Are you visiting? Moving to the area? Are you already located here? We invite you to join us for worship! St. Andrew's welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and lifestyles to join us in worship and community life.
Ours is a lively Holy Eucharist service, rich with prayer, music, and both ancient and modern liturgy. In the Episcopal Church, worship is not a performance by skilled professionals for a passive audience. It is the common work of sisters and brothers. We pray and sing together and listen and reflect on God's word. St. Andrew's in the Pines is a welcoming, open, diverse congregation. Children are warmly welcomed and find an extended family in their St. Andrew's home as we celebrate their presence among us.
We believe that we are all a ministering community, rather than a community gathered around a minister. We see ourselves as God's partners in ministry, and we strive to become a congregation in which each one of us recognizes and claims a ministry in our daily lives. We work together to affirm and strengthen the gifts of each member for ministry to one another and to our world.
Our lectors read the first two lessons from the Bible and lead the Prayers of the People. If you are interested in becoming a lector, please contact the church.
Chalice Bearer (Lay Eucharistic Minister)
The chalice bearers serve the cup during the administration of communion. Although any member of St. Andrew's is eligible to serve, chalice bearing is a ministry that requires licensing from the diocese.
Our Altar Guild members prepare our sanctuary for worship services and clean up after we have finished. The work is both peaceful and meditative. Teams of two share the duties of setting up the altar. Altar Guild teams serve for a month at a time.
Ushers greet members of the congregation and visitors as they enter the church, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. During the offertory our ushers bring forward the gifts of bread and wine and money, the fruits of human hands offered to God.
All are invited to train for service as an Acolyte during worship. Acolytes serve by carrying the cross, Gospel book, torches, banners. They are an important part of the worship service. Rev. Melinda trains and assigns responsibilities.