Our Story

Our Purpose

Inspired by Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to love God, love neighbor, and love one another.

Our Mission

We proclaim the grace of Jesus Christ, empower people for ministry, and serve people within and beyond our church.

Our Vision

We will be a welcoming and inclusive community of loving disciples rooted in traditional Christian practice, exploring spirituality in new ways, and invested in the well-being of God’s creation.

St. Andrew’s works to support you through all phases of your faith journey and helps you rediscover Christ’s love through ritual, reason, and meaningful connections. At St. Andrew’s, we invite you to:

  • Live a life-long and life-wide faith. We believe we are called not simply to believe in Christ but also to serve Christ in our parish, our city, and our world.
  • Rediscover tradition. St. Andrew’s holds together rich tradition and fresh spiritual expression with diverse ways to worship, connect, and grow.
  • Seek unity in diversity. At St. Andrew’s we believe the contribution of “all sorts” of people helps us better know the mind of God. Our rich and proud history of personal connections reminds us that only by loving openly and without judgment can we truly know healing.
  • Join the conversation. St. Andrew’s is a traditional church with a modern message. We provide a safe environment where all points of view are respected, considered, and even challenged.

The Episcopal Church

Everyone is welcome in the Episcopal Church! What holds Episcopalians together as a Christian family is common worship rather than a list of specific beliefs. We gather together, whether conservative or liberal, rich or poor, male or female, gay or straight, sure of ourselves or doubtful, old or young – in order to praise God, to sing, to pray, to hear Scripture, and to receive the new life of Christ’s Body and Blood.

This church does not offer easy answers to life’s most pressing problems. More often, we ask questions. We explore Scripture’s paradoxes and contradictions using all the resources at hand – current scholarship, reason, and our own experiences in life. We honor the tradition handed down to us from 2,000 years of church history, but we also believe that the Holy Spirit is still active in our midst and leads us to new understandings of God’s purposes for the world.

Worship

The Episcopal Church is a liturgical church, which means our worship is formalized. The worship leaders usually wear vestments; we use candles, art, music, centuries-old prayer, and sometimes incense to enhance the worship experience. We use different colors for different seasons of the church year. Our worship has a given form, but within that form great variety is possible.

Find more information on the Episcopal Church Website.