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Our Mission Statement:
We are a diverse and welcoming family in Christ, united in the worship of God. We are striving as an Episcopal parish to follow the example of Jesus, loving one another and reaching out to our community in service.

Location and Services:
We are located at 101 Riverside Avenue in Ben Lomond, California. Our Sunday service is at 10am and is in-person. If you missed a service, you can find Sunday’s sermons on our YouTube channel.

St. Andrew’s Annual Chili Cook-Off

October 23, 2022 at 12pm-2pm: Bring your discerning tastebuds to help choose the 2022 Best St. Andrew’s Chili. $5 for tasting, $12 for a bowl and all the fixings (toppings, cornbread, drinks). If you would like to enter your favorite chili, contact one of our committee members by October 17th: Jennifer, Cindy, Shirley, Stefanie, or Susan.

Save the Dates:

October 2, 2022: Blessing of the Animals service at 10am

October 31, 2022: Halloween decorating and Trick o’ Treating (contact Cathy for details)

November 19, 2022: Kirking o’ the Tartans service and dinner fundraiser for Valley Churches United Missions

December 17-18, 2022: Holiday Bake Sale

A Note from Bishop Lucinda Ashby
Episcopal Relief and Development is partnering with Christian organizations on the ground in places like Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania working tirelessly to respond to immediate needs. Go to the ER-D site https://www.episcopalrelief.org/  to donate quickly to refugees fleeing Ukraine.  On the homepage there is a button that allows people an easy way to give money; our prayers are in pushing “donate.” Thank you for garnering support for the many for whom prayers are answered with a cup of soup, a warm coat, and a sleeping bag.

The Right Rev. Lucinda Ashby
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real

Donations and Tithes:
We are now accepting donations online! Click on the link below and you will be brought to our donations page. You will have the opportunity to just make a simple donation or designate your donation to one of our ministries (i.e. Gardening Guild, Flowers, Altar Guild, Building Fund, or any other donation that we may mention at our Service). You may also enter your pledges here (there is even an option for recurring donation)! Just type in the space provided of where you would like your donation to go under “Designate Donation”. If nothing is typed, we will assume that it is for our general fund. So thank you in advance for your donation! Click here to Donate.

What does it mean when you say “All Are Welcome”?
It’s what makes us as an Episcopal church – the idea that all are welcome in our church, at our table. No matter your orientation, denomination, race, ethnicity, political beliefs, what has happened in your past – we come here together to worship and share in fellowship and love, just as Jesus taught us.

Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian by Robin Williams

10. No snake-handling.
9. You can believe in dinosaurs.
8. Male and female, God created them; male and female we ordain them.
7. You don’t have to check your brains at the door.
6. Pew aerobics (you’ll understand when you come to Sunday Service).
5. Church year is color-coded.
4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry – none of the guilt.
2. You don’t have to know how to swim to get baptized.
1. No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.