St. Andrew's Church, built more than 110 years ago, is located in the town of Chelan at the southeastern tip of 55-mile long Lake Chelan. As the oldest permanent structure in the town, the church became the centerpiece around which the community grew to eventually become a city of approximately 4,000 full-time residents. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the authentic log church attracts many visitors from near and far. Chimes from its rustic bell tower can be heard throughout the area on Sunday mornings and special occasions. Come join us.
We trust that you will join us as we strive
to answer the call: Be Bold in Christ.
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The public is welcome at Sunday services held at 10:00 a.m.
With God’s help we at St. Andrew’s share God’s word and love by ministering to our local and global community and each other through prayer, learning, worship, and active involvement.
Outside of the United States, Episcopalians are known as Anglicans. And, we number more than 60 million members worldwide. The Episcopal worship service uses modern versions of the Book of Common Prayer, which originated with the Church of England’s first edition in 1549. The Church determined, through the creation of this book, that all baptized persons would participate in the liturgy, not merely have it performed for them by the clergy. We continue in the tradition of involvement, using the 1979 American edition of the Book of Common Prayer. To maximize everyone's participation, we provide booklets containing the parts of the service from the Prayer Book and directions for all the music that is to be sung. Also included with each booklet, are copies of the texts for the Scripture readings of the day. Everyone is encouraged to take these inserts home so they may later review them and reflect on the lessons of the day.
In addition to the Sunday schedule noted in the Worship section, the congregation also observes major feasts and Holy Days. The schedule of those events are posted in the service bulletins and the monthly newsletter.
In the Episcopal Church, our ordained ministers are referred to as bishops, priests, vicars and deacons. The priest-in-charge of a mission, such as St. Andrew’s, is called a Vicar. The Vicar usually presides and offers a sermon or homily at services. At St. Andrew's, church services are led by ministry teams of men and women. We therefore "commission" Lay Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Acolytes to assist the priest. At each Eucharist, everyone, regardless of their denominational background, are invited to come to the alter, or Lord's Table, and are welcome to receive communion. This invitation includes baptized children because we wish that they will always remember a time when they participated in this sacrament.
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