Whether you are at the beginning of your spiritual journey, somewhere in the middle, or returning after time away— all are welcome at St. Andrew’s. If you are visiting us for the first time, let us offer an especially warm welcome. We pray that your time at worship draws you nearer to God and is a blessing to you, as your presence is a blessing to us. Read the FAQs below to learn what you can expect at St. Andrew’s.
New to St. Andrew’s and ready to connect? Tell us more about you by completing a Newcomer Information Form. In addition to helping us get to know you, this form is an opportunity to request information about baptism, visits with the clergy, joining the choir, and other congregational services and activities.
Newcomer Information Form
Frequently Asked Questions
When and Where are Sunday Services?
Join us for one of our Sunday services in person or online. Each location has ample parking. Please pick up a worship bulletin for your household members as you enter. You may also access Sunday bulletins via Facebook, and the bulletin for each coming Sunday will also be available in our weekly e-news. Let the greeter know if you’re visiting; we have a gift for you!
8 a.m. with Holy Eucharist (no music) at Union Chapel in Glenwood, MD
How Long is Service?
Each service is roughly an hour in length. The 9a.m. service is followed by coffee hour, during which all are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack while enjoying the fellowship of others.
What is Holy Eucharist?
Commonly known as Communion, the physical expression of the holy eucharist is the bread and wine, given and received according to Christ’s command. The inward and spiritual grace is the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people, and received by faith.
Who is Welcome to Take Communion?
All are welcome to receive during communion at St. Andrew’s. If you do not wish to receive either the bread or wine, cross your arms across your chest and you will receive a blessing. Intinction (dipping the bread into the wine chalice) is not permitted.
Who Leads Service?
Meet our clergy, staff, and vestry on our Leadership page.
What Should I Wear?
Please come as you are. We invite you to dress as you feel most comfortable.
Can I bring my kids?
Please! Children are welcome at all three services. The Parish House (9 a.m. service) is arranged to prioritize children with a kids corner at the front of the sanctuary where they can clearly view the altar and participate in service to the extent they are willing and able. Parents with young children need not feel uncomfortable as the wiggle and joyful noise of God’s children is welcome where we gather. Restrooms are stocked with a changing table, potty-training seats, and step stools.
What Does it Mean to be Episcopalian? What Do You Believe?
As Episcopalians, we believe in and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. We believe that God loves you – no exceptions. The Episcopal Church embraces a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; people of all genders and sexual orientations serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy work together in leadership and governance. For more information about the Episcopal Church and What We Believe, visit the Diocese of Maryland website.
How Does St. Andrew’s Support the Community?
At St. Andrew’s, we aim to act as the hands of God through local and global missions. We organize to advocate for better education across the state of Maryland, and we organize to create and distribute Winter Warm-up Kits to those living on the street. Ministry takes place where ever God’s people go, and includes the ways we operate as church community, such as preparing the buildings for worship and visiting the sick. At St. Andrew’s, we use the words “mission” and “ministry” interchangeably. Learn more on our Serve page.