We are grateful you are exploring our community. We welcome you as you are, without conditions or expectations. Below you will find a list of frequently asked question to help you plan your visit. And even if you do not settle here, perhaps we can be a resource for you along the way.
We strive to be a church which celebrates time-tested traditions, but which is vibrant, open and inclusive. Our congregation draws people from Oregon to Middleton to Sun Prairie. Most of us did not grow up in the Episcopal Church, and many did not grow up with much of any church. But we have learned to love the emphasis on God’s life-giving love of all people. To learn more about our history and The Episcopal Church, click here.
We love questions! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or the other staff.
May God’s grace and peace be with you as you search for a spiritual home,
Andy+ & Melesa+
Do I need to let you know I am visiting?
No! We know there are already enough stressors when trying to find a church home, so we invite you to simply show up. If you would like to let us know you are coming, please feel free to reach out to the clergy. Either Fr. Andy or Mtr. Melesa will be available to connect or answer any questions after the worship service.
where do i park?
You can park on any of the surrounding residential streets in adherence to the posted parking notices.
If you are able to walk a block or two, we ask that you consider keeping the parking closest to the parish available for those who cannot walk that distance.
what should i wear?
At St. Andrew's you will find people in jeans and others in dresses and sports coats. We look forward to welcoming you as you are.
What about the kids?
Children of all ages are welcome in our shared worship! St. Andrew's is a hospitable community that fully embraces wiggly children and babies and all of the noises they produce. Activity bags are available in the entry way (just ask an usher).
Nursery care for ages 0-3 is available from 9am-12pm during the school year, and form 9am-11am during the summer months.
Children formation programs are offered between the 8am and 11:15am service during the school year.
What should i expect in a sunday service?
Both services are centered around the Holy Eucharist and include scripture readings, prayer and a sermon. Our services follow the liturgy for Holy Eucharist found in the Book of Common Prayer.
Sunday 8:00am This service is quiet (no music), and lasts around 55 minutes. Sunday 11:15am From September-May we worship with full choir, and in the summer months we sing without our choir. This service are about 75 minutes.
In the summer months our service times change to 8:00am and 9:00am.
Who may receive communion at St. andrew's?
In The Episcopal Church we hold that Holy Communion may be received by anyone who was baptized in any Christian tradition. Children are allowed to receive communion at any age, because we believe there is no better formation opportunity we can offer than being welcomed to God's table.
If you would like to participate in Holy Communion without receiving the bread or the wine, we invite you to come forward to receive a blessing.
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