Ministries by Category
Sunday worship is central to our life as a parish family. The Eucharist is celebrated three times each Sunday to nourish us to go out into the world to minister in the name of Christ. There are many ways for you to participate, including:
- Children’s Chapel: Contemporary music, worship, and stories geared toward our younger children (and the overgrown kids who lead it!) every Sunday during the 10 am service. Chapel kids return to the main sanctuary for the offering and communion with their parents. Contact Rebecca Kirkpatrick for more information.
- Choir: Our outstanding group performs a wide range of classical and contemporary works. Rehearsals are Thursday nights at 7:30 PM. Contact Tim Drewes for more information.
- Acolytes: An opportunity for youth to take a direct part in our worship services.
- Lay readers: Reading the lesson of the day to the congregation.
- Ushers: Assisting and greeting all that enter St. Andrew’s. Contact Ed Klein to volunteer.
- Greeters: Greeters welcome newcomers to Sunday worship services and answer questions about our parish. Contact Ed Klein to volunteer.
- Altar Guild: Caring for the altar and the flowers, candles, vestments, and other symbols of worship. Please contact Carol Glasser for more information.
- Communion Bread: Make communion bread at home for our worship services. Please contact Mary Katka for more information. Recipe available here.
Hospitality to newcomers and to each other is at the core of our community. This takes many forms, including:
- Nursery Care: Infants and toddlers are well taken care of during the 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Sunday service as well as for special events. Contact Jordan Uomoto for more information.
- Friendship Circle: The women of the parish meet every Thursday at 10:00 AM for crafts and fellowship. Contact Joy Rogers for more information.
- Sunday Coffee: Everyone is invited to coffee or tea in the Parish Hall downstairs after church. This is our time to meet old friends, make new friends, and build community. Contact Ruby McLachlan to serve as a volunteer host.
- Library: Our extensive collection is available to parish members to support our educational programs. Contact Dorothy Kiest for more information.
- The Shared Table: The Shared Table is a cooking ministry where one church family prepares meals for another that is temporarily unable to cook for itself. The meals are for fellow parishioners who need a helping hand, temporarily. They may be new parents, recovering from surgery, have fallen ill, etc. Volunteers of this ministry prepare meals as they’re able to.
St. Andrew’s reaches out to those in need in our community.
- Jubilee Supper: Parish members prepare and serve a sit-down dinner on the last Sunday of each month to those in need. Contact: Ben Cope firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teen Feed: Through the Teen Feed program, St. Andrew’s provides a hot meal for homeless teens on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information about the Teen Feed program, contact Margo Rogers.
- Creation Keepers: a group of St. Andrew’s parishioners focused on greening our church facility and grounds and care for God’s creation. Contact Carolyn Rodenberg for more information.
- Family Works Food Bank: A monthly food collection for our local food bank. Contact Ruby McLachlan for more information.
- Sister Church: St. Andrew’s is involved in a partnership in ministry with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Nakiwogo, Uganda. Past partners have included Holy Family Episcopal Church in Raineh, Israel and St. Andrew’s in New Orleans.
- One World Ministry seeks opportunities in Washington, the nation, and the world to listen to and stand with those who are marginalized in our society. Contact David Newman for more information.
- Prayer Chain: Prays for the special requests of parish members. Contact Joy Rogers with your prayer requests.
- Healing Ministry: Prayers for healing are offered individually to those in need, during communion.
- Eucharistic Ministers: Take the consecrated Eucharist to those who are unable to participate in regular Sunday worship. Diocesan licensing is required.
- Friendship Circle: A weekly gathering of elders. Contact Joy Rogers for more information.
- Prayer Shawl Ministry: Prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted by volunteers and are offered with prayer to those in need.