St. Andrew’s 101
Thanks for wanting to learn more about us!
We are Christians – our goal is to love and follow Jesus the Messiah. We love because He first loved us! And you are included in that love! (1 John 4:19)
We are Reformed – We get that name because at one time we had to break away from a religious system that we did not believe to be true to God’s Word and the Good News about Jesus.
Today it means we want to live all of life in light of the covenant promises and responsibilities God gives us as His people. The joy and responsibilities of living as His children are explained in the Bible and summarized in our catechism.
A “catechism” is a summary of the Bible’s key teachings. As a Reformed church we routinely recite the Ten Commandments and Apostle’s Creed in our worship as well as praying the Lord’s Prayer.
We aim to be Biblical. As God’s children, we seek our lives responding in childlike faith to God’s Word, the Bible. We want to share the message of God’s Word with others too. What is that message? It’s the Good News that Jesus Christ is the Risen King! How is that “Good News”? You can find that out by understanding “The Message & Mission of Jesus”
We are on a Mission – to love our neighbors near and far in Christ’s Name in ways that are practical but which also help them come to know and love our Lord Jesus Christ.
Why the name “St. Andrew’s Church”? Because the Apostle and Martyr “St. Andrew” is connected with many Christian actions and attitudes we pray to put into practice here!
Other questions? We hope they’re answered somewhere on these pages. If not, contact us!
We even have a video montage:
If you read them and you’d still like to know more – here are some articles that will tell you some more about how we look at things…
This listing will increase over time!
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs – Why we sing Psalms as well as Hymns and other Spiritual Songs
A Personal Manifesto For Congregational Singing - some thoughts on our attitudes to church music.