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to St Andrew

Sunday Morning Worship

Worship at St. Andrew is diverse, creative and progressive. Each service is unique; featuring a variety of music and weekly communion.

Worship takes place at 8:30am in the sanctuary and 10am outdoors, weather permitting. 

Join us live or watch anytime on Facebook or on YouTube.

Children’s Church

Children's Church is back in session. The team is ready to welcome your little ones for music, crafts and a story each week during the second half of the 10:30 service. Don't forget to sign your child in the first time your child attends and to fill out our photo permission form. That lets us know if we have your permission to take and share photos on Facebook. Interested in joining the team? Or could you prepare a simple craft one week a month to support the program? Contact Pastor Lisa

Coffee Hour

Join us after each Sunday service for coffee, goodies, and community.

Register for Summer Camps this week!

Children and youth are welcome to participate in one--or more--of St. Andrew's 2024 summer camps! We are looking for campers AND helpers who would like to have fun, grow in faith, be creative, make a new friend, help others and enjoy being outdoors. Dates for this year's camps are:

* July 8th-12th: Kinder Camp for 3-, 4-, and 5-yr.-olds

* July 15th-19th: Beach Camp for middle schoolers

* July 22nd-26th: Day Camp for first through fifth graders

Can't wait to see you all at camp!

Register  Pay Online

Healing Prayer/Sound Bath Gatherings

During Lent of 2024 we started gathering for services of healing prayer.  The first three centered on prayers for the healing of creation, prayers for the healing of the nations and prayers around the cross.  Each month, we focus on a different theme and use Taize chants, simple songs and the container of the sound bath for our reflection and prayer together.  Participants can choose to bring a yoga mat or sit in a chair, whatever is most comfortable.  Candles, symbols of the faith, plants, and color all shape a meaningful environment for contemplation and rest.  Watch the website and Facebook page for Wednesday evening prayer service dates.

Congregational Meeting planned to make decisions about Open-Air Sanctuary Project

Actual costs are proving to be significantly higher than projected costs for our project. As a result, the council would like to call a congregational meeting for Sunday, June 30th immediately following the 8:30 service to discuss options. More information will be forthcoming. We want to make sure the congregation is onboard and has input into the way forward.

We're gathering gifts to "furnish"the open-air sanctuary

Congregation partners and friends are invited to consider giving a flower, bush, tree, entryway marker, bench, etc., in honor or memory of a loved one. St. Andrew partners and friends will receive a form by mail next week. If you are interested in giving, just indicate who the gift or gifts are for and choose what kind of gift you'd like to make. Please bring the gift card and your contribution on Sunday, June 23rd--or return to the church office. Please add "memorial" in the memo line if you are contributing by check. Gifts may also be made online. This link will take you directly to the "memorials" giving page.

As we "furnish" our open-air sanctuary, trees and plants, benches and fences, stone pathways and a stone marker for the memorial garden, along with flowers and pyramid trellises are needed. All will contribute to the beauty of the open-air sanctuary. Pictured above are entryway elements we are considering along with Spice Bush. Below you see American Holly and Swamp Azalea. These are the kinds of beautiful plants we'll be using.

Thanks for your generosity as we accomplish this ambitious project together.

We're trimming costs where we can!

Recognizing that actual costs are greater than anticipated the outdoor chapel team--and the landscape gardens team in particular--have made choices that will cut costs.

  • We anticipate using only stabilized stone dust on our pathways--AND the entrance patio. [Pavers could come in a second phase, if desired].
  • Fencing may be simplified.
  • We had hoped to improve and repair the entire great lawn, but may put that restoration work on hold; focusing on the site for the labyrinth.
  • We will also delay planting a "screen" of trees and bushes between our space and the Fire Department property next door. During the summer months, when the space will get the most use, the existing trees will have to provide adequate cover.

Of course, we also anticipate the chapel itself will bring in revenue to help cover all our maintenence costs--from memorial garden fees to community use fees, we hope to see no further impact on our maintenence budget!

St Andrew Lutheran Church

15 East Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813