All Baptized Christians are invited to take Communion. To receive communion, place your hands together and extend them towards the priest. A chalice bearer will present you with the wine.
Guests who are not baptized Christians are welcome to come forward during Communion to receive a blessing, by crossing your arms in front of your chest. We pray silently before and after receiving communion.
We approach the altar from the center aisle and return via the side aisles. You may see some movement among those around you during a service, including kneeling, crossing oneself, and bowing. There will be times that the congregation will read in response and recite creeds collectively. If you are new to a tradition that uses formal prayers and liturgy, we encourage you to participate without concern for “doing things correctly.” Everything you need to know to fully participate will be provided to you in a detailed worship bulletin. We want your visit to be comfortable so that you may fully experience God’s presence, whether you are just visiting or looking for a church home.
Please be sure to fill out a communication card and drop it in the offertory plate so that we may connect with you and answer any questions you may have about Saint Andrew’s.