
You are welcome to sit anywhere that you would like to sit in the church or in the second floor gallery / balcony. If you have children with you, there is a nursery and Sunday School classes – the kids are present in the church sanctuary for the first part of the service and then go to Sunday School after the “Children’s Time” at the front of the church.
The worship service at St. Andrew’s proceeds “unannounced” – that is, the ministers do not announce the hymns or when people are supposed to stand. If you are new, and unsure of when you are supposed to stand or sit, sometimes the best thing to do is to be aware of what others around you are doing (and, most importantly, do not feel awkward or embarrassed if you stand or sit at the wrong time!)
The Sacrament of Communion is celebrated a number of times through the year, and details about this celebration are included in the church bulletin. All are welcome to participate in Communion, whether or not you are a member of St. Andrew’s Church.
WWe seek to maintain a fairly reverent tone in the worship services at St. Andrew’s, but also try to be a friendly, welcoming and joyful community. We hope that you feel completely welcome at St. Andrew’s – regardless of whether it is your first time, or whether you are a long-serving member of the community.