Worship

Worship with us!

Worship is the center of our church family’s life, and it may be the thing Episcopalians do best. In our preaching, we wrestle with Scripture and take seriously how it applies to your life. In our music, we offer some of Kansas City’s finest choral sounds. Church members serve in all sorts of roles – reading Scripture, sharing bread and wine, helping at the altar, offering prayers, and welcoming everyone.

 

Christmas at St. Andrew’s

We welcome you to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season at St. Andrew’s! From Christmas Eve to the end of the 12 days, from a children’s pageant to a visit from our giant puppet kings, come and find the love of God dwelling among us:

  • Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 4 p.m.: Our most family-friendly Christmas celebration with a walk-on children’s pageant (no sermon), plenty of carols, kids singing the evening’s anthem, open Communion, and “Silent Night” by candlelight.
  • Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 8 p.m.: A festival celebration with choir and chamber orchestra, including selections from Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” accompanied by harp, as well as open Communion and “Silent Night” by candlelight.
  • Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 11 p.m.: A classic midnight mass featuring Bible readings from the King James Version and prayers in Elizabethan English, selections from Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” accompanied by harp, open Communion, and “Silent Night” by candlelight.
  • Christmas Morning, Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m.: A quiet celebration of Jesus’ birth featuring carols on the piano, followed by an intimate reception.
  • Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 5, 8 and 10:15 a.m.: The conclusion to the Christmas season telling about the visit of the Three Kings in scripture, music, and preaching – as well as a visit by the kings themselves, three stunning giant puppets.
  • Epiphany Evensong, Jan. 5, 5 p.m.: Our Evensong service with a postlude recital from Elisa Bickers.

 

Which service is right for you?

Sunday at 8 a.m.
For those who find spiritual comfort and strength in centuries-old traditional worship, our early-morning service with Elizabethan language and time-honored hymns is the perfect way to start your Sabbath.

Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
This service is our largest. You’ll enjoy greater energy, a full choir, and a mix of old and new. This service is also when we offer Children’s Chapel, during the first half of worship (the kids join their parents for Communion).

Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at HJ’s – Java and Jesus
Our 10:15 a.m. service will be livestreamed at HJ’s Youth and Community Center for a more relaxed worship atmosphere, complete with a play area for kids, coffee and pastry, and the consecrated bread and wine of Holy Communion. Feel free to come in your tennis shoes, baseball caps, or gardening clothes.

Friday at Noon
Our Friday Holy Communion is in our chapel, offering a breath of fresh air in your busy day – and you’ll be back to work in an hour!

First Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.
Our Choral Evensong is a moving experience including Scripture readings, psalms, canticles, and prayers. As Evensong was offered over the centuries, composers created beautiful settings of the prayers and canticles, as well as writing anthems for these worship experiences. The ancient rhythms of this service take us out of our day-to-day stresses and worries, freeing us to hear the voice of God.

Third Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.
These events combine worship, fellowship, and fun as we pray, sing, and celebrate our common life! Examples include Octoberfest with brats and beer, our veterans’ celebration in November, and December’s offering of A Christmas Carol with music from pianist and composer Mark Hayes.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9:15 a.m.
Morning Prayer at HJ’s Youth and Community Center.

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