Why Our Church
We are a praying parish where all are welcome. We are Christians of every type, old and young, married and single, gay and straight, different nationalities and cultures, native-born and foreign-born, conservative and liberal, goofy and serious, sinners and saints. We are bound together by God’s love for us and our love for God and one another.
Saint Andrew’s is a parish church in the Diocese of Los Angeles of the Episcopal Church U.S.A.
Our Mission and Values
St. Andrew’s strives to foster a welcoming, inclusive, and loving community in which we:
1) follow Jesus Christ in Spirit and Truth
2) worship God
3) educate our children, inquirers, and ourselves in Christian faith and life
4) serve the needs and hungers of the world in fulfillment of the two great commandments to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Our Church and the community
We all are coming to pray to find some meaning and strength in this chaotic world. We come to give thanks also. The gracious presence of love in our lives spurs us to come and say thank you. Thank you to that mysterious wonderful sometimes too intimate Source called God. It’s a mystery. It’s something we can’t live without. And we have action behind our love. There is a significant and growing need for nutritious food for the poor in Orange County. The congregation of St Andrew’s enthusiastically expanded our mission by turning 11,700 square feet of our front lawn into an urban garden. We are growing boatloads of food – yes, boats. Instead of the typical raised beds, will have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. 100% of this fresh food goes to Pathways of Hope food banks.
Our other signature mission is our Soup Kitchen. Every Friday night for over 30 years we have offered a free dinner to anyone who comes. Teams of 12-16 people purchase supplies, prepare, and serve a meal to over 100 people.
If you wish to become a part of our chuch or a volunteer to help those in need, our community is awaiting you with our open hearts.
“One thing I ask of the Lord”
This is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. The Lord is everlasting God, the creator of all the ends of the earth.
Our Non-Profit Neighbors
More information to come on Pathways of Hope, HeadStart, and Holy Family Services.