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Our Worship

Join us for worship every Sunday at 8am in the Chapel using Rite I (a spoken and traditional service; September to June) and 10am in the Sanctuary using Rite II (a sung and family-oriented service). Check the calendar for the full list of services. 

An ongoing ministry of our church is our live streaming of our 10am Sunday services. We welcome everyone to join us either in-person or online. You can connect with the live stream here.

Everyone is welcome to come forward to the altar rail at this time. All baptized Christians are invited to receive Communion. 

Our worship style can be traditional, though St. Andreans, as a rule, do not identify as "high" church. Our regular worship service follows the 1979 Book of Common Prayer revision, alternating between Rite I and Rite II. Thoughtful preaching of the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist have been complemented by a rich tradition of sacred music – an aspect of the Parish well-regarded in our broader community – within a sacred space framed by a lovely set of stained-glass windows with the Nativity, the Ascension, and Jesus Welcoming the Children - a symbol of the family nature of the parish. Our worship is a work of the whole church. Lay volunteers read scripture, lead prayers, sing hymns, serve as acolytes, and support our priests as they share the Gospel and celebrate the Eucharist. Our members particularly value the familiarity of the long- established Episcopal liturgy.

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Our Choir

St. Andrew's has a long history of making and hosting excellent music. The Parish Choir, using the 1982 Hymnal, enrich the worship in the church through Sunday services and Evensong. The choir practices weekly and is part of the Sunday service from September to May. In addition, they sing a monthly evensong and several special events, such as Lessons and Carols and Holy Week services.   The choir is accompanied by an organ that is unique in the Pittsburgh area. The E.M. Skinner Company Opus 202 organ was built in 1912, rebuilt in 1991, and it retains much of its character as an English Romantic instrument. The Trompette en Chamade in the rear of the nave was added in 1999 as a memorial to Jane Pugh Heaton by prominent Pittsburgh organist Charles Huddleston Heaton. We additionally have both a piano and harpsichord, as well as, brass and string accompanists for special services.

Our choir practices on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings before the 10am service. If you are interested in joining the choir, we welcome all talents and voices; please contact the Music Director.

Learn more about our Organ here.

Please check the calendar for a full list of all musical performances.

Baptisms, Marriages, & Funerals

We mark our journey through life with the sacraments - both joyful and painful. St Andrew’s as a church community fully engage in the sacraments of the Episcopal church. 

 

Please contact either Rev Sara or our Parish administrator to discuss. 

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