Our Work and Witness
About: How does St. Andrew’s Church meet its mission?
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:42)
Worship Life: Every Sunday the congregation of St. Andrew’s gathers to celebrate the life and witness of the Lord Jesus Christ, to glorify God and to proclaim the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Worship is a joyful time of music, prayer, Bible reading and education about scripture and mission. Worship uses the spiritual gifts and interests of the members and leaders who gather each week. St. Andrew’s follows the lectionary cycle of scripture readings and celebrations of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. All ages worship and learn together. Several times per year, worship includes the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Sacrament of Baptism. Everyone is welcome to attend! St. Andrew’s also participates in leading worship at the Pioneer Square and Pleasant Valley Manor seniors care centres.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come into his presence with singing.
Education: As Christians we are hungry to cultivate a personal and spiritual relationship with God through Jesus Christ. There are several educational opportunities throughout the year that assist us in this way.
- no programs scheduled at this time
You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul,
and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand,
and fix them as an emblem on your forehead.
Teach them to your children,
talking about them when you are at home and when you are away,
when you lie down and when you rise…
so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied… Deuteronomy 11:18, 19, 21.
Pastoral Care: St. Andrew’s is a place where strangers become family. Our minister is available for prayer and consultation around faith and life issues, and in pastoral emergencies such as illness, trauma, or bereavement. St. Andrew’s is a praying church. Our members are encouraged to befriend each other, care for each other and pray for each other. As we grow in Christian friendship and discipleship we show God’s love for all creation.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;
for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. Psalm 23:4.
- The last Sunday of the month is Coffee Sunday, join us after worship for a time of fellowship in the lower hall. Volunteers provide goodies or a light lunch.
- Several congregational dinners and events are held on special occasions throughout the year. Check the current events calendar for more information on our next event
- Men’s Breakfast, join the men of St. Andrew’s at 8:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month for a hearty breakfast at Tucker's Restaurant, Okanagan St. Armstrong.
Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple,
they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,
praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.
And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Acts 2:46, 47