Spiritual Formation

A healthy development of a person's inner life producing real and practical maturity and growth in a person's outer life. At St. Andrew we are committed to growing in community, discipleship, and stewardship. Here's how we can do it:

The Holy Eucharist

The community Eucharist is the foundational offering for all spiritual formation in the Episcopal tradition. From the liturgy of the Eucharist we experience a regular diet of Scripture reflection, prayer for the church and for the world, a sense of identity within the universal church, confession and absolution, making peace with others, and seeing Christ in the breaking of bread and common cup.

The community Eucharist is not simply hosted for the church community; it is hosted by the church community. We are all invited and needed to offer this blessed meal "for the life of the world." All members of the parish are invited and needed to sign-up to assist in one or more of the various tasks related to hosting the Eucharist every Sunday: Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, Lectors, Ushers, Greeters, Prayers of the People, and Healing Prayer Ministers. Serving in one or more of these ministries is part of our own spiritual formation and it raises the sense of belonging to the church family. 

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The Daily Office (Morning, Noon, and Evening Prayer):

Morning, mid-day, and evening prayer offices in The Book of Common Prayer provide a regular and more personal opportunity to share scripture, prayers, and confession for individuals and small groups. As an alternative to the Daily Office found in The Book of Common Prayer, some will use other daily materials such as The Daily Bread scripture and prayer devotional.
We hope to see some experience of the Daily Office being offered at the church throughout the week by individuals and groups.

Education And Personal Devotion

It is important to participate in classes and small group fellowships where you can learn from and share with others. In classes and small groups, we have an opportunity to share and receive different perspectives and insights that help us in our own spiritual growth and formation. The foundational spiritual formation and education process we offer is the Pilgrims In Christ class which meets from the first Sunday in Advent until Easter. We hope to offer a variety of classes beyond Pilgrims in Christ that further develop a foundation of scripture, reason, and the teachings of our tradition.

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