What We Believe

Together, we seek

           to know Christ and to make Him known.  Mission Statement                        

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our church is grounded in Anglican Christian tradition which is the English expression of the Protestant Reformation. Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages. Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests, and bishops. As the community of Jesus Christ we support the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered persons for lay and ordained positions. Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church. We believe in amendment of life, forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting. We are members of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. For more information about the Episcopal Church please click here: The Episcopal Church .

At St. Andrew, all people are invited to our Lord's Holy table for communion or blessing as their heart leads them. Come experience St. Andrew, a faith community alive in the Jesus Movement!

Parish Goals
1. Maintain, attract and diversify our community

We seek to share the Good News of Jesus Christ among our parishioners as well as beyond the boundaries of the church. We define community as being inclusive of communicants in good standing, as well as collaborative relationships with community organizations and neighboring congregations

2. Foster spirituality through worship, prayer & music

We practice and embrace a wide range worship styles, and we value having multiple liturgies each week that each have their own spiritual integrity. We believe that Christian Formation is a lifelong process-therefore; we support and encourage our membership in continuing their spiritual development.

3. Strengthen lay leadership and our programs

The ministry of the baptized is the primary ministry of the church. We encourage and expect our laity to lead according to the gifts given them by God. We employ our membership, from youth to the elderly, to discover their gifts, to develop them, and to share them within the minis tries of the church and in the world.

4. Expand outreach and service to our congregation and the larger community

Christian service is an essential expression of our faith. We provide opportunities for our members to participate in outreach programs and take on new servant ministries.