St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
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Worship

Worship is the heart of our mission here at St. Andrew’s. It’s where and how we gather together. It’s how we get the inspiration and the strength to live as faithful followers of Jesus, both personally, as individuals, and communally, as a congregation, serving others in Jesus’s Name.

We do our best to make our worship as beautiful and as reverent as possible. We use color, music, movement, and even aroma, to enhance our worship, as an experience for us, and especially, as an offering to God.

 

Our Worship Schedule:

Saturdays

4:00 pm - Evening Prayer
Brief; spoken; the Church’s prayer, using Psalms and Scripture. Takes place in our Lady Chapel.

4:30 pm - Vigil Mass
The service of Holy Communion. Spoken; no music, simplest ceremony. Uses traditional language. An informal sermon. Takes place in the Church, up near the altar.

 

Sundays

9:30 am - Morning Prayer
Brief; spoken; the Church’s prayer, using Psalms and Scripture. Takes place in our Lady Chapel.

10:30 am - Sung (High) Mass
The Eucharist, or Holy Communion, with music. Mostly sung, with hymns, piano, incense, and a full sermon. Uses contemporary language. Takes place in the Church. There’s a special area for parents with young children, right up front, and there’s coffee hour afterwards, downstairs.

5:30 pm - Evening Prayer
Brief; spoken; the Church’s prayer, using Psalms and Scripture. Takes place in our Lady Chapel.

6:00 pm - High Mass
Fully sung, with traditional chant, and some hymn singing. May use traditional or contemporary language, depending on the season of the Church Year. A shorter sermon. Takes place in the Church, up near the altar.            
During UB Fall and Spring semesters, a full supper is served afterwards, downstairs.

8:00 pm - Compline
Brief; chanted, by candlelight. The Church's night prayers. Takes place in the Church, up near the altar. Held only during UB  Fall and Spring semesters.

 

Special services are held for Holy Days, during the seasons of Advent and Lent, and during Holy Week. These may include special Masses, Evensong, Stations of the Cross, Processions, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. They are announced on our Home Page.