Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God. In worship the people of God acknowledge God present in the world and in their lives. As they respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world.
Informal yet reverent, the 9am service combines prayer, praise songs, and a message offered by either Pastor Tom or Rev. Diane.
This traditional service is welcoming, without being stuffy. It combines organ music, our Chancel Choir, litanies, prayers, and a sermon from Pastor Tom or Rev. Diane.
SAPC’s Worship and Music committee sponsored special worship services, offering opportunities for the congregation as well as the community to gather at Saint Andrews. Some examples would be Ash Wednesday, the Service of Remembrance in November, the special Prayer Service for Peace in December, Weslyan Covenant Service, for example.
All ages participate in worship!
What are the 2 sacraments we observe?
What is a sacrament? It’s an outward sign instituted by God to convey an inward or spiritual grace.
Baptism is a statement on God’s claim on us, and is an acknowledgement of our attention to live as God’s own. “Baptism calls us to the kind of mutual caring and sharing that characterized the early Christians, and that made others say about them, ‘See how they love one another!'”
Everyone is welcome to take communion. As our denomination notes, “We who come need not be concerned about our personal appearance or aptitude. What matters is that the love, the grace and the hospitality of the host create unanimity among us. This meal is provided, not because we have earned the right to eat and drink with Jesus, but simply as an act of divine love.”