What to expect if you come on a Wednesday
Wednesdays are a chance to gather and worship at St. Andrew's
We have a Wednesday evening worship service that begins at 6 pm. The worship service on Wednesday evenings is a bit more relaxed and informal than it is on Sundays. The Wednesday evening service is very popular with students from Emporia State University, which is only a few blocks north of St. Andrew's. We get plenty of people coming from the wider community, as well.
Wednesday's liturgy is nearly always a service of Holy Eucharist (aka Mass, Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, or Divine Liturgy). It's an ancient pattern of worship that blends readings from Holy Scripture, prayers, and communion. You can read more about Holy Eucharist on its own page.
The Wednesday liturgies are a rich feast for the senses. We chant ancient psalms and hymns. We see and smell the incense curling up towards the ceiling. It really does feel on some nights like we're sharing the church with saints and angels.
As will all of our services, you can come in and sit where you like. In our services, we stand and sit and kneel at different times. You are perfectly welcome to do what the others do, or to sit and enjoy the experience. Unless you start hurting people, you won't be doing anything wrong.
The first time you join us, this liturgy may be exhilarating, but it might be confusing. We sit and stand and kneel, we sing and say responses, we sing music that you may not recognize. It can take a little while to "settle in" to the rhythms and patterns of our worship, so give yourself permission to simply be with us.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us and ask!
Coming to a new church is scary. We know that. Wednesday evening is a good way to check us out.