One of the most important seasons in the life of St. Andrew is Lent. On Ash Wednesday we begin the forty days of introspection and worship leading up to Holy Week and Easter Sunday. On Maundy Thursday, we gather to take part in Holy Communion held in remembrance of the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples. During this solemn service, the choir presents music they have prepared for the season.
On Good Friday our sanctuary is open during the day for those who wish to pray or to meditate in stillness as they prepare for the joyous celebration held Easter Sunday morning where worshipers meet in a sanctuary filled with light, music and the beauty of Easter flowers.
Christmas Eve is an especially joyous celebration at St. Andrew UCC with a candlelight service, music by the choir, and singing of Christmas hymns in the warmth and beauty of our sanctuary.
Other moments in the worship life of St. Andrew UCC include the sacrament of Baptism. Weddings are performed to bind together a couple’s gift of love. In the Celebrations of Life we gather to honor one who has passed on and to share memories of her/his life and to enjoy reunion with family and friends.
In the fall, St. Andrew UCC opens its doors to animal lovers and pet owners for a Blessing of the Animals, a joyous and lively celebration of dogs, cats, birds, and other furry friends conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love of all animals.
During the calendar year, St. Andrew UCC welcomes all to celebrate during these special services, which enliven and enrich our relationships with each other and with our God. All are welcome.