Everything we do begins and ends with opening our hearts to God. Worship is the "glue" that binds us to God and to each other. Reverence, beauty and the proclamation of the Good News characterize all worship at St. Andrew's.
Our worship makes full use of The Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Within the Prayer Book the richness and variety of the Anglican tradition can be found on every page. Prayer Book worship is grounded in Holy Scripture and intended to help people like us connect our lives as we really live them with God, our creator; Christ, our Savior; and the Holy Spirit who inspires us to live holy lives.
Discovering the power and beauty of a holy life is a lifelong project, centered in prayer, enhanced by nurture and education, deepened in a conscious sacramental life, and enjoyed in community. Faithful participation in worship is the key to finding and being found by God.
"Liturgy", a term synonymous with worship, means the "work of the people". Lay persons, as well as clergy, take responsibility for much liturgical leadership at St. Andrew's. Lay persons serve as Eucharistic Ministers, acolytes, scripture readers, ushers, greeters, on the Altar Guild and in the choir.
Prayer, both corporate and individual, is essential to opening one's heart to God. We pay much attention to prayer and the need to help people pray at St. Andrew's, both in public worship and through educational opportunities for children and adults.