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. We have two Sunday services at 8am and 10am and Wednesday evening prayer at 5:15pm.
From March 16th – May 3rd, Santa Cruz County has issued a Shelter-in-place order. We will be suspending church services during this time period. We will be posting some YouTube videos of sermons and readings. We also encourage you to visit Bishop Curry’s Instagram (@pb_curry) or easily find him on Facebook.
April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday
March 29, 2020
Here is the sermon and readings from Father Rob this Sunday. #ServiceInPlace #SocialDistancing #ShareLoveNotGerms
Father Rob – Sunday, March 29th
March 22, 2020
Here is the sermon and readings from Father Rob this morning. #ServiceInPlace #SocialDistancing #ShareLoveNotGerms
Father Rob on YouTube – Click Here
Drop-in Community Bible Study (POSTPONED DURING SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, 3/16/20 – 5/3/20)
Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:30am for Bible Study. Just bring yourself and your Bible (any version welcome). Topics will vary. Stop by any Thursday. All are welcome!
A Stained Glass Window for Tillie Cunningham
If you would like to participate in dedicating a stained glass window in her memory, please designate your donation as being for that purpose. Donations can be put in the offering plate, mailed to St. Andrew’s, or click here to donate using PayPal (just type “Tillie’s window” in the Designation space). Our window designer likes to incorporate various elements from the person’s life – you can enclose a note suggesting an aspect of Tillie’s life that you would like to see featured in her window. Any funds exceeding the cost of Tillie’s window will be designated for protection and maintenance of our other windows, some of which have suffered moisture damage.
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. Sunday School, 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.