What to Expect during your first visit to St. Andrew’s
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while visiting St. Andrew’s We’ve put together some basic information to help your visit be as pleasant as possible.
What should I wear?
Whatever you’re most comfortable in. On a typical Sunday you can see people in anything from casual pants and tops to dressier attire.
Where do I park?
Parking is available along 26th street (or across the street), in our parking lot, and on Parker Street (behind the church).
For those with special needs, we have handicapped parking available in the parking lot close to the entrances and a ramp that leads up to the church.
Which entrance to I go in?
We have four entrances: the parking lot entrance which leads the parish hall; the office entrance, (double glass doors which face 26th street); the parlor entrance, double wooden doors which face 26th street; and the main entrance to the church, which is at the top of the steps. There is a handicapped entrance ramp which leads from the parking lot to any of the entrances mentioned above. We also have an elevator lift which leads from the parlor to the church level.
Where do I take my children?
You might find more children in the 9:00 a.m. service, but we welcome children at either! We have an excellent children’s nursery for ages newborn to three. Our Sunday school for pre-K through high school is located upstairs in the youth hall, 10:15-11:05 a.m. We also have children’s chapel during the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services for ages three through eight; the children are led out before the Sermon by children’s chapel leaders, and will return at the Offertory. Please ask an usher or greeter if you need help finding anything.
What are the guidelines for taking Communion?
All Baptized Christians are invited to take Communion. If Communion is not part of your tradition, please come forward, and you are invited to cross your arms in front of your chest for a blessing. We pray silently before and after receiving communion.
We approach the altar from the center aisle and return via the side aisles. To receive communion, place your hands together and extend them towards the priest. A chalice bearer will present you with the wine.
Take a look at Parish Life and our Building… We hope to visit with you at Saint Andrew’s and welcome you to our church.