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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

Childrens Church will resume in September.  

Coffee Hour

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

Summer Camp 2024 is under way!

There is still time to register for Beach Camp and Day Camp! Helpers and campers are welcome.

* 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!

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A second congregational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 14th

We will follow up on insights from the first meeting and entertain options at a second meeting on the 14th at 9:30 am.  The second service will be delayed until 10:30 to give time for conversation and decision making!

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!

Annual Picnic and Farewell for Mark!

We'll have a congregational picnic and goodbye send-off for Intern Pastor Mark on Sunday, July 28th, after the second service. Gather on the lawn for games and a potluck BBQ.

It will be very hard to say goodbye to Mark who has become such an integral part of our congregation. But we commit ourselves to shaping leaders for the whole church--and this means we get to share in their formation as pastors--then bless them on their way for service in other congregations. We hope Mark will land in New England and will see him more frequently.

Do you like to putter in the garden?

If you enjoy gardening, come putter in the newly built organic vegetable garden. Volunteers are needed for watering, weeding, tending, staking and eventually picking. The new garden includes a shelter for supplies and a sign in sheet for volunteers to record their hours. Contact the office at 322-0088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details or to join the Organic Garden Team.

St Andrew Lutheran Church

15 East Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813