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Through worship, we connect with God, with others, and are equipped to connect to the community and beyond, as faithful witnesses of Jesus' love. Worshiping together helps us to live lives of shared ministry.
 
By the power of the Holy Spirit through Scripture and sermons, both the child and adult are nurtured in faith formation. We worship and celebrate with music, which helps us praise and thank God for all that we have been given. All who call upon the name of Jesus are invited to come to the altar rail to receive Holy Communion.
  
 

           
Worship Music and Liturgical Arts
  Service Times & Directions   Saint Andrew's Concert Series
  Sermon Notes,  Sermon Podcasts, and Worship Bulletins   Chancel Choir
  Bake Communion Bread   Handbell Choir
    Sign up on-line   Children's Choir 
    Luther Bread Recipe   Orchestra
  Worship with Children   Ensembles
  Timber Ridge Worship Gatherings   Saint Andrew's Pipe Organ
           

   
Worship
 
Welcome and Worship with Children

In the Sunday bulletin, pews, and Narthex, you will notice a variety of resources intended to be new kinds of engagement in worship for people of all ages. These include:
~ "My Church Bag" filled with crayons, snacks, books, stickers, etc to use during worship;
~ “Little Disciples Tips” in the bulletin on how to engage your children in worship;
~ "A Time for Little Disciples" during worship invites all children to come forward for a message from Pastor;
~ prayer/offering cards for kids (in the pew racks);
~ a spot set aside just for kids on the east side of the Sanctuary; and
~ a worship summary form for kids;

 
Children are able to borrow Spark Bibles during worship to follow along with the lessons and parts of worship. Bibles and the worship summary forms for kids are available in the Narthex. Ask an usher for any of these items.
If you have questions, please contact the Interim Director of Discipleship Ministries Pastor Drew Yoos, drew@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529.



Timber Ridge Worship Gatherings
Worship gatherings at Timber Ridge in Issaquah are planned for the third Wednesday of every month, at 1:00 pm, with Pastor McEachran and Pastor Wes Telyea from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah leading worship.
All are invited (members and friends of Saint Andrew’s - whether you live at Timber Ridge or not!); inquire at the front desk to Timber Ridge when you arrive and they will direct you to the specific room location.

Our next gathering is Wednesday, October 17.
 


 

Musical Opportunities

 

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is at the historic core of the music program at Saint Andrew's. It has existed since 1956, encompassing 11 directors. They sing weekly during worship. In addition, the choir sings for seasonal services and concerts. Collaborations and exchanges with other church choirs have been a part of the variety of its participation and leadership.
 
The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.


Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir at Saint Andrew's has a tradition that extends back to the 1980's. They play five octaves of handbells and three octaves of handchimes. The handbell choir plays about twice each month, enhancing Sunday morning worship, under the directorship of Bryant Wilkie.
 
The Handbell Choir invites you to ring with them! Full-time, part-time, and substitute ringers are welcome! Contact Director Bryant Wilkie through the church office if you would like to join or if you need more information. 
  
The Handbell Choir rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.


 Children's Choir

Saint Andrew's is blessed with a congregation that enjoys music and loves to worship God through Word, Sacrament, and song. Our Children's Choir sings during worship on an occasional basis with rehearsals on Sunday afternoons for the few weeks prior to singing. This is a short-term commitment and unique opportunity to be a very important part of worship!

All children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are invited to join our Children's Choir!

The Children's Choir typically sings twice per year:
~ in December as part of worship and the Children's Christmas Program (December 23, 2018), and
~ on Palm Sunday as part of worship.
    
 
For more information or to let her know your child would like to participate, contact Children's Choir Director Erin Simpson
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Saint Andrew's Orchestra

The Saint Andrew's Orchestra began in 1999 with the growing awareness of instrumental musicians in the congregation. Playing to a delighted congregation, they assemble as a complete group about two-three times per year. Its participation ranges from 40 - 50, with a wide variety of experience and skill levels. 
 
There is typically one rehearsal on the day before (Saturday) the orchestra plays in worship.  

The orchestra will play during worship on Sunday, October 14, 2018. There is one rehearsal, on Saturday, October 13, at 10:00 am.
 
Contact Dr. Will Simpson to participate or for more information.


 

Various Music Ensembles

There are ample opportunities for participation in other instrumental ensembles. Contact Director of Music Ministries Will Simpson for more information.


Our Pipe Organ

Saint Andrew's is pleased to be the home of a wonderful pipe organ. It was built under contract by the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence, KS, and installed in February 1992. Its three divisions - two manual and one pedal - contains 16 stops and 19 ranks. Hailed for its flexibility, it is heard regularly on Sunday mornings and in concerts and recitals, as well as in other church events.
 
In August 2013, the organ was voiced by the Bond Organ Company, bringing greater perfection to the organ's sound.